Cloud9 Blue has formally introduced that Nathan “Leaf” Orf can be becoming a member of the Valorant roster to switch Tyson “TenZ” Ngo. Rumors of Leaf becoming a member of Cloud9 Blue first began over a month in the past again in early December. One in all Cloud9’s Valorant gamers Mitch “mitch” Semago unintentionally pulled up the C9 Discord on stream which leaked the potential transfer. Leaf was listed below the “gamers” on the precise facet of the display.
Leaf was initially rumored to be changing group captain Josh “shinobi” Abastado who left Cloud9 shortly after the rumors. Shinobi has but to be formally changed on the group, and since then TenZ has additionally left the lively roster to pursue streaming. Leaf is presumably changing TenZ who was the younger entry-fragger for the Valorant group.
The 17-year-old started his profession in CS:GO in early 2018 earlier than finally retiring in 2021. He spent most of his time on Chaos Esports Membership’s primary roster. There he helped Chaos dominate the A, B, and C tier on-line tournaments. Since he joined in June of 2020, he helped Chaos accumulate over $170,000 in prize earnings. 100 Thieves’ Josh “Metal” Nissan additionally got here from Chaos Esports Membership and has since been cemented as probably the greatest gamers in Valorant.
Cloud9 proceed to battle
Cloud9 was a constant top-tier group at the beginning of Valorant esports again in Could of 2020. Sadly, that success was short-lived as Cloud9 quickly grew to become a backside/mid-tier skilled group. The final time Cloud9 positioned 1st general was on the Nerd Road Avid gamers Qualifier for First Strike the place they defeated Envy. Nonetheless, regardless of the first place end, Cloud9 did not make it to the ultimate occasion in December.
The winds of change are blowing…
— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) January 21, 2021
Leaf has been enjoying with the Cloud9 Blue group because the JBL Quantum Cup in early December. He has competed in a complete of three tournaments with them however has but to make enhancements to the group. They’re nonetheless struggling to make headlines like they had been within the early days of Valorant esports. On the Nerd Road Avid gamers: Winter Championship, they misplaced to Andbox and positioned 5th/8th.
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