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Nine will play at ESL Birmingham 2024 as a stand-in for an unnamed team, says Falcons Media Director

Team Falcons Media Director claimed that Leon "Nine" Kirilin will participate in ESL One Birmingham 2024 as a stand-in mid player. He shared that information in his personal Telegram channel, but did not name the team.

There is only one guy in Dota 2 who is a citizen of Germany and Russia, and who will be playing as a stand-in on mid for one of the teams. By the way, he is an ex-champion of The International. You may ask, what the hell am I talking about? As it turns out, it's really hard to get to a tournament in United Kingdom.

Team Falcons Media Director

Nine is a currently inactive German/Russian player and The International 2022 champion. He claimed the Aegis together with three current members of Falcons: Jingjun "Sneyking" Wu, Oliver "skiter" Lepko and Kurtis "Aui_2000" Ling. Just a few days ago Stanislav "Malr1ne" Potorak, who is playing mid in that team, mentioned that he still did not get an answer on his visa, most likely one to attend ESL One Birmingham 2024. The tournament starts on April 22.

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If this information will turn out true, it won't be the first change in the UK event's lineup. Earlier, ESL replaced 1win with OG due to them being "unable to field an eligible roster". The decision was questioned by many, including Team Spirit's manager, as while 1win did not make it in time to the extended deadline, by the moment of that announcement they had their documents in check and there was two more weeks until the event start.

According to 1win's side of the story, the main source of the issues was a delay in communication between ESL and UK consulate, and most of the deadline extension falling on the weekend. Fact that ESL One Birmingham 2024 will have EPT points on the line increased the complaints, as OG's chances to beat other teams for Riyadh Masters 2024 slot suddenly increased with this decision.

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