Team Spirit sign ex-Arcade

Russian organisation Team Spirit have acquired the former Arcade lineup.

Arcade have had a strange few months concerning their Counter-Strike lineup, as the signing of the former Vega Squadron team in late 2015 gave way to a 3-4th place finish at the first CIS Minor and a 7-8th place exit at the second CIS Minor in 2016 (after losses to FLuffy Gangsters and Empire at the latter).

Recently the team were overhauled even further with the additions of Vadim "⁠DavCost⁠" Vasilyev and Anton "⁠tonyblack⁠" Kolesnikov and Arcade nearly managed to qualify for DreamHack ZOWIE Open Summer, only losing in the grand final of the first closed qualifier in a close three map series to Epsilon.


kibaken and crew are now Team Spirit

By the time the second DreamHack Open Summer closed qualifier rolled around, it became apparent that the players had parted ways with the Arcade organisation (though no official announcement was given) as they were playing under the old placeholder name of Phenomenon.

Speculations of a new organisation mounted and in the end it is Team Spirit, a newly founded Russian esports organisation who were previously involved in DOTA 2, who have announced the acquisition of the team.

Team coach Nikolay "⁠Certus⁠" Poluyanov had the following to say on joining Team Spirit:

"We are very pleased that we have partners such as Team Spirit now. The support of a large organization, 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 wil be fruitful. We will do our best to please our fans."

Team Spirit's lineup is:

Russia Vadim "⁠DavCost⁠" Vasilyev
Russia Dmitriy "⁠Dima⁠" Bandurka
Russia Dmitry "⁠S0tF1k⁠" Forostyanko
Russia Anton "⁠tonyblack⁠" Kolesnikov
Ukraine Pavel "⁠COLDYY1⁠" Veklenko

Russia Nikolay "⁠Certus⁠" Poluyanov (coach) 

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Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1274
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
947
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Russia Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Vadim 'DavCost' Vasilyev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
995
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1310
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.14
Russia Nikolay 'Certus' Poluyanov
Nikolay 'Certus' Poluyanov
Age:
37
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
47
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Russia Anton 'tonyblack' Kolesnikov
Anton 'tonyblack' Kolesnikov
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
826
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
1 EDIT: I DID IT,MOM TAKE THE CAMERA
2016-06-09 18:08
2nd, highest I'll ever come
2016-06-09 18:08
gl davcost
2016-06-09 18:08
#4
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United Kingdom Lonom8
n1
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ez
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f
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1
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+
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1
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davcost top1
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n1
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very gud
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nnm
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#14
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Portugal dracø
I'll type this in russian using every single thing I learned from the community in valve games: Cyka blyat idi nahui davai, niet, ya fidit, mut, picknite sapporta, ya mid, huesos, hui, dolboeb xaxaxaxaxaxa)))))))) thx
2016-06-09 18:12
3 replies
what does it mean "picknite sapporta"?
2016-06-09 19:23
2 replies
#58
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Portugal dracø
I always thought it was "pick a support". And that probably is wrongly written xD
2016-06-09 19:40
1 reply
Well written.
2016-06-10 14:51
nice
2016-06-09 18:08
#16
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Korea 2814
good luck tier 22 russian team
2016-06-09 18:09
1st
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GS
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.
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n1
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1
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14
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?
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Expected
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k
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2
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1
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n1
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d
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n1
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1
2016-06-09 18:08
kek
2016-06-09 18:08
who signed who?
2016-06-09 18:08
who signed who
2016-06-09 18:08
n1, gl
2016-06-09 18:08
ez
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ok
2016-06-09 18:08
zbs
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GL
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#40
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Turkey Ilairon
1? nooo Gl
2016-06-09 18:08
kibaken= cis hunden
2016-06-09 18:08
#42
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Poland Banan_IDK
30 tries to be 1st *facepalm*
2016-06-09 18:10
again and again fuck this
2016-06-09 18:11
#44
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CIS Laggy
gl
2016-06-09 18:11
#46
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Russia RuFAjAN
gl s0tf top
2016-06-09 18:17
gl
2016-06-09 18:22
2 months max
2016-06-09 18:32
#51
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
-Kibaken +Crush.
2016-06-09 18:43
2 replies
seriously?
2016-06-09 18:48
1 reply
#57
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Sweden 4Sweeeden
Kibaken = Russias Hunden.
2016-06-09 19:34
SPIRITUS XD
2016-06-09 18:50
COLD > COLDYY1
2016-06-09 18:57
1 reply
seriously? nooo
2016-06-09 21:03
#55
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Ireland conoR-
ez 4 teen spirit
2016-06-09 19:20
Team spiritus xddd
2016-06-09 21:04
gl, these guys could actually do something. Dima and Davcost are legit
2016-06-09 22:54
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