Cloud9 announced that they will be without their initial two bot laners for the start of the LCS split.
One of the most popular LCS organizations, Cloud9, will be coming in at a disadvantage in week one of the LCS Summer Split.
After an offseason that included the departure of Spring MVP top laner Park ‘Summit’ Woo-tae, as well as endorsements from Kim ‘Winsome’ Dong-keun and Jonah ‘Isles’ Rosario, C9 hoped for some stability in their lineup. renewed.
However, due to some complications during the offseason, fans will have to wait a bit to get a glimpse of the new and improved C9.
Cloud9 enters first week without two starters
cloud9 confirmed on his official Twitter that the starting lineup for week one will not include his projected starting AD Carry Kim ‘Berserker’ Min-cheol and support (ADC convert) Jesper ‘Zven’ Svenningsen.
Instead, Cloud9 will play their Academy bot lane of Calvin ‘k1ng’ Truong as the ADC and Mitchell ‘Destiny’ Shaw in the supporting role.
Between a couple of lost passports and COVID cases, our team has had to spend more time evaluating our options for this week and the start of the split.
While some are expecting this lineup, the moving variables left a different lineup as a possibility until yesterday.
— League of Legends Cloud9 (@C9LoL) June 17, 2022
Cloud9 stated that “lost passports and COVID cases” have caused the organization to reconsider the lineup. This refers to Berserker, who was reported to have lost his passport and has not played with C9 since.
The statement on Twitter says that C9 will spend more time “evaluating our options for this week and the start of the split,” indicating that this lineup will remain for the entirety of Super Week.
The good news for C9 fans is that both K1ng and Destinyy have experience playing on the LCS stage, so nervousness or inexperience won’t be a problem. However, Cloud9 also faces a brutal schedule playing defending LCS champions Evil Geniuses, along with Team Liquid and Golden Guardians.
Without its two starters, Cloud9 is in danger of falling to the bottom of the rankings from the start.