Hey there, fellas, greetings and salutations! Our experimental Dota 2 squad is ready to start it’s biggest challenge yet — BTS Summer Cup. First match begins 6 PM Moscow time. Our opponent — LeftOneTV. pic.twitter.com/9AXe8IDq8D— Team Empire (@team_empire) 29. Juni 2018
Chappie is back in Empire action!
Team Empire won't attend TI8 and therefore, actually, has some downtime - if there wouldn't be the ninth edition of The Summit.
But the CIS team has to compete without three of their five regular players: Rostislav 'fn' Lozovoi, Andrey 'Ghostik' Kadyk and Yaroslav 'Miposhka' Naidenov won't attend the BTS Summer Cup to qualify for The Summit 9.
One of the stand-ins will be Vladimir 'Chappie' Kuzmenko, who lately played for Clutch Gamers after his inactive time on Empire - now the Russian carry is back.
Alongside Chappie, the former Gambit Esports* duo Vasily 'Afterlife' Shishkin and Albert 'eine' Garaev will join Team Empire's journey to qualify for The Summit 9.
Lineup Team Empire
Vladimir 'Chappie' Kuzmenko
Aibek 'Naive-' Tokayev
Vasily 'Afterlife' Shishkin
Evgeny 'Chuvash' Makarov
Albert 'eine' Garaev
Photo credit: DreamHack - Adela Sznajder