Russian FC Spartak signs a Dota 2 team

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Russian FC Spartak signs a Dota 2 team
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The Russian football club's esports division — Spartak Esports — signs Egor "Ark" Zhabotinskii, Stanislav "633" Glushan, Maxim "Yoky" Kim, Evgeniy "Chuvash" Makarov and Mikhail "Misha" Agatov.

Spartak Esports VK page
Spartak Esports VK page

During the previous season, Maxim "Yoky" Kim and Evgeniy "Chuvash" Makarov already were a part of a FC esports division in Cyber Anji, before it's disband. Egor "Ark" Zhabotinskii was playing in MineskiStanislav "633" Glushan was a part of Team SpiritMikhail "Misha" Agatov played for M19 until recently.

Most of the team's players, except Chuvash, have spent the beginning of post-TI in XAKOHCHE mix and qualified to StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 3 Closed Qualifiers. After losing their first match vs Team Empire, Spartak will be fighting for their tournament life in lower bracket, with their first opponents there being Gambit Esports.

Spartak Esports roster:

— Egor "Ark" Zhabotinskii
— Stanislav "633" Glushan
— Maxim "Yoky" Kim
— Evgeniy "Chuvash" Makarov
— Mikhail "Misha" Agatov

Spartak Esports is a Russian esports organization and the esports affiliate of Spartak FC, that was opened on April 18 2017 with a Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster, which left the organization on September 3. Signing a Dota 2 team was in plans from the very formation of Spartak Esports, but with the goal to pick up a The International 2017 contender, organization decided to wait on signing any roster.

The first attempt of a russian Football Club to sign a Dota 2 team was by infamous Cyber Anji, which brought no results and completely closed a few months after its opening, due to players and team management losing trust in their organization and leaving because of not getting paid.

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