Fan-favorite caster Christopher ‘MonteCristo’ Mykles will be creating content for Cloud9 as well as “partnering with them [to design] competitive products” in 2020 after his very public departure from Blizzard’s hallmark esports league.
MonteCristo has worked with Cloud9 in the past in a more informal capacity, hosting shows like Summoning Insight, a League of Legends talk show, and The 9’s, a series covering esports news from around the world.
However, the former Overwatch and LoL caster will now be shifting into full-time content creation under the Cloud9 banner as the organization looks to boost their content game in 2020.
The move was announced on January 19 in true MonteCristo fashion — by taking off one layer of clothing to reveal a new chapter.
“I know you’ve seen a lot in the media recently about my departure from the Overwatch League, and I just wanted to have a chance to explain my experience to you and tell you the reasons why I left,” he said, deadpan into the camera.
“Obviously, I’ve been with the Overwatch League since the inaugural season and even before that I started casting Overwatch at the start of the competitive scene, going all the way back to APEX.
Why I left the Overwatch League pic.twitter.com/27vLDpdOdY
— MonteCristo (@MonteCristo) January 19, 2020
However, the jokes then started coming as he announced his new home. “I was there for the very first C9 in Overwatch and I’ve gotta tell you, this is going to be my last C9 as well.”
While he doesn’t have a formal title, MonteCristo said “I will be making content my way with Cloud9.
“I appreciate the fact that C9 embraces my creative vision and goals,” he added.
He also has partnered with them to design “competitive products” that will be announced in the coming weeks. Little is known about what this could mean, so it could be anything from new content, teams, or other paraphernalia.
Jokes aside, what this means is that I will be making content my way with @Cloud9.
I will also be partnering with them on designing competitive products that will be announced shortly.
I appreciate the fact that C9 embraces my creative vision and goals.
— MonteCristo (@MonteCristo) January 20, 2020
This comes after multiple rumors that MonteCristo could be returning to League of Legends, or even casting new games like CS:GO after his departure from Overwatch’s franchised league.
The door might not be closed on some of these opportunities if he can go his own way with his content, so fans of the caster could look forward to him moving on to new games alongside his role with the North American organization.