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Cloud9
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Team Information
Org LocationUnited States United States
Region
NA
 North America
OwnerJack "Jack" Etienne
Head CoachBok "Reapered" Han-gyu
PartnerRed Bull
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U.S. Airforce
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HyperX
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Microsoft
History
Created2012-12-04
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Current Roster
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Cloud9 (C9) is a North American esports team formed by the former roster of Quantic Gaming following its dissolution. Aside from League of Legends, the organization also has divisions for DotA 2, COD, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, Super Smash Bros, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, and Vainglory.

History

Pre-Season 3

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 once again. Competing 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. However, Cloud9 was knocked out in the group stage after losing to Azure Gaming and future LCS team Team MRN.

Initially, Nientonsoh said that Cloud9 would disband in light of the loss. The team later decided to stay together, although Nientonsoh and Yazuki did leave, causing a large roster change. 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 Hai, LemonNation, Meteos, and Balls was picked up by Quantic Gaming. However, just a few weeks later the roster would once again become Cloud9 with previous TSM manager Jack Etienne becoming their manager and owner of the team. 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 compLexity 3-0. Cloud9 possesses the longest win streak in LCS history (13 games), the most victories in an LCS season split (25 games), and won first place in the Summer Split. Throughout the NA LCS Summer Playoffs, they were able to win every single one of their games/sets, first against Team Dignitas and then the grand finals against TSM. Cloud9 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 straight into the S3 Championship quarterfinals for being the North American champions. Their first international match as a team was against the top European seed, Fnatic. In a formidable set of games, Cloud9 lost 1-2, being the last North American team to be eliminated and ending up in eighth place.

2014 Preseason

On October 29, it was announced that while Alex Penn leaves, Dan Dinh would join as new coach.[1]

At the first international pre-season tournament, IEM Cologne in November, Cloud9 received a bye into the second round and competed against Gambit Gaming of Russia. Gambit defeated Cloud9 2-0, marking their second immediate exit from an international tournament.

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 $10,000 USD for the team.

2014 Season

Cloud9 won the spring split of the LCS once again, and qualifying for the All Star event. However, prior to the event, Hai's lung collapsed, hospitalizing him and requiring him to use a respirator, and the team had to play with a substitute. After C9 requested Link as a temporary replacement, Counter Logic Gaming readily agreed to a two-month emergency loan deal that would cover the time in between splits, including All-Stars. Cloud9 went 3-1 in the group stage, losing only to SK Telecom T1 K, but in the bracket they were eliminated in the first round by OMG, losing 2-0.

In the summer season, despite placing first in the round robin, they took second place overall, losing to Team SoloMid in the finals 2-3. The second-place finish qualified them for the 2014 Season World Championship, where they were drawn into Group D along with NaJin White Shield, Alliance, and KaBuM! e-Sports. Cloud9 went 4-2 in the group, drawing with NaJin Shield for first place but losing the tiebreaker game. They were eliminated from the tournament in the bracket stage, falling 3-1 to Samsung Blue.

2015 Preseason

Cloud9 was the North American team fan-voted to IEM San Jose.[2] They defeated paiN Gaming 2-0, Alliance 2-1, and then Unicorns of Love 3-0 to win the tournament.

On December 30, it was announced that Cloud9 were holding open tryouts for a North American Challenger team.[3] See information about this team at Cloud9 Tempest.

2015 Season

Due to their IEM San Jose victory, Cloud9 qualified for IEM Katowice in March. They lost their only two games, first to GE Tigers and then to yoe Flash Wolves, and finished in 7th/8th place. Domestically, they underperformed at the start of the season, and were in 8th place at the end of the second week of the spring LCS split. However, they improved over the course of the season, ending with a second-place finish behind Team SoloMid and a playoff bye; after beating Team Liquid 3-2, Cloud9 lost to TSM 1-3 in the finals and finished the split overall in second place.

Soon after the spring finals, Hai announced his retirement from professional play, citing his wrist injuries and the fact that his support carry playstyle was not viable anymore as reasons for his retirement; however, he would remain with the Cloud9 organization as their Chief Gaming Officer.[4] After tryouts including Cloud9 Tempest mid laner Yusui and the recently-unbanned European solo queue star Incarnati0n, the team settled on Incarnati0n as their new mid laner for the Summer Split. The team performed poorly for the first five weeks of the split and replaced Meteos with Hai going into the sixth week.

With Hai back on the team, Cloud9's record improved from 3-7 to 6-12 by the end of the split, and they finished in 7th place after a tie-breaker victory against Team 8, narrowly avoiding relegations and retaining their 70 Championship Points, though they did not qualify for playoffs. In the Regional Finals Gauntlet, Cloud9 reverse-swept both Gravity Gaming and Team Impulse before beating Team Liquid 3-1 in the finals. Their fourteen games played over the course of three days gave them North America's third seed to the 2015 Season World Championship, Cloud9's third-consecutive Worlds.

Considered an underdog at Worlds, Cloud9 were placed into Group B along with Fnatic, ahq, and Invictus Gaming and expected to place last. Instead, they surprised with an undefeated 3-0 first week, with Hai suddenly performing well on Lee Sin and Balls on Darius; Incarnati0n also introduced Veigar as a pick in their first game against ahq. In the second week, Cloud9 needed only one win to advance to the quarterfinals but were unable to find it, losing four games in a row including a tiebreaker loss to ahq. They placed third in their group, ahead of only Invictus Gaming.

2016 Preseason

After their Worlds run, Cloud9 announced the retirement of LemonNation and his move to a staff role; they also opened tryouts for jungler and support, with Hai to play whichever role was not filled via a tryout.[5] They ended up adding two new players - former Gravity support Bunny FuFuu and Team Impulse jungler Rush - with Hai to split time with Bunny in the support role.[6] Rush debuted with the team at IEM Cologne, where they were eliminated in the first round by H2k.

2016 Season

Cloud9 started the spring season with Hai and Bunny FuFuu alternating games, but after two losses with Bunny and two wins with Hai, they committed to starting Hai full-time and rose to a 67% winrate, with a third-place seed in the playoffs. However, despite a seeding advantage, the team lost to sixth-seed TSM in the first round. After the end of the split, Cloud9 recreated its Challenger team and shuffled rosters between the two teams, initially setting up for the summer split with Impact, Meteos, Jensen, Sneaky, and Bunny FuFuu as its LCS roster; former Team Dragon Knights support Smoothie later also joined the team.[7][8]

For the first seven weeks of the split, Bunny FuFuu and Smoothie shared the support role, but after that point Bunny stepped down to a substitute and streaming role, and Smoothie became the full-time starter.[9] The team equaled its spring record with a 12-6 finish, again securing the third seed into the playoffs. There, Cloud9 defeated Team EnVyUs and Immortals before falling to TSM 3-1 in the finals; their second-place result was their best placement since Spring 2015. In the Regional Finals, or the gauntlet, Cloud9 faced and defeated both EnVyUs and Immortals to qualify for the World Championship for the fourth consecutive year.

The team was placed into Group B together with SK Telecom T1, Flash Wolves and I May. The North American powerhouse walked on the edge of elimination until the very last game of the Group Stage: Meteos, Jensen and Sneaky had rough games, and Impact wasn't able to snowball an early advantage into a game-winning splitpush threat on his signature Gnar, as he did in the NALCS Playoffs. In the end managed to clutch a Quarterfinals berth after two difficult weeks of competition, placing second with a 3-3 score and thus becoming the first North American team since 2014 to place in the Top 8 at Worlds after North America had been shut out of the playoffs in 2015. They were drawn into the right side of the playoff bracket, where they met Samsung Galaxy and were swept 0-3 by the Korean team.

2017 Season

As the best-performing NA team at the 2016 Season World Championship, Cloud9 received an invitation to the IEM World Championship; however, two weeks before the competition, C9 withdrew from the tournament, citing their priority to focus on continuing their then-dominant performances in the NA LCS, as well as the political uncertainty of the environment regarding travel by persons with visas.[10]

In the offseason, Cloud9 made two roster changes. Meteos stepped down as starting jungler, leaving Sneaky as the only remaining member of the original Cloud9 roster. Replacing him was rookie jungler Contractz, formerly of Cloud9 Challenger. The team also acquired former Apex Gaming top laner Ray, with the intention of platooning him and Impact. Cloud9 would also be playing against new LCS team FlyQuest in the Spring, which had begun as Cloud9's challenger team and included original Cloud9 members Hai, Balls, and LemonNation.

With Impact getting most of the starts in the top lane, Cloud9 roared to an 8-0 record over the first four weeks of the Spring Split, good for first place, two games above a surprising FlyQuest. However, Cloud9 cooled off over the next four weeks, going 4-4 and falling to within 1 game of third place Phoenix1, before a 2-0 final week propelled them to a 14-4 finish, comfortably in second. Cloud9 also beat FlyQuest in both of their head to head matchups. For their efforts, Reapered win would Coach of the Split, Contractz would receive Rookie of the Split, and Smoothie would also be named to the all NALCS First Team.

With their playoff bye, Cloud9's first stop in the playoffs would be against Phoenix1 in the semifinals, which by this time included former C9 jungler Meteos, who had joined them in midseason. Meteos failed to defeat his old team, and Cloud9 swept Phoenix1 3-0, setting up their second consecutive finals appearance against TSM. Going into the finals, C9 elected to alternate Ray and Impact as they had in the semifinals. However, this strategy appeared not to work, as each player lost the first game they played. Switching back to Ray for game 3, Cloud9 prevailed in a close match to stave off elimination, followed by a dominant game 4 win behind Impact on Shen and Smoothie's surprise Gragas support pick. With Ray returning for game 5, Cloud9 were on the brink of reverse sweeping TSM and winning their first title since the 2014 Spring Split. However, Jensen failed to use either his Zhonya's Hourglass or Ekko ultimate in a crucial teamfight, giving TSM the victory in both the fight and the series.

Cloud9 made no changes in the midseason, but began the Summer Split inconsistently. Of particular concern was the top lane, with both Impact and Ray starting for stretches of time but neither playing well. At the mid-split break, Cloud9 was 6-4, good for fourth place behind TSM and a much improved Immortals and CLG.

Their second place finish in the previous split meant that Cloud9 would be one of the three North American teams invited to the first EU/NA Rift Rivals, along with TSM and Phoenix1. However, a number of Cloud9 players were ill during the event, so while NA were dominant, Cloud9 finished only 3-3, the worst of the invited North American teams, and did not make it out of the group stage.

The aftereffects of their Rift Rivals struggles continued when C9 returned to domestic play, as they went 0-2 in week 6 and fell to 6th place. However, helped by having the easiest remaining schedule of any team, C9 won their final six games to finish fourth. The team also settled on Impact in the top lane, with Ray not playing any games after week six. Despite the team's struggles, Jensen had remained consistently dominant, and managed to edge Bjergsen of TSM for the NALCS First Team mid lane slot.

In the quartefinals, Cloud9 were matched up against 5th place Team Dignitas, who also had an inconsistent Summer Split but were looking much improved with the addition of bot laners Altec and Adrian. The series was expected to be close, but Dignitas shocked the world by taking the first two games off of Cloud9 to put them one game away from advancing. C9 managed to win game 3 and were on the verge of sending it to a game 5 with all three Dignitas inhibitors down, but a clutch Taliyah ultimate by mid laner Keane prevented C9 from reaching the nexus. Dignitas then held on to outlast Cloud9, eliminating them from the playoffs.

Due to their Championship Points from the Spring Split, Cloud9 would have the first slot in the Regional Finals to make the 2017 Season World Championship. There, they met CLG and defeated them 3-1, keeping Cloud9's record of never missing Worlds since qualifying for the LCS intact. Due to being the third seed, Cloud9 entered Worlds through the new Play-In stage, and were seeded into Group B with Dire Wolves of the OPL and Team oNe eSports of the CBLOL. Cloud9 easily dispatched both teams in the group stage and then defeated Latin America North's Lyon Gaming to qualify for the main Group Stage, all without dropping a single game.

In the main event, Cloud9 were seeded into Group A, alongside LCK second-place team SK Telecom T1, LPL champions Edward Gaming and second-place Ahq e-Sports Club of the LMS. Expected to be in contention with Edward Gaming for the second seed, Cloud9 had a good first week, losing only to SKT, as EDG massively under performed. However, Cloud9 lost to both SKT and a much improved EDG in week 2 and appeared on the verge of having to play a tiebreaker before EDG once again blew a massive gold lead to SKT, propelling C9 into the knockout stage. For the second year in a row, Cloud9 were the only North American team to make it out of groups.

In the knockout stage, they matched up against Team WE of the LPL. After losing the first game despite opening up an early lead, C9 won the next two games to put them one win away from becoming the first North American team ever to advance to the semifinals of Worlds. However, Cloud9's luck ran out there, as they lost the next two games and were eliminated, ending their Worlds journey.

2018 Season

Spring Split

In the offseason, Cloud9 once again made changes in jungle and top lane. Both top laners departed and were replaced by rookie Licorice, while Contractz was replaced by former TSM jungler Svenskeren. Reviews of these changes were mixed: while Licorice had been one of the best top laners in the Challenger Series, there were questions about his ability to match up against many of the elite imports in the NALCS, and Svenskeren had been considered a weak link on TSM despite having won multiple splits with the team. The beginning of the Spring Split seemed to belie these pessimistic predictions, as Cloud9 began the season 7-1, tied with an equally surprising Echo Fox for first place through the first four weeks. Particularly integral to their success was Licorice's stellar play on a variety of carry champions, as well as excellent support play by Smoothie. However, the team seemed to hit a speed bump in the next few weeks, posting 1-1 records in weeks 5 through 8, with Licorice beginning to struggle as the top lane meta shifted towards tanks. Still, going into Week 9, C9 had clinched playoffs and remained tied for first, and needed only a single victory in the final week to clinch themselves a playoff bye. However, they first lost to a surging Team Liquid, then were upset by 8th place FlyQuest, setting up an unprecedented four way tie for 3rd place between them, Team Liquid, Clutch Gaming, and TSM that had to be broken through a tiebreaker series. Cloud9's struggles continued in this series, as they lost again to Team Liquid in the first tiebreaker to drop them to the 5th place match, before managing to finally stop the bleeding with a victory against Clutch.

In the playoff quarterfinals, Cloud9 were yet again matched up against Team Liquid. Though Liquid was favored due to C9's late season struggles, the series was expected to be hotly contested. While C9 kept all three games close, they failed to win any of them, ending their season in the quarterfinals with only 10 Championship Points.

Summer Split

C9 started the 2018 Summer Season by promoting Goldenglue, Keith, and Zeyzal to the LCS roster. By Week 5 C9 were in tenth place. After bringing back Jensen and Sneaky to the main roster as well as subbing in Blaber for the rest of the summer season, Cloud9 surged and made it to second place and secured a playoff bye by the end of the regular season. In the playoffs, Cloud9 defeated Team SoloMid 3-2 in the Semifinals and lost 0-3 to Team Liquid in the Finals. They moved onto the Regional Qualifier and won 3-0 over TSM to make worlds.

At the 2018 World Championship, Cloud9 once again had to make it through the Play-In stage. They went 4-0 in the Play-In group stage, and beat Gambit Esports 3-2 to advance to the Main Event. Cloud 9 were seeded into Group B, dubbed the "Group of Death", with Team Vitality, Royal Never Give Up, and Gen.G. Cloud9 defied expectations and made it out of the group in second place with a 4-3 record after losing the first place tiebreaker to RNG.

In the Quarterfinals, C9 made history and defeated Afreeca Freecs 3-0, making it the first time since the Season One World Championship that a North American team had made semifinals. In the Semifinals, C9 lost 0-3 to Fnatic.

Trivia

  • Cloud9 earned the "Esports Organisation of the Year" prize at the Esports Awards in 2018.[11]

Timeline

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
To read about Quantic Gaming history (November 2012 - December 2012), click here.
To read about Orbit Gaming history (April 2012 - November 2012), click here.

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Contract Ends Joined
NA

Licorice Eric Ritchie 2Top Laner 2020-11-17 2017-11-22
NA

Kumo Ziqing Zhao 3Top Laner 2020-11-17 2019-03-23
NA

Blaber Robert Huang 4Jungler 2020-11-17 2018-07-21
EU

Svenskeren Dennis Johnsen 5Jungler 2020-11-17 2017-11-27
NA

Goldenglue Greyson Gilmer 6Mid Laner 2020-11-17 2018-06-13
EU

Nisqy Yasin Dinçer 7Mid Laner 2021-11-16 2018-11-23
NA

Sneaky Zachary Scuderi 8Bot Laner 2020-11-17 2013-05-23
NA

Keith Yuri Jew 9Bot Laner 2020-11-17 2019-03-23
NA

Zeyzal Tristan Stidam 10Support 2020-11-17 2018-06-13
NA

Diamond David Bérubé 11Support 2021-11-16 2019-03-23
Note: Teams are free to switch players between their LCS and Academy League rosters as long as their roster for each game complies with the rules outlined in this article. Therefore, more players are eligible to start than are listed on this page - we will only list those that do play.

Formerly On Loan

ID Name Role Loaned From Duration

Link Austin Shin 13Mid Laner Counter Logic Gaminglogo std.pngCounter Logic Gaming All-Star Paris 2014

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
BR

Jukes Flávio Fernandes 21Sub/Top Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Academy 2019-02-262019-02-26 2019-05-282019-05-28
EU

Jensen Nicolaj Jensen 13Mid Laner Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 2015-05-082015-05-08 2018-11-192018-11-19
NA

Smoothie Andy Ta 15Support Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox 2016-05-182016-05-18 2018-07-242018-07-24
NA

Keith Yuri Jew 14Bot Laner Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Academy 2018-06-132018-06-13 2018-06-302018-06-30
EU

Selfie Marcin Wolski 23Sub/Mid Szata Magalogo std.pngSzata Maga 2017-11-222017-11-22 2018-01-032018-01-03
KR

Ray Jeon Ji-won (전지원) 11Top Laner EDward Gaminglogo std.pngEDward Gaming 2016-12-192016-12-19 2017-12-192017-12-19
NA

Wiggily Raymond Griffin 12Jungler Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Academy 2017-11-222017-11-22 2017-12-182017-12-18
KR

Impact Jung Eon-yeong (정언영) 11Top Laner Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid 2016-05-092016-05-09 2017-11-262017-11-26
NA

Contractz Juan Arturo Garcia 12Jungler Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGolden Guardians 2016-12-192016-12-19 2017-11-262017-11-26
NA

Westrice Jonathan Nguyen 21Sub/Top Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Academy 2017-02-232017-02-23 2017-11-202017-11-20
NA

Bunny FuFuu Michael Kurylo 25Sub/Sup Cloud9logo std.png Streamer 2017-01-052017-01-05 2017-11-202017-11-20
NA

Winter Olivier Lapointe 25Sub/Sup OpTic Gaminglogo std.pngOpTic Gaming Academy 2017-02-232017-02-23 2017-11-202017-11-20
NA

Meteos William Hartman 22Sub/Jun Phoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1 2013-05-232013-05-23 2017-02-162017-02-16
NA

Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 22Sub/Jun Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Challenger 2016-07-132016-07-13 2017-01-052017-01-05
NA

Zeyzal Tristan Stidam 25Sub/Sup EUnitedlogo std.pngeUnited 2016-07-132016-07-13 2016-12-082016-12-08
KR

Rush Lee Yoon-jae (이윤재) 22Sub/Jun KT Rolsterlogo std.pngKT Rolster 2015-11-192015-11-19 2016-07-162016-07-16
NA

Balls An Van Le 21Sub/Top Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Challenger 2013-05-232013-05-23 2016-07-132016-07-13
NA

Hai Hai Du Lam 12Jungler Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Challenger 2015-07-032015-07-03 2016-07-132016-07-13
NA

Altec Johnny Ru 24Sub/Bot Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Challenger 2016-04-222016-04-22 2016-07-132016-07-13
NA

Westrice Jonathan Nguyen 21Sub/Top Emberlogo std.pngEmber 2015-02-112015-02-?? 2016-01-072016-01-07
NA

Yusui David Bloomquist 23Sub/Mid Logo std.pngFlexqueued 2016-01-112016-01-?? 2016-01-072016-01-07
NA

Sheep Jamie Gallagher 25Sub/Sup Tempo Stormlogo std.pngTempo Storm 2015-04-112015-04-?? 2016-01-072016-01-07
NA

Hard Anthony Barkhovtsev 22Sub/Jun Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox 2016-01-112016-01-?? 2016-01-052016-01-05
NA

Solo Colin Earnest 21Sub/Top Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Tempest 1111-11-11????-??-?? 1111-11-11????-??-??
NA

LemonNation Daerek Hart 15Support Cloud9logo std.png Coach 2013-05-232013-05-23 2015-10-232015-10-23
NA

Yahoo David Chang 23Sub/Mid Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2015-03-112015-03-?? 2015-06-112015-06-??
NA

Hai Hai Du Lam 13Mid Laner Cloud9logo std.png Manager 2013-05-232013-05-23 2015-04-232015-04-23
NA

LOD Benjamin deMunck 24Sub/Bot Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Tempest 2015-01-112015-01-?? 2015-02-112015-02-??
NA

otter Brian Baniqued 24Sub/Bot Enemylogo std.pngEnemy 2013-06-072013-06-07 2015-01-112015-01-??
NA

Yazuki Gabriel Ng 21Sub/Top Retiredlogo std.pngRetired 2014-01-112014-01-?? 2014-11-112014-??-??
NA

MeyeA Abe Nguyen 25Sub/Sup Riot Games Inc.logo std.pngRiot Games Inc. 2014-03-012014-03-01 2014-11-112014-??-??
NA

Kez Kevin Jeon 22Sub/Jun Complexitylogo std.pngcompLexity Gaming 2014-01-112014-01-?? 2014-05-112014-05-??
NA

MegaZero Patrick Glinsman 21Sub/Top Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid 2013-05-312013-05-31 2014-02-112014-02-??
NA

Balls An Le 11Top Laner Quantic std.pngQuantic Gaming 2013-01-112013-01-?? 2013-04-012013-04-01
NA

Meteos William Hartman 12Jungler Quantic std.pngQuantic Gaming 2013-02-112013-02-?? 2013-04-012013-04-01
NA

LemonNation Daerek Hart 15Support Quantic std.pngQuantic Gaming 2012-12-042012-12-04 2013-04-012013-04-01
NA

Hai Hai Du Lam 13Mid Laner Quantic std.pngQuantic Gaming 2012-12-042012-12-04 2013-04-012013-04-01
NA

WildTurtle Jason Tran 14Bot Laner Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid 2012-12-042012-12-04 2013-03-252013-03-25
NA

Yazuki Gabriel Ng 11Top Laner Azure CatsLogo std.pngAzure Cats 2012-12-042012-12-04 2013-01-132013-01-13
NA

Nientonsoh Zach Malhas 13Mid Laner Azure CatsLogo std.pngAzure Cats 2012-12-042012-12-04 2013-01-132013-01-13

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
                                                           
Balls 28 Cloud9logo std.png 28 Cloud9logo std.png 28 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 43 FlyQuestlogo std.png 44 FlyQuestlogo std.png 0 225 225



Meteos 28 Cloud9logo std.png 28 Cloud9logo std.png 28 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 10 Cloud9logo std.png 44 Cloud9logo std.png 19 Phoenix1logo std.png 3 Phoenix1logo std.png 18 100 Thieveslogo std.png 6 100 Thieveslogo std.png 12 OpTic Gaminglogo std.png 0 214 214



Hai 28 Cloud9logo std.png 28 Cloud9logo std.png 28 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 8 Cloud9logo std.png 16 Cloud9logo std.png 43 FlyQuestlogo std.png 44 FlyQuestlogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 0 231 231



Sneaky 28 Cloud9logo std.png 28 Cloud9logo std.png 28 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 44 Cloud9logo std.png 44 Cloud9logo std.png 45 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 12 Cloud9logo std.png 17 Cloud9logo std.png 0 318 318



LemonNation 28 Cloud9logo std.png 28 Cloud9logo std.png 28 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 43 FlyQuestlogo std.png 44 FlyQuestlogo std.png 18 OpTic Gaminglogo std.png 0 225 225



Jensen 18 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 44 Cloud9logo std.png 44 Cloud9logo std.png 45 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 13 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 0 218 218



Rush 18 Team Impulselogo std.png 18 Team Impulselogo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 14 Echo Foxlogo std.png 0 68 68



Bunny FuFuu 12 Team Curselogo std.png 18 Gravitylogo std.png 18 Gravitylogo std.png 2 Cloud9logo std.png 16 Cloud9logo std.png 0 66 66



Impact 16 Team Impulselogo std.png 18 Team Impulselogo std.png 17 NRG Esportslogo std.png 44 Cloud9logo std.png 34 Cloud9logo std.png 31 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 18 Team Liquidlogo std.png 0 214 214



Smoothie 15 Team Dragon Knightslogo std.png 1 Team Liquidlogo std.png 28 Cloud9logo std.png 44 Cloud9logo std.png 45 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png
2
8
Cloud9logo std.pngEcho Foxlogo std.png 18 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 0 179 179
Ray 46 Apexlogo std 2.png 10 Cloud9logo std.png 14 Cloud9logo std.png 0 70 70



Contractz 44 Cloud9logo std.png 45 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 18 Golden Guardianslogo std.png 0 143 143



Svenskeren 28 CHWLogo std.png 8 Ninjas in Pyjamaslogo std.png 28 Sklogo std.png 28 Sklogo std.png 18 Sklogo std.png 18 Sklogo std.png 18 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 41 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 47 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 41 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 9 Cloud9logo std.png 16 Cloud9logo std.png 128 190 318



Licorice 18 Cloud9logo std.png 18 Cloud9logo std.png 17 Cloud9logo std.png 0 53 53



goldenglue 6 Dignitaslogo std.png 12 Team 8logo std.png 5 Echo Foxlogo std.png 26 Team Liquidlogo std.png 30 Team Liquidlogo std.png 7 Cloud9logo std.png 2 Cloud9logo std.png 0 88 88



KEITH 6 Team Liquidlogo std.png 1 Team SoloMidlogo std.png 16 Echo Foxlogo std.png 42 Echo Foxlogo std.png 43 Echo Foxlogo std.png 32 Echo Foxlogo std.png 4 Cloud9logo std.png 1 Cloud9logo std.png 0 145 145



Blaber 9 Cloud9logo std.png 2 Cloud9logo std.png 0 11 11



Zeyzal 16 Cloud9logo std.png 17 Cloud9logo std.png 0 33 33



Nisqy 26 Team EnVyUslogo std.png 18 Splycelogo std.png 18 Splycelogo std.png 16 Cloud9logo std.png 36 42 78



Kumo 1 Cloud9logo std.png 0 1 1



Diamond 1 Cloud9logo std.png 0 1 1



For a full chart listing all LCS players, click here.
Only regular season games are listed. Last update: after Spring 2019

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position

Jack Jack Etienne Founder & CEO

Gaylen Gaylen Malone General Manager

Vincent Vincent Lewis Team Manager

Tifa Tiffany Chiu Team Manager

Mark Mark Register Creative Director

Portilho Mateus Gravatá Portilho Social Media Manager

Reapered Bok Han-gyu (복한규) 90Head Coach

RapidStar Jung Min-sung (정민성) 90Assistant Coach

Reignover Kim Yeu-jin (김의진) 90Coach

Maddie Maddisen Soer Videographer & Head of LoL Content

Donald Boyce Partnerships

Bunny FuFuu Michael Kurylo 90Streamer

loulex Jean-Victor Burgevin 90Streamer

Cpt Jack Kang Hyung-woo (강형우) 90Streamer

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team

Mushyee Marissa Brown Social Media Coordinator & House Manager Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox

David David Denis Sports Psychologist Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid

Jonathon Jonathon McDaniel Lead Analyst Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGolden Guardians

Danan Danan Flander General Manager (Org) Golden Guardianslogo std.pngGolden Guardians

loulex Jean-Victor Burgevin 90Coach Cloud9logo std.png Streamer

Robin Lee Seung-hwan (이승환) Manager, Translator, & Analyst Cloud9logo std.png London Spitfire

Cain Jang Nu-ri (장누리) 90Assistant Coach Team Liquidlogo std.pngTeam Liquid

Bunny FuFuu Michael Kurylo 90Streamer Cloud9logo std.png Sub/Support

Olivier Olivier Debeuf Remote Analyst None

Hai Hai Du Lam 90Chief Gaming Officer Cloud9logo std.png Jungle

Thinkcard Thomas Slotkin 90Analyst Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Challenger

Bubbadub Royce Newcomb 90Assistant Coach & Lead Analyst None

Empiric Taylor Manuel Data Analyst None

Timkiro Timothy Cho Remote Analyst Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox

Saiph Anthony Busack Remote Analyst Echo Foxlogo std.pngEcho Fox

Kubz Kublai Barlas 90Assistant Coach Nervlogo std.pngNerv

Charlie Charlie Lipsie Content Creator Phoenix1logo std.pngPhoenix1

JReborn James Roberts Remote Analyst Super Novalogo std.pngSuper Nova

LemonNation Daerek Hart 90Head Coach Cloud9logo std.pngCloud9 Challenger

Dan Dinh Daniel Dinh 90Life Coach & Mentor Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTeam SoloMid

Alex Penn Alex Penn Coach/Analyst Team Coastlogo std.pngTeam Coast

Tournament Results

This table shows up to the 10 most recent results. For complete results, click here.

Cloud9 Tournament Results - Show Prize as (LocalUSDEuros)
DatePlPrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2019-04-060030003$25,000$ 25,000$25,000
LCS 2019 Spring Playoffs
2 : 3Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM

 Licorice,
 Svenskeren,
 Nisqy,
 Sneaky,
 Zeyzal,
 Reapered,
 RapidStar
2019-03-240020002
LCS 2019 Spring
14 - 4Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Licorice,
 Kumo,
 Svenskeren,
 Blaber,
 Nisqy,
 Goldenglue,
 Sneaky,
 Keith,
 Zeyzal,
 Diamond,
 Reapered,
 RapidStar,
 Westrice
2018-10-280030043 - 4$451,500$ 451,500€ 391,447.34
Worlds 2018 Main Event
0 : 3Fnaticlogo std.pngFNC

 Licorice,
 Svenskeren,
 Blaber,
 Jensen,
 Sneaky,
 Zeyzal,
 Reapered
2018-10-06aaaaaaQ
Worlds 2018 Play-In
3 : 2GG.CISlogo std.pngGMB

 Licorice,
 Blaber,
 Svenskeren,
 Jensen,
 Sneaky,
 Zeyzal,
 Reapered
2018-09-160010001
NA Regional Finals 2018
3 : 0Team SoloMidlogo std.pngTSM

 Licorice,
 Blaber,
 Jensen,
 Sneaky,
 Zeyzal,
 Reapered,
 RapidStar
2018-09-090020002$50,000$ 50,000$50,000
NA LCS 2018 Summer Playoffs
0 : 3Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL

 Licorice,
 Blaber,
 Svenskeren,
 Jensen,
 Goldenglue,
 Sneaky,
 Zeyzal,
 Reapered,
 RapidStar
2018-08-200020002
NA LCS 2018 Summer
11 - 7Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Licorice,
 Svenskeren,
 Blaber,

 Jensen,
 Goldenglue,
 Keith,
 Sneaky,
 Zeyzal,
 Smoothie,
 Reapered,
 RapidStar
2018-03-240050065 - 6
NA LCS 2018 Spring Playoffs
0 : 3Team Liquidlogo std.pngTL

 Licorice,
 Svenskeren,
 Jensen,
 Sneaky,
 Smoothie,
 Reapered
2018-03-180050005
NA LCS 2018 Spring
11 - 7Blanklogo std.pngRR

 Licorice,
 Svenskeren,
 Jensen,
 Sneaky,
 Smoothie,
 Reapered
2017-11-040050085 - 8$197,879$ 197,879€ 170,175.94
Worlds 2017
2 : 3Welogo std.pngWE

 Impact,
 Contractz,
 Jensen,
 Sneaky,
 Smoothie,
 Reapered
Total Prize:USD 724,379

Highlight Videos

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016

Team Videos

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Interviews

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013

Articles & Videos

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014

Gallery

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dan Dinh to coach Cloud9 na.lolesports.com
  2. Cloud9 and Unicorns of Love confirmed, get your tickets now! en.intelextrememasters.com
  3. Cloud9 begin open tryouts for challenger team dailydot.com
  4. Thank you Hai Cloud9.gg
  5. 5.0 5.1 Cloud9 LCS Announces Support/Jungler Tryouts cloud9.gg
  6. 6.0 6.1 Bunny FuFuu and Rush Agree to Terms with Cloud9 redbull.com
  7. 7.0 7.1 Impact & Meteos Join Cloud9 LCS Team! youtube.com
  8. Smoothie & Altec Join Cloud9 cloud9.gg
  9. Update on moving forward twitlonger.com
  10. Intel Extreme Masters Press Release intelextrememasters.com
  11. Esports Awards' Tweet twitter.com
  12. NA GCD Archive - 4 February 2019 Diff
  13. Cloud9 League of Legends Welcomes Jukes cloud9.gg
  14. Cloud9's Tweet twitter.com
  15. Cloud9's Tweet 'twitter.com
  16. Cloud9 Update | Jukes youtube.com
  17. Selfie's Tweet twitter.com
  18. Cloud9 LoL Assistant Coach youtube.com
  19. Cloud9 LoL LCS Roster Update | Summer 2018 youtube.com
  20. NA GCD Archive - 15 June 2018 Diff
  21. Vincent's Tweet twitter.com
  22. Echo Fox's Tweet twitter.com
  23. Danan's Tweet twitter.com
  24. Jonathon's Tweet twitter.com
  25. Thank You, Jensen cloud9.gg
  26. Welcome Jensen to Team Liquid's League of Legends Roster! youtube.com
  27. Cloud9 Welcomes Nisqy to League of Legends Roster cloud9.gg
  28. The Departure of Cloud9 Challenger cloud9.gg
  29. Phoenix1's Facebook Post facebook.com
  30. LiQuiD112's Tweet twitter.com
  31. Cloud9's Tweet twitter.com
  32. Cloud9 Acquires Licorice, Wiggily, and Selfie for League of Legends cloud9.gg
  33. Cloud9 Announces the Departures of Impact and Contractz cloud9.gg
  34. Cloud9 Acquires Svenskeren for League of Legends cloud9.gg
  35. Cloud9 LCS and Academy Roster youtube.com
  36. Cloud9's Tweet twitter.com
  37. Echo Fox's Tweet twitter.com
  38. Cloud9 LoL | Genesis Ep.9 - Reformed youtube.com
  39. Cloud9 on LoL Esports lolesports.com
  40. Reapered, Robin to Cloud9 LCS cloud9.gg
  41. Parting Ways with Cloud9 twitlonger.com
  42. Bunny FuFuu's Twitlonger twitlonger.com
  43. Cloud9 League of Legends Division Update cloud9.gg
  44. E-United Announces Starting Lineup for NA Challenger Spring Split (Update) pvplive.net
  45. C9 2017 LCS Roster Announcement youtube.com
  46. Krepo's Facebook Post facebook.com
  47. Cloud9 Welcomes HTC Into Esports cloud9.gg
  48. Krepo's Facebook Post facebook.com
  49. Thank you Hai cloud9.gg
  50. Incarnati0n officially joins Cloud9 dailydot.com
  51. Cloud9 Powered By Intel cloud9.gg
  52. Meteos Stepping Down cloud9.gg
  53. Nicolaj Jensen's Tweet twitter.com
  54. MeyeA joins as sub facebook.com
  55. Link joing to replace Hai at All Stars Paris 2014l cloud9.gg
  56. Link joins Cloud 9 to compete in All-Stars Paris 2014 content.azubu.tv
  57. Nientonsoh Twitter Status twitter.com
  58. WildTurtle Replacing Chaox as Starter on TSM newsoflegends.com
  59. Quantic Gaming welcomes Cloud 9 quanticgaming.com
  60. Quantic Respond To Reports cadred.org
  61. Hai's Twitter post regarding Megazero Sub twitter.com
  62. C9's Facebook post regarding otter Sub facebook.com
  63. Cloud9 Facebook Post facebook.com