Ruben ‘ryb’ Ljungdahl is a Swedish cyber athlete currently playing the flex position for Cloud 9. He was previously a part of the unit Misfits at the time when his unit won the Eleague Overwatch Open against EnVyUs.
In the past, ryb was a known elite tank player who preferred to play Reinhardt and Winston. Taking on the flexible role Ruben’s current signature champions are Junkrat, Zarya and Roadhog.
Where it all began:
Ryb was always passionate and dedicated to video games from a very young age. He began playing Team Fortress Classic which led him to start competing in Team Fortress 2, Natural Selection 1 and 2. Practicing and training in Overwatch appealed to him more than any other game in fact in February 2016, Ruben joined his first professional team, Creation Esports.
Cloud 9 is an esports company that supports squads playing different video games like LOL, Dota 2, CS:GO, VainGlory, Super Smash and Overwatch. C9 originally started out with a League of legends team of former quantic gaming players back in 2012.
Expanding the company Jack Etienne, the company manager signed up the former google me players to form a new C9 OW roster. The new addition to C9 is Gods that replaces KyKy and Bishop joined to be their OW coach.
The most recent match Ryb and his team have participated in was at the Group stages of the Overwatch APEX Season 2 ranking in tenth place. Other tournaments that C9 have attended include Carbon Masters November 2016, Route 66 Cup, the qualifiers of DreamHack Winter 2016 as well as the Alienware Monthly Melee matches.
While Ryb was with the team, Misfits in 2016, the unit won the Overwatch Open championship against EnVyUs with the amazing score 3:1, taking home a stunning $100K.
Ruben’s second highest prize reward was with Cloud 9 where they competed at the Major League Gaming Vegas 2016. They finished in third place at the major tournament walking out with $12K.