It has been a busy League of Legends season for most of the team in North America, with many top-level organizations clearing houses and starting over with new rosters for 2022. Cloud9 is one such team and the team will head into next year. with a whole new lineup.
The team has officially revealed its starting lineup for the 2022 LCS Spring Split. Former Liiv Sandbox Summit top laner has joined former T1 Challengers AD carry Berserker. C9 also acquired Winsome, the 19-year-old Korean-American support who was a member of a Korean amateur team called Shadow Battlica in 2021.
In addition to the big hunts from across the pond, C9 is also moving top laner and NA rising star Fudge to mid to replace Perkz. The oldest player on the team is their MVP-winning jungler Blaber, who joined back in 2018. Isles Academy support is also making its way to the main roster as the sixth side. next to Winsome.
This is a big change for the organization after deciding to replace many background characters like Zven, Vulcan, and Perkz in the lineup. C9 has been one of the LCS’s top three organizations for years, but fans haven’t seen such a heavy commitment to imported Korean players in a long time. The last time the organization picked a player from the LCK was in 2016, when they signed Ray and Impact.
The past year has been pretty up and downhill for Cloud9 after making a big splash with the purchase of Perkz in 2021. Many considered them the LCS shooting champions, but after a rough couple of weeks, it’s clear that This team had some issues with the gameplay that prevented them from finding consistency throughout the seasons.
Cloud9 won the 2021 Mid-Season LCS, but was eliminated a little early at the Mid-Season Invitational. They struggled a bit more in the 2021 Summer Split, and then, lost to 100 Thieves in the knockout stages. However, their biggest feat this year came from the 2021 World Championship, where they were able to reach the knockout stages of the tournament by knocking out both China’s FunPlus Phoenix and Europe’s Rogue in the group that is said to be the Death of the event.
With more young talent and two experienced stars poised to lead them, C9 is ready for the future.
https://dotesports.com/league-of-legends/news/cloud9-2022-lcs-roster-fudge-roleswapping-mid-summit-berzerker-winsome Cloud9 Announces LCS 2022 roster with Fudge in mid lane, Summit, Berzerker, Winsome