Cloud9 releases 13-year-old streamer General Sniper within hours
Cloud9 is under fire after signing 13-year-old League of Legends streamer General Sniper only to release him two hours later. General Sniper recently became the youngest ever to win a Twitch Rivals tournament alongside Tyler “Tyler1” Steinkamp. He currently has over three accounts in Challenger and has become one of the youngest to do so. Cloud9 signing him to their organization would be the biggest young signing since FaZe H1ghSky1.
FaZe H1ghSky1 was first signed to the team when he was only 12 years old and has since been the youngest signing to an organization. There were several issues with the signing, since he was unable to have a Twitter account and stream on Twitch. General Sniper would not have these issues since he meets the age requirement for Twitch. However, the young League of Legends prodigy would have to face another issue besides Twitch.
All League of Legends players signed by a League of Legends Champion Series (LCS) organization, even streamers, must be 15 years old. Cloud9 has been competing in League of Legends since early 2013 and is one of the oldest organizations. Since they have been around for so long, many assumed that they would know simple rules like minimum age requirements. Unfortunately, they were not aware and had to release General Sniper a few hours after the announcement.
Cloud9 mess up big time
Cloud9’s original announcement welcoming General Sniper has since been deleted and no statement has been issued. If you had been away from Twitter for most of the day, you might have missed the signing entirely. The only word we received was from General Sniper himself when he took to stream to explain the situation.
It’s unclear if General Sniper will be able to connect with Cloud9 again when he turns 15. Luckily his older brother, Omran “V1per” Shoura has his own place in the LCS and can guide him. If a top organization like Cloud9 has eyes on General Sniper, there’s no doubt he will be signed again.
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