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Cloud9 is an esports organization founded in North America in 2014. The CSGO department is composed of players from compLexity gaming. The organization did not limit itself to one area of gaming, so it also has competitive teams in multiple esports – Heartstone, League of Legends, Smite, Heroes of the Storm, Wii U, Rocket League, Overwatch, Fortnite and many more.
Cloud9 made history back in 2018 when they managed to become the first team from North American territory to become a champion in ELEGAUE Boston. The glory of their accomplishment is magnified by the fact that they went into the tournament as huge underdogs.
They have built their reputation to be one of the best team North America can offer, and they had proven themselves many times to be worthy of elite status. Their consistency might be a little of an issue, but they remain able to hold themselves in the ranks from the 10-15th place in the world.
The number of players that had started or improved their career in this team is astonishing. Since 2014, more than 20 different players had the honor of calling themselves a member of this team.
Cloud9 didn’t just earn its status for nothing – the list of their achievements is impressive.
Back in July of 2015, they finished 2nd in the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 – Finals.
Later that year in November, they managed to win iBUYPOWER CUP, finishing the year in a strong manner.
By 2016, they continued at the same pace, winning ESL Pro League Season 4 – Finals.
They went on an even more amazing run in 2017, becoming the champion in Americas Minor Championship – Kraków 2017.
The next tournament went a little unexpected, as they ranked 3rd in Esports Championship Series Season 3 – Finals.
The next two consecutive tournaments would be a little warm-up for what was coming. They finished 2nd in ESL One: Cologne 2017 and 3rd in ELEAGUE CS:GO PREMIER 2017.
Later on, they went on a rampage, winning 1st place in DreamHack Open Denver 2017, iBUYPOWER Masters 2017 and ELEAGUE Boston in 2018.
There is not much left to say except that they have a lot of work to do in order to surpass what they have already accomplished. This team will look scary if they can keep up with their own expectations.