starix steps down from Spirit

Sergey "starix" Ischuk is no longer a part of Spirit's roster, the organization has announced today. Vladyslav "arch" Svistov will be stepping in for the time being as a temporary replacement.

A five-month-long playing stint with Spirit has come to an end for Sergey "⁠starix⁠" Ischuk, who joined the side after leaving the position of Natus Vincere's head coach in March. 

starix will no longer be a part of Spirit's roster, but is still tied to the organization

Spirit pointed out a "lack of progress and the results over the past few weeks" as the reason for the change, with their recent results being failed qualification attempts for events such as DreamHack Open Denver, where they went out to HellRaisers, and WCA 2017, where they were eliminated in the closed qualifier by AVANGAR.

The last match starix played for the side was against Binary Dragons, with the Serbian side picking up a 2-0 victory over Spirit to eliminate them from Hellcase Cup 6.

In the official announcement, Spirit point out that the decision to depart the active roster was a mutual one, with the team manager Ruslan Bugrin stating that, even though he is no longer a player, starix is still a part of the organization:

"The decision was not easy, but Sergei and I talked and came to the conclusion that [leaving the roster] would be better for the team and for his personal growth. Sergei is still in the organization, we offered him several options for further cooperation. Now everything depends only on Sergei, he needs some time to make a decision. "

To fill in for starix, Spirit will be using Vladyslav "⁠arch⁠" Svistov, who was recently released by Prophecy after a season of Gfinity Elite Series.

Spirit are now:

Ukraine Pavel "⁠COLDYY1⁠" Veklenko
Russia Dmitry "⁠S0tF1k⁠" Forostyanko
Russia Vadim "⁠DavCost⁠" Vasilyev
Russia Dmitriy "⁠Dima⁠" Bandurka
Ukraine Vladyslav "⁠arch⁠" Svistov (stand-in)

Ukraine Sergey "⁠starix⁠" Ischuk (benched)

Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Vladyslav 'arch' Svistov
Vladyslav 'arch' Svistov
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
593
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
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:
1.07
Maps played:
984
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1212
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Sergey 'starix' Ischuk
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
625
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
#1
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Faroe Islands Jones123
Rip
2017-10-04 15:33
RIp Starix LUL
2017-10-04 15:34
Na'Vi starix
2017-10-04 15:35
#34
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United Kingdom Tendies
Should have gone to china
2017-10-04 15:36
#36
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Brazil PlKACHU
DavCost is russian
2017-10-04 15:36
#66
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Russia band1
pikachu is japanese
2017-10-04 15:47
stalin is american
2017-10-04 16:12
Hitler is arabic
2017-10-04 16:38
rest in peperoni
2017-10-04 16:05
Still a better team than navi.
2017-10-04 16:29
#132
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Sweden ShageN
nope
2017-10-04 17:08
hehe, rip starix but i think its good for the team
2017-10-04 15:34
no
2017-10-04 17:53
ok
2017-10-04 18:02
why
2017-10-04 18:14
#3
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Russia TheWizzard
First
2017-10-04 15:33
#5
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Russia TheWizzard
Rip
2017-10-04 15:33
nt
2017-10-04 17:53
Ty
2017-10-04 18:28
#4
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Europe qwertaaz
NICE
2017-10-04 15:33
#7
TACO | 
Brazil j[v]
rip
2017-10-04 15:34
#8
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Russia McN1k
Lul
2017-10-04 15:34
#10
Jerry | 
World Ciupz
wtf why ? he performed good
2017-10-04 15:34
he was like Niko is mouz(not like aimer but like strategy point) Anyway it's my position
2017-10-04 16:40
Davcost ukrainian?xd
2017-10-04 15:34
Navi
2017-10-04 15:34
#14
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Czech Republic MatthEWw_w
finally
2017-10-04 15:34
starix: im done
2017-10-04 15:34
#16
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Estonia Rebae
damn
2017-10-04 15:34
sad D:
2017-10-04 15:34
Very sad
2017-10-04 15:34
-seized +starix
2017-10-04 15:34
#21
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Russia PS1337
BibleThump
2017-10-04 15:34
rip
2017-10-04 15:34
gl arch
2017-10-04 15:35
about time
2017-10-04 15:35
NOOOOOOO
2017-10-04 15:35
starix to navi incoming
2017-10-04 15:35
#38
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Russia TheWizzard
-s1mple +Starix ez
2017-10-04 15:36
-seized
2017-10-04 15:36
#49
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Russia TheWizzard
They have igl already so they need to kick Seized and Edward and get electronic + mir
2017-10-04 15:38
#63
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Sweden Dino1
Dude i can't belive Mir is never in the discussion about the CIS shuffle. He deserved a chance long time He's insane.
2017-10-04 15:46
Idk about mir he is really unproven
2017-10-04 15:56
lol
2017-10-04 15:42
#98
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Morocco dest-
-simple -seized -flamie +starix +ceh9 +markeloff
2017-10-04 16:13
#105
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Ukraine petruska
BEST
2017-10-04 16:18
and + beer
2017-10-04 16:42
+1 markeloff main awp
2017-10-04 16:43
#102
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Turkey Hurkan
you mad :)
2017-10-04 16:17
del.
2017-10-04 15:38
#29
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Netherlands Darkrain
Starix needs some more time to improve his CS
2017-10-04 15:35
lol he wants to ruin this team so Spirit doesn't knock out Na'Vi in the WESG qualifier, starix to na'vi confirmed.
2017-10-04 15:35
#32
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Sweden lagcats
yeh rip starix
2017-10-04 15:35
#35
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United States KrakeNCSGO
-seized +starix plsss
2017-10-04 15:36
#40
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Russia v1p3rrr
seized>starix
2017-10-04 15:36
#42
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United States KrakeNCSGO
joke pls ?
2017-10-04 15:37
Poor navi-boy thinking that Seized is only problem lol
2017-10-05 15:51
#99
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Morocco dest-
-simple -seized -flamie +starix +ceh9 +markeloff
2017-10-04 16:13
and tier15 navi again
2017-10-04 16:19
#37
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Russia v1p3rrr
Unexpected(
2017-10-04 15:36
Starix and Gambit. New history of CIS:GO.
2017-10-04 15:37
Delete seized starix from csgo
2017-10-04 15:37
Delete seized starix from csgo
2017-10-04 15:37
What a giant waste of time.
2017-10-04 15:37
#47
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Canada kthxy0
All ukrainians? I was dont know this detail
2017-10-04 15:37
#48
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Russia klepan
Goodbye starix. You are forever in our hearts.
2017-10-04 15:45
He will go to NA. Thooorin said in one of his videos that he had multiple offers in English speaking teams and NA, and he declined because he wanted to stick with the CIS scene
2017-10-04 15:44
#62
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Russia klepan
Thanks for information
2017-10-04 15:45
No problem fam
2017-10-04 15:51
so another CIS player to liquid again ez major Kappa
2017-10-04 19:08
kappa. Thorin has a fetish for ukrainian boys so he'll be happy
2017-10-04 19:19
#50
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Sweden ThorinEk
okay dimitri
2017-10-04 15:38
#51
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Turkey haram123
:( :( legend
2017-10-04 15:39
#52
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Germany Sabba1
inb4 Starix Electronic s1mple mou flamie (andi) zeus flamie adren markeloff hobbit (kane)
2017-10-04 15:40
flamie 2 teams at the same time PogChamp what a god
2017-10-04 15:50
#157
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Germany Sabba1
ofc it was intentional KappaPride
2017-10-04 20:38
Flamie in both teams?
2017-10-04 16:23
#109
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Germany Sabba1
hahaha fuck me
2017-10-04 16:23
He's washed up and didn't realize it. Sad.
2017-10-04 15:40
#54
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Latvia Ke]R[4u
expected, spirit did better without him
2017-10-04 15:41
#55
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Russia McN1k
Starix to Gambit
2017-10-04 15:41
expected , gl arch and ebash
2017-10-04 15:42
from star player in navi to navi coach to make a completely delusional decision to play actively again in spirit and just get kicked after not even half a year rip legend
2017-10-04 15:42
#59
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Ukraine extezy10
ne poshlo u Serogo s igroy( pohody vse/ mb kak trener kuda to idti
2017-10-04 15:42
norm on igral, zrya kicknuli
2017-10-04 15:46
Flamie inc
2017-10-04 15:43
#65
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Finland ginbay
Sergei or sergey?
2017-10-04 15:46
sergay
2017-10-04 15:48
just gay
2017-10-04 15:49
just ser
2017-10-04 15:52
#85
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Finland ginbay
:D alright.
2017-10-04 16:03
-seized -flamie +starix +markeloff Old Na'Vi ftw
2017-10-04 15:49
- s1mple + ceh9
2017-10-04 15:52
arch LUL
2017-10-04 15:49
#71
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France Meerkat_
Starix back to NAVI head coach
2017-10-04 15:50
#76
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Malaysia phyzell
IGL that has no eagle eye is not worth paying for. haha
2017-10-04 15:53
Expected
2017-10-04 15:53
rip starix
2017-10-04 15:57
kicked from t4 team, gg
2017-10-04 15:57
This is the end.
2017-10-04 15:57
RIP Asterix and Obelix
2017-10-04 15:58
-dosia +starix
2017-10-04 16:03
#86
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp
Still LEGEND
2017-10-04 16:04
+1
2017-10-04 16:04
#134
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Sweden ShageN
+2
2017-10-04 17:08
#87
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Poland zJe
Seems like player scene end for starix, maybe he can be like coach.
2017-10-04 16:04
again *
2017-10-04 16:04
#135
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Sweden ShageN
he used to be Na`Vi's coach
2017-10-04 17:09
sad story!
2017-10-04 16:05
#93
ropz | 
Latvia `DinGo
Expected
2017-10-04 16:07
-flamie +starix lul
2017-10-04 16:07
starix to Gambit please as a coach
2017-10-04 16:07
Thx LMAO
2017-10-04 16:14
Starix to Gambit coach position. As Adren said, team wanted for their potential coach to actually have CS experience in moderately high level.
2017-10-04 16:17
#107
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Malaysia phyzell
bench Dosia for 6 months and let him go for a honeymoon. haha
2017-10-04 16:21
Whats the difference between dosias ass and his face? You wont find a dick at the back of his head.
2017-10-05 22:11
NaVi Starix.. one of the best players i've seen on cs 1.6. Miss the old times..
2017-10-04 16:25
+1
2017-10-04 16:38
rip
2017-10-04 16:27
Na'Vi starix? hmm
2017-10-04 16:29
-simple +starix GO!!!
2017-10-04 16:29
#116
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Sweden Div-\
Now starix to coach a NA team.
2017-10-04 16:33
Is he playing bad? Or what might be the reason for the "kick"?
2017-10-04 16:34
he is tired to play with noobs, probably going to be their coach.
2017-10-04 16:38
navi easy.. back to 1.6 days
2017-10-04 16:47
would be sickkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2017-10-04 17:03
Starix to F3 inside
2017-10-04 16:51
#128
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Russia KRLL
WOOOW
2017-10-04 17:01
#133
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Sweden ShageN
WOWOWOWW
2017-10-04 17:08
#130
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Brazil arunino
n1
2017-10-04 17:06
#131
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Sweden ShageN
ex-God
2017-10-04 17:08
navi got zeus back, navi gonna get starix back too :^)
2017-10-04 17:10
-edward +starix <3
2017-10-04 17:55
No starix no win
2017-10-04 18:32
Immortals Starix the only one way tbh
2017-10-04 18:46
senya :((
2017-10-04 18:47
pro100 starix
2017-10-04 19:09
-s1mple -seized -flamie +starix +markeloff +ceh9 lets get that legendary lineup bacc ez major Kappa
2017-10-04 19:12
#160
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Sweden ShageN
+1
2017-10-04 23:11
rip ceh9 hes fulltime streamer like shroud
2017-10-04 19:17
Na'Vi coach again?
2017-10-04 19:32
Being kicked from tier 10 team sucks for such a legend. He had some opportunities in Na'Vi, so he's not gonna stay with Spirit I guess.
2017-10-04 20:57
#164
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Sweden ShageN
he had many opportunities even from NA. at least it was when he got kicked from Na`Vi organisation.
2017-10-05 09:00
Starix is very good player.And they use sucker arch.GG Spirit
2017-10-04 22:56
well wheres starix gonna go lol, he could try shaping up F3 but then again, their contracts are supposed to expire in 2 years so he wouldnt be there for a long time
2017-10-04 23:17
GAMBIT COACH?
2017-10-05 08:25
#167
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Ukraine L3ZZ3rG
RIP
2017-10-05 22:03
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