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Relyks to be part of Cloud9’s Valorant roster

The eSports organization picks up a former CS: GO pro to help its efforts in the new title

Like many other eSports organizations out there, Cloud9 is working on putting together the best possible team to compete in Riot Game’s most recent first-person shooter game. For its Valorant team, Cloud9 signed the former CS: GO pro Skyler “Relyks” Weaver, according to an announcement by the organization today. The official Valorant team for Cloud9 was started on April 12 when the organization recruited Tyson “TenZ” Ngo.

Weaver was mostly active within tier-two teams throughout most of his CS:GO career, playing on teams like Selfless Gaming, eUnited, Misfits Gaming and TSM. Most recently, he played for Swole Identity, which is an unsponsored team, for a few qualifying events and one ESA season. When this year started, he signed with Team Singularity, which wasn’t all that good since the team did not have much success – their best result was a top-eight finish in the ESO Pro League Season 10. Even with Weaver on the team, it missed out on qualifying for DreamHack Open Anaheim, Leipzig and Flashpoint season one.

Since April, Weaver hasn’t appeared in any CS: GO tournaments nor streamed any content; instead, he started playing Valorant with TenZ. This couple recently teamed up with another three former CS: GO players to represent C9 in the $10,000 Immortals First Light tournament, where they finished second after being defeated by TSM.

Now, Cloud9, along with Weaver, are preparing to compete against other teams in the T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Showdown, which is the first NA installment in the VALORANT IGNITION series. The event will kick off on June 26 and it brings a $50,000 prize pool.

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