|Head Coach||Kim "Reignover" Yeu-jin|
|Partner||Red Bull |
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- 1 History
- 2 Trivia
- 3 Timeline
- 4 Player Roster
- 5 Player League Participation
- 6 Organization
- 7 Tournaments
- 8 Media
- 9 Images
- 10 External Links
- 11 References
Cloud9 (C9) is a North American esports team formed by the former roster of Quantic Gaming following its dissolution. Aside from League of Legends, the organization also has divisions for DotA 2, COD, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Overwatch, and Vainglory.
During the off-season, the Quantic Gaming organization fell into financial distress and shut down operations, leaving the League of Legends team without a sponsor. Competing under the name Team NomNom and then Cloud9, Yazuki, Hai, Nientonsoh, WildTurtle, and LemonNation secured a spot in the Season 3 North American Offline Qualifier for the League of Legends Championship Series. However, Cloud9 was knocked out in the group stage after losing to Azure Gaming and future LCS team Team MRN.
Initially, Nientonsoh said that Cloud9 would disband in light of the loss. The team later decided to stay together, although Nientonsoh and Yazuki did leave, causing a large roster change. Hai shifted from jungle to mid, and the team tried out new junglers and top laners in online competitions.
On April 1, the Cloud9 roster of Hai, LemonNation, Meteos, and Balls was picked up by Quantic Gaming. However, just a few weeks later the roster would once again become Cloud9 with previous TSM manager Jack Etienne becoming their manager and owner of the team. In the Summer Promotion Qualifier, Cloud9 went 5-0 to earn a spot in the LCS Summer Split, beating Team Astral Poke 2-0, and compLexity 3-0. Cloud9 possesses the longest win streak in LCS history (13 games), the most victories in an LCS season split (25 games), and won first place in the Summer Split. Throughout the NA LCS Summer Playoffs, they were able to win every single one of their games/sets, first against Team Dignitas and then the grand finals against TSM. Cloud9 took home $50,000 USD as well a first round bye at the Season 3 World Championship. They finished their season 3 LCS and playoffs with a 30-3 total, the highest in LCS history and with a 91% win rate.
With high hopes, C9 went straight into the S3 Championship quarterfinals for being the North American champions. Their first international match as a team was against the top European seed, Fnatic. In a formidable set of games, Cloud9 lost 1-2, being the last North American team to be eliminated and ending up in eighth place.
At the first international pre-season tournament, IEM Cologne in November, Cloud9 received a bye into the second round and competed against Gambit Gaming of Russia. Gambit defeated Cloud9 2-0, marking their second immediate exit from an international tournament.
In December 2013, Cloud9 joined four other North American LCS teams at the Battle of the Atlantic, facing European champions Fnatic for the second time. With dominating performances by mid laner Hai, Cloud9 took the series 2-0, resulting in an overall North American win at the tournament and $10,000 USD for the team.
Cloud9 won the spring split of the LCS once again, and qualifying for the All Star event. However, prior to the event, Hai's lung collapsed, hospitalizing him and requiring him to use a respirator, and the team had to play with a substitute. After C9 requested Link as a temporary replacement, Counter Logic Gaming readily agreed to a two-month emergency loan deal that would cover the time in between splits, including All-Stars. Cloud9 went 3-1 in the group stage, losing only to SK Telecom T1 K, but in the bracket they were eliminated in the first round by OMG, losing 2-0.
In the summer season, despite placing first in the round robin, they took second place overall, losing to Team SoloMid in the finals 2-3. The second-place finish qualified them for the 2014 Season World Championship, where they were drawn into Group D along with NaJin White Shield, Alliance, and KaBuM! e-Sports. Cloud9 went 4-2 in the group, drawing with NaJin Shield for first place but losing the tiebreaker game. They were eliminated from the tournament in the bracket stage, falling 3-1 to Samsung Blue.
Due to their IEM San Jose victory, Cloud9 qualified for IEM Katowice in March. They lost their only two games, first to GE Tigers and then to yoe Flash Wolves, and finished in 7th/8th place. Domestically, they underperformed at the start of the season, and were in 8th place at the end of the second week of the spring LCS split. However, they improved over the course of the season, ending with a second-place finish behind Team SoloMid and a playoff bye; after beating Team Liquid 3-2, Cloud9 lost to TSM 1-3 in the finals and finished the split overall in second place.
Soon after the spring finals, Hai announced his retirement from professional play, citing his wrist injuries and the fact that his support carry playstyle was not viable anymore as reasons for his retirement; however, he would remain with the Cloud9 organization as their Chief Gaming Officer. After tryouts including Cloud9 Tempest mid laner Yusui and the recently-unbanned European solo queue star Incarnati0n, the team settled on Incarnati0n as their new mid laner for the Summer Split. The team performed poorly for the first five weeks of the split and replaced Meteos with Hai going into the sixth week.
With Hai back on the team, Cloud9's record improved from 3-7 to 6-12 by the end of the split, and they finished in 7th place after a tie-breaker victory against Team 8, narrowly avoiding relegations and retaining their 70 Championship Points, though they did not qualify for playoffs. In the Regional Finals Gauntlet, Cloud9 reverse-swept both Gravity Gaming and Team Impulse before beating Team Liquid 3-1 in the finals. Their fourteen games played over the course of three days gave them North America's third seed to the 2015 Season World Championship, Cloud9's third-consecutive Worlds.
Considered an underdog at Worlds, Cloud9 were placed into Group B along with Fnatic, ahq, and Invictus Gaming and expected to place last. Instead, they surprised with an undefeated 3-0 first week, with Hai suddenly performing well on Lee Sin and Balls on Darius; Incarnati0n also introduced Veigar as a pick in their first game against ahq. In the second week, Cloud9 needed only one win to advance to the quarterfinals but were unable to find it, losing four games in a row including a tiebreaker loss to ahq. They placed third in their group, ahead of only Invictus Gaming.
After their Worlds run, Cloud9 announced the retirement of LemonNation and his move to a staff role; they also opened tryouts for jungler and support, with Hai to play whichever role was not filled via a tryout. They ended up adding two new players - former Gravity support Bunny FuFuu and Team Impulse jungler Rush - with Hai to split time with Bunny in the support role. Rush debuted with the team at IEM Cologne, where they were eliminated in the first round by H2k.
Cloud9 started the spring season with Hai and Bunny FuFuu alternating games, but after two losses with Bunny and two wins with Hai, they committed to starting Hai full-time and rose to a 67% winrate, with a third-place seed in the playoffs. However, despite a seeding advantage, the team lost to sixth-seed TSM in the first round. After the end of the split, Cloud9 recreated its Challenger team and shuffled rosters between the two teams, initially setting up for the summer split with Impact, Meteos, Jensen, Sneaky, and Bunny FuFuu as its LCS roster; former Team Dragon Knights support Smoothie later also joined the team.
For the first seven weeks of the split, Bunny FuFuu and Smoothie shared the support role, but after that point Bunny stepped down to a substitute and streaming role, and Smoothie became the full-time starter. The team equaled its spring record with a 12-6 finish, again securing the third seed into the playoffs. There, Cloud9 defeated Team EnVyUs and Immortals before falling to TSM 3-1 in the finals; their second-place result was their best placement since Spring 2015. In the Regional Finals, or the gauntlet, Cloud9 faced and defeated both EnVyUs and Immortals to qualify for the World Championship for the fourth consecutive year.
The team was placed into Group B together with SK Telecom T1, Flash Wolves and I May. The North American powerhouse walked on the edge of elimination until the very last game of the Group Stage: Meteos, Jensen and Sneaky had rough games, and Impact wasn't able to snowball an early advantage into a game-winning splitpush threat on his signature Gnar, as he did in the NALCS Playoffs. In the end managed to clutch a Quarterfinals berth after two difficult weeks of competition, placing second with a 3-3 score and thus becoming the first North American team since 2014 to place in the Top 8 at Worlds after North America had been shut out of the playoffs in 2015. They were drawn into the right side of the playoff bracket, where they met Samsung Galaxy and were swept 0-3 by the Korean team.
As the best-performing NA team at the 2016 Season World Championship, Cloud9 received an invitation to the IEM World Championship; however, two weeks before the competition, C9 withdrew from the tournament, citing their priority to focus on continuing their then-dominant performances in the NA LCS, as well as the political uncertainty of the environment regarding travel by persons with visas.
In the offseason, Cloud9 made two roster changes. Meteos stepped down as starting jungler, leaving Sneaky as the only remaining member of the original Cloud9 roster. Replacing him was rookie jungler Contractz, formerly of Cloud9 Challenger. The team also acquired former Apex Gaming top laner Ray, with the intention of platooning him and Impact. Cloud9 would also be playing against new LCS team FlyQuest in the Spring, which had begun as Cloud9's challenger team and included original Cloud9 members Hai, Balls, and LemonNation.
With Impact getting most of the starts in the top lane, Cloud9 roared to an 8-0 record over the first four weeks of the Spring Split, good for first place, two games above a surprising FlyQuest. However, Cloud9 cooled off over the next four weeks, going 4-4 and falling to within 1 game of third place Phoenix1, before a 2-0 final week propelled them to a 14-4 finish, comfortably in second. Cloud9 also beat FlyQuest in both of their head to head matchups. For their efforts, Reapered win would Coach of the Split, Contractz would receive Rookie of the Split, and Smoothie would also be named to the all NALCS First Team.
With their playoff bye, Cloud9's first stop in the playoffs would be against Phoenix1 in the semifinals, which by this time included former C9 jungler Meteos, who had joined them in midseason. Meteos failed to defeat his old team, and Cloud9 swept Phoenix1 3-0, setting up their second consecutive finals appearance against TSM. Going into the finals, C9 elected to alternate Ray and Impact as they had in the semifinals. However, this strategy appeared not to work, as each player lost the first game they played. Switching back to Ray for game 3, Cloud9 prevailed in a close match to stave off elimination, followed by a dominant game 4 win behind Impact on Shen and Smoothie's surprise Gragas support pick. With Ray returning for game 5, Cloud9 were on the brink of reverse sweeping TSM and winning their first title since the 2014 Spring Split. However, Jensen failed to use either his Zhonya's Hourglass or Ekko ultimate in a crucial teamfight, giving TSM the victory in both the fight and the series.
Cloud9 made no changes in the midseason, but began the Summer Split inconsistently. Of particular concern was the top lane, with both Impact and Ray starting for stretches of time but neither playing well. At the mid-split break, Cloud9 was 6-4, good for fourth place behind TSM and a much improved Immortals and CLG.
Their second place finish in the previous split meant that Cloud9 would be one of the three North American teams invited to the first EU/NA Rift Rivals, along with TSM and Phoenix1. However, a number of Cloud9 players were ill during the event, so while NA were dominant, Cloud9 finished only 3-3, the worst of the invited North American teams, and did not make it out of the group stage.
The aftereffects of their Rift Rivals struggles continued when C9 returned to domestic play, as they went 0-2 in week 6 and fell to 6th place. However, helped by having the easiest remaining schedule of any team, C9 won their final six games to finish fourth. The team also settled on Impact in the top lane, with Ray not playing any games after week six. Despite the team's struggles, Jensen had remained consistently dominant, and managed to edge Bjergsen of TSM for the NALCS First Team mid lane slot.
In the quartefinals, Cloud9 were matched up against 5th place Team Dignitas, who also had an inconsistent Summer Split but were looking much improved with the addition of bot laners Altec and Adrian. The series was expected to be close, but Dignitas shocked the world by taking the first two games off of Cloud9 to put them one game away from advancing. C9 managed to win game 3 and were on the verge of sending it to a game 5 with all three Dignitas inhibitors down, but a clutch Taliyah ultimate by mid laner Keane prevented C9 from reaching the nexus. Dignitas then held on to outlast Cloud9, eliminating them from the playoffs.
Due to their Championship Points from the Spring Split, Cloud9 would have the first slot in the Regional Finals to make the 2017 Season World Championship. There, they met CLG and defeated them 3-1, keeping Cloud9's record of never missing Worlds since qualifying for the LCS intact. Due to being the third seed, Cloud9 entered Worlds through the new Play-In stage, and were seeded into Group B with Dire Wolves of the OPL and Team oNe eSports of the CBLOL. Cloud9 easily dispatched both teams in the group stage and then defeated Latin America North's Lyon Gaming to qualify for the main Group Stage, all without dropping a single game.
In the main event, Cloud9 were seeded into Group A, alongside LCK second-place team SK Telecom T1, LPL champions Edward Gaming and second-place Ahq e-Sports Club of the LMS. Expected to be in contention with Edward Gaming for the second seed, Cloud9 had a good first week, losing only to SKT, as EDG massively under performed. However, Cloud9 lost to both SKT and a much improved EDG in week 2 and appeared on the verge of having to play a tiebreaker before EDG once again blew a massive gold lead to SKT, propelling C9 into the knockout stage. For the second year in a row, Cloud9 were the only North American team to make it out of groups.
In the knockout stage, they matched up against Team WE of the LPL. After losing the first game despite opening up an early lead, C9 won the next two games to put them one win away from becoming the first North American team ever to advance to the semifinals of Worlds. However, Cloud9's luck ran out there, as they lost the next two games and were eliminated, ending their Worlds journey.
In the offseason, Cloud9 once again made changes in jungle and top lane. Both top laners departed and were replaced by rookie Licorice, while Contractz was replaced by former TSM jungler Svenskeren. Reviews of these changes were mixed: while Licorice had been one of the best top laners in the Challenger Series, there were questions about his ability to match up against many of the elite imports in the NALCS, and Svenskeren had been considered a weak link on TSM despite having won multiple splits with the team. The beginning of the Spring Split seemed to belie these pessimistic predictions, as Cloud9 began the season 7-1, tied with an equally surprising Echo Fox for first place through the first four weeks. Particularly integral to their success was Licorice's stellar play on a variety of carry champions, as well as excellent support play by Smoothie. However, the team seemed to hit a speed bump in the next few weeks, posting 1-1 records in weeks 5 through 8, with Licorice beginning to struggle as the top lane meta shifted towards tanks. Still, going into Week 9, C9 had clinched playoffs and remained tied for first, and needed only a single victory in the final week to clinch themselves a playoff bye. However, they first lost to a surging Team Liquid, then were upset by 8th place FlyQuest, setting up an unprecedented four way tie for 3rd place between them, Team Liquid, Clutch Gaming, and TSM that had to be broken through a tiebreaker series. Cloud9's struggles continued in this series, as they lost again to Team Liquid in the first tiebreaker to drop them to the 5th place match, before managing to finally stop the bleeding with a victory against Clutch.
In the playoff quarterfinals, Cloud9 were yet again matched up against Team Liquid. Though Liquid was favored due to C9's late season struggles, the series was expected to be hotly contested. While C9 kept all three games close, they failed to win any of them, ending their season in the quarterfinals with only 10 Championship Points.
C9 started the 2018 Summer Season by promoting Goldenglue, Keith, and Zeyzal to the LCS roster. By Week 5 C9 were in tenth place. After bringing back Jensen and Sneaky to the main roster as well as subbing in Blaber for the rest of the summer season, Cloud9 surged and made it to second place and secured a playoff bye by the end of the regular season. In the playoffs, Cloud9 defeated Team SoloMid 3-2 in the Semifinals and lost 0-3 to Team Liquid in the Finals. They moved onto the Regional Qualifier and won 3-0 over TSM to make worlds.
At the 2018 World Championship, Cloud9 once again had to make it through the Play-In stage. They went 4-0 in the Play-In group stage, and beat Gambit Esports 3-2 to advance to the Main Event. Cloud 9 were seeded into Group B, dubbed the "Group of Death", with Team Vitality, Royal Never Give Up, and Gen.G. Cloud9 defied expectations and made it out of the group in second place with a 4-3 record after losing the first place tiebreaker to RNG.
In the Quarterfinals, C9 made history and defeated Afreeca Freecs 3-0, making it the first time since the Season One World Championship that a North American team had made semifinals. In the Semifinals, C9 lost 0-3 to Fnatic.
After defying expectations the previous year, the fans had high hopes for Cloud9. During the offseason, they lost one of their longest standing members, Jensen, to one of their biggest rivals Team Liquid and decided to bring in European talent, Nisqy, to replace him. By the end of the regular season they had an impressive record of 14-4 beating every team at least once with the exception of Team Liquid who had the same record but managed to claim first seed due to their 2-0 head to head record with C9. Cloud9 were still able to secure a bye for playoffs straight to the semifinals where they would eventually be reverse swept by long time rivals, TSM, ending their playoffs run for the spring split.
Summer split for Cloud9 was all about their star jungler, Svenskeren, who dominated in most of their games with play-making junglers such as Gragas, Lee Sin, and Xin Zhao. Unlike the previous split, they beat every team at least once including Team Liquid whom they handily defeated in both games of the regular season. They ended the regular season with a record of 12-6 enough to secure them a bye for playoffs in the semifinals once again. They would face the 3rd Seed, CLG in the semifinals and beat them 3-1 to advance in the finals against their biggest rival at the time, Team Liquid. The finals took place at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan where Svenskeren was awarded HONDA MVP for his monstrous performance during the regular season. The finals would go to 5 games with Team Liquid eventually coming on top as the 2019 Summer Split Champions winning the championship back-to-back-to-back-to-back. For the first time in 3 years, Cloud9 would no longer have to win the regional gauntlet to qualify for worlds as they have accumulated enough championship points to attend as North America's second seed.
- Cloud9 earned the "Esports Organisation of the Year" prize at the Esports Awards in 2018.
- The team has qualified for at least one LCS playoff final every year since its' inception.
- January 8, Team NomNom renames to Cloud9.
- January 13,
- January 16,
Zekent joins as substitute. Hai (Jungle to Mid) changes position.
- January 18,
- January 21,
- January 28,
- February 9,
Wingsofdeathx joins as temporary substitute for SoloMid IPL6 Qualifier, replacing Balls.
- February 11,
Cybolic joins as substitute.
Nientonsoh rejoins as substitute.
Wingsofdeathx (temporary substitute) leaves.
- February 14,
- March 25,
- April 1, Quantic Gaming acquires Cloud9.
- May 23, Cloud9 is reformed after the roster's departure from Quantic Gaming.
Sneaky and Jack (Chief Executive Officer) join.
- May 31,
MegaZero joins as substitute.
- June (approx.), Alex Penn (Coach) joins.
- June 7,
otter joins as substitute.
- June 8, HyperX becomes a sponsor.
- October 28, Dan Dinh (Coach) joins. Alex Penn (Coach) leaves.
- January 13, Charlie (Analyst) joins.
- January 20,
Kez joins as substitute.
- February (approx.),
- March 1,
MeyeA joins as substitute.
- April 30,
Link is loaned from CLG.
- May (approx.), Dan Dinh (Coach) leaves.
- May 4,
- May 20,
Link's loan from CLG ends.
- 2014 (approx.),
- January (approx.),
LOD joins as substitute. Charlie (Analyst to Head Coach) changes position.
- January 8, Krepo (Streamer) joins.
- January 10,
Yusui join as substitutes.
- January 24, HTC becomes a sponsor.
- February (approx.),
Westrice joins as substitute.
- February 25, Krepo (Streamer) leaves.
- April 14,
Sheep joins as substitute.
- April 23,
Hai retires and moves to chief gaming officer.
- May 8,
- May 19, Intel becomes a sponsor.
- July 3, Hai (Chief Gaming Officer to Jungle) changes position.
Meteos moves to substitute.
- July 18, Bubbadub (Head Coach) joins from academy roster. Charlie (Head Coach) leaves for academy roster.
- August (approx.), Timkiro (Remote Analyst) joins from academy roster.
- October (approx.), Bubbadub (Head Coach to Assistant Coach) changes position.
- October 23,
LemonNation retires and moves to coach.
- November 19,
Bunny FuFuu joins as substitute. Hai (Jungle to Support) changes position.
- December 18, Incarnati0n renames to Jensen.
- January 5,
- January 7,
- February 26, Charlie (Content Creator) rejoins.
- April 22,
Altec joins as substitute. Hai (Support to Sub/Mid) changes position. LemonNation (Coach to Sub/Support) changes position.
Rush move to substitutes.
- May 9,
Bunny FuFuu move to starting roster.
- May 15, Reapered (Head Coach) and Kubz (Assistant Coach) join. Timkiro (Remote Analyst) leaves.
- May 18,
- May 22, Robin (Translator) joins.
- June (approx.), Charlie (Content Creator) leaves.
- June 2, Kubz (Assistant Coach) leaves.
- July 13,
Zeyzal join as substitutes.
- July 16,
Bunny FuFuu moves to substitute. Platypus (Remote Analyst) joins.
- August 30, David Denis (Sports Psychologist) joins.
- December 8,
- December 19,
Contractz, and Cain (Assistant Coach) join.
Meteos moves to substitute.
- January (approx.), Bubbadub (Assistant Coach) leaves.
- January 5, Bunny FuFuu (Sub/Support to Streamer) changes position.
- February 16, Bunny FuFuu (Streamer to Streamer/Sub/Support) changes position.
- February 23,
Winter join as substitutes.
- March 24, Cain (Assistant Coach) leaves.
- June 26, loulex (Coach) joins.
- September 6, Gaylen Malone (Team Manager) joins.
- October 29, Robin (Manager, Translator, & Analyst) relocates within the organization.
- November 20,
Bunny FuFuu (Streamer)'s contract expires but departure is not confirmed.
Winter's contracts expire.
- November 22,
- November 26,
- November 27,
- December 18,
Selfie moves to substitute.
Wiggily leaves for academy roster.
- December 19,
- January 2, loulex (Coach to Streamer) changes position.
- January 3,
- April 9,
Bunny FuFuu (Streamer) leaves.
- June 1,
Smoothie, and Reapered (Head Coach)'s contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020.
- June 4, RapidStar (Assistant Coach) joins.
- June 13,
Zeyzal join from academy roster.
- June 15, RapidStar (Assistant Coach to Assistant Coach/Sub/Mid)'s position is changed in the GCD.
- June 16,
Rapidstar (Assistant Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020.
- June (approx.), Tiffany Chiu (Team Manager) joins.
- June 22, Vincent Lewis (Assistant Team Manager) joins.
- June 30,
Keith leaves for academy roster.
- July 21,
Blaber joins from academy roster.
- July 24,
- August (approx.), Gaylen (LoL General Manager to Senior General Manager) changes position.
- August 19, Danan (General Manager) leaves.
- October 15, Jonathon (Lead Analyst) leaves.
- November 19,
- November 23,
Nisqy's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.
- Unknown date, loulex (Streamer) leaves.
- January 5,
Zeyzal's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020.
- January 21, Cpt Jack (Streamer) joins.
- February 4, RapidStar (Assistant Coach/Sub/Mid to Assistant Coach)'s position is changed in the GCD.
- February 26,
Jukes joins as substitute.
- March 23,
Diamond join from academy roster.
Keith rejoins from academy roster.
- April 6,
Diamond leave for academy roster.
- May 13, Reignover (Positional Coach) joins.
- May 28,
Jukes leaves for academy roster.
- July (approx.), Camille Dunn (Producer & Cinematographer to Head of Production) changes position.
- July 3,
Zeyzal's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.
- July 27,
Deftly joins from academy roster.
- August 13, Eunice Chen (VP of Marketing to Advisor) changes position.
- September 2, Cpt Jack (Streamer) leaves.
- October (approx.), Alyeska (Community Manager to Director of Marketing) changes position.
- October 4, Mark Register (Creative Director) leaves.
- November 12, Reapered (Head Coach) will remain with the team for 2020.
- November 16,
Julien is drafted at NA 2019 Scouting Grounds with exclusivity window ending on 26 November 2019.
- November 19,
Vulcan joins. Team is fined $175,000, required to pay certain players as compensation for stock grants, and must negotiate with current players to extinguish existing stock grants.
- November 20,
- November 22,
Vulcan's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.
- November 24,
Zven's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.
- November 27,
Julien's draft window expires.
- November 29,
Blaber will remain with the team for 2020.
- December 2, Westrice (Assistant Coach) joins from academy roster.
- December 3,
Blaber's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.
- December 16,
Blaber's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.
- December 22,
Nisqy's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.
- December 30, Portilho (Social Media Manager to Senior Social Media Manager) changes position.
- January 5, Westrice (Assistant Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.
- January 7, Jonathan (LoL General Manager) joins.
- January 8, Tifa (Team Manager) relocates within the organization.
- January 15, Sneaky (Bot to Owner/Advisor) changes position.
- January 19, MonteCristo (Content Creator) joins.
- February 20, Vienna (Streamer,Content Creator) joins.
- February 26, Banana (Content Creator) leaves.
- April 10, Kristen Salvatore (SVP, Marketing) joins.
- April 24, Reapered (Head Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.
- June 19, Mateus (Senior Social Media Manager to Head of Social Media) changes position.
- August 7, IWDominate (Streamer,Content Creator) joins.
- August 28, Emiru (Streamer,Content Creator) joins.
- September (approx.), Mae (Operations Manager to Senior Producer) changes position.
- September 4,
Vulcan will remain with the team for 2021.
- September 14, Reapered (Head Coach) leaves.
- October (approx.), Alyeska (Director of Marketing to Senior Product Manager) changes position.
- October 19,
Licorice leaves. RapidStar (Assistant Coach) leaves. Reignover (Positional Coach to Head Coach)'s position is changed in the GCD.
- October 30,
Fudge joins from academy roster.
- November 2, Reignover (Positional Coach to Head Coach)'s position changing is confirmed.
- November 14,
Shady is drafted at LCS Scouting Grounds 2020 with exclusivity window ending on 24 November 2020.
- November 16,
Nisqy leaves. Mateus (Head of Social Media to Brand Ambassador) changes position.
Shady's draft window is ended early without any signing.
- November 20,
Perkz's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 21 November 2023.
- December 4, Mithy (Strategic Coach), Max Waldo (Position & Strategic Coach), and Veigar v2 (Position & Strategic Coach) join. Mithy (Strategic Coach) and Max Waldo (Position & Strategic Coach)'s contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 1 November 2023.
- January 7, Reignover (Head Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 1 November 2023.
- February 10,
Vulcan's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 21 November 2023. Westrice (Assistant Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 1 November 2023.
- May 29,
K1ng joins from academy roster. Mithy (Strategic Coach to Head Coach) and Reignover (Head Coach to Assistant Coach) change positions.
Zven leaves for academy roster.
- May 31, xSojin (Social Media Intern) joins.
- June 7, F1RE (Scout Analyst) joins.
- June 22,
Zven rejoins from academy roster.
k1ng leaves for academy roster.
Players are shown for the entire duration of their tenure on the team, with the role and substitute/trainee status they had upon their departure.
|May 20212021-05-29||Jun 20212021-06-22||C9.A|
|Nov 20192019-11-19||May 20212021-05-29||C9.A|
|Nov 20182018-11-23||Nov 20202020-11-16||FNC|
|Nov 20202020-11-14||Nov 20202020-11-16||MU|
|Nov 20172017-11-22||Oct 20202020-10-19||FLY|
|May 20132013-05-23||Jan 20202020-01-15||C9|
|Jul 20192019-07-27||Dec 20192019-12-03||EG.A|
|Nov 20192019-11-16||Nov 20192019-11-27||LOST|
|Mar 20192019-03-23||Nov 20192019-11-20||EG|
|Jun 20182018-06-13||Nov 20192019-11-20||EG|
|Nov 20172017-11-27||Nov 20192019-11-19||EG|
|Feb 20192019-02-26||May 20192019-05-28||C9.A|
|Goldenglue||Greyson Gregory Gilmer|
|Jun 20182018-06-13||Apr 20192019-04-06||GG|
|Mar 20192019-03-23||Apr 20192019-04-06||GG.A|
|Mar 20192019-03-23||Apr 20192019-04-06||FLY|
|RapidStar||Jung Min-sung (정민성)|
|Jun 20182018-06-15||Feb 20192019-02-04||C9|
|May 20152015-05-08||Nov 20182018-11-19||TL|
|May 20162016-05-18||Jul 20182018-07-24||FOX|
|Jun 20182018-06-13||Jun 20182018-06-30||C9|
|Bunny FuFuu||Michael Kurylo|
|Feb 20172017-02-16||Apr 20182018-04-09||Retired|
|Nov 20172017-11-22||Jan 20182018-01-03||SM|
|Ray||Jeon Ji-won (전지원)|
|Dec 20162016-12-19||Dec 20172017-12-19||EDG|
|Nov 20172017-11-22||Dec 20172017-12-18||CLG.A|
|Impact||Jeong Eon-young (정언영)|
|May 20162016-05-09||Nov 20172017-11-26||TL|
|Contractz||Juan Arturo Garcia|
|Dec 20162016-12-19||Nov 20172017-11-26||GG|
|Feb 20172017-02-23||Nov 20172017-11-20||C9.A|
|Feb 20172017-02-23||Nov 20172017-11-20||OPT.A|
|May 20132013-05-23||Feb 20172017-02-16||P1|
|Jul 20162016-07-13||Jan 20172017-01-05||FLY|
|Bunny FuFuu||Michael Kurylo|
|Nov 20152015-11-19||Jan 20172017-01-05||C9|
|Jul 20162016-07-13||Dec 20162016-12-08||EUN|
|Rush||Lee Yoon-jae (이윤재)|
|Nov 20152015-11-19||Jul 20162016-07-16||KT|
|Balls||An Van Le|
|May 20132013-05-23||Jul 20162016-07-13||FLY|
|Hai||Hai Du Lam|
|Jul 20152015-07-03||Jul 20162016-07-13||FLY|
|Apr 20162016-04-22||Jul 20162016-07-13||FLY|
|Apr 20162016-04-22||May 20162016-05-18||FLY|
|≈Feb 2015≈2015-02-??||Jan 20162016-01-07||MBR|
|Jan 20152015-01-10||Jan 20162016-01-07||FLEX|
|Apr 20152015-04-14||Jan 20162016-01-07||TS|
|Jan 20152015-01-10||Jan 20162016-01-05||FOX|
|May 20132013-05-23||Oct 20152015-10-23||C9|
|Hai||Hai Du Lam|
|May 20132013-05-23||Apr 20152015-04-23||C9|
|≈Jan 2015≈2015-01-??||≈Feb 2015≈2015-02-??||TDG|
|Jun 20132013-06-07||≈Jan 2015≈2015-01-??||NRG|
|Mar 20142014-03-01||??? 2014≈2014-??-??||Retired|
|Apr 20142014-04-30||May 20142014-05-20||TL|
|Kez||Kevin Jeon (전재형)|
|Jan 20142014-01-20||May 20142014-05-04||COL|
|May 20132013-05-31||≈Feb 2014≈2014-02-??||TSM|
|Balls||An Van Le|
|Jan 20132013-01-21||Apr 20132013-04-01||QTC|
|Feb 20132013-02-11||Apr 20132013-04-01||QTC|
|Hai||Hai Du Lam|
|Jan 20132013-01-08||Apr 20132013-04-01||QTC|
|Jan 20132013-01-08||Apr 20132013-04-01||QTC|
|Jan 20132013-01-08||Mar 20132013-03-25||TSM|
|Feb 20132013-02-11||Feb 20132013-02-14||Retired|
|Feb 20132013-02-11||Feb 20132013-02-14||MRN|
|Feb 20132013-02-09||Feb 20132013-02-11||TSM|
|Jan 20132013-01-28||Feb 20132013-02-11||FXO|
|Jan 20132013-01-21||Jan 20132013-01-28||Retired|
|Jan 20132013-01-16||Jan 20132013-01-18||Retired|
|Jan 20132013-01-16||Jan 20132013-01-18||FXO|
|Jan 20132013-01-08||Jan 20132013-01-13||GG|
|Jan 20132013-01-08||Jan 20132013-01-13||MRN|
Player League Participation
|Jack||Jack Etienne||Founder & CEO|
|paulliek||Paullie Etienne||Co-Founder & COO|
|Kristen Salvatore||SVP, Marketing|
|Donald Boyce||VP, Partnerships and Operations|
|Sneaky||Zachary Scuderi||Owner & Advisor|
|Adrian Gale||Director of Merchandising, Apparel, and Consumer Products|
|Camille Dunn||Head of Production|
|Miss||Halee Mason||Lead Data Scientist|
|John Nomis||Lead Writer|
|Gaylen||Gaylen Malone||Senior General Manager|
|Alyeska||Emily Gonzalez-Holland||Senior Product Manager|
|Danny Brady||Senior Data Engineer|
|Mae||Mae Alyssa Gabbert||Senior Producer|
|LABLUEJAY||Jesse Orozco||Facilities Manager|
|Matt||Matthew Perrais||Content Manager|
|Tyler Barstow||Partnerships Manager|
|Gregory||Gregory Fraser||Partnerships Manager|
|Janet||Janet Kim||Social Media Manager|
|xSojin||Mathew Alexander Perez||Social Media Intern|
|calle||Calle Danielsson||Video Producer & Post-Production Supervisor|
|Maddie||Maddisen Soer||Videographer & Head of LoL Content|
|Tran||Jonathan Tran||LoL General Manager|
|Vincent||Vincent Lewis||Team Manager|
|Mithy||Alfonso Aguirre Rodríguez||Head Coach|
|Reignover||Kim Yeu-jin (김의진)||Assistant Coach|
|Westrice||Jonathan Nguyen||Assistant Coach|
|Veigar v2||Marius Aune||Position & Strategic Coach|
|Max Waldo||Maxwell Waldo||Position & Strategic Coach|
|F1RE||Jose Maria Iznardo||Scout Analyst|
|Gary Hoyt||Sports Psychologist|
|Mateus||Mateus Gravatá Portilho||Brand Ambassador|
|IWDominate||Christian Rivera||Streamer & Content Creator|
|Emiru||Emily Schunk||Streamer & Content Creator|
|Vienna||Streamer & Content Creator|
|RapidStar||Jung Min-sung (정민성)||Assistant Coach||None|
|Reapered||Bok Han-gyu (복한규)||Head Coach||100 Thieves|
|Kachelle||Karen Busenlehner||Experiential Coordinator||Evil Geniuses|
|Banana||Man Yin Fiona Mok||Content Creator||None|
|Tifa||Tiffany Chiu||Team Manager|| CS:GO & Rocket League|
|Cpt Jack||Kang Hyung-woo (강형우)||Streamer / Content Creator||DRX|
|Mark||Mark Register||Creative Director||Golden Guardians|
|Elizabeth Patterson||Director of Account Management & Head of Social Media||TSM|
|Mushyee||Marissa Brown||House Manager, Facilites Coordinator, & Social Media Coordinator||Echo Fox|
|David||David Denis||Director of Sports Psychology and Nutrition||TSM|
|Jonathon||Jonathon McDaniel||Lead Analyst||Golden Guardians|
|Danan||Danan Flander||General Manager (Org)||Golden Guardians|
|Bunny FuFuu||Michael Kurylo||Streamer||None|
|Robin||Lee Seung-hwan (이승환)||Manager, Translator, & Analyst|| London Spitfire|
|Cain||Jang Nu-ri (장누리)||Assistant Coach||Team Liquid|
|Bunny FuFuu||Michael Kurylo||Streamer|| Sub/Support|
|Olivier||Olivier Debeuf||Remote Analyst||None|
|Hai||Hai Du Lam||Chief Gaming Officer|| Jungle|
|Thinkcard||Thomas Slotkin||Analyst||Cloud9 Challenger|
|Bubbadub||Royce Newcomb||Assistant Coach & Lead Analyst||None|
|Empiric||Taylor Manuel||Data Analyst||None|
|Timkiro||Timothy Cho||Remote Analyst||Echo Fox|
|Saiph||Anthony Busack||Remote Analyst||Echo Fox|
|Kubz||Kublai Barlas||Assistant Coach||Nerv|
|Charlie||Charlie Lipsie||Content Creator||Phoenix1|
|JReborn||James Roberts||Remote Analyst||Supernova|
|LemonNation||Daerek Hart||Head Coach||Cloud9 Challenger|
|Dan Dinh||Daniel Dinh||Life Coach & Mentor||TSM|
|Alex Penn||Alex Penn||Coach/Analyst||Team Coast|
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- January 10, Cloud 9: High Hopes with Riot Games on YouTube
- January 12, A Video Tribute to Orbit Gaming/Reddit Nation/Quantic Gaming/Nomnom/Cloud 9 by LeagueESAN on YouTube
- March 20, Cloud 9's Team AMA! with , and on Reddit
- June 13, Alex Penn talks about life as coach of Cloud 9 with , and on GameSpot
- July 10, 72 Hours: Cloud 9 at MLG Anaheim by , and on Machinima
- August 16, Cloud 9's Manager Jack talks about Managing this Past Season (video) with , and on GameSpot
- September 20, Cloud 9 house cleaned by Homejoy by , and on Cloud9
- September 22, Cruising Altitude: Cloud 9 with , and on Machinima
- September 26, HyperX Cloud 9 LCS NA Regional Champions Interview with , and on HyperX
- September 30, Cloud 9 HyperX Talks League of Legends Championship with , and on GameSkinny
- October 29, Interview with Cloud 9 manager Jack Etienne with , and on LoL Esports
- April 15, Game Over - 4.14.14 - Charlie on Cloud 9 (audio) with , and on Game Over
- September 9, Breaking down Group D by , and on LoL Esports
- September 14, World Championship Preview: Cloud 9 – Consistently Consistent (Group D) by , and on Cloth5
- September 23, League of Legends World Championship Preview – Group D by , and on Azubu
- October 2, Pick a Side – Samsung Blue vs Cloud9 by , and on Azubu
- October 3, Perfect Storm: Cloud9 Makes the Quarterfinals with , and on LoL Esports
- October 4, Samsung Galaxy Blue survive scrappy Cloud9 to reach semifinals at Worlds by , and on The Daily Dot
- October 15, Cloud 9: The "Hai Dilemma" by , and on EsportsHeaven
- October 21, Winners, Losers & ''Legends'' by , and on Harold Goldberg of Playboy
- October 21, Playboy goes Behind The Scenes with Cloud 9 by , and on PlayBoy
- December 8, Cloud9 still the team to beat in the West with IEM San Jose win by , and on TheDailyDot
- December 11, Past the Friendship Veil - Recognizing Cloud9's Individual Talents by , and on Gold per 10
- December 30, Cloud9 begin open tryouts for challenger team by , and on TheDailyDot
- January 2, Living on Cloud 9 by , and on Gold Per 10
- January 19, GP10 NA LCS Rankings: #1 Cloud 9 by , and on Gold Per 10
- February 19, Cloud9 LoL | HyperX House Tour by , and on HyperX
- April 23, The tough road ahead of Cloud 9 by , and on SK Gaming
- May 30, Cloud 9: Past and Present by , and on LoL Esports
- May 30, We Need No Savior: Incarnati0n and the New Era of Cloud9 by , and on The Score
- June 1, Restructuring Kingdoms: Team SoloMid and Cloud9 by , and on The Score
- September 3, Ride Along with Cloud 9 by , and on Lisa Doan and Nic Doucet for theScore
- September 10, The unstoppable rise of Cloud9 by , and on LoL Esports
- September 27, The Road to Worlds: an in-depth look at Cloud9 by , and on The Score
- October 1, Cloud9 LoL - Against All Odds EP01 - Trials by , and on Cloud9
- October 3, IG vs C9 - Jack Interview with , and on Twitch
- October 4, Worlds video feature: Cloud9's road to Worlds by , and on LoL Esports
- October 6, The Waltz of Cloud9 : How the Cinderella Run Continues at Worlds by CD-Mangaka on Gold Per 10
- October 7, Princess or Pumpkin? Cloud9's week 1 fairytale by , and on Tim Sevenhuysen on Unikrn
- October 7, Outsmart, Outmaneuver, Outlast: Chronicling Cloud9's Perfect Start at Worlds by Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on The Score
- October 9, Cloud9 LoL - Against All Odds EP02 - Worrying Trend by , and on Cloud9
- October 9, C9 Jack - 20 Questions with , and on HyperX
- October 20, Cloud9 LoL - Against All Odds EP03 - Persevere by , and on Cloud9
- November 20, The Triumvirate: Europe (TSM) vs America (C9) vs Korea (NRG) by Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on The Score
- November 23, C9's history of team play will help Rush and Bunny maximize their talents by Ryan Tang on Goldper10
- December 17, The Sky's the Limit: Revamped Cloud9 look to regain their North American crown by Tyler "Fionn" Erzberger on The Score
- January 14, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.1 - New Beginnings by , and on Cloud9
- January 28, A brief history of Cloud9 by Paul Marshall on LoL Esports
- February 3, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.2 - Shadows by , and on Cloud9
- February 11, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.3 - Rivalries by , and on Cloud9
- February 18, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.4 - Guidance by , and on Cloud9
- February 19, Two Roads Diverged in the NA LCS: Cloud9 and Team Liquid by Emily Rand on The Score
- February 25, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.5 - Vision by , and on Cloud9
- March 10, Cloud9 LoL - #AskC9 Ep.1 by , and on Cloud9
- March 17, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.6 - Steps by , and on Cloud9
- March 24, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.7 - Feedback by , and on Cloud9
- March 30, The History of Apple Pie: Emily Rand's 5 storylines to watch ahead of TSM vs. Cloud9 by Emily Rand on The Score
- March 31, Cloud9 LoL - #AskC9 Ep.2 by , and on Cloud9
- March 31, NA LCS Playoff preview: Cloud9 vs. Team SoloMid by Tyler Erzberger on ESPN
- April 13, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.8 - Patterns by , and on Cloud9
- May 15, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.9 - Reformed by , and on Cloud9
- May 19, Cloud9 LoL - #AskC9 Ep.3 by , and on Cloud9
- May 22, Summer 2016 NA LCS Team-by-Team Preview Day One: Cloud9 (Podcast) by Rough Drafts on Soundcloud
- May 27, Soaring on the Winds of Change: Cloud9’s new summer look by Tim "Magic" Sevenhuysen on The Score
- June 10, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.10 - Changes by , and on Cloud9
- June 17, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.11 - Perspective by , and on Cloud9
- June 17, Returning to the Summit: Cloud9 and TSM reinvent themselves by CD-Mangaka on Gamurs
- June 24, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.12 - Resolve by , and on Cloud9
- July 1, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.13 - Sources by , and on Cloud9
- July 7, The Importance of Positive Environments: TSM, IMT, C9 by poetanarchy on Esports Heaven
- July 9, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.14 - Climax by , and on Cloud9
- July 15, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.15 - Evolution by , and on Cloud9
- July 23, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.16 - Shift by , and on Cloud9
- July 29, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.17 - Distance by , and on Cloud9
- August 7, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.18 - Third by , and on Cloud9
- August 7, Cloud9 owner Jack Etienne on why C9C exists, its future, and officially calls for LCS to franchise with , and on Yahoo!
- August 20, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.19 - Mindful by , and on Cloud9
- September 11, Road to Worlds: Cloud9 by Adam Newell on GAMURS
- September 25, Feet on the Ground, Head in the Clouds: Cloud9 by Emily Rand on The Score
- October 1, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.20 - Glory by , and on Cloud9
- December 12, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis Ep.21 - Worlds by , and on Cloud9
- December 26, Road to Season Seven: Cloud9 by Malcolm Abbas on GAMURS
- January 6, League of Legends - Meet Cloud9 Contractz by Cloud9 on YouTube
- January 20, Cloud9 LoL - Genesis II - Pre-Season by , and on Cloud9
- January 27, Genesis II - EP.1 - Reborn by , and on Cloud9
- January 28, Genesis II - EP.2 - Ambition by , and on Cloud9
- February 1, Reflections Ep.1 - IMT Week 2 by , and on Cloud9
- February 2, Reflections Ep.2 - CLG Week 2 by , and on Cloud9
- February 7, Reflections Ep.3 - NV Week 3 by , and on Cloud9
- February 8, Reflections Ep.4 - FOX Week 3 by , and on Cloud9
- February 8, Comparing Current Cloud 9 to TSM of Summer 2016 by Christian Marcale on The Game Haus
- February 12, Cloud 9 vs. Flyquest Preview by Christian Marcale on The Game Haus
- February 15, Reflections Ep.5 - Team Liquid Week 4 by , and on Cloud9
- February 17, Genesis II - EP.3 | Fly by , and on Cloud9
- February 21, In-depth interview with Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne (Part 1): Building C9 and early esports impressions with , and on Slingshot Esports
- February 22, Reflections Ep.6 - Team Solomid Week 5 by , and on Cloud9
- February 23, Reflections Ep.7 - Phoenix1 Week 5 by , and on Cloud9
- February 27, Cloud9 vs FlyQuest | A New Rivalry by , and on Cloud9
- March 3, Cloud9 LoL | #AskC9 Ep.4 "Going Bald" by , and on Cloud9
- March 7, Reflections Ep.8 - Echo Fox Week 6 by , and on Cloud9
- March 8, Reflections Ep.9 - FlyQuest Week 6 by , and on Cloud9
- March 21, Inside Cloud9: How this couple ended up with 'the most important e-sports team in North America' by , and on Paresh Dave in the LA Times
- April 12, Cloud9’s Playoff Profile: The Quest to Body Their Way Back to the Top by Christian Marcale on The Game Haus
- April 13, Cloud9 LoL - Playoffs Hype | NALCS 2017 Spring Split by , and on Cloud9
- April 19, NALCS Finals Preview: Rematch of the Gods by Christian Marcale on The Game Haus
- April 20, Cloud9 Jack on his involvement with his players, the secret to making playoffs and more with , and on Yahoo Esports
- April 28, Same Names, New Games: Why TSM vs. C9 Is Still Fun by Cass Marshall on Red Bull Esports
- June 2, C9 vs CLG Hype by , and on Cloud9
- June 8, C9LoL | Jensen - CLG Week 1 Recap by , and on Cloud9
- June 9, C9LoL | Contractz - TSM Week 1 Recap by , and on Cloud9
- June 15, C9LoL | Sneaky - P1 Week 2 Recap by , and on Cloud9
- June 16, C9LoL | Smoothie - FOX Week 2 Recap by , and on Cloud9
- June 23, C9LoL | Impact - IMT Week 3 Recap by , and on Cloud9
- June 25, C9LoL | Meet C9 Loulex by , and on Cloud9
- June 25, C9LoL | Contractz - FLY Week 3 Recap by , and on Cloud9
- June 26, The boys of silver: Cloud 9’s second place tenure by Zack Davis on The Game Haus
- June 30, C9LoL | Reapered - Team Status | TL Week 4 by , and on Cloud9
- July 1, C9LoL | Sneaky - DIG Week 4 Recap by , and on Cloud9
- July 11, C9LoL | Jensen - TSM Week 5 Recap by , and on Cloud9
- July 14, C9LoL | Smoothie - CLG Week 5 Recap by , and on Cloud9
- July 21, C9LoL | Impact - NV Week 6 Recap by , and on Cloud9
- July 26, C9LoL | Contractz - P1 Week 7 Recap by , and on Cloud9
- July 30, C9LoL | Jensen - DIG Week 7 by , and on Cloud9
- August 5, C9LoL | Meet C9 Westrice by , and on Cloud9