Cloud9 will again reshuffle its in-game leader, as Jake “Stewie2k” Yip will return to the role after a brief stint with Timothy “Autimatic” Ta as the leader.
Jordan “n0thing” Gilbert told Slingshot during an interview Saturday at the ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals that the team will return to Stewie as the leader, effective immediately.
“Tim has been calling, which he’s actually pretty comfortable with in terms of strats, but he felt like it made his play a little more static and it in turn made the team less impactful. So I think after this event we’re going to go back and give Stewie a shot with that.”
Cloud9 finished last in its group at the ESL Pro League playoffs with a record of 1-4 and will attend next week’s PGL Americas Minor likely with a new leader.
“I guess (what led to the change) was just a little inexperience in calling,” Stewie said. “He’s not a bad caller. It definitely takes a lot of stress off my shoulders. He has a lot of good leadership qualities, but I think right now since we’re on this summer run, it’s better to go back.”
Check back later for the full interviews with n0thing and Stewie.