HiKo Thinks Cloud9 and 100 Thieves Could Have Improved by Swapping Yay-Cryocells

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Aditya Singh Rawat
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HiKo Thinks Cloud9-100 Thieves Could Have Swapped Yay-Cryocells


Cloud9 recently parted ways with one of the best Valorant players from North America, yay, which sparked a lot of questions across the community.
HiKo during a recent livestream suggested that Cloud9 and 100 Thieves could have become better teams if they would have swapped yay and Cryocells.
HiKo believes that this way both players would have felt more comfortable in regards to the roles and agents handed to them.

The Valorant community is still trying to process why Cloud9 parted ways with Jaccob "yay" Whiteaker, one of the finest players from North America after signing him for quite a hefty amount from OpTic Gaming in October 2022.

Cloud9 did come forward with a video explaining the reason behind yay's departure from the organization but it did not seem convincing enough. Also, yay's own statement (now deleted) on the situation only resulted in more questions.

Talking about where yay might end up going in the future, Spencer "Hiko" Martin, during a recent livestream offered a suggestion that both Cloud9 and 100 Thieves might have become better if they would have swapped yay for Matthew "Cryocells" Panganiban.

HiKo suggests that both Cloud9 and 100 Thieves could have become better teams if yay would have been swapped for Cryocells

While many are still pondering over what could have led to Cloud9 removing yay from its Valorant team and which organization might make the move to sign him, HiKo presented his thought on the situation which was rather unique.

He believes that a player swap between Cloud9 and 100 Thieves could have resulted in both teams improving their Valorant lineups, the former offering yay in exchange for Cryocells from the latter.

"A thing that might make both C9 and 100 Thieves better is maybe (swapping) Cryocells for yay, just because their roles might be a bit better. It just depends on, do we think 100 Thieves is going to make a roster change? I would be surprised if they do honestly, but their roles don't seem very great," says HiKo.

He backs up his statement by pointing out how Cryocells does not seem very comfortable playing with Raze and 100 Thieves in general not opting to use a Jett in any of the maps, an agent which according to HiKo is "still breaking the meta" by allowing players to use it like the pre-nerfed Chamber.

"I think a lot of these teams that are not running Jett are getting demolished by those using the agent. I think you need an aggressive Jett right now because it actually allows you to do so much stuff," says HiKo about the agent.

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In his final statement about the hypothetical swap between the two organizations HiKo says, "Honestly, I don't think that would be such a bad idea, no cap. I think that probably makes both teams better. Make yay fulltime Jett."

This might not be the case now because Cloud9 has already removed yay from its team, but it certainly was a unique proposition which could have worked out for both the North American sides.

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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.