— Theeban Siva (@1437x) September 1, 2015
Cloud9’s new captain 1437 said he believed NA has been “trapped in a constant cycle of instability”, with too much focus on rehashing old line-ups, instead of looking to harness new talent. Therefore, the new Cloud9 roster includes three new faces, Ravi ‘ritsu’ Kodippili and Avery ‘SVG’ in the active roster, and Loomdun on the substitutes bench.
The North American scene has been trapped in a constant cycle of instability. We have seen the same faces shuffled under new rosters, each arrangement sure that they can combine their skills and egos to finally pull out a stable successful team. The institution of the majors is hoped to introduce a mechanism and incentive for stability, but to many it will seem like every NA team formed by that September 5th deadline is a resurrection of rosters that have been tried before. Often the comfort of having proven experienced players outweighs the requirement for team synergy and dedication.
The addition of the new roster sees a change in direction for Cloud9 in world of Dota 2, and with charismatic Brax and 1437 at the helm, the new Cloud9 should be a lot of fun. The duo have been together on LGD.Int in China and also the Navi.US roster that attended TI4. It is also quite ironic that despite so many potential suitors Cloud9 picks up a team that is literally the Dark Horse*.
New Cloud9 roster for the first Majors
Ravi ‘ritsu’ Kodippili
Braxton ‘Brax’ Paulson
Arif ‘MojoStormStout’ Anwar
Theeban ‘1437 / I love you forever’ Siva
Sub bench: Chase ‘Loomdun’ Stearns