B8 bench alex666
The Ukrainian player has been sidelined and is actively seeking new opportunities.
B8 has announced that Alexey "alex666" Yarmoshchuk, who had been part of the team's starting roster since August 2022 when he joined alongside Denis "amster" Liashenko and coach Ivan "maddened" Iordanidi, has been removed from the starting five.
The 21-year-old's move to the bench comes after a heartbreaking run at the RMR for the young Ukrainian squad, who went from 2-0 after beating MOUZ and Virtus.pro in the opening best-of-ones to 2-3 and were then eliminated from Major contention by Cloud9 in the last chance qualifier.
The BLAST.tv Paris Major RMR was a flashback to the IEM Rio RMR in 2022, where B8 got off to a 2-1 lead after the best-of-ones before losing back-to-back best-of-threes to fall short in the Swiss system qualifier with a 2-3 record.
B8 will need to find a replacement for alex666 in a timely manner as they are slated to take part in CCT South Europe Series 4, which they open on Sunday, April 23, with a first round match of the Swiss group stage against KS.
B8's roster is currently:
Ivan "maddened" Iordanidi (coach)
Alexey "alex666" Yarmoshchuk (benched)