Cloud9 Blue announce 6-man roster as poiz joins | VALORANT NEWS

Cloud9 Blue are the latest major VALORANT team to announce their move to a 6-man lineup, as Michael “poiz” Possis has joined the team.

Known as a star on the ranked ladder, consistently placing multiple accounts at the top of the leaderboards, most prominently under the name DOINKMACHINE97, poiz has been slowly but surely breaking into the competitive scene. He played First Strike with SOR, upsetting XSET in a qualifier, and was also slated to stand-in with Immortals for Rhett  “Kehmicals” Lynch in Challengers 1 of the North American VCT before the request was denied. Typically playing Jett, he’s posted 242 ACS and 1.49 KD over his competitive games.

poiz is a young player with high potential. Where exactly he slots in on Cloud9 is unknown – perhaps he replaces Mitch  “mitch” Semago to allow mitch to move back to the sentinel role, or perhaps he plays on specific maps. He’s yet another sign, though, of Cloud9’s evolution after Tyson “TenZ” Ngo’s departure.

This move also sees Cloud9 join the ranks of Team Heretics and paiN Gaming, among others, in running a 6-man roster. This setup is becoming increasingly common in the competitive VALORANT scene, and it will be interesting to see how many more teams join the trend.

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Cloud9 Blue is now:

Mitch “mitch” Semago
Skyler “Relyks” Weaver
Daniel “vice” Kim
Nathan “leaf” Orf
Son “xeta” Seon-ho
Michael “poiz” Possis

Yoon “autumn” Eu-teum (Coach)

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