Cloud9 Blue Mutually Part Ways With Floppy

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Floppy Departs Cloud9 Blue, Reveals Why Valorant Hasn’t Appealed to Him Like CS:GO

Floppy seems to be uncertain about his future at the moment!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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Cloud9 Blue mutually part ways with floppy, as they reduce to a six-man Valorant roster.
Floppy, following his departure, opens up about his current state of mind and talks about his future.
Floppy has decided to take a little break for now, while suggesting a move to Germany with German citizenship to compete in CS:GO once again.

Cloud9 Blue, the North American esports organization's Valorant team has mutually parted ways with Ricky "floppy" Kemery. The 21-year-old had transitioned from CS:GO to Valorant in April earlier this year, but Riot Games' tactical shooter failed to grow on floppy as much as CS:GO did, according to his TwitLonger statement.

After competing professionally in CS:GO for around seven years, floppy transitioned to Valorant following Cloud9's decision to take a step back from Counter-Strike. Floppy spent a month on the team's bench before joining Cloud9 Blue, sticking around for five months before parting ways with them earlier today on 11th September.

Cloud9 Blue mutually part ways with Floppy

Cloud9 Blue has parted ways with floppy who has been with the roster for about five months. The lineup is now reduced to a six-man team as they look to put on a better performance going ahead, after having failed to even make it through any of the North American Open Qualifiers in VCT Stage 3.

It's been an amazing ride Ricky! Thank you for all fun memories and we wish you the best of luck in your next journey.
Cloud9 Blue Official Statement

Following floppy's departure the current Cloud9 Blue Valorant lineup is as follows,

  • Mitch "mitch" Semago

  • Nathan "leaf" Orf

  • Son "xeta" Seon-ho

  • Michael "poiz" Possis

  • Erick "Xeppaa" Bach

  • Anthony "vanity" Malaspina - IGL

Floppy talks about his future and why Valorant doesn't appeal to him like CS:GO

Opening up about his current state of mind and what lies ahead for him, Floppy said that he was unsure of what he was doing and feels a lack of purpose right now.

I suspect that it's simply burnout from playing competitive tactical FPS for the last 7 years of my life, but as of right now, I haven't been enjoying anything as much as I used to. I know it sounds like a 'le epic derp troll', but I never thought I'd unironically be depressed about anything. However, Covid decided to do its thing and it has affected me a lot mentally.
Ricky "floppy" Kemery

Talking about Counter-Strike, floppy said that it feels as if a piece of him has been ripped apart due to the North American (NA) region showing no signs of recovery, ongoing MDL match-fixing investigation, and other such reasons.

He further confirmed that Valorant has not grown on him as much as CS:GO did back when he was a kid. However, he is not ruling out a future in the game.

For now floppy is just taking a break and evaluating his options, trying out things that make him happy like lifting. As for what lies ahead the player has hinted towards everything from being a streamer, continuing as a Valorant player, and even moving to Germany to compete in CS:GO once again.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.