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