The Russian organization will establish a new group.
Team Spirit stated today that it will part ways with its existing CS:GO roster in November.
The news comes two days after Abdulkhalik “degster” Gasanov, Nikolay “mir” Bityukov, Boris “magixx” Vorobyev, Leonid “chopper” Vishnyakov, Viktor “somedieyoung” Orudzhev, and head coach Nikolay “Certus” Poluyanov were eliminated in the PGL Stockholm Major Challengers Stage with two wins and three losses.
“Our CS:GO project, which lasted two and a half years, will come to an end after DreamHack Open in November,” revealed Spirit’s CEO Nikita “Cheshir” Chukalin. “It is safe to state that its full potential was not realized.” We have a good idea of why this is happening, but I’m not ready to discuss it just yet.”
However, the Russian company will not be leaving the CS:GO scene. Spirit is “entering a rebuilding process,” according to Chukalin, but it’s uncertain when the new lineup will be established. The current lineup did not win any big championships, but they were strong enough to finish sixth in the HLTV world rankings in March.
It’s unknown whether the five players will play together under another club or if they’ll go their separate ways for the time being. Every one of them could have a place in professional CS:GO outside of Team Spirit, particularly degster and mir, who had outstanding individual performances throughout 2021.
DreamHack Open November, Spirit’s final match with the current lineup, will take place from November 10 to 14, and will also include BIG, ENCE, MOUZ, and Fnatic.