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Cloud9 fans confused by return of "drunk" logo to celebrate Dota 2 roster

by Scott Robertson

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After a two-year hiatus, Cloud9 is returning to the Dota 2 scene with an international roster that combines established veterans with young talent. They’ve also brought back an old version of their logo, which the community claims looks like their normal one had a bit too much at the tavern.

Say what you will about the Cloud9 organization, they are not giving up when it comes to the Dota 2 scene.

As the first month of 2020 comes to a close, C9 are making a return to Dota 2 for the first time in two and a half years. To celebrate, the team posted on Twitter that “their old logo is back,” and shared the image of the infamous Cloud2 logo with a silver medal.

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Several fans commented that it looked like the original C9 logo “had a hard night out” after consuming drinks, with one fan remarking that they felt drunk just by looking at it.

 

However, long-time fans of the organization’s Dota 2 exploits may need a drink when they see it, as it’s a harrowing reminder of the team’s past shortcomings and an explanation for why they included a silver medal.

The C2 image is actually a joke logo that was created at the tail end of 2014, and was a heartbreaking reminder of the original C9 roster's numerous second-place finishes. That year, Cloud9 finished just short at DreamLeague Season 1 and 2, DreamHack Bucharest, World Cyber Arena, and the World E-sport Championships.

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After this image started circulating throughout the community in late November, they unfortunately finished number two again at The Summit 2. The org made big roster changes at the beginning of 2015, but released the squad later that year.

Cloud9 Dota 2 Monster Invitational
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Cloud9 before the grand finals of the 2014 Monster Invitational. The first of many grand finals losses that year.

On January 29 2020, the team announced that Johan ‘pieliedie’ Åström would wear the white and sky blue for the third time.

He was a member of the TI7 roster, which comprised of the core of the organization's previously-mentioned first Dota roster that competed at TI4, which included Jacky ‘EternaLEnVy’ Mao and Kurtis ‘Aui_2000’ Ling.

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Joining pieliedie for the 2020 campaign is Andrei ‘skem’ Ong, the returning Rasmus ‘MISERY’ Filipsen, Francis ‘FLee’ Lee, and on loan from EHOME, Cheng ‘vtFaded’ Jia Hao.

C9 are looking to right those previous wrongs, as well as make up for their tough showings at The International over the years, with this new roster combination.

They will begin in the Southeast Asia region, but plan to represent North America at future events.