Official: buster replaces interz on Cloud9

Cloud9 have announced via their social media accounts that Timofey "interz" Yakushin has been replaced with Timur "buster" Tulepov. Thus, the information previously reported by has been confirmed.

buster joined Cloud9 from, who reported that an agreement had been reached between the clubs on the transfer of the esports athlete. The amount of the deal was not disclosed.

Tulepov has been in inactivity since May of this year, when he was moved to the sidelines of the VP lineup, which plays under the neutral Outsiders tag. Since then, he has not played any official matches.

The debut of the revamped Cloud9 roster will run at IEM Katowice 2023. The prestigious tournament with a prize pool of $1 million will take place from January 31 to February 12.

 Cloud9's current lineup is:

 Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov
 Abay "⁠HObbit⁠" Khasenov
 Vladislav "⁠nafany⁠" Gorshkov
 Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov
 Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov

 Konstantin "⁠groove⁠" Pikiner (coach)

 Timofey "⁠interz⁠" Yakushin (transfer-listed)