Dota 2 fans will be disheartened to know that one of the biggest esports organizations in the world has decided to drop their Dota 2 roster. That’s right, Cloud9 recently announced that they have parted ways with their roster and all team members are now available to get hired by other organizations. While this may come as a surprise to some, others knew this was going to happen considering the team’s performance. Although fans will miss seeing their favorite team play, this had to be done.
Cloud9 Drops Dota 2 Roster
In a statement posted by Ysabel Noukky Muller, he claimed that it was great working with all players and that he wants to thank them for being professional throughout the time. As per him, the players followed their visions and the company values. He also mentioned that he’s confident each player will find success as they progress in their careers.
Today Cloud9 steps back from Dota 2.
— Cloud9 vs COVID19 (@Cloud9) April 28, 2020
Cloud9 is one of those teams that have constantly left and entered the Dota 2 scene. They first entered the professional Dota 2 scene in 2015 when the organization signed players from the previous Speed Gaming roster. Before this month, their most recent drop was in August 2017. Afterward, they remained inactive for around three years, and then made a return in January 2020. While everyone had high hopes from them, the roster failed to deliver promising results.
Their Recent Performance
The newest roster made its debut in the DOTA Summit 12 and they performed poorly in it. They lost 5 series in a row, something that pretty much revealed they won’t do good. The worst part was that their poor performance wasn’t limited to this event as they continued to perform similarly in the next events. They most recently got defeated badly in the BTS Pro Series: Americas league.
Fans are currently left wondering why Cloud9 has made a quick decision of dropping their roster. Their debut was at a live event, but the rest of their performances were seen in online tournaments. Many tournaments have been shifted online because of the ongoing coronavirus outbreak. The team was also meant to participate in the Dota 2 BEAT Invitational Season 9, but this will no longer happen.
What’s Next For Them
At the moment, Cloud9 is yet to talk about whether they will be making a return to the Dota 2 scene with a new roster or not. They have revealed no plans so far for making a comeback this season. Even the players are yet to release statements regarding the decision. This was the organization’s first attempt at returning to the Dota 2 scene after 2017. It’s sad to see they had to make the same decision again. Considering they dropped the roster only after three months, they won’t be returning anytime soon.
As for the players, we are yet to find which team will pick them up. Considering all of them are some of the best Dota 2 players in the world, they won’t stay free agents for long. The overall Dota 2 scene is also in a bad spot right now. Many other organizations are making different changes to their teams, with some players retiring.