British CS:GO player Alex "ALEX" McMeekin after announcing his departure from Vitality has gone on to reveal that he would be joining Cloud9. ALEX is the first player signed by the North American organization who is currently assembling a new CS:GO lineup, both Henry "HenryG" Greer and Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunovic have taken the lead on this rather ambitious project.
Apart from announcing the signing of ALEX, HenryG has kept his word of giving details related to the contract signed by the player. As per his Tweet, a three-year deal worth $1,650,000 has been signed between Cloud9 and ALEX.
ALEX Reveals Cloud9 Signing
The 24-year-old had yesterday announced his final departure from Vitality after sitting on the team’s bench for more than 6 months. In his emotional note of thanks that he had made public yesterday the Brit had teased a move to a new CS:GO team by asking the following question,
“By the way, how many UK players is too many for one team?”
At the time many players had already guessed that he would be moving to Cloud9 simply because the organization themselves had given everyone a heads-up and also because ALEX had previously himself expressed the desire to compete in FLASHPOINT, a tournament whose one of the members is Cloud9.
The reveal was made during a live studio interview with 1pv.fr in which ALEX slowly unzipped his jacket to reveal his Cloud9 jersey. For now, he is the first and only player announced by Cloud9 with more to follow.
ALEX is a really experienced in-game leader who had been out of action for more than half a year, he had himself taken a decision to step down from the Vitality roster in early March due to fatigue and a hectic travel schedule.
The new Cloud9 CS:GO lineup is as follows,
- Alex "ALEX" McMeekin [IGL]
- Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunovic [Coach]
- Henry "HenryG" Greer [General Manager]