Team Spirit becomes the third squad qualified for the WePlay! Bukovel minor that will come to the tournament in January 2020 with a tinkered roster. After Ninjas in Pyjamas and Geek Fam went for Dota Pro Circuit points penalty for changing a player in their line-up after playing the qualifiers, Team Spirit have done the same and will attend the Minor with a stand-in.
Formerly a member of Winstrike and more recently announced to have joined Dendi’s new team, Alexey “nongrata” Vasilyev will be joining Team Spirit in Bukovel, Ukraine for the Minor, replacing Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk.
Ruslana Berest, Team Spirit Manager:
“Andrey certainly made a great contribution to the development of our team and the achievement of great results. But, unfortunately, there was the difference in views about the training process, understanding of the game and further development paths. It became more bad than good. I can’t say that there were some direct conflicts, but the views on the processes within the team were divided. Our players are young, so positive atmosphere and faith in each other are the key factors for them. The lack of these things is the reason for the change. Whatever it was I want to thank Andrey for his professionalism and wish him good luck in his future career. “
According to the official announcement made by Team Spirit, nongrata has already started to train with the squad and the results at the WePlay! Bukovel Mioir will decide whether he stays or not on the roster.
Team Spirit line-up for WePlay! Bukovel Minor:
- Igor “iLTW” Filatov
- Egor “Ergon” Kozlov
- Alexey “nongrata” Vasilyev (stand-in)
- Alexander “Immersion” Hmelevskoy
- Mihail “Misha” Agatov
WePlay! Bukovel Minor is the first DPC event of 2020. It will unfold 9-12 January with eight teams fighting for the title, which brings with it a ticket to the second Major of the season, Dream League Leipzig Major.