posted by Sun_Tzu,
[I]Dread just can't seem to be able to find a stable team for his talents.
Photo by: USSRVision[/I][/align]
The exit of Sharfik is particularly surprising as he has been quite promising in mid lane for 3D!Clan and has even on some occasions outshined his team by a fair margin. As 3D!Clan tried to paint the departure as a conflict of attitudes, Sharfik showed up to defend himself in the comments of the newspost by Dota2.ru. He stated that he had been unhappy with how Alex 'Solo' Berezin and Igor 'Nexus' Lysakovsky approached the game, that they had not practiced for a month because of these two players and that they would disappear from Skype after games without allowing the team to discuss the mistakes made during games. He also talked about how Nexus had gone behind the teams back to the management and threatened to leave if Seraphim 'L0lik_O' Savelyev would not be kicked.
Before leaving the team Sharfik had asked Andrew 'Dread' Golubev, whom he believed to be the only player on the team who had the right mentality and wasn't overly proud of himself, if Dread would leave with him in order to form a new team. Dread declined and said that he felt the team could still be salvaged.
The returned of former Moscow 5
The answer to how the team was to be salvaged, as it turned out, was to re-acquire the former [color=gold]zNation[/color] teammates of Solo and Nexus, Vadim 'Sedoy' Musorin and Ilya 'STALIANER' Drugov. This meant that the 3D!Clan roster is now identical to that of the final incarnation of [color=gold]Moscow 5[/color], who showed good results during the rebuilding period after The International 2012. This team famously imploded after a failed trip to StarLadder 3 LAN Finals, their first true setback as a team.
The reason behind the changes given by the team were above all that they required a strong hardlaner.
As both players acquired by 3D!Clan are from [color=gold]RoX.KiS[/color], this puts into question the future of the organization within Dota 2. RoX.KiS has been one of the few good and stable organizations of the Russian e-Sports community, and as it is often said that the greatest hindrance for further growth and the formation of new teams in Russia is the lack of good organizations capable of supplying the support players needs, it would be a true shame if a organization which has privately talked to us in the past about their willingness to make a long term commitment to Dota 2 were to be scared away because of this. Hopefully they instead look towards the free agents on the scene and form a new, stronger team and RoX.KiS will become a fixture of the Dota 2 scene for many years to come.
Statement by Alex 'Solo' Berezin (translation by GosuGamers):
Even if it's sad to do it again, we have to change our roster. We had a pretty strong team but we lacked a good hardlaner. This is probably the most important reason for the conflict within the team. They say, those who can endure problems and rages become strong but sadly, we are not able to do that. Sedoy and Stalianer will fit into our playstyle perfectly and we will forget about all the mistakes we did in Moscow 5. Support us and we will entertain you with good games and funny streams!
Andrew 'Dread' Golubev
Alex 'Solo' Berezin
Igor 'Nexus' Lysakovsky
Vadim 'Sedoy' Musorin
Ilya 'STALIANER' Drugov
Stanislav 'BzzIsPerfect' Glushan (Captain)
Gleb 'hardEEv-' Ushenko
Vladimir 'yol' Basov