Winstrike add Krad, Forester
The Russian team are back to a five-man roster ahead of the $100,000 Snow Sweet Snow Cup 1.
Winstrike have sealed the double signing of Vladislav "Krad" Kravchenko and Igor "Forester" Bezotecheskiy, the Russian organisation confirmed on Saturday. The pair join the team on free transfers following the expiry of their contracts with Hard Legion.
The two new players, who were part of the DreamEaters lineup that reached the New Legends Stage of the StarLadder Major, will take the spots vacated by Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk and Aidyn "KrizzeN" Turlybekov, who were released on December 31.
In a statement, Winstrike manager Pavel "Dart" Chuvashev explained that the organisation had agreements in place with the players in December but had to wait until their Hard Legion contracts expired before landing the pair.
“I am very glad that we managed to sign Vlad and Igor," team coach Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov said. "I followed their successes in DreamEaters and HardLegion, where they proved themselves as very good players who can take the most challenging tasks. We have a lot of work ahead and I am looking forward to the start of the new season with a renewed roster!"
Winstrike will make their first appearance with the new roster in the Snow Sweet Snow Cup 1, which will kick off on January 18. They have been placed in the CIS 1 group, alongside HellRaisers, Trident and Project X, from which the top two teams will progress to the regional swiss stage of the $100,000 competition.
With these changes, Winstrike now have:
Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov (coach)