Spirit transfer-list mir, chopper

The Russian duo will be moved to the bench ahead of DreamHack Open November.

Russian IGL Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov and rifler Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov have been moved to the bench and transfer-listed ahead of the team's venture at DreamHack Open November, Spirit have announced on Twitter.

For the upcoming event, the void left by two long standing members of the team will be filled by young IGL Robert "⁠Patsi⁠" Isyanov from Spirit Academy and 17-year old rifler Aleksandr "⁠KaiR0N-⁠" Anashkin coming from free agency.

chopper and mir had been with Team Spirit since 2019

The changes come after a disappointing showing at the PGL Major in Stockholm where the team failed to reach the Legends Stage after dropping games to FaZe, Virtus.pro, and Astralis, exiting the tournament with a 2-3 record.

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chopper joined Spirit shortly after parting ways with Vega Squadron in February of 2019 and has been leading the Russian squad ever since. He helped the team come out victorious from DreamHack Open January 2021 Europe and Pinnacle Cup II as well as securing a top-4 finish at IEM Katowice 2021.

Meahwile, mir joined the squad in September 2019 after spending more than four months on Gambit's bench. The 25-year old accumulated a 1.20 rating over the 25 months spent with the organization and was widely considered one of the best performing members of the squad.

"Before the Dreamhack Open November, Team Spirit decided that the CS:GO roster will perform at this tournament with a new lineup. As of today, Leonid "chopper" Vishniakov and Nikolay "mir" Bitiukov are benched and transfer listed," announced the Russian organization on Twitter.

Spirit will field the following roster at DreamHack Open November:

Ukraine Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev
Russia Boris "⁠magixx⁠" Vorobiev
Russia Abdul "⁠degster⁠" Gasanov
Russia Robert "⁠Patsi⁠" Isyanov
Russia Aleksandr "⁠KaiR0N-⁠" Anashkin

Russia Nikolay "⁠Certus⁠" Poluyanov (coach)

Russia Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov (transfer list)
Russia Nikolay "⁠mir⁠" Bityukov (transfer list)

Russia Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Leonid 'chopper' Vishnyakov
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1020
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
Russia Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Boris 'magixx' Vorobiev
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
553
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.63
Russia Aleksandr 'KaiR0N-' Anashkin
Aleksandr 'KaiR0N-' Anashkin
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
91
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.71
Russia Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Nikolay 'mir' Bityukov
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
980
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.66
Russia Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
417
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
Russia Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Abdul 'degster' Gasanov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.19
Maps played:
597
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.60
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
994
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
C9 mir
2021-11-04 16:10
16 replies
Mir???? last person i would imagine on transfer list
2021-11-04 16:13
15 replies
+1
2021-11-04 16:14
2 replies
I think him and Chopper consider themselves a duo
2021-11-04 16:42
1 reply
ty men, makes no sense otherwise
2021-11-04 19:39
same wtf, maybe it's not about ingame performance
2021-11-04 16:14
4 replies
#52
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Europe akkastick
i think they want new people vuz i dont understand neither
2021-11-04 16:17
its clearly not about ingame. We still dont know how many will get kicked this might just be the start. Mir would be solid player for entropiq
2021-11-04 16:19
2 replies
#131
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Argentina sdufen
Maybe mir left the team
2021-11-04 17:37
1 reply
true
2021-11-04 17:44
ye lol he's like the 2nd star
2021-11-04 16:17
#62
mimi | 
Indonesia raesvg
+1 probably the last person I thought of to be benched
2021-11-04 16:19
i think they are benching roster but putting mir on transfer list so someone can buy him out and they some cash
2021-11-04 16:20
1 reply
most likely case. benching the guys that already might have offers or are potentially the easiest to sell :()
2021-11-04 16:24
bro he benched himself i guess
2021-11-04 16:22
#141
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India rivervp
Mir is so good, magixx overrated as fuck and sdy goes completely absent most of the times in 2021. Benching wrong players spirit.
2021-11-04 17:51
+1
2021-11-05 23:16
#2
EliGE | 
Poland Roxin
rip
2021-11-04 16:10
1 reply
+1
2021-11-04 16:19
kekw
2021-11-04 16:10
#4
cyx | 
Turkmenistan mitt@
no1 cares
2021-11-04 16:10
#5
roeJ | 
Kazakhstan sayasan
WHY MIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIR HE WAS GREAT
2021-11-04 16:10
22 replies
Probably he left on his own
2021-11-04 16:11
hes upgrading as obvious
2021-11-04 16:12
19 replies
to where
2021-11-04 16:13
5 replies
probably to Col
2021-11-04 16:13
3 replies
The problem is that we don't know his English level Communication in a team is something more than in the fpl
2021-11-04 16:23
2 replies
ikr, I think its gonna happen regardless
2021-11-04 16:25
full cis team incoming
2021-11-04 16:35
I'm thinking to Entropiq actually but who knows
2021-11-05 03:11
but where... forze? something international?
2021-11-04 16:14
12 replies
2021-11-04 16:14
10 replies
quite possible, I suppose. oh and I guess there's also entropiq, but dunno if they want to break what's not broken
2021-11-04 16:15
9 replies
nah I dont think so
2021-11-04 16:16
Lollipop21k and Mir together in new HR would be better than whoever Overdrive leaked a few days/weeks ago
2021-11-04 16:21
7 replies
That Overdrive leak really makes me think that HR don't have any money left. They dropped their DOTA roster too
2021-11-04 16:59
6 replies
Well, before that he said that in the new team there "for sure will be" JIaYm and ProbleM, so I wouldn't trust it completely tbh. But if true, then it's one more reason to hate now old CEO: redesign, dropping CS for Dota, then dropping Dota and leaving the org without any money before saying: "Alright, I'm leaving, bye-bye".
2021-11-04 18:04
#147
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United Kingdom legji
They never really did? It was more that they had excellent coaching staff who had good eyes for up and coming players. Flamie, woxic, Mou, STYKO, s1mple, ISSAA and Oskar. Every one of these players made their debut in Hellraisers and were cheap or free to pick up and due to consistently bringing in new unknown talent they could get players who were a bit past their prime but could still play well
2021-11-04 18:58
3 replies
The problem is that they spent a lot of money on that DOTA roster and the project failed hard. I think they had ex-VP and ex-Navi players on that roster and they wouldn't be able to pay them if they didn't have some investment
2021-11-04 19:18
2 replies
#149
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United Kingdom legji
Ah, I've never followed Dota myself so I didn't know that. Gods you'd think if anything they should of went deep on a CSGO roster instead
2021-11-04 19:25
I can't believe it. HR was in talks with the current Entropiq team. Then it turned out that HR had no money for a bootcamp for the guys :)
2021-11-05 23:27
I mean they can't even afford to keep a respectable logo, so...
2021-11-04 20:58
forZe has no money to buy mir. I think some interesting information awaits us. if put on the bench - apparently negotiations are underway about the transfer.
2021-11-05 23:21
Prop want to sell him with big profit
2021-11-04 17:20
ok..
2021-11-04 16:11
Wait why mir
2021-11-04 16:11
4 replies
#8, I assume he wants to continue playing with chopper
2021-11-04 16:11
2 replies
#30
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Serbia Ljannister
Its dumb. Hes one of the best CIS riflers and Chopper is tier3 player even tho I like all players from Spirit
2021-11-04 16:14
1 reply
The Old Shox/Smithzz dilemma
2021-11-04 17:36
#8 Maybe because of his friendship with chopper
2021-11-04 16:12
mir to NA'VI?
2021-11-04 16:11
2 replies
NaVi aren't gonna switch out any of their players, they work so well together
2021-11-04 19:30
1 reply
+1 it makes no sense to change the squad when the current squad wins all the tours.
2021-11-05 23:28
#11
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Poland ryhupeja
-chopper makes sense but -mir?
2021-11-04 16:12
GOD PATSI
2021-11-04 16:12
1 reply
robert patsison lol
2021-11-04 16:33
mir benched himself 100%, he is their best player by far, would be absolutely braindead to bench him
2021-11-04 16:12
#14
gla1ve | 
Denmark JKTP
Spirit decided to seize being the in the top 20 i see
2021-11-04 16:12
GL Mir He is indeed one of the best riflers of CIS region, quite underrated.
2021-11-04 16:12
3 replies
The real problem for him is where to go? Because Gambit and Navi dont have any reason to change anyone, and any other team is likely a downgrade. Okay, interz has rubbish stats, but he is a damn good support, otherwise he'd have been dropped by now.
2021-11-05 00:14
2 replies
The scary part is that interz is apparently one of the best aimers on Gambit according to the squad, he's just being the support so we never see him shine
2021-11-06 04:15
1 reply
I didn't actually know that. If that's true, then Gambit have zero reason to change anything, since they all have crazy aim.
2021-11-06 15:42
ENTROPIQ -LACK1 +MIR
2021-11-04 16:12
3 replies
#39
ropz | 
Germany flex18
-nickelback +Chopper -lack1 +mir ^^
2021-11-04 16:15
2 replies
Nickelback > chopper
2021-11-04 16:19
nickelback >>>> chopper as igl
2021-11-04 16:30
#17
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United Kingdom zt3x
Nice get rid of Mir your main player, never gonna achieve anything now (not that you did before)
2021-11-04 16:12
mir to Entropiq?
2021-11-04 16:12
1 reply
-Lack for Mir
2021-11-04 16:19
-mir and keep degster OMEGALUL
2021-11-04 16:12
sad
2021-11-04 16:12
+ patsi , good decision -mir , wtf decision
2021-11-04 16:13
2 replies
Likely his own wish
2021-11-04 16:20
1 reply
very true , does make sense that way/
2021-11-04 16:20
#26
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United States Will767
Mir and Chopper are the best!!!!
2021-11-04 16:13
F mir and Chopper
2021-11-04 16:13
#32
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Korea jin67300
mir Chopper lolipop2k ??? ???
2021-11-04 16:14
4 replies
deko/m0nesy, sanji
2021-11-04 16:15
3 replies
+1
2021-11-04 16:18
+1 Unfortunately for him, m0nesy has a problem in NaVi and is called s1mple. He will never be able to play with the "big boys" while s1mple still there. Also, do you think Complexity might go full CIS and assemble this roster?
2021-11-04 16:26
1 reply
I'm leaning towards this version ... No wonder they sell konfig, blaimef ...
2021-11-05 23:32
imagine kick mir for kair0n that retired himself in july 2020 because his parents said that he wont play a lot of cs because of school and uni
2021-11-04 16:14
1 reply
mb since 2020 he got diploma from school and said fuck that good-for-nothing uni.
2021-11-04 16:19
It seems to be a long-term project taking into consideration the average age of the current lineup. I don't expect any results in the first few months, however I can see a lot of potential there. I hope magixx will show what he's made of as a primary entryfragger and hopefully degster will come back to his old style. I'm happy for Patsi, he deserved a chance in the main roster. I'll miss mir, it's a shame that he probably wants to continue playing with chopper but I respect his decision anyways!
2021-11-04 16:15
Chopper yeah needed to benched but mir? come onnnn patsi and kairon good transfers but mir benched? it's ad bad move.
2021-11-04 16:16
#44
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India SKS_1337
LMAO moving MIR to bench = 2iq I honestly haven't seen a worse move to bench. EVER. in any sport, esport, My class room, detention
2021-11-04 16:16
1 reply
yeah because he couldn't leave on his own xD
2021-11-04 16:17
why they benched best player in the roster?
2021-11-04 16:16
#47
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu
mir bench wtf?
2021-11-04 16:17
#49
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Argentina WaSTe_D
no way they leave mir
2021-11-04 16:17
They will for Complexity for sure
2021-11-04 16:17
FaZe mir
2021-11-04 16:17
2 replies
+ mir + ropz - olof - rain
2021-11-04 16:26
1 reply
perfect
2021-11-04 17:11
Good replacement choices probably the best 2 young talents that are available
2021-11-04 16:18
WHY MIR AND NOT SDY? I don't get it.
2021-11-04 16:18
I just really wanna know why, I feel like we’re missing details and Mir either benched himself to stay with Chopper or benched himself to move on. If Spirit really just decided to bench Mir it’s so dumb. -Chopper +Jerry/Patsi was an easy fix
2021-11-04 16:19
3 replies
mb they want only young players for long term project
2021-11-04 16:21
2 replies
SDY is 24 and Mir is 25, not saying SDY should have been kicked, I love him and think he's insanely underrated and overlooked, but not much of an age gap if that was the logic
2021-11-04 16:22
1 reply
didn't know that sdy is so old. Then I dunno their logic. Mb they just retarded.
2021-11-04 16:24
Gl
2021-11-04 16:19
only thing left to do is laugh, spirit top #100, gl.
2021-11-04 16:20
I want mir to find a good team where he can actually win something, but if he is sticking with chopper I don't see that happening.
2021-11-04 16:20
#74
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South America Melegatti
Bad move, i hope mir find a good team
2021-11-04 16:21
Mir > sdy,magix
2021-11-04 16:23
2 replies
mir > team spirit
2021-11-04 16:25
2/8 hes a baiter
2021-11-04 16:27
ALSO HOW TF IS CERTUS STILL HERE LMAOOOOO
2021-11-04 16:25
3 replies
#93
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Ukraine futplxyer
ikr, should be kicked already...
2021-11-04 16:31
2 replies
Should have been kicked a year ago lmao, he's a glorified water boy
2021-11-04 16:57
1 reply
Oh yeah, u know it better than anyone in the team.
2021-11-04 18:02
#84
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Australia rationale
Sad.
2021-11-04 16:26
furia mir
2021-11-04 16:27
#88
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
-Lack1 +mir And Entropiq will become a tier-1 team.
2021-11-04 16:27
GOOD CHANGES
2021-11-04 16:28
2 replies
#92
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India SKS_1337
No canadians in liquid, slowly fallen will do what cold is doing to col. Brazillianize the team
2021-11-04 16:30
1 reply
brazilianize = ruin
2021-11-04 16:34
#95
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China HEIDASHUAi
Why Mir? I thought he was fragging well
2021-11-04 16:33
1 reply
he baits magix for the kills
2021-11-04 16:35
why mir he was one of the best in this team
2021-11-04 16:35
#100
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Indonesia LosD
sdy gonna igl?
2021-11-04 16:37
1 reply
Patsi
2021-11-04 16:45
mir asking to be benched? Otherwise terrible decision he has been great for them.
2021-11-04 16:38
LOL spirit no brain - mir XAXAXAXA
2021-11-04 16:38
#103
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Finland AliSabid
mir kinda unexpected but chopper not
2021-11-04 16:40
expected magixxx and chopper out and not mir, interesting, i guess we'll see...
2021-11-04 16:41
#108
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Tunisia Sk1zo10
Mir unexpected , bad decision
2021-11-04 16:45
#109
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Russia KPbIM
They need to sell sdy, not these two imo
2021-11-04 16:48
Possible that Mir left because Chopper got kicked
2021-11-04 16:52
Finally patsi gets time to shine
2021-11-04 16:52
mir deserves a well organized and structured tier1 team.
2021-11-04 16:53
finally they kicked that mir bot
2021-11-04 17:00
Faze Mir -Twistzz
2021-11-04 17:01
Chopper understandable But mir??
2021-11-04 17:11
1 reply
i guess he left by his own to join complexity
2021-11-04 17:12
Lolipop21k Mir Chopper almazer ???? New CoL
2021-11-04 17:12
2 replies
lmbt as coach
2021-11-04 17:48
dek0/r1nkle as a fifth player
2021-11-04 18:07
who the fuck will buy washed up chopper lmao? please someone save mir tho
2021-11-04 17:12
#123
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Russia mshkoda
mir deserves more
2021-11-04 17:13
poor mir
2021-11-04 17:22
Nooooooo
2021-11-04 17:25
F for Mir ... Chopper was bad tbh
2021-11-04 17:27
#128
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Singapore 2200DPI
Don't collapse roster please... :(
2021-11-04 17:33
wtf why mir
2021-11-04 17:36
1 reply
I was thinking the same. Why put mir to transfer list??? He has been consistent this year.
2021-11-04 17:43
#132
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
mir, lollipop21k, flamie, m0nesy and +1... Would be nice :)
2021-11-04 17:39
2 replies
#134
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Sweden axelious
Eyy, would be sick! Chopper if we can't find another. Maybe Supra. I guess Sanji wouldn't IGL right?
2021-11-04 17:43
1 reply
#158
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
i don't know about Sanji, but why not :)
2021-11-04 20:17
#133
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Sweden axelious
Benching Mir seems like such a moneygrabbing move.. I would have understood it if they just didn't win TI.
2021-11-04 17:48
sdy tattoo saved Pog
2021-11-04 17:44
1 reply
True
2021-11-04 18:13
#138
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Latvia DayzEee
- chooper + flamie
2021-11-04 17:45
wtf MIR is bestest
2021-11-04 17:48
#144
mir | 
Russia M31F
fuuuck TS worst team now
2021-11-04 18:04
Imagine benching ur 2nd best player lul
2021-11-04 19:42
whats next for mir? FaZe? complexity? G2?
2021-11-04 19:51
#154
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Poland SebL
I expected chopper and maybe magixx to be cut, but mir? This dude is insane. He was their best player in my opinion, wtf is this decision? What are you doing Spirit? Hmmm, our results are not good, what do we do? Let's bench our best player who also is playing entry role, and let's keep inconsistent magixx who even has better spots than him instead. I have no idea what is Spirit doing. I understand that it's because Patsi is the Entry, maybe he will do it better than mir who knows, but I still don't think mir deserved to be benched. I would even prefer them to change his roles and let Patsi Entry, but just stay with him. I'm kinda frustrated with that decision tbh.
2021-11-04 20:01
2 replies
I have no idea why many people try to go into details despite the fact there isn't any clear statement made by Spirit yet. Stop grumbling at them since there is no particular reason why they benched him. I assume he benched himself since he wants to continue playing with chopper knowing they're good friends and they've been playing together for a long time.
2021-11-04 20:20
1 reply
#161
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Poland SebL
Then just say that mir wanted to leave the lineup, what's the problem with that?
2021-11-04 21:11
#155
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Portugal joaosenra
MIR ? wtf its they best ... maybe they have offers for him but wtf
2021-11-04 20:08
#156
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Norway Rattyy
Hope mir finds a better team, guy deserves it.
2021-11-04 20:09
Good! Now lan is back! So no need of mir
2021-11-04 20:31
1 reply
Swedistan cs on lan and online 🤣🤣🤣
2021-11-05 03:39
There is a CIS super team available now in free agency and on bench.
2021-11-05 00:06
yikes
2021-11-05 02:11
#167
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Other norb4ki
ftw is happening?
2021-11-05 04:28
tbh i think Extremum are going to do: adren, mou, mir, chopper, lollipop21k
2021-11-05 04:43
#169
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Uzbekistan R_Sick
I thought it was going to be chopper and sdy
2021-11-05 07:28
#170
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Other norb4ki
Wtf is happening in this org
2021-11-05 14:32
Imagine mir+ax1le+hobbit and sh1ro in same team
2021-11-05 19:38
so basically they put their bets on the age of the roster. What about the age of the coach? Maybe they should bring 16 y.o. coach so results would be higher?
2021-11-05 23:35
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