Cloud9 confirms one of the good team players is leaving their Valorant. Cloud9 just shared an update on their Valorant squad, confirming various rumors that Jaccob ‘yay’ Whiteaker is departing the team.
The departure of Jaccob ‘yay’ Whiteaker from Cloud9 has left many fans and experts scratching their heads. Yay was one of the team’s star players, known for his impressive skills and contributions to the team’s success. So why did he leave?
According to sources close to the team, Yay’s departure was due to a combination of personal and professional reasons. Yay reportedly felt that he was not being given the support he needed to continue playing at his best, and he also wanted to explore other opportunities in the gaming world. This decision was not made lightly, and Yay and Cloud9 management had numerous discussions before reaching a mutual agreement. Also, his settings are unique compared to other Valorant players.
Many reports were made a few weeks ago in the aftermath of Cloud9’s removal from VCT LOCK/IN that yay, and perhaps other team players could be let go or sent to the bench. Cloud9 has now publicly verified the reports and provided insight into the organization’s future plans. Cloud9 has revealed that yeah is departing its Valorant squad after only five months with the company. You can watch the video below!
The mid-season transfer window, which opens on March 6 and lasts until soon before the commencement of the VCT foreign leagues on March 25, will see yay go after Valorant squads. Without yeah, Cloud9 will begin VCT action on March 26 when the league kicks off.
- Nathan ‘leaf’ Orf
- Erick ‘Xeppaa’ Bach
- Anthony ‘vanity’ Malaspina
- Jordan ‘Zellsis’ Montemurro
- Hasan ‘BlackHeart’ Hammad
- Mateja ‘qpert’ Mijovic (substitute)
Valorant Pros React to Yay’s Departure
The news of Yay’s departure has elicited a range of reactions from Valorant pros. Some have expressed shock and disappointment, while others have praised Yay’s decision and wished him the best in his future endeavors.
Yay’s departure is undoubtedly a blow to Cloud9, but the team is not giving up. Cloud9 management has already started the search for a new player to replace Yay, and they are confident that they will find someone who can fill his shoes. Meanwhile, Yay’s departure has sparked conversations about the state of esports and the challenges faced by players and teams alike.
As esports continues to grow in popularity and importance, we can expect to see more high-profile departures like Yay’s. However, as long as there are passionate players and dedicated fans, the future of esports looks bright. Watch the official video below!