Cloud9 evaluating the possibility of recruiting Kory “semphis” Friesen as their new coach.
Kory “Semphis” Friesen has been benched on Envy, creating opportunity for Cloud9 to acquire Semphis to join the organization. Semphis would rejoin the competitive scene, but this time as a coach.
On December 11, Semphis tweeted out that he was set to get on a 18-hour flight, which is the length of time it takes to get to Vancouver, where Semphis is based to Lisbon.
Bringing Semphis into the Cloud9 organization as head coach will reunite the former TSM teammate Timothy “autimatic” Ta, who is the longest serving member.
According to Autimatic:
“valens was not supposed to be our coach for this long of a period. Right now, we are looking for a new coach to take over his place.
I have played with SEMPHIS in the past, we are just testing things out, seeing how he meshes with the team and then everything will go from there. We are seeing if our personalities are good together, he is not really giving any input with in-game stuff, we are just seeing if we can work together.
Valens is gonna stay with us until we are in a good place, but in the future he will most likely step down.”
Semphis competed under the Cloud9 umbrella between August 2014 and April 2015, when he was released from the roster with Shahzeb “ShahZam” Khan.