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.

Krad joins Winstrike together with Forester

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:

Russia Aleksey "⁠NickelBack⁠" Trofimov
Russia Aleksey "⁠El1an⁠" Gusev
Kazakhstan Viktor "⁠Lack1⁠" Boldyrev
Russia Vladislav "⁠Krad⁠" Kravchenko
Russia Igor "⁠Forester⁠" Bezotecheskiy

Russia Dmitry "⁠hooch⁠" Bogdanov (coach)

Russia Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Aleksey 'El1an' Gusev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
730
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
Kazakhstan Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Aidyn 'KrizzeN' Turlybekov
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
763
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.65
Russia Aleksey 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Aleksey 'NickelBack' Trofimov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
816
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Russia Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Dmitry 'hooch' Bogdanov
Age:
33
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.90
Maps played:
893
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.69
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1379
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.65
Kazakhstan Viktor 'Lack1' Boldyrev
Viktor 'Lack1' Boldyrev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
343
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
Russia Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Vladislav 'Krad' Kravchenko
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
593
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Russia Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Igor 'Forester' Bezotecheskiy
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
635
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
Ok
2021-01-16 13:21
1 reply
still bad team
2021-01-16 16:20
Very talented, good adition!
2021-01-16 13:21
5 replies
#12
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Japan Yuukek
John and his four drunks made a replacement in their lineup. Hltv urgently make news about it
2021-01-16 13:25
1 reply
Disrespecting Winstrike when they are better than all German players?
2021-01-16 13:40
+1!
2021-01-16 13:37
+1
2021-01-16 13:53
+1
2021-01-18 14:02
#3
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Netherlands Flevo
D
2021-01-16 13:21
Intresting I can see them winning
2021-01-16 13:21
Chupa Chups>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Raid Shadow Legends as a sponsor. Looking at you, NaVi
2021-01-16 13:22
3 replies
+1 legendary Spanish brand!
2021-01-16 13:38
1 reply
#40
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Serbia hitomi79
lollipop2k could be their promoting face, pun intended.... come to think of it - gla1ve's head shape is perfect also!!
2021-01-16 14:17
+1
2021-01-16 14:03
I was just gonna make a thread about it
2021-01-16 13:22
forest left dignitas for this?
2021-01-16 13:23
2 replies
#43
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Serbia hitomi79
clever and funny as well :)
2021-01-16 14:20
Upgrade though :p
2021-01-16 18:51
now winstrike suck officially
2021-01-16 13:23
1 reply
#42
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Serbia hitomi79
Well, chupa chups is made for sucking, so yeah- nice one dude :)
2021-01-16 14:20
Wtf a week ago it was supposed to be norbert and nealan
2021-01-16 13:24
2 replies
they were just stand ins
2021-01-16 13:34
1 reply
#35
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Albania Maltin
Norbert would have been such a good investment. Too bad it was just a stand in
2021-01-16 13:47
It is like Hard legion, but with good players
2021-01-16 13:24
1 reply
And hopefully less coach cheating.
2021-01-16 17:44
#11
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Brazil Largato
Nice, good luck
2021-01-16 13:24
#13
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United Kingdom MikeLCHV
Chupa chups sponsor pog Hope this helps
2021-01-16 13:27
Very good changes actually
2021-01-16 13:27
#15
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Australia B_Tannen
Ok
2021-01-16 13:28
#16
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Wasn't forester gonna join Forze?
2021-01-16 13:33
6 replies
#18
NAF | 
Russia bult0
they decided to keep old roster +6th player
2021-01-16 13:33
5 replies
#24
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Oh interesting, who's 6th?
2021-01-16 13:38
4 replies
maybe degster (hope he goes to Spirit) but xsepower is a good awper though
2021-01-16 13:52
1 reply
#47
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Yea I too hope Degster goes to Spirit. Love disbalance but too inconsistent.
2021-01-16 14:47
#33
NAF | 
Russia bult0
no news yet, might be woro2k cuz he played with them
2021-01-16 13:46
1 reply
#48
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Pakistan LoOuU2
I see.
2021-01-16 14:47
#17
NAF | 
Russia bult0
Cheaters might actually make this team decent
2021-01-16 13:33
This team very good with Nickelback!!
2021-01-16 13:34
save lack1 and el1an please
2021-01-16 13:34
look at this photograph every time I do it makes me laugh
2021-01-16 13:41
expected
2021-01-16 13:41
Actually stronkkk roster But who is IGL ?
2021-01-16 13:43
2 replies
#34
NAF | 
Russia bult0
NickelBack
2021-01-16 13:47
1 reply
Nice Hope dyadya Hooch make this team decent
2021-01-16 13:48
good for krad
2021-01-16 13:43
#30
smooya | 
Switzerland x676
haahhahahahhhhhaha
2021-01-16 13:45
#32
sh1ro | 
Romania AlyBu
Chupa chups new sponsor pog
2021-01-16 13:46
Love HLTV NickelBack is Alexey Elian is Aleksey lmao
2021-01-16 13:47
2 replies
Alexei Alexey Aleksey
2021-01-16 14:59
1 reply
Alex say
2021-01-16 15:43
Welcome cheaters <3
2021-01-16 14:19
#44
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Asia Blurblur
Poh
2021-01-16 14:21
#45
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Russia 1hebest!
Good!
2021-01-16 14:46
Cheats for Winstrike !!! Of rather Cheatstrike!!!
2021-01-16 14:47
Coaching cheaters, disappointing pickup tbh. These noobs should not make a salary from CS.
2021-01-16 14:50
GOOD signs, gl
2021-01-16 15:20
#53
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
promising roster, very interesting.
2021-01-16 15:34
NAVI 2.0
2021-01-16 15:36
Good upgrade
2021-01-16 15:42
#57
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Indonesia DioBrando
Nice move GL
2021-01-16 15:44
#58
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Poland SebL
Krad is insane, great signing from Winstrike. Forester is really good to. However this team has really good firepower, but I think they need a better leader, I don't think this work well together, but hope it will.
2021-01-16 15:45
rip in pepperoni
2021-01-16 15:49
solid addition
2021-01-16 16:24
#63
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France cedd
krad and forester are nuts, good pickups
2021-01-16 17:54
welcome cheaters
2021-01-16 18:49
who & who?
2021-01-16 19:06
#67
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Hungary szia
GL boys
2021-01-16 19:16
Very good roster
2021-01-16 20:03
#69
AZR | 
Taiwan Haoyuan
Still love the QBF roster... Cinderella story.
2021-01-17 05:41
#70
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Europe featan
better then krizzen and bondik..
2021-01-17 10:19
#71
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New Zealand Tobicastle
winstrike + hard legion pog.
2021-01-18 12:26
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