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
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
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
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 
- March 24th - As stated in an interview for the upcoming MLG Columbus 2016 major, Irukandji is recruited as a trial coach.
- April 12th - Cloud9 announce that fREAKAZOiD will no longer be part of the starting roster by his own decision and that adreN will be playing for the team under loan from Team Liquid 
- April 23rd - Cloud9 announce Slemmy as their new player and in game leader 
- July 26th - stunna and Irukandji leave their positions as manager and coach, respectively 
- August 17th - Cloud9 announce that Slemmy will be stepping down from the starting roster and will be replaced by autimatic. 
|n0thing||Jordan Gilbert||2014-08-01 |
|shroud||Michael Grzesiek||2014-08-01 |
|Skadoodle||Tyler Latham||2015-04-29 |
|Stewie2k||Jake Yip||2016-01-11 |
|autimatic||Timothy Ta||2016-08-17 |
|valens (Coach)||Soham Chowdhury||2017-02-03|
|ID||Name||Join Date||Leave Date||New Team|
|Slemmy||Alec White||2016-04-23 ||2016-??-?? ||Selfless Gaming|
|Irukandji (Coach)||Andrew Timmerman||2016-03-24 ||2016-07-26 |
|fREAKAZOiD||Ryan Abadir||2015-04-29 ||2016-05-19 ||Echo Fox|
|sgares||Sean Gares||2014-08-01 ||2015-11-24 ||Torqued|
|Semphis||Kory Friesen||2014-08-01 ||2015-04-24 ||Nihilum Gaming|
|ShahZaM||Shahzeb Khan||2014-12-14 ||2015-04-24 ||Tempo Storm|
|Hiko||Spencer Martin||2014-08-01 ||2014-12-14 ||GX|
||Skadoodle||Tyler Latham|| Global eSports Cup - Season 1 - NA Group Stage |
||Skadoodle||Tyler Latham|| ESL Pro League Season V (vs Misfits) |
StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 - Americas (vs Renegades)
|adreN||Eric Hoag||CEVO Season 9 Professional - Qualifier #3 |
||fREAKAZOiD||Ryan Abadir||ESL Pro League Season III|
|Irukandji (Coach)||Andrew Timmerman||iBUYPOWER Invitational 2016 - Spring|
|FugLy||Jacob Medina||ELEAGUE Road to Vegas - North America Closed Qualifier|
||sgares||Sean Gares||RGN Pro Series|
||fREAKAZOiD||Ryan Abadir||CEVO Season 7: Professional - North America (vs. vVv Gaming)|
||ShahZaM||Shahzeb Khan||CEVO Season 6: Professional - North America|
|Jack||Jack Etienne||General Manager/Owner|
|Danan||Danan Flander||General Manager|
|Calle||Calle Danielsson||Video Producer|
|swag||Braxton Pierce||Streamer||2015-04-29 |
|ID||Name||Position||Join Date||Leave Date|
|stunna||Tres Saranthus||Manager||2014-08-01 ||2016-07-26 |
|2016-10-30||1st||Premier||ESL Pro League Season 4 - Finals||2 : 1||$200,000|
|2016-09-18||2nd||Premier||DreamHack Bucharest 2016||0 : 2||$20,000|
|2016-09-11||3 - 4th||Premier||StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2||0 : 2||$25,000|
|2016-07-21||5 - 8th||Premier||ELEAGUE Season 1||1 : 2||$50,000|
|2016-06-25||5 - 6th||Premier||Esports Championship Series Season 1 - Finals||0 : 2||$65,000|
|2015-11-19||1st||Major||RGN Pro Series||2 : 0||$15,000|
|2015-11-15||1st||Premier||iBUYPOWER Cup||2 : 1||$65,000|
|2015-07-18||2nd||Premier||FACEIT 2015 Stage 2 Finals||0 : 2||$20,000|
|2015-07-05||2nd||Premier||ESL ESEA Pro League Season I - Finals||1 : 3||$60,000|
|2015-06-22||1st||Premier||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.
- Cloud9 HyperX Reloads With Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, cloud9.gg
- Official: Cloud9 sign coL, HLTV.org
- n0thing: "[sgares] is calling again" (Interview), HLTV.org
- Cloud9 Welcomes Shahzam, cloud9.gg
- Cloud9 add ShahZaM; Hiko out, HLTV.org
- Cloud9 Signs Shahzam, Hiko Steps Back, news.esea.net
- Cloud9 release ShahZaM, SEMPHIS, HLTV.org
- Cloud9 sign Skadoodle and fREAKAZOiD, HLTV.org
- sgares steps down from Cloud9, cloud9.gg
- Tres "stunna" Saranthus (2016-01-11). "Cloud9 CS:GO Adds Stewie2k!". cloud9.gg/.
- Striker (2016-03-24). ""C9: Not satisfied with Summer 2015"". HLTV.org.
- "C9 n0thing on fREAKAZOiD". ESEA.net. 2016-05-15.
- Tres "stunna" Saranthus (2016-04-12). "fREAKAZOiD Departs Starting CS:GO Roster". Cloud9.
- Tres "stunna" Saranthus (2016-04-23). "Cloud9 CS:GO Welcomes Alec "Slemmy" White!". cloud9.gg/.
- "Cloud9 ESEA Roster History". ESEA. 2016-07-26.
- Danan Flander (2016-08-17). "Slemmy Steps Down; autimatic to Cloud9 CS:GO". cloud9.gg/.
- Ryan "fREAKAZOiD" Abadir (2016-05-19). "Thanks to Cloud9 for the opportunity and memories.".
- Danan "Danan" Flander (2016-07-26). "stunna Departs from Cloud9". Cloud9.