Digital Chaos welcome Theeban “1437” Siva to the North American roster as their fifth player, prompting the dissolution of his departing team – Cloud 9. The two NA teams had both formed at the start of the Fall Major season and had quickly become strong competitors in the region and formed a fast rivalry with each other. 1437 will now complete the Digital Chaos roster. Cloud 9 has not announced plans for a new squad.
— Team Digital Chaos (@DIGITALCHAOSgg) November 27, 2015
Several hours later, the news was followed up by Cloud 9 for additional clarification.
— Cloud9 G2A (@Cloud9gg) November 28, 2015
Digital Chaos welcomed Theeban “1437” Siva as their newest player to the team, taking the fifth position spot and captain role.
“Cloud9 gave me the opportunity to take a group of guys and become something. I am grateful for my time with the C9 organization and the guys I played with, but sometimes things need to change. The roster locks make every decision even more important and I feel that DC is the right place for me moving forward. I am excited to see what kind of Dota we can bring with our experience, talent, and dedication.”
Dat Quoc “Biryu” Ha had been released from Digital Chaos’ active roster, due to unthriving in-game chemistry. Biryu has remained with the organization, filling the team’s substitute position and also taking on Jared “pandaego” Fletcher’s responsibilities as a coach.
Several hours later, Cloud 9 released additional information on the departure of 1437, including the squad has now completely disbanded.
It appears that the decision to disband was influenced by the difficulty finding a suitable replacement for Ritsu, further complicated by the departure of 1437.
Cloud9 dismissed Ravindu “Ritsu” Kodippili from the roster and organization. The discharge came as a consequence of recent unprofessional behavior and involvement in unsportsmanlike conduct. Cloud9 was eliminated from the Frankfurt Major just prior to the action, but is unrelated.
Although we were consistently pleased to see the team’s progress from event to event, the days preceding and following The Frankfurt Major took a major toll on the morale and stability of the roster. The search for Ritsu’s replacement proved to be a daunting task as the team explored the options available to them both local and abroad. Ultimately, this complication coupled with another loss to be explained in the following paragraph cemented our decision to disband the remainder of the roster, With that being said, we’d also like to share news on the roster’s founder and captain, Theeban “1437” Siva.
Cloud 9 has not indicated future plans for a new Dota 2 squad.
The team has recently qualified for The Summit 4 after sweeping through ROOT Gaming, 3:0, in the Grand Finals of the North American Qualifiers. They will compete against Evil Geniuses, Team Liquid, OG, Mineski, ViCi Gaming, and EHOME in The Summit 4 Los Angeles LAN, between December 9-13.
Digital Chaos was founded by the co-owner of DotaCinema, Shannon “SUNSfan” Scotten, in late August, after The International 5.
Digital Chaos current roster:
Kurtis “Aui” Ling
Sam “BuLba” Sosale
Tyler “TC” Cook
Yawar “YawaR” Hassan
Theeban “1437” Siva
Dat “Biryu” Quoc Ha (substitute and coach)
After their previous Dota 2 squad disbanded on August 14th, Cloud 9 have decided to pick up the North-American team “Dark Horse”, just in time to meet the registration deadline for the first Dota 2 Major. The announcement about the Cloud 9 new roster was made by the team’s captain, Theeban “1437” Siva, on his Facebook page.
Cloud 9 had been demonstrating steady performances, quickly establishing themselves as a top NA team.
This season, the team has qualified for the Nanyang Championships LAN after taking down Digital Chaos, 3:0, in the Americas qualifiers’ finals. They also qualified for the MLG World Finals, on September 27th.
Current Cloud 9 former roster:
Theeban “1437” Siva
Arif “MSS” Anwar
Braxton “Brax” Paulson
Avery “SVG” Silverman
Digital Chaos photo courtesy of Nikki Elise Flickr
Featured image courtesy of ESL Flickr