Spirit release Dima, DavCost

Spirit have announced that they have parted ways with Russian duo Dmitriy "Dima" Bandurka and Vadim "DavCost" Vasilyev with immediate effect.

The announcement follows Spirit's disappointing campaign in IEM Katowice's New Challengers Stage, in which they went out after just three matches following losses to ENCE, Vega Squadron and FURIA.

Dima and DavCost had been on Spirit's books since June 2016, when the organisation completed the signing of the Arcade line-up, which at the time also featured current Vega Squadron member Anton "tonyblack" Kolesnikov.

DavCost has been ousted by Spirit

During their time under Spirit, the team attended two Majors - the FACEIT Major and IEM Katowice -, never managing to reach the last-16 stage, with the performances in Poland showing that "drastic changes had to be made", according to team manager Ruslan Buhryn.

"We took a little break so that everyone could think about what to do," he said in a statement. "A very difficult decision was made as we are more than just a team - we are a family.

"Vadim and Dima are great players and excellent teammates. I hope they will find a new team and that we will face them on LAN in the future.

"I would like to sincerely thank them for their work. There would have been no Team Spirit without them!"

With these two departures, Spirit are currently depleted to the following three-man roster:

Russia Dmitry "S0tF1k" Forostyanko
Ukraine Pavel "COLDYY1" Veklenko
Ukraine Viktor "somedieyoung" Orudjev

Russia Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Dmitry 'S0tF1k' Forostyanko
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
978
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjev
Viktor 'somedieyoung' Orudjev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
526
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Pavel 'COLDYY1' Veklenko
Age:
27
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:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
925
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.12
Russia Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Dmitriy 'Dima' Bandurka
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
983
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Russia Anton 'tonyblack' Kolesnikov
Anton 'tonyblack' Kolesnikov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
765
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
expected after major exit
2019-02-26 16:27
#10
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Austria frazn 
king
2019-02-26 16:27
#12
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Europe _EpiC_ 
Spiritus
2019-02-26 16:28
#34
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Expectiritus
2019-02-26 16:31
Mulmolus
2019-02-26 16:35
#90
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Hungary HunsOrdkazakh 
Dima nice player
2019-02-26 17:05
Lmao
2019-02-26 18:03
#103
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Sweden Unluko 
Expected
2019-02-26 17:26
#4
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Europe unlukomaluko 
Ns
2019-02-26 16:27
#87
Thorin | 
Netherlands RafV 
LMBT confirmed as well
2019-02-26 17:01
#5
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United States SWiFTzZzZz 
Ok...?
2019-02-26 16:27
#7
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Poland MrLegionista 
Chopper and idisbalance soon
2019-02-26 16:27
#20
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Russia Sur10n 
Hope so
2019-02-26 16:29
+1
2019-02-26 16:45
Yea for chopper and hell no on the other one
2019-02-26 23:25
OR we can see Dima, Davcost, Chooper, idisbalance and +1 (maybe boombl4 idk) in a new team would be noice
2019-02-27 00:31
welcome to navi!
2019-02-26 16:27
#212
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Norway SlimeThug 
What? No lol
2019-02-27 14:20
#11
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Portugal moupz 
welcome chooper
2019-02-26 16:28
#13
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
oh shit
2019-02-26 16:28
#15
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Denmark EasyFragger 
Easy disband
2019-02-26 16:28
welcome chopper
2019-02-26 16:28
#17
 | 
Europe b7ack0ut 
LUL
2019-02-26 16:28
+Dosia +mou
2019-02-26 16:28
#19
Twistzz | 
Russia svnc 
Why DavCost?
2019-02-26 16:28
#187
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Spain JasonRacism 
Because Mou better
2019-02-26 22:15
#205
Twistzz | 
Russia svnc 
it`s true
2019-02-27 10:30
#21
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Indonesia Razerzer0 
Unexpected
2019-02-26 16:29
If they get chopper they are tier 2
2019-02-26 16:29
chopper and liTTle
2019-02-26 16:29
i like little but he is even older than me.
2019-02-26 16:30
#129
Maka | 
Russia YIKES! 
rusty how does it feel to be a kebap in this site
2019-02-26 19:00
nothing special in particular.
2019-02-26 20:03
#186
Maka | 
Russia YIKES! 
really tho?
2019-02-26 22:03
yeah. pretty much.
2019-02-26 22:42
#208
Maka | 
Russia YIKES! 
that's nice
2019-02-27 11:20
#49
 | 
Russia Liberast 
Would be cool to see little coming back to business, not as an analyst
2019-02-26 16:38
#74
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
+1
2019-02-26 16:51
Chopper confirmed, who is awper ?
2019-02-26 16:30
#28
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Netherlands staticNL 
isnt soft1k the awper
2019-02-26 16:30
nope he isnt
2019-02-26 16:31
#102
 | 
Germany Bossi_15 
Davcost was awping
2019-02-26 17:25
mou
2019-02-26 20:59
only if Gambit will disband
2019-02-26 21:01
#25
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Netherlands staticNL 
+buster
2019-02-26 16:30
#70
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Ukraine Valarnirmirgt 
stop writing bullshit
2019-02-26 16:45
#131
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Netherlands staticNL 
wtf is your problem
2019-02-26 19:02
'isnt soft1k the awper' '+buster' i mean, are you ok? stop baiting
2019-02-27 10:30
#214
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Netherlands staticNL 
Im not trolling. I didnt really watch spirit's games and I thought I had seen sotfik awp. It was an honest question. I thought buster had left avg, but I mixed him up with chopper, who left vega. I dont think Na`Vi will pick him up, so I thought spirit would be an option for him.
2019-02-27 18:19
oh... ok then
2019-02-28 10:15
#94
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Kazakhstan Apfund 
downgrade for buster, avg > spirit
2019-02-26 17:11
#132
 | 
Netherlands staticNL 
I thought buster had left avg. Must have dreamed it lol
2019-02-26 19:03
#197
 | 
Netherlands staticNL 
Oh, it was chopper who left vega. not buster who left avg
2019-02-27 01:46
#27
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
+chopper +lmbt(coach)
2019-02-26 16:30
RIP
2019-02-26 16:30
idisbalance Pog
2019-02-26 16:30
+Chopper +?
2019-02-26 16:31
#51
 | 
Other Phinks 
Mou
2019-02-26 16:38
Interesting if Spirit add mou
2019-02-26 16:40
ramzik? who here in cis awps and is free or in a worse team?
2019-02-26 16:31
#43
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Latvia 00000002 
SANJI, sh1ro are free
2019-02-26 16:36
oh completely forgot about sh1ro. if he is legit and gets picked then spirits super scary.
2019-02-26 16:56
#117
 | 
Latvia 00000002 
yeah, its either him or El1an
2019-02-26 17:55
#50
 | 
Other Phinks 
I hope they pick mou
2019-02-26 16:38
#72
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Ukraine Valarnirmirgt 
idisbalance. 1mpala
2019-02-26 16:50
#35
Rak | 
Czech Republic dobre 
no way
2019-02-26 16:32
#36
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Ty for the 0-3 pickem spirt.
2019-02-26 16:32
i expected -Dima and s0tf1k, but idk probably they would not find better igl in CIS
2019-02-26 16:32
#38
reaLy | 
Austria reaLy8D 
sad
2019-02-26 16:34
expected
2019-02-26 16:34
sad.
2019-02-26 16:34
#42
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Hong Kong GoGirlAbbie 
why keep shit bot s0ft1k lol, both these players removed are much better
2019-02-26 16:36
#48
 | 
Other Phinks 
Because he frags mediocre as igl. And there is probably no other igl available?
2019-02-26 16:37
#52
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Hong Kong GoGirlAbbie 
frags terribly I think you mean and his igling has led the team nowhere ever. would rather be stuck with a starix or fucking even seized igl than this guy
2019-02-26 16:39
#84
 | 
Other Phinks 
He doesnt frag terribly. He has great games and mostly mediocre. Who the fuck you’d pick up? Starix? He’s in a fucking team with seized. You know that right?
2019-02-26 17:00
sotf1k
2019-02-26 16:44
Hello softik:)
2019-02-26 16:55
1st time i read soft1k too, but i realized that he sotf1k
2019-02-26 16:57
#45
Lucky | 
France Daniska 
wtf ? hope Davcost can find new team quickly
2019-02-26 16:37
-Dima? Wtf rip spirit
2019-02-26 16:37
#47
 | 
Other Phinks 
Chopper and mou?
2019-02-26 16:37
how the fuck did davcost get cut before softik
2019-02-26 16:40
sotfik
2019-02-26 16:43
how's not soft1k..
2019-02-26 16:41
He's the IGL
2019-02-26 16:42
sotf1k
2019-02-26 16:43
i really dont care how i spelled his name its his problem that created such a compeling name
2019-02-26 18:40
dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/engl.. Time to check the meaning of the word "compelling". If his name was so compelling, you'd surely remember it right.. Right?
2019-02-27 11:41
#210
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Finland VekE 
Burn
2019-02-27 13:18
What's your problem? Neither was my reply offensive or was my point invalid.. Seems like you're just either looking for a fight or so stupid that you take everything as a insult. I do not intend to continue this conversation. :p
2019-02-27 15:45
#210
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Finland VekE 
Burn
2019-02-27 13:18
Thank fucking god
2019-02-26 16:42
+Chopper +xsepower
2019-02-26 16:42
forze had more potencial then spirit
2019-02-26 16:51
I don't think so
2019-02-26 16:52
#61
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Ukraine volanchick 
Good move
2019-02-26 16:42
#62
s1mple | 
Russia h3x0r 
DIMOOOOOON *MUZIKA IZ BUMERA*
2019-02-26 16:43
Spirit +chopper inside
2019-02-26 16:44
rip
2019-02-26 16:45
#69
AdreN | 
Germany kov4lde 
+ chopper + JR
2019-02-26 16:45
Who? and Who? Don't post cis tier 5 cs
2019-02-26 16:51
#77
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
+sanji/chopper +liTTle
2019-02-26 16:52
who?
2019-02-26 16:53
#79
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Brazil shrkz 
RIP DILMA
2019-02-26 16:54
#83
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Kazakhstan c1assic 
DEEZ NUTS
2019-02-26 16:57
DavCost // 17.25 Average Kills // 1.03 KDR S0tF1k // 13.75 Average Kills // 0.671 KDR COLDYY1 // 21.25 Average Kills // 1.063 KDR somedieyoung // 19.25 Average Kills // 0.951 KDR Dima // 17.25 Average Kills // 0.802 KDR S0tF1k is the worst lol even he leads just look at his stats, Dima and DavCost are not the bests but they're enough for Spirit
2019-02-26 17:00
Why -Dima? Who is better? Is problem in him? Mb DavCost not be so good as managment expect... But sotfik is not better why he stay when other leave just for not search more players?
2019-02-26 17:01
maybe because sotfik igl ?
2019-02-26 17:02
but he sucks, there are the challengers stage statistics : S0tF1k // 13.75 Average Kills // 0.671 KDR Dima // 17.25 Average Kills // 0.802 KDR DavCost // 17.25 Average Kills // 1.03 KDR even if he leads he should frag a bit, he's the worst of the team
2019-02-26 17:12
agree but maybe he work on some more than kill, make good calls.. good tactic who know... i think if they keep him they know better :) stats its not everything :))
2019-02-26 17:15
yeah but look at astralis, liquid, and nip, they've a skilled and good leader
2019-02-26 17:18
agree about glave and nitro, but lekro not really check how lekro play when he igl and he not... its big different .... what about zeus,karrigan, xizt?
2019-02-26 17:27
I know Lekr0 isn't the best player in NiP but look demos of him, look at his movements, in CT, he plays so well, he's hiding, winning time, he's so smart, he's 200 IQ man, no joke, Zeus sucks af, he has been better in this Major but still worse than all the team, Karrigan is not the best IGL I would say he's worse than Zeus, Xizt is unskilled and the worst IGL, even NiKo is a better IGL
2019-02-26 17:29
and now check what you say me before :DDD !!! S0tF1k // 13.75 Average Kills // 0.671 KDR Dima // 17.25 Average Kills // 0.802 KDR DavCost // 17.25 Average Kills // 1.03 KDR do you see how s0tf1k play ?? maybe he do the same impact like Lekro ?? maybe he have good movements, hiding winning time... i really dont know... but you watch his game ??? Lekro good igl with low KDR? Sotf1k bad igl with low KDR ? i just wanna say that KDR, Kill its not really matter for IGL.. they have another role in team.. this game its teamplay... :)
2019-02-26 17:34
Challengers Stage : Lekr0 // 14 Average Kills // 0.818 KDR Legends Stage : Lekr0 // 17.63 Average Kills / 1.11 KDR / 73 ADR / 0.7 KPR
2019-02-26 17:35
I know an IGL isn't a top fragger but he has to frag a bit too...
2019-02-26 17:36
i know its must but if team win 16:2 and he make 3 kill maybe that mean that he do another job? he makes good calls make good tactic :))? that why in cs it;s role :)) entry frager, sniper .... .... igl who can read enemy game and make good decision.. but i agree that igl must kill to.. but he more concentrate on what they should do :))
2019-02-26 17:39
I think an IGL should focus on strats as u said, but leaders like Zeus, karrigan, and all can't survive on top scene, look Zeus, he retires, he's too old, he did a good Major but before that he doesn't frag, karrigan steps down to nV, no-frag IGL were good 2 or 3 years ago, now, new IGLs like nitr0, device, NiKo (not the best), FalleN, Lekr0, flusha, AZR, Aleksib, they all lead and they all frag like beasts, and now they all are in top 10 team, Xizt's lead sucks, Zeus's is quite good but like I said he has no skill, karrigan same, gob b too, ANGE1 too, we must have new types of leaders
2019-02-26 17:44
I remember cs1.6 navi then zeus was really bad on kills like igl... and then one of player navi i think starix take a role igl and zeus was top fragger :)) igl its hard role.. you know he should stay lisen all info and think what enemy wanna do :)))..
2019-02-26 17:51
I know but gla1ve, nitr0 and all the others are doing it well and they frag too
2019-02-26 18:14
I thought Dima was the IGL, but if this is not the case, then I understand the decision to remove the two worst players except the IGL, because there is no one to replace him.
2019-02-26 18:17
finally,bb botcost
2019-02-26 17:05
Dima and davcost to vega...well Dima at least.
2019-02-26 17:10
-Dima +Michel Temer
2019-02-26 17:10
0-3
2019-02-26 17:11
#97
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Lithuania KoksSkirtumas 
finally, they not show any good results for years.
2019-02-26 17:16
Now +S1mple yes
2019-02-26 17:18
Botf1k still in a team OMEGALUL
2019-02-26 17:19
#101
 | 
Russia SonixRush 
Chopper out Dima out... New Navi roster? Zeus and S1mple leave chopper and Dima join
2019-02-26 17:22
+chopper +jR +LMBT
2019-02-26 17:35
#110
Frankie | 
North America r3ece 
why does dav cost look crushed? like he got squashed by a truck
2019-02-26 17:38
#115
 | 
Brazil de_lite 
expected
2019-02-26 17:53
#116
 | 
Chile Zzalb 
Sad that jR didnt leave Vega Squadron aswell, Spirit could had looked dangerous with him jR chopper COLDY11 somedieyoung markeloff? idk some CIS support player
2019-02-26 17:53
#118
sh1ro | 
Canada juspeK 
+el1an +chopper
2019-02-26 17:59
Why
2019-02-26 18:02
Davcost?????? Excuse me???????
2019-02-26 18:07
+CHOPPER +JR +LMBT
2019-02-26 18:08
#126
 | 
Germany Fabbsen 
Imagine kicking Davcost and Dima who did alright but keeping Sotfik who is bottomfragging everymatch and peeks in a 1v1 as CT with 2 Seconds left without a plant happening to lose the round. And that on a Major
2019-02-26 18:37
#179
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
he is igl lets just kick gob b from big
2019-02-26 20:03
#188
 | 
Germany Fabbsen 
Then he is a shit one. Their teamplay is bad af. clips.twitch.tv/BlazingLaconicMochaRlyTh.. Do i need to say more? They can only rely on their aim.
2019-02-26 22:23
#194
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
i saw them playing pretty well without pressure, and when it matters they always failed, now its hard to tell if its due to igl or players choking, but davcost and dima very often where silent in big games
2019-02-26 23:42
2019-02-26 18:38
Get Smooya For Awping!
2019-02-26 19:01
Yes, the changes in composition were necessary,but I have a question why not kick S0tF1k because he is a captain first and foremost he is responsible for the result...
2019-02-26 19:04
#175
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Kazakhstan LichMFK 
no davcost, no win
2019-02-26 19:59
chungus
2019-02-26 19:59
#177
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
those 2 seem to choke the most in close games, and spirit lost a lot of those, so good move id say
2019-02-26 20:02
chopper and adren and you have a tier 2 team
2019-02-26 20:06
#183
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Dominican Republic SantoDomingo 
Why?
2019-02-26 21:00
#185
 | 
Brazil igster 
who who who
2019-02-26 21:13
#189
chelo | 
Brazil kinzee 
CIS lul
2019-02-26 22:26
VOLTA DILMÃE!!!!
2019-02-26 22:54
#192
 | 
Germany Yoschi80 
Indisbalance comfrim
2019-02-26 23:10
#196
 | 
Ukraine beazztov 
jR (awp/igl) chopper COLDYY1 sdy dimasick/Flarich
2019-02-27 00:38
+simple +electronic
2019-02-27 02:04
+chopper
2019-02-27 02:27
Vega Dima/Davcost
2019-02-27 04:57
#201
 | 
Canada Gumpypoo 
kicking their best player lol
2019-02-27 05:00
#202
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Austria I_love_Hltv 
bad move
2019-02-27 07:48
FaZe Dima NiP DavCost
2019-02-27 07:53
#204
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Mongolia Sythapilla 
DavCost can't speak Swedish.
2019-02-27 08:25
#207
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Denmark Matchfix 
+ivan +yekindar
2019-02-27 10:53
who releases who?
2019-02-27 18:20
why kick DavCost?
2019-02-28 04:33
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