Owen "smooya" Butterfield will be standing in for Denis "electronic" Sharipov on FlipSid3 Tactics roster during iBUYPOWER Masters 2016, the organization announced Thursday.
electronic was unable to secure a visa for the North American tournament, and will be sitting it out. The Top 4 teams at IBP Masters will qualify for IEM Oakland's CS:GO tournament, and it is unclear if electronic will be able to play at that tournament.
smooya last played for British team CeX, and previously played for Team Endpoint and CAZ eSports. FlipSid3 is in Group A at the IBP Masters, along with Cloud9, Echo Fox and TyLoo.
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