Thank You, kioShiMa

Cloud9 today announces the release of Fabien kioShiMa Fiey from his contract with the Counter-Strike Global Offensive roster. Joining the team in November, kioShiMa helped Cloud9 achieve a 3rd-place finish at BLAST Pro Series: Lisbon 2018 and a 2nd-place finish at the ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational 2019. All of us here want to thank kioShiMa for his time with C9. His veteran leadership and deep knowledge of the game made a tremendous impact and we look forward to the next chapter of his career.

“I really appreciate Cloud9 giving me the opportunity to play professional CSGO again. I'm looking forward to what's next for me in my career and I wish Cloud9 the best.” -- Fabien kioShiMa Fiey

“It has been a pleasure working with kio over the past few months. Although his time at Cloud9 has come to an end, I wish him all the best in the future. Thank you for everything kio!” -- Jonathan Tran, Cloud9 CS:GO General Manager

“We’re so grateful to have had kioShiMa with the team during this time. The skills and qualities he showed with us leave no doubt in my mind that he’ll prove to be a valuable teammate wherever he goes next. Everyone here wishes him the best and we look forward to following his career. Thank you, kio!” -- Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

With BLAST Pro Series: Miami 2019 on the horizon, make sure you stay tuned to our social channels, or our official Cloud9 discord, for updates as we look to finalize the roster. All of us at Cloud9 are grateful to the players, coaching staff, and front office for their incredible efforts into putting together the best roster possible, and we’re especially appreciative of our fans for supporting us throughout these changes. Thank you #C9FAM!



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