Spirit release kibaken

Team Spirit have announced that they have parted ways with Anton "kibaken" Kolesnikov with immediate effect.

In a statement, team manager Ruslan Bugrin justified the decision with the "need for drastic changes" following a series of mixed results.

Formerly known as Arcade, the team joined Spirit in June 2016 and enjoyed some success during the second half of the year, winning GOCL Season 4 and securing a spot at the offline qualifier for the ELEAGUE Major, where they would be sent packing with three straight defeats.


kibaken is no longer part of Spirit 

But the team have had a poor of form in recent weeks, which culminated with a shock Round of 32 exit in the DreamHack Austin European Open qualifier following a 3-16 defeat against pikgiffeN.

In the coming days, Spirit will be trying out potential replacements for Anton "⁠tonyblack⁠" Kolesnikov, with Bugrin adding that the team's main goal is to qualify for the upcoming Major, in Krakow.

With tonyblack's departure, Spirit currently have:

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

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:
1001
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 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
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Greenland freqgod
n1
2017-03-30 15:25
2 replies
#24
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Europe mlok401
Ez Na'Vi Kibaken
2017-03-30 15:26
1 reply
New champions !! It's very good!
2017-04-01 16:15
to bad he got kicked :(
2017-03-30 15:26
1 reply
They still have 2 Dimitry !!!;
2017-03-30 15:46
:(
2017-03-30 15:25
2 replies
Whay so sad??
2017-04-01 16:17
1 reply
xd
2017-04-01 18:23
:( sobaken
2017-03-30 15:25
starix inc
2017-03-30 15:25
1 reply
wow good prediction
2017-05-10 17:07
lul
2017-03-30 15:25
sad :c
2017-03-30 15:25
ez
2017-03-30 15:25
wow that;s shocking
2017-03-30 15:25
finally
2017-03-30 15:25
+starix, spirit ez major
2017-03-30 15:26
3 replies
#36
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Denmark niko8809
+1
2017-03-30 15:28
+ ez
2017-03-30 15:30
ez.
2017-03-30 15:47
:(
2017-03-30 15:26
GOOD
2017-03-30 15:26
#22
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Singapore Prawblems
gl to kibaken
2017-03-30 15:26
#23
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Russia Kamunist
I was waiting for so long for this news
2017-03-30 15:26
Starix in
2017-03-30 15:26
Starix coming?
2017-03-30 15:26
Lol it took this long.
2017-03-30 15:26
expected
2017-03-30 15:26
finally!
2017-03-30 15:26
#32
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Russia Skygeddans
+Hooch?
2017-03-30 15:26
2 replies
Nope
2017-03-30 15:29
1 reply
#41
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Russia Skygeddans
Yep
2017-03-30 15:29
:c
2017-03-30 15:27
+krecker LISIY IS BACK
2017-03-30 15:28
#35
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
good move
2017-03-30 15:28
Ez team YP
2017-03-30 15:28
+s1mple
2017-03-30 15:28
OMG FINALLY!!!!11
2017-03-30 15:29
#42
vberg | 
North America Mang0
good choice
2017-03-30 15:29
#43
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Australia Flyntos
Sad
2017-03-30 15:30
FeelsKibadkenMan
2017-03-30 15:30
+Flarich
2017-03-30 15:32
#50
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Russia Drain3r
he used to play in Na'Vi xD
2017-03-30 15:33
#52
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Latvia Faaakk
+Flarich or Starix
2017-03-30 15:34
Starix incoming? We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-03-30 15:35
#54
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France t3r4byt3
pretty hard to believe that kibaken once played in Na'Vi
2017-03-30 15:37
Bot kibaken lmaoo
2017-03-30 15:37
Finally kicked tonyBOT
2017-03-30 15:37
RIPaken
2017-03-30 15:40
#59
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Europe KappaKaako
-s1mple +kibaken #MakeNAVIGREATAGAIN
2017-03-30 15:42
+starix
2017-03-30 15:44
20% +spaze
2017-03-30 15:53
finally +liTTle
2017-03-30 15:53
+starix?
2017-03-30 15:53
3 replies
#70
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Ukraine AndriyK
Flarich more likely starix to form team with arch i think
2017-03-30 15:57
2 replies
#75
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Russia Reph
new CIS trash team? no thx
2017-03-30 16:06
1 reply
#81
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Ukraine AndriyK
those are roumors only nothing official
2017-03-30 16:18
good move tbh
2017-03-30 16:00
kibaken to NaVi!
2017-03-30 16:02
i lost all respect i had for Spirit, bring ceh9 back so we can laugh at him playing
2017-03-30 16:04
#76
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Norway BodySewer
anton - gandon hahah
2017-03-30 16:14
#82
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Russia v1p3rrr
So sad :( gl kibaken
2017-03-30 16:19
-noob finally :) kibaken been overrated for many years
2017-03-30 16:21
kibaken have experience, bad move
2017-03-30 16:21
starix :O :O legend come back ? ? facebook.com/KronoxTR/posts/149038082099..
2017-03-30 16:27
Not starix. inside by davcost
2017-03-30 16:27
was it aim BOTZ
2017-03-30 16:29
ez some1 from flipsid3 or starix
2017-03-30 16:34
gyus +Dosia 100 %
2017-03-30 16:46
#98
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Brazil Gunzel
they will add hooch for sure
2017-03-30 17:03
1 reply
they already have good captain
2017-03-30 19:10
+krecker :)
2017-03-30 17:18
+hooch/nickelback/spaze
2017-03-30 17:34
bb kebabken
2017-03-30 18:22
- B1ad3 + kibaken PLS
2017-03-30 19:21
welcome krecker :)
2017-03-30 20:02
Id tap dat
2017-03-30 23:00
damnn,finally he is so bad
2017-03-31 02:33
kibaken was terrible
2017-03-31 11:43
#125
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Finland ginbay
soon - davcost + starix .
2017-03-31 11:49
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