Fantastic Five have parted ways with Alexander “XBOCT” Dashkevich and Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk. The team is now sitting with three members and no word on replacements at this time. The separation comes following disappointing results in the Manila Major open qualifiers and minimal commendable placements in during the season.
— Fantastic Five (@Fantastic__Five) May 11, 2016
Fantastic Five announced that they have parted ways with their carry and offlane players Alexander “XBOCT” Dashkevich and Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk.
The two players were added at the same time at the end of March for the Manila Major team registration period.
Since the new roster was locked in, the team struggled to qualify for ESL One Frankfurt 2016, taking 9-12th place and then in the Manila Major Open Qualifiers – falling in the quarterfinals and then again in the round of 16.
They did take fourth in ProDotA Cup Europe #5 and 2nd in WellPlay Invitational #1, both monthly minor tournaments.
Fantastic Five was originally spotted in early September, in the registration list for the upcoming Frankfurt Major. At the time, it consisted of Stanislav “BzzIsPerfect” Glushan, Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk, and Vladimir “yol” Basov, plus two other players.
Roman “Scandal” Sadotenkov and Rinat “KingR” Abdullin were the other two original members but were eventually replaced with current members Vadim “Sedoy” Musorin, in October, and Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov in December.
The team had a strong presence in minor online tournaments, taking the title in MSI Dragon Battle #9 and third place in the ProDotA Cup Europe. They participated in PGL Dota 2 Pro-AM and Dota 2 Champions League Season 6.
At the end of December the team grabbed the championship title for the BTS Series EU #1.
Tornado RoX Team, mostly known as RoxKis, had returned to the Dota 2 scene after 18 months without a roster. The Russian organization picked up Fantastic Five, at the time featuring Stanislav “BzzIsPerfect” Glushan, Vadim “Sedoy” Musorin, Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk, Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov, and Vladimir “yol” Basov.
The team continued in the next two months with less than desirable results and roster instability, losing Sedoy, Ghostik and ArsZeeqq within one month starting early February.
Ghostik returned to the team when the squad parted ways with RoxKis at the end of March and signed on Alexander “XBOCT” Dashkevich and Roman “rmN-“ Paley.
Stanislav “BzzIsPerfect” Glushan
Roman “rmN-“ Paley
Vladimir “yol” Basov