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Cloud9 Cut Ties With SingSing
- Cloud9 confirmed Wehsing "SingSing" Yuen is no longer part of the organisation
- With the move, Cloud9 have cut ties with the Dota 2 esports scene
- Cloud9 haven't fielded a Dota 2 roster since April 2028
Wehsing "SingSing" Yuen
Cloud9 has a long history of competing in Dota 2; however, the North American esports organisation hasn't fielded a Dota 2 lineup since April 2020. Now, three years later, Cloud9 have completely cut ties with the Dota 2 scene with the release of streamer and former Dota 2 pro Wehsing "SingSing" Yuen, who was let go from the organisation on Thursday, November 16.
Cloud9 first entered the Dota 2 scene in 2014 and has since fielded several roster iterations, taking prolonged breaks from competing in Valve's MOBA title in 2014-2017 and 2017-2020. Most recently, Cloud9 fielded a Dota 2 lineup of Jacky "EternaLEnVy" Mao, Jingjun "Sneyking" Wu, Rasmus "MISERY" Filipsen, and Johan "pieliedie" Åström, but even that project didn't last for long.
C9 signed the Dota 2 lineup in March 2020 and, in just under two months, released the entire team, following disappointing results at DOTA Summit 12 (sixth) and BTS Pro Series: Americas (fifth-sixth). Since then, Cloud9 have not shared any intentions of forming a new Dota 2 team, and according to recent events, it seems like Cloud9 decided to completely cut ties with the scene.
As confirmed on Thursday, November 16, Cloud9 has parted ways with Wehsing "SingSing" Yuen, a retired Dota 2 player who was a part of the organisation as a streamer. Known as one of the biggest and most popular Dota 2 streamers, SingSing has pulled in over 101 million views on Twitch since he retired in November 2016, and he has continued to stream as a C9 member ever since.
Unfortunately, the partnership between Cloud9 and SingSing has ended this week, three years after Cloud9 exited the Dota 2 scene. And while this doesn't guarantee that Cloud9 won't ever look to re-enter the Dota 2 esports world, having released the final piece tying the organisation to Dota 2 does make it seem like Cloud9 has no intentions of re-entering the scene anytime soon.
Cloud9 has had quite a mixed history in Dota 2. The organisation first entered the scene in February 2014 and found some success early on, even placing top-six at The International 2014. The team continued posting solid results and secured several podium finishes in some of the biggest Dota 2 events of the year, but decided to release its roster at the end of 2015 after an abysmal 13th-16th-place finish at The Frankfurt Major 2015.
Cloud9 re-entered the Dota 2 scene in January 2017 and qualified for The International 2017, where Cloud9 failed to accomplish much and crashed out of the event in 13th-16th place, eventually releasing its roster again. After nearly three years, C9 decided to re-enter the Dota 2 scene, but the project lasted for just two months and ended in April 2020.