The plague continues for Cloud9 as they are set to attend yet another event with a stand-in. The teams’ new in-game leader Maikil “Golden” Selim isn’t so new anymore but still feels as such due to his repeated absence at events. The 24-year-old has been ill for some time now, causing him to miss several matches or events altogether. The Swedish player is set to miss BLAST Pro Series Lisbon for the same reason, making it the second event in a row he is unable to attend.
Golden was forced to miss the Esports Championship Series Season 6 Finals at the Esports Stadium in Arlington, Texas in late November. This forced the team to use Soham “valens” Chowdhury, the team’s coach to play as the organizations fifth.
— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) December 6, 2018
Standing in for the squad in Lisbon will be Ismail “refrezh” Ali, formerly of Fragsters. The Danish player was meant to attend the recent BLAST Pro Series Cophenhagen event but was unable to attend.
refrezh will join the team in the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal from December 14 to 15 where they’ll compete for a slice of the $250,000 prize pool.
Cloud9 lineup for BLAST Pro Series Lisbon:
Timothy “autimatic” Ta
William “RUSH” Wierzba
Robin “flusha” Rönnquist
Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey
Ismail “refrezh” Ali (stand-in)
Soham “valens” Chowdhury (coach)