kibaken, latro join USSR
USSR have announced two additions to their CS:GO team in the form of Anton "kibaken" Kolesnikov and Nickolay "latro" Lee.
The Russian team have been in disappointing form in recent months, finishing dead last in the StarSeries league with only two victories from 14 matches.
In the fragbite Masters league, USSR did not fare any better as they came in fourth place in their group following defeats against VeryGames and mediokert.
kibaken joins USSR
In a bid to improve their recent results, USSR decided to undergo a major overhaul to their roster and parted ways with both Alexander "Lk-" Lemeshev and Egor "flamie" Vasilyev.
Replacing the duo are Anton "kibaken" Kolesnikov, who was last seen playing for Na´Vi, and Nickolay "latro" Lee, who has been seen playing for zNation and dAT in the past.
"We tried to play with Lk and other semi-professional players, but it did not work out," Artem "mouseTT" Karyagin told HLTV.org.
"At the end of last month, flamie told us he wanted to focus on his studies, so he left the team.
"We then talked with our old mate latro and kibaken, both of whom agreed to join us."
With these changes, USSR now have:
Artem "mouseTT" Karyagin
Alexander "mylt" Sedov
Ivan "keepitreaL" Pisarev
Anton "kibaken" Kolesnikov
Nickolay "latro" Lee