Spirit add chopper, iDISBALANCE

Spirit have reinforced their roster through the additions of Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov and Artem "iDISBALANCE" Egorov.

The signings come as an effort to reconstruct the roster following the departures of Dmitriy "Dima" Bandurka and Vadim "DavCost" Vasilyev, who were released from the organisation on February 26 after a disappointing run at the IEM Katowice Major.

Formerly of Vega Squadron, chopper parted ways with the organisation after spending over two years on the starting roster. A variety of results were accrued over the course of his tenure, including participation in the first stage of three of the four most recent Major tournaments.

chopper has found a new home in Spirit

As for iDISBALANCE, the 22-year-old recently concluded a five-month-long stint with Syman, who fell short at the CIS Minor leading to Katowice after sustaining losses to Gambit and Spirit.

According to Spirit's manager, Ruslan Bugrin, the decision to sign the duo was a streamlined process:

"Having decided to change the roster, we immediately began testing different players in order to understand who we want to continue with," he said in an official statement.

"Almost immediately agreed to choose Leonid, with whom we started searching for a sniper. The searches were not a long process: the tests showed that Artyom, who had played very well lately, fits perfectly into our team.

"After the searches, we immediately started joint training sessions and we will be able to try out the new roster in the official matches very soon!"

With the new additions, Spirit are now composed of:

Russia Dmitry "S0tF1k" Forostyanko
Ukraine Pavel "COLDYY1" Veklenko
Ukraine Viktor "somedieyoung" Orudjev
Russia Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov
Russia Artem "iDISBALANCE" Egorov

Russia Nikolay "Certus" Certus (coach)

Russia Artem 'iDISBALANCE' Egorov
Artem 'iDISBALANCE' Egorov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
291
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
556
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
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:
982
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.15
Russia Nikolay 'Certus' Certus
Nikolay 'Certus' Certus
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
46
KPR:
0.49
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
YEET HYPE
2019-03-04 11:22
iCHEATBALANCE
2019-03-04 14:32
not epic
2019-03-04 14:43
#137
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Sweden Unluko 
Nice pickup!
2019-03-04 15:11
haha so predictable just like Thoorin said
2019-03-04 16:18
#3
Twistzz | 
Singapore 3st 
lol
2019-03-04 11:22
Gonna b gud
2019-03-04 11:22
Needed the change after disappointing major.
2019-03-04 11:22
ez top 5 team
2019-03-04 11:22
#134
Jame | 
Russia m0nteq 
Sotfik bot
2019-03-04 15:09
Good igl though and the rest are monsters
2019-03-04 17:09
Softik
2019-03-05 06:42
#191
Jame | 
Russia m0nteq 
Sotfik
2019-03-08 08:53
Softik
2019-03-08 09:04
#193
Jame | 
Russia m0nteq 
Sad;(
2019-03-08 19:15
It is an obvious mistake in the nickname
2019-03-08 22:04
#8
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Poland nclme1ster 
IDISBALANCEXXDDDDD
2019-03-04 11:22
whats funny my polish friend
2019-03-04 15:18
Onliner
2019-03-04 15:52
Ez
2019-03-04 11:23
#10
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Czech Republic Rewask 
nc
2019-03-04 11:23
Spirit>Navi?
2019-03-04 11:23
#62
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Brazil SecondKS 
Navi run before a prejuct
2019-03-04 12:06
Yesssss
2019-03-04 11:23
Noooooo
2019-03-04 11:23
#40
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India hltv_addmin2 
Yessssss
2019-03-04 11:35
#58
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Other fo3nixz 
Noooooo
2019-03-04 11:56
Yessssss
2019-03-04 12:28
#90
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Panama xemzex 
Noooooo
2019-03-04 13:16
#97
jdm64 | 
United States Murr 
Yessssss
2019-03-04 13:24
#99
s1mple | 
Russia h3nqq 
Actually Yesssssss
2019-03-04 13:33
#102
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Europe g4nl0cK 
Well no
2019-03-04 13:44
Yessssssss
2019-03-04 14:28
#135
Jame | 
Russia m0nteq 
Noooo??
2019-03-04 15:10
Yessssss???
2019-03-04 16:44
Noooo????
2019-03-04 17:25
#176
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Argentina trackssZZZ 
yessss!!
2019-03-04 18:42
Noooo????
2019-03-04 20:19
IE?
2019-03-04 11:23
Well, nice move
2019-03-04 11:23
#80
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Bangladesh drvken 
ty tried my best
2019-03-04 12:52
#19
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Bulgaria 21petar 
Sick team!
2019-03-04 11:24
I think this is a pretty good roster change. RIP Syman and Vega tho.
2019-03-04 11:24
#21
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Myanmar xdcc 
Nice someome guessed it before
2019-03-04 11:24
#22
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Russia M13f 
Astralis era rip
2019-03-04 11:24
#136
Jame | 
Russia m0nteq 
xD
2019-03-04 15:10
Maybe not astralis, but def rip NaVi.
2019-03-04 15:13
Expected
2019-03-04 11:24
Spirit will be held on the main stage of the major in such a composition
2019-03-04 11:26
#25
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Russia Sur10n 
ez for DANBALAN
2019-03-04 11:26
#26
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Sweden meistr0 
HUGE upgrade for Spirit :) GL
2019-03-04 11:26
idk why everyone thinks idisbalance is good. he played 3-4 maps with high rating and people overrate him.
2019-03-04 11:36
#46
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Sweden meistr0 
I didnt say that ^^ I just said upgrade, which it is.
2019-03-04 11:37
Even without him chopper is a 100 percent upgrade on paper
2019-03-04 17:39
#27
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Turkey fatihero 
Idisbalance OMEGALUL
2019-03-04 11:27
Retarded org...
2019-03-04 11:29
IDISBALANCE? am I dreaming? Omegalul
2019-03-04 11:29
#31
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Indonesia n0val 
CIS SUPERTEAM
2019-03-04 11:31
#32
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Europe Qzd 
Top 1 CIS incoming !
2019-03-04 11:32
#33
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Germany FaNoK 
Spirit will be interesting with IDISBALANCE and chopper :)
2019-03-04 11:32
#34
Frankie | 
Finland jUPPE! 
Better than NaVi now.
2019-03-04 11:33
sure, iBOTBALANCE better than s1mple, chopper > electronic? Clown
2019-03-04 14:33
Dont forget sdy
2019-03-04 16:16
somebornold better than Flamie?
2019-03-04 18:25
#37
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Thailand beam2546 
iDISBALANCE in Spirit Pog
2019-03-04 11:33
Rip syman
2019-03-04 11:34
#39
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara 
stronk tier100500 team
2019-03-04 11:35
finally iDISGOD in better team, pog
2019-03-04 11:35
cheater
2019-03-04 14:33
where are you now iDISBALANCE haters? guys not cheating
2019-03-04 11:35
I'm here.
2019-03-04 11:40
im right here
2019-03-04 12:08
Here
2019-03-04 14:03
cheater 100%
2019-03-04 14:33
#44
f0rest | 
Sweden [SKY] 
iDISBALANCE on AWP? good
2019-03-04 11:36
iDISBALANCE OMEGALUL. Ez vac ban on next tournament
2019-03-04 11:38
flusha, olof and subroza still survived though
2019-03-04 14:34
#49
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Sri Lanka kvezee 
one week ago news
2019-03-04 11:40
#50
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Spain loviac 
OnlineBalance Pog
2019-03-04 11:40
#51
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Germany Constikdw 
Could be a dangerous roster, chopper is a definite upgrade over Dima, but idisbalance still has to prove that he’s better than davcost
2019-03-04 11:44
#52
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Ukraine EarthAintFlat 
disbalanda > 1mpala confirmed
2019-03-04 11:48
#77
FORSYY | 
Czech Republic MSQT 
chevy impala >>> botbalance any day in the week
2019-03-04 12:38
Who > who?
2019-03-04 14:34
exactly
2019-03-04 14:37
#53
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Germany liddeb0b 
SHUFFLE HYPE
2019-03-04 11:48
ez4idisbalance
2019-03-04 11:51
#55
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Asia tyrkjaranid 
+1 men))
2019-03-04 11:51
wtf men)) idisbanana is cheatink men....
2019-03-04 12:15
Pog
2019-03-04 11:56
#59
Twistzz | 
Latvia `DinGo 
gl Spirit
2019-03-04 12:02
Ez major
2019-03-04 12:04
Expected
2019-03-04 12:06
hahaha IDISBALULNCE online KING - LAN sucker hahaha what a joke teamspirit kick davcost for this ? OMEGALUL
2019-03-04 12:17
lol +1 he couldnt even play in Asus Rog streamer tournament
2019-03-04 12:19
On FACEIT he had KD 1.03 but boosted to 1.3+ on aim maps.
2019-03-04 12:24
+1
2019-03-04 13:13
s0tf1k s aim is mg2 tbh. they should find a good igl first
2019-03-04 12:19
softik
2019-03-04 14:35
-idisbalance +jr -sotfik +dima or sanji mb
2019-03-04 15:03
+1
2019-03-04 18:18
-s0ft1k +jR IDISBALULNCE second awp
2019-03-04 12:24
#82
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Russia foggy54 
+1
2019-03-04 13:00
#85
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Germany Payynnkilla 
+1
2019-03-04 13:03
#69
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Russia griskarD 
top 4 CIS region NaVi AVANGAR Winstrike Team Spirit
2019-03-04 12:24
#71
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Netherlands itsm 
Wasnt 90% of people on HLTV sure IDISBALANCE is a cheater? Hmmmmmm
2019-03-04 12:26
You know how you can usually explain some improbable play a pro makes? Yea, try explaining idb clips
2019-03-04 12:55
he is
2019-03-04 14:35
#72
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Russia SplinterMLG 
so good
2019-03-04 12:27
poggers
2019-03-04 12:27
iDISBALANCE POGGERS
2019-03-04 12:40
#83
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Russia foggy54 
so iDisbalance legit confirmed ?
2019-03-04 13:00
#84
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Germany Payynnkilla 
good addition. should be a honor for chopper and idisbalance to play with SDY.
2019-03-04 13:02
ez for idisbalance
2019-03-04 13:05
#89
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Russia xtkjdtr01 
i like it
2019-03-04 13:15
idisbalance will destroy astralis.
2019-03-04 13:17
look's like a new strong team in CIS
2019-03-04 13:18
lol spirit no.1 cis team now they add russian hacker gg
2019-03-04 13:20
#95
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Europe LowAlching 
well done adding idisbalance, a fucking cheater lol
2019-03-04 13:22
idisbalance is insane player
2019-03-04 13:23
#98
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Argentina epov.boris 
iDisbalance is taking awp or im wrong?
2019-03-04 13:31
He's friend of ceh9 and he proved idisbalance is clear player
2019-03-04 13:34
#101
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Colombia AlejoBuh 
idisbalance is the guy with a vac banned acc?
2019-03-04 13:36
no
2019-03-04 13:53
#111
PokeMon | 
United States Acetk 
he had no vac the "proof" that he was cheating was another faceit account named idisbalance that was banned so faceit banned his account. but then 12 hours later revoked the ban as they realized the banned account did not belong to him.
2019-03-04 14:28
#138
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Albania insiderED 
and the fact why the banned acc was named as -iDISBALANCE is that iDISBALANCE played with streamers so often, so he was just popular in CIS region, and some kid just wanted to make an uncomfortable situation for him
2019-03-04 15:13
#103
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
this roster has potential, old team has reached plateau quite some time ago
2019-03-04 13:52
#105
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Kazakhstan c1assic 
Who?
2019-03-04 13:57
#106
sL4M | 
Russia Lyric 
YEEEEEEEEEE
2019-03-04 13:59
chopper : vega is bad 1:3 in qualification chopper too : spirit is good 0:3 in qualification
2019-03-04 14:18
gg vega
2019-03-04 14:21
#120
Turkey ao1 
Here we go
2019-03-04 14:37
#123
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Europe xvideos69 
who
2019-03-04 14:43
LMAO
2019-03-04 14:45
>reinforce > getting chopper pick one
2019-03-04 14:45
#127
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Brazil de_lite 
press f for syman
2019-03-04 14:46
#129
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Brazil CaioOlive 
Ez for god idisbalance
2019-03-04 15:00
#131
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Denmark MetatronKbh 
where will chopper fly to ? 80)
2019-03-04 15:06
these cis nicknames are so stupid xd worldedit,Somedieyoung and iDISBALANCE xd
2019-03-04 15:06
This'll be an interesting lineup. It's odd to see the CIS scene in such a good place after so long, not bad, but just so odd. Good for CIS.
2019-03-04 15:09
#141
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Poland LucaS04 
Nice
2019-03-04 15:25
#142
allu | 
Sweden Dguyg 
iDISBALANCE babyyyy
2019-03-04 15:27
#143
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Czech Republic mitsorubi 
Spirit ez major now
2019-03-04 15:27
#144
s1mple | 
Ukraine RAivy 
YEeeeessSs, nice team
2019-03-04 15:29
Lol why they add known cheater?
2019-03-04 15:37
#146
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Spain Dicraftio 
They literally did it lmao
2019-03-04 15:44
Cheat on bois
2019-03-04 15:51
Menya boiii iDISBALANCSSSSSSSSSSSSSE
2019-03-04 16:18
iDISBAND
2019-03-04 16:20
LUL
2019-03-04 16:41
Chopper talk (yeah), AK AK walk (brrt brrt) Spray the block (spray), it's an outline chalk (outline chalk)
2019-03-04 16:21
wth
2019-03-04 17:51
it's a rap song by 21 savage
2019-03-04 18:01
IDISBALANCE > XANTARES EZ
2019-03-04 16:28
#155
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Europe Wallflower 
UNBALANCED
2019-03-04 16:28
#156
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World nakTriceps 
iDISBALANCE GOD!
2019-03-04 16:29
Aug IDISBALANCE
2019-03-04 16:40
Good luck! rip Dima & DavCost tho :c
2019-03-04 16:52
This could be a really competitive lineup if dissbalance delivers.
2019-03-04 16:58
Keyword there is “if” and it’s a big “IF”. Hopefully he does show up
2019-03-04 20:32
idisbalance LMFAO
2019-03-04 17:23
#166
AdreN | 
United Kingdom Lonom8 
Shouldn't have got rid of Davcost
2019-03-04 17:26
come on!! chopper is the best player from (this t2 CIS teams), give him chance in navi ^_^
2019-03-04 17:33
very promising team
2019-03-04 17:44
spirit is not better than vega . why here
2019-03-04 18:07
Chopper is really good, dont understand this at all, but hope it works for him, gl mr choppa
2019-03-04 18:44
idisbalance lost vs izakoo on lan.
2019-03-04 19:46
strong roster but the old one's been together for so long :( i dunno if this will be better than the old roster
2019-03-04 20:00
Good pick up on chopper. The other is a toss up. Hopefully they help sprint I like watching them play. They are a great dark horse in turnys. Gl sprint
2019-03-04 20:31
GET TO THE CHOPPA!! GET TO THE CHOPPA
2019-03-04 21:16
-b0tF1k +jR
2019-03-05 00:25
#186
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Indonesia MeX0NNNN 
budget navi? XD
2019-03-05 00:54
Serious question, i know theres the meme going around that iDisbalance is a cheater but what clip/s started all that? i havent really followed or seen much of Syman other than the qualifiers for Katowice.
2019-03-05 01:54
and lose 16-4 to ago
2019-03-05 04:34
#190
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Finland Teukkasd 
FINALLY!!!
2019-03-05 12:03
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