Cloud9 is a North American esports association that was founded by Jack Etienne in 2013. Since then it has become a reputable organisation around the world that have specialised teams in:
Call of Duty
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
League of Legends
Super Smash Bros
Cloud 9 League of Legends Team
Cloud 9 was created by Jack Etienne who acquired the former Quantic Gaming League of Legends team. After C9’s success at the North American LCS Series, they saw an opportunity to support more squads competing in different games.
C9 was awarded the Best Esports Team by The Game Awards 2016. The most significant achievement so far was when Cloud 9 LOL participated in was the World Championship 2016. Although they lost to Samsung Galaxy, they finished in fifth place taking home their highest earnings of $202K.
The Cloud 9 League of Legends team consists of the professional players Eric ‘Licorice’ Ritchie, Dennis ‘Svenskeren’ Johnsen, Greyson ‘Goldenglue’ Gilmer, Yuri ‘Keith’ Jew and Tristan ‘Zeyzal’ Stidam. C9 have had the experience of competing against some of the best teams in the world such as 100 Thieves, Clutch Gaming, Golden Guardians, Optic and ahq Esports Club.
Cloud 9 CS: GO Team
Expanding the esports company, Jack Etienne, the C9 general manager wanted to have a team in CS: GO. He went to attend the EMS One: Katowice 2014 event to look out for new esports players. The former Complexity gamers impressed him and eventually signed them on to play under Cloud 9.
Fast forward to 2018, Cloud 9 CSGO team consists of three pro players at the moment, Tyler ‘Skadoodle’ Latham, Timothy ‘autimatic’ Ta and Will ‘RUSH’ Wierzba. In fact, the latest changes have seen nothing’s contract expired so he was released, FNS moved to the inactive roster, while Tarik and Stewie2K have left to play for MIBR.
Cloud 9 has achieved a new record as the first North American team to win a CSGO Major Championship, the Eleague Major Boston 2018. Their most significant win was reaching the Grand Finals defeating Faze Clan with a score of 2-1 to claim their well-deserved prize of $500K.
Cloud 9 Overwatch Team
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.
The C9 company have two new Overwatch teams, London Spitfire and British Hurricane that will be representing Europe. The OW lineup that has brought on success is London Spitfire with pro gamers, Ji-hyeok ‘birdring’ Kim, Jun-young ‘Profit’ Park, Jun-ho ’Fury’ Kim, Jae-hui ‘Gesture’ Hong, Won-sik ‘Closer’ Jung, Seung-tae ‘Bdosin’ Choi and Jong-seok ‘NUS’ Kim. Their latest astonishing win was at the Premier Overwatch League – Inaugural Season where they finished in fifth to take home a grand prize of $100K.
Cloud 9 PUBG Team
Cloud 9 has a PUBG team that was initially formed by the lineup that competed in H1Z1. The active roster is made up of Viktor ‘Stab’ Blæsbjerg, Jessie ‘Reum’ Amaya, Mehmood ‘Moody’ Askar and Robert ‘Frolicer’ Halbert. Their very first tournament under Cloud 9 was the Premier match, Gamescom PUBG Invitational 2017, finishing between first and third place to win a total of $38K.
Cloud 9 Rocket League Team
The esports company, C9 created the Rocket League squad by acquiring The Muffin Men that won DreamHack Atlanta in July 2017. The proud players that compete for Cloud 9 include Kyle ‘Torment’ Storer, Mariano ‘SquishyMuffinz’ Arruda and Jesus ‘Gimmick’ Parra. Their fantastic performance yet was at RLCS Season 4 – North America defeating Ghost Gaming with a record of 4-1 to take home a prize of $17K.