Cloud9 Bids Farewell to tarik

Today, Cloud9 announces the departure of Tarik tarik Celik from our Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive roster.

The world watched as tarik and Cloud9 ran the gauntlet at the ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018, taking down G2 Esports in the quarterfinals, SK Gaming in the semifinals, and bringing home North America’s first Major championship with a thrilling double-overtime victory over FaZe Clan. We wish tarik nothing but the best as he continues his storied career.

“Cloud9 made America great again, it was the greatest honor of my career thus far. Memories that will last forever, I’ll always have you in my heart. Thank you to all the C9 fans for their endless support, together we made history.”
— Tarik "tarik" Celik, CSGO Major Champion
“tarik helped us achieve what was once thought impossible, and we’ll forever have that run in Boston. From day one, tarik brought his best, and his commitment and belief that we could win it all never wavered. I hope our paths cross again in the future and I’m certain success will follow him wherever he goes.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 Founder & CEO

We will have more news shortly regarding the CSGO roster as the front office continues to gear up to defend our title as Major Champions. To discuss these changes and to stay updated on everything regarding #C9CSGO, click their official team banner below or check out the official Cloud9 Discord.


About Cloud9

Founded in 2013, Cloud9 has grown to become one of the most recognizable esports organizations in the world. With championships industry-wide, unmatched viewership hours, and extensive benefits packages for players and staff, Cloud9 prides itself on being the best in all categories. At this time, Cloud9 fields professional teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, Clash Royale, H1Z1, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit

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