Cloud9’s Tenz Steps Down to Be a Content Creator
Cloud9’s Tenz was a true gift in the CSGO community. A player with remarkable aim, he stepped down from the CSGO team to instead, take on Valorant play. However, in a shocking turn, Tenz steps down from the Valorant to instead pursue content creation. We’re shocked to see this, as Valorant is still a very young game, and Tenz could offer a lot to his C9 teammates. Instead, he moves on to content creation instead.
C9 Blue No More
Now, this isn’t to say he’s leaving Cloud9, not by a long shot. He’ll still be a member of C9, just on the content creation side, instead of a pro Valorant player. Tenz is still quite young for an esports pro of his skill, so as he steps down, we’re very confused as to why. The decision for Tenz to step down was his choice too. Don’t worry though, he’s not gone forever!
Cloud9 spoke about it on Twitter to say farewell for now:
“The original member of #C9BLUE @TenZ_CS has elected to step down from the team and competitive @PlayVALORANT to pursue content creation. Thank you for all you’ve contributed to Cloud9 competitively – time to watch you shine in content!”
Lack of LAN to Blame
One of the major downsides of esports right now is LANs are all but impossible. We have to stay spread out and rely on the internet to do battle instead of going at it in person, which means higher ping playing a major factor in pro matches.
Tenz mentioned that being a contributing factor in a stream following the announcement, and had this to say on his decision to switch to content creation:
“Hope everyone can support me in this decision. During this time while I am off the team, I will be dedicating it towards my personal stream/YouTube to produce some more content. I’ll come back to competitive play when I see the time is right. Until next time everyone!”
This makes sense though. Consider how much some of the other talented pros make now in the content creation realm. Shroud is a fantastic example. We can only wonder if Tenz is going to want to come back to pro play if his content creation/streaming career really takes off here. C9 Blue didn’t do as well as they could have in 2020, and perhaps that’s a part of why we see Tenz leaving the pro scene, at least for now.
It’s not like Tenz isn’t wildly popular either. He has a level of skill we seldom see, especially for a 19-year-old. He could no doubt create amazing content across Youtube and Twitch, so we hope to see news of his success. Though we’d be lying if we didn’t hope he makes a huge comeback to Valorant later in 2021 if LANs can be played again. So, farewell for now. Tenz steps down from C9’s Valorant team, but will still be around to show off sick plays and incredible aim.