Cloud9 Announces World of Warcraft Team

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Cloud9 is thrilled to announce our entry into competitive World of Warcraft, so please join us in welcoming the newest roster of C9! Making up our World of Warcraft roster will be Adam Chanimal Chan, Kameron Kubzy MacDonald, Marcel Wealthyman Rodriguez, and Kelvin Snutz Nguyen! These four players were all previously playing together as Super Frogs and will now be competing under the C9 banner!

The team has been turning heads in 2019 with dominant performance on top of dominant performance, featuring 1st-place finishes in AWC Spring 2019 - NA Cups #1, #3, #4, #5, and #6. Longtime Cloud9 fans may also recognize Kubzy and Wealthyman, as both players represented C9 in our 3rd/4th place finish at Arena World Championship 2015. All of us are excited to watch their dominant run continue!

"We are all honoured to be a part of the Cloud9 family. Joining an organisation as prestigious as this has always been our dream. With the support of Cloud9 behind us, we are driven to keep up our momentum and continue improving." -- Kameron Kubzy MacDonald


“World of Warcraft Arena is one of my favourite esports to watch. It was one of the first games that really captured my heart when it came to competitive gaming, so needless to say I'm extremely excited to be working alongside players as talented as Kubzy, Snutz, Wealthyman and Chanimal. They're a great bunch of guys and highly motivated to dominate the scene.” -- Kurtis Kala Lloyd, Cloud9 World of Warcraft Manager

You won’t have to wait long to see the team in action, as they will be participating in the AWC Spring Finals Day #1, which kicks off on May 11th! To discuss these changes and everything else #C9WoW, join us on the official Cloud9 discord.

 

About Cloud9

Founded in 2013, Cloud9 has grown to become one of the most recognizable esports organizations in the world. With championships industry-wide, unmatched viewership hours, and extensive benefits packages for players and staff, Cloud9 prides itself on being the best in all categories. At this time, Cloud9 fields professional teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Rocket League, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, World of Warcraft, Rules of Survival, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Cloud9 Announces Rainbow Six Siege Team

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Cloud9 is thrilled to announce that we are re-entering the Rainbow 6 competitive circuit, so join us in welcoming the newest team of the Cloud9 family, formerly mantis FPS, Cloud9 R6! Joining the organization are players Inyup Neilyo Lee, Yugeun h3dy Kwon, Seongsoo EnvyTaylor Kim, Chanyoung SweetBlack Han, and Sihun Nova Lee. Also joining us is head coach Inyeong SummerRain Kim and assistant coach Hyun OCN Park.

The roster has been dominating their region as of late, winning the Asia Pacific Qualifier for the Six Invitational 2019, winning Six Challenge Korea 2019, and taking the top spot in Korea Cup Monthly four months in a row, from September to December. We’re all excited to see what the roster can achieve as a part of the C9 Family.

“It's a great honor to be a part of Cloud9. We've been putting in so much work since Brazil Y2S3 Pro League Finals, Paris Major, and Six Invitational 2019 in pursuit of this recognition, so you can only imagine how overjoyed we were to get an offer from one of the best organizations in the world, and our dream team, Cloud9. We know there's a lot to live up to here, and we will do our best to make the fans proud and to reward the trust Cloud9 is putting in us.” -- Inyeong SummerRain Kim, Cloud9 Rainbow Six Head Coach

“We’re super excited to be back in the R6 scene and we know this team is going to make waves right away. Their ability to not only be successful, but to sustain it for months on end caught everyone’s attention and we’re looking forward to them continuing that run. Welcome to Cloud9!” -- Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

You’ll be able to see the team in action at the Season IX APAC Finals, starting on April 13, and you can keep up with all news regarding #C9R6 and the #C9FAM by following us on social or joining the official Cloud9 Discord.

 

About Cloud9

Founded in 2013, Cloud9 has grown to become one of the most recognizable esports organizations in the world. With championships industry-wide, unmatched viewership hours, and extensive benefits packages for players and staff, Cloud9 prides itself on being the best in all categories. At this time, Cloud9 fields professional teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, Rules of Survival, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Cloud9 Welcomes cajunb to CSGO

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We at Cloud9 are thrilled to welcome the newest member of the Cloud9 family, René cajunb Borg, to the Counter-Strike Global Offensive roster! Joining us after most recently spending over a year with OpTic Gaming, cajunb is a true veteran of the game, his competitive experience with CS:GO dating back to 2012, and his experience as a competitive player going back to 2009 with Counter-Strike: Source. We’re excited to see what his extensive experience can bring C9, so join us in welcoming him to the team!

With a career spanning nearly a decade, cajunb has racked up accolade after accolade, including a 2nd-place finish at DreamHack Open Summer 2018, a championship at DreamHack Open Montreal 2017, and a championship at EPICENTER 2016. We look forward to him continuing his successes with C9!

“When you join an organization like Cloud9 there will always be a lot of pressure and expectations. I will do my best together with my teammates to make sure we succeed and make the fans proud.” -- René cajunb Borg

“I'm excited for a veteran like cajunb to begin playing with Cloud9. I believe he can teach our young players a lot from his years of experience in Counter-Strike. Welcome to the C9FAM.” -- Jonathan Tran, Cloud9 CS:GO General Manager

“It’s rare to see such an extensive esports career as cajunb has, so we’re really pleased about getting a chance to work with him. Welcome to Cloud9, cajunb!” -- Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

With the roster now complete, the team is setting their sights on a strong showing at BLAST Pro Series: Miami 2019, which kicks off on April 12th. For more on this, as well as other #C9CSGO news, click the official team banner below or check out the official Cloud9 Discord.

 

About Cloud9

Founded in 2013, Cloud9 has grown to become one of the most recognizable esports organizations in the world. With championships industry-wide, unmatched viewership hours, and extensive benefits packages for players and staff, Cloud9 prides itself on being the best in all categories. At this time, Cloud9 fields professional teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, Rules of Survival, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Thank You, kioShiMa

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Cloud9 today announces the release of Fabien kioShiMa Fiey from his contract with the Counter-Strike Global Offensive roster. Joining the team in November, kioShiMa helped Cloud9 achieve a 3rd-place finish at BLAST Pro Series: Lisbon 2018 and a 2nd-place finish at the ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational 2019. All of us here want to thank kioShiMa for his time with C9. His veteran leadership and deep knowledge of the game made a tremendous impact and we look forward to the next chapter of his career.

“I really appreciate Cloud9 giving me the opportunity to play professional CSGO again. I'm looking forward to what's next for me in my career and I wish Cloud9 the best.” -- Fabien kioShiMa Fiey

“It has been a pleasure working with kio over the past few months. Although his time at Cloud9 has come to an end, I wish him all the best in the future. Thank you for everything kio!” -- Jonathan Tran, Cloud9 CS:GO General Manager

“We’re so grateful to have had kioShiMa with the team during this time. The skills and qualities he showed with us leave no doubt in my mind that he’ll prove to be a valuable teammate wherever he goes next. Everyone here wishes him the best and we look forward to following his career. Thank you, kio!” -- Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

With BLAST Pro Series: Miami 2019 on the horizon, make sure you stay tuned to our social channels, or our official Cloud9 discord, for updates as we look to finalize the roster. All of us at Cloud9 are grateful to the players, coaching staff, and front office for their incredible efforts into putting together the best roster possible, and we’re especially appreciative of our fans for supporting us throughout these changes. Thank you #C9FAM!

 

 

About Cloud9


Founded in 2013, Cloud9 has grown to become one of the most recognizable esports organizations in the world. With championships industry-wide, unmatched viewership hours, and extensive benefits packages for players and staff, Cloud9 prides itself on being the best in all categories. At this time, Cloud9 fields professional teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, Rules of Survival, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Cloud9 Celebrates International Women's Day

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Join us in celebrating the women working tirelessly to bring Cloud9's vision to life. Put together by our Community Manager, Emily Gonzalez-Holland, learn more about the women authoring the future of esports.

AT&T Taking Esports Strategy to New Heights with Cloud9 Agreement

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Working with North America’s most popular esports organization, AT&T will bring fans closer to the sport they love 
Fans everywhere will get their Cloud9 fill weekly with new digital digest ‘The Nines’ presented by AT&T

LOS ANGELES, March 4, 2019 – Continuing to evolve its corporate sponsorships portfolio, AT&T Communications has reached a new agreement with Cloud9 that will help AT&T grow its relationships with new and existing customers as it plays an increasingly involved role in the esports community.

One of the most prominent esports organizations in the world, Cloud9 has 12 teams across a variety of platforms and titles, including League of Legends, Fortnite, CS:GO, Apex Legends, and others. They’ve competed in more than 600 tournaments and built one of the largest and most engaged fanbases with 17.4 million social media followers.

"Teaming up with a company like AT&T, who has always prided itself on being ahead of the curve, is a tremendous moment for the whole C9 organization," said Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner. "With what AT&T is bringing us, we're going to be able to bring the fans so much more – more content, more access, more memes, and more championships. I can't wait to see the incredible things we’ll do together."

Later this year, Cloud9 will begin production on a new, weekly digital show providing team highlights, player profiles, a look at upcoming tournaments and other esports news from across the Cloud9 organization and its partners . AT&T will be the presenting sponsor of this new series called “The Nines.” Fans can catch the series on Cloud9’s digital platforms.

“We’re thrilled that Cloud9 has chosen to work with us to connect its fans to more of the moments they love, whether that’s at an event, at home, or on the go,” said Shiz Suzuki, assistant vice president, AT&T Sponsorships & Experiential Marketing. “Our sponsorship investments put our brand at the convergence of entertainment, technology and lifestyles. Cloud9 is thriving at that intersection, and we look forward to learning and growing with them.”

In addition to “The Nines,” this new relationship enables AT&T to deliver experiences that deepen its relationships with its customers, and to connect with esports fans across the country by offering a closer look at one of the top esports organizations in the world. At AT&T-sponsored esports events with Cloud9 athletes and at other events where Cloud9 teams play, AT&T will use its social media and other digital channels to bring fans inside the action.

There are additional opportunities that AT&T and Cloud9 will explore to integrate Cloud9 across AT&T’s corporate sponsorships portfolio, to create new experiences and to connect both organizations to new audiences. The evolving portfolio includes flagships like the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am that’s delivered history-making moments for decades, to more recent investments in esports, professional basketball and giving underrepresented voices a platform for premium content development and distribution.

 

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About Cloud9

Founded in 2013, Cloud9 has grown to become one of the most recognizable esports organizations in the world. With championships industry-wide, unmatched viewership hours, and extensive benefits packages for players and staff, Cloud9 prides itself on being the best in all categories. At this time, Cloud9 fields professional teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, Rules of Survival, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

 

Thank You, Zellsis

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Cloud9 announces the departure of Jordan Zellsis Montemurro from the Counter-Strike Global Offensive roster. During his time with Cloud9, Zellsis helped the team advance past the New Challengers Stage at IEM Season XIII - Katowice Major 2019 and notch a 2nd-place finish at the ELEAGUE CS:GO Invitational 2019. We want to thank Zellsis for his strong play and teamwork during these tournaments and we will follow his career with great interest, as we are certain many triumphs are ahead. 


“I still have a lot to learn as a player, but it was an honor to spend my first major with such an incredible group of players. Thank you to everyone at Cloud9 for giving me this opportunity and I plan on coming back bigger and better than ever.” -- Jordan Zellsis Montemurro

“There’s no question that we asked a lot of Zellsis with these three tournaments, and he rose to the challenge. Even on the biggest stages, he remained level-headed and professional, traits that will be invaluable as his career progresses. We all wish him the best and look forward to our paths crossing again.” -- Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

“Thank you to Zellsis for taking the time to stand in for Cloud9. Although your time with the team was short, we are appreciative of all the effort you put in to help us compete at all of our tournaments over the past few months. Good luck and keep working hard!” -- Jonathan Tran, CS:GO Team Manager


With this move, we now set our sights on bringing aboard a fifth member to round out the roster, so keep a lookout on our social channels for updates to come. For more on this, as well as other #C9CSGO news, click the official team banner below or check out the official Cloud9 Discord.




About Cloud9


Founded in 2013, Cloud9 has grown to become one of the most recognizable esports organizations in the world. With championships industry-wide, unmatched viewership hours, and extensive benefits packages for players and staff, Cloud9 prides itself on being the best in all categories. At this time, Cloud9 fields professional teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, Rules of Survival, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Cloud9 Announces Return of Golden, Departure of Flusha

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Cloud9 today announces the departure of Robin Flusha Rönnquist, as well as the return of Maikil Golden Selim to competitive play for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.


We want to express tremendous gratitude towards Flusha for his exceptional play and leadership over these past few months. As he steps away from the game for the time being, we wish him only the best and are grateful to have been a part of his storied, one-of-a-kind career to date.


"My time with Cloud9 has come to an end, it has been a great experience all around. Even though it had its challenges, this time of my life is something I will always value highly. I want to give thanks to all of the Cloud9 management, but most of all to Tim, Will, Soham and Jonathan. I hope the team finds all the success I know that they are able to achieve, and I want to thank the team for being some of the best teammates I’ve ever had!" -- Robin Flusha Rönnquist


Cloud9 is also thrilled to welcome back Golden to competitive play. Having missed playing time since November due to a health condition, Golden has now passed all medical checks and will resume play effective immediately.


“Thank you to Cloud9 and my teammates who stuck around for me until I was healthy again, I’m forever grateful. I am going to do my best to make this team one of the best in the entire scene with my return.” -- Maikil Golden Selim


“Flusha is a one-of-a-kind player and it’s been an incredible opportunity working with him, he’s done so much for the sport. We’re also thrilled to get Golden back, I don’t think anyone is more excited than Golden himself, so we’re looking forward to putting on a strong showing the next time out.” -- Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner


You’ll be able to see the team in action again soon, and keep a lookout both here and on our social for more updates. For more on this, as well as other #C9CSGO news, click the official team banner below or check out the official Cloud9 Discord.

 


About Cloud9


Founded in 2013, Cloud9 has grown to become one of the most recognizable esports organizations in the world. With championships industry-wide, unmatched viewership hours, and extensive benefits packages for players and staff, Cloud9 prides itself on being the best in all categories. At this time, Cloud9 fields professional teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, Rules of Survival, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Cloud9 League of Legends Welcomes Jukes

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Cloud9 is thrilled to announce today the signing of Flávio Jukes Fernandes to the League of Legends roster as a Top Laner! If you’ve somehow missed what Jukes brings to the table, rest assured you’ll be able to see it in full force live in competition as a member of the C9FAM!


Jukes most recently competitively played for the Submarino Stars of the Brazilian Challenger Circuit, back in the first half of 2018. In June of 2018, Jukes retired from the competitive scene, but is now ready to bring his talent and love of the game to Cloud9!


“I am really excited and honored to be part of the Cloud9 family. Seeing how passionate everyone is about the game, players and staff, makes me even more dedicated to improving my skills. I will work hard to always make you guys proud” -- Flávio Jukes Fernandes


“The talent that Jukes brings to the Rift has been on full display for a while now, and we’re thrilled to be the ones to give him a home. His work ethic and passion for the game are going to be a perfect fit here, and we know he’s going to make an impact right away.” -- Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner


Jukes now enters the pool of talented League of Legends players housed at Cloud9, players who have led the team to being one game out of first place in LCS and sole possession of first place in LCS Academy. C9 Academy will be back in action on Thursday, taking on Team Liquid Academy, and Cloud9 will take on Golden Guardians in their first match of the weekend on Saturday.


To discuss these changes and to stay up to date on everything regarding #C9LoL, click their official team banner below or check out the official Cloud9 Discord.

 


About Cloud9


Founded in 2013, Cloud9 has grown to become one of the most recognizable esports organizations in the world. With championships industry-wide, unmatched viewership hours, and extensive benefits packages for players and staff, Cloud9 prides itself on being the best in all categories. At this time, Cloud9 fields professional teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, Rules of Survival, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

British Hurricane Announce Roster for Overwatch Contenders 2019 Season 1: Europe

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The British Hurricane are thrilled to announce their roster for Overwatch Contenders 2019 Season 1: Europe. Returning to action are Seb numlocked Barton as Main Tank, Hafþór Hafficool Hákonarson as Flex Tank, Daniel Dannedd Rosdahl as Flex DPS, Joni Jofi Ilves as Main Support, and Jakob bock1 Kleveland as Flex Support! We are also adding two new faces to the family, so join us in welcoming Samir Tsuna Ikram as Hitscan DPS and William SparkR Andersson as Hitscan DPS and our development player!


Both Tsuna and SparkR are young European players with tremendous potential for growth. Tsuna joins us after spending time with Young and Beautiful last year, and SparkR joins us straight from the ladder, having last played competitively for Team Hyp3d in Open Division.

“The guys came to me and said they met this really nutty player in ranked, since we were looking for a hitscan at that time. Haffi said "I wanna trial SparkR, he destroyed me on Widow" so we gave him a shot and his mechanical skill really stood out to us. I am sure he’s gonna be one of the top hitscans in EU by Season 2.” --Ysabel Noukky Müller, British Hurricane Team Manager


“Tsuna wowed us with both great mechanics and game sense across a spectrum of heroes. He's fit in with the roster very well, and has been a great teammate. We're looking forward to working with him, and pushing to win another EU Contenders Season 1 title." -- Joshua Elbion Tuffs, British Hurricane Coach


You’ll be able to watch the Hurricane in action when the season kicks off on February 28th! To discuss these changes and to stay up to date on everything regarding the British Hurricane, click on the official team banner below or check out the official Spitfire Discord.

 



About Cloud9


Founded in 2013, Cloud9 has grown to become one of the most recognizable esports organizations in the world. With championships industry-wide, unmatched viewership hours, and extensive benefits packages for players and staff, Cloud9 prides itself on being the best in all categories. At this time, Cloud9 fields professional teams in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, Fortnite, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, Rules of Survival, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

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