Cloud9 returns to Dota 2 after more than two years away
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Popular esports organization Cloud9 is returning to Dota 2 with a new roster. Cloud9 first entered the Dota 2 scene back in February of 2014. The organization had several iterations of its roster, including a North American team in 2015 and a Denmark team in 2017. Now, more than two years after they left the Dota 2 pro scene, they are returning with a new squad.

Returning members of Cloud9 Dota 2

Johan “Pieliedie” Åström and Rasmus “Misery” Filipsen will both make a return to the Cloud 9 team. Pieliedie and Misery competed under the Cloud9 banner back in the early stages of the roster. Pieliedie was part of Cloud9 for both of their runs at the International in 2014 and 2017. Cloud9’s best run at The International was with their 2014 roster, where they managed to place 5th/6th.

Misery, on the other hand, was part of the team during their run at The International in 2015, where the team competed far below expectations. Misery, however, managed to place 2nd at The International in 2016 alongside his new team, Wings Gaming.

New faces for the organization

One of the new Cloud9 players is none other than Rolen Andrei Gabriel “Skem” Ong. Skem is one of the best up-and-coming players in the Dota 2 scene. Alongside his former team, Neon Esports, he has reached 1st place in three tournaments since he joined them in September 2019. The biggest victory of Skem to date is his performance in the Asia Dota 2 Master League Season 1. There he led his team to victory against some of the best teams Asia has to offer.

The final two new members of the roster are Jia Hao “Vtfaded” Cheng and Francis “Flee” Lee. Vtfaded is an up-and-coming Dota 2 player from Malaysia. Recently, he competed at the MDL Chengdu Major in China alongside the EHOME roster. Flee, on the other hand, is just coming off a second place in the Dreamleague Season 12. Flee and his team, Demon Slayers, managed to win $60,000 for their performance.

Also joining the new Cloud9 roster is the former manager of the Demon Slayers organization. Kunal Patel will assist the leading team manager, Ysabel “Noukky” Müller. Noukky has been part of the Cloud9 organization since 2018 and was previously the manager of British Hurricane, Cloud9’s Overwatch team.

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