The sudden news comes to us from Kiev , unfortunately , our CS: GO roster parted ways with one of the players , namely John "Edward" Sukharev's . Since the inception of the super-team CIS Ivan showed a great level of play, but due to some circumstances , Edward'a had to be replaced . In the ranks of the " Dragons" takes at least an experienced Ukrainian players - Emil "kucheR" Ahundov ! Emil has excellent teamwork with the majority of our players , because most of them kucheR won prizes at the most prestigious championships in all of Europe!
Comment Cyril "ANGE1" Karasev :
"Vanya great man , and , in fact , a great player . I want to tell him thank you for the time spent in a team. But CS is a team game , and too often in recent times we played more like four + Vanya .
The decision was made , taken collectively. And I sincerely hope that we will be able to adjust his game for the upcoming championships , and Ivan will find a decent team . "
Commentary team manager Sergey "LMBT" Bezhanova :
"No matter under what circumstances, and why, but to part with players always bad news , especially if you know them for a long time , and it is a good man.
But life goes on, and I hope that Ivan could either go back to the old team , or find a new one , which will be played with all their potential.
Well, we all have been Emil know . This is a very good offensive player and mega positive person . I hope you guys will be able to quickly find a common language , as the tournaments are not waiting and DH are very close . »
I bet my ass this decisions was primarily done by angel, who's no bringing in (surprise surprise) his friend kucher.
Also the management might have something to do with it (afaik they invested a lot of money and after the team didn't became straight top1, they told the team-leader that something needs to happen..).
One contender less for DHW #1. Sad really, him doesn't fitting in isn't really much of an argument when he is always topfragging by far. It also doesn't seem likely that there are team chemistry problems due to him, especially not problems as big as to justify replacing him prior to DHW. I bet Edward sees more chances to win tournaments with Na´Vi as they are a more complete team, and yesterday's showmatch has to do something with it as well probably. Wouldn't be surprised if markeloff followed him, even though that's unlikely for both Na´Vi and Astana to accept. But splitting Edward and markeloff... The project "Astana" has clearly failed.
Incomparable. kennyS was released due to lacking competitive routine and knowledge. Also, kucher is no shoxie. Yes, AD can do well without Edward and will most likely stay a top contender. But they are not the CIS allstars anymore that can achieve what they set out to when the project started, which is being the world's #1. They are now practically back to Virtus.pro, only that Fox was replaced by markeloff, which is what I call a fail considering they effectively weakened both old VP and Na´Vi in the process. I seriously think they would be better off taking back Fox now that they are putting more emphasis on team chemistry and team play than on individual genius. I would love to see VP (Astana) and Na´Vi complete their original rosters again, even though that's unlikely...