Cloud9 HyperX is very excited to announce that Doge House will be joining as our C9 Hearthstone team. Doge House featured some of the world’s strongest Hearthstone players coming from the US, Poland, Germany and the Ukraine. With this highly talented team, Cloud9 Hearthstone is poised to have the top worldwide players in the fastest growing competitive game in 2014.
Joining Cloud9 Hearthstone are the following:
Marcin “Gnimsh” Filipowicz - Poland
Cong “StrifeCro” Shu - US
Rumay “Hafu” Wang - US
Aleksandr “Kolento” Malsh - Ukraine (Formerly Team Managrind, joining us July 1st, 2014)
Jan “ek0p” Palys - Germany
Unfortunately Doge House teammate Artosis will not be joining Cloud9 Hearthstone right now. The team remains very close with him and looks forward to his many future successes in the ever growing Hearthstone scene.
“Being on a professional team was always one of my dreams. When we created Doge House, we always knew that it was just a matter of time till we join a serious organization.” said Marcin “Gnimsh” Filipowicz, Team Captain of Cloud9 Hearthstone. “We were building our brand, but it's hard being on your own. Cloud9 gives us an opportunity to focus on playing the game we love and improve at it.”
What really drew Cloud9’s attention was that all the players had incredibly strong backgrounds in TCGs, competitive gaming, and more. Gnimsh, the team’s captain, was a WoW TCG professional along with the original Hearthstone villain, ek0p. Hafu has had a number of competitive wins in WoW 3v3 and StrifeCro used to be a top-tier StarCraft 2 competitor. Lastly, Kolento has been the most consistent top Hearthstone ladder player in EU.
“Hearthstone has been growing exponentially and it wasn’t easy finding the right group of players to pick up.” said Jack Etienne, Owner and General Manager of Cloud9 HyperX. “After talking with Gnimsh and his team, it was clear that him and his Hearthstone team would be a perfect fit for Cloud9.”
“Personally I'm super excited about the future with Cloud9. Hearthstone is growing with every day and there is so many tournaments that provide exposure and great challenge.” added Marcin Filipowicz. “I'm also very happy about the direction where Blizzard is taking the game in regards to esports and I'm sure that only good things will happen with so much positive energy coming from all of those involved.”
Cloud9 is thrilled to have such an exceptional Hearthstone team on our roster and will do everything possible to ensure the team’s future success.
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