In the , despite placing first in the round robin, they took second place overall, losing to in the 2-3. They defeated 2-0, 2-1, and then 3-0 to win the tournament. Still, going into Week 9, C9 had clinched playoffs and remained tied for first, and needed only a single victory in the final week to clinch themselves a playoff bye. In the knockout stage, they matched up against of the. Bunny FuFuu Michael Kurylo Status Streamer, Youtuber Born August 23, 1996 22 years old Nationality American Current team Role Support Games Professional career??? The team performed poorly for the first five weeks of the split and replaced Meteos with Hai going into the sixth week. For the first seven weeks of the split, Bunny FuFuu and Smoothie shared the support role, but after that point Bunny stepped down to a substitute and streaming role, and Smoothie became the full-time starter.
The series was expected to be close, but Dignitas shocked the world by taking the first two games off of Cloud9 to put them one game away from advancing. In the , or the gauntlet, Cloud9 faced and defeated both EnVyUs and Immortals to qualify for the for the fourth consecutive year. By Week 5 C9 were in tenth place. However, helped by having the easiest remaining schedule of any team, C9 won their final six games to finish fourth.
The team equaled its spring record with a 12-6 finish, again securing the third seed into the. However, the team seemed to hit a speed bump in the next few weeks, posting 1-1 records in weeks 5 through 8, with Licorice beginning to struggle as the top lane meta shifted towards tanks. However, Cloud9's luck ran out there, as they lost the next two games and were eliminated, ending their Worlds journey. My favorite memory is probably qualifying for worlds, my entire team was just shocked and surprised we made it.
What was the biggest surprise in playing the role competitively for the first time? At the , Cloud9 once again had to make it through the stage. Cloud 9 for life, right guys? However, just a few weeks later the roster would once again become Cloud9 with previous manager Jack Etienne becoming their manager and owner of the team. On July 17, 2016 Bunny FuFuu announced that he would be stepping down from C9's roster in order to become a full-time streamer. With high hopes, C9 went straight into the S3 Championship quarterfinals for being the North American champions. The team later decided to stay together, although Nientonsoh and Yazuki did leave, causing a large roster change. At the first international pre-season tournament, in November, Cloud9 received a bye into the second round and competed against of Russia.
So it makes it harder for me to do things on my own. Cloud9 made no changes in the midseason, but began the Summer Split inconsistently. In the Semifinals, C9 lost 0-3 to. More mid laners and top laners are running ignite instead of Teleport now, this is good. Rush debuted with the team at , where they were eliminated in the first round by. Â How did you enjoy your time as Jungle, though limited it may be? In the offseason, Cloud9 made two roster changes.
History Pre-Season 3 During the off-season, the organization fell into financial distress and shut down operations, leaving the League of Legends team without a sponsor once again. Season 3 On April 1, the Cloud9 roster of , , , and was picked up by Quantic Gaming. I think this system is nice because it lowers the stress level a lot and for us specifically, it helps alleviate my wrist issues that I still have. How has the team been adapting to the addition of Rush? Soon after the spring finals, Hai announced his retirement from professional play, citing his wrist injuries and the fact that his support carry playstyle was not viable anymore as reasons for his retirement; however, he would remain with the Cloud9 organization as their Chief Gaming Officer.
What is your favorite support champion or lane combo to play as? Who do you rate as the strongest, based on current rosters? For the second year in a row, Cloud9 were the only North American team to make it out of groups. Hai shifted from jungle to mid, and the team tried out new junglers and top laners in online competitions. How are you enjoying support so far? With the introduction of the preseason patch, a lot has changed. You can find him getting caught out in the depths of solo queue, or on Â talking about eSports.
Both top laners departed and were replaced by rookie , while was replaced by former jungler. For all my fans out there, thank you for sticking by my side through thick and thin. How has it been playing with BunnyFuFu and a two support system? After losing the first game despite opening up an early lead, C9 won the next two games to put them one win away from becoming the first North American team ever to advance to the semifinals of Worlds. Gambit defeated Cloud9 2-0, marking their second immediate exit from an international tournament.