Leaf- Age, Height, Net Worth, Family Status and Complete Biography
Nathan Orf, also known as Leaf or C9 Leaf, is a professional Valorant player who games for Cloud9 Blue – an American professional Esports company located in Santa Monica, California. Its teams compete in tournaments on online games like Valorant, CS: GO, League of Legends, Halo, Fortnite, Hearthstone, Overwatch, and Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Leaf, after his exceptional fragging performances under Chaos Esports Club in CS: GO at the young age of 15, gained a reputation for his skills in the North American FPS community. The game earned him a spot in the Cloud9 Blue Valorant Squad, being widely regarded as one of the best duelists in the world.
He’s known for playing agents like Jett and Chamber, which are known to be extremely powerful in the hands of a good aimer.
Apart from spending most of his time practicing for upcoming Valorant tournaments, Leaf loves playing video games with his friends. He’s sometimes spotted alongside other FPS streamers playing games like CS: GO, Valorant, and more.
Other than that, he spends time watching CS: GO, and VCT esports matches; not much is known about his personal life.
Leaf started playing CS: GO when he was 14 and made it to the top of the leagues in no time. He played in FACEIT Pro League Challenger Events, in which he earned 3rd place in July 2018. He participated in various Tier 3 CS: GO events and open qualifiers with his friends, where he had moderate success.
Following these initial steps, he went on to play for minor teams like Zone Esports, Gorilla Gang, and Rugratz. His most notable achievement during that time was winning ESEA Season 30: Advanced Division – North America.
With his insane fragging ability, Leaf was picked up by Chaos Esports Club, his first Tier 1 Organization in North America. He joined forces with notable players like vanity, Xeppaa, JonjiLLC, and mCe, while being coached by Steel.
After having a slow start in his first month, Leaf and his team began winning several top North American CS: GO tournaments in 2020, ending the year winning Intel Extreme Masters and Dream Hack Masters. Unfortunately, due to a dying CS: GO scene in North America, Chaos Esports disbanded with players, including Leaf, looking to make an impact in Valorant, a brand-new tactical shooter during that time.
After a trial with his former teammate Xeppaa and Floppy, he was officially announced into the Cloud9 Blue roster in 2021 and rose to true popularity in the Valorant community.
Leaf is a gifted FPS gamer who started his professional gaming career with Chaos Esports Club in 2018. Although he was part of the Rugrats roster, they only participated in regional tournaments. Later, he joined the Cloud9 Blue roster to play Valorant for them.
Additionally, by participating in several CS: GO and Valorant tournaments, he has amassed around $100,000 in prize money.
He is also referred to as C9 Leaf due to his transfer to Cloud9 Esports in 2021. He is a skilled rifler and an AWPer for the team, playing agents like Jett and Chamber, which suit his playstyle.
With his achievements in CS: GO under Chaos Esports Club, and his incredible highlight plays in Valorant, Leaf has collected immense respect as one of the best duelists in Valorant.
Here are a few highlights from Leaf’s gaming career:
- Leaf makes his first mark in the CS: GO scene by coming 3rd in the FACEIT Pro League Challenger Monthly tournament in July 2018.
- He plays his first CS: GO tournament during Gfinity Spring Series 2018.
- Leaf gets his first qualifier win in ECS Season 7 – North America Challenger Cup: Open Qualifier #1 under Zone Esports.
- His first tournament win was ESEA Season 30: Advanced Division – North America, where he won a prize pool of $3,450.
- His team ‘Snows Racers’ came third in the ESEA Season 31: Main Division tournament, receiving a prize pool of $1,350.
- His team ‘Rugratz’ placed 2nd in Mythic Cup #5 and earned $1,000.
- Leaf joins the Chaos Esports Club’s CS: GO team under trial.
- He played his first tournament with Chaos during the BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 American Showdown, where they were knocked out in the group stage.
- Leaf was replaced by Jonji in Chaos but got signed on a permanent basis after Voltage stepped down from the team.
- Leaf achieved his first qualifier win under Chaos in the cs_summit 6 Online: North American Open Qualifier.
- Chaos won their first tournament with Leaf during the ESEA Season 34: Premier Division – North America and was rewarded with $20,000 as a prize.
- After a month, Leaf and Chaos won the WINNERS League – Season 4 and earned $7,000.
- They continued their tournament winning streak by winning the Mythic Invite League Season 1 tournament to get $10,000.
- They also won the Mythic Summer Cup #3 and earned $3,000.
- Chaos then began participating in Tier 1 tournaments and placed 3rd in the Dreamhack Open Summer 2020: North America, earning $8,750.
- They participated and won the Funspark ULTI 2020 and gained $7,500.
- However, Leaf fell short of getting his first major final after losing to Team Liquid in ESL One: Cologne 2020 Online.
- Chaos failed to qualify for the knockout stages by missing out on the top 4 in ESL Pro League Season 12: North America.
- They also failed to make it out of group stages by placing 7th in the Intl Extreme Master XV.
- While preparing for the next big tournaments, Leaf and Chaos won the ESEA Cash Cup: Autumn 2020.
- Finally, Chaos managed to win their first major tournament by beating Triumph to get their hand on the Intel Extreme Master XV: Beijing Online.
- Leaf played his final major CS: GO tournament in the form of DreamHack Masters Winter 2020: North America, beating Team oNe eSports in a close grand final.
- Chaos disbands their CS: GO roster due to COVID affecting the CS scene in North America, causing Leaf to take his talents to Valorant.
- Leaf trialed for Cloud9 Blue in the JBL Quantum Cup but failed to get a win during the tournament.
- Cloud9 announced the permanent signing of Leaf as part of the rebuild after TenZ and shinobi left the Valorant team.
- Leaf played his first Valorant qualifier during the VCT Stage 2: Challengers 1, placing 5th and barely missing out on qualifying for Challengers Finals.
- However, Leaf and C9 made the most out of their second chance by placing 2nd in VCT Stage 2: Challengers 1, which took them to Challengers Finals.
- They fell just short of qualifying for Masters 2: Reykjavik by losing to Version1 in the decider and placing 3rd in the Challengers Finals.
- As a result, Cloud9 signed Leaf’s former Chaos teammates Xeppaa and vanity in their male Valorant roster, replacing Floppy and Poiz.
- The ex-Chaos teammates win their first tournament together in Valorant by defeating NRG Esports in Nerd Street Summer Champs.
- They carry that momentum to VCT: Last Chance Qualifier, where they make an impressive lower bracket run to win the tournament and qualify for Valorant Champions, the biggest Valorant tournament of the year.
- In Champions, Cloud9 was the only North American team that made it to the playoffs, finishing 5th in the tournament and earning $40,000 as prize money.
- After an impressive year, Cloud9 come back guns blazing by finishing 1st in the Group Stage of VCT 2022: Stage 1 Challengers. However, they just missed on VCT 2022 Masters: Reykjavik, finishing 3rd in the main event by losing to OpTic in the decider match.
- In VCT 2022: Stage 2 Challengers, Cloud9 crashed out of the group stage finishing 5th in group B. They also traded Xeta for Curry between the tournament.
What Is Leaf’s Net Worth?
Leaf has a net worth of $200,000 as of 2022. However, this is only estimated from his tournament winnings. Including his Cloud9 and Chaos Esports contract and sponsorships, his worth could rise to $300,000.
How Much Does Leaf Earn?
According to rumors, Leaf earns around $20,000 per month. It may sound a lot for a player in a new game, but leaks suggest that players like Jay ‘sinatraa’ Won and Nicholas ‘nitr0’ Cannella comparatively earn more than the C9 player. It also should be noted that this doesn’t include sponsorship deals.
Due to professional commitments and participation in multiple tournaments, Leaf doesn’t have a streaming schedule. The last time Leaf was live was in January 2022, when he streamed for a couple of hours. However, you might find him playing with his other friends who stream. Some of them include vanity, Xeppaa, or s0m.
Leaf has had several achievements in his short professional gaming career. A few of them are given below:
- 1st place in Intel Extreme Master XV: Beijing Online
- 1st place in DreamHack Masters Winter 2020
- 2nd place in VCT Stage 2: Challengers 1
- 3rd place in VCT Stage 2: Challengers Finals
- 1st in VCT: Last Chance Qualifier
When Chaos pulled up a major upset by beating MIBR, a two-time major winning team, their fans immediately accused Leaf of cheating by using softlock. Several Reddit threads were made to show Leaf’s crosshair seemingly locking on his opponents, but there wasn’t any definite proof.
However, these accusations got worse when MIBR’s FalleN and Gaules tweeted after their loss about Leaf seemingly cheating. This led to Leaf and his teammates facing harassment and death threats from Brazilian fans. In response, the CS: GO community came in support of Leaf and his team, and even the accusers issued an apology to the teenage player.