Cloud 9 has been battling in the E-sports arena since 2012, but maybe what you didn't know was that their CS:GO team dates back only to 2014, when the organization acquired CompLexity Gaming's CS:GO division.
Jordan "n0thing" Gilbert has a long history with Counter Strike, making his debut in Counter-Strike 1.6 and going on to win many championships. He made the switch to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in 2013, and hasn't looked back since, winning several ESL Pro League titles, and most recently the iBuyPower Cup.
Check out his specs below.
Cloud 9 is sponsored by Logitech and as such make good use of their gaming headphones. When not competing in a tournament, n0thing likes to switch between his trusty Logitech G430 and less conspicuous Logitech UE 900 earphones. One of the biggest advantages of the G430 is the adjustable microphone, which makes it easy to find the perfect position for maximum sound output. The headphones have dedicated audio controls located directly on the generously long 2.3-meter cable, so they're always within reach. Specifically for a game like CS:GO, players need excellent spatial reproduction to get a good idea about what their enemies are up to, and the Dolby 7.1 sound output of the Logitech G430 achieves this flawlessly. The included software also gives players precise control over the soundstage – not something that you see very often.
n0thing takes out his Logitech UE 900 earphones whenever he plays alone or starts to get headset fatigue. As a pair of audiophile-grade earbuds, the UE 900 offer excellent sound detail in a very sleek package. These are the kind of headphones that you can use for absolutely any type of listening. Of course, their incredible quality comes with a pretty high price tag, but its worth it if you want high-quality listening.
When it comes to peripherals, n0thing is pretty picky. He doesn’t like keyboards with wrist pads because they make it hard to get his hands in the perfect position. That’s why he chose the Logitech G710+ with Cherry MX Brown switches.The keyboard actually does come with a wrist pad, but it can be easily detached and thrown away. What's left is a rock-solid mechanical keyboard with 6 programmable G-keys that can be customized to perform complex macros or Lua scripts. It also doesn’t hurt that the keyboard has 26-key rollover and one-touch media keys for instant volume and playback control.
Funnily enough, the player we previously featured on Specs, OpTic Crimsix, also uses a G710+. If that's not enough to convince you to consider this mechanical keyboard, I don't know what will.
For his gaming mouse, n0thing stuck with the tried and true Logitech G100s, loved by gamers for its comfortable ambidextrous shape that helps reduce hand fatigue during long gaming sessions. The G100's also feature Delta Zero sensor technology, but only manages 2,500 DPI, which is a bit surprising for a pro setup.
As for mousepad's, n0thing likes to have the same surface no matter where he plays, so the Logitech G440 Hard Gaming Mousepad was an easy choice.
Finally, n0thing never leaves home without his beloved Gunnar gaming glasses. We've covered gaming glasses in the past, so we can say that n0thing is definitely making the right choice by protecting his eyes with Gunnars. If you're still on the fence about the usefulness of gaming glasses, you can check out the article here.