North American esports organisation Cloud9 has announced the addition of two new coaches – James “JamezIRL” Macauley and Ash “Chu” Long – to their Valorant roster. The former was signed as the strategic coach of the squad while the latter will be the head coach.


Long has a history coaching Overwatch teams. The British coach was notably a part of team Envy and had helped them secure first place finishes at seasons 1 and 2 of the Overwatch Contenders 2019: North America West, netting them a prize money of $80,000 each time.

Macaulay is an American Counter-Strike coach who has been a part of Cloud9 since July, 2019. Prior to this, he served as an analyst for the organisation for about a two year period starting from September 2015.

Over the past few weeks, Cloud9 has been rapidly expanding their rosters across multiple titles like Fortnite and CSGO. These new additions of two coaches to the Valorant roster of Cloud9 might just give them the boost they need to top the North American competitive charts, which won’t be quite as easy though, considering the fact that their rivals Gen.G Esports and TSM have showed exceptional form as of late.

Cloud9 now have:

  • Tyson “TenZ” Ngo
  • Mitch “mitch” Semago
  • Josh “shinobi” Abastado
  • Skyler “Relyks” Weaver
  • Daniel “vice” Kim
  • Ash “Chu” Long (Head Coach)
  • James “JamezIRL” Macauley (Strategic Coach)
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