Jang “EMENES” Min-soo, the central laner for Cloud9, has announced his retirement from professional League of Legends. His departure is not without controversy, as he used this moment to launch scathing remarks about his former Cloud9 teammates and the overall level of the LCS and Western leagues.
Accusations Against Former Teammates
EMENES’s criticism targeted his ex-teammates, Ibrahim “Fudge” Allami and Robert “Blaber” Huang, accusing them of inadequate practice. His comments add to the ongoing disputes within the LCS, reminiscent of recent negative statements by Team Liquid’s ex top laner, Park “Summit” Woo-tae.
Emenes Donezo Manifesto (on korean forums)
Vulcan’s Return to Cloud9
Cloud9 is poised to build a championship-caliber team for the 2024 LCS season, with the addition of veteran support Vulcan to their League of Legends roster. Vulcan, familiar with Fudge and Blaber from their 2021 collaboration, is set to work alongside C9’s AD carry star Berserker for the first time.
Vulcan’s Journey and Expectations
The 24-year-old support rejoins Cloud9 after stints with Evil Geniuses and FlyQuest. Despite achieving only a single LCS championship and reaching the top four at the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational with EG, Vulcan’s return to Cloud9 brings hope and heightened expectations among the fans.
The announcement you've been waiting for. 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/gXnFQR2hkM
— Cloud9 League of Legends (@C9LoL) November 23, 2023
Speculation Around Jojopyun
Cloud9’s next big reveal, the team’s starting mid laner, is rumored to be the former Evil Geniuses mid lane sensation, 19-year-old Jojopyun. His potential addition could signal a formidable future for Cloud9 in the League of Legends esports.
Anticipation for the New Mid Laner
Cloud9’s strategic changes, including Vulcan’s return and the potential recruitment of Jojopyun, combined with the departure of EMENES, signal a new chapter. These moves could very well set Cloud9 on a path to dominance in the LCS, sporting their iconic blue and white jerseys.