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Team Empire have gone back to having one team — a combination of both Faith and Hope. They took part in the joinDOTA Turbo Masters to fight for glory against Elements Pro Gaming — and $1,000 prize money. kodos-, Igor 'Maden' Modenov and Vladislav 'BLACKARXANGEL' Ivaschenko previously played in Empire's secondary squad Hope, and have now made it to the main squad.

Alongside those players, only Oleg 'sayuw' Kalenbet and Kyal 'dream'-' Tayirov will continue playing for the CIS organization. This means veterans Yaroslav 'Miposhka' Naidenov and Sergey 'God' Bragin are now free agents.

EPG decides the thriller

The new team played their first game in an unconventional Turbo Mode contest — our joinDOTA Turbo Masters. They played against the Balkan squad of Uros 'swiftending' Galic and EPG.

The Serbian player is the most experienced player in his squad, having attended The International 2017 with HellRaisers*.

While the first four games were a perfect head-to-head thriller, EPG seized the advantage after the 2-2 draw and took the next two games to win the series.

Do you like the Turbo Mode? What heroes work for you in Turbo?

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