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Team Information
USA Soham "valens" Chowdhury
USA Danan "Danan" Flander
Team Captain:
USA Jake "Stewie2k" Yip
Total Earnings:
Csgo icon.png : 2014-08-01

Cloud9 is a North American eSports organisation currently fielding teams in Hearthstone, League of Legends, Smite, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Wii U, Dota 2, Heroes of the Storm, Halo, CS:GO, and Overwatch. C9 first started out as a small League of Legends team, as they qualified for the LCS for the first time, Jack Etienne, the current Owner and General Manager decided to pick the team up and ever since has grown exponentially over the years.


Originally acquired from compLexity Gaming, Cloud9's core Counter-Strike squad consists of most of the players originally of the compLexity team. Etienne, the General Manager of C9 stated that he caught glimpse of the CS:GO scene at EMS One: Katowice 2014 and knew he wanted to hold a CS:GO team after seeing that event and eventually took up the opportunity to sign the former compLexity players.


ESL One: Cologne 2014[edit]

After going 2-0 in Group D of the group stage of ESL One: Cologne, Cloud 9 lost to Swedish team Ninjas in Pyjamas in the quarter finals, who would eventually progress to win the tournament.

Summer of 2015[edit]

In the summer of 2015, Cloud9 hit a run of good form, with wins over EnVyUs in multiple BO3 upsets and other strong results throughout the summer, which led them to second place finishes at ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1, Electronic Sports World Cup 2015 and FACEIT 2015 Stage 2 Finals at DreamHack Valencia.

autimatic Transfer and Championship Win[edit]

After ELEAGUE Season 1, Slemmy asked to be moved to the inactive list. Cloud9 decided to replace him with autimatic from TSM, and then their results immediately took an upward turn, with a 3rd-4th finish at StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2, second at Dreamhack Bucharest, and second at Northern Arena Toronto. They went 25-1 in ESL Pro League Season 4, but still were underdogs in the EPL Season 4 Finals. However, they upset the odds in the Group of Death, and therefore got an easy bracket run, defeating OpTic 2-0, and mousesports 2-0. They faced the home team, SK Gaming, and managed to upset them, winning the tournament 2-1.


  • January 11th - Cloud9 announce Stewie2k as their new player [10]
  • March 24th - As stated in an interview for the upcoming MLG Columbus 2016 major, Irukandji is recruited as a trial coach.[11]
  • April 12th - Cloud9 announce that fREAKAZOiD will no longer be part of the starting roster by his own decision[12] and that adreN will be playing for the team under loan from Team Liquid [13]
  • April 23rd - Cloud9 announce Slemmy as their new player and in game leader [14]
  • July 26th - stunna and Irukandji leave their positions as manager and coach, respectively [15]
  • August 17th - Cloud9 announce that Slemmy will be stepping down from the starting roster and will be replaced by autimatic. [16]

Player Roster[edit]


Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
USA n0thing Jordan Gilbert 2014-08-01 [1]
Canada shroud Michael Grzesiek 2014-08-01 [1]
USA Skadoodle Tyler Latham 2015-04-29 [8]
USA Stewie2k Captain Jake Yip 2016-01-11 [10]
USA autimatic Timothy Ta 2016-08-17 [16]
USA valens (Coach) Soham Chowdhury 2017-02-03


Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
USA Slemmy Alec White 2016-04-23 [14] 2016-??-?? [16] Selfless Gaming 2logo std.png Selfless Gaming
USA Irukandji (Coach) Andrew Timmerman 2016-03-24 [11] 2016-07-26 [15]
USA fREAKAZOiD Ryan Abadir 2015-04-29 [8] 2016-05-19 [17] Echo Foxlogo std.png Echo Fox
USA sgares Sean Gares 2014-08-01 [1] 2015-11-24 [9] Torquedlogo std.png Torqued
Canada Semphis Kory Friesen 2014-08-01 [1] 2015-04-24 [7] Nihilumlogo std.png Nihilum Gaming
USA ShahZaM Shahzeb Khan 2014-12-14 [4] 2015-04-24 [7] Tempo Stormlogo std.png Tempo Storm
USA Hiko Spencer Martin 2014-08-01 [1] 2014-12-14 [4] GXlogo std.png GX
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
USA swag  
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Braxton Pierce
United States Skadoodle Tyler Latham GSL Global eSports Cup - Season 1 - NA Group Stage
USA valens  
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Soham Chowdhury
United States Skadoodle Tyler Latham ESL/Pro League ESL Pro League Season V (vs Misfits)
SLTV StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 - Americas (vs Renegades)
USA adreN  
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Eric Hoag
CEVO CEVO Season 9 Professional - Qualifier #3 [13]
USA Irukandji  
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Andrew Timmerman
United States fREAKAZOiD Ryan Abadir ESL/Pro League ESL Pro League Season III
USA Irukandji (Coach)  Andrew Timmerman
IBP iBUYPOWER Invitational 2016 - Spring
USA FugLy  
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Jacob Medina
ELEAGUE ELEAGUE Road to Vegas - North America Closed Qualifier
USA swag  
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Braxton Pierce
United States sgares Sean Gares RGN RGN Pro Series
USA Toy   David Han
United States fREAKAZOiD Ryan Abadir CEVO CEVO Season 7: Professional - North America (vs. vVv Gaming)
USA stunna  
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Tres Saranthus
United States ShahZaM Shahzeb Khan CEVO CEVO Season 6: Professional - North America



ID Name Position Join Date
USA Jack Jack Etienne General Manager/Owner
USA Danan Danan Flander General Manager
Sweden Calle Calle Danielsson Video Producer
USA swag Braxton Pierce Streamer 2015-04-29 [8]


Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date
USA stunna Tres Saranthus Manager 2014-08-01 [1] 2016-07-26 [18]



Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2017-06-11 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png Americas Minor Championship 2017 - Kraków 2 : 1 Immortalslogo std.png $30,000
2016-10-30 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESL Pro League Season 4 - Finals 2 : 1 Sklogo std.png $200,000
2016-09-18 A22nd A1Premier Csgo icon.png DreamHack Bucharest 2016 0 : 2 Virtuslogo std.png $20,000
2016-09-11 A33 - 4th A1Premier Csgo icon.png StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2 0 : 2 Niplogo std.png $25,000
2016-07-21 A55 - 8th A1Premier Csgo icon.png ELEAGUE Season 1 1 : 2 Navilogo std.png $50,000
2016-06-25 A55 - 6th A1Premier Csgo icon.png Esports Championship Series Season 1 - Finals 0 : 2 Tsmlogo std.png $65,000
2015-11-15 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png iBUYPOWER Cup 2 : 1 Liquidlogo std.png $65,000
2015-07-18 A22nd A1Premier Csgo icon.png FACEIT 2015 Stage 2 Finals 0 : 2 Tsmlogo std.png $20,000
2015-07-05 A22nd A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESL ESEA Pro League Season I - Finals 1 : 3 Fnatic origlogo std.png $60,000
2015-06-22 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 - North America 19/3 Grp. S. $18,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament


  • Cloud9 are the first team to win all but one map in the ESL Pro League, in the fourth season, with a 25-1 record. Their only map loss was to former in-game leader seangares' Echo Fox.
  • Following on from their outstanding result in EPL Season 4, they were also able to win the offline finals 2-1 over home favourites; SK Gaming. This win also marked the first major event won by a North American team in ten years.


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