The Cloud9 team was formed in early 2013 and entered their first tournament in June that year, with the North American League of Legends Championship Series (LCS). They won their debut event with a 5 – 0 victory, thereby immediately cementing their reputation as a top-contender in the LoL eSports circuits. As they grew they branched out to form teams in other communities, including PUBG, CS:GO, Hearthstone, Overwatch and Apex Legends.
The Cloud9 team were ranked #1 On Forbes’ list of top 12 of 2018’s World’s most Valuable Esports Companies. Their success has attracted many noteworthy partners, including Microsoft in May 2019. They also currently boast a staff of over 70 employees, excluding their pro-players. Former Cloud9 team members include Shroud and Tarik.