Akuma disband

The Ukrainian players part ways after a disappointing run at IEM Fall CIS.

Sergey "⁠Sergiz⁠" Atamanchuk took to Twitter on Saturday to confirm Evgeniy "⁠j3kie⁠" Sergachev's post on VK the day before announcing the disbandment of Akuma, the Ukrainian team that rose to prominence by finishing EPIC League CIS in third place amid a scandal that ended up with an investigation into the squad and other CIS teams sending a letter to Valve calling for more protocols to be put forth to impede possible cheating.

Sergiz confirmed the team's disbandment

Just days after the EPIC League CIS debacle, Sergiz, Alexandr "⁠Psycho⁠" Zlobin and Dmitriy "⁠SENSEi⁠" Shvorak's former CEO at Project X, Oleksandr Shyshko, was investigated for irregular betting while they were representing his organization, although the players denied any involvement.

The Esports Integrity Commission ended up recommending that tournament organizers do not accept entries from Akuma or any team with a roster made up of more than three of the Akuma players or any team associated with Oleksandr Shyshko after sending a report of their investigation to Valve.

The now disbanded squad then struggled to perform at the level of their bronze finish at EPIC League CIS, finishing the second CIS Regional Major Ranking tournament, StarLadder CIS RMR, in 9-10th place, and relegating down to ESEA Advanced before winning the lesser ESEA league to secure promotion for the coming Premier season.

The last nail in the coffin for the Ukrainian team came at another Regional Major Ranking tournament, however, IEM Fall CIS, where they lost all five of their matches to Entropiq, Spirit, Nemiga, Natus Vincere and AVE, going out in last place and missing out on a coveted spot at the PGL Major in Stockholm.

Akuma were:

Ukraine Sergey "⁠Sergiz⁠" Atamanchuk
Ukraine Dmitriy "⁠SENSEi⁠" Shvorak
Ukraine Alexandr "⁠Psycho⁠" Zlobin
Ukraine Sergiy "⁠DemQQ⁠" Demchenko
Ukraine Evgeniy "⁠j3kie⁠" Sergachev

Ukraine Dmitriy 'SENSEi' Shvorak
Dmitriy 'SENSEi' Shvorak
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
364
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.57
Ukraine Alexandr 'Psycho' Zlobin
Alexandr 'Psycho' Zlobin
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
437
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.69
Ukraine Evgeniy 'j3kie' Sergachev
Evgeniy 'j3kie' Sergachev
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
137
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
Ukraine Sergey 'Sergiz' Atamanchuk
Sergey 'Sergiz' Atamanchuk
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
446
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.64
Ukraine Sergiy 'DemQQ' Demchenko
Sergiy 'DemQQ' Demchenko
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
323
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
xaxaxa
2021-10-02 14:34
3 replies
Expected
2021-10-02 20:24
AHAHAHA LOSERS.
2021-10-03 00:51
1 reply
ez
2021-10-11 21:32
XDDDD
2021-10-02 14:34
#5
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Slovakia xaboff
Good
2021-10-02 14:34
XD
2021-10-02 14:34
sad
2021-10-02 14:35
LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-10-02 14:35
#9
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Sri Lanka il1on
axaxaxaxa
2021-10-02 14:35
sad
2021-10-02 14:35
#11
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Asia M@GNU5
F
2021-10-02 14:35
#12
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France Kweyy
Weird
2021-10-02 14:35
RIP
2021-10-02 14:35
#15
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Serbia eliiiiii_
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-10-02 14:35
#17
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Finland Lushkan
totally unexpected
2021-10-02 14:35
nani?
2021-10-02 14:35
#24
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Russia evg1804
expected af
2021-10-02 14:35
KEKW
2021-10-02 14:35
#35
EliGE | 
Poland Roxin
LOL
2021-10-02 14:36
ez
2021-10-02 14:36
Should have been sooner
2021-10-02 14:36
1 reply
#519
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Russia FutureCk
che?
2021-10-05 20:44
Sad
2021-10-02 14:36
LOL
2021-10-02 14:36
Ahahhahahaahhahah
2021-10-02 14:36
#43
HEAP | 
India LRAD
Lmao that title sounds like a forum post
2021-10-02 14:36
8 replies
#55
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Czech Republic Poloolpp
+1
2021-10-02 14:37
Indeed :D
2021-10-02 14:41
Exactly
2021-10-02 15:00
#399
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Germany ChRiZOwow
+1
2021-10-02 18:37
lol, I for sure thought it was a bait thread.
2021-10-02 19:41
2 replies
+1 ME TOO
2021-10-03 00:51
#511
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Europe tsken
+1 Same :D
2021-10-03 15:35
+11111
2021-10-02 19:58
xd
2021-10-02 14:36
#47
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Japan Misteear
xaxaxa
2021-10-02 14:36
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-10-02 14:36
#49
arT | 
Europe omronTM
hahahahaha
2021-10-02 14:37
xd
2021-10-02 14:37
AHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAAHAHAAH ok
2021-10-02 14:37
1 reply
cool title btw
2021-10-02 14:37
expected LMAO
2021-10-02 14:37
#62
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Australia Downtxme
f
2021-10-02 14:37
#65
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Ukraine Xe0m
expected Psycho deserves better team
2021-10-02 14:38
#71
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Russia ToughGuy
this is such a good title
2021-10-02 14:38
Why? Sadge
2021-10-02 14:38
1 reply
you already know the reason why.
2021-10-04 14:03
Great news!
2021-10-02 14:38
#76
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Russia b4dn1
F
2021-10-02 14:39
Hahahah hahaha Hahahahahahahaha
2021-10-02 14:39
#79
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Russia Veyles
ok
2021-10-02 14:40
Sad, they were a solid premier t2-3 team. incels above me crying about cheating: grow up.
2021-10-02 14:40
9 replies
They cheated, proven by their performance after being caught and by the 1vs1 radar check at the navi game.. If you think they didn't cheat knowing the above facts, then you are either ignorant or dumb.
2021-10-02 19:00
1 reply
+1
2021-10-02 19:04
I don't usually listen to dumb cheating accusations, but there's enough evidence about it that something fishy was happening in this case
2021-10-02 19:57
4 replies
most of CIS REGION players on faceit and lots of europeans cheating in game. this game is end
2021-10-02 23:21
3 replies
no, this game is CS
2021-10-03 03:28
2 replies
No this is Patrick
2021-10-03 10:49
this game is end.
2021-10-06 20:56
How can a navi fan be this stupid lmao??
2021-10-02 21:57
one thing is silver mad bettors calling cheats, getting called a cheater by motherfucking B1ad3 is another
2021-10-02 22:36
#83
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Romania wadd
lmao
2021-10-02 14:40
AHHAHAHAHHAHA
2021-10-02 14:41
OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL
2021-10-02 14:41
What a surprise
2021-10-02 14:41
expected
2021-10-02 14:41
Xaxaxaxa
2021-10-02 14:41
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAHA
2021-10-02 14:41
#98
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Finland Teukkasd
LOL
2021-10-02 14:42
0-9 in last 2 RMR events
2021-10-02 14:42
xaxaxa
2021-10-02 14:42
Called it
2021-10-02 14:42
good riddance
2021-10-02 14:42
#111
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Ukraine Sla1ter
finally
2021-10-02 14:42
#113
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Russia mshkoda
deserved
2021-10-02 14:43
#116
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Slovakia EvErisT
hahahahahahahaha expected
2021-10-02 14:43
Xaxaxa kkkkkkk
2021-10-02 14:44
#119
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Brazil Flugel_
BRUH MOMENT
2021-10-02 14:44
#124
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Switzerland nierg
Lmfao
2021-10-02 14:46
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-10-02 14:46
OMEGALUL
2021-10-02 14:47
#129
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Norway Balta69
xaxxaxaxaxxa
2021-10-02 14:47
8/8
2021-10-02 14:48
LMFAO
2021-10-02 14:48
#136
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Poland Yomenik
sad fake drama destroyed them
2021-10-02 14:49
1 reply
#491
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Asia s1kekick
Wouldn't call it "Fake" when it suspicious moments happens in such a consistency that is it unbelievable, like every,single,round, against vp and navi was the most suspicious. You saw Gambit vp and Navi or literally any team got good calls moment, but they do not do that literally every round or insane rotate that happens to be on the opposite site that the enemy didn't stack ,every,time. After that incident, we got 16-5s defeat from Navi and epic fail at IEM fall Cis. Did I mention also that after the accusations,legit every team in that league signed for investigation? Also their rank dropped after the event too.
2021-10-03 08:04
hahahaha
2021-10-02 14:49
omegalul shouldve disband before epic cis league
2021-10-02 14:50
lmao
2021-10-02 14:50
press f
2021-10-02 14:50
Lmao
2021-10-02 14:52
Had a feeling this would happen sooner or later... Hopefully there can be still a future for the players but given the EPIC League CIS fiasco, it's unlikely any team is going to pick them up.
2021-10-02 14:52
#148
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CIS Groot)
It‘s bad
2021-10-02 14:53
#149
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Serbia XD___
lol rip
2021-10-02 14:53
SENSEi ruined his own career.
2021-10-02 14:53
LMAAOOO
2021-10-02 14:54
XD
2021-10-02 14:54
#156
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Australia B_Tannen
cya
2021-10-02 14:55
sad news..
2021-10-02 14:55
LOL
2021-10-02 14:58
#168
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Hungary Shiron212
Unlucko F
2021-10-02 15:00
#172
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Ukraine StaR1y
bad((
2021-10-02 15:01
Thank you very much!
2021-10-02 15:01
i thought this was a thread, the title looks so baity
2021-10-02 15:01
Smallest title ever?
2021-10-02 15:02
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-10-02 15:02
omegalul
2021-10-02 15:02
Unlucky
2021-10-02 15:03
finally
2021-10-02 15:03
Acaxaxxxaaxaxaxaax
2021-10-02 15:03
LMAO
2021-10-02 15:09
LUL
2021-10-02 15:11
Lmao I don't remember the last time I saw a title with only two words, feels it was written like that on purpose for comedic effect
2021-10-02 15:11
#201
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Europe Kephea
LUL BYE BYE XD
2021-10-02 15:11
save jackie
2021-10-02 15:12
#204
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Portugal dracø
rekt by wining against na'vi lmao
2021-10-02 15:13
gg
2021-10-02 15:13
XAXAXXAXXA
2021-10-02 15:18
best headline in hltv history xDD
2021-10-02 15:18
ahahhahahaahhahahhhhahahahaha
2021-10-02 15:19
Sensei is a very good player, he will found a new team fast
2021-10-02 15:19
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-10-02 15:21
I still hope sensei gets into a good team hes insane
2021-10-02 15:34
So it wasn't a joke? LOL
2021-10-02 15:41
Hltv bait title lol
2021-10-02 15:41
mens(((
2021-10-02 15:42
#250
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Italy zCri
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-10-02 15:44
kekw
2021-10-02 15:45
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2021-10-02 15:51
sadge
2021-10-02 15:52
#266
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Germany JakiiOG
nice Pog
2021-10-02 15:57
#269
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Poland Muzil
nice
2021-10-02 16:04
It was going to happen eventually
2021-10-02 16:04
finally
2021-10-02 16:04
HAHAHAHA
2021-10-02 16:05
LOL
2021-10-02 16:08
Nice
2021-10-02 16:12
lul
2021-10-02 16:13
XAXAXAXAXAX EXPECTED
2021-10-02 16:14
NICE, finally disbanded, sus team
2021-10-02 16:14
hahahaha get rekt
2021-10-02 16:16
haHAA disband
2021-10-02 16:19
So expected
2021-10-02 16:22
#289
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Ukraine Najara
sad
2021-10-02 16:23
Actually good decision lol
2021-10-02 16:25
LOL love it
2021-10-02 16:26
#295
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Latvia heywire
k23 should sign sensei.
2021-10-02 16:28
Xaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2021-10-02 16:28
#297
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Finland Artsa
lmao
2021-10-02 16:28
#298
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Sweden frizzahh
BABAHAHAHAHAAHAHAH
2021-10-02 16:29
#303
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Finland adu_
LUL HAHAHAHAHAHAH
2021-10-02 16:34
F The greatest team ever
2021-10-02 16:37
Ahahah lesgoooo
2021-10-02 16:41
Damn
2021-10-02 16:43
I hope we don't see their players ever again.
2021-10-02 17:01
so fast lol
2021-10-02 17:02
Good
2021-10-02 17:04
#343
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Russia SRA553
Lol xd finnaly
2021-10-02 17:12
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-10-02 17:17
Finally
2021-10-02 17:20
Expected af.
2021-10-02 17:22
#357
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Finland dvlx
sensei to faze?
2021-10-02 17:27
#358
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United States Rayduh
Unlucky
2021-10-02 17:28
XDDDDDD
2021-10-02 17:39
xaxaxaxa deserved
2021-10-02 17:48
Unexpected wtf
2021-10-02 17:49
Sadge and LUL
2021-10-02 17:53
Finally
2021-10-02 17:56
xaxaxa
2021-10-02 17:58
Finally
2021-10-02 17:58
#382
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Kazakhstan Kadaku
kkkkkkkkkķkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-10-02 18:07
Finally
2021-10-02 18:08
#390
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Poland Scromnick
finally
2021-10-02 18:16
Got to love the 2 word title
2021-10-02 18:23
Chaos players after being accused of cheating: preferred to disband instead of showing they were really good... And now Akuma, disband already expected
2021-10-02 18:31
3 replies
Chaos players obviously cheated the thing is if you're good it doesn't make sense to just give up unless you know you're obviously not good enough lol.
2021-10-02 18:42
2 replies
Yes, exactly what I said... Several pro players at the beginning of their career were called cheaters and answered this by proving that they are really good, unlike those (who really cheated)
2021-10-02 18:47
1 reply
+1000
2021-10-02 18:50
Sad when any team disbands even if allegedly they have cheated.
2021-10-02 18:38
I'm so happy:)
2021-10-02 18:48
FINALLY
2021-10-02 18:51
ESIC so slow that teams are disbanding before the investigations are complete smh
2021-10-02 18:55
excellent news! and how karmic that they went 0-5 too. good to see all the DESERVING teams shine in the CIS RMR
2021-10-02 18:57
nobody is sad.
2021-10-02 19:07
1 reply
Their second monitors are :(
2021-10-02 21:17
infamous.
2021-10-02 19:10
#425
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Ukraine m1ten
hahahaha
2021-10-02 19:20
#428
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United States VisterIl
I won't miss x)
2021-10-02 19:24
Good luck in future
2021-10-02 19:35
The title is too good
2021-10-02 19:43
F, even though navi thought they where cheating in that specific match, we need every org to have a cs team when cs is competing with valorant.
2021-10-02 19:47
2 replies
#492
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Asia s1kekick
Well...you see...the thing is that not only Navi was suspicious of that, every SINGLE other team signed and agreed that there should be an investigation of those guys, if not,no one would sign those. And coincidence that after that event they got 16-5ed and global ranking dropped hard? I don't think so, and if you really followed the incident, not only Navi suffer from the suspicious plays, VP and gambit and other teams too. So no, its not that SPECIFIC map only,it's the whole tournament we talking here.
2021-10-03 08:20
1 reply
flair
2021-10-03 14:24
XAXAXAXAXAXA
2021-10-02 19:53
DESERVED
2021-10-02 20:00
XDDDD
2021-10-02 20:05
LMAOOOOOOOOOO
2021-10-02 20:12
rip, never seen a team with such godlike game sense, could read the opponent's mind
2021-10-02 20:18
XXAXAXXAXAXAX
2021-10-02 20:19
they got what they deserved
2021-10-02 20:20
#453
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Finland NRTTN
ahahhahahaahhahahhhhahahahaha
2021-10-02 20:38
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-10-02 21:18
#466
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Czech Republic sobrez
good news, finally
2021-10-02 22:56
#467
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Russia scorchy
wont be missed
2021-10-02 22:56
Sad
2021-10-02 22:59
LOL
2021-10-02 23:00
Based title by LucasAM
2021-10-02 23:11
#471
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Finland AliSabid
Bye
2021-10-02 23:14
no way
2021-10-02 23:14
F
2021-10-02 23:35
Akuma 404
2021-10-03 00:10
lmao
2021-10-03 00:53
Rip sensei
2021-10-03 01:17
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-10-03 06:33
Imao
2021-10-03 06:34
#489
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United States NVE
lmao get rekd
2021-10-03 06:39
#490
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Other ragkuu
RIP
2021-10-03 07:05
Expected
2021-10-03 09:13
Disband is not enough
2021-10-03 10:24
#496
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Russia qann1st
AHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAAHAH.
2021-10-03 10:27
#498
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Azerbaijan Talley
expected
2021-10-03 11:07
Save j3kie/SENSEi they are have potencial on tier 1/2 scene
2021-10-03 12:10
#502
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Czech Republic tw1ss
=D
2021-10-03 12:48
#503
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Europe b7ack0ut
LMAO
2021-10-03 13:31
expect the unexpected Kappa
2021-10-03 15:25
#513
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Russia Zorest
lmao, but f
2021-10-03 20:48
#515
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Sweden suriel666
hahahha Cheaters disband before they could be busted, classy rat move hope they disappear into irrelevance and will never be seen ingame in CS or Val
2021-10-03 22:39
LOL THEY ARE ACTUALLY CHEATING
2021-10-04 14:08
LMAO deserved
2021-10-05 11:10
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK CHEATERS GET REEEKT
2021-10-11 21:30
Rest in pepperonis lol
2021-10-22 13:32
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