Valorant: Top Player on NA Leaderboard Now a Part of Cloud 9

Published 02/06/2021, 5:36 AM EST


Riot Games has been working really hard to build the global competitive ecosystem of Valorant. In a way, the company wants the tactical FPS title to reach the stature of League of Legends in the coming years. While we wait for the first global championship of the game, many eSports organizations have revealed their newly formed rosters.

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The Valorant competitive circuit already had the likes of eSports organizations like G2 Esports, Team Liquid, and 100 Thieves as a part of it. Recently, the European eSports giant Vitality joined the list, after acquiring the roster of the lesser-known team FrenzyGoKill. Subsequently, Fnatic announced its competitive Valorant roster as well.

Now, it looks like Cloud 9 is looking forward to joining the competitive ecosystem as well. Earlier today, the official C9 Twitter handle made an announcement about this.

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Cloud 9 picks the highest-ranking Valorant player on the NA leaderboard

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Cloud 9 has always been home to a host of fresh talent. From its CS: GO days, the organization has played home to pros like Shroud and Hiko, to name a few.

Now, C9 has signed Michael “poiz” Possis, to its Cloud 9 Blue roster. Possis is one of the top-ranked North American players on the official Valorant leaderboards. As an introduction, we could say that poiz was the player who ranked even higher than TenZ, C9’s former ace, on the official North American Leaderboard last year.

However, poiz has had little experience in the competitive eSports environment. His only competitive run has been as a part of the SOR, or Straight Outta Ranked roster, that too for only two tourneys. But it is noteworthy that during his short time as a pro, his team has been able to give a hard time to teams like NRG Esports, Andbox, and XSET.

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Overall, it looks like the upcoming global championship will have a bunch of fresh talent on the table. We cannot wait to see who emerges as the greatest of them all!

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Samyarup Chowdhury

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Samyarup Chowdhury is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since June 2020. An avid gamer since his childhood, Samyarup has played many titles such as GTA Vice City, IGI, and FIFA, among others. Currently, he is a rather defensive fan of Valorant and the Assassin's Creed franchise.

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