Four or five months ago, Overwatch scene got another team that became a serious contender for winning the trophies in the Overwatch competitions. Overwatch Contenders Season One is about to begin and when everyone thought that each team has finalized their rosters for the competitions, Cloud9 surprised everyone by announcing the signing players for their new team.
Cloud9 is the North American team and they will continue to host their original team that competes in the North American Overwatch Contenders. Signing the second team, Cloud9 has expanded to European region with a very strong team that had a very good success in the Season Zero of Overwatch Contenders.
New Chapter for Laser Kittenz
According to the statement that Cloud9 published on their official website, Laser Kittenz roster will be forming Cloud9’s European team. Before signing with one of the biggest eSports organization in the world, Laser Kittenz were competing independently and without a support of any big eSports organization. Now, that has changed.
Jack Etienne, Cloud9 CEO, said in a statement that this team will operate independently from their original Overwatch roster. That means that Cloud9 is still looking for one player that will fill the open position in the team after Kaiser decided to return home to RunAway. This opens the possibility for players from their European roster to move to North America and to compete in Overwatch League as Cloud9 is one of the organizations that have purchased a spot in the competition.
Laser Kittenz took the Overwatch scene by storm. They appeared suddenly and in their first tournament they managed to achieve significant results. It was at that moment that many eSports organization noticed this roster and their potential for achieving great results. Now, Laser Kittenz will have a huge platform to even improve their results and show the world their true talent.
The Success in Overwatch Contenders
When Season Zero of Overwatch Contenders started, rarely anyone expected Laser Kittenz to perform well. However, many seem to have forgotten that Laser Kittenz roster is made of some of the world’s best players that the Western world can offer. Due to the series of misfortunate events, those players found themselves without a team at one point.
At that moment, they decided to launch their own team while they were looking for an organization to sponsor them. During Overwatch Contenders Season Zero, Laser Kittenz were one step away from reaching the grand final of the competition. They had an amazing series in the group stage. They were defeated in only one match, against Misfits, during the entire group stage.
After reaching the playoffs, Laser Kittenz continued with great games and they secured their spot in the semi-finals. In the semi-final, they had to face eUnited who are one of the best Overwatch teams in Europe. And in the end, Laser Kittenz were not able to do anything as eUnited secured the win very easily. In the end, Laser Kittenz finished the Season Zero in the 3-4th place. Now, with the full support of Cloud9, Laser Kittenz will have huge opportunity to improve that result in the Season One of Overwatch Contenders.