Video: The Rise of Cloud9 White — Valorant's First Dynasty
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VALORANT has its first dynasty. A team unmatched in aggression, power and confidence. A team that has dominated the competition, winning tournament after tournament.

A team called Cloud9 White.

Cloud9 White are an unstoppable force in the women’s VALORANT scene. In all of the VALORANT Champions Tour Game Changers series, they are undefeated. They’ve faced challenges, but have risen to each and every one of them.

The Rise of Cloud9 White

Before they were Cloud9 White, Jasmie “Jazzyk1ns” Manankil, Alexis “alexis” Guarrasi , Katsumi, Annie “AnnieDro” Roberts, and Melanie “meL” Capone came together in June of 2020 to form a little orgless VALORANT team called MAJKL.

Two years before the launch of VALORANT, MeL worked as an observer for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments, an experience that translated well into her job on MAJKL as in game leader. Just three months after MAJKL’s formation, they made their way to the FTW Summer Showdown, Ignition Series’ All Women Invitational. And, they were already as a squad to be reckoned with.

MAJKL tore through the competition. They won the event but, more importantly, earned the attention of a number of esports organizations, including NA esports giant Cloud9. This made them the first all-women roster to be signed by a major organization. And, with the support provided by Cloud9, the team strived to reach the next level under the moniker Cloud9 White.

Soon, C9 White were scrimming and competing against any team they could, while developing a reputation for their confidence. As the VALORANT Champions Tour started up, C9 White brought in ace Jett player Kaitlin “Keiti” Boop on a trial basis before eventually moving to a six-person roster. With their new teammate in tow, C9 White ventured into Riot Games’ new all-women tournament series VCT Game Changers. 

Experience The Rise of Cloud9 White by watching the video above or heading to Upcomer’s YouTube channel.

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