We all saw it coming -- Cloud9 has been named the Esports Organization of the Year at the 2018 Esports Awards. The esteemed organization has had an unparalled, fantastic year across multiple titles, including Overwatch, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends, and Rocket League, and seemed a shoo-in for the 2018 title.
At the end of January, Cloud9 became the first North American team to win a CS:GO Major with a monumental victory over FaZe Clan in the ELEAGUE Boston Major, and at the end of July, their Overwatch League team, the London Spitfire, were named the champions of the league's inaugural season.
Earlier this month, they became the first North American team to advance to the League of Legends World Championship semi-finals in seven years, and just last night, Cloud9 dethroned Team Dignitas in Rocket League and claimed their first Rocket League championship.
And on top of it all, they recently raised $50 million in Series B funding that will go to the creation of a new 20,000 - 30,000 sqft training facility and staff increases. 2018 has undoubtedly been a landmark, exceptional year for the Cloud9 organization as a whole, and its Esports Organization of the Year title is well-deserved.
Jack Etienne, the CEO and founder of Cloud9, thanked the "C9Fam" for their support, and the official Cloud9 Twitter wrote, "We at Cloud9 are delighted to have been voted the Esports Organisation of the Year at the
#ESPORTSAWARDS! 2018 has truly been a year to remember, and it just got better. Thanks to everyone in the #C9FAM for your support and for voting for us!"
"It’s rare that the fans get a vote right, but Cloud9 absolutely deserved organization of the year," wrote caster and Esports Awards nominee "MonteCristo" on Twitter.
Images via Esports Awards and Cloud9.
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