Welcome Nick "LS" De Cesare | Cloud9 LCS Head Coach Announcement

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  • Published on Nov 30, 2021
  • Welcome to the church of Korea9 - mass is on Saturdays and Sundays. Today we at Cloud9 are excited to finally announce that LS is joining our LCS team as the Head Coach for 2022!

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    Welcome Nick "LS" De Cesare | Cloud9 LCS Head Coach Announcement
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  • Cloud9 League of Legends
    Cloud9 League of Legends  Month ago +2226

    Welcome to the church - mass is on weekends.

    • Mike Cassidy
      Mike Cassidy Month ago

      When are we gonna get some footage of this year's bootcamp? I guess I should ask if we are at all. It would be nice to see how they're playing together.

    • I Have 99 Magic
      I Have 99 Magic Month ago

      Good. I'll wear my Tibbers onesie

    • RW Wars
      RW Wars Month ago

      Let’s go C9!!! Just when I couldn’t get more excited when Perkz joined c9, Our godfather Jack hits me with another banger :))))

    • DeathMetalMilitia305
      DeathMetalMilitia305 Month ago +2

      Looks like C9 wont be winning worlds with this guy coaching LMAO

    • BomnitoPerro
      BomnitoPerro Month ago +1

      Well good luck with this clown and fudge trashtor

  • Ryan Walker
    Ryan Walker Month ago +1882

    What I love about this move - Korea9, LS9 memes aside - is that the organization is buying to LS's philosophy like a soccer/football organization would when they sign a new head coach. That sort of commitment gets lost when it comes to eSports (at least from what I have seen) and that kind of buy-in can lead to tremendous success and unity.

    Wishing C9 and LS all the best this season

    • Michael Muncher
      Michael Muncher Month ago

      New meta where people try to be successful with crazy takes so their unique point of view will be valuable

    • UnleadedOrphan
      UnleadedOrphan Month ago +4

      It’s like Pep coming to Man City. Everything was in place for him to succeed and I hope LS finds the same success.

      All the best from a Bjergsen fan :)
      Also fuck Andy and TSM.

    • Toukoha
      Toukoha Month ago +1

      @Brain Tonic Yeah Jack is Goated

    • Oscar Tep
      Oscar Tep Month ago +7

      @Sunny Shounok Americans are more likely to call it soccer. Don't get offended though, it's not meant to disrespect. It's just how we learned it because there's American football.

    • Kijestic Productions
      Kijestic Productions Month ago +1

      yes

  • Max Nibler
    Max Nibler Month ago +685

    However you feel about LS this is an exciting move. The LCS is lacking in original thought and right or wrong I can't imagine LS just following what everyone else is doing. I'm gonna be watching C9 games for sure

    • hans dampf
      hans dampf Month ago

      ...people tend to forget about Reapered so quickly who actually was a pro gamer former c9 coach and reigning title coach of 100t and not just a streamer, also some misconcept why LS actually is such a polarizing personality since he got some hate because he was known as a cheater in starcraft (just that game which happened to be the the beginning of esports in korea maybe that is why he wasn't that popular there). Anyway even if he fails c9 secured some great talent for this split and are a good org that comforts the team and staff thanks to jack i guess.

    • yolo420
      yolo420 Month ago +2

      @Dávid Nyilas blind scrims where u cant see the minimap or deaf scrims where u cant talk to teammates. Been ahead on the curve on lots of items, liandries advocate and morello sceptic years before people finally realised. Successfully predicted how broken moonstone and staff was when items were released, everyone else including riot took months to realise. He might not be correct with every take, but as an analyst, he has been consistently correct about things over the years, even when the entire community disagrees with him he has stuck to his guns

    • Dávid Nyilas
      Dávid Nyilas Month ago

      ​@Drathmar Darkstar Do you really believe tho that whatever he is preaching pro teams haven't considered yet? Like even just giving it a thought or maybe trying it out?

      I think ls has some great ideas, and he is pretty innovative, and i even think that NA teams can benefit from having him, but i also think that generally he doesn't know more than an average challenger player on the top 2-3 performing servers. Just my opinion tho. Or let me put it this way: He may knows more, but he is not really good in transforming it into practical ways for others.

      Genuine curiosity: Could you pls tell me what exactly did he preach the last 9 years? One thing i remember him preaching was the freezing sidelanes, which is extremely situational and generally doesn't really work.

    • Drathmar Darkstar
      Drathmar Darkstar Month ago

      This is also why I think its a good move. If they do well and show that what he's been preaching for years actually works, not only will it help cloud 9 but it could improve NA as a whole which would be cool. Either way I expect we won't be seeing the same shit different year we are use to despite player and coaching changes.

    • Zedrhyx
      Zedrhyx Month ago

      with LS lck mentality going to NA I wish him that he can maintain his sanity

  • Jaysan q
    Jaysan q Month ago +827

    I have never been more excited for a coach ever, Sunday service now in c9 household! Good luck LS!

    • Pi
      Pi Month ago +4

      Im a c9 fan now, bring it home boys!!!!!

  • Alfredo Plata
    Alfredo Plata Month ago +682

    OMFG, The roster was already exciting, but with LS in charge i just cant wait to see what this C9 can do.

    • Weird Brit
      Weird Brit 3 days ago

      @Thorbjørn S. you seem to be good at it as well^^

    • Thorbjørn S.
      Thorbjørn S. Month ago +2

      they probably cant do anything, LS is better to complain than to motivate anyone, lol

    • Julseu_lol
      Julseu_lol Month ago +3

      @B V bunny maid costumes fudge every C9 game👉👈😳

    • B V
      B V Month ago +9

      They will all end up transgending themself like sneaky

    • Abhorrent Messenger
      Abhorrent Messenger Month ago +2

      The Shadow Ruler has risen

  • Jeroam J
    Jeroam J Month ago +699

    When LS said "...To deal damage to LPL and LCK teams...." got to me. Not many people, especially coaches can Publicly say that, and damn.. Im so excited for C9

    • PMF
      PMF Month ago +1

      @Synexia If KT was the best team they would have went to MSI instead of SKT. FPX is LPL we were taking about LCK here.

    • Matthew Sweeney
      Matthew Sweeney Month ago

      @Synexia thank you for reminding me. that series was so great.

    • DeathMetalMilitia305
      DeathMetalMilitia305 Month ago

      C9 is not gonna win with LS coaching lmao. He's gonna get fired so quick just like the last time he went coaching. There's a reason why Asia hates LS. He's shit at the game lmao. Oh well another worlds gone for NA.

    • VexLuna
      VexLuna Month ago

      This is the issue, NA and EUW teams all seem to have this predisposed idea that they stand no chance, so for a new head coach to come in with the goal of making cracks and dents in LPL and LCK teams in the first year, it's a big deal. It's like someone is actually trying to raise the bar on competition.

    • RW Wars
      RW Wars Month ago +5

      If you follow LS, he has been saying for years “I’m not going to join any org as a coach unless I feel the team will win worlds, and it must be a western team.”
      This guy denied T1 coach spot that we know of.
      He’s been very private of his offers, but if we take his word.. former offers consist of super high level teams..
      the move LS is making as a coach for C9 should be a sign to everyone.. it’s no longer copuim.
      The west is rising up

  • Maurice B.
    Maurice B. Month ago +546

    You have to love Cloud9 as an org. Nobody else in NA has been trying so long to constructively improve and play the best League of Legends possible.
    It’s very bold and brave to fully commit to one guy’s philosophy (especially if it’s one of the sometimes more controversial figures in the scene).
    Thank you C9 for giving us the chance to see the ultimate LS LoL experience and thank you for bringing the guy full time back into the pro scene. Can’t wait to see how this works out, best of luck!

    • elmer lingestal
      elmer lingestal Month ago

      @Maurice B. when you said "play the best League of Legends possible" i thought you meant they do everything they can to win. But if you mean being innovative, taking chances and improving the league, I agree

    • Maurice B.
      Maurice B. Month ago

      @elmer lingestal TL is throwing money at established players and try to walk the proven way.
      C9 is and has been trying new ways with new talent and new approaches. That is my entire point.
      I find latter way more valuable at improving a league and finding international success.
      Not throwing any shade at TL, they have been very successful at what they do and there’s nothing wrong with it, it’s just that I appreciate C9’s ways more.

    • elmer lingestal
      elmer lingestal Month ago

      tbh i think much of the LS move is a money saving move. Dont get me wrong I am very excited about it, but I would say TL is trying harder to play the best league possible (by buying all the best players)

    • Maurice B.
      Maurice B. Month ago +1

      @David Nitchman that’s why I added “so long”
      100T and EG are investing and doing a lot right now, yes. But C9 has in a way always paved the way for NA, which made them the internationally most successful team.

    • David Nitchman
      David Nitchman Month ago

      I would say that 100T and EG are both trying but to a much less aggressive way because both Papasmithy and Peter Dunn are less controversial/strong in their takes compared to LS.

  • Jim Harper
    Jim Harper Month ago +428

    This decision might become a wild success. It might fail miserably. It might also be half decent. The important thing is that after so many seasons, Cloud9 is still trying to find new ways to win. C9 has cemented its reputation as the LCS team that is willing to try strategies not dared by other teams and find players not appreciated by other rosters. Team Liquid, on the other hand, has solidified its reputation as the team that is willing to spend as much as needed to build winning rosters.

    Professional League of Legends has only been around for a decade; as long as the North American teams keep trying, they will find their year.

    • Jim Harper
      Jim Harper Month ago

      @Dennis Cassidy Did you read the rest of the comment?

    • Dennis Cassidy
      Dennis Cassidy Month ago

      It might be good. It might not be. It might be sunny tomorrow, BUT it might be partly cloudy. You know what it could rain too. Probably not snow or hail. Possibly some fog. One of these will be the case one of these days.

    • John Paul Jones is a badass
      John Paul Jones is a badass Month ago

      Tsm spends money on 0-6 teams. Best LCS team

    • sspzh
      sspzh Month ago

      @Rowan Difference between TSM and TL is that TSM is dishing out cash with their eyes blindfolded

    • Space Lizard
      Space Lizard Month ago +1

      @NK S I agree. Every year a different team is hyped from NA (TSM, TL, 100T) and yet C9 always goes home with better results it's crazy. I'll never forget the year they pulled 3 reverse sweeps in a row to reach worlds, that shit was insane. Only NA team I watch consistently.

  • Megan Casey
    Megan Casey Month ago +717

    Offically a C9 fan now!! This roster is going to be amazing

    • focodoco
      focodoco Month ago

      @Mad Max I never heard about him having a mental break down while coach BBQ or gravity. Super weird. But yeah totally a guy that was able to stay calm while his grandmother was getting death threats won't be able to do that in a professional setting. Nice isolating one incident without adding context and not looking at the past. Do you think Tyler1 treats Mikaela the say way as he treats her at twitch rivals? These people know what makes money for their brand.

    • Hoang Thai
      Hoang Thai Month ago

      1st time Imma watch LCS lol

    • Slender
      Slender Month ago +1

      @Mad Max At that time, he was coaching players he wasnt comfortable with but in C9

      LS has Max,Fudge & Malice with them being on the team I dont see him melting down, also C9 is known for handling Mental Issues

      Heck they even got a doctor & therapist for their League team also sponsored by Kaiser Permanente

      Thats why in spring and summer reg. splits they showed reliance with their losses being close

      Heck even in Playoffs their mental was on point, winning spring and then qualifying for worlds at summer

      Even at Worlds it showed they had one of the better mentals as a team, they had one of the best win rates in terms of Best of 5s in NA

    • Mad Max
      Mad Max Month ago

      @Ensnare
      So fuck, whenever they questioned his calls he literally would melt down. LS is a thin skinned kid who's gonna rage quit the LCS when C9 starts losing.

    • P S K
      P S K Month ago +1

      Agreed

  • GM NR
    GM NR Month ago +391

    God I'm actually tearing up a bit, I started watching LS in 2017-2018 when he was mocked for his ideas, and slowly but surely people have come to respect him greatly. Seeing him reach out for greatness, and giving up his position as one of the biggest streamers to achieve greatness is truly inspiring. Ill cheer for you wherever you go LS, love you man

    • Toukoha
      Toukoha Month ago +2

      @MiloufromSaigon Ah hahah mb

    • MiloufromSaigon
      MiloufromSaigon Month ago +2

      @Toukoha It's okay man he's my friend haha, it's a surprise to see him here

    • Griffin S
      Griffin S Month ago

      Same man 😭😭😭

    • bob memer
      bob memer Month ago

      Trash player I stomped him on Korea lmao

    • Toukoha
      Toukoha Month ago +15

      @Carlos Razier LMAO roasted, WP

  • Eyes Like Oceans Music
    Eyes Like Oceans Music Month ago +216

    Great signing, been wishing him to TSM or TL for years and he's definitely the type of coach NA needs. Can't help but root for C9 this split even though I'm a TL fan.

    • OV S
      OV S 12 days ago

      darkuit585 RENT FREE for a month 😂

    • darkuit585
      darkuit585 12 days ago

      @OV S Don't worry, brother, the Church welcomes every sinner with open arms. Come now and pray for our salvation 🙏

    • OV S
      OV S 12 days ago

      darkuit585 u reply to a month old comment i’m rent free in your head kid 🤣🤣

    • darkuit585
      darkuit585 12 days ago

      @OV S LS really living rent free on your head huh

    • schattenfels X
      schattenfels X Month ago

      More like the coach NA deserves. 🤠

  • Jetty
    Jetty Month ago +170

    Several years ago I told myself, as well as other friends of mine that if LS ever came to an NA franchise I'd shave my head. It's December 1st (My birthday actually) and I now get to shave my head.

    • nubbinthemonkey
      nubbinthemonkey Month ago

      I told myself if LS wins a championship, I'd bleach my butthole

    • Mady Meagen
      Mady Meagen Month ago +1

      @AzBeast most guys look good with a shaved head, so it’s fine.

    • Erling Galeano
      Erling Galeano Month ago

      Happy birthday my guy

    • AzBeast
      AzBeast Month ago

      why would you take such a stupid bet?haha

    • Habeev07
      Habeev07 Month ago

      nice

  • Shawn Gesell Gaming
    Shawn Gesell Gaming Month ago +170

    Bjerg is back and now LS is going to coach gap the world

    never been so hyped for LCS in year

    • Chuin Yih
      Chuin Yih Month ago

      ​@Sebastian Pineda I really want DL bjerg old guards copium in summer season, but thats really unlikely with hans sama on TL.

    • Sebastian Pineda
      Sebastian Pineda Month ago +1

      I know, only thing we're missing is doublelift to make a comeback, that would be the best year in LCS history

    • idk970326
      idk970326 Month ago +3

      @zieg feld didn't he coach gravity gaming? And that roster overperformed expectations as i recall?

    • zieg feld
      zieg feld Month ago

      @MEDrums i love this move bc it means they wont beat anybody good

    • zieg feld
      zieg feld Month ago

      @MEDrums i love this move bc it means they wont beat anybody good

  • Ghøstt
    Ghøstt Month ago +109

    TL : Lets stack the best team to beat everyone!

    C9 : Lets stack both our Academy and LCS teams to beat each other!

  • onoskelis
    onoskelis Month ago +131

    Even tho we already knew it was coming it’s is really nice to see LS be confirmed.

    • onoskelis
      onoskelis Month ago +1

      @skaels I mean with how people were saying it’s gonna happen it was always in the back of my mind, can’t wait for 2022 LCS even tho I don’t play LOL anymore KEKW

    • skaels
      skaels Month ago +9

      he had me guessing, this is such a relief

      glad you kept the faith at least

  • Cepheus
    Cepheus Month ago +9

    LS to C9 makes so much sense. I hope this could last for years like with Reapered. Because he has really good scouting, saving you a lot of money to find new talent. That's what C9 always been during their peak. It's not about wasting money, overspending like they did with Perkz.

  • Tuss Beatbox
    Tuss Beatbox Month ago +54

    This made me so fucking happy. I didn't have the courage to believe the rumors, but actually seeing it now. It feels incredible. I've never had more faith in a western team. Love LS, love C9!

  • Mark
    Mark Month ago +85

    C9 making amazing moves to advance the LCS to the next level.

    • Jaemin Kim
      Jaemin Kim Month ago +1

      Next level of entertainment for sure.
      Best of luck to C9&LS regardless.

  • Weiss
    Weiss Month ago +36

    Been a viewer and fan of LS for a long time, really excited to see where this takes him, as well as C9. Best of luck Nick.

  • Thomas Jurasits
    Thomas Jurasits Month ago +45

    Cloud9 vs TL is gonna be nuts this year, good luck LS and everybody else! I'll always be rooting for C9

    • The Ultimate Rage
      The Ultimate Rage Month ago

      I know bro. Both C9 and TL are stacked. I love both the teams and players on each side. I'd be happy for either team if they win.

  • ExviusProductions
    ExviusProductions Month ago +39

    This feels much more wholesome than anybody even intended to, love it👌🙏. We all hope it goes well❤️

  • Thomas John
    Thomas John Month ago +51

    I cannot be more excited about this. It feels like this could be the first time real change happens in the pro-meta and there is rapid evolution based on patches. I fully wish the team the best and am going to be a believer the whole way through. VIVA CLOUD9

  • MyNamesLookz
    MyNamesLookz Month ago +24

    this is gonna be spicy. really hope this move will bring competitive success to both parties!

  • fraai
    fraai Month ago +6

    I'm European but I will root for C9 this is insane I always was hoping for LS to coach a team. This is gonna be FUN no matter what the results will be. Good luck guys !

  • André Viana
    André Viana Month ago +11

    I found it super cute that he mentioned Fudge and Max calling him out, asking for his help and all that.

    I´ve been a Cloud9 fan ever since 2014 and I always love the humanity, passion and commitment that you guys have and the principles that you stand for.
    This is one of the most interesting off seasons in terms of hopefulness and clever decisions being made.

    Well done

  • shadowtale123
    shadowtale123 Month ago +2

    LETS GO LS!!! im so excited, i wish you the best and hope u do really well, really excited for the actual different drafts that were probaly gonna see

  • Kieran Proper
    Kieran Proper Month ago +1

    Started league season 3 and became a huge C9 fan, and this makes me just as excited as the og roster, and I hope LS know he’s going to an organization with great fans, we might need some patience as I imagine some growing pains but I think in the end LS will be special

  • Roza
    Roza Month ago

    I’ve been following LS such a long time, and I’m actually tearing up about this move. I wish C9 all the best ❤️

  • Ersetzbares Crewmitglied Nr. 29 ohne Namen

    LS joining as head coach is amazing! In the past time I've always got the impression that LS is way more interested in pro play than Solo Que so joining T1 as a content creator to help the general playerbase instead of focusing on pro play never made that much sense to me and LS never used that position to actually put out much concentrated educational content for the community as a whole.

    So I'm happy for everyone that this is happening now and for after a long time not caring I'm starting to get interested in pro play and one team specifically again. The potential is huge I'll be watching. Good luck C9!

  • Korokus
    Korokus Month ago +7

    The main criticism people had of LS was that he brought ideas to the table but did not seek out the instruments to realise these ideas. Now that LS has a team to coach, I think that viewers will be more curious to see how the team will perform rather than wish to see it fail.

  • Lance Alexander
    Lance Alexander Month ago +9

    love seeing this for LS really hope this team smurfs it this year

  • Matthew Minogue
    Matthew Minogue Month ago +19

    Not a big fan of LS in general but I am still looking forward to what he can do! He has no excuse now and I expect greatness from the org and LS. Lets face it, the guy has an high IQ and I think with good talent he can actually create something special. I have to add some more, I"m hoping for something different. Please C9, surprise us in ways we can't imagine. Create your own meta.

    • Matthew Minogue
      Matthew Minogue Month ago +1

      @connor aronoff Thanks man, there's no reason for unnecessary hatred which is too often the case on the internet. It's hard to respect yourself if you can't respect others.

    • connor aronoff
      connor aronoff Month ago

      @Matthew Minogue Same here. I do want to say, I appreciate you being respectful with you language even though you dont like LS as a content creator character. That's always commendable especially when were talking about someone who is the target of some extreme language a lot of the time

    • Matthew Minogue
      Matthew Minogue Month ago +1

      @connor aronoff C9 has always been my favorite team and LS is well.... a special individual. He has a very clear identity that seperates from the meta usually. I sincerely hope C9 is able to keep us entertained with something different. Even if they fail, i'm hoping for something out of the box.

    • connor aronoff
      connor aronoff Month ago

      You gotta give it up to LS for putting his chips on the table. He’s always been opinionated, but now he’s showing he truly cares enough about the scene to take a leadership role and put his ideas to the test. It’s gonna be one entertaining team to watch

  • Tristiane Randall
    Tristiane Randall Month ago +6

    "Welcome to the Church and Mass is on the weekends" absolute fire quote 🔥 🙌🏻

  • Zaid Elaymat
    Zaid Elaymat Month ago +1

    When was the last time you've seen an NA coach come out and say their plan with the roster is to "deal damage to eastern teams"?

    I don't know if this is the best move for LS, but I am so excited to see how he and C9 will perform and how they might impact the meta as 1 team

  • mcguigan97
    mcguigan97 Month ago +2

    Great news! I hope everyone is patient in spring split as there are a lot of new faces and integrating LS's vision won't be a simple task. Personally it's summer split playoffs I will be looking for. Anything earlier than that is gravy!

  • Andrew Diamante
    Andrew Diamante Month ago +1

    Let’s goooooo C9!!! Been a fan ever since I started League! I’m excited to see what kind of fire power we can bring out for 2022! Welcome to the team LS!!!

  • Daniel Shamlian
    Daniel Shamlian Month ago

    Best of luck! Quite excited for the church-excited for the evolution. I really appreciate C9 as a team willing to take risks and keep moving because the results could be better-always looking at the high end. I’d always rather watch a team strive than thrive. I hope this is a fruitful year-full of good health.

  • GazHimself
    GazHimself Month ago +25

    It's happening boys!!! cheers to all of us and for LS!🔥🔥🔥

  • joey kowalski
    joey kowalski Month ago

    This is genuinely the most exciting news of off season. I'm so hyped for c9

  • XAB E
    XAB E Month ago

    I am happy for LS, I am really excited to see him coach and I am sure he and c9 will do great

  • Jose Castaneda
    Jose Castaneda Month ago +1

    If this is a long term plan, which I really hope for LS and C9 that it can be, then it would be one of the most solid future moves I’ve ever seen an esport organisation make.

    If it’s short term it’s definitely going to be hype as fuck and an exciting venture nevertheless.

  • ahbp_
    ahbp_ Month ago

    Thank you, C9, for picking up LS. He's become my favorite LoL personality throughout the years, and an NA team picking him up frees me from shackles of CLG fandom (I've been riding for them since before S1).

    Can't wait for mass.

  • Bob Smith
    Bob Smith Month ago

    So excited so see you succeed LS followed and loved you for years keep being amazing

  • Kreate
    Kreate Month ago

    Huge signing, excited for the season to come for Cloud9!

  • Federico Luchessa
    Federico Luchessa Month ago

    I always wanted to see LS coach again in the LCS/Pro leagues (After Gravity). Can't be happier seeing him on C9 now and super excited to see them win!

  • wnnalis cioov
    wnnalis cioov Month ago +1

    C9 making amazing moves to advance the LCS to the next level.

  • Jord Harrison
    Jord Harrison Month ago

    I’m so hyped for this, I think LS is what C9 needs

  • Chaddude
    Chaddude Month ago +1

    Very excited to see LS put his money where his mouth is. I've always placed my trust in C9, but this is going to be crazy!

  • ML P.
    ML P. Month ago +2

    I am so happy for LS. Finally he can do something about the drafts instead of face-palming himself to a concussion.

  • Heirleking
    Heirleking Month ago

    As someone who has been following for 6 years, I am so happy for him. I know him and the team will kick ass in 2022!

  • Samira Heni Laulainen

    Despite all the rumors it's still stunning to see it actually happen - very excited for the upcoming season!

  • Ian Curley
    Ian Curley Month ago

    Welcome LS really hope you can bring our team success, best of luck!!!

  • Unicornelia Wild
    Unicornelia Wild Month ago

    Cloud9 is such a great org and will always be my favorite team from NA.

  • Big Tasty
    Big Tasty Month ago +1

    I have been critical of LS but i am honestly super excited to see his ideology put into practice and what his team can do. I hope he's relaxed and just does what he knows how to do... win.

  • Taner Bulbul
    Taner Bulbul Month ago

    Really excited to see you coaching C9! Have been a fan of yours for a while, and I am so excited to see your ideologies and theories be placed into pro play. Maybe we can actually see the things you have been talking about for years happen purposefully in games. You are the best analytical mind and public personality in league that I know of! Excited to see what you all accomplish this year.

  • Heath Gaming
    Heath Gaming Month ago

    Been a C9 fan since 2014... I've never been this excited for the future of the organization!

  • wiild
    wiild Month ago +2

    I've never been more proud to be a C9 fan.

  • Csicsi's Chill Lounge~

    Being a fan of both Cloud9 and LS, THIS IS FREAKING AMAZINGGGGGGG!!! Best of wishes!~

  • DarkerStormWatch
    DarkerStormWatch Month ago

    Congrats cloud9 you got yourself the best coach possible, got from gold to masters solely based on his streams.

  • BearJr
    BearJr Month ago

    Ive never been more happy about a roster change than this, good luck and godspeed Nick!

  • NGKaktusz
    NGKaktusz Month ago

    I absolutely love this. I think LS is one of the few people who's understanding of the game and ideals of the game are not deterred by the majority and what they think. He will be a fantastic addition to the team and his time in Korea and the connections he made there will only strengthen the overall performance of him as a coach and the team in general.

  • Marto
    Marto Month ago

    Congrats on the pickup, and congrats LS. Really hope to see you succeed, but I'm happy to just see you ride

  • Colton Fletcher
    Colton Fletcher Month ago

    We're rooting for you LS! Always have been.

  • Exploritorygal
    Exploritorygal Month ago

    Finally! I saw this coming for awhile now and hoped for the best, but still glad to hear that this is finally happening. This is a great change. Glad that we were able to get LS to buy in to what needs to happen.

  • Karl Massera
    Karl Massera Month ago

    I'm pumped for this. I'm all about a team taking a hard look at a new perspective to the game and jumping in the deep end. Win or lose it's the right move in my opinion. Be pioneers instead of clones. Good luck C9 and LS I'll be cheering for you guys.

  • Love the Turtle Rabbit

    Stoked to see LS in the coaching staff. I'm super excited about this new iteration of C9. We have always been the best performing NA team internationally; but I'm really starting to think a World's win for C9 is inevitable at some point.

  • raf7us
    raf7us Month ago

    Dont want to see you fail. Ive been following you a long time and I feel this is your time. You got this man.

  • dylan cassidy
    dylan cassidy Month ago

    I'm backing c9 this year this is the best signing on lcs of the last 3 years

  • Spitty Hoen
    Spitty Hoen Month ago

    Been following Nick for a long time, basically my go-to for advice and guidance, very excited to see him in this position, best of the wishes from my part.

  • Emil Chaos
    Emil Chaos Month ago

    So hyped for this, I really want LS and C9 to succed

  • Yu Ryan
    Yu Ryan Month ago

    Watching every C9 game from now on. Time to learn from the best!!!

  • TerranGaming
    TerranGaming Month ago

    this is the most exciting in all of offseason. I really hope you can revolutionize certain aspects of the game, no pressure :)

  • Theexpendaple Blitz

    After watching this video, and after being an LCS fan for 4 years, this is the most exciting and hyped announcement I've been waiting for...
    From this day, I am a C9 fan!💙
    Go get em coach, see ya on Sundays

  • Michael Lee
    Michael Lee Month ago +9

    this is either going to be the best decision in league esports history or the worst. I'm excited to see which

    • Jakub K
      Jakub K Month ago +5

      doubt it can be "the worst", might not be as impactfull or be mediocre, but it can't be that bad.. Anyway, still exciting

  • Nacho SAG
    Nacho SAG Month ago +1

    finally it happened, this is what LS needed to do if he wanted to prove that his thoughts are right

  • Michael Perez
    Michael Perez Month ago

    I've been a fan of Cloud9 since it's inception. The team is always changing, morphing, trying to find new ways to win and different strategies. The team has had bumps, but what team hasn't? From LemonNation's famous (or infamous if you were playing against C9) to LS coming in as coach. I am SO ready to watch my team Kha'zix this bitch up, LET'S GO C9!!!

  • nicolai0007
    nicolai0007 Month ago

    A lot of pressure on this man, I hope he does well, mostly because I know what could happen if he doesn't.

  • Artemis
    Artemis Month ago +2

    Wow I can’t wait for wave A to come so we can freeze wave C! I hope he can really beat in the importance of naming waves to fudge!

    Jokes aside I hope this roster with LS can be as competitive as they look on paper or lcs will be very boring with TL running everyone to the ground

  • Nicolas Llaneza
    Nicolas Llaneza Month ago

    I'm glad for Ls, I hope he achieve success, he deserves the best

  • Ace Goodyear
    Ace Goodyear Month ago

    LS - Lord of the Sith. So happy for him. I'm sure he will have fun coaching with his friends. Undeniably a talented man.

  • v3rmilli0nair3
    v3rmilli0nair3 Month ago

    Man I'm soooo hyped for C9 and LS omg I want them to succeed soooo badly it hurts lmao 😂😭

  • Pawel Kozubal
    Pawel Kozubal Month ago

    So happy for LS always wanted him to coach a too team

  • RevivedSoul
    RevivedSoul Month ago

    Always been C9 fan since season 5, C9 never seem to fail to suprise. Happy with the changes over the 2 years, this one too. The crazyness and energy C9 had before is what i wanted.
    Hopefully this goes good, best wishes LS and C9. May ous be clouds over opponents!

  • Invader Sqwid
    Invader Sqwid Month ago +1

    First time I've been interested in C9 in the post-Sneaky era. EG is absolutely my #1 team still but it feels good not disliking C9 anymore honestly

  • Leoxdh
    Leoxdh Month ago

    Good luck C9 and LS! This is great news :)

  • justin
    justin Month ago +1

    my fav league content creator joining my fav org. I can't express how happy this makes me

  • Jeremy Moore
    Jeremy Moore Month ago

    This actually has me excited for cloud9 2022. Looking forward to seeing Fudge continue to grow as a player.

    I never go to church, but I just might attend mass!

  • Slum
    Slum Month ago

    Long time TSM fan, now a huge C9 fan with this new organizational strategy. So hyped for LS and the rest of the coaching staff, good luck sir!

    As an aside, I'm hoping that even if the team falls short, fans will not be results oriented in their response. GTO doesn't guarantee success!

  • Lukas Horz
    Lukas Horz Month ago +10

    I as a EU frog sat here with the biggest smile and i might see myself becoming an NA Frog for the first time in the near future. This team looks so promising and stacked, that
    i hope they succed in every way possible, can't wait for the split to start now! ♥

    • Rolydio
      Rolydio Month ago +1

      The roster is pretty shit, idk what you are talking about! Oh look a korean = has to be good right? Fudge mid omg xDDDD
      You are in for a big fail! Enjoy tho!

  • Erebos
    Erebos Month ago

    Soooo excited for next year. LOVE IT!

  • moomoo
    moomoo Month ago +1

    tbh LS really made me look at LCS and him being head coach at C9-I love it

  • lick my grundel
    lick my grundel Month ago

    As a TL fan I want c9 and LS to do well. Church of LS is strong

  • Kevin Star
    Kevin Star Month ago

    LETS GOOOO, FINALLY THERE WILL BE A HEAD COACH THAT ACTUALLY DOES SOMETHING OTHER THAN DRAFT

  • benjamin morrison
    benjamin morrison Month ago

    I want to see you succeed Nick! Good luck.

  • O M
    O M Month ago

    I really hope this goes well. I rarely watch LCS (only really watch the finals) but now I'm definitely going to be watching all C9 games at a bare minimum.

    edit: even as a EU fan....I think this year I'm going to have to root for C9.

  • younglinkms
    younglinkms Month ago

    I'm VERY excited for this move. C9 has been a top tier esports org, and consistently put out one of the strongest and most fun to watch LoL teams every year. I've been a fan since the days of Hai and his incredible shotcalling. I think it's great that LS is getting back into coaching. That's wonderful regardless of how they do. I'll definitely be following closely this season!

  • Tristan Lee
    Tristan Lee Month ago

    WE LOVE YOU LS AND C9 😍😍😍 REGARDLESS OF WHAT RESULTS ARE PRODUCED THIS NEXT SEASON, WE WILL ALL CONTINUE TO LOVE AND SUPPORT YOU BOIS CAUSE WE KNOW YOURE GONNA GIVE IT YOUR ALL

  • David Mann
    David Mann Month ago

    This single-handedly just made me a C9 fan, after being a supporter for the last year. Fudge has been one of my favorite players so far and now with LS joining as head coach it's a no brainer for me to support them even more.
    Good luck during the season and I'll hope to see you achieve your goals!

  • Sebastian Pineda
    Sebastian Pineda Month ago

    Now we just need Doublelift to make a comeback and it'll be the greatest year in LCS history. How would he not wanna join with all these rosters/signings?

  • Jaren Scali
    Jaren Scali Month ago

    pretty hyped. LS is one of the few coaches to actually go outside the box and not just copy others or be too afraid to try new strats