Cloud9 Blue signs poiz to fill 6-man Valorant roster
Michael “poiz” Possis will sign up with the Cloud9 Blue Valorant squad, filling deep space left by Tyson “TenZ” Ngo’s departure from the active roster, the team announced Friday. He brings the lineup to six players, a relative rarity in Valorant.
Poiz, a Dallas, Texas native, began his competitive profession in Overwatch before transitioning to Valorant. He stated he was amazed by the invite to join Cloud9, but he was happy to put on the team’s iconic blue jersey.
Poiz is a Jett specialist, and he says TenZ provided casual training on the agent before the two were on the very same team.
” I definitely viewed TenZ a lot,” poiz stated in the video announcing his signing. “I found out a lot about Jett from him, I used to view his streams a lot.”
” When he said that he was going to step down, it type of caught me off guard, but I respect his choice and I think I’ll do a great job of playing Jett for C9.”
As the 6th gamer on the roster, poiz will sub in and out during matches according to the team’s method. Although the six-man lineup has actually ended up being more typical in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Valorant groups have been hesitant to embrace it. Rotating gamers mid-match can impact their rhythm, and group characteristics can take a hit as an outcome.
Poiz will play alongside recent additions Nathan “leaf” Orf and Seon-ho “xeta” Son, in addition to standbys Skyler “Relyks” Weaver, Mitchell “mitch” Semago and Daniel “Vice” Kim. Coach Euteum “Autumn” Yoon and assistant coach James “Jamezirl” Macaulay will lead the team as it seeks to earn an area in Challengers 2 when qualifiers open Feb. 10.