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.

 

Cloud9 Acquires Berin and Adam for C9CR

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We at Cloud9 are excited to announce our first Combine signing and analyst signing for the upcoming inaugural season of the Clash Royale League! Please give a warm welcome to Berin Berin Bjelak and Adam Adam Björk as they join the Cloud9 family!

Berin had a strong finish to his 2017 campaign, boasting a 5th-place finish in the Spring 2017 Crown Championship, 2nd-place finish in Fall 2017, and another 5th-place finish at the 2017 World Finals. He followed that up with two Top-4 finishes at ESWC Gamescom and ESWC Paris Games Week. You can see him in action in the upcoming finals of SuperLiga Orange at Gamergy, after which he’ll be joining the C9 family!

Now as an analyst, Adam will bring his experience as a player with wins in back-to-back Royale Premiere League World Championships and the Clan Royale Championship Series, where he was team captain. Individually, Adam has three first place ladder finishes and a Top 4 finish in the Crown Championship in Spring 2017.

“I’m really excited to be bringing in Berin and Adam to round out our inaugural roster. We’ve got talent at every level and we’re looking to proving that once competition begins.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Founder

Stay tuned as all teams look to the North American combine this upcoming weekend to complete their rosters prior to the season kicking off in August! To discuss these changes and to stay updated on everything regarding our Clash Royale team, 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, H1Z1, Rocket League, Clash Royale, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Cloud9 Academy Confirms Blaber as Starting Jungler

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We at Cloud9 are excited to confirm Bobby Blaber Huang as our starting League of Legends Academy jungler! Blaber helped lead Team Ocean Drake to victory at the 2017 Scouting Grounds and joined Cloud9 via the 9th pick in the draft. Moving into the Summer Split, he will take over the starting jungler role left vacant from the release of the former jungler.

“We were clearly impressed with what Blaber brought to the game at Scouting Grounds and I’m glad we were able to pick him up in the draft. Looking forward to seeing our Academy team continue their success in 2018!”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Founder

Cloud9 Academy posted a 13-6 record in Spring Split and look to improve on that record in Summer, which kicks off in mid-June!

To discuss these changes and stay updated on everything #C9LoL check out their official team page by clicking 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, 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.

FNS Moved to Inactive on C9CSGO Roster

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The Cloud9 CSGO squad has decided to designate FNS as inactive. The organization was excited to welcome him to our family and we had high hopes of continuing what we started in Boston earlier this year. In our time together, it became clear that the strategic visions we had were not as compatible as we had initially hoped. After extensive discussions between the players, staff, and front office, all parties have agreed that this is the best course of action.

FNS brought with him the structure, discipline, and leadership that led him to success with former teams, but the differences in philosophies proved to be too great to form the cohesion we needed to accomplish the results we know we are capable of. Both the team and FNS arrived at the conclusion that the time and energy of all parties would be better spent seeking out more suitable arrangements for their respective play-styles.

FNS will play for Cloud9 at the upcoming ECS Finals in London but we are open to offers and opportunities from other teams immediately. At ECS, Tarik will take over the role of IGL as we begin to build for the future. We are all excited to play together one final time and will be looking to put together a performance worthy of our fans. Our starting roster will continue to develop beyond ECS and we will be providing updates on those changes as they come.

Cloud9 is very grateful to FNS for his dedication during his time with us. We wish him the best of luck and know that his future is bright. For more information about the Cloud9 CSGO team, visit their team page via 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, 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 Signs CRL Coach and Players

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We at Cloud9 are ecstatic to announce our coach signing and the first two player signings for the upcoming inaugural season of the Clash Royale League! Please join us in welcoming the newest members of the Cloud9 family, Coach Erick ERICK Benamu and Legacy Players Collin CMcHugh McHugh and Christopher Trainer Chris Reyes!

Coach ERICK brings with him a wealth of leadership experience on the Clash Royale circuit, having been a two-time Royale Premiere League Championship-Winning coach/captain while also leading Takeover to a #1 Ladder spot in 2016. Over on the players’ side, both CMcHugh and Trainer Chris are Top 2 all time in-game 15K tournaments and both have been two-time Royale Premiere League World Champions. In their most recent event, SXSW Super Magical Cup, both players finished in the Top 4 under Coach ERICK.

“We’re off to a great start in bringing talent to this roster and staff with ERICK, CMcHugh, and Trainer Chris and I’m really looking forward to building on top of this start as we finalize the roster. Glad to welcome them to C9 and I can’t wait to see them in action!”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Founder

There’s still work to be done, so stay tuned as all teams look to the combine in June to complete their rosters prior to the season kicking off in August! To discuss these changes and to stay updated on everything regarding our Clash Royale team, 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, H1Z1, Rocket League, Clash Royale, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

Cloud9 Announces H1PL Roster

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We at Cloud9 are excited to announce our roster for the inaugural season of the H1Z1 Pro League! Coming over from C9PUBG we have Justin Chappie Andrews and Joseph Frexs Sanchez, and joining the Cloud9 family we have an Adrien Aydren Morales, Phillip ImperialHal Dosen, and Marco Flowers Sotelo!

Chappie brings over the skills that have made him part of the North American #1 Duo in PUBG for three straight seasons, along with a 1st-place finish in the 2015 H1Z1 Showdown Tournament. Frexs boasts a Top-10 squads finish in every season of PUBG, along with a recent 2nd-place finish at IEM Katowice. Not to be outdone, newcomers ImperialHal, Aydren, and Flowers bring over accolades of their own as well, with ImperialHal being part of a 4th-place finish in H1Z1’s Dreamhack ATL Teams competition, Flowers doing his part to secure a 5th-place finish at H1Z1’s Dreamhack Winter Teams competition, and Aydren, who joins us from Luminosity Gaming, helping his team to a 2nd place in H1Z1’s Dreamhack ATL Teams competition.

“We’re always striving to bring the best competition we can and I’m happy to say it’s no different with H1PL. Chappie and Frexs know the ropes, and ImperialHal, Aydren, and Flowers are fantastic additions, so we’re excited to kick things off and confident we’ll be strong contenders throughout the season.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Founder

The inaugural season of H1PL is just around the corner, and you’ll be able to see our new roster in action beginning April 21st! To discuss these changes and to stay updated on everything #C9H1Z1 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, H1Z1, Rocket League, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

 

Cloud9 Disbands Vainglory Division

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We at Cloud9 announce today that our Vainglory roster of Gabriel Oldskool Villamariona, Joseph iLoveJoseph Samano, Gabe gabevizzle Villarin, and Anthony R3cKeD McGowan is being released at the discretion of the organization.

The players took Cloud9 to impressive heights, winning two Unified Western Live Finals championships, winning the first Mobile Masters Vainglory tournament, and finishing third at Worlds, all while never finishing a regular season lower than second. We are proud and grateful for what they helped us achieve and we wish them only the best moving forward.

“It’s been a great experience working with all of these guys, and what they were able to accomplish was inspiring. We would be happy to work with all of them again if the opportunity arises, and I wish them luck in whatever comes next.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Founder

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, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

By John Nomis on 2018-01-05

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Hi all,

There have been a lot of questions about how Selfie ended up not joining Cloud9 and I’d like to provide some additional context that I think will help. (note: This statement was reviewed and approved by Selfie)

Cloud9 bought Selfie’s existing contract from P1 on November 17th. This was done right at the deadline for P1 to remove all players from its roster as a team exiting the LCS. With that said, we set an expectation with Selfie that if he wanted to play on Cloud9 we would need to negotiate a new deal and get him on one of our approved contract templates.

On December 16th, Selfie declined Cloud9’s offer to join the team and requested to become a free agent. Cloud9 reached out to P1 to let them know about this situation. It is worth noting that there is additional complexity here because P1 could not take Selfie back in order to receive its exit payment from the LCS, per Riot’s rules. The buyout and salary issues referenced by Selfie in his post relate to this complexity; despite the fact that Selfie did not want to sign a new player contract with Cloud9, we had to figure out how to proceed because he could not go back to P1. We worked through this process and the Riot rules, and have since determined that Cloud9 will pay Selfie for the entire period of time per the contract that was assigned to us from P1 through the date of termination.

Selfie’s P1 contract (which we inherited through the assignment of his contract) has a provision that states in the event it is terminated by the team without cause, Selfie will receive an additional 2 months compensation (note: we’re sharing this information with Selfie’s permission). Because of that language, we gave Selfie the choice: (1) he could agree to mutual termination and therefore forgo any future compensation from Cloud9, but have full flexibility as a free and clear free agent; or (2) he could refuse to consent to mutual termination, and leave us to find another team willing to take on his contract by way of assignment.

We presented these options to Selfie on December 18th, and he decided that he didn’t want to move forward with a mutual release agreement and instead wanted to keep his contract intact while we explored other options so he could get paid during that time period and be entitled to his two-month additional fee in the event we could not find another team to take on his contract. I wanted to help Selfie so I directly reached out to every NA LCS team owner and coach letting them know that Selfie is available with ZERO buyout. Unfortunately, although teams had time to consider him as a candidate, no one ultimately felt that they had the right opportunity for him.

On January 2nd, Selfie was notified that he is now a free agent and we will continue to pay him in accordance with the terms of his current contract.

I wish the best for Selfie and hope he is able to find a team soon. I’m disappointed that we didn’t come up with a great outcome for him but there was nothing but good intentions throughout this process from both Cloud9 and P1.

- Jack

Introducing the Cloud9 PUBG.KR Roster

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Cloud9 Announces PUBG Korea Roster!

We at Cloud9 are thrilled to announce the formation of our PUBG KR roster and would like to welcome KwangMyun Dingception Jang, JaeWon Miracle Kim, WonSuk suk Choi, and GyuTae seayureka Park to the Cloud9 family!

The recently formed team has put together some impressive performances and we’re excited to see what they’ll achieve under the C9 banner!

“It’s been awesome watching these guys come together and we feel fortunate to be able to bring them all over to work with us. I think they’re going to be making some waves right away.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 Founder & CEO

You’ll be able to catch the new Cloud9 PUBG KR team in action this week, as they compete for Split 2 of the AfreecaTV PUBG League Pilot Season!

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 /r/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, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Vainglory, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.


Cloud9의 배틀그라운드 한국팀 로스터를 발표합니다!

저희 Cloud9에서는 기쁜 마음으로 배틀그라운드 한국팀의 형성을 알려드리며, Dingception 장광면, Miracle 김재원, suk 최원석, 그리고 seayureka 박규태 선수를 새 식구로 환영합니다!

최근 완성된 팀은 그동안 인상적인 활동을 보여왔으며, 앞으로 C9의 이름 하에 어떤 성과를 이루어 나갈 지 상당한 기대를 모으고 있습니다.

“선수들이 하나로 모이는 과정을 볼 수 있어서 매우 흡족했고, 이들 모두가 우리와 함께 일할 수 있게 된 것을 행운으로 생각합니다. 저는 이 팀이 곧장 두각을 드러낼 것으로 생각합니다.”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO/창립자-

여러분은 Cloud9 배틀그라운드 한국팀의 활약을 이번 주 아프리카TV PUBG리그 파일럿시즌의 스플릿2 예선 무대에서 만나보실 수 있습니다!

선수들의 다양한 활동과 새 소식을 들으시려면 아래 배너를 통해 Cloud9 배틀그라운드 공식 팀 페이지를 방문해주시거나, /r/Cloud9 Discord 에 가입해주세요.

   

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.

Cloud9 Acquires Svenskeren for League of Legends

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We at Cloud9 are excited to welcome the newest member of our League of Legends team, Dennis Svenskeren Johnsen! Having competed professionally since 2011, Dennis brings with him a veteran knowledge of the game. This knowledge has helped hone his talents to what they are today, and we’re thrilled at what he will bring for 2018. Joining us from Team SoloMid, Dennis is coming off of four straight trips to the NA LCS Finals, culminating in championships from the last three.

  
“We’ve gone head-to-head against Svenskeren for a couple of years now and his skillset wasn’t lost on us. He’s clearly brought a lot to TSM and the NA LCS and we’re eager to see what he puts together for us here at Cloud9. Welcome, Sven!”
— Jack Etienne, Cloud9 Founder & CEO

We look forward to keeping his streak of winning NA LCS championships alive as well as we head into 2018!

To discuss these changes and to stay updated on everything #C9LoL check out the official Cloud9 Team Page by clicking 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, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Vainglory, Rocket League, and PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. To find more information about Cloud9, visit http://www.cloud9.gg.

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