Cloud 9 Chooses Incarnation

by Nilu Kulasingham May 8 2015
Thumbnail image courtesy of Matt Demers / General News

Cloud9 has officially chosen Nicolaj "Incarnati0n" Jensen as their starting mid laner. Over the past few weeks Cloud9 has tried out multiple candidates for the mid lane position to fill in the spot vacated by the retirement of Hai "Hai" Du Lam.

Multiple players including Jensen and David "Yusui" Bloomquis tried out for the position; however, Cloud9's analyst Charlie Lipsie told Richard Lewis of the DailyDot that Jensen had the most talent.

“I think that out of the players that we tried out, Jensen had the most raw talent, and I can see him becoming the best mid laner in NA. One of the things I was impressed with was Jensen’s drive to do whatever the team needs to succeed. He also seems to be fearless… He flew around the world to join us and has been willing to dive into anything we ask for.”

Jensen told The Daily Dot that he wanted to be a better teammate.

Given my past mistakes, I'm looking to be a better teammate and to continue being confident in my own individual performance as well. I'm hoping to carry that confidence into the team without touching the infrastructure of how Cloud9 works

Jensen also commented about replacing Hai.

In regards to replacing [him], I want to mention that we have very different playstyles and serve different roles on the team. We aren't very comparable as players but I know what he did was special for the team.

Cloud 9's owner Jack Etienne has confirmed this move: