Eliana Bollati
Eliana Bollati
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Dota 2: Cloud9 announce their return to competitive Dota 2

Cloud9's new Dota 2 roster pose facing the camera with arms folded across their chests
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Cloud9 are back and their new roster includes MISERY, vtFaded and pieliedie.


After two years without a Dota 2 roster, Cloud9 are making a comeback.

The organization dropped the announcement on Twitter this morning, and their new roster is no joke. With veterans of the scene like Rasmus ‘MISERY' Filipsen, and Johan ‘pieliedie' Åström joining forces with talented new comers like Jia Hao ‘vtFaded' Cheng and Rolen ‘skem' Ong. Francis ‘FLee' Lee rounds out the teams roster, he's also something of a veteran, competing professionally since 2015.

The squad certainly boasts plenty of competitive LAN experience. MISERY was most recently playing for Chaos Esports Club, while vtFaded was a part of EHOME until late last year. FLee was last last playing on the NA squad Demon Slayers. While skem had been making waves in the SEA scene for Neon Esports.

“Ever since departing the Dota 2 space in 2017 we’ve been keeping an eye on finding the best time to re-enter and I’m glad to say it’s finally arrived.” Said Cloud9 CEO and Owner, Jack Etienne, “These players have had success across the world and everyone here is looking forward to what they’ll do as a team.”

We last saw Cloud9 compete at The International 2017, where they fell to Team Empire in the first round of the lower bracket. It will be interesting to see how the new roster will mix. This just might be the right recipe for Cloud9's triumphant return to the game.

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According to the announcement, Cloud9 will represent the NA region at upcoming competitions, but they'll start out their journey playing in the SEA region.

Here's a look at Cloud9's new Dota 2 roster;

  • Rolen ‘skem' Ong
  • Jia Hao ‘vtFaded' Cheng
  • Rasmus ‘MISERY' Filipsen
  • Francis ‘FLee' Lee
  • Johan ‘pieliedie' Åström

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