It appears that Cloud9 has discovered a substitute for Timofey “interz” Yakushin.
The group is reportedly making an attempt to signal Timur “buster” Tulepov, who has been benched in Virtus Pro since May 23, in response to HLTV’s report from yesterday. The 23-year-old would function the exchange interz on the beginning roster, which was first rumored in December final yr.
The report provides that the North American group thought of a number of gamers for interz’s substitute, however buster was seen as the most effective match from the beginning.
Cloud9 haven’t performed in any match since IEM CS:GO Rio Major 2022, which concluded on Nov. 13. The CIS squad had a rocky begin with a 3-2 document within the Challengers Stage, after which a flawless 3-0 run within the Legends Stage, turning them one of many favorites to hoist the trophy out of the remaining groups. However, C9 fell to MOUZ within the quarterfinals with a 2-1 rating.
Buster’s squad, Outsiders, received the Major in Brazil, although the 23-year-old himself didn’t contribute in any respect to their victory: he’s been benched since May 23, after the PGL Antwerp CS:GO Major concluded.
Cloud9 will participate within the two first large tournaments of the yr: IEM Katowice 2023 and ESL Pro League Season 17. The workforce is about to finish the roster swap earlier than they start to compete on Jan. 31 with the Play-In Stage, the place C9 will begin their journey within the Polish occasion.