Ionuț “Ar1sE” Turtoi has parted ways with Power Rangers, according to an announcement made by the Belarusian organization, earlier today.
Having failed to qualify for The International 6 after receiving a direct invite into the European qualifiers, Power Rangers find themselves at a crossroads. The first to leave the ship is Romanian player Ionuț “Ar1sE” Turtoi.
According to Ar1sE, his decision was made and shared with the team within days after the failure to qualify for The International 6.
The Belarusian organization has chosen to make it public earlier today, via Twitter, stating that they “highly appreciate his contribution to the team development”.
— PowerRangers Dota2 (@prdota2) July 19, 2016
Ar1sE had joined Power Rangers on February 17th, 2016 – together with fellow Romanian player Andrei “keyaNo” Grigorie – replacing Roman “rmN-” Paley and Lozovoi “fn” Rostislav.
In his five months with the team, the famed “Magnus magician” has shown solid performances and a sense of newfound maturity, helping push PR to victory every so often, alongside longstanding members Eugene “chshrct” Kostroma and Alexei “j4” Lipai.
After PR’s failure to qualify for The International 6, Ar1sE expressed his appreciation for his teammates in a seemingly emotional tweet, referring to Power Rangers as “the only stable team I ever had in my life”.
i respect my teammates for trying their best ,mistakes or no mistakes it doesnt matter,pr is the only stable team i ever had in my life
— Turtoi (@Ar1sEDOTA) June 26, 2016
In an interview he gave DotaBlast last year, Ar1sE shared some interesting insight about the struggles that teams have to go through in order to step out of the tier 2 shade: