buster reveals his top CIS teams to join

In an interview with HLTV, the benched rifler picks his preferred destinations for the future but also discusses the possibility of joining an international team.

The future surrounding Timur “buster” Tulepov is still unclear. The 22-year-old rifler is currently benched on, and hasn’t featured in an official match since the conclusion of PGL Major Antwerp five months ago.

In an interview with, buster touched on his situation mentioning his three preferred CS:GO teams to get picked up by.

- If we’re talking about CIS tier-1 rosters, I’m only interested in playing for Cloud9, NAVI, or Team Spirit, buster said to HLTV.

Joining an international team

buster doesn’t rule out the possibility of joining an international team in the future, stating on Twitter that he’s started to learn English so he can compete outside of the CIS region – though his current English is “not enough for any EU/NA teams”

An aspect, the Kazakh also discusses in the interview.

- I should’ve done it a long time ago [learning English] … Right now I spend my time not only on training but also on learning English to be able to play in international rosters, communicating with teammates and audience, giving interviews in English, and so on, buster said where he also mentioned his former teammate Mareks “YEKINDAR” Gaļinskis as a motivation.

- I have an admiring envy for him[YEKINDAR]. So, as I said before, I should’ve done it a long time ago, so it was at the top of my to-do list when I got benched and Mareks’ success in the international team definitely motivates me.

You can read the entire interview with buster down below.

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