Fudge Signs A Contract Extension With Cloud9

23 Nov 2023
Tit Krajnik 23 Nov 2023
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  • North American LoL esports team signed a contract extension with top laner Ibrahim "Fudge" Allami
  • The news got announced on Wednesday, November 22, 2023
  • Fudge will stay with Cloud9 for at least three more years
Fudge Signs A Contract Extension With Cloud9
Ibrahim "Fudge" Allami
On Wednesday, November 22, Cloud9 announced that its top laner, Ibrahim "Fudge" Allami, has signed a three-year deal with the League of Legends team. The news comes shortly after Cloud9 reached an agreement with its jungler, Robert "Blaber" Huang.

Fudge was already locked in as a starter for Cloud9 for the 2024 LoL Championship Series (LCS) season, as he had a contract until the end of 2025. However, Fudge signed a one-year extension on Wednesday, securing him a spot with the team until the end of 2026.

With Fudge's contract extension, Cloud9 have locked in its top side for the 2024 season, again relying on Fudge and Blaber to keep the top side stable. The decision hardly comes as a surprise, considering Fudge is considered one of the best top laners in the North American LoL league.

Even with Fudge and Blaber locked in, it's still unclear how Cloud9's roster will look next season. While Cloud9 still have a contract with ADC Kim "Berserker" Min-cheol, the team has yet to announce who its mid laner and support will be after the departure of Jang "EMENES" Min-soo and Jesper "Zven" Svenningsen.

However, while Cloud9 have yet to unveil its new mid laner and support, there are rumours suggesting that C9 have already reached agreements.

Who Are Cloud9's New Support and Mid Laner?

According to recent reports, Cloud9 have reached an agreement with its former support and ex-FlyQuest player Philippe "Vulcan" Laflamme, who is set to join the team for the next season. On the other side, rumours suggest that Cloud9 will sign former Evil Geniuses mid laner Joon "jojopyun" Pyun.

Jojopyun was also contacted by a Korean LoL esports team, Liiv SANDBOX, but declined the offer and decided to stay in North America and join Cloud9. The deal has yet to be officially confirmed, nor have the players or the organisation commented on the move.

However, we can expect Vulkan and jojopyun to be announced as Cloud9's newest members soon.

With a new-look roster, Cloud9 will look to build on the success the team achieved in the past season, when Cloud9 won one LCS title and qualified for LoL World Championship 2023 as LCS's no.1 seed. Unfortunately, the North American representatives failed to accomplish much in South Korea and crashed out of the tournament in the Swiss Stage.