Hai transitioned into a role as Chief Gaming Officer. With a tied game halfway through game 5 and really good defensive plays by both teams, it seemed no one could score and game 5 could go to overtime. In November 2017, Cloud9 announced that Licorice, Selfie, and Wiggily were joining the team and that Contractz and Impact were leaving for the Golden Guardians and Team Liquid respectively. Cloud9 does seem committed to finding these players new homes to continue their careers. Cloud9 went on to play against Fnatic in the Semifinals, a series that was coined "The Battle of the West", in which Cloud9 lost 0–3. ", "Slemmy Steps Down; autimatic to Cloud9 CS:GO", "Cloud9 Acquires RUSH, tarik as ESL One: NY Qualifiers Begin", "N0thing's Contract With Cloud9 Has Ended", "Skadoodle Stepping Back From Competitive CS:GO", "Cloud9 signs Elmapuddy as CS:GO assistant coach and analyst", "Cloud9 is back in @FortniteGame! Cloud9 has its origins in the League of Legends team of Orbit Gaming, which had several current C9 team members. , In July 2014 the C9 Smite team disbanded just before the start of the Smite Pro League. Esports organization Cloud9 has announced its 2020 LCS Academy roster. Cloud9 joined the Hearthstone scene in mid-2014 with the acquisition of DogeHouse.
The players and staff who will be leading the charge for Cloud9 in the LCS Academy League are: Ibrahim Fudge Allami - Top Rami Inori Charagh - Jungle Cristian Palafox Palafox - Mid Calvin k1ng Truong - ADC David Diamond Bérubé - … After having trailed just behind Team SoloMid after the first week, Cloud9 finally regained first place by defeating TSM in week 7. The League of Legends pros playing for the roster will include Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami, Rami “Inori” Charagh, Cristian “Palafox” Palafox, Calvin “k1ng” Truong, and David “Diamond” Bérubé. The team will continue playing under the Cloud9 banner for ESL Pro League Season 12 North America.
Palafox joins us after a successful tenure with Golden Guardians Academy, where he helped the team to a 14-4 record and 2nd-place finish in NA Academy 2019 Summer.  Cloud9 announced the formation of a Challenger Series team and held open tryouts. Protesters dig up tarred KZN road as service delivery frustrations spill over, WATCH | Man walks out of KZN municipal office with job applications, ‘I held on for dear life’: mom as man grabs daughter through car window, Architects on mission to stop demolition of ‘iconic’ Durban home.  Cloud9 met TSM in the finals of the LCS Spring playoffs but lost three games to one. In the second week, they only needed one win to move on to the next round of the tournament. In December, Incarnati0n announced he was changing his gamer name to his real name, Jensen. We've been following Cloud9's CS:GO squad with great interest since they have two South African players and a coach.
Their future is currently unclear, although they still hold an RLCS Season 10 spot should they choose to stick together with a new third player. On September 20, 2016, Cloud9's coach Reapered's Twitter account was compromised by hackers who published Cloud9's competitive scrimmages, account logins, chat logs, and contact information for several NA LCS team members.  Despite a 2–1 start with a win against EDG and AHQ in the first set of matches, they would end at 3–3, narrowly getting out of the group with SKT at the top of the group. The new roster debuted at IEM X Cologne, where they lost 2–1 to H2K and were eliminated. They beat Counter Logic Gaming 3-1 but fell to Team Liquid in the finals 2–3. In the 2019 season, the biggest roster change from the previous year was trading longtime player Jensen to Team Liquid and acquiring European import player Yasin "Nisqy" Dinçer.  When QG failed to make the 2013 LCS Spring split, Boudreault cut off contact with society and soon dissolved the company. After the 2019 season, Cloud9 made roster decisions that did not include Sneaky, AD carry starter of 7 years.  CLG's Link replaced him on the lineup. Cloud9's several international encounters with Fnatic in late 2013 and early 2014 has resulted in a rivalry between the two teams. The players in Cloud9’s 2020 LCS Academy roster boast their own achievements when it comes to League of Legends. In the Quarterfinals, Cloud9 was paired against Afreeca Freecs. They would go undefeated afterwards (equaling their previous 13 win streak record) and finish first place for the regular Spring Season and securing a spot in playoffs. Representing Cloud9 in the 2020 #LCS Academy League are @Fudgecakey, @Inorilol, @palafoxlol, @k1ngyb, & @C9Diamond!  During its existence, several players and coaches claimed that they consistently missed payments from Boudreault. In commanding fashion, Cloud9 sweeps TSM with a 3–0 victory cementing them into the World Championships. This will be a great year!” -- Yeujin Reignover Kim, Cloud9 Academy Head Coach, “There’s always an electricity to bringing in new talent, and it’s a feeling that sparks both motivation and growth. With SquishyMuffinz moving away from the …