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Mixwell Coming Down from Cloud9

Cody Luongo  | 
Mixwell was one of five players to join Cloud9 in July (Image via Mixwell/Twitter)

Mixwell was one of five players to join Cloud9 in July (Image via Mixwell/Twitter)

Spanish AWPer Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas has been given the green light by Cloud9 to explore other options as he parts ways with the active roster, according to a Tweet by the player.

The news comes following reports of the North American organization eyeing the current ATK roster. Cloud9, led by South American rifler Johnny “JT” Theodosiou, has shown steady improvement amidst the top 20 teams since drastically climbing the ranks in September.

Mixwell was one of five to join Cloud9 in early-July in a new roster being built around Damian “daps” Steele and coach James “JamezIRL” Macaulay. Previous synergies and successes between the group at Ghost Gaming and Torqued had offered more hope than Cloud9 was able to provide in a long time. Truth be told, the team undeniably struggled in the last six months, failing to qualify for the StarLadder Berlin Major and ECS Season 8 Finals among other poor results.

The future of both Mixwell and the organization was put in question when the majority core of Cloud9 was signed to Gen.G in early-December. While the possibility of building around Mixwell existed, the organization’s permission allowing him to explore other options almost certainly confirms a full roster acquisition.

With the Spaniard’s departure, the Cloud9 roster will dwindle to just JamezIRL and Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik.

Cloud9’s depleted team is now:

Yassine “Subroza” Taoufik (trail)

James “JamezIRL” Macaulay (coach)

Tyson “TenZ” Ngo (inactive)

Oscar “mixwell” Cañellas (inactive)

Cody Luongo
Cody Luongo
An American journalist specializing in business, gambling and Counter-Strike - Cody was a competitive gamer first before starting his career in esports. Competing in several titles including Halo, Counter-Strike and Rainbow Six prior to his career as a journalist where he would go on to write for ESPN, Esports Insider, SickOdds and many more.