Cloud9 has left Rocket League, while Mariano “SquishyMuffinz” Arruda has joined NRG. That’s a sentence signifying perhaps the biggest RLCS off-season move in years, if not ever. Cloud9 was one of the largest organizations in Rocket League, and the roster stuck together for 1129 days. Now, a former world champion has joined the current world champions in a transfer that came straight out of left field.
SquishyMuffinz replaces Turbopolsa on NRG
Squishy has been a staple of Rocket League esports as a member of Cloud9. He could have been considered mister Cloud9, alongside teammates Jesus “Gimmick” Parra and Kyle “Torment” Storer. But now, in a massive upset move, Squishy will replace the greatest Rocket League player of all time in Pierre “Turbopolsa” Silfver.
— NRG (@NRGgg) June 10, 2020
While this means Turbo will now sit on the bench, he will no doubt find a new team of his own soon. The Swede moved to the United States before the start of season 8 as the first-ever EU – NA transfer. The question now is whether he will stay overseas or return to the EU.
Cloud9 departs from Rocket League
Squishy and company blasted onto the scene as the Muffin Men back in 2017. It took them three seasons to win the World Championship and establish themselves as a legendary team. But after their World Championship win in Season 6, things started to go sour. Performances fell, and results became non-existent. After rumors that were quickly shot down by the community, it turns out that Cloud9 is indeed stepping away from the Rocket League scene.
Today we are sad to announce that we are departing from Rocket League and after 1,129 days (1,048 as #C9RL), The Muffin Men are splitting up.
— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) June 10, 2020
“I’m so proud of everything C9 Rocket League achieved during their time with us,” wrote Jack Etienne, Cloud9’s CEO and Co-Founder. “They’ve proven themselves on the biggest stage by bringing home the RLCS trophy and I have no doubt that they’ll be pulling off more highlight-reel moves soon. Everyone here will miss them and we thank them for being such an incredible part of Cloud9.”
Torment and Gimmick continue their journey together under the name Rat Enterprises. Rumor has it that they are trying out Pittsburgh Knights’ Slater “Retals” Thomas as their new third.