Cloud9 reveals 2020 LCS Academy roster
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Esports organization Cloud9 has announced its 2020 LCS Academy roster. The League of Legends pros playing for the roster will include Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami, Rami “Inori” Charagh, Cristian “Palafox” Palafox, Calvin “k1ng” Truong, and David “Diamond” Bérubé. While Fudge’s main role will be a top laner, Inori is set to be the team’s jungler. Palafox will be at mid lane, while k1ng will take on the ADC role and Diamond will play as support.

As for the head coach, that role will be held by Yeujin “Reignover” Kim. Minseong “Rapidstar” Joeng will serve as the assistant head coach.

The players of Cloud9 Academy

The players in Cloud9’s 2020 LCS Academy roster boast their own achievements when it comes to League of Legends. Fudge and k1ng, for instance, helped team Mammoth to reach the Worlds 2019 Play-In stage. Inori helped ANEW Esports win take home the gold in the 2019 Scouting Grounds Circuit Finals. Palafox helped his previous team, Golden Guardians Academy, set a 14-4 record and take home the silver in Riot’s 2019 NA Academy League summer season.

“There’s always an electricity to bringing in new talent, and it’s a feeling that sparks both motivation and growth,” Jack Etienne, Cloud9’s CEO and owner, said. “Our roster and staff have a deep knowledge and commitment of the game and we’re all itching to kick things off once again.”

Diamond has been with Cloud9 in the past, and he helped them achieve a 15-3 record within the team league.

“We had a very strong showing in our most recent split and we’re all eager to continue that success this year,” Reignover said. “Our new players are excited to make C9 proud and we’re thrilled to have Diamond as our veteran presence. This will be a great year!”

Cloud9 plans to reveal more information about the start of the season. Fans and players can join in on the esports organization’s official Discord server for updates as well.

Amy Chen is an esports journalist and enthusiast who specializes in in-depth interviews and breaking news. A University of Toronto and Humber College graduate, she is passionate about building up the Canadian esports industry. Her current favorite games are Hearthstone and Heroes of the Storm, and she has always had a soft spot for World of Warcraft!