Cloud9 announced the departure of Timofey “interz” Yakushin on Monday, after the CS:GO rifler had spent two months on the inactive roster.
The Russian player was moved to the bench and replaced by Timur “buster” Tulepov following C9’s quarterfinal loss at the IEM Rio Major in January. Now that his contract has been terminated, interz has the choice to explore other options as a free agent.
“We want to thank @interz for helping C9 CS:GO become an international powerhouse once again and wish him luck in his future endeavors,” Cloud9 wrote via Twitter.
Interz spent four years playing alongside the likes of Sergey “Ax1Le” Rykhtorov, Vladislav “nafany” Gorshkov, and Dmitry “sh1ro” Sokolov. The team started competing together in 2019 under the Gambit Youngsters banner.
By January 2022, interz was placed on the inactive roster after the team ended the season poorly. Prior to then, he helped Gambit stand out during the late stages online era, earning them first place in the CS:GO world rankings with title runs in the BLAST Premier Spring Final and IEM Katowice.
Interz and his squad eventually moved to Players, and by April 2022 they were signed to Cloud9’s lineup, where he went on to win IEM Dallas. There, the rifler bagged his second-highest LAN rating that year with a 1.04 average and impressed in the latter stages with strong displays against BIG in the semifinals (1.47) and ENCE in the finals (1.29).