Cloud9 have announced the signing of Erick "Xeppaa" Bach
Erick “Xeppaa” Bach has been announced as the fifth member of the Cloud9 CS:GO team after woxic’s departure earlier in the week. The American youngster made his big breakthrough in 2020 under the Chaos banner, a team that recently disbanded following Chaos’ decision to withdraw from CS:GO.
Xeppaa is an aggressive rifler who is known for his excellent mechanical ability and he will be utilised as an entry-fragger on the team.
“My personal goal is to show that I can compete on a high level, especially against these top European teams”, Xeppaa said. “It is great to represent an org this big, and hopefully we can do something big in the future.”
Xeppaa joins the team on a three-year deal worth $432,000, announced by the team’s General Manager, Henry “HenryG” Greer.
“I am super excited to announce that we are welcoming Xeppaa into our ranks. He comes over from Chaos where they had an amazing run in 2020. He really proved himself over in North America, but hasn’t had the chance to shine as a true star yet over in Europe. We are giving him an opportunity, and I know he is going to rise to the occasion.” Said HenryG in the announcement video.
With Xeppaa being a rifler, ALEX or es3tag will likely have to wield the AWP for the team after woxic’s departure. We will get a glimpse of the brand new Cloud9 roster at cs_summit 7 on January 25th, where Xeppaa is expected to make his highly anticipated debut.
The new Cloud9 roster is: