❘ Posted: 2022-09-27T21:44:59
❘ Updated: 2022-09-27T21:45:19
Cloud9 is set to sign OpTic Gaming superstar Jaccob ‘yay’ Whiteaker for the 2023 Valorant Champions Tour season according to a report from Dot Esports.
Cloud9 is working on building a super team for the upcoming VCT 2023 season as the organization is reportedly close to signing player OpTic Gaming according to a report from Dot Esports.
Yes it was statistically the best player in the world during 2022 as OpTic placed in the top three at all three major international events this year. OpTic hasn’t been part of Riot Games’ partner leagues, so the Valorant roster has been put up for sale for organizations to choose from next year.
Cloud9 appears to be the first organization to strike a deal with one of OpTic’s former players, as you’ll be joining a team with three active members on the roster. Cloud9 benched Mitch ‘mitch’ Semago and Rahul ‘curry’ Nemani on September 22 and must complete a six-man roster by the end of October.
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Yay was a standout player in OpTic’s series against The Guard in Valorant Masters.
The former Counter-Strike player played for Andbox (now NYFU) before joining Envy (now OpTic) and rocketed to become a household name in Valorant after bursting onto the international scene in 2021.
With yay on the team, OpTic’s lowest placing in an international and domestic VCT event was top 12 at Valorant Champions 2021.
The Cloud9 roster now consists of IGL Nathan “leaf” Orf, Erick “Xeppaa” Bach, Nathan “leaf” Orf, and yay. The team still needs to find a fifth starter and a replacement before the pre-season deadline.
Fans will see that you represent blue and white at the VCT Kickoff tournament in February in São Paulo, Brazil.