Cloud9 gets disqualified from ESL One Major open quallifiers by MG.Trust
After a series of lacking matches at the open quallifiers for ESL One Los Angeles, Cloud9 has been officially eliminated from the qualifiers. The team had brought a new roster to compete at the open qualifiers. However, In their latest match against Motivade.Trust Gaming, they faced a crushing challenge. The game had ended 26-11 on MG.Trust’s side, kicking Cloud9 off the qualifiers.
Cloud9 previously left the professional Dota 2 scene two years ago. The last straw before team’s depertature was The International 2017. Cloud9 had finished the tournament at bottom of the leaderboards. When the team reappeared at the Dota Pro Circuit in Southeast Asian scene, they presented a new roster with some of the familiar names from previous Cloud9’s roster. The roster included support Johan “pieliedie” Åström and offlaner Rasmus “MISERY” Filipsen. However, there was a small problem in the roster. It was going to be the first time for pieliedie and MISERY in the Southeast Dota 2 scene. This led to be one of the reasons that the roster struggled in the open qualifiers. Cloud9 had underestimated other Southeast Asia Dota 2 teams in the tournament. The ultimate result was that the their new roster only won two games during their time at ESL One open qualifiers.
On the other hand, Motivade.Trust Gaming had a relatively moderate roster. The team had only Anurat “boombell” Praianun as an experienced player in the roster. Boombell started off his Dota 2 journey almost seven years ago. He has also played in teams like Signature.Trust and Alpha Red in SEA region as their support.
Cloud9 will be going back to the North American Dota 2 scene after their crushing loss. The team will have to train their new roster to get a chance in the upcoming EPICENTER open qualifiers. EPICENTER Major Open Qualifiers will be starting on May.