Sneaky (video game player)

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Zachary Scuderi
BornMarch 19, 1994 (age 24)
HometownWinter Springs, Florida
Current teamCloud9
RoleAD Carry
LeagueNorth American League of Legends Championship Series[1]
GamesLeague of Legends
Championships2013 Summer NA LCS and 2014 Spring NA LCS
Nickname(s)C9 Sneaky
Professional career
Apr 2012 – Jun 2012Ordinance Gaming
Jun 2012 – Sep 2012Absolute Legends NA
Sep 2012 – Feb 2013Pulse Esports
Feb 2013 – Apr 2013Team Dignitas
Apr 2013 – May 2013Quantic Gaming
May 2013 – presentCloud9

Zachary Scuderi, better known as Sneaky, is a professional League of Legends player, and prominent cosplayer, who currently plays AD Carry for Cloud9 of the League of Legends Championship Series North America.[2][3][4] He won the 2013 Summer NA LCS and 2014 Spring NA LCS with Cloud9.[5] On July 17, 2015 he was listed as a sub for Cloud9's Challenger Series team.[6]


Originally a Mid Laner for Ordinance Gaming, he quickly transitioned into an AD Carry and bounced around on several NA teams, one of which included Team Dignitas. Eventually he ended up on Quantic Gaming and together with the original C9 roster which consisted of him, Balls, Meteos, Hai and LemonNation, they qualified for the NA LCS. In their first split they completely dominated the competition and won the NA LCS.

Sneaky and LemonNation in particular gained a reputation for playing the combination of Ashe and Zyra, as well as being a very stable and consistent bottom lane. Despite being dominant in NA, Cloud9 lost to Fnatic in the Quarterfinals of the Season 3 World Championship. The next year they would win the Spring Split again but lost to Team SoloMid(TSM) in the finals of Summer. Since then Sneaky has been on a quest to win the NA LCS for the third time, but finally made it past quarterfinals in the Season 8 World Championship.


A native of Winter Springs, Florida, just north of Orlando, Sneaky played World of WarCraft competitively achieving highest rated Mage Rogue in 2v2's sometime in Season 6. He also played a lot of HoN, along with playing DOTA on the side. Prior to LoL, He was studying Computer Science for a year at Florida Atlantic University before entering the NA LCS.[7]

Sneaky joined Quantic Gaming on April 6, 2013 and proceeded to qualify for the 2013 NA LCS Summer Split and subsequently joined Cloud 9 when C9 re-acquired the Quantic roster ahead of their LCS debut.

2015 Preseason

Cloud 9 was the North American team fan-voted to IEM San Jose.[1] They defeated paiN Gaming 2–0, Alliance 2–1, and then Unicorns of Love 3–0 to win the tournament. Sneaky capped off the finals against UOL with a game-winning pentakill on Corki.

2015 Season

Due to their IEM San Jose victory, Cloud9 qualified for IEM Katowice in March. They lost their only two games, first to GE Tigers and then to yoe Flash Wolves, and finished in 7th/8th place. Domestically, they underperformed at the start of the season, and were in 8th place at the end of the second week of the spring LCS split. However, they improved over the course of the season, ending with a second-place finish behind Team SoloMid and a playoff bye; after beating Team Liquid 3–2, Cloud9 lost to TSM 1–3 in the finals and finished the split overall in second place.

Cloud9 replaced mid laner Hai with Incarnati0n at the start of the Summer Split due to Hai's retirement. They performed poorly for the first five weeks of the split and replaced Meteos with Hai going into the sixth week. With Hai back on the team, Cloud9's record improved from 3–7 to 6–12 by the end of the split, and they finished in 7th place after a tie-breaker victory against Team 8, narrowly avoiding relegations and retaining their Championship Points, though they did not qualify for playoffs. In the Regional Finals Gauntlet, Cloud9 reverse-swept both Gravity Gaming and Team Impulse before beating Team Liquid 3–1 in the finals. Their fourteen games played over the course of three days gave them North America's third seed to the 2015 Season World Championship, Cloud9's third-consecutive Worlds. Notably, Sneaky played Vayne in four games (3–1) and Draven twice (2–0), and had a 10.09 KDA across Cloud9's victories; he also received the MVP title for the final series of the gauntlet.

Considered an underdog at Worlds, Cloud9 were placed into Group B along with Fnatic, ahq, and Invictus Gaming and expected to place last. Instead, they surprised with an undefeated 3–0 first week. In the second week, Cloud9 needed only one win to advance to the quarterfinals but were unable to find it, losing four games in a row including a tiebreaker loss to ahq. They placed third in their group, ahead of only Invictus Gaming.

2016 Season[edit]

For the 2016 season, Cloud9 added two new players – Rush and Bunny FuFuu – and moved Hai to support, with the intention of splitting time with Bunny. However, after two losses with Bunny and two wins with Hai in the spring split, they committed to starting Hai full-time and rose to a 67% winrate, with a third-place seed in the playoffs. However, despite a seeding advantage, the team lost to TSM in the first round and were eliminated. Sneaky ended up losing the Worlds Quarterfinals with Cloud 9 against Samsung Galaxy.

2017 Season[edit]

For the 2017 season, Cloud9 dropped Meteos and added Ray, the top laner from Apex Gaming, as well as Contractz, the jungler from Cloud9's Challenger Series team. Cloud9 proved strong with this roster, finishing in 2nd place with a 70% win rate during the regular split, the highest win rate out of any team. Following their spring success Cloud9 had a reasonably strong summer split, finishing 4th place. Cloud9 ended up qualifying to the 2017 League of Legends World Championship through the NA Regional qualifier, taking a convincing 3-1 victory over Counter Logic Gaming. Their Worlds journey ended in the quarterfinals losing 2-3 against Team WE of the League of Legends Pro League.

Tournament results[edit]



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  2. ^ Mitchell, Ferguson (Jun 20, 2014). "Cloud9's chances to win against LMQ rely on Meteos and Sneaky". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05.
  3. ^ Etienne, Jack (August 6, 2013). "How Zachary "Sneaky" Scuderi became a pro LoL player (iBuyPower)". Cloud9. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  4. ^ Gafford, Travis (June 29, 2015). "Sneaky to Fans: "We'll Get There, We'll Go Back to Cloud 9"". GameSpot (Interview). Retrieved January 9, 2016.
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  6. ^ Rosen, Daniel (July 17, 2015). "Balls, Incarnati0n and Sneaky listed as subs for Cloud9 Tempest". TheScore eSports. TheScore Inc. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
  7. ^ "Sneaky's Esportspedia Page". Esportspedia. Retrieved June 17, 2018.

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