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In-game leader, Sean “seangares” Gares, is stepping down from Cloud9 CS:GO roster with immediate effect, the team revealed.


Sgares was a key player in the team, he joined in August 2014 and quickly developed some unique strategies with the team. He was playing the most important role in the team as a shot caller and managed to win back-to-back domestic titles at the iBuyPower Invitational and the RGN Pro Series Championship before the ESL events.cloud9-gfinity-getty-1024-683

However this wasn’t enough to forget about the disappointing matches they did during ESL One Cologne 2015 and Dreamhack Cluj-Napoca ending their race for a major in the group stage.

Sean was considering stepping down from the team at the end of the year and finally confirmed it.

“My time as a player for Cloud9 has brought countless memories and experiences that I’ll cherish for a lifetime,” he said. “Not only did I get an opportunity to travel the world doing something I love, but I was blessed to do it with all great people; people I’m proud to call my friends. Regardless of who takes my spot, I truly wish the best for the team. I’m certain that the team’s persistent hard work will pay off and that Cloud9 CS:GO will be a prominent force in 2016.”

The team will have tryouts for the rest of year and no news about a new player joining the organization should be out before January 1st.

“Sean Gares is one of the most charismatic figures I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with in e-sports,” team manager Tres “stunna” Saranthus told

“Sean’s decision to step away from the starting lineup was his own and we support him in it 100%.

“His service record within Cloud9 and even before has been one that has left a deep impact on the game.

“To date, Sean Gares is arguably the most accomplished IGL in NA CS:GO. We are excited about the future, just as you should be too. The upcoming year is going to blow you away.”

With Seangares skills, game sense and shot calling, there would be no surprise seeing him as a coach for the team.

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