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Özgür “woxic” Eker is on his way out of the starting lineup of Cloud9. This report from Rush B Media comes just a day after it was reported that Cloud9 was courting Erick “Xeppaa” Bach for their Counter-Strike division.

According to the report, w0xic’s removal from the starting lineup is “due to non-performance related issues” with an “internal disagreement” being cited by one source in the article. This came shortly after it was revealed Aleksandar “⁠kassad⁠” Trifunović, the team’s head coach, had also been released.

w0xic had been the third member to join Cloud9 and Henry “HenryG” Greer’s colossus project, joining Alex “ALEX” McMeekin and William “mezii” Merriman.

Xeppaa jumped into the top level of North American Counter-Strike when he was officially signed to Chaos in May 2020. The team had a strong run of performance to close out the year with a win at the IEM Beijing North American event where they took down Evil Geniuses in the semis alongside a win at DreamHack Masters Winter North America.

Although the lineup managed to qualify for FunSpark ULTI 2020, the lineup has seemingly broken apart with Anthony “⁠vanity⁠” Malaspina making the move to VALORANT and now Xeppaa potentially on the move to a new home.

If reports are true, Cloud9 CSGO will be:

  • Ricky “floppy” Kemery
  • Alex “ALEX” McMeekin
  • William “mezii” Merriman
  • Patrick “es3tag” Hansen
  • Erick “Xeppaa” Bach (Expected)
  • Özgür “woxic” Eker (Benched)
  • Chris “Elmapuddy” Tebbit (Head Coach)
  • Josh “m1cks” Micks (Assistant Coach)

Photo: Alex Maxwell/DreamHack

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