North American esports organization Cloud9 has officially welcomed its newest top-laner to its 2020-2021 roster. Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami is taking over Eric “Licorice” Ritchie’s lane, as the team bids farewell to one of its long time members.
Cloud9’s announcement is nothing short of a surprise, as rumors have been going rampant throughout social media for the past week. To follow up on Licorice’s departure, the team planned to bring in developing talent from the Academy roster. The Australian League of Legends professional shared his excitement over the deal and will be joining the team for the upcoming Spring Split.
Asserting dominance is not an easy task… But this player showed more than that. After 2 Academy titles, Ibrahim has proven he is ready to take over NA.
Welcome to the LCS, @Fudgecakey!
— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) October 30, 2020
A history of wins
As a pro player, Fudge has an impressive track record. His history begins with joining Intuition as a member of the Oceanic Challenger Series. In 2019, he played for MAMMOTH Academy, quickly being promoted to the MAMMOTH roster due to his highly ranked performance. Soon after, he joined Cloud9 Academy earlier this January.
Additionally, he’s reaching top placement almost consistently. His achievements include winning 1st place three times in the OPL and helping MAMMOTH qualify for Worlds in 2019. Although his team had an early elimination in Worlds, his overall talent during that time frame still made a mark.
The team has won nothing but first place in both Spring and Summer seasons ever since Fudge joined its roster.
Excited for what’s to come
Jack Etienne, CEO of Cloud9, shared his thoughts on Fudge’s new role on the team. “Fudge has shown enormous potential from the moment we picked him up,” he said. “Not only is he a mechanically proficient player but he fits our team culture perfectly.” Additionally, Jonathan Tran, League of Legends’ General Manager, added that he’s enjoyed watching Fudge develop as a player, and looks forward to his future performance in Cloud9.
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