Cloud9's win at the Eleague Boston Major was a huge one, for the team and North American Counter-Strike in general. Broadcast house Beyond The Summit sat the team down, less than a month later, to rewatch a reel of its finest moments and talk over them.
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On the last day of the 2015 League of Legends World Championship group stage, European pro player Fabian "Febiven" Diepstraten said in an interview that he expected American team Cloud9 to lose their match that was about to begin. Star C9 player Hai "Hai" Du Lam responded by flipping him off. That cost Hai $772. Rekt?
The first round of the League of Legends World Championships ended on a somber note today for fans of the game's burgeoning North American region. The NA team Cloud9 lost all their games today, officially ending their and the entire region's hopes of making a real dent in the 2015 Worlds tournament. Ah well.
With numbers often comes power. That's at least the logic behind the creation of the latest union featuring several of Europe's most prominent and recognisable (but not all) professional gaming teams. But in a letter sent to eSports organisers, and since released to the public, the union has outlined some demands that seem a little detached from reality.
Hai Lam, the team captain and accomplished player for the North American League of Legends eSports team Cloud9, has been pushed into retirement due to a longstanding wrist injury. While Hai said that he'll stay on in C9 as its "Chief Gaming Officer", his departure comes at a critical time for his beleaguered team.