Team Empire announce their fifth player

posted by breakthedeskplz,
Moments ago ru [b]Team Empire[/b] have announced a player who will fill the void created by the departure of ua Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov to ua [b]Na'Vi[/b]. The team got supplemented by ru Ivan 'Vigoss' Shinkarev, who was most recently playing for another Russian team - ru [b]el'Pride[/b].
Vigoss official debut as a member of Empire will be on March 23rd. Team Empire alongside ru [b]Virtus.Pro [/b], Na'Vi and by [b]iCCup[/b] are going to participate at TechLabs LAN tournament in Moscow, held in a shopping mall 'Mega Khimki'.

Ivan began his career in DotA years ago and has played for a variety of teams - most notable of them being Virtus.Pro. For his peformance during 'VP era' he has attained the status "God of DotA", primarily for meticulous execution of agressive ganks, frequently involving early tower dives, and was honored in a WoDotA special about his career, found here along with subtitles.

Statement by ru Ivan 'Vigoss' Shinkarev:

Start of my journey in Dota2 wasn't very succesful and maybe most of fans remember Vigoss that long gone. But here, in new ambicious team, I should do a tremendous amount of work at self-improvement. Support me and the team, because your cheering is very important for every player. And in gratitude, I will try to show a good level of gaming and make a contribution to the teamplay. Thank you, Team Empire for my new cyber sports house!

Statement by ua Sergei 'AnahRoniX' Bykovskiy (Empire.Dota2 Manager):

This news will hardly amuse the community, as there's no secret that Ivan played as standin for nearly a month in our team. After changes in roster of our team we were going through hard times, but gyus overcame their problems and at last we are demonstrating good level of playing. We should perform a titanic work in future to reach the heights in the community which is growing and we see more and more new talented teams. The arrival of such an experienced player like Vigoss will puch us forward to the further progress and victories. Welcome to the team, Ivan!

Team Empire roster:

ua Arthur 'Goblak' Kostenko
ru Vladislav 'blowyourbrain' Morozuyk
ru Roman 'Scandal' Sadotenkov
ru Airat 'Silent' Gaziev
ru Ivan 'Vigoss' Shinkarev