After playing as a stand-in for C9 at the ELEAGUE Premier 2018, Golden is now an official member of the Cloud9 CS:GO Team.
— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) August 8, 2018
The FACEIT Major 2018 roster lock ended on August 5th, so no further roster changes are allowed before the major in September.
In an official press release, C9 CEO Jack Etienne explained the signing.
Coaches, players, and myself were impressed with the professionalism and structure Golden brought to our team. The organization is thrilled to be moving forward with him as a part of Cloud9. Welcome, Golden!
Maikil “Golden” Selim also personally responded.
I can’t express how much I want to wear the Cloud9 jersey and give my all for the fans. After just one week with the team, I feel like I’m at home already. The atmosphere has been unreal and I’m looking forward to the success we’ll have in the near future, and maybe a few rib-eyes on the way.
Fnatic Respond on Twitter to GOLDEN in C9
Golden built his career under the Fnatic org. He cut his teeth as an IGL for the Fnatic Academy team from 2016 to 2017. He then became the IGL for the official Fnatic CS:GO roster.
From August 2017 to June 2018, Golden brought the team back to their former successes. In his time on the team, they managed to win multiple events. Highlights include 1st place at the IEM Katowice 2018 and also the WESG 2017 World Finals.
Fnatic celebrated Golden’s run on Twitter, wishing him luck on his future in the Cloud9 CS:GO Team.
— FNATIC (@FNATIC) August 8, 2018
Cloud9 CS:GO Team for FACEIT Major 2018
It seems that the Cloud9 CS:GO Team locked in for the FACEIT CS:GO Major: London 2018 will be:
- Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham
- Timothy “autimatic” Ta
- Will “RUSH” Wierzba
- Maikil “Golden” Selim
- Martin “STYKO” Styk (Stand-in)
- Soham “valens” Chowdhury (Coach)
You can check out the full FACEIT CS:GO Major team list to see which teams will be in attendance. The New Challengers’ stage begins on the 5th of September.