Top players from Cloud9 esports organisation

The organisation, formed in January 2013, then given a new shape in May, has players who play titles like League of Legends, Valorant, etc.

Cloud9 came into existence in 2013. (Credits: Cloud9)

With the kind of fanbase Cloud9 (C9) has across the globe, it will be a little tough to say that the organisation is not even 10 years old. The organisation, formed in January 2013, then given a new shape in May, has players who play titles like League of Legends, with a star-studded roster of Hai, Balls, Meteos, Sneaky, and LemonNation.

Cloud9 has been an integral part of the North America and the international esports circuit since they won four LCS splits, four sets of regional finals, and reaching every Worlds except for 2020. Other than League of Legends, the organization operates the London Spitfire franchise in the Overwatch League, where they won the title of Champions in the very first season. Its Korean Rainbow Six Siege roster had been one of the most dominanat ones in the APAC region for nearly two years. And C9 made history when their North American CS:GO roster became the first NA team to win a major, in Boston.

Cloud9 doesn’t compete in a lot of titles anymore like, CS:GO, Siege, Dota 2, and Rocket League. While the number of titles they have completed have come down, what hasn’t dwindled is the spirit in which they compete. Here are some of the best players in Cloud9 across esports.

Robert “Blaber” Huang – League of Legends

The list is a tough one to combine knowing how many great players are on Cloud9’s various rosters but Zven rose back up from a less than good TSM campaign to become the best AD carry in the LCS for three straight splits. He and mid laner Perkz have been the only two players to have the EU and NA domestic titles. Fudge and Vulcan are two of the best at the top and support positions, respectively. But the list has to begin with the electric jungler and the two-time MVP, Blaber.

Blaber joined Cloud9 as a substitute on the Academy roster in 2017. He didn’t play in the Academy League Spring split, but played well enough through the season, prompting C9 to call him up to the main roster for the Summer 2018 split. He won Rookie of the Split and shared Jungler duties with Svenskeren through 2019.

Finally, Blaber became a permanent member of C9 in 2020, and he and the team dominated the 2020 Spring split. In addition to Blaber winning MVP honors, C9 only lost one game to TSM in the regular season. They also won theAll-Pro first team, and lost just one game to EG in playoffs. 

Jasmie “Jazzyk1ns” Manankil – VALORANT

The women’s Cloud9 White roster is a champion of NA when it comes to VALORANT. C9 had acquired the FTW Summer Showdownwinners, MAJKL in October 2020. They went perfect again at the first VCT Game Changers event, beating every team in the open qualifier and the main event without dropping a map. They repeated as champions at Game Changers Two, only losing a single map to Shopify Rebellion during the open qualifiers.

Jazzyk1ns played more of a backseat role in the team’s Game Changers One victory but still finished in the top spot when the ACS and KD were looked at. Jazzyk1ns plays the duelist role permanently and has even added Sage into her agent lineup while giving a stellar performance at the Game Changers Two. There, she finished top five in ACS, KD, and first kills per round, ensuring that the team got therir second straight Game Changers win.

Jazzyk1ns and Cloud9 White will seek to go for the Game Changers three-peat at the next tournament that begins late September.

Joseph “Mango” Marquez – Super Smash Bros. Melee

Mango is one of the greatest Melee players of all tim. He is also considered to be one of the greatest of all times, and is one of the “Five Gods” who make up the Mount Rushmore of Melee, alongside Armada, Hungrybox, Mew2King, and PPMD.

Mango has been winning Melee events for over 10 years now, and became a part of the Cloud9 roster back in 2014. His rivalry with Armada is iconic, with 50 sets and over 200 games between two players considered the absolute best. They are also the only two players to ever win the Melee bracket at EVO twice. He’s also won MLG Anaheim and four different tournaments at The Big House. Not just this, they also have a huge collection of wins at other major and small tournaments.

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