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Cloud9 has been revealed as the latest squad to receive an invite to the upcoming iBUYPOWER Masters IV event.

The North American and European mix squad joins as the sixth team of eight with the likes of Astralis, FaZe, fnatic, Luminosity, and Ghost.

The event is slated to run from January 19 to 20 in  Hollywood, Los Angeles, California at the Avalon Theater. The eight teams will be battling it out for the lion’s share of the $200,000 prize pool.

Cloud9 are currently in the need of a fifth as health issues have continued to plague Maikil “Golden” Selim, forcing the team to play with at less than optimal strength for several events. Recently two names have popped up as potential replacements with Gage “Infinite” Green and Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro both being reported as in talks with the organization by our own Jarek “DeKay” Lewis. It is unknown what the roster will look like at several upcoming events currently.

Astralis will come into the event still holding their staggering lead as the favorite to walk away with the trophy. The Danish squad was rated the number one team in the world for a majority of 2018 and took home double-digit tournament wins in the year. FaZe had been seen as Astralis’ biggest competitor but fell off hard for the last part of the year and have no decided to replace Finn “karrigan” Andersen.

iBUYPOWER team list:

Denmark Astralis
Sweden fnatic
Brazil Luminosity
Europe FaZe
Canada Ghost
Other Cloud9
Other Invite #7
Other Invite #8
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