|Coaches:||Daniel "Dan Dinh" Dinh|
|Analysts:||Charlie "Charlie" Lipsie|
|Managers:||Jack "Jack" Etienne|
|Team Captain:||Hai "Hai" Lam|
|Number of Players:||8|
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Cloud 9 is a North American League of Legends team formed by the roster of Quantic Gaming after leaving the financially struggling Quantic Gaming organization.
The team currently competes under the name Cloud 9 HyperX, in representation of their sponsor Kingston HyperX.
During the off-season, the Quantic Gaming organization fell into financial distress and shut down operations, leaving the League of Legends team without a sponsor. Competing under the name "Team NomNom" and then Cloud 9, 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). However, Cloud 9 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.
Initially, Nientonsoh said that Cloud 9 would disband in light of the loss. The team later decided to stay together, although Nientonsoh and Yazuki left the team. Hai shifted from jungle to mid, and the team tried out new junglers and top laners in online competitions.
On April 1st, the Cloud 9 roster of Hai, LemonNation, Meteos,Sneaky and Balls was picked up by Quantic Gaming. However, just a few weeks later the roster would once again become Cloud 9 with previous TSM manager Jack Etienne becoming the manager and owner of the team.
In the Summer Promotion Qualifier, Cloud 9 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. Midway through the season, Cloud 9 went on the longest win streak in LCS history (13 games) and 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. Cloud 9 took home $50,000 USD 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.
With high hopes, C9 went into the S3 Championship quarterfinals with a first round bye for being the North American champions. Their first international match was against the top European seed, Fnatic. In a formidable set of games, Cloud 9 lost 1-2, being the last North American team to be eliminated and ending up in eighth place.
At the first international pre-season tournament, IEM Cologne in November, Cloud 9 received a bye into the second round and competed against Gambit Gaming of Russia. Gambit defeated Cloud 9 2-0, marking their second immediate exit from an international tournament.
In December 2013, Cloud 9 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, Cloud 9 took the series 2-0, resulting in an overall North American win at the tournament and $10,000 USD for the team.
As a top five finisher in the Season 3 LCS Summer Split, Cloud 9 earned a berth in the 2014 Season Spring Split. Cloud 9 currently holds second place beneath Team SoloMid with a record of 18-4. During the eighth week of the season, Cloud 9 clinched a top six finish and a spot in the Spring Playoffs. So far, Cloud 9's LCS success has resulted in a record season win percentage of 86% (43 wins to 7 losses), 87.3% when including playoffs (48-7).
In March 2014, Cloud 9 competed against an international field at the IEM Season VIII World Championship. Cloud 9 opened with 1-0 victories against the Chinese World Elite and Taiwanese Taipei Assassins, but fell 1-2 against rival Fnatic in the tournament semifinals. The team thus took home third/fourth place and $14,000 USD.
Cloud 9's several international encounters with Fnatic in late 2013 and early 2014 has resulted in a rivalry between the two teams. Cloud 9 currently has a 4-4 game record and a 1-2 series record against Fnatic, winning the Battle of the Atlantic while losing at IEM and the Season 3 World Championship.
- December 4th, Quantic Gaming releases Nientonsoh, Hai, LemonNation, WildTurtle, and Yazuki. The roster forms Team NomNom.
- To read about Quantic Gaming history (November 2012 - December 2012), click here.
- To read about Orbit Gaming history (April 2012 - November 2012), click here.
- December 16th, 2nd place in SoloMid Series - Finals.
- January 8th, Team NomNom renames to Cloud 9.
- January 13th, Nientonsoh and Yazuki leave.
- February, Meteos joins.
- March 25th, WildTurtle leaves.
- April 1st, Cloud 9 roster is picked up by Quantic Gaming. Hai, LemonNation, Meteos, and Balls leave.
- May 23rd, Cloud 9 reforms after the departure from Quantic Gaming. Hai, LemonNation, Meteos, Balls and SnEaKyCaStRoO join.
- May 31st, MegaZero joins as sub.
- June 7th, otter joins as sub.
- June 8th, Kingston HyperX title sponsors Cloud 9.
- June 14th, iBUYPOWER sponsors Cloud 9. 
- June 25th, Cooler Master sponsors Cloud 9.
- September 1st, 1st place at LCS North America Season 3 Summer Playoffs
- October 28th, Alex Penn leaves, while Dan Dinh joins as new Coach.
- January 1st, Alienware sponsors Cloud 9.
- January 17th, Logitech G sponsors Cloud 9.
- March 1st, MeyeA joins as substitute.
- March 15th, 3rd-4th place at IEM Season VIII - World Championship.
|KOR Kez||Kevin Jeon||Sub/Jungle|
|MegaZero||Patrick Glinsman||Sub||Team SoloMid|
|WildTurtle||Jason Tran||AD||Team SoloMid|
|Nientonsoh||Zach Malhas||Mid||Azure Cats|
|Jack||Jack Etienne||General Manager/Owner|
|Dan Dinh||Daniel Dinh||Coach|
|Alex Penn||Alex Penn||Coach/Analyst||Team Coast|
|In Premier Tournaments|
|2014-04-20||1st||LCS North America Season 4 Spring Playoffs||3 : 0||Team SoloMid||$ 50,000|
|2014-04-06||1st||LCS North America Season 4 Spring Regular Season||24 : 4||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2014-03-15||3 - 4th||IEM Season VIII - World Championship||1 : 2||Fnatic||$ 14,000|
|2013-11-24||3 - 4th||IEM Season VIII - Cologne||0 : 2||Gambit Gaming||$ 5,000|
|2013-09-23||5 - 8th||Season 3 World Championship||1 : 2||Fnatic||$ 75,000|
|2013-09-02||1st||LCS North America Season 3 Summer Playoffs||3 : 0||Team SoloMid||$ 50,000|
|2013-08-16||1st||LCS North America Season 3 Summer Regular Season||25 : 3||Group Stage (W/L)|
|2013-03-17||1st||2013 MLG Winter Championship Summer Promotion||2 : 0||Velocity eSports||$ 20,000|
|In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments|
|2013-03-03||3rd||National ESL Premier League V||? : ?||Square Duck||$ 800|
|2013-02-21||1st||Rising Stars Invitational Title Fight #6||2 : 0||Dirt Nap Gaming||$ 250|
|2013-02-20||1st||Rising Stars Invitational #6||2 : 0||Falafel Gaming||$ 250|
|2013-02-13||1st||Rising Stars Invitational #5||2 : 0||Team TowerDiveTV||$ 250|
|2013-02-06||1st||Rising Stars Invitational #4||2 : 0||Team Dignitas||$ 250|
|2013-01-18||1st||Rising Stars Invitational #1||2 : 0||Dirt Nap Gaming||$ 250|
|2013-01-06||3rd||Solomid NA Invitational 12||0 : 2||Team Curse||$ 250|
- Cloud9 gets a 5 for 1 in Rising Stars Invitational
- A Video Tribute to Orbit Gaming/Reddit Nation/Quantic Gaming/Nomnom/Cloud 9
- January 10th - Cloud 9: High Hopes (video) with LoL Esports
- March 20th - Cloud 9's Team AMA! with Reddit
- June 13th - Alex Penn talks about life as coach of Cloud 9 with GameSpot
- August 16th - Cloud 9's Manager Jack talks about Managing this Past Season (video) with GameSpot
- September 22nd - Cruising Altitude: Cloud 9 with Machinima
- September 26th - HyperX Cloud 9 LCS NA Regional Champions Interview with HyperX
- September 31st - Cloud 9 HyperX Talks League of Legends Championship with GameSkinny
- October 29th - Interview with Cloud 9 manager Jack Etienne with LoL Esports
- Road to Worlds with Cloud 9
- The Secrets of Cloud 9's League of Legends Success
- Top 4: Cloud 9 HyperX
- Dan Dinh to coach Cloud 9 na.lolesports.com
- Nientonsoh Twitter Status twitter.com
- WildTurtle Replacing Chaox as Starter on TSM newsoflegends.com
- Quantic Gaming welcomes Cloud 9 quanticgaming.com
- Quantic Respond To Reports cadred.org
- Hai's Twitter post regarding Megazero Sub twitter.com
- C9's Facebook post regarding otter Sub facebook.com
- Cloud 9 Facebook Post facebook.com
- Powerhouse Cloud 9 HyperX Team Joins iBUYPOWER ibuypower.com
- Cooler Master sponsors Cloud 9 coolermaster.com
- Alienware and Cloud 9 Join Forces cloud9.gg
- Logitech Gaming's Facebook Post facebook.com
- MeyeA joins as sub facebook.com