22-year-old Timofey "interz" Yakushin has announced his departure from Cloud9 through Twitter. The young Russian saw himself getting moved to the beach after poor results during the later stages of 2022. Shortly after interz was moved to the bench, Cloud9 saw their chance to bring in Timur "buster" Tulepov.
The last time interz played with his former teammates was back at the IEM Rio Major when they managed to take down the likes of Natus Vincere and FaZe on their way to the quarter-final but fell short against MOUZ on the big stage. Despite a decent tournament for the youngsters, the team and the organization decided to drop interz down to the inactive roster to seek better options on the market. Timofey "interz" Yakushin was averaging 0.90 Rating / 54.5 ADR / 0.45 KPR / 0.53 Impact during the IEM Rio Major. With such low stats to his name, Cloud9 was hoping to find a better replacement for the upcoming 2023 season.
Since the arrival of buster, Cloud9 fans were hyped to see a new man step in for action. However, to start his time in Cloud9, the team fell short against Natus Vincere and IHC during the IEM Katowice 2023. A disappointing result that left their fans with doubt about interz's departure. But, the doubt only lasted three weeks as Cloud9 dominated G2 and Outsiders in the ESL Pro League Season 17 and is currently on a seven-match winning streak.
Regardless of what the future holds for interz. For now, fans of interz will have to wait and see what comes next. The Russian is a free agent and available for new options.