With their brand new Dota 2 lineup, Cloud 9 will represent North America from now on.
On a Facebook post made by Theeban "1437" Siva (ex Team Secret coach) he announces that he will be leading the new line-up for Cloud 9. The organization decided to pick up Dark Horse, a team that recently participated in the ESL One NY open qualifiers and managed to advance to the main qualifiers.
With their new squad, both the organization and 1437 are aiming to revitalize the NA Dota 2 scene as the new captain declares: “The institution of the majors is hoped to introduce a mechanism and incentive for stability, but to many it will seem like every NA team formed by that September 5th deadline is a resurrection of rosters that have been tried before[…] I am looking to change this approach to NA Dota by bringing in a few fresh faces to reinvigorate the scene.”
Cloud 9’s new line-up is a mix of familiar faces, like Braxon “Brax” Paulson, Arif “MSS” Anwarand, and a couple of newcomers into the competitive scene.
Ravi 'Ritsu' Kodippili -carry
Braxon 'Brax' Paulson - mid
Arif 'MSS ' Anwar -offlane
SVG - support 4
Theeban '1437' Siva - support 5 (captain)
Chase 'Loomdun' Stearns – coach and substitute