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Cloud9

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[e][h]Cloud9
Team Information
Region:
Founders:
United States Jack Etienne
United States Paullie Etienne
CEO:
United States Jack Etienne
Manager:
United States Gaylen Malone
South Korea Lee Ji-hun
Germany Ysabel Müller
In-Game Leader:
Coaches:
Total Winnings:
$160,800
Links
History
Founded:
: 2013
: 2020-04-12
Upcoming Matches

No Upcoming Matches

Upcoming Tournaments
VCT 2022: North America Stage 1 Challengers
2022-02-11 00:00:00 UTC
Feb 11 - Mar 27

Cloud9 is a North American esports organization currently fielding a North American team and also previously a South Korean team in VALORANT. They also feature players and teams in Hearthstone, Halo, League of Legends, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Fortnite, and Wild Rift. Additonally, Cloud9 manage the London Spitfire spot in the Overwatch League.

History[edit]

Timeline[edit]

  • April 12th - Cloud9 reveal TenZ as their first player. [1]
  • June 24th - Relyks joins. [2]
  • July 15th - mitch joins. [3]
  • July 31st - shinobi joins. [4]
  • August 17th - vice joins. [5]
  • September 21st - Cloud9 sign Chu as head coach and JamezIRL as strategic coach. [6]
  • October 25th - Cloud9's main team renames to Cloud9 Blue after the creation of Cloud9 White. [7]
  • November 25th - Cloud9 Blue part ways with Chu, while JamezIRL becomes the head coach. [8]
  • December 11th - shinobi leaves Cloud9 Blue. [9]
  • January 12th - TenZ steps down from the active roster to pursue his career as a content creator. [10]
  • January 21st - Cloud9 Blue sign leaf. [11]
  • January 26th - Cloud9 Blue sign xeta. Additionally, Autumn and Robin are added as head coach and general manager, respectively. [12][13]
  • February 5th - poiz joins as the 6th member of the team. [14]
  • March 11th - TenZ is loaned to Sentinels. [15]
  • March 16th - Cloud9 Blue part ways with vice. [16]
  • April 16th - Cloud9 Blue part ways with Relyks. [17]
  • April 19th - Cloud9 transfer floppy and Xeppaa from their Counter-Strike division. [18][19]
  • June 1st - TenZ, who was previously on loan from Cloud9 Blue, is acquired by Sentinels. [20]
  • August 13th - Cloud9 Blue acquire vanity from Version1. [21]
  • September 10th - Cloud9 Blue part ways with floppy. [22]
  • October 19th - poiz is transferred to their Academy team. [23]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
United States mitch Mitch Semago 2020-07-15 [3]
United States leaf Nathan Orf 2021-01-21 [11]
South Korea xeta Son Seon-ho 2021-01-26 [12]
United States Xeppaa Erick Bach 2021-04-19 [19]
United States vanity In-Game Leader Anthony Malaspina 2021-08-13 [21]

Former[edit]

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
United States poiz Michael Possis 2021-02-05 [14] 2021-10-19 [23] Cloud9 Academy Cloud9 Academy
United States floppy Ricky Kemery 2021-04-19 [18] 2021-09-10 [22]
Retired
United States Relyks Skyler Weaver 2020-06-24 [2] 2021-04-16 [17]
United States vice In-Game Leader Daniel Kim 2020-08-17 [5] 2021-03-16 [16] Andbox Andbox
Canada TenZ Tyson Ngo 2020-04-12 [1] 2021-01-12 [10] Sentinels Sentinels
United States shinobi In-Game Leader Josh Abastado 2020-07-31 [4] 2020-12-11 [9] Global Esports Global Esports (Coach)

Stand-in[edit]

Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
United States POACH   Jake Brumleve
None
T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Showdown T1 x Nerd Street Gamers Showdown [24]
United States Infinite   Gage Green
None
Rivalry Bowl Elite Esports - Rivalry Bowl North America

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
United States Jack Etienne Co-Founder, CEO 2013-05-23 [25]
United States Paullie Etienne Co-Founder, COO 2013-07-?? [26]
United States dfiden Dan Fiden President 2017-03-21 [27]
United States Gaylen Gaylen Malone Senior General Manager 2017-09-?? [28]
South Korea Hoonmaru Lee Ji-hun General Manager
South Korea Autumn Yoon Eu-teum Head Coach 2021-01-26 [12]
United States JamezIRL James Macaulay Assistant Coach 2020-11-25 [8]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
Germany Noukky Ysabel Müller Team Manager 2020-01-29 202?-??-?? Cloud9 White Cloud9 White (Team Manager)
South Korea Robin Lee Seung-hwan General Manager 2021-01-26 [13] 2021-07-26
Canada TenZ Tyson Ngo Streamer 2021-01-12 [10] 2021-03-11 [15] Sentinels Sentinels
United Kingdom Chu Ash Long Head Coach 2020-09-21 [6] 2020-11-25 [8]

Results[edit]

Date Placement Tier Type Tournament Results Prize
2022-01-23 A11st A3B-Tier Online Knights Arena Valorampage 2 : 1 NRG $12,500
2021-12-08 A5A85th - 8th A1S-Tier Offline VALORANT Champions 2021 0 : 2 Team Liquid $40,000
2021-10-31 A11st A2A-Tier Online/Offline VCT 2021: North America Last Chance Qualifier 3 : 0 Rise $40,000
2021-08-22 A11st A3B-Tier Online Nerd Street Gamers: Summer Championship 3 : 1 NRG $12,000
2021-05-01 A33rd A2A-Tier Online VCT 2021: North America Stage 2 Challengers Finals 1 : 2 Version1 $15,000
2021-04-25 A22nd A2A-Tier Online VCT 2021: North America Stage 2 Challengers 2 0 : 3 Sentinels $10,000
2021-03-28 A11st A3B-Tier Online Nerd Street Gamers: 2021 Monthly March 2 : 0 Andbox $5,000
2020-08-30 A33rd A2A-Tier Online Pop Flash 0 : 2 Team Envy $7,500
2020-07-26 A22nd A3B-Tier Online PAX Arena Invitational 1 : 3 Sentinels $5,000
2020-07-12 A22nd A3B-Tier Online Pulse Invitational 0 : 2 Gen.G Esports $3,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament
DateTimeTierTypeTournamentScorevs. Team
2022-01-2317:40 EST
A2B-Tier
 OnlineKnights Arena ValorampageKnights Arena Valorampage2 : 1NRG NRG
2022-01-2217:05 EST
A2B-Tier
 OnlineKnights Arena ValorampageKnights Arena Valorampage2 : 0Ghost Gaming Ghost
2022-01-2119:25 EST
A2B-Tier
 OnlineKnights Arena ValorampageKnights Arena Valorampage2 : 0Akrew A
2022-01-2117:00 EST
A2B-Tier
 OnlineKnights Arena ValorampageKnights Arena Valorampage2 : 0Version1 V1
2022-01-2100:20 CET
A2B-Tier
 OnlineKnights Arena Valorampage - Group StageKnights Arena Valorampage - Group Stage13 - 7Zero MarksMen Black ZMM.B
2022-01-2023:00 CET
A2B-Tier
 OnlineKnights Arena Valorampage - Group StageKnights Arena Valorampage - Group Stage13 - 6Kowareta KOW
2021-12-0821:05 CET
A0S-Tier
 OfflineVALORANT Champions 2021VALORANT Champions 20210 : 2Team Liquid TL
2021-12-0715:00 CET
A0S-Tier
 OfflineVALORANT Champions 2021VALORANT Champions 20212 : 1Vision Strikers VS
2021-12-0522:30 CET
A0S-Tier
 OfflineVALORANT Champions 2021VALORANT Champions 20212 : 0FULL SENSE FS
2021-12-0120:45 CET
A0S-Tier
 OfflineVALORANT Champions 2021VALORANT Champions 20211 : 2Fnatic FNC
Complete List of Matches in Any Tournament

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cloud9 (2020-04-12). "It was only a matter of time until we had our first @PlayVALORANT player.".
  2. 2.0 2.1 Cloud9 (2020-06-24). "You've seen him playing with @TenZ_CS and FriendZ in tourneys through the weeks and the time has come!".
  3. 3.0 3.1 Cloud9 (2020-07-15). "A mainstay of @TenZ_CS and FriendZ, please join us in welcoming @mitchcsgo to the #C9VAL team as our 3rd player!".
  4. 4.0 4.1 Cloud9 (2020-07-31). "The 4th #C9VAL player is none other than @shinobi_fps!".
  5. 5.0 5.1 Cloud9 (2020-08-17). "Join us in welcoming @vice_cs back to the Cloud9 family as the 5th member of #C9VAL!".
  6. 6.0 6.1 Cloud9 (2020-09-21). "Please give a warm welcome to @AshJLong & @JamezIRL who join #C9VAL as Head Coach & Strategic Coach, respectively!".
  7. Cloud9 (2020-10-25). "Our existing VALORANT roster will compete as Cloud9 Blue".
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Cloud9 (2020-11-25). "We are parting ways with our head coach @AshJLong and wish him the best. Assistant coach @JamezIRL will be moving into the head coach position moving forward".
  9. 9.0 9.1 Cloud9 (2020-12-11). "Today we part ways with the one who has led #C9BLUE through all the ups and downs from the beginning. Thank you @shinobi_fps and best of luck!".
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Cloud9 (2021-01-12). "The original member of #C9BLUE @TenZ_CS has elected to step down from the team and competitive @PlayVALORANT to pursue content creation".
  11. 11.0 11.1 Cloud9 (2021-01-21). "Please welcome @leaf_cs to #C9BLUE!".
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Cloud9 (2021-01-26). "Update on the status of #C9BLUE and our plans going into the future".
  13. 13.0 13.1 Cloud9 (2021-01-26). "Update on the status of #C9BLUE and our plans going into the future from @RelyksOG, our new GM @C9Robin, & our new Head Coach @autumnkorea!".
  14. 14.0 14.1 Cloud9 (2021-02-05). "Please welcome @poizFPS to #C9BLUE as our 6th member!".
  15. 15.0 15.1 Sentinels (2021-03-11). "We're happy to announce that @TenZOfficial will be joining Sentinels to compete in Masters Stage 1".
  16. 16.0 16.1 Cloud9 (2021-03-16). "Today we part ways with one of the original members of #C9BLUE. Thank you, @vice_cs, and we wish you the very best".
  17. 17.0 17.1 Cloud9 (2021-04-16). "Today we are saddened to announce that we are mutually parting ways with @RelyksOG".
  18. 18.0 18.1 Cloud9 (2021-04-19). "This one's no imposter ඞ".
  19. 19.0 19.1 Cloud9 (2021-04-19). "There's about to be a whole lot more Chaos in the server".
  20. Sentinels (2021-06-01). "Welcome home, @tenzofficial" (in English Speaking English).
  21. 21.0 21.1 Cloud9 (2021-08-13). "We got him.".
  22. 22.0 22.1 Cloud9 (2021-09-10). "Today, we are sad to announce that we are mutually parting ways with @floppyCSGO.".
  23. 23.0 23.1 [Inside source]
  24. T1 (2020-06-23). "The next team playing in the T1 x NSG VALORANT Showdown, presented by @Samsung Odyssey is competing under the @Cloud9 banner!".
  25. "Jacques Etienne - CEO @ Cloud9". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2021-04-15.
  26. Paullie Etienne. "Paullie Etienne - Co-Founder and COO at Cloud9 Esports". Retrieved 2021-04-15.
  27. "Dan Fiden - President @ Cloud9". Crunchbase. Retrieved 2021-04-15.
  28. Gaylen Malone. "Gaylen Malone - Senior General Manager at Cloud9 Esports, Inc". Retrieved 2021-04-15.