returns to Dota
During the 2014 and 2015 seasons of Dota Cloud9 was a crowd favorite, featuring players like Kurtis "Aui_2000" Ling, Johan "pieliedie" Åström, WehSing "SingSing" Yuen, Johan "N0tail" Sundstein, and last (but certainly not least) Jacky "EternaLEnVy" Mao. After a dissapointing performance at The International 2015, where the team did not win a single game on the main stage, the legendary Dota squad of Cloud 9 was no more. After a shortlived experiment with an all-american lineup Cloud 9 withdrew from the competative scene. Until today.
It has been rumoured for some time that Cloud9 would get back into Dota and that the team they had in mind was the all Danish squad "The Imperial". And today they finally announced that the rumours were, indeed, true. Effictive immidiately the team will pick up the former Imperial squad, captained by Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard.
"Dota 2 is and will continue be a top esports title for the foreseeable future," Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne said. "Cloud9 is always looking to participate in the most exciting and relevant esports titles."
The new Cloud9 Dota 2 divison will be:
Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard
Jon "13abyKnight" Andersen
Mikki "HesteJoe-Rotten" Junget
Danny "Noia" Junget
Christopher "Ryze" Winther