Cloud9 is signing former T1 Challengers AD carry who brings Kim “Berserker” Min-cheol as the team’s new starting bot laner, sources familiar with that decision told Dot Esports.
A rising star of the Korean second division, Berserker made his decision earlier today — choosing Cloud9 over the other Chinese League Pro League suitors. He will replace Cloud9’s current ADC Zven position, who has played with the team for the past two seasons.
Berserker joins a retooled Cloud9 roster, who, despite having plenty of veteran players on the market, decided to take the risk with young international talent.
According to sources, the team will be bringing in former Liiv SANDBOX top laner Park “Summit” Woo-tae along with jungler Blaber and top laner Fudge, who will switch roles to mid. Cloud9 is also signing former Shadow Battlica support Kim “Winsome” Dong-keon, as Reported by Dot Esports. Despite his Korean ethnicity and time playing in the LCK Challengers, Winsome is an American citizen by birth and lived in the US as a child. That will allow Cloud9 to be able to play three Korean speakers on the Rift next season.
Winsome is expected to compete with Cloud9 Academy support Jonah “Isles” Rosario for the starting spot. But with the signing of Berserker, it is more likely that Winsome will come. The future of Cloud9 ADC Zven, who is under contract through the end of 2023, is yet to be determined. Many LCS teams have their ADCs lined up for 2022.
The Cloud9 support team is still active. Strategy and placement coach Max Waldo is expected to have a larger role in 2022, but the team is also trying to recruit Nick “LS” De Cesare, sources said. The team’s 2021 head coach, Mithy, will join 100 Thieves as an assistant coach, as reported by Dot Esports.
Cloud9’s 2021 season ended with a World Championship quarter-final loss to Gen.G and the subsequent departure of star mid laner Perkz.
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https://dotesports.com/league-of-legends/news/sources-former-t1-challengers-ad-carry-berserker-to-join-cloud9 | Source: Former T1 Challengers AD carry brings Berserker to Cloud9