Cloud9 Bids Farewell to Frolicer

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Cloud9 announces today the departure of Dustin Frolicer Halbert from our North American PUBG roster. All of us here wish him success as he moves on to the next stage of his career.

During his time with Cloud9, Frolicer played a major role in the PUBG team’s success, as he helped the team achieve a 7th-place finish at IEM Oakland 2017, a 4th-place finish at StarSeries & i-League PUBG Season 1, and a 2nd-place finish at IEM Katowice 2018. Those placements at StarSeries & i-League PUBG Season 1 and IEM Katowice 2018 were also the best finishes for a North American squad.

“Frolicer has been a great member of the Cloud9 family and all of us here know he’s going to help elevate another organization in the near future. We’re grateful for what he helped us achieve.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

From all of us here at Cloud9, thank you Frolicer and we look forward to our paths crossing again on the battlefield.

To discuss these changes and to stay updated on everything #C9PUBG check out the official Cloud9 PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Team Page by clicking the banner below and by joining the 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, Rainbow Six Siege, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, Clash Royale, H1Z1, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

British Hurricane Update Roster, Bid Farewell to Shifty

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The British Hurricane announce today the departure of coach Nicholas Shifty Travis and announce that Ryan CrusaDe van Wegen is moving to the bench.

Upon the formation of the Hurricane, Shifty wasted no time in getting to work and finding success in Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 1: Europe. After helping lead the team to a 14-6 regular season record, Shifty guided the Hurricane through the playoffs, dismantling Young and Beautiful, CIS Hope, and Team Gigantti on their way to winning the finals and becoming Season 1 champions.

We wish Shifty the best as his journey continues and look forward to our paths crossing again in the future.

In addition to the Shifty departure, CrusaDe will be moving to the Hurricane bench and is available for trials with any interested parties. CrusaDe was an integral part of the Hurricane’s success in Season 1, and his performance in Map 7 of the finals helped bring home the championship.

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, Rainbow Six Siege, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, Clash Royale, H1Z1, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

British Hurricane Welcome Elbion to Coaching Staff

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Cloud9 and the British Hurricane are thrilled to announce the signing of Joshua Elbion Tuffs to the Hurricane coaching staff, serving in the role of analyst!

Elbion previously served on the coaching staff for Envision Esports, helping lead the team to a 13-7 regular season record in Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 1: North America, along with a trip to the semifinals on their way to a 3rd/4th place finish. Prior to that, he was an Overwatch feature writer for Dot Esports, and we’re excited that he’s bringing his extensive knowledge of the game to the Hurricane!

“Elbion is going to be a great addition to the team and I know the players and coaching staff have already welcomed him to the family. Looking forward to seeing the Hurricane in action again soon!”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

You’ll be able to catch the British Hurricane in the upcoming Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 3 Trials: Europe, as they look to rediscover the winning ways that crowned them Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 1: Europe Champions!

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, Rainbow Six Siege, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, Clash Royale, H1Z1, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Cloud9 Extends STYKO Through September

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We at Cloud9 are excited to announce that our loan of Martin STYKO Styk has been extended through September and he will be representing us at the upcoming FACEIT Major: London 2018!

Styko came to us by way of Mousesports, where he helped lead the team to victory at StarLadder & i-League StarSeries Season 4 and a 2nd-place finish at ESL One: Belo Horizonte 2018. Having been with Cloud9 since late June, Styko has represented Cloud9 at both ESL One: Cologne 2018 and ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 and has quickly acclimated to the team and organization.

“I am extremely excited to continue working with Martin. It has been clear from day one that he deserves to be competing at the highest levels, and he has an incredible mindset for a team game. All of us are looking forward to showing off a revitalized Cloud9 at the major, and we expect Martin to be a huge part of it!”
— Soham "Valens" Chowdhury, Cloud9 CS:GO Coach
“We’re thrilled to have STYKO with us heading into the London Major. The promise we’ve seen in him gave the players, coaches and management the confidence needed to extend his trial, and we’re grateful to have him with us.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

With Styko signed on, the full roster is in place and the team continues to prepare to defend their title as Major Champions, having secured victory in January at ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018. FACEIT Major: London 2018 kicks off on September 5th and, just like the fans, we’re eager to see the team back in action!

To discuss these changes and to stay up to date on everything regarding #C9CSGO, click on 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, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, Clash Royale, H1Z1, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Cloud9 Signs GOLDEN to CSGO Roster

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We at Cloud9 are ecstatic to be welcoming Maikil GOLDEN Selim to our Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster! Golden was with the team as a stand-in at the recent ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 and we’re excited to make him a fixture of our roster moving forward.

Golden previously played for Fnatic, where he helped them acheieve victory at the World Electronic Sports Games 2017 World Finals and a 3rd/4th-place finish at DreamHack Masters Marseille 2018. We're eager to see the successes he helps build as a member of C9!

“I can’t express how much I want to wear the Cloud9 jersey and give my all for the fans. After just one week with the team, I feel like I’m at home already. The atmosphere has been unreal and I’m looking forward to the success we’ll have in the near future, and maybe a few rib-eyes on the way.”
— Maikil GOLDEN Selim
“Coaches, players, and myself were impressed with the professionalism and structure Golden brought to our team. The organization is thrilled to be moving forward with him as a part of Cloud9. Welcome, Golden!”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

The team is gearing up to defend their title as Major Champions at the upcoming FACEIT Major: London 2018, which begins on September 5th and is the next opportunity to root for Golden and the Cloud9 team!

To discuss these changes and to stay up to date on everything regarding #C9CSGO, 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, Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, Clash Royale, H1Z1, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Cloud9 Welcomes Kaymind and Nerf to PUBG

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We at Cloud9 are thrilled to be welcoming the two newest members of our PUBG squad, Thierry Kaymind Kaltenback and Benjamin Nerf Wheeler! We’re excited to see Kaymind and Nerf in action alongside Moody and Stab soon!

Kaymind brings with him the talent that helped him achieve a 3rd-place finish in Auzom Season 2, as well as a 5th-place finish in Season 1 of the PUBG Online Showdown. Nerf has racked up the accolades as well, helping his team win the Stream.Me PUBG Invitational, getting a 3rd-place finish at the First Blood Invitational, and another 3rd-place finish at the Curse Trials March Finals. We can’t wait to see these talents fly under the Cloud9 banner!

“We’re looking forward to seeing these new faces work with Moody and Stab on some really exciting events coming up! Welcome to the family, Kaymind and Nerf!”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

The Cloud9 PUBG team has some special overseas events coming up, so stay tuned for more information as to when you can see the new-look squad in action!

To discuss these changes and to stay updated on everything #C9PUBG check out the official Cloud9 PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Team Page by clicking the banner below and by joining the 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, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, Clash Royale, H1Z1, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Cloud9 Welcomes Wiz to PUBG.KR

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We at Cloud9 are excited to announce the newest member of our PUBG.KR team, Sang-Hyun Wiz Park! Wiz joins us as the main order of Maxtill VIP where he provided the necessary stability on the battlefield, while also bringing offensive firepower when he needed to.

He brings with him a skill set that helped him achieve a 5th-place finish at OGN PSS season 1, a 5th-place finish at APL season 2, and 2nd-place in the PUBG A Tour.

“We’re looking forward to seeing what Wiz can bring to our team and I know the rest of the roster is too. Glad to have him aboard!”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

Wiz will be in action with the team in late August and we’ll have more details on upcoming events as they take shape!

To discuss these changes and to stay updated on everything #C9PUBG check out the official Cloud9 PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Team Page by clicking the banner below and by joining us on the Cloud9 Discord.


Cloud9 PUBG KR 팀과 ‘Wiz’ 박상현 선수가 함께 합니다

Cloud9 배틀그라운드 팀에 ‘위즈’ 박상현 선수가 새롭게 합류했습니다. 박상현 선수는 맥스틸 VIP에서 메인 오더를 담당했으며, 안정적인 운영과 동시에 공격적인 플레이를 보여주었습니다.

‘위즈’ 박상현 선수는 OGN PSS 시즌 1과 APL 시즌 2에서 5위, PUBG A 투어에서 2위를 경험한 바 있습니다.

“우리는 ‘위즈’ 박상현 선수와 현재 팀 멤버들이 좋은 모습을 보여줄 것으로 기대하고 있습니다. 그가 팀에 합류해서 매우 기쁩니다.”
— 잭 에티엔, Cloud9 CEO & 오너

‘위즈’ 박상현 선수가 합류한 PUBG KR 팀의 활약은 8월 말에 홍콩에서 열릴 예정인 이벤트에서 확인하실 수 있습니다. 이벤트에 대해서는 추후 업데이트할 예정입니다.

팀과 관련된 모든 소식은 공식 Cloud9 배틀그라운드 페이지 #C9PUBG나 하단의 배너로 연결되는 팀 페이지, 또는 Cloud9 디스코드를 통해 확인하실 수 있습니다.

    

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, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, Clash Royale, H1Z1, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Cloud9 소개

2013년에 만들어져 현재 세계 최고의 인지도를 가진 e스포츠 단체 중 하나 입니다. 좋은 성적과 인기 있는 방송들, 그리고 선수들과 스탭들에게도 역시 최고의 구단 중 하나라고 자부하고 있습니다. Cloud9은 현재 리그오브레전드, 카운터 스트라이크 : 글로벌 오펜시브, 오버워치, 하스스톤, 슈퍼 스매쉬 브라더스, 베인글로리, 로켓리그, 배틀그라운드에 팀을 운영하고 있습니다. 더 자세히 알아보기 위해서는 http://www.cloud9.gg 에서 확인해주시기 바랍니다.

Cloud9 Adds Wings to Clash Royale Roster

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Cloud9 is delighted to be announcing the final signing of our Clash Royale roster, James Wings Wingard, coming to us via the NA Combine! With this acquisition, the Cloud9 squad is ready for action in the upcoming Clash Royale League!

Wings brings with him a bevy of distinctions, including a 4th-place finish at the Crown Championship Global Series Fall 2017 and a staggering 100% win rate for Team USA! We’re looking for that 100% win rate to carry over to the inaugural season of the CRL!

“I’m so proud of the work that’s gone into building this team, and rounding things out by bringing Wings aboard is a perfect way to head into our first season. I can’t wait to see the team in action and I think we’re going to make our mark right away.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

The inaugural season of the Clash Royale League is right around the corner, kicking off in late August, and you’ll be able to catch CMcHugh, Trainer Chris, Berin, and Wings, all under the guidance of Analyst Adam and Coach Erick, in action soon!

To discuss these changes and to stay updated on everything regarding our Clash Royale team, check out the official Cloud9 Discord or click on the team banner below!

    

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, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, Clash Royale, H1Z1, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Thank You, Smoothie

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We at Cloud9 are announcing the departure of Andy Smoothie Ta via trade with Echo Fox. In return, Cloud9 is receiving Wang Feng Xiao-Feng. The decision was a difficult one, but Cloud9 wanted to honor Smoothie’s wishes and, despite there being opportunities that were substantially better for the organization, we wanted to provide Smoothie with the pathway he thought most beneficial to his career.

Cloud9 is incredibly grateful for everything Smoothie helped us accomplish while a member of our League of Legends roster. Since joining us in the Summer Split of 2016, Smoothie’s leadership, commitment, and insight were often a pillar of the team’s success.

With an accolades list too long to fully account for, Smoothie helped lead Cloud9 to the 2016 Summer Split Finals, the 2017 Spring Split Finals, first place in the 2016 and 2017 NA Regional Finals, running the gauntlet to get us to Worlds, and back-to-back 5th-8th place finishes at Worlds in Cloud9’s runs as North America’s last hope.

“Every now and then you encounter someone you’d like to work with forever, and Smoothie was the embodiment of that. We’re thrilled to be working with Feng and what he brings to us, but Echo Fox is receiving one of the best there is and we’re excited to meet him again on the Rift, both as a tough opponent and also as a friend.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

The organization is eager to see what new things our roster will accomplish and the team is looking forward to being back in action this weekend. We will have a tribute to Smoothie's time with us on our broadcast this Thursday at 5:30pm PST.

Once again, from everyone here at Cloud9, thank you Smoothie for your time with us and we wish you nothing but the very best as you continue your historic career.

    

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, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, Clash Royale, H1Z1, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Cloud9 Brings Aboard Mark to Rainbow Six Siege Roster

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We at Cloud9 are thrilled to announce the signing of Mark Mark Arismendez to our Rainbow Six Siege roster! Mark has played alongside our R6 team since July 17, joining us at OGA PIT, and the team and organization is excited to welcome him as a starter.

Mark brings with him the talents that saw him play for Mousesports last season before spending time with Elephant Gang. Specializing in entry operators, Mark helped lead Cloud9 to their first Pro League victory this week, a trend we’re looking forward to continuing!

“It’s great to be continuously building the talent of this roster and the success has already shown up with Mark’s arrival. Happy to welcome him to the Cloud9 family!”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner

With this move we also announce we are parting ways with Shlongii. We are grateful for his presence with Cloud9’s first-ever Rainbow Six Siege roster and wish him success as his career moves forward.

You won’t have to wait long to see Mark make his debut as a rostered member of the team as our R6 squad is in action today, July 24th, against Obey Alliance at 5pm PST!

To discuss these changes and to stay updated on everything regarding our R6 Team, check out the official Cloud9 Discord as well as their official team page through the banner below.

    

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, Rainbow Six Siege, Rocket League, Clash Royale, H1Z1, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.