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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.

History[]

Pre-Season 3[]

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.

Season 3[]

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.

2014 Preseason[]

On October 29, it was announced that while Alex Penn leaves, Dan Dinh would join as new coach.[1]

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.

2014 Season[]

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.

2015 Preseason[]

Cloud9 was the North American team fan-voted to IEM San Jose.[2] They defeated paiN Gaming 2-0, Alliance 2-1, and then Unicorns of Love 3-0 to win the tournament.

On December 30, it was announced that Cloud9 were holding open tryouts for a North American Challenger team.[3] See information about this team at Cloud9 Tempest.

2015 Season[]

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.[4] 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.

2016 Preseason[]

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.[5] 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.[6] Rush debuted with the team at IEM Cologne, where they were eliminated in the first round by H2k.

2016 Season[]

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.[7][8]

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.[9] 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.

2017 Season[]

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.[10]

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.

2018 Season[]

Spring Split[]

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.

Summer Split[]

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.

2019 Season[]

Spring Split[]

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[]

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.

At the 2019 World Championship, Cloud9 was sorted into a very tough Group A alongside the MSI Champion G2 Esports, star rookie LCK squad Griffin and the underdog Hong Kong Attitude. C9 took both games from HKA, but left the group disappointed as they failed to win against either G2 or Griffin.

2020 Season[]

Spring Split[]

As Cloud9 fell short of their expectations in late 2019, the organization made some controversial moves for the 2020 season. The biggest news was the removal of Sneaky, who had been with the team since its inception in 2013. Sneaky opted to retire and was replaced by former TSM ADC Zven. Svenskeren and Zeyzal both left to join the newly-reformed Evil Geniuses, and the two were replaced by occasional substitute Blaber and up-and-coming Clutch Gaming support Vulcan. Although the roster shake-up drew the ire of many fans, C9 had their most successful split ever, recording a 17-1 record and only dropping a single game in playoffs. In his first split playing full time, Blaber would also be named the 2020 Spring Split MVP. This split secured C9's first LCS championship since 2014. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the 2020 Mid-Season Invitational was canceled and C9 was unable to attend.

Summer Split[]

In Summer, C9 started the split just as dominant as they were in spring, recording an 8-0 record in the first 4 weeks. However, by the end of week 9, C9 had dropped to a 13-5 record leaving them in second place under the 15-3 Team Liquid. With a weak read on the patch, C9 were shockingly upset by FlyQuest with a 1-3 loss in the playoff quarterfinals. They recovered with a 3-0 win over Evil Geniuses but were finally eliminated in the third round of the loser's bracket by TSM in a very close series. In a complete reversal of spring, this would be C9's biggest failure yet as they were unable to reach the Worlds stage for the first time ever.

2021 Season[]

Spring Split[]

Although preseason videos indicated that the roster would be staying together for another year, more changes were made to the Cloud9 roster for 2021. The team ousted head coach Reapered, who would go on to coach 100 Thieves; they also parted ways with Licorice, who would go on to join Golden Guardians, and replaced him with Academy top laner Fudge. Nisqy, who left to join Fnatic, was replaced with a huge buyout by legendary European mid laner Perkz. The new lineup would quickly get a chance to prove themselves at the 2021 LCS Lock In. At that tournament, C9 had a strong showing despite early adjustment struggles from Fudge. They lost 2-3 in the Lock In finals against Team Liquid.

During the spring split, C9 performed well and ended the season with a 13-5 record to lock in the first seed for playoffs. They took down 100 Thieves and then defeated Team Liquid in both a winners' bracket series and the grand finals to take their second LCS spring title in a row. At the 2021 Mid-Season Invitational, they were put into a group with LCK champions and 2020 World Champions DWG KIA, LJL champions DetonatioN FocusMe and LATAM champions INFINITY. After splitting games with both DWK and DFM and winning both against INF, C9 would advance to the Rumble stage. There, they would only record 3 wins in 10 games against MAD Lions, Pentanet.GG and Royal Never Give Up and they would fail to advance to the final stage.

Summer Split[]

In the Summer Split, C9 put up a decent performance, ending the split with a 15-12 record and a 28-17 record overall. This gave them the fourth seed going into playoffs, where they would take an early 3-1 loss to Team Liquid. The team would then make a long, arduous lower bracket run, sweeping both Golden Guardians and Evil Geniuses only to squeak past TSM in a 3-2 victory for a Worlds slot. Their domestic run ended with a 3-1 loss to 100 Thieves, and thus C9 would take a third seed Worlds berth yet again.

In the play-in stage of the 2021 Season World Championship, C9 would take second in their group behind LJL champions DetonatioN FocusMe after dropping the 3-1 tiebreaker game. This meant that C9 would have to play a best-of-3 knockout match to advance to the main stage. They were seeded against Group A's third place team PEACE, the LCO Champions, and convincingly swept them to move on to the group stage. The team was then seeded into an extremely tough Group A alongside DWG KIA, Rogue and FunPlus Phoenix. Although C9 failed to win a game in the first week of groups, they battled back with wins over Rogue and the collapsing FPX in the second week. In a nail-biting tiebreaker game, C9 defeated Rogue a second time off the back of a brilliant LeBlanc performance from Perkz to secure another quarterfinals seed. C9 was seeded against LCK second seed Gen.G, who swept them and ended the season.

2022 Season[]

Spring Split[]

2022 brought another wild shake-up for the C9 roster. Perkz departed to join superteam Team Vitality in the LEC. Vulcan, looking to change lane partners, left to join Evil Geniuses alongside star rookie Danny. But the most shocking move from the organization was the hiring of controversial personality LS at head coach. LS aimed to totally restructure the team, bringing with him three talents from Korea: T1 Academy ADC Berserker; rookie support Winsome; and the storied LCK top laner Summit, whose arrival would result in Fudge swapping to mid lane. Zven, while no longer starting on the team, would step back into an Academy role to assist in the coach's vision of internal scrims for compositional practice. LS' tenure would see the players trying out unorthodox picks and strategies, like Ivern and Soraka in the mid lane. The team posted a convincing 3-1 start in the first two weeks, but just before C9 took the stage for their fifth game, the organization announced on Twitter that LS had been released and Max Waldo had been promoted to head coach. Nevertheless, C9 was able to regain their footing and finished the split with a 13-5 record, just a game behind first-place Team Liquid.

In the playoffs, however, C9 would be swept by 100 Thieves to drop to the losers' bracket early. From there, they would sweep Golden Guardians and proceed to be swept again by Evil Geniuses, who would go on to win the split in a surprising 3-0 upset.

Summer Split[]

With the ousting of LS, C9 ended up removing his handpicked players, Summit and Winsome, but keeping their star rookie in Berserker. Fudge moved back to top lane to make way for the return of Jensen, who had taken the spring split off after being replaced on Team Liquid by rival mid laner Bjergsen. To replace Winsome, Zven made a surprising pivot to support, aiming to use his wealth of experience in the bot lane to nourish the macro skills of the mechanically gifted Berserker. This split would prove to be one of the most competitive LCS splits yet, as C9, EG, 100, TL and CLG all looked poised to take the title. As a result, C9 would end up squarely in the middle of the pack with a 10-8 record.

In playoffs, Cloud9 managed to best the scrappy Counter Logic Gaming with a 3-2 win. With Worlds on the line in the second round of the upper bracket, C9 would also convincingly defeat spring champions and matchup favorites Evil Geniuses to move on to the winners' semifinals against 100 Thieves and secure another Worlds seed. C9 made quick work of 100T in the winners final with a 3-1 victory, leaving them to await a rematch against either EG or 100T in the finals. 100T scraped by with a 3-2 win over EG to meet C9 at the Grand Finals in Chicago. Still, C9 dealt with 100T in an anticlimactic 3-0 series, easily snatching a third LCS championship in as many years. Despite his many years with the team, this would be Jensen's first LCS win with C9.

As the first seed from the LCS, C9 were dropped into Group A with a lot of familiar faces: old cross-Atlantic rivals Fnatic, the stacked Faker-led lineup of T1 and returning World Champions EDward Gaming. They had a tough first week, going 0-3 in their group without showing many signs of life. Among fans and media, a lot of the blame was shifted to top lane, where Fudge's attempts to go toe-to-toe with his groupmates in bruiser matchups were a disaster, but nobody on the team was shining. At the top of the final day of Group A play, C9 managed to triumph over the 2-1 Fnatic, but a brilliant Thresh game from EDG Meiko sealed C9's fate and they were eliminated after one last ride against T1.

2023 Season[]

Spring Split[]

Jensen departed the team once more in the offseason, joining Team Dignitas alongside his former TL jungler Santorin. To replace him, C9 scouted far and wide, landing on two players for the mid lane: LFL mid laner Diplex, an up-and-comer who showed promise in EM 2022 Summer Main Event; and EMENES, a Korean-born player who had, to this point, played in four regions at the tier 2 level. EMENES showcased a lot of raw talent. However, his reputation as a toxic teammate preceeded him. Going with Blaber's wishes, C9 decided to take a chance on him, but slotted him into their Academy team for the time being as Diplex would be plugged into the LCS lineup.

Trivia[]

  • Cloud9 earned the "Esports Organisation of the Year" prize at the Esports Awards in 2018.[11]
  • The team has qualified for at least one LCS playoff final every year since its inception.
  • The team has made playoffs in every but one split since its inception.

Timeline[]

  • 2013
  • 2014
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
  • 2022
  • 2023
  • 2024
  • January (approx.),
    LOD joins as substitute.
    Charlie (Analyst to Head Coach) changes position.
    otter leaves.
  • January 8, Krepo (Streamer) joins.[26]
  • January 10,
    Hard and
    Yusui join as substitutes.
  • January 24, HTC becomes a sponsor.[27]
  • February (approx.),
    LOD leaves.
    Westrice joins as substitute.
  • February 25, Krepo (Streamer) leaves.[28]
  • April 14,
    Sheep joins as substitute.
  • April 23,
    Hai retires and moves to chief gaming officer.[29]
  • May 8,
    Incarnati0n joins.
    [30]
  • May 19, Intel becomes a sponsor.[31]
  • July 3, Hai (Chief Gaming Officer to Jungle) changes position.
    Meteos moves to substitute.[32]
  • 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.[33]
  • November 19,
    Rush joins.

    Bunny FuFuu joins as substitute.
    Hai (Jungle to Support) changes position.[34]
  • December 18, Incarnati0n renames to Jensen.[35]
  • January 2, loulex (Coach to Streamer) changes position.
  • January 3,
    Selfie leaves.[55]
  • April 9,
    Bunny FuFuu (Streamer) leaves.[56][57]
  • June 1,
    Licorice,
    Jensen,
    Sneaky,
    Smoothie, and Reapered (Head Coach)'s contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020.[58]
  • June 4, RapidStar (Assistant Coach) joins.[59]
  • June 13,
    Goldenglue,
    Keith, and
    Zeyzal join from academy roster.
    [60]
  • June 15, RapidStar (Assistant Coach to Assistant Coach/Sub/Mid)'s position is changed in the GCD.[61]
  • June 16,
    Rapidstar (Assistant Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020.[62]
  • June (approx.), Tiffany Chiu (Team Manager) joins.
  • June 22, Vincent Lewis (Assistant Team Manager) joins.[63]
  • June 30,
    Keith leaves for academy roster.
  • July 21,
    Blaber joins from academy roster.
  • July 24,
    Smoothie leaves.[64]
  • August (approx.), Gaylen (LoL General Manager to Senior General Manager) changes position.
  • August 19, Danan (General Manager) leaves.[65]
  • October 15, Jonathon (Lead Analyst) leaves.[66]
  • November 19,
    Jensen leaves.[67][68]
  • November 23,
    Nisqy joins.
    [69]
    Nisqy's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.[70]
  • Unknown date, loulex (Streamer) leaves.
  • January 5,
    Zeyzal's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2020.[71]
  • January 21, Cpt Jack (Streamer) joins.
  • February 4, RapidStar (Assistant Coach/Sub/Mid to Assistant Coach)'s position is changed in the GCD.[72]
  • February 26,
    Jukes joins as substitute.
    [73]
  • March 23,
    Kumo and
    Diamond join from academy roster.

    Keith rejoins from academy roster.
    [74]
  • April 6,
    Goldenglue,
    Keith, and
    Diamond leave for academy roster.
  • May 13, Reignover (Positional Coach) joins.[75]
  • May 28,
    Jukes leaves for academy roster.[76]
  • July (approx.), Camille Dunn (Producer & Cinematographer to Head of Production) changes position.
  • July 3,
    Licorice,
    Blaber,
    Svenskeren,
    Sneaky, and
    Zeyzal's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.[77]
  • July 27,
    Deftly joins from academy roster.
    [78]
  • August 13, Eunice Chen (VP of Marketing to Advisor) changes position.[79]
  • September 2, Cpt Jack (Streamer) leaves.
  • October (approx.), Alyeska (Community Manager to Director of Marketing) changes position.
  • October 4, Mark Register (Creative Director) leaves.[80][81]
  • November 12, Reapered (Head Coach) will remain with the team for 2020.[82]
  • November 16,
    Julien is drafted at NA 2019 Scouting Grounds with exclusivity window ending on 26 November 2019.[83]
  • November 19,
    Svenskeren leaves.[84][85]
    Zven joins.
    [86]
    Vulcan joins.
    [87] 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.[88]
  • November 20,
    Zeyzal leaves.[89][90]
    Kumo leaves.[91]
  • November 22,
    Vulcan's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.[92]
  • November 24,
    Zven's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.[93]
  • November 27,
    Julien's draft window expires.[94]
  • November 29,
    Blaber will remain with the team for 2020.[95]
  • December 2, Westrice (Assistant Coach) joins from academy roster.[96][97]
  • December 3,
    Deftly leaves.[98]
    Blaber's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 16 November 2021.[99]
  • December 16,
    Licorice and
    Blaber's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.[100]
  • December 22,
    Nisqy's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.[101]
  • December 30, Portilho (Social Media Manager to Senior Social Media Manager) changes position.[102]
  • January 5, Westrice (Assistant Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.[103]
  • January 7, Jonathan (LoL General Manager) joins.[104]
  • January 8, Tifa (Team Manager) relocates within the organization.[105]
  • January 15, Sneaky (Bot to Owner/Advisor) changes position.[106][107]
  • January 19, MonteCristo (Content Creator) joins.[108]
  • February 20, Vienna (Streamer,Content Creator) joins.[109][110]
  • February 26, Banana (Content Creator) leaves.[111]
  • April 10, Kristen Salvatore (SVP, Marketing) joins.[112]
  • April 24, Reapered (Head Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 15 November 2022.[113]
  • June 17, MonteCristo (Content Creator) leaves.[114]
  • June 19, Mateus (Senior Social Media Manager to Head of Social Media) changes position.[115]
  • August 7, IWDominate (Streamer,Content Creator) joins.[116]
  • August 28, Emiru (Streamer,Content Creator) joins.[117]
  • September (approx.), Mae (Operations Manager to Senior Producer) changes position.
  • September 4,
    Licorice,
    Blaber,
    Nisqy,
    Zven, and
    Vulcan will remain with the team for 2021.[118]
  • September 14, Reapered (Head Coach) leaves.[119]
  • October (approx.), Alyeska (Director of Marketing to Senior Product Manager) changes position.
  • October 19,
    Licorice leaves.[120][121] RapidStar (Assistant Coach) leaves.[122][123] Reignover (Positional Coach to Head Coach)'s position is changed in the GCD.[124]
  • October 30,
    Fudge joins from academy roster.
    [125]
  • November 2, Reignover (Positional Coach to Head Coach)'s position changing is confirmed.[126]
  • November 14,
    Shady is drafted at LCS Scouting Grounds 2020 with exclusivity window ending on 24 November 2020.[127]
  • November 16,
    Nisqy leaves.[128] Mateus (Head of Social Media to Brand Ambassador) changes position.[129]
    Shady's draft window is ended early without any signing.[130]
  • November 20,
    Perkz joins.
    [131]
    Perkz's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 21 November 2023.[132]
  • December 4, Mithy (Strategic Coach), Max Waldo (Position & Strategic Coach), and Veigar v2 (Position & Strategic Coach) join.[133] Mithy (Strategic Coach) and Max Waldo (Position & Strategic Coach)'s contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 1 November 2023.[134]
  • January 7, Reignover (Head Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 1 November 2023.[135]
  • February 10,
    Blaber,
    Zven, and
    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.[136]
  • 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.[137]
  • May 31, xSojin (Social Media Intern) joins.[138]
  • June 7, F1RE (Scout Analyst) joins.[139]
  • June 22,
    Zven rejoins from academy roster.

    k1ng leaves for academy roster.[140]
  • September 29, Avril (Content Creator), Depths (Content Creator), and Emilia (Content Creator) join.[141]
  • October 2, Janet (Social Media Manager) leaves.[142]
  • November 12,
    Perkz leaves.[143]
  • November 13, Maddie (Videographer,Head of LoL Content) leaves.[144]
  • November 14, F1RE (Scout Analyst) leaves.[145]
  • November 15,
    Fudge's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2025.[146]
  • November 16,
    Vulcan leaves.[147]
  • November 20,
    Summit,
    Berserker, and
    Winsome join.

    Isles joins from academy roster.
    Fudge (Top to Mid) changes position.
    Blaber will remain with the team for 2022.[148]
    Summit,
    Berserker, and
    Winsome's contracts are updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2024.[149]
  • November 21,
    Zven's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2024.[150]
  • November 29, Mithy (Head Coach) is removed from the GCD.[151]
  • November 30, Westrice (Assistant Coach) leaves.[152] Mithy (Head Coach)'s departure is confirmed.[153] Reignover (Assistant Coach) leaves.[154]
  • December 1, LS (Head Coach) joins.[155]
  • December 6,
    Blaber's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2025.[156]
  • December 23,
    Isles' contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2024.[157]
  • Unknown date, xSojin (Social Media Intern) leaves.
  • January 10, autumn (Assistant Coach,Translator) and Reven (Assistant Coach,Translator) join.[158][159]
  • February 3, Max Waldo (Position & Strategic Coach) is removed from the GCD but is still part of the organization.[160]
  • February 19, Max Waldo (Position & Strategic Coach to Head Coach) changes position. LS (Head Coach) leaves.[161]
  • March 14,
    Svenskeren rejoins as substitute.
    [162]
    Svenskeren's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2024.[163]
  • April (approx.), David Han (Team Manager) joins.
  • April 26, Malice (Positional Coach,Content Creator) joins from academy roster.[164]
  • May 2,
    Summit,
    Isles, and
    Winsome leave.[165]
  • May 11,
    Jensen rejoins.
    Fudge (Mid to Top) and Zven (Bot to Support) change positions.[166]
    Jensen's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2024.[167]
  • June 6,
    Svenskeren is removed from the GCD.[168]
  • June 15, megumixbear (Chief Marketing Officer) joins.[169]
  • June 16, Zven changes residency from
    EU
    Europe
    to
    NA
    North America
    .[170]
  • June 30, Malice (Positional Coach,Content Creator) is removed from the GCD.[171]
  • July 16, Zeyzal (Assistant Coach) rejoins.[172]
  • July 26, Zeyzal (Assistant Coach)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2024.[173]
  • November 18, Veigar v2 changes residency from
    EU
    Europe
    to
    EMEA
    EMEA
    .
  • November 23,
    Jensen leaves.[174] Mithy (Head Coach) is readded to the GCD.[175]
  • November 24,
    Diplex joins.
    Tails (Assistant Coach) and Selfie (Positional Coach) join from academy roster. Mithy (Head Coach)'s joining is confirmed. Max Waldo (Head Coach to Positional Coach) changes position. Reven (Assistant Coach,Translator) and Zeyzal (Assistant Coach) leave for academy roster.[176]
    Diplex's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2025.[177]
  • December 9,
    Blaber's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2026.[178]
  • December 21, IWDominate (Streamer,Content Creator) leaves.[179]
  • December 29, Max Waldo (Positional Coach) leaves.[180]
  • Unknown date, autumn (Assistant Coach,Translator) leaves.
  • January 1, Fudge changes residency from
    OCE
    Oceania
    to
    NA
    North America
    .
  • January 4, DotAGenius (Chief Product Officer) joins.[181]
  • January 20, Avril (Content Creator) leaves.[182]
  • February 16, Armao (Positional Coach) joins.[183]
  • February 18,
    EMENES joins from academy roster.

    Diplex leaves for academy roster.[184]
  • February 24, Vienna (Streamer & Content Creator) leaves.[185]
  • March 13, Depths (Content Creator) leaves.[186]
  • April (approx.), David Han (Team Manager to Assistant General Manager) changes position.
  • April 11, Selfie (Positional Coach) leaves and will return to active play with a different organization.[187]
  • May 3, Armao (Positional Coach) leaves and will return to active play with a different organization.[188] Duffman (Assistant Coach) joins.[189]
  • May 17, Tails (Assistant Coach) leaves.[190]
  • May 24, Rigby (Remote Coach) joins.[191]
  • June 5, David Han (Assistant General Manager to Assistant General Manager/Sub/Support)'s position is changed in the GCD.[192] David Han (Assistant General Manager)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 21 November 2023.[192]
  • August 15, Meteos (Content Creator) rejoins.[193]
  • September 8, calle (Head Of Content) leaves.[194]
  • October 3,
    EMENES is fined $15,000 USD for using derogatory and offensive language against another player, and is required to complete an educational training course on professionalism before the start of the 2024 LCS competitive season.[195]
  • October 10, Hai (Team Manager) rejoins.[196]
  • November 1,
    Zven leaves.[197]
  • November 7,
    EMENES leaves.[198]
  • November 8,
    Fudge's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2026.[199]
  • November 10, Duffman (Assistant Coach) is removed from the GCD.[200]
  • November 11, Duffman (Assistant Coach)'s departure is confirmed.[201]
  • November 15, Rigby (Remote Coach) leaves.[202]
  • November 16,
    Berserker's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 21 November 2025.[203]
  • November 20, David Han (Assistant General Manager/Sub/Support to Assistant General Manager)'s position is changed in the GCD.[204]
  • November 21,
    Berserker's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2025.[205]
  • November 23,
    Vulcan rejoins.
    [206]
  • November 24,
    jojopyun joins.
    [207]
  • November 27,
    jojopyun's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 18 November 2025.
    Vulcan's contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2026.[208]
  • November 28, Vulcan renames to VULCAN.[209]
  • January 5, Hai (Team Manager to Team Manager/Sub/Mid)'s position is changed in the GCD.[210]
    Hai (Team Manager)'s contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 19 November 2024.[210]
  • April 4, mithy (Head Coach) leaves.[211]
  • April 12, Reapered (Head Coach) joins.[212]
  • April 16,
    Thanatos joins.

    Fudge is allowed to look for opportunities with other teams.[213][214]
    Thanatos' contract is updated in the GCD, expiring on 17 November 2026.[215]

Player Roster[]

Active[]

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleContract EndsJoined
NA

FudgeIbrahim Allami
Top Laner
2026-11-17
Oct 20202020-10-30
KR

ThanatosPark Seung-gyu (박승규)
Top Laner
2026-11-17
Apr 20242024-04-16
NA

BlaberRobert Huang
Jungler
2026-11-17
Jul 20182018-07-21
NA

JojopyunJoseph Joon Pyun
Mid Laner
2025-11-18
Nov 20232023-11-24
KR

BerserkerKim Min-cheol (김민철)
Bot Laner
2025-11-18
Nov 20212021-11-20
NA

VULCANPhilippe Laflamme
Support
2026-11-17
Nov 20232023-11-23
NA

HaiHai Du Lam
Sub/Mid
2024-11-19
Jan 20242024-01-05

Former[]

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.

Dates:Approx|Exact
PlayerNameRoleJoinedLeftNext Team
NA

David HanDavid Han
Sub/Sup
Jun 20232023-06-05Nov 20232023-11-20Cloud9logo stdC9
KR

EMENESJang Min-soo (장민수)
Mid Laner
Feb 20232023-02-18Nov 20232023-11-07Retiredlogo stdRetired
NA

ZvenJesper Svenningsen
Support
Jun 20212021-06-22Nov 20232023-11-01Dignitaslogo stdDIG
EMEA

DiplexDimitri Ponomarev
Mid Laner
Nov 20222022-11-24Feb 20232023-02-18Cloud9 Challengerslogo stdC9C
NA

JensenNicolaj Jensen
Mid Laner
May 20222022-05-11Nov 20222022-11-23Dignitaslogo stdDIG
NA

SvenskerenDennis Johnsen
Sub/Jun
Mar 20222022-03-14Jun 20222022-06-06TSM Academylogo stdTSM.A
KR

SummitPark Woo-tae (박우태)
Top Laner
Nov 20212021-11-20May 20222022-05-02FunPlus Phoenixlogo stdFPX
OCE

IslesJonah Rosario
Support
Nov 20212021-11-20May 20222022-05-02Wildcard Gaminglogo stdWC
NA

WinsomeKim Dong-keon (김동건)
Support
Nov 20212021-11-20May 20222022-05-02Unicorns of Love Sexy Editionlogo stdUSE
NA

VulcanPhilippe Laflamme
Support
Nov 20192019-11-19Nov 20212021-11-16Evil Geniuses.NAlogo stdEG
EU

PerkzLuka Perković
Mid Laner
Nov 20202020-11-20Nov 20212021-11-12Team Vitalitylogo stdVIT
OCE

k1ngCalvin Truong
Bot Laner
May 20212021-05-29Jun 20212021-06-22Evil Geniuses Academylogo stdEG.A
EU

ZvenJesper Svenningsen
Bot Laner
Nov 20192019-11-19May 20212021-05-29Cloud9 Academylogo stdC9.A
EU

NisqyYasin Dinçer
Mid Laner
Nov 20182018-11-23Nov 20202020-11-16Fnaticlogo stdFNC
NA

ShadyJordan Robison
Support
(+)
(–)
Draft Pick
Nov 20202020-11-14Nov 20202020-11-16Retiredlogo stdRetired
NA

LicoriceEric Ritchie
Top Laner
Nov 20172017-11-22Oct 20202020-10-19FlyQuestlogo stdFLY
NA

SneakyZachary Scuderi
Bot Laner
May 20132013-05-23Jan 20202020-01-15Cloud9logo stdC9
NA

DeftlyMatthew Chen
Bot Laner
Jul 20192019-07-27Dec 20192019-12-03Evil Geniuses Academylogo stdEG.A
NA

JulienJulien Gelinas
Mid Laner
(+)
(–)
Draft Pick
Nov 20192019-11-16Nov 20192019-11-27Logo stdLOST
NA

KumoColin Zhao
Top Laner
Mar 20192019-03-23Nov 20192019-11-20Evil Geniuses.NAlogo stdEG
NA

ZeyzalTristan Stidam
Support
Jun 20182018-06-13Nov 20192019-11-20Evil Geniuses.NAlogo stdEG
EU

SvenskerenDennis Johnsen
Jungler
Nov 20172017-11-27Nov 20192019-11-19Evil Geniuses.NAlogo stdEG
BR

JukesFlávio Fernandes
Sub/Top
Feb 20192019-02-26May 20192019-05-28Cloud9 Academylogo stdC9.A
NA

GoldenglueGreyson Gregory Gilmer
Mid Laner
Jun 20182018-06-13Apr 20192019-04-06Golden Guardianslogo stdGG
NA

KeithYuri Jew
Bot Laner
Mar 20192019-03-23Apr 20192019-04-06Golden Guardians Academylogo stdGG.A
NA

DiamondDavid Bérubé
Support
Mar 20192019-03-23Apr 20192019-04-06FlyQuestlogo stdFLY
KR

RapidStarJung Min-sung (정민성)
Sub/Mid
Jun 20182018-06-15Feb 20192019-02-04Cloud9logo stdC9
EU

JensenNicolaj Jensen
Mid Laner
May 20152015-05-08Nov 20182018-11-19Team Liquidlogo stdTL
NA

SmoothieAndy Ta
Support
May 20162016-05-18Jul 20182018-07-24Echo Foxlogo stdFOX
NA

KeithYuri Jew
Bot Laner
Jun 20182018-06-13Jun 20182018-06-30Cloud9logo stdC9
NA

Bunny FuFuuMichael Kurylo
Sub/Sup
Feb 20172017-02-16Apr 20182018-04-09Retiredlogo stdRetired
EU

SelfieMarcin Wolski
Sub/Mid
Nov 20172017-11-22Jan 20182018-01-03Szata Magalogo stdSM
KR

RayJeon Ji-won (전지원)
Top Laner
Dec 20162016-12-19Dec 20172017-12-19EDward Gaminglogo stdEDG
NA

WiggilyRaymond Griffin
Jungler
Nov 20172017-11-22Dec 20172017-12-18CLG Academylogo stdCLG.A
KR

ImpactJeong Eon-young (정언영)
Top Laner
May 20162016-05-09Nov 20172017-11-26Team Liquidlogo stdTL
NA

ContractzJuan Arturo Garcia
Jungler
Dec 20162016-12-19Nov 20172017-11-26Golden Guardianslogo stdGG
NA

WestriceJonathan Nguyen
Sub/Top
Feb 20172017-02-23Nov 20172017-11-20Cloud9 Academylogo stdC9.A
NA

WinterOlivier Lapointe
Sub/Sup
Feb 20172017-02-23Nov 20172017-11-20OpTic Gaming Academylogo stdOPT.A
NA

MeteosWilliam Hartman
Sub/Jun
May 20132013-05-23Feb 20172017-02-16Phoenix1logo stdP1
NA

ThinkcardThomas Slotkin
Sub/Jun
Jul 20162016-07-13Jan 20172017-01-05FlyQuestlogo stdFLY
NA

Bunny FuFuuMichael Kurylo
Sub/Sup
Nov 20152015-11-19Jan 20172017-01-05Cloud9logo stdC9
NA

ZeyzalTristan Stidam
Sub/Sup
Jul 20162016-07-13Dec 20162016-12-08EUnitedlogo stdEUN
KR

RushLee Yoon-jae (이윤재)
Sub/Jun
Nov 20152015-11-19Jul 20162016-07-16KT Rolsterlogo stdKT
NA

BallsAn Van Le
Sub/Top
May 20132013-05-23Jul 20162016-07-13FlyQuestlogo stdFLY
NA

HaiHai Du Lam
Sub/Mid
Jul 20152015-07-03Jul 20162016-07-13FlyQuestlogo stdFLY
NA

AltecJohnny Ru
Sub/Bot
Apr 20162016-04-22Jul 20162016-07-13FlyQuestlogo stdFLY
NA

LemonNationDaerek Hart
Sub/Sup
Apr 20162016-04-22May 20162016-05-18FlyQuestlogo stdFLY
NA

WestriceJonathan Nguyen
Sub/Top
≈Feb 2015≈2015-02-??Jan 20162016-01-07Emberlogo stdMBR
NA

YusuiDavid Bloomquist
Sub/Mid
Jan 20152015-01-10Jan 20162016-01-07Logo stdFLEX
NA

SheepJamie Gallagher
Sub/Sup
Apr 20152015-04-14Jan 20162016-01-07Tempo Stormlogo stdTS
NA

HardAnthony Barkhovtsev
Sub/Jun
Jan 20152015-01-10Jan 20162016-01-05Echo Foxlogo stdFOX
NA

LemonNationDaerek Hart
Support
May 20132013-05-23Oct 20152015-10-23Cloud9logo stdC9
NA

HaiHai Du Lam
Mid Laner
May 20132013-05-23Apr 20152015-04-23Cloud9logo stdC9
NA

LODBenjamin deMunck
Sub/Bot
≈Jan 2015≈2015-01-??≈Feb 2015≈2015-02-??Top Dog Gaminglogo stdTDG
NA

otterBrian Thomas
Sub/Bot
Jun 20132013-06-07≈Jan 2015≈2015-01-??NRG Esportslogo stdNRG
NA

MeyeAAbe Nguyen
Sub/Sup
Mar 20142014-03-01??? 2014≈2014-??-??Retiredlogo stdRetired
NA

LinkAustin Shin
Mid Laner
(+)
(–)
On Loan
Apr 20142014-04-30May 20142014-05-20Team Liquidlogo stdTL
NA

KezKevin Jeon (전재형)
Sub/Jun
Jan 20142014-01-20May 20142014-05-04CompLexity Gaminglogo stdCOL
NA

MegaZeroPatrick Glinsman
Sub/Top
May 20132013-05-31≈Feb 2014≈2014-02-??TSMlogo stdTSM
NA

BallsAn Van Le
Top Laner
Jan 20132013-01-21Apr 20132013-04-01Quantic Gaminglogo stdQTC
NA

MeteosWilliam Hartman
Jungler
Feb 20132013-02-11Apr 20132013-04-01Quantic Gaminglogo stdQTC
NA

HaiHai Du Lam
Mid Laner
Jan 20132013-01-08Apr 20132013-04-01Quantic Gaminglogo stdQTC
NA

LemonNationDaerek Hart
Support
Jan 20132013-01-08Apr 20132013-04-01Quantic Gaminglogo stdQTC
NA

WildTurtleJason Tran
Bot Laner
Jan 20132013-01-08Mar 20132013-03-25TSMlogo stdTSM
NA

CybolicDaniel Minter
Sub/Mid
Feb 20132013-02-11Feb 20132013-02-14Retiredlogo stdRetired
NA

NientonsohZachary Malhas
Sub/Bot
Feb 20132013-02-11Feb 20132013-02-14Team MRNlogo stdMRN
NA

WingsofdeathxDaryl Hennegan
Top Laner
(+)
(–)
Temp Sub
Feb 20132013-02-09Feb 20132013-02-11TSMlogo stdTSM
NA

TrickZBrian Ahn
Jungler
Jan 20132013-01-28Feb 20132013-02-11FXOpen e-Sportslogo stdFXO
NA

Calitoxic
Jungler
Jan 20132013-01-21Jan 20132013-01-28Retiredlogo stdRetired
NA

VoltNinjA
Jungler
Jan 20132013-01-16Jan 20132013-01-18Retiredlogo stdRetired
NA

ZekentGeorge Liu
Sub/Sup
Jan 20132013-01-16Jan 20132013-01-18FXOpen e-Sportslogo stdFXO
NA

YazukiGabriel Ng
Top Laner
Jan 20132013-01-08Jan 20132013-01-13Gold Gaming LAlogo stdGG
NA

NientonsohZachary Malhas
Mid Laner
Jan 20132013-01-08Jan 20132013-01-13Team MRNlogo stdMRN

Player League Participation[]

Playoff games are NOT included, but regular-season tiebreaker games ARE.

LCS

Player201320142015201620172018201920202021202220232024Games
SpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummerSpringSummer
SneakyCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo std339
MeteosCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdPhoenix1logo stdPhoenix1logo std100 Thieveslogo std100 Thieveslogo stdOpTic Gaminglogo stdOpTic Gaminglogo std100 Thieveslogo std100 Thieveslogo std262
HaiCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdFlyQuestlogo stdFlyQuestlogo stdGolden Guardianslogo std233
BallsCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdFlyQuestlogo stdFlyQuestlogo std227
LemonNationCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdFlyQuestlogo stdFlyQuestlogo stdOpTic Gaminglogo std227
JensenCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdCloud9logo stdDignitaslogo stdDignitaslogo stdFlyQuestlogo stdDignitaslogo std397
RushTeam Impulselogo stdTeam Impulselogo stdCloud9logo stdEcho Foxlogo stdEcho Foxlogo std75
ImpactTeam Impulselogo stdTeam Impulselogo stdNRG Esportslogo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdCloud9logo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdEvil Geniuses.NAlogo stdEvil Geniuses.NAlogo stdEvil Geniuses.NAlogo stdEvil Geniuses.NAlogo stdFlyQuestlogo stdFlyQuestlogo stdTeam Liquidlogo stdTeam Liquidlogo std410
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