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Team Information
Location: United States USA
Coaches: Daniel "Dan Dinh" Dinh
Analysts: Charlie "Charlie" Lipsie
Managers: Jack "Jack" Etienne
Team Captain: Hai "Hai" Lam
Sponsor: Alienware
Air Force Reserve
Youtube: C9ggTV
Facebook: Cloud9
Twitter: Cloud9gg
Number of Players: 8
Created: 2012-12-04
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Cloud9 is a North American League of Legends 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 HyperX, in representation of their sponsor Kingston HyperX.


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.

Pre-season 4

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.





Player Roster

Cloud9's 2014 Season World Championship Roster
Left to Right: Hai, Balls, LemonNation, Sneaky, Meteos
Cloud9's Season 2014 LCS Spring Roster
Left to Right: Balls, LemonNation, Hai, Meteos, Sneaky


ID Name Role
USA Balls An Le Top
USA Meteos Will Hartman Jungle
USA Hai Hai Lam Mid
USA Sneaky Zachary Scuderi AD
USA LemonNation Daerek Hart Support
USA Yazuki Gabriel Ng Sub/Top
USA otter Brian Baniqued Sub/AD
USA MeyeA Abe Nguyen Sub/Support


ID Name Role Next Team
USA Kez Kevin Jeon Sub/Jungle Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
USA Link Austin Shin Mid Clglogo std.png Counter Logic Gaming
USA MegaZero Patrick Glinsman Sub Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
Canada WildTurtle Jason Tran AD Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
USA Nientonsoh Zach Malhas Mid Azure CatsLogo std.png Azure Cats



ID Name Position
USA Jack Jack Etienne General Manager/Owner
USA Dan Dinh Daniel Dinh Coach
China Charlie Charlie Lipsie Analyst


ID Name Position Next Team
USA Alex Penn Alex Penn Coach/Analyst Clogo std.png Team Coast

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
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 OMG
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 North America Season 3 Summer Playoffs 3 : 0 Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid $ 50,000
2013-08-16 LCSlogo small.png A11st LCS North America 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 Summer Promotion 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








See also

External Links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dan Dinh to coach Cloud9
  2. Nientonsoh Twitter Status
  3. WildTurtle Replacing Chaox as Starter on TSM
  4. Quantic Gaming welcomes Cloud 9
  5. Quantic Respond To Reports
  6. Hai's Twitter post regarding Megazero Sub
  7. C9's Facebook post regarding otter Sub
  8. Cloud9 Facebook Post
  9. MeyeA joins as sub
  10. Link joing to replace Hai at All Stars Paris 2014l
  11. Link joins Cloud 9 to compete in All-Stars Paris 2014