Contractz and C9 coach have taken 2 titles for the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split
— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) April 15, 2017
Cloud 9 coach “Reapered” has been awarded the 2017 NA LCS Spring Split Coach of the Split award. This comes as little surprise, as Reapered has been one of the best, if not the best coach Cloud 9 has ever hired. While Cloud 9 were unable to win, they have always placed extremely highly, mostly in the second to third region. Reapered has only been coaching for the past 2 years, so winning the best coach of the split is an extremely remarkable achievement. This award will also likely raise his popularity amongst the pro teams which will either force Cloud 9 to sign him at a much higher price, or face losing him. However, it is most probable that Cloud 9 would wish to resign Reapered, since not only is he proven himself, but they are now able too due to the muilti million dollar fund raising round.
Contractz previously transferred into the central Cloud 9 team from their sister team December of 2016. Even before then, he was viewed as one of the best up and coming junglers, if not players of all time due to his rapid improvement. Contractz has certainly proved himself, taking out the Rookie of the Split award and finishing the regular season with an amazing 3.7 KDA + having the highest assists this split. His announcement of quitting school and playing professionally has also paid off, as he has demonstrated to be a rising star and will likely be targeted by other teams that want to sign the talent.
While this is overall good for Cloud 9 as it raises their image, these awards will definitely cost them a lot.