Showing posts with label C9. Show all posts
Showing posts with label C9. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Trouble with Hai

Is it Time for Cloud9's Mid to Move On?

Photo courtesy of Riot Esports

by Patrick Garren

Since the acquisition of Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi from Quantic Gaming on May 23rd 2013, Cloud9 have had the exact same roster. They didn't actually "acquire" Sneaky from Quantic either - they WERE Quantic. Sponsorship issues led to their reformation as Cloud9. Founder and Team Captain, mid-lander Hai “Hai” Lam, chose the name Cloud9 because he believed that professional gaming should be about being happy. But Cloud 9 is the last place they were at the beginning of the 2015 Spring Split, when they saw themselves in a spot they hadn't seen since they made it into the LCS: last place. Read more...

Monday, April 21, 2014

Cloud 9 Reigns over the NA LCS


Celebrating their win beneath a shower of glittering confetti, Cloud 9 looked happy. Not ecstatic. Not Overjoyed. Just...happy. Because long before the third game of their NA Championship series vs TSM ended, they knew they had it in the bag. The raucous jubilation that usually comes with a hard fought victory will have to wait for the teams in relegation. Having eyed the throne all season with an assortment of swords and poisons in their bags, Cloud 9 quietly disposed of all fake kings and seized the NA Kingdom, undaunted by the chants of the masses - and now, all TSM fans can do is bow to them and recognize their serfdom.

Grats Cloud 9...and hail to the kings, baby!


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Wild Turtle enjoys a beverage backstage before their match vs Cloud 9.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

NA LCS W10D2 Sun, March 30th

Today's Matches: 

1. Counter Logic Gaming vs XDG
2. Curse vs Team SoloMid
3. Cloud 9 HyperX vs Team Dignitas
4. Evil Geniuses vs Team Coast


C9 have tied TSM for first place. Can they steal it away? 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

NA LCS W9D2 Sun, Mar. 23rd

Today's Matches: 

1. Team SoloMid vs Team Dignitas
2. Team Coast vs counter Logic Gaming
3. XDG vs Curse
4. Cloud 9 HyperX vs Evil Geniuses

TSM and C9 continue their neck and neck battle for first place in the NA LCS.


Meteos...Streamlined...

Saturday, March 22, 2014

NA LCS W9D1 Saturday, Mar. 22nd

Today's Matches: 

1. Team SoloMid vs XDG
2. Curse vs Team Dignitas
3. Team Coast vs Cloud 9 HyperX
4. Evil Geniuses vs Counter Logic Gaming

Hello LCS friends! So...Let us call this what it is: A day full of underdogs getting a crack at upsets. There could be some stunning victories. There could be some complete annihilations. There could be some really bad puns. In fact, I'm sure of that last part. But the most important thing is, after a week of seeing no one but C9 at IEM...we're ready for some hardcore NA action!!



Saturday, March 15, 2014

IEM World Championship Saturday, March 15th

Today's Matches: 

1. Fnatic vs Invictus Gaming (w- Fnatic)
2. Gambit v Team WE (w- Gambit)
3. Azubu Taipei Assassins vs Gambit (w- Gambit)

4. Semifinal #1  Fnatic v Cloud 9 HyperX (w- Fnatic)
5. Semifinal #2  Gambit v KT Rolster Bullets (w- KTB)





Tuesday, March 11, 2014

IEM World Championship Friday, March 14th


Today's Matches

1. Invictus Gaming Vs Fnatic (A) 
2. KT Rolster Bullets vs Millenium (A)
3. Winners Match Group A 
4. Losers Match Group A
5. Gambit Gaming vs AZUBU Taipei Assassins (B)
6. Cloud 9 HyperX vs Team WE (B)
7. Winners Match Group B 
8. Losers Match Group B


Oh hai..remember us? 

Saturday, March 8, 2014

NA LCS W8D2 Sat, March 8 SUPER WEEK

Today's Matches: 

1. Team SoloMid vs Counter Logic Gaming
2. Evil Geniuses vs XDG
3. Cloud 9 HyperX vs Curse
4. Team SoloMid vs Evil Geniuses
5. XDG vs Team Coast
6. Team Dignitas vs Cloud 9 HyperX


Cloud 9 continues to chase TSM for First Place.


TSM continues to win! 


Will anything change that today? 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

NA LCS W8D1 Fri, March 7 SUPER WEEK

Today's Matches : 

1. Evil Geniuses vs Cloud 9 HyperX
2. Team Coast vs Team SoloMid
3. Counter Logic Gaming vs Team Dignitas
4. Curse vs XDG
5. Team Coast vs Team Dignitas

Ready for an exciting weekend of great LCS action, NA Fans? :)


Sunday, March 2, 2014

NA LCS W7D2 Sun, March 2

Today's Matches:

1. Cloud 9 HyperX vs Team SoloMid
2. Evil Geniuses vs Dignitas
3. XDG vs Counter Logic Gaming
4. Curse vs Team Coast

The C9 / TSM game is definitely the headliner...but I'm also curious to see if XDG and Coast can continue their winning streaks. You realize...it's possible XDG could end this day NOT in last place...because they are now getting SheePR! Will CLG get fleeced? :P
                                         

After ewe...



Saturday, March 1, 2014

NA LCS W7D1 Sat, March 1

Today's Matches: 

1. XDG vs Cloud 9 HyperX  
2. Counter Logic Gaming vs Curse 
3. Team Dignitas vs Team SoloMid 
4. Team Coast vs Evil Geniuses  

There's no reason to suspect the 3-11 XDG won't continue to hemorrhage in their match vs the far superior C9, and a C9 win will put a bit more heat on TSM to win their match vs Dignitas. A TSM win will also be good for CLG, who are trying to hold on to their third place spot.Their match vs Curse is somewhat of a toss-up - CLG have the stronger record but Curse has posted near identical stats to them in terms of KDA and gold gains. For the fourth game, I believe Evil Geniuses will ride their two game winning streak to a victory vs Coast, but I don't believe ZionSpartan and the boys will make it easy for them.


 Also...I do think ZionSpartan will shut down Innox top..so there's that.. :P 


Sunday, February 23, 2014

NA LCS W6D2 Sun, February 23

Today's Matches: 

1. Cloud 9 HyperX vs Evil Geniuses
2. Team SoloMid vs Curse
3. Team Coast vs Counter Logic Gaming
4. Dignitas vs XDG

C9 is hunting for that #1 slot...can TSM hold them off? 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

W6D1 NA LCS Sat, February 22nd

Today's Matches: 

1. Team Dignitas vs Evil Geniuses

2. Team SoloMid vs Team Coast
3. Curse vs Cloud 9 HyberX
4. Counter Logic Gaming vs XDG

Game 1 is a particularly interesting match up, Fangirls, because it pits our first and third place winners against our second place winner in the 'Cutest Pro NA Poll' contest. 

So which cute pro will come out on top? 


And which one will go down while trying to hide in the bushes from a relentless hail of bullets?  

Sunday, February 16, 2014

NA LCS W5D2 SUN, FEBRUARY 16th

Today's Matches:

1. XDG vs Curse
2. Cloud 9 HyperX vs Dignitas
3. Evil Geniuses vs Team Coast
4. Counter Logic Gaming vs Team SoloMid


Who would dare kill this adorable man? 



or this cute little hamster? 



Saturday, February 15, 2014

NA LCS W5D1 SAT, FEBRUARY 15


Today's Matches: 

1. Counter Logic Gaming vs Cloud 9 HyperX
2. Evil Geniuses vs Curse
3. Team Coast vs XDG
4. Team SoloMid vs Dignitas

I really wish Coast would win this week..it's one thing to be in the basement..it's another thing to be in the basement with a 2-8 record and seriously dismal KDA's. 


Sunday, February 9, 2014

NA LCS W4D2 Sunday, Feb 9

Today's Matches:

1. Counter Logic Gaming vs Evil Geniuses
2. Curse vs Team SoloMid
3. Cloud 9 HyperX vs Team Coast
4. XDG vs Team Dignitas


Coming off a strong win vs Dignitas yesterday, can Curse crack TSM's kevlar-coated armor?


Who do YOU Support?

Saturday, February 8, 2014

NA LCS W4D1 Saturday, Feb 8

Today's Matches: 

1. Cloud 9 HyperX vs XDG
2. Team Dignitas vs Team Coast
3. Evil Geniuses vs Team SoloMid
4. Curse vs Team Dignitas

Following a week off, third place Dignitas is back in the game with two important matches. 


Can they top the competition? 

Friday, January 31, 2014

NA Spring Split W3D1 Sat, February 1

Today's Matches: 

1. Team SoloMid vs XDG

2. Team Coast vs Cloud9
3. Curse vs Counter Logic Gaming
4. Evil Geniuses vs Cloud9 

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Sunday, January 19, 2014

NA Spring Split W1D3 Sunday, January 19

Today's Matches 

1. Counter Logic Gaming vs Curse
2. Dignitas vs Cloud 9 HyperX
3. Team Coast vs Evil Geniuses
4. Team SoloMid vs Curse
5. XDG vs Team Coast

Games start at 3:00pm EST