Cloud9 just announced that they are returning to scene Dota 2 after 2 years of absence. The roster recently began testing his skills at the ESL One Los Angeles Major SEA Open Qualifiers. However, they did not make it to the Closed Qualifiers after being eliminated by Motivade.Trust Gaming.
Unfortunately, Cloud9 only won 2 matches before being defeated by MG.Trust. The team from Thailand is filled with local star players who were gathered by Anurat “boombell” Praianun, a veteran support from Thailand who succeeded in repatriating the debut of Cloud9’s new roster.
Previously, Cloud9 had been on hiatus for a long time in the competitive realm of Dota 2 since 2017. The team even has a long-standing relationship with controversial player Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao, which makes him a controversial skilled player due to frequent misplay with his playing record.
Cloud9’s new roster is filled by two veteran players, namely Rasmus “MISERY” Filipsen and Johan “pieliedie” Åström, who have filled two slots along with several SEA players but have yet to prove their talents. This is also the reason Cloud9 has to start the 2019-20 Dota Pro Circuit at the SEA Open Qualifiers. But unfortunately, starting from a lower tier SEA team is a difficult challenge for this team based in North America.
Cloud9 is not the only major team that failed to qualify for the ESL One Los Angeles SEA Closed Qualifiers. Teams like T1 and PG. Baraccx also failed to qualify for the Closed Qualifiers even though they were filled by players who had often crossed the globe in the competitive world of Dota 2 in SEA.
Currently, what Cloud9 has to do is start to clean up before moving regions. The new roster will return to North America and compete in the EPICENTER NA Open Qualifiers in May 2020. Well, Cloud9 Dota 2 fans seem to have to be more patient waiting for this team to come back with a solid roster and a stunning performance.