UK CSGO talent Henry “HenryG” Greer has departed North American esports organisation Cloud9 as CSGO general manager.
He leaves half a year after joining and putting together Cloud9’s most recent roster, including UK players Alex ‘ALEX’ McMeekin and William ‘mezii’ Merriman.
Other players included Americans Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery and Erick ‘Xeppaa’ Bach, as well as Danish Patrick ‘es3tag’ Hansen.
HenryG said it was a shame how things panned out but that he’d take positive memories with him too. He also announced he will be using this opportunity to take some time out from esports.
HenryG’s project at Cloud9 was known as the ‘Colossus’ project. He also made the player salaries public, with around $4m in contracts overall. Mezii, for example, was on a three-year $426,000 salary.
Prior to becoming a CSGO manager, HenryG worked as a caster and also set up the now-defunct skins website and team EZskins.
HenryG first got into the casting side of things years ago, after being asked by UK journalist Richard Lewis to step in as his co-commentator.
The news comes a week and a half after Cloud9 put their CSGO operations on hold and benched their roster, due to the pandemic resulting in a less than ideal practice environment and a string of disappointing results.
Cloud9 did say in the below statement that they ‘remain passionate about competing in CSGO’, however, and will return to competitive play ‘once conditions allow us to work and train in the ways that we know help teams to be successful’.
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