In the last few days leading to the TI5 Open Qualifiers, Arthur “Goblak” Kostenko and Vladislav “Blowyourbrain” Morozyuk find a new home with sQreen Squad in a final attempt to reach Seattle for The International 5.
Khaled “sQreen” Al Kabbashi announced the new composition of the team and their goal, on his VK page:
I’ll start with the most well-known names – Goblak and Blowyourbrain, who are very well-versed and have plenty of experience. Next, the young players: General, who has 7.3K MMR and reminds me of Neqroman, and AfterLife, who managed to play for a couple of teams already.
UPDATE: Merely hours after making the announcement, Khaled “sQreen” Al Kabbashi passed the word that the newly formed team has already undergone changes and Vasily “AfterLife” Shishkin has been replaced with former Virtus.Pro and RoX.KIS player Vadim “Sedoy” Musorin.
actually we took sedoy instead of afterlife, that’s should be last change before ti quals
— Khaled Al Khabbash (@sqreendota2) May 14, 2015
sQreen talks about the atmosphere within the team and their short-term goals:
We won seven out of the eight practice games we played in the last two days, so we’re confident. We need to play three times that much and keep our win-rate at 80-90%. The name of the team will be sQreen Squad.
sQreen Squad has had practice games with 4 Anchors and Sea Captain (2:1), London Conspiracy (2:0), Scaryfacezzz (1:0) and Lemondogs (1:0).
sQreens Squad Roster
Khaled “sQreen” Al Kabbashi
Arthur “Goblak” Kostenko
Vladislav “Blowyourbrain” Morozyuk
Victor “General” Nigrini
Vadim “Sedoy” Musorin
Previous squad member transfers
Almost two weeks ago, Goblak departed 4 Clovers & Lepricon, less than one month after its formation.
As previously reported, in late March, after Goblak left Na’Vi, he put together a new team with some other known teamless professional players. 4 Clovers & Lepricon made a strong and impressive debut, claiming the Esportal Open Qualifier #3 LAN spot, after defeating 4 Anchors and Sea Captain, on April 15.
Vladislav “Blowyourbrain” Morozyuk played with Team Empire from March of 2012 until September, 2013, then he joined Virtus.Pro for approximately two weeks. Blowyourbrain then left the competitive scene until August 2014, when he joined Moscow 5 with Ivan “Vigoss” Shinkarev, Maxim “TpoH”Vernikov, and Vladimir “PGG” Anosov.
sQreen was part of Moscow 5 International from November, 2014, until February 6, 2015. He had been teamless since his last attempt to form a team with famed players Ivan “Vigoss” Shinkarev and Sergey “ars-art” Revin failed after only 3 days, as Vigoss never showed up to any official matches.
sQreen then switched to the main M5 squad, on February 15. He was with the team for only two weeks when he started standing-in for Vega Squadron, on March 9th. Vega Squadron underwent some roster changes in mid March, with sQreen replacing Maxim “TpoH” Vernikov in hopes that he would bring more stability to the team. However, only two weeks later, on March 31, Vega announced that sQreen had parted ways with the organization. sQreen has most recently been playing as a stand-in for mYi (first squad).