Cloud9 has signed the former Imperial Dota 2 roster who placed in the top four at DreamLeague and narrowly missed out on the Boston Major.
The team left the Imperial organisation at the start of December, with the team owner saying they had got a better offer they couldn’t compete with. That offer came from major US organization Cloud9.
The new Cloud9 roster includes, Marcus "Ace" Hoelgaard, Jon "13abyKnight" Andersen, Mikki "HesteJoe-Rotten" Junget, Danny "Noia" Junget and Christopher "Ryze" Winther.
"Dota 2 is and will continue be a top esports title for the foreseeable future," said Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne when speaking to Red Bull. "Cloud9 is always looking to participate in the most exciting and relevant esports titles."
"I think [Cloud9] saw potential and good results," added Jon "BabyKnight" Andersen. "We are a team that will stick together even when times are tough. Every team has issues and the easy thing to do is to throw in the towel, look for another team or just quit altogether. Sticking together and learning from your mistakes, not being too hard on one another but instead looking inwards and improving as a player and a human being is what sets apart good teams from the best."