Cloud9 Blue sign leaf to active Valorant roster
Cloud9 Blue’s Valorant roster is closer to being complete again, as the team announced that Nathan “leaf” Orf is now officially signed to the team.
Leaf will be replacing Tyson “TenZ” Ngo, who decided to step down from the roster and become a content creator earlier this month. Before TenZ‘s departure from the team, Cloud9 Blue also saw their in-game leader, Josh “shinobi” Abastado, leave the roster in December.
Leaf is no stranger to the Cloud9 Blue roster, having been a stand-in for the team at the JBL Quantum Cup, Cloud9 To The Skyes, and the Nerd Street Gamers – Winter Championship. Prior to Cloud9 Blue, leaf was on two orgless teams, Unorganized and RESEARCH & DESTROY.
Like many other Valorant pros, leaf also spent a few years as a CS:GO pro. He most recently played for Chaos Esports Club before retiring at the beginning of January. Under Chaos Esports Club, he racked up quite a few first place wins at tournaments like Intel Extreme Masters XV – Beijing Online: North America and DreamHack Masters Winter 2020: North America. He and his team even placed 3rd-4th at the ESL One: Cologne 2020 major.
Cloud9 Blue will likely find someone to fill out the last spot on their team before the first open qualifier for the VALORANT Champions Tour. Looking at their Battlefy page for the qualifier, we see poiz and Son “xeta” Seon-ho listed. Poiz topped the NA leaderboards as #3 last month while xeta played for Cloud9’s Korean roster before that team was disbanded.
It is currently unknown if either of these players will be signed to the main roster but we’ll keep you updated. As usual, remember to follow us at Run it Back and join our Discord for all your latest news, extensive guides, and exclusive interviews in the world of Valorant.