Cloud9 (C9), an American eSports company, have specialised teams in:
Jack Etienne, the C9 general manager wanted to have a CS:GO squad and went to the EMS One: Katowice 2014 event to look out for new players. Eventually, in August 2014 Cloud9 acquired the team members of Complexity Gaming.
Cloud9 have taken part in ten competitions since its creation. They ranked first place in RGN Pro Series, iBUYPOWER Cup and ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 - North America. The team came second in four big events like DreamHack Bucharest 2016, Northern Arena 2016 - Toronto, FACEIT 2015 Stage 2 Finals and ESL ESEA Pro League Season I - Finals. Other games C9 participated in were StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2, ELEAGUE Season 1, Esports Championship Series 1 Finals.
The prize pools the squad have won vary from $15,000 to $65,000 with total earnings reaching $576,000.
C9 were awarded the Best Esports Team by The Game Awards 2016, last December. The most recent competition that Cloud 9 LOL have participated in was the World Championship 2016. They lost to Samsung Galaxy finishing fifth place taking home a prize of $268K.
Cloud 9 have the experience of competing against some of the best teams in the world such as Team Solomid, Immortals, H2K Gaming, Flash Wolves, Fnatic and Gambit Gaming. The LOL squad have won over Team Liquid at the NA LCS Regional Qualifiers 2015 and have also beaten Unicorns of Love at the IEM Season IX San Jose.
C9’s acquisition of the North American Overwatch squad “google me” had achieved first and second places in the GosuGamers Overwatch NA weekly tournaments as well as One Hit Club weekly matches. The successes they had as a unit have ranked them sixth in the world rankings according to Gosugamers. A good result considering they began competing back in March 2016.