Cloud9 signs ALEX to 3-year, $1.65 million deal to lead its brand-new CS: GO lineup|Dot Esports
ALEX has signed a three-year contract with Cloud9 that will cost over $1.6 million, according to C9’s general manager HenryG.
North American organization Cloud9 has actually signed British CS: GO gamer Alex Meekin as the first piece of its new lineup, the organization announced today.
The 24-year-old had actually been on Vitality because December 2018 when he showed up to replace Vincent “Happy” Schopenhauer. With ALEX’s aid, Vigor ended up being a strong top-10 group worldwide over the course of 2019 and won 4 champions, consisting of the ECS season seven finals in June.
ALEX, nevertheless, chose to move far from competitors in March due to CS: GO’s stressful travel schedule. C9 has actually signed ALEX to a three-year deal valued at $1.65 million. These details are rather uncommon in esports, however its part of Henry “HenryG” Greer’s method, C9’s new CS: GO basic supervisor revealed the other day.
” I’m delighted to be able to expose even more specific information to his agreement than you’ve ever heard in any past blockbuster offer,” HenryG stated. “I consider this a celebration of our investment into world class skill and long-lasting commitment to constructing a special group with our players and the video game that fuels my enthusiasm.”
By signing with C9, ALEX will likely travel less than he made with Vigor given that C9 is one of the charter member of the CS: GO league Flashpoint and isn’t partnered with competition organizers such as BLAST Premier and ESL.
Although the company is still searching for gamers, according to HenryG, ALEX teased the other day that he’ll play with other British players. This might include players such as Owen “smooya” Butterfield, who’s a free agent, or Thomas Utting from Endpoint. They’re two of the most-experienced British gamers at the highest level of CS: GO competitors.