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Cloud9

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Team Information
Location:
Region:
Coach:
USA Jayson "Fireburner" Nunez
Manager:
USA Tiffany "Tifa" Chiu
Total Earnings:
$536,444
2350 (Rank #11)
Links
Achievements
Rocket League Championship Series Season 4 - North America Rocket League Championship Series Season 6 - Finals
History
Created:
2017-07-28
Upcoming Matches

Cloud9 is an American esports organisation currently fielding teams in Hearthstone, League of Legends, Smite, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dota 2, Rainbow Six: Siege, Counter-Strike, 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 ()

History[edit]

RLCS Season 4[edit]

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[edit]

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.

RLCS Season 5[edit]

On June 10th, 2018, Cloud9 took fourth in RLCS Season 5 after being dropped into the losers' bracket by compLexity Gaming and then being eliminated by Dignitas.


Post season, SquishyMuffinz and Gimmick teamed up to play in the second season of the Universal Open. On August 26th, 2018, they took 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.

RLCS Season 6[edit]

On November 11th, 2018, Cloud9 won RLCS Season 6 after defeating defending world champion team Dignitas twice back-to-back in the grand finals bracket. Torment was named the World Championship MVP.

Timeline[edit]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
USA Torment
(
Kyle Storer
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Canada SquishyMuffinz
(
Mariano Arruda
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
USA Gimmick
(
Jesus Parra
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
USA Fireburner
(
Jayson Nunez
)
(Coach)
Join Date: 
2019-09-05[1]


Former[edit]

RLCS Season 8 Squad RLCS Season 8 Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Torment
(
Kyle Storer
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-
Canada SquishyMuffinz
(
Mariano Arruda
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-
USA Gimmick
(
Jesus Parra
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-
USA Fireburner
(
Jayson Nunez
)
(Coach)
Join Date: 
2019-09-05[1]
Leave Date: 
-

RLCS Season 7 Squad RLCS Season 7 Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Torment
(
Kyle Storer
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-
Canada SquishyMuffinz
(
Mariano Arruda
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-
USA Gimmick
(
Jesus Parra
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-
RLCS Season 6 Squad RLCS Season 6 Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Torment
(
Kyle Storer
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-
Canada SquishyMuffinz
(
Mariano Arruda
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-
USA Gimmick
(
Jesus Parra
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-

RLCS Season 5 Squad RLCS Season 5 Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Torment
(
Kyle Storer
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-
Canada SquishyMuffinz
(
Mariano Arruda
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-
USA Gimmick
(
Jesus Parra
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-
RLCS Season 4 Squad RLCS Season 4 Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Torment
(
Kyle Storer
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-
Canada SquishyMuffinz
(
Mariano Arruda
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-
USA Gimmick
(
Jesus Parra
)
Join Date: 
2017-07-28[2]
Leave Date: 
-

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2019-06-23 A33 - 4th A1Premier RLCS Season 7 - Finals 0 : 4 $40,000
2019-06-02 A11st A2Major DreamHack Pro Circuit: Dallas 2019 4 : 2 $50,000
2019-05-11 A22nd A1Premier RLCS Season 7 - North America 0 : 4 $33,531.25
2018-12-02 A22nd A1Premier ELEAGUE Cup 2018: Rocket League 1 : 4 $30,000
2018-11-11 A11st A1Premier RLCS Season 6 - Finals 4 : 1 $200,000
2018-10-13 A33rd A1Premier RLCS Season 6 - North America 4 : 0 $28,531.25
2018-08-26 A11st A2Major Rocket League Universal Open: Season 2 4 : 3 $32,500
2017-11-12 A33rd A1Premier RLCS Season 4 - Finals 2 : 4 $16,000
2017-10-22 A11st A2Major Northern Arena Rocket League Invitational 4 : 1 $12,000
2017-10-14 A11st A1Premier RLCS Season 4 - North America 4 : 1 $17,250
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Awards[edit]

Recent Matches[edit]

DateTimeTierTournamentScoreVs. Team
2019-12-0100:00 UTCA7QualifierRLCS Season 8 - North America: Promotion PlayoffsRLCS Season 8 - North America: Promotion Playoffs4 : 1 CHS
2019-11-3023:00 UTCA7QualifierRLCS Season 8 - North America: Promotion PlayoffsRLCS Season 8 - North America: Promotion Playoffs2 : 4 G2
2019-11-3020:00 UTCA7QualifierRLCS Season 8 - North America: Promotion PlayoffsRLCS Season 8 - North America: Promotion Playoffs4 : 1 CHS
2019-11-0221:30 UTCA1PremierRLCS Season 8 - North AmericaRLCS Season 8 - North America3 : 2 G2
2019-11-0219:00 UTCA1PremierRLCS Season 8 - North AmericaRLCS Season 8 - North America1 : 3 RGE
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