starix joins Spirit
Former Natus Vincere player Sergey "starix" Ischuk has announced that he will return to activity on Team Spirit.
Sergey "starix" Ischuk had been looking to write a new chapter in his career after stepping down as coach of Na`Vi - the team he had also represented as a player between 2010 and 2015.
The 29-year-old will step into the shoes of Anton "tonyblack" Kolesnikov, who was released at the end of March. He immediately takes over as captain, giving a major boost to the Russian team with all the experience he has gained throughout his career.
The former Na`Vi player has already joined up with his new teammates in a bootcamp as they prepare for the closed qualifiers for the CIS Minor, in which 16 teams will fight for eight spots in the $50,000 competition.
"I had quite a lot of proposals from different organizations, so the choice was very hard," starix said in a statement.
"I spoke with representatives of Spirit and also with the players, and decided that this is exactly the team and the organisation with which I want to continue my career in esports.
"Despite the long break from the game, I am quickly regaining my form, and soon I will be able to prove it in official matches."
Spirit now have the following roster: