Cloud9, commonly referred to as one of the most popular Esports team of all time regardless of which game they take part in, has just recently released a statement in which they announced their new League of Legends roster and we do have to say, it’s even better than we thought it could be.
Despite the fact that they have officially given up on getting Perkz, they have made some rather interesting choices which are more than worth the price of admission to say the least.
Cloud9 used to be known for its veteran player roster, this being made up of the team consisting of Vulkan, Perkz and Zven, but as they’re looking to spruce things up and bring in a whole new set of skills to the playfield they appear to have gone mad by getting two Korean imports and Robert “Blaber” Huang sticking to it as the support and getting the job done through the jungle while Jonah “Isles” Rosario is more than willing to join in from the Academy to take up the Support role with Kim “Winsome” Dong-keon.
The two aforementioned Korean players are none other than Liiv Sandbox toplaner Park “Summit” Woo-tae and T1 Kim “Berserker” Min-cheol.
But hey, we’re not done there as they also stated that Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami will be swapped down to midlane to change things around and make their team composition even stranger than ever before. We have definitely seen a lot of strange things in League of Legends pro teams but this is by far the most insane one.
The main reason behind these changes is most definitely the fact that throughout the last season they’ve been very much off their rocker for the most part. We have known of Cloud9 to be one of the top teams in the game but they’ve really been messing around too much and just losing a whole lot more than we’re used to seeing from them.
They did actually make the great choice of getting the midlaner Luka “Perkz” Perkovic from G2 Esports which has made for a great choice on the long run but before they could celebrate, they immediately saw themselves fall flat in MSI.
After that point things only got worse and worse for them as they continued to get bad results in Summer, to the point where they were forced to play things out for the sake of retaining the last spot in Worlds which is no laughing matter.
Luckily, they did make it through the Play-Ins there, they even managed to take out FPX of all teams but their success was again cut down shortly after when they were pulled out of the tournament during their first round.
It’s definitely clear to us and everyone else watching them that they’ve seen better days in the past but hopefully with this new roster they’re ready to show the world yet again why they’re usually referred to as one of the best professional teams in the world.