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Cloud9 Signs ALEX To CS:GO Roster In Whopping $1.6M Deal

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Tom Chapman

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5th Jun 2021 17:14

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There's big news from the world of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) as Alex "ALEX" McMeekin has officially signed to Cloud9. Straight after ALEX jumped ship from Team Vitality, the hyped player was rumoured to find a new home at either Cloud9 and FunPlus Phoenix. The news is out and McMeekin has joined Cloud9 with a whopping salary that was always going to grab his attention.

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The North American team has nabbed the British superstar, who is sure to rock the Cloud9 line-up. Posting on Twitter, manager Henry “HenryG” Greer said Cloud9 will "Unleash the Colossus" with ALEX's arrival. Now as a part of Cloud9, ALEX has secured a lucrative three-year deal that is estimated to be worth $1.65 million. 

Alex joined Vitality in December 2018 as a replacement for Vincent "Happy" Schopenhauer. Thanks to a little help from ALEX, Team Vitality rose the ranks and won four championships in 2019 - including the Season 7 finals of the Esports Championship Series.

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Discussing ALEX's appointment, HenryG explained, "I’m excited to be able to reveal far more specific details to his contract than you’ve ever heard in any past blockbuster deal. I consider this a celebration of our investment into world class talent and long-term commitment to building a special team with our players and the game that fuels my passion". 

ALEX originally stepped away from the professional scene due to a gruelling CS:GO travel regime, but with Cloud9 being a founding member of CS:GO League Flashpoint and not partnering with organisers like BLAST Premier and ESL, he should have a slightly more normal home life.

With Cloud9 still looking for more players - and ALEX teasing he'll play with other British talent - will the next signing be a free agent like Owen “smooya” Butterfield? Watch this space!

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