Cloud9 Tempest

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Cloud9 Tempest
Cloud9 Tempestlogo square.png
Team Information
Location: United States USA
Managers: Jack "Jack" Etienne
Danan "Kaniggit" Flander
Sponsor(s): Logitech G
Youtube: C9ggTV
Facebook: Cloud9
Twitter: Cloud9gg
Organization: Cloud9
Sister Teams (Former): Cloud9 Eclipse
Cloud9 Challenger
Created (1): 2014-01-20
Disbanded (1): 2014-05-04
Created (2): 2015-01-10

Cloud9 Tempest is a North American Challenger team, which was first formed in January 2014, with Cloud9 acquiring the roster of The Walking Zed to form a sister team. It later disbanded, and was then reformed in January 2015.


2015 Season

After about ten days of open tryouts involving over thirty players, Cloud9 formed a new Challenger team in January 2015 with a roster including Solo, Hard, Yusui, LOD, and Stixxay in January 2015. Under the name C9 Charlies Angels, they placed fifth in the ranked 5's ladder leading up to the NACS Spring 2015 qualifier. Following Stixxay's move to CLG.Black, Fade joined the team, replacing Stixxay as starting support. The team defeated Roar and then Team Confound to qualify for the season. However, prior to the start of the season, it was revealed that the team had used a ringer in their matches against Team Confound. As a result, Cloud9 Tempest were disqualified from participating in the NACS, and Team Confound took their place.[1]

After the disqualification, Fade left the team; however, the other four members remained with the organization, and at the end of March all five members of the roster who had initially been banned from competitive play were re-approved for competitive play starting on May 11th.[2]

Now unbanned, Cloud9 Tempest participated in the NACS Summer Qualifier, with nearly the same roster as they had competed with in the spring qualifier, except that LOD moved to AD carry, and Sheep joined. After their first two rounds, Yusui was temporarily banned for four weeks for purchasing botted accounts, and Jintae was used as a substitute for the finals against CLG Black, which the team won, successfully qualifying for the Summer Season.

Prior to Yusui's reinstatement, kt Smurf played in the first week of the season, and from then on the team used their full roster of Solo, Hard, Yusui, LOD, and Sheep. The team finished with a 5-5 record and in fourth place. In the playoffs, they also finished fourth, after losses to Renegades and Team Imagine. They missed out on the Summer Promotion Tournament but retained an automatic seed into the NACS Spring 2016 Season.

After the conclusion of their 2015 season run, Cloud9 announced open tryouts for a new Challenger team, which would be built around Meteos.[3] However, after Meteos left, Cloud9 dropped the team and sold their NACS spot for Spring 2016 to Ember.


  • 2015
  • 2014

Player Roster


ID Name Role Next Team
USA Solo Colin Earnest Top C9logo std.png Cloud9 Challenger
Canada Hard Anthony Barkhovtsev 02 Jungle EFXlogo std.png Echo Fox
Canada LOD Benjamin deMunck 04 AD TDGlogo std.png Top Dog Gaming
Canada Sheep Jamie Gallagher 05 Support Retired.png Retired
USA Balls An Le 06 Sub/Top C9logo std.png Cloud9
USA Westrice Jonathan Nguyen 06 Sub/Top
Denmark Incarnati0n Nicolaj Jensen 08 Sub/Mid C9logo std.png Cloud9
USA Sneaky Zachary Scuderi 09 Sub/AD C9logo std.png Cloud9
USA Bubbadub Royce Newcomb 10 Sub/Support C9logo std.png Cloud9
USA Yusui David Bloomquist 03 Mid Retired.png Retired
USA Jintae Justin Dinh 08 Sub/Mid
Canada kt Smurf Sujal Adhikari 08 Sub/Mid TDGlogo std.png Top Dog Gaming
Canada Fade Ritchie Ngo 05 Support MSF (NA)logo std.png Misfits NA
USA Stixxay Trevor Hayes 05 Support Clglogo std.png CLG Black
USA Yazuki Gabriel Ng 01 Top
USA Kez Kevin Jeon 02 Jungle Complexitylogo std.png compLexity Gaming
Canada Altec Johnny Ru 04 AD Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
USA gleebglarbu Nicolas Haddad 05 Support Tsmlogo std.png Team SoloMid
South Korea Bischu Aaron Kim 03 Mid AfNlogo std.png affNity



C ID Name Position
USA Jack Jack Etienne Owner
USA Kaniggit Danan Flander General Manager


C ID Name Position Next Team
China Charlie Charlie Lipsie Head Coach NRGlogo std.png NRG eSports
USA Bubbadub Royce Newcomb 11 Head Coach C9logo std.png Cloud9
Canada Timkiro Tim Cho Head Analyst C9logo std.png Cloud9
USA AGeNt Ferris Ganzman Analyst

Team Achievements

In Premier Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-08-11 CS NA logo.png A44th 2015 NA Challenger Series Summer Playoffs 0 : 2 IMGlogo std.png Team Imagine $ 3,000
2015-07-22 CS NA logo.png A44th 2015 NA Challenger Series Summer Season 5 : 5 Blanklogo std.pngGroup Stage (W/L) $ 10,000
2014-06-01 CS NA logo.png A55 - 8th 2014 NA Challenger Series Summer #1 FFL Crs Acadlogo std.png Curse Academy $ 1,250
2014-04-27 LCS logo 25x25.png I1ZNQ 2014 NA LCS Summer Promotion 1 : 3 Eglogo std.png Evil Geniuses
2014-04-13 CS NA logo.png A22nd 2014 NA Challenger Series Spring Playoffs 2 : 3 LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ $ 10,000
2014-03-30 CS NA logo.png A22nd 2014 NA Challenger Series Spring #2 0 : 2 LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ $ 4,000
2014-03-25 Nacl small.png A33 - 4th NACL Season 2 1 : 2 LMQ TClogo std.png LMQ $ 2,000
2014-01-25 CS NA logo.png A55 - 8th 2014 NA Challenger Series Spring #1 0 : 2 Skylinelogo std.png Skyline $ 1,250
In Major Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-06-09 I1Q 2015 NA Challenger Series Summer Qualifier 2 : 1 Clglogo std.png CLG Black
2015-05-16 A33rd AlphaDraft Challenger League 3 : 0 Lgdrylogo std.png Legendary $ 1,687.5
2015-02-04 I1YDQ 2015 NA Challenger Series Spring Qualifier L : W Logo std2.png Team Confound $ 7,500
2015-01-10 A55 - 8th ESL Pro Series America Season XI 0 : 2 TDKlogo std.png Team Dragon Knights $ 1,000
2014-05-04 A22nd Lone Star Clash 3 2 : 3 T8logo std.png Team 8 $ 5,000
In Minor, Monthly, and Weekly Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-06-22 A22nd League One North American Cup Week 10 0 : 3 Liquid Alogo std.png Team Liquid Academy $ 450
2015-06-15 A11st League One North American Cup Week 9 3 : 1 AwGlogo std.png Aware Gaming $ 800
2015-06-08 A11st League One North American Cup Week 8 3 : 1 MAGlogo std.png Maelstrom Gaming $ 800
2015-06-01 A11st League One North American Cup Week 7 3 : 0 Logo std2.png Optimal eSports $ 800
2015-05-25 A11st League One North American Cup Week 6 3 : 1 Lgdrylogo std.png Legendary $ 800
2015-05-11 A11st League One North American Cup Week 4 2 : 0 VwSlogo std.png VwS Gaming $ 600
2015-05-04 A11st League One North American Cup Week 3 2 : 0 Lgdrylogo std.png Legendary $ 600
2015-04-27 A11st League One North American Cup Week 2 2 : 0 Lgdrylogo std.png Legendary $ 600
2015-04-20 A11st League One North American Cup Week 1 2 : 0 FFGlogo std.png Frank Fang Gaming $ 600
2015-03-09 A11st League One Powered by D!ngIt 3 : 0 Skylinelogo std.png Dadslammers $ 2,000



See also

External Links


  1. Competitive Ruling: Cloud9 Tempest
  2. 2015 Mid-Year Long-Term Suspension Reviews
  3. Cloud9 to Hold Open Tryouts for Challenger Roster
  4. Cloud9 G2A Joins League of Legends NA Challenger Series
  5. Cloud9 Tempest Acquires Sheep
  6. Bubbadub joins Cloud9 Tempest as head coach
  8. Yusui's Tweet
  9. Charlie Lipsie's answer
  10. 'The Walking Zed' joins the Cloud 9 HyperX family
  11. Bischu's Facebook Post