Cloud9 is a North American esports organisation currently fielding teams in Hearthstone, League of Legends, Smite, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Wii U, Dota 2, Heroes of the Storm, Halo, Counterstrike, Overwatch and Rocket League. C9 first started out as a small League of Legends team, as they qualified for the LCS for the first time, Jack Etienne, the current Owner and General Manager decided to pick the team up and ever since has grown exponentially over the years.
Over the last two years Rocket League has stormed onto the scene as a fun, accessible esport for everyone. We began talks with The Muffin Men before this last DreamHack and their stellar performance solidified our interest. Happy to have them on board as yet another top team on Cloud9.Danan Flander ()
RLCS Season 4
Cloud9 entered the Rocket League scene in July 2017 by acquiring recent DreamHack Atlanta winners, The Muffin Men, consisting of Kyle "Torment" Storer, Mariano "SquishyMuffinz" Arruda and Jesus "Gimmick" Parra. Their strong performances continued into RLCS Season 4, where they finished first in North American League Play, ending NRG Esports' two-season run as regional champions and securing automatic qualification to the World Championships. In the playoffs, Cloud9 defeated NRG Esports 4-2 in the semifinals and Ghost Gaming 4-1 in the finals to secure top seed in North America at the World Championships.
The Cloud9 roster started their World Championship run with a narrow game 5 loss against PSG eSports in the winner's quarterfinals. Dropping down to the loser's bracket, they defeated OCE underdogs Chiefs eSports Club 3-1 and Ghost Gaming 3-2 in close series to set up a derby against North American rivals G2 Esports. Cloud9 triumphed after an exciting five-game series, before falling to eventual runners-up Method in the losers' final, 2-4. After a successful season which saw Cloud9 win the Northern Arena: Rocket League Invitational and finish 3rd at the World Championships, they solidified their reputation as one of the best teams in the world.
Post-RLCS Season 4
As one of the teams which finished top 8 at the World Championships, Cloud9 were invited to the ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League in Atlanta. After making it out of a three-way tiebreaker with PSG eSports and Method in the Group Stage, Cloud9 were promptly eliminated in the playoffs, losing 1-4 to Gale Force eSports in the semifinals. They placed 3rd-4th out of the 8 teams.
SquishyMuffinz and Gimmick teamed up to play in the second season of the Universal Open. On August 26th, 2018, they won first place at the LAN Grand Finals. To take part in the final stage of the competition, they first qualified in the Universal Open US Central Regional. The duo went undefeated through the entire tournament.
|Active Squad||Active Squad|
|2018-10-13||3rd||Premier||RLCS Season 6 - North America||4 : 0||$28,531.25|
|2018-08-26||1st||Major||Rocket League Universal Open: Season 2||4 : 3||$32,500|
|2018-08-05||1st||Major||Rocket League Universal Open: Season 2 - US Central Regionals||3 : 0||$1,500|
|2018-07-08||1st||Major||Rival Esports: The Climb - The Apex||4 : 1||$3,000|
|2018-06-10||4th||Premier||RLCS Season 5 - Finals||0 : 3||$15,000|
|2018-04-21||3rd||Premier||RLCS Season 5 - North America||4 : 2||$14,500|
|2017-12-03||3 - 4th||Premier||ELEAGUE Cup: Rocket League||1 : 4||$12,000|
|2017-11-12||3rd||Premier||RLCS Season 4 - Finals||2 : 4||$16,000|
|2017-10-22||1st||Major||Northern Arena Rocket League Invitational||4 : 1||$12,000|
|2017-10-14||1st||Premier||RLCS Season 4 - North America||4 : 1||$17,250|
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|2018-10-13||23:00 UTC||Premier||RLCS Season 6 - North America||4 : 0||EG|
|2018-10-13||22:00 UTC||Premier||RLCS Season 6 - North America||2 : 4||NRG|
|2018-10-06||21:30 UTC||Premier||RLCS Season 6 - North America||3 : 0||NRG|
|2018-09-29||23:10 UTC||Premier||RLCS Season 6 - North America||3 : 1||G2|
|2018-09-29||19:50 UTC||Premier||RLCS Season 6 - North America||1 : 3||FQ|