Starix leaves Team Spirit’s roster

Starix leaves Team Spirit’s roster

Team Spirit announced that Sergey "starix" Ischuk left his position in the CS:GO roster. Vladyslav "arch" Svistov will temporarily replace him as stand-in.

Starix joined Team Spirit in May, two months after losing his position as a coach for Natus Vincere.

Sadly, the team didn’t achieve any major result during his stay, and the lack of meaningful progresses is the reason for this final outcome:  the team failed to qualify for any major championship in the past two seasons.

The decision was not easy, but Sergei and I talked and came to the conclusion that it would be better for the team and for his personal growth.

Sergei is still in the organization, we offered him several options for further cooperation. Now everything depends only on Sergei, he needs some time to make a decision.
— Team Spirit Manager - Ruslan Bugrin

Vladyslav "arch" Svistov will act as stand-in in the upcoming matches, but the final lineup will only be announced afterward.

For the nearest time am gonna stand-in for my friends from Team Spirit, will try to do my best even tho am ill atm. Stay tuned ;)
— arch

Team Spirit’s roster:

  • Pavel "COLDYY1" Veklenko

  • Dmitry "S0tF1k" Forostyanko

  • Vadim "DavCost" Vasilyev

  • Dmitriy "Dima" Bandurka

  • Vladyslav "arch" Svistov (stand-in)

  • Sergey "starix" Ischuk (benched)


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Vincenzo is an esports writer with five years of experience. Former head editor for Natus Vincere, he has produced content for DreamHack, FACEIT, DOTAFire, 2P, and more. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.