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mir and chopper benched and transferlisted

The Russian players will no longer be competing within the official roster of Spirit

Following the crazy transfer-news regarding Astralis and their new-look lineup, having been just made official is new roster changes within the Spirit organization. Announced on their Twitter page the Russian duo of Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov and Nikolay "mir" Bityukov has been moved to the bench of the organization and has been placed on the transfer-market for new teams to make an offer.

The roster change will be of immediate effect, meaning that both "chopper" and "mir" will not be participating at DreamHack Open November alongside their, now former, teammates. In place of the two experienced players will instead be the young IGL in Robert "Patsi" Isyanov from Spirit's academy team and the 17-year-old rifler Aleksandr "KaiR0N-" Anashkin.

The organization released the following statement in their official announcement on Twitter:

"Before the Dreamhack Open November, Team Spirit decided that the CS:GO roster will perform at this tournament with a new lineup. As of today, Leonid "chopper" Vishniakov and Nikolay "mir" Bitiukov are benched and transfer listed," 

The Spirit roster, going into DreamHack Open November, looks as follows:

Viktor "sdy" Orudzhev

Boris "magixx" Vorobiev

Abdul "degster" Gasanov

Aleksandr "KaiR0N-" Anashkin

Robert "Patsi" Isyanov

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