Spirit have announced the signing of degster and Patsi
Team Spirit have announced the signing of the former Espada players, Abdul “degster” Gasanov and Robert “Patsi” Isyanov on loan, while Spirit’s AWPer Artem “iDISBALANCE” Egorov has been transfer listed by the Russian organisation.
degster is one of many promising young AWPers from the CIS region, having posted a rating of 1.25 in over 8000 rounds in 2020 for Espada. He will fill the void left by iDISBALANCE as the main AWPer for the team, while Patsi is going to be utilized as a rotational sixth player.
“We will play our next tournaments with degster and I hope that he will be able to prove himself in our team. He is one of the most talented young players in the CIS and we appreciate the opportunity to work with him. If we succeed, Abdul will sign a contract with Team Spirit for the next few years.” Nikita Chukalin, CEO of Spirit, said in a statement.
“In addition, to further bolster the team, we felt we also needed tactical changes. The introduction of a sixth player is a logical step forward. For several months we have been looking for a suitable young talent to add, and Robert is literally the best option we could count on. So far, he is only on a test period, but we wish him good luck and hope that our cooperation will become very fruitful.”
degster could be set to make his debut for Spirit at DreamHack Open January, which is scheduled to kick off January 27th.
With the addition of degster and Patsi, Spirit will now field the following roster: