Spirit sign 1337 as their academy team
After a wide range of organizations have adopted academy teams, or “farm teams,” Spirit is the next organization that has announced signing an academy team. Organizations such as Fnatic, CLG, and North have all jumped on the trend of adopting academy teams to increase visibility, and creating a professional environment for future stars of tomorrow.
Team 1337 competed in SLTV’s Pro Series, and a wide range of cups/tournaments, such as Hellcase, and Binary Dragon events. The Spirit academy team has gained visibility as a top CIS team.
The roster consists of talented players and experienced coach. An important aspect for us is to unlock the potential of each player, which is why we are actively working on developing personal skills and improving the understanding of the game. Recently we got invited to the CIS Minor qualifier, and right now we are preparing for the tournament. The initial goal for us is to achieve a successful performance at the regional minor tournament and get to the main qualifiers for the PGL Major Krakow.
– Ruslan Buhryn, Spirit manager
It’s very difficult to enter the pro-scene at the moment, not every talented young man can afford to choose a game instead of education or a job. Such projects as Team Spirit Academy help the whole scene to grow, we get the “young blood” and perspective, and players get a solid ground under their feet – now they don’t have to worry about trivia and are able to concentrate on the game. We have big plans working with young players, which go far beyond the current form of the academy. We will build our common future! 🙂
– Nikita Chukalin, Spirit COO
Spirit Academy Roster:
Aleksey “1uke” Zimin
Alexey “BAS” Kustov
Evgeny “fenya” Mitsik
Alexey “Nickelback” Trofimov
Roman “rommi” Golubev
Dimitry “Iksou” Mikhaylichenko (Coach)