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After this article was written, T1 confirmed that they will continue to compete in North America and will NOT move back to Korea.
T1 has just announced the transfer of Rahul “curry” Nemani to Cloud9 and picked up Son “xeta” Seon-ho and Yoon “Autumn” Eu-ddeum from Cloud9.
These pickups come after rumours of T1 parting ways with their North American roster and moving back to Korea to compete began.
xeta and Autumn have been with Cloud9 since the Cloud9 Korea roster. During their time on Cloud9 Korea they were known as a top team in the region placing top 4 at a multitude of events like the Huya Summer Festival, Clan Battle A2 and a close loss to Vision Strikers at First Strike: Korea. After this loss xeta and Autumn were moved to North America to compete with the main Cloud9 roster. During their time on the main roster, Cloud9 was able to find success at events like NSG Summer Championship, Knights VALORAMPAGE and the North American LCQ. With their win at LCQ, it qualified the team for VCT Champions, where they took a top 8 finish to end their 2021 season. They looked to replicate the same success in the first stage of NA VCT but fell short to eventual NA representatives OpTic Gaming and The Guard.
T1 and curry on the other team were not able to find any success in 2021 or early 2022 placing top 8 at NA stage 1 and 2 Challengers in 2021 and top 24 at NA Stage 1 Challengers in 2022. Their only notable win as a team is winning the NSG Summer — Open 2 over Knights Academy.
With these trades T1 are looking toward the next year of VCT Competition, The newly formed Cloud9 roster will look forward to their next match in the group stage against OpTic on Sunday, May 22nd at 4:00 pm EDT.
T1’s roster is currently:
- Joshua “steel” Nissan
- Zander “thwifo” Kim
- Son “xeta” Seon-ho (손선호)
- Josh “pwny” VanGorder
- Yoon “Autumn” Eu-ddeum (윤으뜸) (Head coach)
- Dakota “Stunner” MacLeod (Assistant coach)
In addition, the new Cloud9 roster is:
- Anthony “vanity” Malaspina
- Rahul “curry” Nemani
- Erick “Xeppaa” Bach
- Nathan “leaf” Orf
- Mitch “mitch” Semago
- James “JamezIRL” Macaulay (Coach)