Spirit and Arcade Unite?!
Russian-based organisation Team Spirit announced yesterday, that they have signed the former Arcade lineup.
ex-Arcade have had a crazy past few months, after their Counter-Strike lineup was looking uneasy, as the signing of former Vega Squadron team in late 2015 achieved a 3-4th place crash at the second CIS Major event of 2016, after facing defeats to Fluffy Gangsters and Team Empire.
After recent events, the team were put in the spotlight after picking up two stand-ins, who were Vadim “DavCost” Vasilyev and Anton “kibaken” Kolesnikov. The team nearly qualified for the DreamHack ZOWIE Open Summer, only taking a defeat in the grand final of the first closed qualifier after going 2-1 to Epsilon.
When the second DreamHack Open Summer event crept around the corner, it was clear that the team were in no fit state to even try and qualify and it was announced that the team had parted ways with the Arcade organisation, as they started playing under their old name, Phenomenon.
Team coach Nikolay “Certus” Certus gave the following statement:
“We are very pleased that we have partners such as Team Spirit now. The support of a large organisation, which we have been looking for and have now finally found, will help us to focus on the work (getting better as a team) and not be distracted by little things. It will help us fully immerse ourselves in the training process and as quickly as possible, prepare to achieve big goals. I hope that our cooperation will be fruitful. We will do our best to please our fans.”
Team Spirit’s lineup looks like this: