The League of Legends offseason roster changes have come in full force as Cloud9 makes a number of updates to their active lineup. The North American team has officially signed Danish AD carry Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen, while former jungler Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen has joined Evil Geniuses in the organization's return to the LCS.
Cloud9 will field Jesper “Zven” Svenningsen in the upcoming LCS season. Zven transfers from Team SoloMid, having spent two years with the organization. The Danish player's LCS debut came under the Origen banner in the European LCS 2015 Summer Split. Then playing under the nickname “Niels,” he was awarded Rookie of the Split after the team finished second only to Fnatic. Zven made the move to North America with the 2018 season, then taking up the TSM name. The team ended the 2018 Spring and Summer seasons in 5-6th and third place, respectively. They then missed out on a Worlds appearance after finishing second behind Cloud9 in the Regional Final. TSM saw better results in 2019, placing second in the Spring season and 5-6th in Summer. They again failed to qualify for Worlds after losing to Clutch Gaming in the Regional Final.
Zven now takes over as Cloud9’s AD carry, presumably replacing Zachary “Sneaky” Scuderi entirely. Sneaky stated on his Twitch stream that he will not be playing for Cloud9, and that he will not fight for a spot on the active roster. It is currently unclear where Sneaky plans to go next.
The next Cloud9 change sees jungler Dennis “Svenskeren” Johnsen leave the roster in favor of Evil Geniuses. The North American organization has begun their team-building process after purchasing the LCS slot previously owned by Echo Fox.
Svenskeren joined Cloud9 from Team SoloMid prior to the 2018 season. During his tenure with the team, Cloud9 finished second in the 2018 Summer Split before reaching an all-time best result at the League of Legends World Championship. Their semi-final finish was the best Worlds showing from a North American team since Season One.
Cloud9 kept solid form going into 2019, placing 3-4th in the Spring season and second in Summer. They qualified for Worlds 2019, though failed to make another play-offs appearance. Svenskeren now moves on to Evil Geniuses for the upcoming 2020 LCS season, and is currently the only player signed by the organization. He may not be the only Cloud9 player taking up the EG banner, as rumors circulate of support Tristan "Zeyzal" Stidam joining him.
Both lineups will make their debuts in the 2020 LCS Spring Split.