A new chapter for Cloud9 has begun.
Cloud9 has found a new one! Kim "Reignover" Yeu-jin has been promoted from the Cloud9 academy team to be the head coach of the LCS franchise.
Under Reignover's leadership, Cloud9's academy team had won both splits he had been in charge of, developing players like Ibrahim "Fudge" Allami, who was just recently promoted to the main team as the starting top laner ahead of Eric "Licorice" Ritchie. Previously, Reignover had been a player himself in the jungle position for teams like Incredible Miracle, Fnatic, Immortals, and Team Liquid with which he achieved several domestic titles and deep run at the annual World Championship.
"Before the summer split start [in 2019], [Bok "Reapered" Han-gyu] contacted me if I wanted to try to become a coach", Reignover stated in a video interview for his announcement, crediting his predecessor for his development as a coach. Reapered was announced to be parting ways with the organisation in mid-September after coaching it for four successful years.
Cloud9 had missed the League of Legends World Championship for the first time in its history this year, despite winning the spring split in the first half of the year. The organisation is considered one of North America's most successful League of Legends teams. It's currently unknown if Cloud9 will continue adapting their roster for the 2021 Spring split coming up early next year.
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