Cloud9 Reportedly Re-Signed Vulkan

04 Nov 2023
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Tit Krajnik 04 Nov 2023
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  • Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme is reportedly set to join Cloud9
  • The League of Legends support is set to return to C9 after two years
  • The deal has yet to be finalised
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Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme

According to recent reports, League of Legends support Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme will join Cloud9 for the 2024 LoL Championship Series (LCS) season. The 24-year-old is still under contract with FlyQuest, which is currently undergoing a major roster revamp.


Following an abysmal 2023 season, FlyQuest decided to revamp its League of Legends roster and already parted ways with two Korean players Lee "VicLa" Dae-kwang and Lee "Prince" Chae-hwan. However, it seems like FlyQuest will make further roster changes in the coming months.


As reported this weekend, FlyQuest's support Vulcan will leave the team before the start of the 2024 season and rejoin Cloud9, who he left in November 2021 after a two-year stint. Over the two years Vulcan has spent with Cloud9, he has won two LCS titles and helped Cloud9 qualify for MSI 2021 and League of Legends World Championship 2021, where Cloud9 placed fifth-eighth.

The reports of Vulcan re-joining Cloud9 are more believable, considering C9 recently parted ways with support Jesper "Zven" Svenningsen, who left the team at the start of the month.

By joining Cloud9, Vulcain will link up with  Kim "Berserker" Min-cheol, forming what looks like the current strongest bottom lane in the LCS. Moreover, Cloud9 is reportedly targeting Evil Geniuses' mid laner Joseph Joon "jojopyun" Pyun – a deal which would secure Cloud9 three of the best players in the North American league.

The major roster changes follow Cloud9's early exit from the LoL World Championship, where the North American team crashed out of the Swiss Stage with just one victory against MAD Lions. Domestically, Cloud9 accomplished plenty, winning the LCS 2023 Spring title and LCS 2023 Summer regular season but losing the finals against NRG Esports.

So even though Cloud9's 2023 season wasn't that bad, the NA squad seems to have decided to start loading up on top-tier talent in preparation for LCS 2024.