Cloud9 Welcomes Wiz to PUBG.KR

By John Nomis | | Read more

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.

United States Air Force to Sponsor Cloud9 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Team

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Partnership Allows Air Force and Cloud9 to Collaborate on Unique Content and Integrations, Host Team at Special Events and Produce Activations Surrounding ELEAGUE

LOS ANGELES – July 19, 2018 - Cloud9 Esports, Inc., the premier North American esports organization, and the United States Air Force are partnering for a special program around the Cloud9 CS:GO team through May 2019. This multifaceted sponsorship allows for collaboration on truly fresh content for Cloud9 fans, including two upcoming ELEAGUE activations, live event participation, and video and experiential access to situations only the Air Force can provide. The Air Force logo will also appear on the team’s jersey starting at the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 this week.

“Cloud9 is proud to create awareness of the Air Force for our amazing fan base,” said Jack Etienne, owner and CEO of Cloud9. “By developing a dynamic partnership with the Air Force, we will be able to deliver extraordinary content that will show fans a totally different side of the team. No one else in the world can put our team into a jet and let our fans watch the sheer thrill come over their faces. It’s going to be amazing.”

Throughout the year, Cloud9 will create video content surrounding the CS:GO team partaking in dynamic Air Force experiences. The first integration happens this week at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia, where the team will receive an inside look at the world of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialists. The Air Force will also become a presenting sponsor of the monthly web series on the Cloud9 CS:GO team.

“We are very excited to partner with Cloud9’s stellar CS:GO players, who display the same level of discipline, rigor and achievement that we value in our Airmen,” commented Maj. Ross McKnight, chief of the National Events Branch at the Air Force Recruiting Service Headquarters. “The partnership will provide an opportunity to create engaging and relevant content in the esports space and to show Cloud9 fans some of the ways in which they can make a difference in the U.S. Air Force.”

  

Cloud9 Esports, Inc. currently has 16 teams across 11 games competing in the highest level esports leagues, including Riot Games’ League Championship Series, Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch League and a multitude of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitions. Earlier this year, Cloud9’s CS:GO team became the first North American squad to ever win the prestigious Valve Major tournament.

For more information on Cloud9, visit www.cloud9.gg or follow the team on Twitter. For more information on the U.S. Air Force, visit www.airforce.com or follow U.S. Air Force Recruiting on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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.

About the United States Air Force

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. For 2018, the Air Force Recruiting Service is hiring over 29,700 new Airmen. An emphasis is on recruiting people with no prior military service into one of about 140 enlisted career opportunities. The Air Force recruits the brightest candidates possible, then provides them with tough, highly technical training that gives them the right skills to sustain the combat capability of America’s Air Force. For more information about Air Force benefits and opportunities, go to www.airforce.com.

Cloud9 Bids Farewell to tarik

By John Nomis | | Read more

Today, Cloud9 announces the departure of Tarik tarik Celik from our Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competitive roster.

The world watched as tarik and Cloud9 ran the gauntlet at the ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018, taking down G2 Esports in the quarterfinals, SK Gaming in the semifinals, and bringing home North America’s first Major championship with a thrilling double-overtime victory over FaZe Clan. We wish tarik nothing but the best as he continues his storied career.

“Cloud9 made America great again, it was the greatest honor of my career thus far. Memories that will last forever, I’ll always have you in my heart. Thank you to all the C9 fans for their endless support, together we made history.”
— Tarik "tarik" Celik, CSGO Major Champion
“tarik helped us achieve what was once thought impossible, and we’ll forever have that run in Boston. From day one, tarik brought his best, and his commitment and belief that we could win it all never wavered. I hope our paths cross again in the future and I’m certain success will follow him wherever he goes.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 Founder & CEO
  

We will have more news shortly regarding the CSGO roster as the front office continues to gear up to defend our title as Major Champions. To discuss these changes and to stay updated 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, 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 Welcomes Rainbow Six Siege Team

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Cloud9 is ecstatic to announce the signing of the Rainbow Six team formerly known as Beastcoast! Please join us in welcoming the roster of Lauren Goddess Williams, Davide FoxA Bucci, Brandon Shlongii Escamilla, Alexander Retro Lloyd, Gabriel LaXInG Mirelez, and coach Thomas Robn Linden! All of us at C9 are looking forward to entering the world of Rainbow Six and we know we’ve got a great team here to help us lead the way!

  

It’s been an exciting 2018 for the Beastcoast roster, as they notched a 2nd-place finish in Season 7 of the NA Challenger which they promptly followed up with a victory over Counter-Logic Gaming at Relegation to qualify into Season 8 of the Pro League. After that, the team claimed one of the two qualifier positions from the DreamHack Austin BYOC bracket on their way to a top 8 finish in the DreamHack Austin main event. The successes are just getting started and we’re all confident more will follow with them as part of the C9 family!

“We always like to hit the ground running when we enter a new space and I know this roster is going to help us achieve just that. Can’t wait to see them in action!”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Founder

We’ll have more news on this front soon, but for now make sure the newest members of Cloud9 get a warm welcome!

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, 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 Welcomes Two North American Fortnite Squads

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We at Cloud9 are thrilled to announce a massive addition to our family and to our Fortnite lineup! Please join us in welcoming Maurilio Blind Gramajo, Nicholas zoof Zufan, and Rex Topboy Holmstrom, all formerly of Team X, along with the Who Are They? roster of Christian Criz Rizk, Jared Bandit Jones, Clemente Shivsy Ibarra, and Brennan boss Amiott!

You’ve probably already seen some of Team X’s highlights, as both Topboy and Blind were in action at Ninja Vegas 18, with Blind putting himself on the map as the only player to achieve Victory Royale multiple times, as well as being the first player to eliminate Ninja at the tournament. Topboy, Blind, and zoof will be joined by a to-be-determined fourth with tryouts already under way as they round out their squad and prepare for competition!

  

Not to be outdone, the Who Are They? roster came out as champions in Season 3 of the StepOneBR Scrim League, racking up 31 wins and coming away with 1st place out of 320 registered teams. In doing so, they became one of three teams to accomplish over 30 wins on PC. Doesn’t hurt to have the #1-ranked player in Nevada in Shivsy backing you up!

“I can’t tell you how excited I am to be building out these rosters for Fortnite and I think we’ve got an incredible head start by bringing both of these teams on board. I know they’re going to establish Cloud9 right off the bat.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Founder

The work doesn’t stop here, however, as Cloud9 continues to be on the lookout for talented players to bring on board, both to our professional and streaming teams. We’re looking forward to bringing you more updates soon, and until then... Where we droppin’?

To discuss these changes and to stay updated on everything regarding our Fortnite squads, check out the official Cloud9 Discord and 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, 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.

Red Bull Signs on as a Major Partner with Cloud9

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We are excited to announce a comprehensive partnership with our favorite energy drink provider, Red Bull. Red Bull will become the official energy drink sponsor for Cloud9 teams and the logo will be immortalized on the Cloud9 jersey. As part of the partnership, Red Bull will also provide Cloud9 players support to perform their best while maintaining a healthy lifestyle with fitness training, sleep analysis and other programs through their facilities and top notch staff.

Red Bull has been a long-term supporter of esports and a partner of Cloud9 helping us grow both as an organization and as individuals. As part of this more extensive collaboration, Cloud9 players will participate in Red Bull’s High Performance Athlete Program and be active in epic video content developed through collaboration between Cloud9 and Red Bull’s social teams.

“We love what Red Bull brings to the table as partners and are sure they’re going to help us take our game to the next level.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 Founder & CEO

Fans can catch the Cloud9 League of Legends team sporting their new jersey with the Red Bull logo starting this weekend as the team kicks off the LCS Summer Split. Be sure to stay tuned for more information from our team as we have lots of great things to announce in the near future. Come by the Cloud9 Discord to chat about our partnership with Red Bull and all things Cloud9.

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, Clash Royale, H1Z1, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Introducing the Cloud9 Korean Fortnite Roster

By John Nomis | | Read more

We at Cloud9 are expanding our Fortnite presence yet again with the signing our new Korea roster! Please join us in welcoming JunHyeong Trona Choi, TaeJun Noah Choi, SungMin GANJi Kim, and SunHo Duty Moon to the #C9FN family!

Among their numerous accolades, Duty was the #1 Korean player in the Fortnite Solo Showdown and the #10 player in the world, and the team recently won both maps of the ROX Gaming Showmatch at the ROXnROLL Esports Festival. We’re certain their winning ways will continue on in 2018!

“I’m thrilled that we keep pulling in this level of talent for Fortnite and I know Trona, Noah, GANJi, and Duty are all going to make waves right away and make us proud.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 Founder & CEO

To discuss these changes and to stay updated on everything regarding our Fortnite squads, 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, 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.


Cloud9의 포트나이트 한국팀 로스터를 소개합니다!

저희 Cloud9에서 다시한번 포트나이트 관여율을 높이고자 한국팀 로스터 영입을 알려드립니다. Trona 최준형, Noah 최태준, GANJi 김성민, 그리고 Duty 문선호 선수를 Cloud9 포트나이트 식구로 환영합니다!

본 선수들의 많은 업적 중 Duty 선수는 포트나이트 솔로 쇼다운 한국 1위 및 세계 10위를 차지하였으며, 위 팀은 락스 게이밍 쇼매치와 ROXnROLL 이스포츠 페스티벌에서 각각 우승을 차지하였습니다. 저희는 이 팀이 2018년 내내 승승장구를 울릴거라 믿습니다!

“포트나이트에 엄청난 재능이 있는 선수분들을 연이어 영입할 수 있다는 것이 경이롭고, Trona, Noah, GANJi, Duty 선수분들이 바로 포트나이트에 파장을 일으킬 자랑스러운 팀이 될거라 믿고 있습니다.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO/창립자

위 로스터 영입 내용 등 저희 포트나이트 스쿼드에 관련된 정보를 빠르게 듣고싶으시면 Cloud9 공식 디스코드 채널을 확인해주세요.

Cloud9 소개

2013년 창립 이후, Cloud9은 세계에서 가장 인정받는 이스포츠 구단 중 하나로 자리잡았습니다. 산업 전역에 걸친 챔피언십, 독보적인 시청시간, 그리고 선수와 스텝들에 대한 광범위한 혜택 지원까지, Cloud9 은 모든 부분에서 업계 최고임을 자부합니다. 현재 Cloud9은 리그오브레전드, 카운터스트라이크, 오버워치, 하스스톤, 슈퍼스매시브라더스 Melee, 슈퍼스매시브라더스 Wii U, 베인글로리, 로켓리그, 그리고 배틀그라운드에서 프로 팀들을 운영 중에 있습니다. Cloud9에 대한 더 많은 정보를 원하신다면 http://www.cloud9.gg 를 방문해주세요.