EU Week 9 Spotlight - Cloud9 HyperX

by HiRez ESports | Jul 09, 2014
This week we had the chance to sit down with current top seed in our SWC European rankings, Cloud9 HyperX.  These guys have had one of the more impressive, consistent performances throughout these tournaments and we got to find out a little bit about what goes on behind the scenes with these guys.  Here is your week 9 EU spotlight.




 Record:

Week 1 - 1st Place
Week 2 - 2nd Place
Week 3 - 4th Place
Week 4 - 2nd Place
Week 5 - 1st Place
Week 6 - 2nd Place
Week 7 - 2nd Place
Week 8 - 5th-8th Place
Week 9 - 1st Place

Team Roster and Positions:
Captain - Psiyo

Solo - enQu
Mid - Psiyo
Jungle - Suntouch
Hunter - YOUNGBAE
Guardian - HalfDevil

Questions:

Cloud9 had a rough showing at the 100k tournament.  This season you guys have been able to keep that #1 spot, what would you attribute this swing in power to?
The roster change has definitely worked out well for us, we are a lot more consistent and far better than we ever were.

What kind of practice regime do you guys have?
We scrim 4-5 days a week as a team and at least 6 hours of solo queue practice everyday individually. 

What are you looking forward to most with the Pro League?
We are looking forward to play the other teams in the Pro League, also since there's a schedule we don't have to wait to get our games started.  We're also very interested in how playing during the week will affect us and the other teams.

What would you say was your biggest success and failure of the current season?
Our biggest success this season is being able to keep that #1 spot while having such a short time to practice with a new roster leading up to the first week.  Our biggest failure this season is probably not being able to close out Bo3's in the finals.

Have anything special planned for this last weekend of regular tournament play?
I don't think we have anything special planned for the last week, but with Cloud 9, who knows? Psiyo Kali mid? Dunno.

Anything you want to say to your fans out there?
We would like to thank our fans and everyone else who has supported us thus far, we promise we will do our best for ourselves and the fans.


Deamonmachine, thanks again for getting these interviews together!