Cloud9 Cloud9 North America Rank #9 has announced the roster of Cloud9 Korea Cloud9 Korea Inactive , an all-Korean roster that will compete in Korean competitions. The roster features multiple players who were previously played professionally in other games, most notably in Overwatch, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and Apex Legends.
The team has signed former Overwatch League players Munchkin and Bazzi , as well as former Apex Legends player Moothie . The team is rounded out by former PUBG players Try and DoYa . They will be coached by Autumn , who previously coached for OGN Entus Ace in PUBG.
This will be Cloud9's second Valorant roster as they will continue to field their North American squad. They are the second organization to field both North American and Korean rosters, the first being T1 T1 Korea Rank #2 when they signed T1 Korea T1 Korea Inactive .
Cloud9 are no strangers to fielding rosters in multiple regions at once. At one time the organization operated both a European and a Korean Overwatch roster at once, the latter becoming part of their Overwatch League roster when the league formed.
Munchkin and Bazzi both dropped out of the Overwatch League during the 2020 season. Munchkin continued to play Overwatch in Overwatch Contenders following his departure from the Boston Uprising in March until he retired from Overwatch entirely in July. Bazzi has not competed in Overwatch since leaving the Hangzhou Spark and retiring in May. Both were DPS players.
DoYa, Try, and Autumn move over to Valorant following careers in the PUBG scene. Notably, DoYa placed forth in the PUBG Global Championship 2019 on OGN Entus Force, the same event Autumn coached sister team OGN Entus Ace. DoYa would continue to play with DAMWON before leaving the team in June of this year to pursue Valorant.
While Try never played in the Overwatch League, he competed in OGN's APEX series prior to the formation of the league. He played flex support for his team, ROX Orcas. He last played Overwatch competitively in 2017 and his PUBG career began afterwards.
Cloud9 has not yet announced the debut tournament for their new Korean squad.