North American multi-gaming eSports organization Cloud9 has announced that they have signed Jake “Stewie2k” Yip to their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive lineup.

The rifler is still in his first year of professional play, having only started his career in March of last year under SapphireKelownaDotCom. His team later joined FollowEsports.com, which rebranded to Splyce shortly after. On December 21st it was announced that Stewie2k would no longer be playing under the Splyce name.

“I’d like to thank Cloud9 as an organization, and the team itself, for giving me this chance. Although the majority of the community may not approve of this decision, I fully intend to change their minds. This is a huge opportunity and I will do everything to reach my full potential and achieve the goals I’ve set for myself. The team believes in me and I am confident that playing alongside them will help propel me to new heights. I mean, after all, that is what team sports are all about.”
-Jake “Stewie2k” Yip

Stewie2k is widely regarded as one of the most promising players to come from the 2015 season. His aggressive play style and reflexes have impressed the Counter-Strike scene since his career began, especially because he has only been playing CS:GO since 2014.

Cloud9 acknowledges his, comparatively, lack of experience, with team manager Tres “stunna” Saranthus having the following to say:

“We feel comfortable going forward with Stewie2k for a variety of reasons, namely his desire to prove himself as a top tier player.
We recognize his lack of experience, as does he. We will be investing all of our resources in ensuring he becomes the world-class player we see him to be. We are also currently working on securing the assistance of a coach who we feel best benefits our play style.”

Cloud9’s current CS:GO roster is as follows:

Ryan “fREAKAZOiD” Abadir
Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert
Michael “shroud” Grzesiek
Tyler “Skadoodle” Latham
Jake “Stewie2k” Yip

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