Cloud9
United States
Released from Cloud9
September 25, 2018
STYKO has been released from Cloud9, the team announced Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
After joining the team on loan back in July, STYKO's time with Cloud9 has now come to an end. He may have only been with the team for a few months, but his contributions were always felt. His release came as Cloud9 decided to bring flusha onboard full-time. There's no word yet on what's next for STYKO.
Parts ways with Cloud9
July 25, 2018
FNS announced his free agency on Wednesday, ending his short tenure with Cloud9.
ANALYSIS
After being put on the bench at the end of May, FNS has now officially departed from the Cloud9 roster. It had been a bumpy road ever since he joined the team in April as FNS and the team had a "difference in philosophy" and just couldn't gel. As such, he's now a free agent and on the hunt for a new team. If anyone thought that his stint with the team was a failure, Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne took to Twitter assuring that FNS did not fail and adding in that FNS will be "a tremendous asset to the right team."
Parts ways with Cloud9
July 12, 2018
tarik has officially departed from the Cloud9 roster, the team announced Thursday.
ANALYSIS
After a week filled with (still unconfirmed, but highly probable) rumors that tarik would be joining Stewie2k on the MIBR roster, Cloud9 has announced his exit from the team. This is the first logical step towards that rumor becoming a reality. We'll likely hear more about his next destination soon, but for now, we know he's longer with Cloud9, who is now left with just three players officially on its roster.
Highest damage on team in loss
July 5, 2018
tarik finished Cloud9's 2-0 loss to Natus Vincere on Wednesday ESL Cologne with a 38/46 KD.
ANALYSIS
Throughout this series, tarik was pouring on the damage round in and round out. By the end of this series, only s1mple had a higher ADR than tarik did. Despite that, however, tarik's KD wasn't much to be happy about. It was better than a couple of his teammates, but that's not saying much with STYKO having a 32/42 and Skadoodle having an 18/36. Cloud9 just looked to be wholly lacking when it came to the clutch situations. In both this series and the one against Astralis on Tuesday, they came up short in a series of somewhat close maps.
Disappears in elimination game
July 5, 2018
Skadoodle lagged behind with an 18/26 KD in Cloud9's elimination game loss against Natus Vincere on Wednesday at ESL Cologne.
ANALYSIS
Throughout this whole tournament, Skadoodle hasn't looked the best. Even when Cloud9 was on top of the world with a 16-3 win over Ninjas in Pyjamas on Tuesday, he only managed a 10/5 KD. He simply wasn't involved in the offense for long stretches of time and Cloud9 paid for it. Cloud9 simply needs to find the spark needed to get over this slump they look to be in. With this elimination, Cloud9 will now have plenty of time to work through this from the sidelines.
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Confirmed at BLAST Pro Series; pulls out of ESL One NY
May 29, 2018
The North American organization has pulled out of ESL One New York to attend BLAST Pro Series Istanbul, ESL revealed.
ANALYSIS
Back in March, Cloud9 were announced to attend BLAST Pro Series Istanbul, but the recent date change then saw the tournament moved to a date in September that overlapped with ESL One New York. Cloud9 decided to pull out of ESL One New York, despite already receiving the second invite -- a decision that will cost the team a portion of their prize money at the next ESL one event that they compete, ESL stated in the official announcement. With Cloud9 confirming as the fifth attendee, there now only remains only spot left for BLAST Pro Series Istanbul.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Confirmed for ESL One New York
April 22, 2018
Cloud9 are the second team revealed by ESL for the tournament in the Big Apple alongside FaZe Clan.
ANALYSIS
Cloud9 will join FaZe Clan at the $250,000 tournament in New York, which is set to return to the Barclays Center on September 26th-30th. Last year, Cloud9 made it all the way to the semi-finals before losing to FaZe Clan, who dominated the tournament to eventually claim the title. Eight teams will take part in the event, with Cloud9 and FaZe Clan securing the first two invite splots, leaving three invitees remaining as well as three qualifiers, who have yet to be announced.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Confirmed at IEM Sydney
March 22, 2018
The ELEAGUE Major Boston champions have been officially confirmed to attend IEM Sydney.
ANALYSIS
Cloud9 will be the fifth team with a direct invite to the Australian event following the invite of mousesports just a couple of days ago. In recent events, Cloud9 has been falling off the map following disappointing exits at StarSeries i-League Season 4, IEM Katowice, and WESG World Finals. Cloud9 will also be in the hunt to claim a win for the Intel Grad Slam, which will award the first team $1 million to win four out of ten premier events hosted by ESL and DreamHack. IEM Sydney is set to kick off May 1-6 with a $250,000 prize pool up for grabs.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Cloud9 invited to IBP Masters
September 27, 2017
The third year in a row, Cloud9 will be invited once again by the organizers, who also revealed Team Liquid to join in.
ANALYSIS
Cloud9 will now look to return to the grand finals once again in hopes to take home first place after losing to Immortals a year ago. The event will be held on November 11-12 offline in Santa Ana, California at the Esports Arena with eight invited teams to battle it out for $100,000 on the line. There is enough time for Cloud9 to work out some of the recent kinks with the new additions of RUSH and Tarik. Cloud9 will have to endure ESL Pro League and qualify for EPICENTER before coming to iBUYPOWER Masters.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Replaces OpTic Gaming at DreamHack Malmo
August 22, 2017
Cloud9 has been pegged to replace OpTic Gaming at the upcoming DreamHack event, the organization announced on Tuesday.
ANALYSIS
Since OpTic switched out most of its roster, it became ineligible for their invite spot at the event. Cloud9 was next on the list, giving us one of our first chances to see this new roster in action at a LAN event. The addition of RUSH and tarik certainly makes this roster one of the best, if not the best, in North America. Th event kicks off next weekend with the group stages on August 30.