Only a week after announcing its departure from CS:GO, Cloud9 and Henry “HenryG” Greer are officially no longer working together.
The Colossus project, which started back in late September, did not see its first-year anniversary. What should have been one of the deadliest CS:GO esports teams on the planet did not reach expectations. According to the organization, it was the pandemic and the online formats that hindered its capacity to perform.
HenryG out of Cloud9
The story officially ends between HenryG and Cloud9, after multiple months of competing. More than this, the former caster and organization never got to see their plan come to fruition. The pandemic changed many things in esports. The environment that resulted from remote training and competing did not bring the best out of Cloud9, which resulted in their separation.
Today’s the day that @Cloud9 and myself will be parting ways.
Thanks to @JackEtienne for the opportunity and the players for their hard work and time.
It’s truly a shame how things panned out with a lot of mitigating circumstances but plenty of positive memories, too.
— HenryG (@HenryGcsgo) April 6, 2021
For now, HenryG stated that he would step down from the CS:GO esports scene. Taking some time for himself, the former caster also said that he will return should an interesting opportunity arise. On the other side, Cloud9 wishes to come back to competitive Counter-Strike but only when live events are up again. After all, some esports teams clearly benefit from this format, while others not so much. Those who boast a diverse roster are usually the ones with problems.
Competing in CS:GO Esports
Everything started for Cloud9 and HenryG with the Colossus project in September 2020. With Alex “ALEX” McMeekin, who previously put together a successful roster around Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut at Team Vitality, the sky seemed the limit. Cloud9’s General Manager and his organization were ready for a long commitment in CS:GO esports.
Months later, it was far away from the promised eldorado. ALEX, William “mezii” Merriman, Patrick “es3tag” Hansen, Ricky “floppy” Kemery, Özgür “woxic” Eker, and Aleksandar “kassad” Trifunović experienced multiple problems that prevented them from performing well. For example, remote training was difficult because of different time zones and players like woxic experienced high ping problems. Cloud9 released him in January 2021 before the organization finally waved the white flag.
Still, it is the end of an era for Cloud9 and HenryG, who offered CS:GO esports fans some of the best moments in seven years.
Written by Charles FUSTER
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