Los Angeles, Calif., December 17, 2021, Cloud9 announces that British Hurricane will cease operations and part ways with all players and coaches at the end of 2021.
Founded in 2018, British Hurricane served as the highly successful academy team for Cloud9’s London Spitfire Overwatch League (OWL) franchise. Cloud9 thanks all past and present Hurricane players, coaches, and staff for their contributions to the tremendous competitive success this team has enjoyed over the years and wishes them all the best in their future endeavors.
“It’s with a heavy heart that we announce that we will be discontinuing the British Hurricane team. We want to take this time to thank all our incredible players, fans, and reflect on all the great years we had together.”Jack Etienne, Co-Founder and CEO of Cloud9
During its four years of operation, Hurricane won numerous Tier 2 Overwatch events. The team won the inaugural Contenders Europe LAN event in 2018 and went on to claim the victory at the Atlantic Showdown between the NA and EU regions that same year. Hurricane achieved an impressive win streak in 2020, claiming the win at all events during Contenders 2020 EU Season 1 and the first four events of Contenders 2020 EU Season 2, with the team eventually claiming the 2020 Gauntlet European title.
“I am extremely thankful that I was able to work with all the players and coaches that passed through this team over the last 4 years. It has been an awesome project seeing everyone improve and grow. It makes me proud to see how many people we were able to help achieve their dream of getting into the Overwatch League or progress in esports.”Ysabel ‘Noukky’ Müller, London Spitfire General Manager
Hurricane developed 10 players and four coaches who were promoted to the Overwatch League. Notable players who were promoted include Cameron “Fusions” Bosworth, Daniel “FunnyAstro” Hathaway, Hadi Daniel “Hadi” Bleinagel, William “SparkR” Andersson, and Mikkel “Molf1g” Djernes. Those players were joined by former Hurricane coaches Mads “fischer” Jehg and Xavier “CommanderX” Hardy, both of whom served as Assistant Coaches for Spitfire in 2021.
Cloud9 deeply appreciates all the Hurricane fans who have watched and cheered for the team over the past seasons. The organization hopes you will continue to cheer for London Spitfire in the upcoming Overwatch League 2022 season. Make sure to follow Spitfire on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Discord!