There are plenty of Valorant professional teams who are lagging in their official roaster. As the game is new, a famous team like Cloud9 is also in the run of completing its roaster. Recently, Cloud9 signed with Mitch and he entered the team to become the third official member.
The former Counter-Strike Global Offensive player Mitch “mitch” Semago switched to Cloud9, joining the other members, Tyson “TenZ” Ngo and Skyler “Relyks” Weaver.
Mitch’s Background with Cloud9
As Cloud9 lacked three players in its official roaster, they used stand-ins to fill the void. Mitch also played for Cloud9 since May as stand-in. During this period, Cloud9 achieved excellent results. Securing the second position at the Immortals First Light event and Pulse Invitational, became a step ahead for the team. Recently, Mitch has signed a contract with Cloud9 to become the third official member.
Other Stand-ins in Cloud9
Right now, Cloud9 only has three official players in contract with it. However, the team participated in the last four tournaments with the same stand-in squad. Two other professionals filled the gap to complete the temporary roaster. Josh “shinobi” Abastado and Daniel “vice” Kim filled the fourth and fifth position in the team. It is still unknown who Cloud9 would sign a contract with. However, if the team performs well with this roaster, it is likely to happen that Cloud9 acquires Shinobi and Vice as well.
From CSGO to Valorant
Mitch still hasn’t announced his official retirement from CSGO. Since April, he appeared in Valorant tournaments but not in CSGO’s. In an interview, Mitch said that I have played CS for 15 years and it has become a little boring for me now. I am switching to Valorant to find a new start. I have already found my home in Valorant and that is Cloud9.
Mitch’s CSGO career
Mitch became a famous CSGO player while competing with Selfless Gaming. Winning the WESG Americas 2016 finals put the team into the spotlight. Later, Mitch played for the teams like Splyce, eUnited, and Dignitas with numerous successes.
Before switching to Valorant, Mitch lastly appeared in Bad News Bears. The team participated in Flashpoint Season 1 and achieved good results. The team finished seventh in the tournament. Not just Mitch, two other former players from Bad News Bears jumped into Valorant. Austin “crashies” Roberts joined T1, while Micheal “dapr” Gulino joined Sentinels.
Mitch is the latest player to quit CSGO and switch to Valorant. Though a lot of other players have joined the scene already. Most of the players have seen their prime time in CSGO and now turn towards Riot’s first-person shooting game. Nobody knows how much more talent will leave CSGO and shift towards Valorant.
Most of the retired players from CSGO also shifted to Valorant to find a better place. Mitch is just another name in the never-ending list of players moving to Valorant from CSGO.