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While most of the puzzle pieces have fallen into place in the LCS, the entire community has been waiting to see what the fate of Sneaky will be. We’ve now gotten our answer as he posted his future plans on Twitter. The 25 year old AD Carry has been a fixture of Cloud9 and North American esports since 2015.
Sneaky has decided that he’ll be embracing the role of an independent streamer, separating his brand from that of Cloud9. He maintains that he still has a strong competitive drive, but that the opportunities to compete this season weren’t to his liking. Sneaky did thank C9 owner Jack Etienne for his help in locating a new team for the 2020 season.
For now however, Sneaky will focus on streaming and building his personal brand. He shouldn’t have much trouble, as he’s still an incredibly popular and talented player. In addition, he’s also an unbelievable cosplayer. He’s wowed fans across the world with some of his crossplay, including the likes of pool party Caitlyn and KDA Akali.
Sneaky isn’t leaving Cloud9 forever. He’ll remain with the company as a partial owner and advisor. However, he’s keeping his options open to make a come-back to the LCS when and if the time is right. In the meantime, enjoy some streams and let’s see what Cloud9 is able to do in his absence.