Spirit unveil academy team led by Patsi

The sixth player of Spirit's main roster will now focus on leading the youth squad.

Spirit have announced the expansion of their CS:GO division with an academy roster that features six players and a coach from the CIS region. The squad will be led by 17-year-old Robert "⁠Patsi⁠" Isyanov, previously a backup player for the main lineup following his loan signing from Espada.

The head coach role was handed to Sergey "⁠hally⁠" Shavaev, the former CS 1.6 professional who coached Patsi and Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov in Espada. Community figure Alexey "⁠OverDrive⁠" Birukov helped with the scouting and selection process for the squad, which features largely inexperienced players, with Patsi's teammates combining for only 16 maps covered by HLTV in total.

Patsi and hally spearhead Spirit Academy

In an interview on the team's website, coach hally spoke about the roster, saying that "all players have very good mechanics, the desire to play at the top level and, most importantly, the ability to quickly learn and improve their skills," and added that giving Patsi the in-game leader responsibilities was due to a lack of suitable players for that role in the CIS region.

Talking about Spirit Academy's goals, the coach noted that they want to be competitive against teams in the top 50 of the world ranking, and nurture at least "two future tier-one players".

Spirit Academy are:

Russia Robert "⁠Patsi⁠" Isyanov
Belarus Kirill "⁠T4RG3T⁠" Kovalyov
Belarus Aliaksei "⁠znx⁠" Zlatkouski
Russia Pavel "⁠s1ren⁠" Ogloblin
Ukraine Myroslav "⁠zont1x⁠" Plakhotia
Russia Simon "⁠God6y⁠" Chayka

Russia Sergey "⁠hally⁠" Shavaev (coach)

Russia Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Alexey 'OverDrive' Birukov
Age:
35
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.68
Maps played:
131
KPR:
0.46
DPR:
0.73
Ukraine Myroslav 'zont1x' Plakhotia
Myroslav 'zont1x' Plakhotia
Age:
15
Rating 1.0:
0.76
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.81
Belarus Kirill 'T4RG3T' Kovalyov
Kirill 'T4RG3T' Kovalyov
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
0.74
Maps played:
3
KPR:
0.56
DPR:
0.82
Russia Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Age:
17
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
310
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
Russia Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Pavel 's1ren' Ogloblin
Age:
18
Rating 1.0:
0.51
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.44
DPR:
0.87
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.20
Maps played:
463
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.61
Belarus Aliaksei 'znx' Zlatkouski
Aliaksei 'znx' Zlatkouski
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
0.74
Maps played:
5
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.74
Russia Simon 'God6y' Chayka
Simon 'God6y' Chayka
Age:
16
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Tier5
2021-03-28 18:20
8 replies
Spirit became too good to throw games so they needed a team that can play in loot.bet tournaments.
2021-03-28 18:23
5 replies
Haha
2021-03-28 20:50
+1
2021-03-28 21:08
+1
2021-03-28 22:16
#60
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Germany Koalafire
dont be too sure about it tough. Spirit still likes to throw a match per tournament, as seen vs 1win for example...
2021-03-29 09:30
#62
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Ukraine volod1m1r
lol
2021-03-29 10:15
It’s an academy team dumbass
2021-03-28 18:30
#25
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp
tier8*
2021-03-28 18:50
Nice
2021-03-28 18:20
yes, we need more teams with 3k elo 16yo toxic "deadinside" weeb kids
2021-03-28 18:21
7 replies
biggest +1 i have ever seen xd we need more of these anime kids who has 3k elo 4k match and duo q all day with his lvl 3 friend just to get to higher elo
2021-03-28 18:53
+1
2021-03-28 19:34
#38
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Ukraine alexftw
+1
2021-03-28 19:39
+100
2021-03-28 20:02
haha +1
2021-03-28 20:51
#55
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France laglory
+1
2021-03-28 22:17
+1
2021-03-29 02:40
#4
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Russia dev1ce_MVP
Good luck
2021-03-28 18:21
Ez top 1337
2021-03-28 18:21
Bubzkji to Astralis Talent
2021-03-28 18:22
PATSI BEST
2021-03-28 18:22
GL! academy teams always nice!
2021-03-28 18:22
s1ren pog
2021-03-28 18:22
3 replies
insilio top 1 soon
2021-03-28 18:22
2 replies
+1 lol
2021-03-28 18:24
+1
2021-03-28 20:37
ahh a youth roster with not one person about to turn 30
2021-03-28 18:22
1 reply
#42
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United States BGS
huh? I have seen like 1 or 2 guys that are close to 30 on all these youth academy rosters.
2021-03-28 20:12
How did they get kids for academy roaster faster than NaVi jr signed them? Pog
2021-03-28 18:23
2 replies
rooster*
2021-03-28 18:46
1 reply
roster then
2021-03-28 18:47
#14
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Germany Durify
so many academy teams popping off, scene is growing hugely even in covid times
2021-03-28 18:23
CIStrong!
2021-03-28 18:25
#17
sausol | 
Switzerland x676
haahahhahahahahahaha
2021-03-28 18:27
nice
2021-03-28 18:30
#20
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Serbia XD___
gl
2021-03-28 18:37
waste of patsi's talent
2021-03-28 18:47
#24
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Portugal iBait
So Espada?
2021-03-28 18:50
Fake znx
2021-03-28 18:52
#28
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Jordan Zereeni
wow
2021-03-28 18:56
so much CIS teams making academy teams to farm money as priority and second develop talent... if they have made enough money they will disband and repeat...
2021-03-28 18:56
#30
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Asia Blitzer
siren sucks dick
2021-03-28 19:02
#31
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Poland sylwek1021
Gambit Youngsters was called "another tier 10 team" Now they are top 3 in the world.
2021-03-28 19:07
1 reply
#61
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Spain R1PP3RZ
And looking like they will get top 1 if they keep this form
2021-03-29 09:32
#32
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Russia mshkoda
Gl for youngsters
2021-03-28 19:11
ez targ3t
2021-03-28 19:12
expected
2021-03-28 19:24
#36
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Russia Jmishenko
HALLY LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-03-28 19:27
who cars?
2021-03-28 19:47
1 reply
The players probably
2021-03-29 05:51
#40
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Korea jin67300
Rip pasti
2021-03-28 20:02
i read ''SPIRIT UNVEIL ACADEMY TEAM LED BY PEPSI'', was happy cs was getting such big sponsors((
2021-03-28 20:14
1 reply
the idea of Pepsi for some ungodly reason deciding to sponsor team spirits ACADEMY team of any team available makes me laugh for some reason lmfao
2021-03-28 20:25
#46
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Serbia LtN))
cooI
2021-03-28 20:38
go ahead and place bets on them lmao
2021-03-28 20:40
#50
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Brazil rauni90001
Good luck <3
2021-03-28 20:53
#52
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Russia Rapu
Nice
2021-03-28 21:15
Rip patsi career
2021-03-28 21:31
USSR hally <3 :)
2021-03-29 02:40
#63
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Poland SebL
Patsi is pretty good, others I have never heard about. Maybe it will go well, who knows, GL guys.
2021-03-29 15:51
Hmm
2021-03-30 19:24
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