Spirit sign academy team

Spirit have become the latest organization to announce the signing of an academy team, taking under their wing the team formerly known as 1337.

After a slew of organizations like fnatic, North, or CLG among others signed academy teams, it is now Spirit who will be expanding after announcing the acquisition of 1337.

Playing in SLTV's Pro Series, as well as smaller online competitions like Hellcase or Binary Cups, the team now playing for Spirit Academy has started to gain some notoriety in the CIS region.

1uke and co.'s first big challenge will be making it to the CIS Minor

Spirit Academy's most immediate goal is to reach the CIS Minor. However, the organization has stated that it will not expect big victories or set impossible goals that could harm the long-term goal of steady growth and full dedication.

The roster consists of talented players and experienced coach. An important aspect for us is to unlock the potential of each player, which is why we are actively working on developing personal skills and improving the understanding of the game. Recently we got invited to the CIS Minor qualifier, and right now we are preparing for the tournament. The initial goal for us is to achieve a successful performance at the regional minor tournament and get to the main qualifiers for the PGL Major Krakow.

- Ruslan Buhryn, Spirit manager

It’s very difficult to enter the pro-scene at the moment, not every talented young man can afford to choose a game instead of education or a job. Such projects as Team Spirit Academy help the whole scene to grow, we get the "young blood" and perspective, and players get a solid ground under their feet – now they don’t have to worry about trivia and are able to concentrate on the game. We have big plans working with young players, which go far beyond the current form of the academy. We will build our common future! :)

- Nikita Chukalin, Spirit COO

The Spirit Academy roster:

Russia Alexey "⁠BAS⁠" Kustov
Russia Aleksey "⁠1uke⁠" Zimin
Russia Roman "⁠rommi⁠" Golubev
Russia Evgeny "⁠fenvicious⁠" Mitsik
Russia Aleksei "⁠NickelBack⁠" Trofimov

Russia Dimitry "Iksou" Mikhaylichenko (coach)

Russia Aleksey '1uke' Zimin
Aleksey '1uke' Zimin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
214
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
Russia Aleksei 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Aleksei 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
104
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Russia Roman 'rommi' Golubev
Roman 'rommi' Golubev
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
107
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.69
Russia Evgeny 'fenvicious' Mitsik
Evgeny 'fenvicious' Mitsik
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
86
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
Russia Alexey 'BAS' Kustov
Alexey 'BAS' Kustov
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
79
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
#1
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Poland tw1l1ghtt
2017 - everyone makes academy teams
2017-05-10 14:42
3 replies
#10
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Germany AdiZen
So now they have two teams who are basically very similiar skillwise?
2017-05-10 14:42
1 reply
Now they have a team that can throw games so their main team can qualify for something.
2017-05-10 14:50
Another onde
2017-05-10 15:01
LUL their main team is already bad
2017-05-10 14:41
7 replies
maybe the academy team will be better than main team xDD
2017-05-10 14:43
5 replies
LUL that would be fun xd
2017-05-10 14:44
4 replies
that would really x my Ds
2017-05-10 14:45
3 replies
ROFL
2017-05-10 14:58
btw 4 players from spirit academy are older than 4 of the main squad xd academy should be like younger ppl but still x my Ds
2017-05-10 15:01
1 reply
>academy more mature team than main consider my xs properly D'd
2017-05-10 15:02
I wouldn't say that now :)
2017-05-10 17:10
hi
2017-05-10 14:41
2 replies
#41
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Brazil coldzao2
"young blood" lol 4 of them are 30 y/o
2017-05-10 15:02
1 reply
yea and the only one that's not 30+ is a fkn nickelback fan. much talent such wow
2017-05-13 13:47
#5
ISSAA | 
Jordan KuF
Nice. BELARUS TOP 1
2017-05-10 14:42
lol
2017-05-10 14:41
Why though no good players really
2017-05-10 14:41
#11
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World dddouseddd
nickelback? good name bro hahhaha
2017-05-10 14:41
Hf
2017-05-10 14:42
Top
2017-05-10 14:41
RIP 1337 STICKERS
2017-05-10 14:42
why?
2017-05-10 14:42
Academy team better than Spirit
2017-05-10 14:42
sk top 1 NTC
2017-05-10 14:42
Ez NickelBack
2017-05-10 14:42
gl 1uke
2017-05-10 14:42
tier7 team signing tier14 academy? i'm not even mad this is amazing
2017-05-10 14:43
3 replies
+200 =DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD :D: D:D:D :D: . low sh*its.
2017-05-10 14:55
2 replies
#37
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Norway BodySewer
but better then all in ur country (lel)
2017-05-10 14:58
more skill than all combined in my country and your country... its hard to live in red white red stripes land :C
2017-05-10 15:14
academy team better than main lineup hahaha
2017-05-10 14:43
#23
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Russia Reph
1uke and Dima in same org ohhhhhhhhhh
2017-05-10 14:44
anotha one :(
2017-05-10 14:47
ITS TIME TO STOP
2017-05-10 14:51
#31
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
conflict of interest much?
2017-05-10 14:54
toooo many academy teams wth
2017-05-10 14:55
#35
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Norway BodySewer
gogo lukeSkyWalker
2017-05-10 14:57
Academy and 3x 24 years wtf has nothing to do with academy
2017-05-10 15:03
Announce starix already
2017-05-10 15:04
#44
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Netherlands Lurox
Why the xxxx are academy teams signing academy teams?
2017-05-10 15:08
enough alreadyyyyyy SwiftRage
2017-05-10 15:08
lmao their normal team is worse than some of the academy teams
2017-05-10 15:09
academy and junior teams this are different things.
2017-05-10 15:11
#48
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France t3r4byt3
tfw North Academy and Fnatic Academy > Team Spirit
2017-05-10 15:13
1 reply
#59
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Russia Drain3r
true
2017-05-10 15:46
#50
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Finland schurmn
Enough with the fooken academy teams. Why do they all have to be called "Academy" anyway, sounds retarded
2017-05-10 15:14
luke skywalker with the team nyyce
2017-05-10 15:26
#54
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Hungary StraYzie
1uke is better than the main team
2017-05-10 15:30
#55
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Slovakia NoJo
Tbh, those academy teams will be soon better than main because they will be like "underdogs" and they will work harder on their skill
2017-05-10 15:37
#57
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Sri Lanka khorkalba
More opportunities for match fixing
2017-05-10 15:45
another day, another shitty academy team zzz orgs have run out of ideas
2017-05-10 15:46
Academy Teams with 24y players, seems normal.
2017-05-10 15:48
#61
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Iraq DuncanAK
their main teams is tier 1000 their academy probly tier 1000000
2017-05-10 15:51
3 replies
nt muhammed > United Arab Emirates > tier 1000
2017-05-10 16:15
2 replies
#70
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Iraq DuncanAK
we have team risky .. currently playing on asia minor
2017-05-10 16:27
1 reply
Spirit academy >>> Risky
2017-05-10 18:02
#62
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Latvia Avalank
They should make an academy team league
2017-05-10 15:51
Russian academy teams = Money laundering fronts
2017-05-10 16:01
They aren't good team. Maybe tier2/3... and they make academy XD
2017-05-10 16:11
#68
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World Sins
expected in 2k17 LUL
2017-05-10 16:21
wot n tarnation
2017-05-10 16:21
Sk would make an Academy team to play in Brazil
2017-05-10 16:49
wtf is going on with these Academies.. Spirit team is tier3 or even 4 and they have academy.. Just do one good team not 2 bad
2017-05-10 16:50
btw Academy team should be young under 20 or even 18.. not 24 pls
2017-05-10 16:51
1 reply
#84
dennis | 
Netherlands cock
like age matters in online game. but you're sorta right. they should have players that can develop into something.
2017-05-12 12:50
Nickelback WutFace
2017-05-10 17:26
Gl russian freakazoid
2017-05-10 17:49
Let the force be with you.
2017-05-11 12:43
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