posted by EskayDota,
Post-TI is well known as the time of big changes to rosters. Teams disband, players retire and squads shuffle. This year, the well-known Western team world Cloud9 have announced that they will part ways with their current roster. The organisation has stated that they will remain in Dota 2, suggesting they will have a squad before the majors. Yes, Cloud9 will remain in #Dota2. I'll miss our old team but I'm excited to create our new squad. TY EE, Misery, Fata, Bone, & BigDaddy!— Jack Etienne (@CLOUD9_Jack) August 14, 2015
[h3]Jack Etienne, Cloud 9's owner, commenting on the future of C9's Dota team

The news was first broken on stream, as position 5 support, dk Rasmus 'rASmus' Fillipsen, stated that the roster would not be staying together. Comment then came from Conrad "QuantumPope" Janzen, the squad's manager, who thanked the players for giving him one of his favourite years in eSports.

It would be unfair to say that the disband comes after a string of poor performances, as throughout the year Cloud 9 have looked like a strong force, and have always been considered a favourable contender in major competitions. However, with this in mind, Cloud 9 have failed to finish first in a single competition this year, securing only one 2nd place finish, and two 3rd place finishes in 2015.

[i]MiSeRy for n0tail; C9 finished 9-12th at TI5. Image courtesy of VK.


The team finished 9-12th at TI5, acquiring a hefty $221k for themselves. The roster had been together since the 5th of January, which happens to be 220 days since the addition of n0tail and MiSeRy. We dont have any indication of where the players will end up next. ca Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao has stated that he will most likely be playing the carry role for whichever team he joins next, however there is the potential of seeing him transition into a support role.

[i]According to, EE was 2 games off of playing 500 for the team.


Cloud 9 parts ways with their roster. Where would you like to see the players at the majors?

ca Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao
de Adrian 'Fata' Trinks
ro Armand 'bOne7' Pittner
dk Johan 'BigDaddyN0tail' Sundstein
dk Rasmus 'rASmus' Fillipsen