Mid-January of the year, the first case of the team’s full roster dissolvement began when their captain Artsiom "fng" Barshack decided to leave the team after a 4 month stint of not finding relative success in the qualifers of key competitions – minors and majors. His department was a huge setback so Team Spirit’s management and the players themselves went into sincere discussion about the roster’s future and lately decided to not renew the contracts of the remaining players.
For almost a 4 month period that has passed, Team Spirit’s Dota 2 division was pretty much non-existent and thats when they’ve come accross with Old But Gold. At that time, Team OBG was on the rise in the Tier 2 scene of CIS, showing great potential, they’ve been contesting greatly in the Qualifiers behind Gambit Esports.
It was a well-timed opportunity for both parties with the DPC season nearing to it’s conclusion and so Team Spirit manages to sign Team OBG’s lineup. But the results quickly didn’t go quite as planned... They failed to qualify in both remaining DPC tournaments’ then after they managed to cash in decent earning’s in Adrenaline Cyber League 2019 coming off in 3rd placement taking home prize money amounting of $25,000. But in order to call this new roster successful, they will need to step up their performance and pass the test because what’s left for them this year is qualifying in The International 9.
They didn’t have to go through the challenges of the Opens since they we’re invited in the Regional Qualifers but coming off in the groupstages, they failed badly. Finishing with a 1-6 score they placed 8th which is the poorest.
Another fruitless result leds Team Spirit, yet again to drop it’s full roster.
Seems like the department came off well with Team Captain Ivan "VANSKOR" Skorokhod giving positive comments on his former team;
Once again, they have no players. Soon after TI9, in the next DPC season, we shall find out what’s about to come for Team Spirit.
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