Cloud9 has removed mid laner Yasin “Nisqy” Dinçer from its starting League of Legends roster, the American esports organization announced yesterday. Nisqy has spent the last two years with Cloud9, winning one domestic season title with the team. His departure follows news of the organization potentially signing G2 Esports star Luka “Perkz” Perković for the 2021 LCS season.
After playing for a number of European teams, including the LEC’s Splyce, Belgian mid laner Nisqy moved to the LCS to play for Cloud9. In his first season with the team, Cloud9 reached the semi-finals of the LCS Spring split and later finished second in the Summer season. The team qualified for the 2019 World Championship, eventually getting eliminated in 9-12th place.
Cloud9 found even better form in 2020, winning the Spring split in dominant fashion. While still performing well in the Summer split, the team only finished fourth overall, missing out on a World Championship appearance. Cloud9’s been out of action since, with some rumors circulating the organization’s 2021 roster.
According to journalist Jacob Wolf, Cloud9 is set to sign G2 Esports AD carry Perkz in Nisqy’s place. Perkz has played both the mid lane and AD carry roles under the G2 banner, and will return to the mid lane with Cloud9.
“Although Nisqy’s journey with Cloud9 ends today, we will never forget everything he has done for the organization and are extremely thankful for all the work he has put in here,” says Cloud9 general manager Jonathan Tran. “From the very beginning, Nisqy has been an example of what it means to be a good teammate.”
Nisqy is now available for buyout, with some reports suggesting LEC squad Fnatic is looking to acquire him.
“From my first call with Nisqy, I knew he was someone special,” says Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne. “His positive attitude is contagious and he was the rock of our team for 2 years. I’m excited for his soon to be announced future but I’m going to miss him. I hope to meet up at many international events in the near future.”
Perkz’s signing has not been confirmed by Cloud9, and Nisqy’s buyout by Fnatic has not been announced. The 2021 LCS season is expected to begin early next year.
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