Ax1Le gets visa to help Cloud9 at IEM Cologne 2023 playoffs

North American organization Cloud9 announced the return of Sergey "Ax1Le" Rykhtorov to the starting five. The esports athlete managed to get a visa and will help the team in the IEM Cologne 2023 playoffs.

Before the start of the tournament in Cologne, Cloud9 announced a forced roster change. As a result, Rykhtorov's place was taken by Timur "buster" Tulepov, with whom the squad successfully advanced the playoffs.

On Friday, August 4, the Russian team will play in the quarter-finals against Vitality. The match will kick off at 15:30 CET.

Cloud9's lineup for IEM Cologne 2023 playoffs is:

 Abay "⁠HObbit⁠" Khasenov
 Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy
 Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov
 Denis "electroNic" Sharipov
Sergey "Ax1Le" Rykhtorov