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Cloud9 In Talks with Xeppaa, Elmapuddy

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Cloud9 is looking to make a pair of moves that could have a huge impact on it’s organization moving forward.

According to nLendirekt at 1pv.fr, Cloud9 is closing in on acquiring Erick “Xeppaa” Bach from Chaos Esports Club. The club had been looking to add a sixth player to their team, and it appears the free agent is on their radar.

But Cloud9 isn’t stopping there.

According to Rushbmedia’s Ryan Friend, Cloud9 is also looking to bring back Chris “Elmapuddy” Tebbit, this time as the team’s head coach.

Tebbit started with the organization as an Assisstant Coach back in September 2019 alongside former head coach James “JamezIRL” Macaulay and former Head of Data Science Soham “Valens” Chowdhury. He then moved on from Cloud9 only three months into his term when Gen.G acquired Damian “daps” Steele, Kenneth “koosta” Suen, and Timothy “autimatic” Ta in December 2019, and went on to have success there as well.

If Tebbit does return, he will work alongside Josh “m1cks” Micks as his Assistant Coach.

 

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NAVI Releasing Documentary on s1mple

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NAVI is getting set to release a documentary that will follow s1mple’s life and explore his “ups and downs” as one of the most recognizable esports players with insight from former and current teammates, his family, commentators, analysts, and “many others” from the industry.

“I remember the time when we just signed a contract in 2016,” NAVI CEO Yevhen Zolotarov said in an official press release. “Honestly, now it’s hard to believe that it was already five years ago. For the esports industry, five years is quite a long period of time.”

“S1mple is a legend not only for NAVI but for esports in general,” co-founder and CEO of DMarket Vlad Panchenko said. “Therefore, the items that will be dropping during the NAVI watch party stream are also legendary and unique.”

DMarket has created a “unique drop-game” with exclusive items dedicated to s1mple to coincide with the release of the doc, and Natus Vincerewill be premiering a documentary about him on Twitch next month, to celebrate his fifth year with the brand.

Additionally, a NAVI watch party is also set for the doc, set to air on one of their upcoming twitch streams set to take place on September 8th at 11am CT.

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Pengu Retires From Rainbow Six, Focusing on Content Creation

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Niclas ‘Pengu’ Mouritzen, who made a name for himself in the Rainbow Six universe and is considered one of the best players in the world, has officially announced his retirement from the game so that he can focus his attention on content creation.

“It’s been FIVE years. Five years of living my childhood dream, and getting to experience the most incredible things. I have stepped down as an active pro league player active as of this tweet,” Pengu said in a statement issued on his official Twitter page. “I can’t wait to show you what the future holds. But for now, we gotta be patient.”

G2 released a video to honor his contributions to the team, and his incredible career.

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Astralis Mid Laner ‘Nukeduck’ Steps Away from LEC Starting Lineup

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Astralis Mid Laner Erlend “nukeduck” Våtevik Holm is stepping away from the LEC starting lineup due to “personal reasons”, according to DOT Esports.

In a corresponding move, Astralis is currently in talks with other midlaners outside of the LEC, with free agent such as Felix “MagiFelix” Boström being among the names. MagiFelix parted ways with Fnatic last November.

Currently, Astralis has only one victory on the LEC, and is tied for ninth place with team Vitality, posting a 1-6 record over the first three weeks of competition.

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