Cloud 9
Cloud 9


Cloud9
Cloud9 (C9) is an American eSports organization, which fields teams in Rocket League, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone:

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Cloud9 (C9) is an American eSports organization, which fields teams in Rocket League, League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Super Smash Bros. Melee, H1Z1, Fortnite, Clash Royale, Overwatch, Rainbow Six: Siege[1], and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.[2]

Cloud9 formed when Jack Etienne bought the former Quantic Gaming League of Legends roster. Following the success of the Cloud9 LoL team in the North American League of Legends Championship Series, the team was able to expand to field rosters in other esports. In 2015, Cloud9's Heroes of the Storm team won the first Heroes of the Storm World Championship, becoming the inaugural winner of the championship.[3] In 2018, Cloud9's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster became the first American team to win a major championship, securing a 2-1 victory against FaZe Clan in the ELEAGUE Boston: Major 2018 final.

Contents History

Cloud9 has its origins in the League of Legends team of Orbit Gaming, which had several current C9 team members.[4] After Lone Star Clash in November 2012, members of Orbit Gaming signed with Quantic Gaming, which had only been sponsoring a StarCraft II team. Quantic Gaming was an esports team and media company founded in 2010 by Simon Boudreault, a Quebec native who had come upon a large inheritance upon the death of his father and decided to invest nearly all of it in esports.[5] During its existence, several players and coaches claimed that they consistently missed payments from Boudreault.[6] When QG failed to make the 2013 LCS Spring split, Boudreault cut off contact with society and soon dissolved the company. Despite being owed tens of thousands of dollars, former players say they are no longer considering legal action against Boudreault. Former Team SoloMid manager Jack Etienne bought the team for US$15,000 in May 2013 and also became its manager.[7][8]

In July 2014 the C9 Smite team disbanded just before the start of the Smite Pro League.[9] On May 6, 2014 Cloud9 signed Super Smash Bros. Melee player Mang0.[10] Cloud9 acquired CompLexity Gaming's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team in August 2014. The team left compLexity after it received a better offer from C9 before renewing their contract with their previous team.[11] Cloud9 announced the formation of a Challenger Series team and held open tryouts.[12] On November 26, 2014 Cloud9 added a Halo team by acquiring The Agency, which boasted several experienced players.[13] In December 2014 Cloud9 withdrew their Dota 2 team from the Chinese I-League because of concerns over poor playing and living conditions and were subsequently banned for the next seasons for doing so.[14] In February 2015 Riot suspended C9 Tempest after it was revealed that the team had illegally used a non-roster member during a game.[15]

League of Legends Cloud9Game League of LegendsFounded 2013Division titles NA LCS: Summer 2013, Spring 2014 Roster ID Name Role Join date Licorice Eric Ritchie Top Laner November 22, 2017 Blaber Robert Huang Jungler December 18, 2017 Jensen Nicolaj Jensen Mid Laner May 8, 2015 Sneaky Zachary Scuderi ADC May 23, 2013 Zeyzal Tristan Stidam Support December 18, 2017 Reapered Han-gyu Bok Head Coach May 15, 2016 RapidStar Min-sung Jung Assistant Coach June 4, 2018 Academy Team ID Name Role Join date Shiro Ziqing Zhao Top Laner December 18, 2017 Svenskeren Dennis Johnsen Jungler November 27, 2017 Goldenglue Greyson Gilmer Mid Laner December 18, 2017 Keith Yuri Jew ADC December 18, 2017 Feng Wang Xiao-Feng Support July 24, 2018 Westrice Jonathan Nguyen Head Coach December 18, 2017 Pre-Season 3

During the off-season, the Quantic Gaming organization went bankrupt and shut down operations, leaving its League of Legends team without a sponsor. Competing first under the name Team NomNom and then Cloud9, Nientonsoh, Hai, Yazuki, Wild Turtle and LemonNation secured a spot in the Season 3 North American Offline Qualifier for the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS).[6] However, Cloud9 was knocked out of the tournament in the group stage after losing to Azure Gaming and future LCS team Team MRN in a close base race.[6]

Initially, Nientonsoh said that Cloud9 would disband in light of the loss. The team later decided to stay together, although Nientonsoh and Yazuki left the team.[6] Hai shifted from jungle to mid, and the team tried out new junglers and top laners in online competitions.

Season 3

On April 1, the Cloud9 roster of Balls, Meteos, Hai, Sneaky, and LemonNation was reacquired by Quantic Gaming, now led by former COO Bernie Catalan. However, just a few weeks later the roster would once again become Cloud9 with previous TSM manager Jack Etienne becoming the manager and owner of the team.

On May 17, C9 placed first at the 2013 MLG Winter Championship Summer Promotion, defeating Velocity esports 2–1 in the finals.

In the Summer Promotion Qualifier, Cloud9 went 5-0 to earn a spot in the LCS Summer Split, beating Team Astral Poke 2-0, and former LCS team compLexity 3-0.[16] Midway through the season, Cloud9 went on a 13-game win streak, the 2nd longest in LCS history.[17] They went on to earn 25 victories, the record most in an LCS season split, and won first place in the Summer Split regular season. Throughout the NA LCS Summer Playoffs, they won every single one of their games and sets, first against Team Dignitas, and then the grand finals against TSM 3-0.[18] Cloud9 took home US$50,000 as well a first round bye at the Season 3 World Championship. They finished their season 3 LCS and playoffs with a 30-3 total, the highest in LCS history and with a 91% win rate.

C9 went into the Season 3 World Championship quarterfinals with a first round bye as the North American champions. Their first international match was against the top European seed, Fnatic.[19] Cloud9 lost the set 1-2, being the last North American team to be eliminated and ending up in 5th-8th place.[19]

Pre-Season 2014

On November 24, C9 competed at IEM Season VIII - Cologne. They went straight to the semifinals with a first round bye, but lost to Gambit Gaming 2–1.[20]

On October 29, the organization announced the departure of coach Alex Penn and the addition of Dan Dinh as Penn's replacement.[21]

In December 2013, Cloud9 joined four other North American LCS teams at the Battle of the Atlantic, facing European champions Fnatic for the second time. With dominating performances by mid laner Hai, Cloud9 took the series 2-0, resulting in an overall North American win at the tournament and US$10,000 for the team.

2014 Season

As a top five finisher in the Season 3 LCS Summer Split, Cloud9 earned a berth in the 2014 Season Spring Split, which began on January 17. After having trailed just behind Team SoloMid after the first week, Cloud9 finally regained first place by defeating TSM in week 7. They would go undefeated afterwards (equaling their previous 13 win streak record) and finish first place for the regular Spring Season and securing a spot in playoffs. Cloud9 would repeat their 2013 Summer Playoff success with a 2-0 victory over Team Curse in the semi-finals, and a 3-0 against TSM in the grand finals on April 20.[22] Their LCS playoffs victory earned the team a spot in the 2014 All-Stars. Cloud9's LCS success had resulted in a record regular season win percentage of 87.5% (49-7) and 89.4% including playoffs (59-7).

On April 28, Hai suffered a collapsed lung, which prevented him from attending the All-Star event in Paris.[23] CLG's Link replaced him on the lineup.[24] In group stage, the team defeated OMG, Fnatic, and Taipei Assassins, but lost to SK Telecom T1 K, finishing 2nd with a 3-1 record. In the playoff semi-finals, Cloud9 lost to OMG to finish 3rd-4th in the tournament.

Cloud9's several international encounters with Fnatic in late 2013 and early 2014 has resulted in a rivalry between the two teams.[citation needed] Cloud9 currently has a 5-4 game record and a 1-2 series record against Fnatic, winning the Battle of the Atlantic while losing at IEM and the Season 3 World Championship.

As the winner of the previous LCS split, C9 automatically qualified for the summer split of the LCS, which began on May 23. Cloud9 faced unprecedented competition and briefly found themselves in fifth place at 10-8.[25][26] However, with an 8-2 record in the last 10 games to finish the season, the team leapfrogged struggling top competitor LMQ by holding the tiebreaker at a record of 18-10.[27] With the first-place position, Cloud9 qualified for Summer Playoffs as the top seed.[28] There, Cloud9 first faced Team Curse, a team against which they held a 3-1 record, and continued this success by sweeping Curse 3-0. Advancing to the finals, Cloud9 hoped to extend its unprecedented playoff win streak of thirteen games against Team SoloMid. TSM made history by ending Cloud9's streak and winning its second LCS playoff, while C9 settled for second place and a berth in the Season 4 World Championship.

During the World Championship group stages, due to Balls and Hai excelling, C9 became the first North American team to ever beat a Korean Team at the World Championship by taking down NaJin Shield.[29]

Pre-Season 2015

After Worlds, Cloud9 beat Alliance in a 2-1 victory and crushing Unicorns Of Love 3-0 to win IEM Season IX San Jose, becoming the best team in two western regions for the third time.

2015 Season

For the first time C9 had dropped their first three games in the new Season of the LCS, eventually falling to an unfamiliar 10th place. Soon C9 took down second place CLG and then proceeded to defeat through TSM, Gravity, and CLG a second time in the fastest 27 minute win of the split, automatically advancing them to Semi-Finals. Like in the previous Summer Split and right on time Cloud9 rallied excelling with uncommon picks coming from behind and making their way to second place and tying with rivals TSM for first place. Balls, Meteos, and Sneaky all took top players in week 9 in their respective roles. With Sneaky taking first place overall, a familiar place for Sneaky considered to be the best and most consistent ADC in North America.[6]

At IEM Katowice World Championships, C9 was beat by the GE Tigers.[30]

Cloud9 finished 2nd in the Spring LCS Regular Season with a 13–6 record.[31] Cloud9 met TSM in the finals of the LCS Spring playoffs but lost three games to one.[32] It was the fourth consecutive LCS final that featured the two teams.[32] In May, Hai officially retired from the team, citing chronic hand pain. Hai transitioned into a role as Chief Gaming Officer.[33] On March 8 Incarnati0n joined the team and replaced Hai on the starting roster.[34] The team struggled through the season due to issues with shotcalling, as Hai had been the primary shotcalled. The team dropped down to 8th place, in danger of relegation until July, when Meteos steps down and Hai rejoined the team in the jungle.[35] With Hai, they were able to win enough games to rise to 7th place, high enough to avoid relegation, but not high enough to make playoffs.

Cloud9 beat Team 8 in a tiebreaker match in order to qualify for the gauntlet bracket for the third North American seed in the Season 5 World Championship. In the gauntlet they faced off against Team Gravity, Team Impulse and Team Liquid. They beat Team Gravity and Team Impulse by 3-2 reverse sweeps, and beat Team Liquid by 3-1. Their journey from 7th place in NA to the world championship showed how much Hai's leadership impacted the teams performance. By winning the gauntlet, Cloud9 earned North America's third seed to Cloud9's third consecutive world championship.

At worlds, Cloud9 was placed in Group B with fnatic, ahq, and Invictus Gaming. Cloud9 was a heavy underdog and was expected to come in last. Shockingly, they went an undefeated 3-0 in the first week, defeating every team in their group. In the second week, they only needed one win to move on to the next round of the tournament. They dropped 3 games in a row, as well as losing a tiebreaker game against ahq, leaving them in third place in their group and eliminated from the tournament.

Pre-season 2016

In the offseason, LemonNation retired.[36] Cloud9 announced the signings of two new players, jungler Rush and substitute support Bunny FuFuu. Hai changed positions once again, switching to Support.[36] cloud9 stated that Hai would be playing during the beginning of NA LCS Spring Split, with the intention of teaching BunnyFuFuu, who will overtake Hai some time during Season 6. In December, Incarnati0n announced he was changing his gamer name to his real name, Jensen . The new roster debuted at IEM X Cologne, where they lost 2-1 to H2K and were eliminated.

2016 Season

BunnyFuFuu and Hai alternated as support for the first 2 weeks of the split but then Hai took over as full-time support due to poor results. Cloud9 finished 3rd in the regular season with a record of 12-6 but faced a disappointing loss to Team SoloMid in the quarterfinals. After failing to achieve the result they wanted, the team made a few roster changes in between splits where the main roster became Impact, Meteos, Jensen, Sneaky, and Smoothie/Bunny FuFuu, with the addition of Reapered as coach. Cloud9 also formed a challenger series roster with Balls, Rush, Hai, Altec, and LemonNation.

Cloud9 started the split slow, with Bunny FuFuu and Smoothie alternating in the support role. Bunny FuFuu then stepped down from the starting roster, giving Smoothie the starting support role. Cloud9 ended the season strong beating Team EnVyUs (3-1) in the quarterfinals and Immortals (3-2) in the semifinals, but dropping to Team SoloMid in the finals (1-3). They moved to the gauntlet for the Regional Qualifiers where they beat Team EnVyUs (3-0) and Immortals (3-1) giving them the #3 seed for North America in the 2016 World Championship.

Cloud9 Challenger did well in the challenger series and qualified for LCS Season 7. Rush then announced he was leaving Cloud9 Challenger and returning to his home in South Korea, to stream and look for opportunities on a Korean team.

On September 20, 2016, Cloud9's coach Reapered's Twitter account was compromised by hackers who published Cloud9's competitive scrimmages, account logins, chat logs, and contact information for several NA LCS team members.[37]

At the 2016 World Championship, Cloud9 was placed into Group B with China's IMay, Korea's SK Telecom T1, and Taiwan's Flash Wolves. Cloud9 went 2-1 in the first round of matches, then finished with a 1-2 record in the second round. Finishing the group 3-3, they earned the second seed from their group and a spot in quarterfinals. They were placed into a quarterfinal match against Samsung Galaxy.[38] Samsung swept Cloud9 3-0 and went on to finish second in the tournament, while Cloud9 was eliminated.[39]

Pre-season 2017 and Sale of C9 Challenger

On December 9, 2016 Cloud9 announced they had moved Juan Arturo "Contractz" Garcia into the starting jungler position and signed Jeon "Ray" Ji-won as a substitute top laner.[40] During the off- season, the Cloud9 Challenger roster, including Balls, LemonNation, Hai, and Altec was purchased by Wes Edens, owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, and rebranded as team FlyQuest.[41]

2017 Season

In week 5 of the LCS, sub jungler Meteos was traded to Phoenix1 to fill in for their jungler "Inori".[42] The Team finished with a 14-4 record and were runners-up in the league, losing to TSM in the Finals.[43]

For the start of summer split, Cloud 9 signed “Westrice” Nguyen (top) and Olivier “Winter” Lapointe (support).[44]

Pre-Season 2018

In November 2017 Cloud9 announced that Licorice, Selfie, and Wiggily were joining the team and that Contractz and Impact were leaving.

Former ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date WildTurtle Jason Tran ADC December 4, 2012 March 25, 2013 Rush Yoon-jae Lee Jungler November 19, 2015 July 16, 2016 Balls[45] An Le Top Laner May 23, 2013 July 13, 2016 Hai Hai Lam Mid Laner December 4, 2012 July 13, 2017 Altec Johnny Ru ADC April 22, 2016 July 13, 2016 LemonNation Daerek Hart Support May 23, 2013 October 23, 2015 Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin Sub July 13, 2016 January 5, 2017 Meteos William Hartman Jungle May 23, 2013 February 16, 2017 Cain Nu-ri Jang Assistant Coach December 19, 2016 March 24, 2017 Impact[46] Eon-yeong Jung Top Laner May 9, 2016 November 26, 2017 Contractz Juan Arturo Garcia Jungler December 19, 2016 November 26, 2017 Ray Ji-won Jeon Top Laner December 19, 2016 December 19, 2017 Wiggily Raymond Griffin Jungler November 22, 2017 April 8, 2018 Selfie Marcin Wolski Mid Laner November 22, 2017 January 3, 2018 Smoothie Andy Ta Support May 18, 2016 June 24, 2018 Counter-Strike

Cloud9 acquired CompLexity Gaming's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team in August 2014. The team left CompLexity after it received a better offer from C9 before renewing their contract with their previous team. After going 2-0 in Group D of the group stage of ESL One; Cologne 2014, Cloud9 lost to Swedish team Ninjas in Pyjamas in the quarterfinals, who later won the tournament.[47] On November 26, Sean 'seang@res' Gares took over the in-game leader position, formerly belonging to Spencer 'Hiko' Martin.[48] On December 14, Hiko left Cloud9, to be replaced by Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan.[49][50][51]

On April 24, Cloud9 released Khan and Kory 'Semphis' Friesen.[52] On April 29 Ryan 'fREAKAZOiD' Abadir and Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham, formerly of iBUYPOWER, joined the team and Braxton 'swag' Pierce joined as an analyst,[53] later changed to a CS:GO Streamer position.

On November 24, Sean "sgares" Gares stepped down from the Counter-Strike roster.[54]

Cloud9 has historically been considered to be one of the best North American CS:GO team, finishing 2nd at multiple LAN events against top European teams, such as FNATIC at the ESEA ESL Pro League Finals.[55]

Cloud9 placed 13-16th at MLG Columbus 2016, losing to Natus Vincere and G2 Esports in the group stage.

On April 12, 2016 announced the departure of fREAKAZOiD from the starting roster. Team Liquid's Eric "adreN" Hoag was announced as a temporary stand-in.[56] Alec "Slemmy" White was announced as the official replacement on April 23, 2016.[57]

The manager of Cloud9's Counter-Strike division, Tres "stunna" Saranthus left the team on July 26, 2016.[58] Timothy "autimatic" Ta joined the team on August 17, 2016, replacing Slemmy.[59]

On October 30, 2016, Cloud9 defeated SK Gaming 2-1 in a best of 3 to win the ESL Pro League Season 4 Finals in São Paulo, Brazil.[60]

On August 15, 2017, Michael "shroud" Grzesiek left the team, stepping down from competitive Counter-Strike play, announcing that he would be becoming a full-time streamer.[61]

On January 28, 2018, Cloud9 defeated FaZe Clan 2-1 and won the ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018.[62] By doing this they became the first North-American team to ever win a CS:GO Major.

On March 31, 2018, Cloud9's main AWPer, Tyler Latham AKA Skadoodle announced on Twitter that he would become inactive in the professional CS scene. On the same day, a much anticipated transfer occurred in the active roster of Cloud 9 with Jake Yip AKA Stewie2K terminating his multi-year contract with Cloud 9 to move to SK Gaming.[63][64]

On April 18, 2018, Michael "shroud" Grzesiek officially retired from Competitive Counter-Strike, and left Cloud9 [65]

Roster ID Name Role Join date RUSH William Wierzba Rifler (Entry Fragger) August 15, 2017 autimatic Timothy Ta Rifler (Lurker) August 17, 2016 Skadoodle Tyler Latham Sniper (AWPer) April 29, 2015 Twistzz Russel Van Dulken Rifler October 6, 2018 Seang@res Sean Gares In game leader October 6, 2018 valens Soham Chowdhury Coach February 3, 2017 Former ID Name Join date Leave date STYKO (Loan) Martin Styk August 10, 2018 September 23, 2018 FNS Pujan Mehta April 2, 2018 July 25, 2018 tarik Tarik Celik August 15, 2017 July 12, 2018 n0thing Jordan Gilbert August 1, 2014 May 7, 2018 Stewie2k Jake Yip January 11, 2016 March 30, 2018 shroud Michael Grzesiek August 1, 2014 April 18, 2018 Slemmy Alec White April 23, 2016 December 28, 2016 Irukandji (Coach) Andrew Timmerman March 24, 2016 July 26, 2016 fREAKAZOiD Ryan Abadir April 29, 2015 May 19, 2016 sg@res Sean Gares August 1, 2014 November 24, 2015 SEMPHIS Kory Friesen August 1, 2014 April 24, 2015 ShahZaM Shahzeeb Khan December 14, 2014 April 24, 2015 Hiko Spencer Martin August 1, 2014 December 14, 2014 Battalion 1944

On January 31, 2018 Cloud9 founded a roster for the upcoming FPS Battalion 1944. The first member to join Cloud9 for this game is the 23 year old Shizaru from the Netherlands. Future players will be announced later since contracts are still being discussed.

Vainglory

On September 1, 2016, Cloud9 acquired Nemesis Hydra from Team Nemesis, getting their feet into the mobile esports scene. Nemesis Hydra had been one of the first competitive teams of Vainglory, having first appeared in March, 2015.[66] In their short year and a half of existence, Hydra had made it to the third tournament day, at least semi-finals, in each live championship. While never winning a championship, they completed a 14-game win streak in Split One of the 2016 Summer Season tournament "Evil 8".

In the Vainglory Summer Live Championships, under the blue and white of Cloud9, the team beat Phoenix Reborn in the first round, falling to Team SoloMid in the second round, and Phoenix Reign in the loser's bracket, missing their first day three of live finals in their history. Cloud 9 would not qualify for the 2016 Vainglory World Championship. The team overcame Team SoloMid in the semifinals of the First Vainglory Unified Championship in London and were crowned winners after taking down Gankstars in Finals.[67] In the 2017 Summer Unified Championships in Los Angeles they would once again be crowned Unified Champions, defeating Immortals in the final. At the 2017 World Championship, Cloud 9 would make it all the way to the semifinal, before losing to Tribe Gaming, the former roster of Immortals.[68]

On February 5, 2018 Cloud9 disbanded their Vainglory division.[69]

Hearthstone

Cloud9 joined the Hearthstone scene in mid-2014 with the acquisition of DogeHouse.

Roster ID Name Join date DDaHyoNi Sang-hyeon Baek May 6, 2016 Kolento Aleksandr Malsh June 26, 2014 Former ID Name Join date Leave date StrifeCro Cong Shu June 26, 2014 May 16, 2017 Firebat James Kostesich March 2, 2016 March 16, 2017 MaSsan Harry Cheong June 23, 2015 May 4, 2016 Gnimsh Marcin Filipowicz June 26, 2014 November 14, 2015 Ek0p Jan Palys June 26, 2014 June 31, 2016 Hafu Rumay Wang June 26, 2014 November 2, 2015 Super Smash Bros.

Cloud9 joined the Super smash bros scene in May 2014 picking up Mang0. In 2016, the organization expanded their smash division by adding in Tafokints as Mang0's personal coach and Ally for Smash 4.

Roster ID Name Game(s) Character(s) Join date Mang0 Joseph Marquez Super Smash Bros. Melee Fox, Falco May 6, 2014[70] Former ID Name Game(s) Character(s) Join date Leave date Ally Elliot Carroza-Oyarce Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Mario August 18, 2016[71] April 3, 2018[72] Tafokints (Coach) Daniel Lee Super Smash Bros. Melee Sheik December 30, 2016 March 30, 2018 Overwatch Main article: London Spitfire

On 10 August 2017 Cloud9 was announced as one of the teams that has acquired an Overwatch League franchise spot to represent London.[73] On 1 November 2017 the name of Cloud9's Overwatch franchise was announced as the London Spitfire.[74] On February 15, 2018 the contenders was announced as the British Hurricane.[75]

London Spitfire No. ID Name Role Join Date 13 Profit Jun-young Park DPS November 4, 2017 7 Gesture Jae-hui Hong Tank November 4, 2017 4 Closer Won-sik Jung Support November 4, 2017 20 birdring Ji-hyeok Kim DPS November 4, 2017 19 Fury Jun-ho Kim Flex November 4, 2017 22 Bdosin Seung-tae Choi Flex Support November 4, 2017 8 NUS Jong-seok Kim Flex Support November 4, 2017 - Coach815 Kwang-bok Kim Head Coach September 3, 2018 - Jfeel Jeong-min Kim Coach November 4, 2017 - Agape Cheol-yong Hong Coach April 13, 2018 Former (under London Spitfire banner) No. ID Name Position Join date Leave date 1 Fissure Chan-hyung Baek[76][77] Tank November 4, 2017 February 20, 2018 27 Rascal Dong-jun Kim DPS November 4, 2017 February 21, 2018 - Bishop Beom-joon Lee Coach November 4, 2017 March 7, 2018 97 TiZi Jang-hyun Hwang Tank March 8, 2018 June 18, 2018 10 WooHyaL Seung-hyun Seong Flex November 4, 2017 June 18, 2018 15 HaGoPeun Hyeon-woo Jo Flex Support November 4, 2017 June 18, 2018 18 Hooreg Dong-eun Lee DPS November 4, 2017 June 18, 2018 - Changg Chang-geun Park Coach November 4, 2017 August 20, 2018 British Hurricane ID Name Position Join date Nesh Herman Kobrin DPS June 22, 2018 MikeyA Michael Adams DPS June 22, 2018 Kyb Finley Adisi DPS February 15, 2018 Hafficool Hafþór Hákonarson Flex February 15, 2018 Fusions Cameron Bosworth Tank February 15, 2018 bock1 Jakob Kleveland Support February 15, 2018 FunnyAstro Daniel Hathaway Support February 15, 2018 Elbion Joshua Tuffs Analyst August 13, 2018 Inactive ID Name Position Join date Inactive date CrusaDe Ryan van Wegen Support February 15, 2018 August 26, 2018 Former (under British Hurricane banner) ID Name Position Join date Leave date Kragie Phillip Krag DPS February 15, 2018 July 8, 2018 Shifty Nicholas Travis Coach February 15, 2018 August 26, 2018 Smite

Cloud9 joined the Smite scene in December 2013. After 3 years of varying results and roster changes the then roster decided to leave Cloud9 signifying the end of the organizations involvement in the scene.

Rocket League

Cloud9 signed The Muffin Men following their win at Dreamhack Atlanta in 2017. Under the C9 banner, the roster has experienced continued success being one of the best North American teams. They finished 1st in RLCS (Rocket League Championship Series) NA league play as well as 1st in the NA championship. In the season 4 RLCS LAN they finished 3rd, losing to Method (now CompLexity).

Roster ID Name Join date SquishyMuffinz Mariano Arruda July 28, 2017 [78] Gimmick Jesus Parra July 28, 2017 [78] Torment Kyle Storer July 28, 2017 [78] PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PUBG.NA ID Name Join date Moody Mehmood Askar October 16, 2017 Pr0phie Magno Ramos September 26, 2018 Kaymind Thierry Kaltenback August 1, 2018 Nerf Benjamin Wheeler August 1, 2018 Inactive ID Name Join date Inactive date Reum Jessie Amaya June 15, 2018 July 24, 2018 PUBG.KR ID Name Join date Dingception Kwang-myun Jang December 28, 2017 C4tch Kang-hyun Song May 29, 2018 suk Won-suk Choi December 28, 2017 seayureka Gyu-tae Park December 28, 2017 Wiz Sang-hyun Park June 25, 2018 Clash Royale Roster ID Name Role Join date CMcHugh Collin McHugh Player April 14, 2018 Trainer Chris Christopher Reyes Player April 14, 2018 Berin Berin Bjelak Player June 12, 2018 Wings James Wingard Player July 25, 2018 ERICK Erick Benamu Coach April 14, 2018 -Adam Adam Björk Analyst June 12, 2018 H1Z1 Battle Royale (Pro League) Roster ID Name Join date Chappie Justin Andrews June 21, 2017 Frexs Joseph Sanchez October 16, 2017 Aydren Adrien Morales April 9, 2018 ImperialHal Phillip Dosen April 9, 2018 Flowers Marco Sotelo April 9, 2018 Fortnite Fortnite.KR ID Name Join date Duty Sun-ho Moon June 14, 2018 Noah Tae-jun Choi June 14, 2018 GANJi Sung-min Kim June 14, 2018 Trona Jun-hyeong Choi June 14, 2018 Fortnite.NA Blue ID Name Join date Criz Christian Rizk June 17, 2018 boss Brennan Amiott June 17, 2018 Shivsy Clemente Ibarra June 17, 2018 Bandit Jared Jones June 17, 2018 White ID Name Join date Blind Maurilio Gramajo June 17, 2018 zoof Nicholas Zufan June 17, 2018 Topboy Rex Holmstrom June 17, 2018


Solo ID Name Join date starke2k Brody Wellmaker June 23, 2018 Hysteria Jacob Reiser May 5, 2018 Rainbow Six: Siege Roster ID Name Role Join date Goddess Lauren Williams In-Game Leader June 18, 2018 FoxA Davide Bucci Support June 18, 2018 Mark Mark Arismendez Entry Operator July 18, 2018 LaXInG Gabriel Mirelez Flex June 18, 2018 Retro Alexander Lloyd Flex Support June 18, 2018 Robn Thomas Linden Coach June 18, 2018 ViiRuS Anthony Ybarra Coach August 16, 2018 Former ID Name Join date Leave date Shlongii Brandon Escamilla June 18, 2018 July 24, 2018 Rules of Survival Roster ID Name Join date Høt Kevin Rowe October 5, 2018 Ferg Luke Fergie October 5, 2018 HawksNest Elijah Jackson October 5, 2018 Seth Eli Barnes October 5, 2018 Ayee Alex Yee October 5, 2018 Streamers

Cloud9 has various streamers under their banner.[79]

ID Name Join date SingSing WehSing Yuen January 31, 2016 Forsen Sebastian Fors March 31, 2017 BunnyFuFuu Michael Kurylo November 19, 2015 loulex Jean-Victor Burgevin January 2, 2018 BabyKnight Jon Andersen January 5, 2017 Aspen Becca Rukavina July 10, 2018 Keeoh Joseph Winkler August 14, 2018 Management ID Name Role Jack Jack Etienne Owner/Founder calle Calle Danielsson Video Producer Portilho Mateus Portilho Social Media Manager LilSusie Susie Kim General Manager (London Spitfire) Claire Seon-woo Jeon Team Manager (London Spitfire) Stylosa Tom Stewart British Consultant (London Spitfire) Noukky Ysabel Müller Manager (British Hurricane) David David Denis Sports Psychologist References
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