Multi-game eSports organization Cloud9 has announced that they have made the decision to withdraw from the CEVO Pro League Qualifier for trialing.

Tes “stunna” Saranthus, the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team manager, first made the announcement Tuesday evening on Twitter, thanking CEVO for the opportunity. He explained that they are trying out potential fifth players for the spot that was recently opened when Ryan “fREAKAZOiD” Abadir left the starting lineup.

Eric “adreN” Hoag was said to be substituting until the team was able to sign a fifth player, but stunna later explained on Reddit that they felt it would be a better to withdraw from the event entirely so they could focus on finding a quality addition to the roster.

“Yes, there are 2 Bo3 matches left to qualify for the LAN; however, flying to London next week for CEVO with an interim player and right on the heels of DH Austin/EEPL Finals isn’t advisable given the role we are looking to fill. In addition, with the current circumstances we would rather focus on ensuring our EEPL LAN qualification and having a fifth ready in time for DH Austin/EEPL Finals.”

He went on to confirm that Cloud9 will most likely be using team coach Andrew “Irukandji” Timmerman during today’s ECS match, as opposed to adreN, where they will be competing against Echo Fox.

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