Cloud9’s Rocket League squad has been a fixture of the Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS) for over three years. In that three years, the high-octane squad of Jesus "gimmick" Parra, Kyle “Torment” Storer, and Mariano “SquishyMuffinz” Arruda put up quite a run of solid competitive play. Unfortunately, it would seem the team is parting ways as Cloud9 announced it will be backing out of competitive Rocket League and the RLCS. Squishy is headed for NRG Esports in the wake.
“I’m so proud of everything C9 Rocket League achieved during their time with us,” said Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne. “They’ve proven themselves on the biggest stage by bringing home the RLCS trophy and I have no doubt that they’ll be pulling off more highlight-reel moves soon. Everyone here will miss them and we thank them for being such an incredible part of Cloud9.”
na won't be the same without you, you left your mark on the rlcs and we will take great care of @squishymuffinz— NRG (@NRGgg) June 10, 2020
The “Muffin Men” squad came up to the Cloud9 organization in 2017 and have been a fixture of the esports organization’s Rocket League efforts ever since. Cloud9 captured a number of wins with gimmick, Torment, and Squishy on deck, including a third place finish in the RLCS Season 4 Finals and a stellar win against Dignitas to score the championship in Season 6. The team has been off and on, but still captured a third/fourth place finish in the RLCS Season 7 Finals. Even so, the team had failed to find the right rhythm in recent seasons, coming up short in both Season 8 and 9.
With Squishy headed over to NRG Esports to join the likes of Garrett “GarrettG” Gordon and Justin “jstn.” Morales, it will remain to be seen if he can sync up and find success in his new organization. Here’s hoping this isn’t the last we see of strong plays among any of the former Cloud9 team.
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Damn. IIRC the C9 team wasn't doing real great in the last few seasons