Shara set to sign for FlipSid3
FlipSid3 Tactics will complete their roster with the addition of Aleksandr "Shara" Gordeev, HLTV.org has learned.
The former KerchNET member had been tipped to join FlipSid3 on a permanent basis after playing for the team as a substitute on several occasions over the last couple of months.
A source close to FlipSid3 has told HLTV.org that, while Oleksandr "Shara" Hordieyev has already promised to join the North American organisation, he will not do so until January 1 as the player wants to wait until his current team, Spray'n'pray, has found a replacement for him before completing a move.
He will step into the shoes of Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, who stepped down from FlipSid3's active lineup in July following a public outburst at his teammates in the wake of the side's semi-final defeat against Na`Vi at ESWC Montreal.
FlipSid3 bring in a new player
With a squad depleted to four players, FlipSid3 continued to field Vadim "DavCost" Vasilyev - who had already played for the team at ESL One Katowice and in the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 due to s1mple's ban - as a substitute, but the Russian's long-term future on the roster was always unclear.
The possibility of DavCost signing for FlipSid3 was ruled out earlier in the week as the 19-year-old agreed to join Team YP. Initially, s1mple appeared to be the close to reclaiming his spot, but the team signed Shara, who played alongside Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk in A-Gaming back in 2013.
FlipSid3's first event with the new lineup will be the offline qualifier for the MLG Major Championship, on February 26-28, where the team will try to secure a fourth consecutive major appearance.
With Shara's arrival, FlipSid3 now have: