Team Spirit dissolves their Dota 2 roster just as TI6 is about to kick off. The CIS team has struggled with roster stability and results in the last few months but has plans to return in the new season with a new roster.
— Dota2 RuHub (@dota2ruhub) August 1, 2016
Team Spirit dissolves their current roster after the team has been troubled with maintaining stability since March – following the Shanghai Major.
Between March and May the team tried several different players, looking for the right fit. However, since the Manila Major the team continued to have sub-par results and disappointing performances.
The team was then down to four players after Bogdan “iceberg” Vasilenko left for Polarity on June 8th and played with various stand-ins for the next several weeks as their future seemed shaky.
Yesterday Virtus.Pro announced a preliminary roster including XBOCT in the lineup.
Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk will be the only member to remain with the team and reconstruct a new line-up.
There has been no official word on the status or future for Gleb “Funn1k” Lipatnikov or Artur “Goblak” Kostenko – the former being in Seattle as part of the Russian talent panel.
Early November, the team formerly known as CIS Rejects, announced their new roster to include Roman “Ramzes” Kushnarev, Artur “Goblak” Kostenko and Vasily “AfterLife” Shishkin as the newest additions to the lineup, after trying out various members.
On December 6th, they were picked up by the organization Team Spirit.
Team Spirit then added to their list of achievements their qualification to travel to China for the Mars Dota 2 League (MDL), at the end of January 2016. At the event they took 9-10th place. They failed to qualify for ESL One Manila or Dota Pit Season 4.
Team Spirit removed Roman “Ramzes” Kushnarev and Vasily “AfterLife” Shishkin from their roster following their run at the Shanghai Major. The team qualified for the Shanghai Major but placed 13-16th after being eliminated by compLexity Gaming in the lower brackets round 1.
Gleb “Funn1k” Lipatnikov then joined Ilya “Illidan” Pivcaev in Team Spirit, rounding out their new roster. Illidan was announced to be trying out for the team on March 9th.
Team Spirit dissolves roster:
Alexander “XBOCT” Dashkevich
Gleb “Funn1k” Lipatnikov
Artur “Goblak” Kostenko
Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk