Cloud9 is thrilled to announce today the signing of the MAJKL VALORANT roster. Please join us in welcoming Alexis alexis Guarrasi, Annie Annie Roberts, Jasmine Jazzyk1ns Manankil, Katsumi, and Melanie meL Capone to Cloud9! Moving forward, this roster will compete for the organization as Cloud9 White while our existing VALORANT roster will compete as Cloud9 Blue. We’re also happy to reveal that AT&T has come on board as Cloud9 White’s official presenting partner. We are all ecstatic to be welcoming the first all-women’s roster in the organization’s history, and we look forward to seeing what all members of C9 VALORANT can achieve in competition!
Having come together to form MAJKL in June, the team wasted little time in making their mark on the VALORANT competitive scene. They came away with an impressive 5th-8th-place finish out of 16 teams at their first tournament, the Counter Logic Gaming – Blitz Open Cup. The roster firmly cemented their presence in the VALORANT community in September, coming away with 1st place at the FTW Summer Showdown tournament, which is part of the VALORANT IGNITION SERIES. The $25,000 prize immediately launched MAJKL to 6th-place in total competitive VALORANT earnings and put the entire competitive circuit on notice.
“What stood out to me about MAJKL is that they had to work hard to perfect their play, find each other, and then compete as a unit. They are a talented group of women who came together with the goal of being the best at the game and were committed to doing what it took to get there, and watching their improvement over just the past few months has been incredible. They displayed so many of the values we have here at C9, both within the game and out of it, and I’m beyond excited to be welcoming them to Cloud9.”—Gaylen Malone, Senior General Manager of Cloud9
Cloud9 prides itself on continuously finding some of the best gaming talent the world has to offer, so we are elated to have the opportunity to bring in the MAJKL roster. Given the strong values Cloud9 and AT&T share around gender equality, when the opportunity arose to work with some of the top women within the VALORANT space, we were able to come together to provide them the resources, support, and environment needed to take their talent even further. We can’t wait to see what successes they achieve in the future.
“We are proud to partner with Cloud9 as we take this step together to build a more inclusive esports industry. Our goal is to not only provide value to gamers with AT&T’s products and services, but to also contribute to real, meaningful change in the industry by giving this powerhouse team and other talented women what they need to succeed. We can’t wait to tell their stories and see the best of the best represent Cloud9 and AT&T on some of the world’s largest stages.”—Shiz Suzuki, Associate Vice President, Sponsorships & Experiential Marketing, AT&T.
You won’t have to wait long to see our newest professionals in action. Both Cloud9 White and Cloud9 Blue will be competing against the best VALORANT talent in the world for placements in Riot’s First Strike tournament starting on Oct. 26! For more updates on #C9Valorant and all things Cloud9, make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Discord.