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The 22-year-old North American might soon reunite with his former teammates Erick “Xeppaa” Bach and Nathan “leaf” Orf from Chaos EC CSGO at Cloud9 Blue.
According to a report from Rush B Media, Anthony “vanity” Malaspina has been linked to Cloud9 Blue Valorant with the North American side expected to close the deal soon. Vanity was earlier allowed by Version1 to re-evaluate his options going forward post the team’s elimination from the VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2.
Yet another roster shuffle looms over the Cloud9 Blue Valorant camp as the Los Angeles based Organization seems to weigh up its options by securing the roster acquisition of Vanity from Version1. Their recent exit from the Open qualifier of VCT Stage 3 Challengers 2 have had Cloud9 scratching their head as they now look to expand to a six-man roster. Ricky “floppy” Kemery who joined Cloud9 Blue from the organization’s CSGO division is rumored to step down from the active roster making way for Vanity.
Under Version1, Vanity steered the latter to Valorant’s first-ever LAN tournament at VCT 2021: Stage 2 Masters in Reykjavík, Iceland. Prior to the same, Version1 beat Cloud9 in the Challengers Final of VCT 2 only to represent the North American region along with Sentinels at the former. Although Version1 failed to redeem their charm this time at the recently concluded Challengers 2 where they were denied a spot further in the tournament by Gen.G. This will mark Version1’s second roster change since the departure of Keven “PLAYER1” Champagne from their active Valorant division.
At Cloud9 Blue, Vanity might take up the reigns as the team’s In-Game leader, earlier led by Mitch “Mitch” Semago. The report from Rush B Media suggests that the negotiations are nearly complete between Vanity and Cloud9.
This is what Cloud9 Blue will look like under Vanity:
- Son “xeta” Seon-ho (손선호)
- Erick “Xeppaa” Bach
- Nathan “leaf” Orf
- Mitch “mitch” Semago
- Michael “poiz” Possis
- Anthony “vanity” Malaspina
- Ricky “floppy” Kemery (Inactive)
- Yoon “Autumn” Eu-ddeum (윤으뜸) (Head coach)
- James “JamezIRL” Macaulay (Assistant coach)
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