Cloud9 has officially announced it’s decision to leave the professional Dota 2 League once again and release it’s roster.
After 3 months of activity in the Dota 2 professional scene, Cloud9 has recently told their fans that they were dropping out their roster indefinitely. The team has been failing to see any success during their three months of competition. Cloud9 had started out with failing to pass the qualifiers for ESL One Los Angeles in the Southeast Asian region. They also failed to get into the first fourth spot at BTS Pro Series recently.
Cloud9 have had four tournaments during their short three month long run in the scene. Unfortunately, there was no improvement in any of the tournaments. The team never got into the top standings in their run. In their latest gig, they have lost to Evil Geniuses’ Dota 2 roster at BTS Pro Series, tying with business associates in the 5-6th spot.
Cloud9 said in a statement that they have now released all of their Dota 2 roster. The team told that they were free to join any other roster as they want. Cloud9 also thanked all of their members in their Dota 2 roster for their continued participating during the last three months. They hoped that the players would find success in the future of their journey.
The organisation had a different take on their drop out from the Dota 2 scene. Often when teams leave the scene, they choose to move to passive position, benching their players to inactive positions until further notice. However, Cloud9 gave the complete freedom to all their roster to go to any other organisation as they wished. The team has also released Rolen “Skemberlu” Ong and Cheng “vtFαded” Jia Hao from the inactive roster. The team had benched Skemberlu very recently, while vtFαded has been sitting in the inactive roster for the past month.
Cloud9 in Dota 2
Cloud9’s decision to completely release their Dota 2 roster seems to point out that they have abandoned all of their plans to make a debut this year. The organisation had brought their Cloud9 roster back from former players after two years of absence in the Dota 2 scene. However, after failing the second time, it might be a while for the organisation to make another comeback.
Dota 2 scene in the North American region is often seen as one of the lesser competitive scenes compared to other regions. The region also holds only two seeds for The International every year. Evil Geniuses keeps a strong stance in the top spot for one of those seeds. The second seed however is a heated battle between business associates, CR4ZY, and Quincy Crew. If Cloud9 ever reappears in the Dota 2 scene, they will have to battle their way for the second spot to get a seed for The International.