Cristian “Ppasarel” Bănăseanu will coach Team Romania for the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG).
A long time friend of Armand “bOne7” Pittner and a former DotA 1 player for The Elder Gods (TeG), Ppasarel coached Cloud 9 for The International 5.
After being a core member of the PGL production crew for the past five years, Ppasarel decided to take a break and dedicate all his time to coaching Kaipi and Team Romania.
Under Ppasarel’s guidance, Team Romania – featuring ComeWithMe, bOne7, Ar1se, Masakary, and iLLusionisT – has qualified for the WESG European LAN finals in Kiev, after cruising through the South-East Europe brackets without dropping a single game.
We’re currently bootcamping in Bucharest, at the DotaBlast house. We’ve done very well in scrims, so far. The team’s morale is high, we’ve got a pleasant atmosphere going and the players seem to perform quite efficiently together. From a tactical standpoint, our game is getting stronger and more harmonious with every day that goes by. We have every reason to be confident and we have high expectations for Kiev.
– Cristian “Ppasarel” Bănăseanu, Team Romania’s coach
Sponsored by Genesis, Game Leap, PC Garage and DotaBlast, Team Romania features well-known players Armand “bOne7” Pittner (captain, carry), Ionuț “Ar1se” Turtoi (mid), Cosmin “Masakary” Nechifor (offlane), Alexandru “ComeWithMe” Crăciunescu (support), Răzvan “iLLusionisT” Borceanu (support).
Romania is among the 15 countries that have qualified for the WESG European and CIS finals, alongside Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands, UK, France, Spain, Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Poland, the Czech Republic, and Serbia.
The WESG European and CIS finals will take place at the Stereo Plaza in Kiev, Ukraine, between October 6th-9th. The top eight teams in Kiev will secure spots at the world LAN finals, in Shanghai. Approximately $75,000 are on the line for the European and CIS finals in Kiev. A total prize fund of $1.5 million is up for grabs at the Shanghai world finals.
WESG Europe and CIS Finals: Participating Teams
- British, Irish and Icelandic Qualifier: XENEX Gaming (meepor, whatsonwater, Mute242, 1cHiGo_, wonka)
- Northern European and Post CIS Qualifier: Paragon eSports (tpecyh4uk1, Lasthero-, PoMaLL1Ka, wejustzik, Palantimos)
- South-Eastern European Qualifier: Team Romania (ComeWithMe, bOne7, Ar1sE, Masakary, iLLusionisT)
- Benelux Qualifier: woof (Wingblade, SingSing, Bushi, SexyBamboe, Seleri)
- Central European Qualifier: NecroRaisers (Mambos, Tipek, craNich, ShapeYourMind, Hssiss)
- Adriatica Qualifier: lvlUP (Chivava, kole, pwN, BAJA, Buktop)
- Swedish Qualifier #1: Horde (Excalibur, Kefka, Solitude, Pablo, Akke)
- Swedish Qualifier #2: Alliance (Loda, Limmp, jonassomfan, EGM, Handsken)
- German Qualifier #1: Zero Hoots Given (Jabbz, Chill-, Stormstormer, EDE, HoviteY)
- German Qualifier #2: Wombat Gaming (fohu, Winou, ReiGn, Archangel, Arya)
- Russian Qualifier #1: Comanche (Chappie, iLTW, XaKoH, Chuvash, Misha)
- Russian Qualifier #2: Fantastic Five (Illidan, Bzz, L0lik_O, rmN-, yol)
- Ukraine Qualifier #1: Ukraine (Resolut1on, Dendi, GeneRaL, ALWAYSWANNAFLY, ArtStyle)
- Ukraine Qualifier #2: Ne RusЬ (ARTES, Pikachu, bd1sh, orbita, CaptainLove)
- Danish Qualifier #1: The Imperial (Ace, 13abyKnight, HeStEJoE-RoTTeN, NoiA, Ryze)
- Danish Qualifier #2: Denmark (AngeL, Maelk, Fawh, Solen, MasterRisk)
- Norwegian Qualifier: Zeta Pegasi (SaloiG, jOOOEY, Krisern_GOD_Toxic, Klaze, Blue)
- Polish Qualifier: Alternate aTTaX (Fey, Exotic_Deer, Nisha, eL LisasH, kacor)
- French and Monacan Qualifier: Que la Famille (Tib_, 7ckngMad, Joraal, Cerinn, Sockshka)
- Iberian Qualifier: Butterfly Effect (prodigy_conwar, JIJI, runordie, Argoniur, AcidLemon)