Yay Joins Cloud9’s VALORANT Roster
Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker, arguably the best VALORANT player in the world, has joined Cloud9’s VALORANT roster after weeks of speculation on his future.
— yay (@yay) October 17, 2022
The announcement came in the form of a video announcement Cloud9 released earlier today, October 18, 2022.
Yay’s signing was much anticipated after multiple reports prior to the announcement all pointed to now-former OpTic Gaming’s designated operator player going to Cloud9.
Besides Yay, Cloud9 also signed former Sentinels and Version1 player Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro, former Team Liquid analyst Mateja “qpert” Mijovic as a player, and head coach Matthew “mCe” Elmore from The Guard.
With Yay on their side, Cloud9’s roster now features the following:
- Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker
- Jordan “Zellsis” Montemurro
- Anthony “vanity” Malaspina
- Erick “Xeppaa” Bach
- Nathan “leaf” Orf
- Mateja “qpert” Mijovic (Sub)
- Matthew “mCe” Elmore (Head Coach)
- Gaël “vexel” Attal (Assistant Coach)
- Erik “vapen” Sutton (Assistant Coach)
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