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Cloud9
C9 logo.png
Team Information
Location: United States USA
Coaches: Charlie "Charlie" Lipsie
Analysts: Charlie "Charlie" Lipsie
Managers: Jack "Jack" Etienne
Website: http://www.cloud9.gg/
Sponsor(s): Logitech G
G2A
NVIDIA
Overwolf
HTC
ZAM
Intel
Youtube: C9ggTV
Facebook: Cloud9
Team Subreddit: /r/Cloud9
Twitter: Cloud9gg
Organization
Sister Team (Current): Cloud9 Tempest
Sister Team (Former): Cloud9 Eclipse
History
Created: 2012-12-04
Current Roster
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Cloud 9 (C9) is a North American eSports team formed by the roster of Quantic Gaming after the dissolution/leaving of the Quantic Gaming organization. The team currently competes under the name Cloud9 G2A, in representation of their sponsor G2A. Aside from League of Legends, the team also has divisions for DotA 2, Halo, Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft, Super Smash Bros, Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Smite. For information about Cloud9's Halo team, see their page on Halo Esportspedia.

Active Roster

ID Name Role
USA Balls An Le 01 Top
USA Meteos Will Hartman 02 Jungle
Denmark Incarnati0n Nicolaj Jensen 03 Mid
USA Sneaky Zachary Scuderi 04 AD
USA LemonNation Daerek Hart 05 Support
USA Yahoo David Chang 08 Sub/Mid
USA Westrice Jonathan Nguyen 06 Sub/Top

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 of the tournament 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 would leave the team and a massive roster swap would ensue. Hai shifted from jungle to mid, and the team tried out new junglers and top laners in online competitions.

Season 3

On April 1st, 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 Pre-season

On October 29th, 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

Cloud 9 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. They briefly made a trade with Counter Logic Gaming of Hai for Link, and Link played with the team in Paris. Cloud 9 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. Cloud 9 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 30th, 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.

Timeline

  • 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

ID Name Role Contract Ends
USA Balls An Le 01 Top 2015-10-07
USA Meteos Will Hartman 02 Jungle 2015-10-07
Denmark Incarnati0n Nicolaj Jensen 03 Mid -
USA Sneaky Zachary Scuderi 04 AD 2015-10-07
USA LemonNation Daerek Hart 05 Support 2015-10-07
USA Yahoo David Chang 08 Sub/Mid -
USA Westrice Jonathan Nguyen 06 Sub/Top -

Former

ID Name Role Next Team
USA Hai Hai Lam 03 Mid Managerlogo std.png Manager
USA Yusui David Bloomquist 08 Sub/Mid
None
Canada LOD Benjamin deMunck 09 Sub/AD
None
USA Yazuki Gabriel Ng 06 Sub/Top
None
USA otter Brian Baniqued 09 Sub/AD
None
USA MeyeA Abe Nguyen 10 Sub/Support
None
USA Kez Kevin Jeon 07 Sub/Jungle Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
USA Link Austin Shin 03 Mid Clglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
USA MegaZero Patrick Glinsman 11 Sub Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Canada WildTurtle Jason Tran 04 AD Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
USA Nientonsoh Zach Malhas 03 Mid Azure CatsLogo std.png Azure Cats

Player LCS Participation

Player 2013 2014 2015 EU NA Total
Spring Summer Spring Summer Spring Summer
# Team # Team # Team # Team # Team # Team
Balls 28 C9logo std.png  28 C9logo std.png  28 C9logo std.png  18 C9logo std.png  0 102 102



Meteos 28 C9logo std.png  28 C9logo std.png  28 C9logo std.png  18 C9logo std.png  0 102 102



Hai 28 C9logo std.png  28 C9logo std.png  28 C9logo std.png  18 C9logo std.png  0 102 102



Sneaky 28 C9logo std.png  28 C9logo std.png  28 C9logo std.png  18 C9logo std.png  0 102 102



LemonNation 28 C9logo std.png  28 C9logo std.png  28 C9logo std.png  18 C9logo std.png  0 102 102



Organization

Current

ID Name Position
USA Jack Jack Etienne General Manager/Owner
USA Dan Dinh Daniel Dinh 11 Life Coach & Mentor
China Charlie Charlie Lipsie Head Coach/Analyst
USA Hai Hai Lam 11 Chief Gaming Officer

Former

ID Name Position Next Team
Belgium Krepo Mitch Voorspoels 11 Streamer ELlogo std.png Elements
USA Kannigit Danan Flander General Manager
None
USA Alex Penn Alex Penn Coach/Analyst CSTlogo std.png Team Coast

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-04-19 LCSlogo small.png A22nd 2015 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 1 : 3 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 25,000
2015-03-29 LCSlogo small.png A22nd 2015 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 12 : 6 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2015-03-13 Esltumbnail.png A77 - 8th IEM Season IX - World Championship 0 : 2 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 2,500
2014-12-07 Esltumbnail.png A11st IEM Season IX - San Jose 3 : 0 UOLlogo std.png Unicorns Of Love $ 25,000
2014-10-04 IWC logo small.png A55 - 8th 2014 Season World Championship 1 : 3 Samsunglogo std.png Samsung Blue $ 75,000
2014-09-01 LCSlogo small.png A22nd 2014 NA LCS Summer Playoffs 2 : 3 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 25,000
2014-08-03 LCSlogo small.png A11st 2014 NA LCS Summer Round Robin 18 : 10 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-05-10 RpPoints.png A33 - 4th All-Star Paris 2014 0 : 2 OMGlogo std.png Oh My God
2014-04-20 LCSlogo small.png A11st 2014 NA LCS Spring Playoffs 3 : 0 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 50,000
2014-04-06 LCSlogo small.png A11st 2014 NA LCS Spring Round Robin 24 : 4 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2014-03-15 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season VIII - World Championship 1 : 2 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $ 14,000
2013-11-24 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM Season VIII - Cologne 0 : 2 GambitLogo std.png Gambit Gaming $ 5,000
2013-09-23 RpPoints.png A55 - 8th Season 3 World Championship 1 : 2 Fnaticlogo std.png Fnatic $ 75,000
2013-09-02 LCSlogo small.png A11st LCS NA Season 3 Summer Playoffs 3 : 0 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 50,000
2013-08-16 LCSlogo small.png A11st LCS NA Season 3 Summer Regular Season 25 : 3 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L)
2013-03-17 MLG-Logo-Small.png A11st 2013 MLG Winter Championship 2 : 0 Velocity eSportsLogo std.png Velocity eSports $ 20,000
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-06-08 A11st National ESL Pro Series Season VI 2 : 0 Velocity eSportsLogo std.png Velocity eSports $ 6,800
2012-11-11 A22nd SoloMid Series - Finals 1 : 3 Crslogo std.png Team Curse $ 3,000
In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-03-03 A33rd National ESL Premier League V  ? : ? Logo std2.png Square Duck $ 800
2013-02-21 A11st Rising Stars Invitational Title Fight #6 2 : 0 Dirtnaplogo std.png Dirt Nap Gaming $ 250
2013-02-20 A11st Rising Stars Invitational #6 2 : 0 FalafelLogo std.png Falafel Gaming $ 250
2013-02-13 A11st Rising Stars Invitational #5 2 : 0 Towerdivetvlogo std.png Team TowerDiveTV $ 250
2013-02-06 A11st Rising Stars Invitational #4 2 : 0 Dignitaslogo std.png Team Dignitas $ 250
2013-01-18 A11st Rising Stars Invitational #1 2 : 0 Dirtnaplogo std.png Dirt Nap Gaming $ 250
2013-01-06 A33rd Solomid NA Invitational 12 0 : 2 Crslogo std.png Team Curse $ 250

Videos

Interviews

  • 2014
  • 2013

Articles

Gallery

See also

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. Krepo's facebook postfacebook.com
  5. Cloud9 Welcomes HTC Into Esports cloud9.gg
  6. Krepo's facebook postfacebook.com
  7. Thank you Hai cloud9.gg
  8. Incarnati0n officially joins Cloud9 dailydot.com
  9. Cloud9 Powered By Intel cloud9.gg
  10. MeyeA joins as sub facebook.com
  11. Link joing to replace Hai at All Stars Paris 2014l cloud9.gg
  12. Link joins Cloud 9 to compete in All-Stars Paris 2014 content.azubu.tv
  13. Nientonsoh Twitter Status twitter.com
  14. WildTurtle Replacing Chaox as Starter on TSM newsoflegends.com
  15. Quantic Gaming welcomes Cloud 9 quanticgaming.com
  16. Quantic Respond To Reports cadred.org
  17. Hai's Twitter post regarding Megazero Sub twitter.com
  18. C9's Facebook post regarding otter Sub facebook.com
  19. Cloud9 Facebook Post facebook.com