posted by aliasalina,
"You demonstrated bright leadership qualities", says Putin in his note according to the community's translations. The grand final against opponent PSG.LGD had become "a real test of skill and character", which the Russian newcomers conquered in the right moment, according to Putin.
The Russian President is especially glad about Team Spirit's victory, as they are the first Russian team to have climbed to the top at The International – bearing in mind that the 2011 win of Natus Vincere might have been the first of the CIS region, but not explicitly Russia.
Team Spirit can surely pride themselves for the congratulations of the Russian President. Whether admired for national pride or their flawless Cinderella story as the underdog in the tournament, the new World Champion has surely earned the respect of the entire Dota scene.
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