Lil combines his power with Greek Major trio

posted by Smyke,
Dimitrios 'ThuG' Plivouris, Giorgos 'SsaSpartan' Giannakopoulos and Haris 'SkyLark' Zafiriou had a great run at The Boston Major, but fell short afterwards. Now they'll play alongside Ilya 'Lil' Ilyuk in a new team. Lil was considered to be one of the most talented players in the CIS region and the pinnacle of his career was joining, reaching the The Kiev Major finals and winning ESL One Hamburg 2017.

However, the core of decided to exchange him with Natus Vincere's Vladimir 'RodjER' Nikogosyan. While VP stayed on top, Lil is still fighting to find his way. He started playing with Natus Vincere, but decided to build his own team at Odium - without success.

Lil didn't find a way back to the top and is still searching for it. His next attempt is alongside the Greek trio, because they formed the team Fus Ro Dah.

The three Greek players were part of Ad Finem back at the Major in Boston where they came close to write the perfect underdog story. They reached the Grand Finals of the Major and won even a game against OG. However, OG won with 3-1 and Ad Finem struggled to find any other opportunity for an upset.

The Greek squad joined Ad Finem, but didn't even make it to The International 2017. The players parted ways with the organization in December 2017 and disbanded completely. While ThuG didn't have any professional teams afterwards, Skylark played for Clutch Gamers for almost a year.

SsaSpartan took a break from competitive Dota 2 for a while, but joined Skylark in Clutch Gamers in September. However, he left the organization one month later because of personal matters.

They'll join Lil and Shisui, a Ukrainian player who didn't play in any known teams yet.

Lineup Fus Ro Dah

ua Shisui
gr Dimitrios 'ThuG' Plivouris
gr Haris 'SkyLark' Zafiriou
ua Ilya 'Lil' Ilyuk
gr Giorgos 'SsaSpartan' Giannakopoulos

Can those five players find a way back to success together?

Photo credit: WESG/ ESL - Patrick Strack