With the 2020 Academy season fast approaching Cloud9 is the latest team to announce its full player and coaching roster for the 2020 Academy split.
The side has added a number of new player’s to its roster with recent Scouting Grounds jungler Rami “Inori” Charagh caught the eye of the Cloud9 coaching staff when his side took the Scouting Grounds Championship. The side has also picked up former Golden Guardians Academy mid Cristian “Palafox” Palafox who finished second at last year’s Academy season.
C9 has also added former Mammoth ADC Calvin “k1ng” Truong and top Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami who most recently played at the Worlds Play-In Stage. Cloud9 will also retain support David “Diamond” Bérubé with Cloud9 moving 2019 coaching staff Yeujin “Reignover” Kim and Minseong” Rapidstar” Joeng to the Cloud9 Academy Head Coach and Assistant Coach roles respectively.
Yeujin "Reignover" Kim, Cloud9 Academy Head Coach, had this to say about his roster: “We had a very strong showing in our most recent split and we’re all eager to continue that success this year. Our new players are excited to make C9 proud and we’re thrilled to have Diamond as our veteran presence. This will be a great year!”
The full 2020 Cloud9 Academy roster is as follows:
Top - Fudge
Jungler - Inori
Mid - Palafox
ADC - k1ng
Support - Diamond
Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO & Owner added: “There’s always an electricity to bringing in new talent, and it’s a feeling that sparks both motivation and growth. Our roster and staff have a deep knowledge and commitment of the game and we’re all itching to kick things off once again.”
Cloud9 Academy will be one of the first four matches show when the 2020 Academy Split gets underway on January 25th as part of the new LCS & Academy format when they take on Team Liquid Academy during the first Academy Rush event.