Natural 9

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Total Earnings:
$24,675
Links
Upcoming Matches
N9 vs. TBD
December 15, 2018 - 6:00 UTC

Overview[edit]

Natural 9, or N9, is an Australian Dota 2 Team and since their formation, they have been considered to be the best Australian Dota team. Marked with consistency and success they have shown great achievements since the advent of Dota 2, where players from MCity and LGD.au played in domestic and international tournaments in DotA under the name, Natural 9. N9 was previously known as MCity and LGD.au during DotA Allstars and for a brief period during Dota 2 in its development stages.

History[edit]

2011-13: Transition to Dota 2 and inital success[edit]

After winning the BenQ The Clash 2 in late 2011, on the January 21, 2012, the team was acquired by Absolute Legends, and Scott "bLeeK" Jensen replaced David "r1sk" Arnous on Feb 26th.[1][2]

However after their stint in The International 2012, Absolute Legends decided to part ways with the organisation. This was confirmed by GoDz, the team manager at the time with plans of a Natural 9 comeback.On December 11, 2012, Invasion sponsored Natural 9 and the players played under the tag Invasion-N9.[3]

2016-present: Return to prominence[edit]

In September 2016, blackshatan announced a comeback under the name Natural 9 with fellow compatriots, balla, cas158, r1sk and sliCKz and later qualified for ROG MASTERS 2016 after reaching in the top two positions for the Oceania qualifiers with their percieved rivals at the time, Big and Black. [4] Their run at the main event in Malaysia saw them finish in the quarter-finals of the playoffs, losing to eventual champions, Team Secret.

Following the tournament, the team made two changes to their line up with the addition of XemistrY and lordboonz - who were at Big and Black previously - at the expense of sLiCKz and r1sk. With a replenished lineup, their first success was at the ZEN Pro League in Melbourne and took first place. In April 2017, they won the first season of AEF Dota 2 League, with an undefeated 14 match winning streak in the playoffs.[5] Throughout the remainder of the 2017 calendar year, Natural 9 remained dominant in the Oceanic scene, winning tournaments such as Devil's Playground Season 2, the Australian Dota 2 League Season 1 and the third season of the AEF Division 1.

Their success continued in early 2018 with a first place achievement at the Asian Dota 2 League AU Series 1 before the arrival of Water and Seventh Heaven during the Autumn. In ESL Australia's inaugural tournament, they finished runners-up to eventual winners, Athletico Esports losing 2-1 in the grand finals at Sydney in June.

History[edit]

  • January 21st - aL acquires team "N9" consisting of David 'GoDz' Parker (Manager), Trong 'Snoopy' Truong (Captain), David 'r1sk' Arnous, Alex 'shatan' Chang, Darcy 'Godot' Jose, Justin 'Musica' Yuen
  • February 11th - Natural 9 disbands due to internal issues.[6]
  • February 26th - Scott 'bLeeK' Jensen replaces David 'r1sk' Arnous.
  • May 11th - Gets the 2nd round invite to The International 2012.
  • September 9th - The partnership between Absolute Legends and team N9 ends.[7]
  • September 10th - Trong 'Snoopy' Truong and ca Scott 'bLeeK' Jensen leave the team. Former 'MCiTY' player au 'GET-LOST' joins the team.

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
Australia balla
(
Daniel Arnous
)
1
Join Date: 
2016-08-23[8]
Australia XemistrY
(
James Lee
)
2
Join Date: 
2016-12-??
Australia lordboonz
(
Phuc Nguyen
)
3
Join Date: 
2018-04-28
Australia blackshatan
(
Alex Chang
)
4
Join Date: 
2016-08-23[8]
Australia cas158
(
Sean Smith
)
5
Join Date: 
2016-08-23[8]

Former[edit]

Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Australia rizz
(
Quan Nguyen
)
3
Join Date: 
2016-12-??
Leave Date: 
2018-04-28
 
Seventh Heaven
Former Squad Former Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Australia sLiCKz
(
Trent Tucker
)
2
Join Date: 
2016-08-23[8]
Leave Date: 
2016-12-??
Australia r1sk
(
David Arnous
)
3
Join Date: 
2016-08-23[8]
Leave Date: 
2016-12-??
Australia lordboonz
(
Phuc Nguyen
)
3
Join Date: 
2016-08-23[8]
Leave Date: 
2016-12-??
 
Seventh Heaven
Former Squad Former Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Australia shatan Captain
(
Alex Chang
)
1
Join Date: 
2012-09-08[7]
Leave Date: 
2013-02-11[6]
 
Team Immunity
Australia Godot
(
Darcy Jose
)
4
Join Date: 
2012-09-08[7]
Leave Date: 
2013-02-11[6]
 
Team Immunity
Australia r1sk
(
David Arnous
)
3
Join Date: 
2012-09-08[7]
Leave Date: 
2013-02-11[6]
 
Chains Stack
Sweden XoYnoZnU
(
Tim Johansson
)
5
Join Date: 
2013-02-03[9]
Leave Date: 
2013-02-11[6]
Former Players Former Players
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Malaysia WinteR
(
Chan Litt-Binn
)
4
Join Date: 
2012-10-20[10]
Leave Date: 
2012-11-01[10]
 
MUFC
Malaysia FzFz
(
Siew Cheng Hor
)
3
Join Date: 
2012-10-20[10]
Leave Date: 
2012-11-01[10]
 
MUFC
Australia GET-LOST
(
Anh Tran
)
5
Join Date: 
2012-09-10[11]
Leave Date: 
2012-10-20[10]
Australia xMusiCa Captain
(
Justin Yuen
)
2
Join Date: 
2012-09-08[7]
Leave Date: 
2012-10-20[10]
 
MVP HOT6ix
Australia Snoopy
(
Trong Troung
)
5
Join Date: 
2012-09-08[7]
Leave Date: 
2012-09-10[11]
Canada bLeeK
(
Scott Jensen
)
1
Join Date: 
2012-09-08[7]
Leave Date: 
2012-09-10[11]
 
Team Dignitas
Former Squad Former Squad
ID Name Position Join DateLeave Date New Team
Australia r1sk Captain
(
David Arnous
)
3
Join Date: 
2011-11-02[13]
Leave Date: 
2012-01-21[12]
 
Absolute Legends
Australia xMusiCa
(
Justin Yuen
)
2
Join Date: 
2011-11-02[13]
Leave Date: 
2012-01-21[12]
 
Absolute Legends
Australia shatan
(
Alex Chang
)
1
Join Date: 
2011-11-02[13]
Leave Date: 
2012-01-21[12]
 
Absolute Legends
Australia Godot
(
Darcy Jose
)
4
Join Date: 
2011-11-02[13]
Leave Date: 
2012-01-21[12]
 
Absolute Legends
Australia Snoopy
(
Trong Troung
)
5
Join Date: 
2011-11-02[13]
Leave Date: 
2012-01-21[12]
 
Absolute Legends
South Korea CyNiCaL
(
Jung Dong-suk
)
5
Join Date: 
2011-11-02[13]
Leave Date: 
2012-01-21[12]
 
5 in QO

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Join Date: 

Former[edit]

Former Organization Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
Australia Pinnacle
(
Jack Toul
)
Coach
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 
Australia GoDz
(
David Parker
)
Manager
Join Date: 
Leave Date: 

Gallery[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement LP Tier Tournament Results Prize
2018-11-11 A11st A3Minor ESL ANZ Championship - Season 2 2 : 0 $3,976
2018-11-04 A22nd A3Minor World Electronic Sports Games 2018 Oceania Finals 0 : 2 $2,284
2018-07-28 A11st A3Minor Asian Dota 2 League: AU Series 2 Finals 3 : 1 $888
2018-06-17 A22nd A3Minor ESL ANZ Championship - Season 1 1 : 2 $1,860
2017-11-26 A11st A3Minor AEF Dota 2 League Season Three Division 1 3 : 0 $1,965
2017-10-21 A11st A3Minor Australian Dota 2 League 3 : 0 $790
2017-04-16 A11st A3Minor AEF Dota 2 League Season One Division 1 14/0/0 Grp. S. $3,065
2016-12-18 A11st A3Minor ZEN Pro League 2 : 1 $2,250
2016-11-11 A55 - 8th A2Major ROG MASTERS 2016 0 : 2 $3,750
2016-11-06 A11st A3Minor MSI Master Gaming Arena 2016 3 : 2 $760
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament



References[edit]

  1. Ulrich "KongoTime" Hanten (2012-01-21). "N9 become Absolute Legends". gosugamers.net. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  2. Dexter "kurtcos" F (2012-02-26). "https://www.gosugamers.net/dota2/news/18746-absolute-legends-welcomes-bleek". gosugamers.net. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  3. Loh Zhun Yew "Cookies326" (2012-12-11). "N9 has just been invaded". GosuGamers.
  4. blackshatan (2016-09-11). "Natural 9 2016 ROG". facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-09-26.
  5. Australian Esports Federation (16-04-2017). "Natural 9 Winners of AEF Div 1 Season 1". Facebook. Retrieved 2017-04-17.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Natural 9 disbands
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 Natural 9 no longer Absolute Legends
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 BlackShatan (2016-09-11). "I'll be playing tonight in the ROG Masters playoffs with Natural 9 (slickz, balla, r1sk, cas158). Top 2 go to Malaysia in November!". Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  9. N9 formally adds 4th member
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 WinteR and FzFz to compete in G1 League with Natural 9
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Natural 9 with new blood
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 N9 become Absolute Legends
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 13.3 13.4 13.5 Natural 9 (formerly Team Australia)