Crystallis and Fishman in B8 colors


Fishman is Disappointed With Crystallis For Leaving His Team Multiple Times

Rakshak Kathuria
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As part of a recent podcast, Entity's captain Dzmitry "Fishman" Palishchuk provided his opinion on former teammate Remco "Crystallis" Arets, who now plays for Team Secret.
Fishman voiced dissatisfaction because Crystallis parted ways with him several times in the past. As a result, he claimed that he will likely not join another team with Crystallis in the future.
Fishman highlighted Crystallis as an example of how poor contracts or substandard results may lead to talented players being poached.

Entity's captain and position five player, Dzmitry "Fishman" Palishchuk has rapidly risen to prominence over the last few months thanks to the team's improved performance and qualification for The International 11 (TI11). As part of a recent podcast with Russian commentators Alexey "STORM" Tumanov and Yaroslav Vladimirovich "NS" Kuznetsov, Fishman provided his opinion on former teammate Remco "Crystallis" Arets, who now plays for Team Secret. After Crystallis parted ways with him multiple times in the past, Fishman expressed disappointment, saying it hurts when players act this way. As a result, he stated that he will most likely not join another team with Crystallis in the future.

Fishman says he will likely not play with Crystallis again

The former players of Creepwave, the team that Crystallis and Fishman played for, share a camaraderie despite representing different teams. However, Fishman appears rather irked that Crystallis left this squad and his other squads.

To showcase how poor contracts or results can result in good players being poached, Fishman used Crystallis as an example.

“If you have a good player playing on your team and you don't have a *** contract or results, they will probably take him away. I'm most angry with Crystallis. This is the third time he's left me. He left Creepwave for MiLAN [Ghost frogs], he left in summer for ImmortalFaith when we had already formed Creepwave.”

Furthermore, Fishman recounted that Crystallis had offered his Creepwave teammates to join the team of the current Gaimin Gladiators coach Daniel "ImmortalFaith" Moza.

Crystallis said, "ImmortalFaith wrote me to play open qualifiers and he's an experienced coach, so I take ATF, bzm and we go to him. He likes to throw. I probably won't play with Crystallis again - I don't like players who change lineups. It hurts when the same player does that.”

[transcriptions via, translations via DeepL Translate]

Crystallis leaving Entity to join Team Secret as its new carry player is Fishman’s third mention here. The carry player was taken up by Secret at the midway point of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22, as Entity was beginning to pick up pace.

But for Fishman and his teammates, the move worked out in their favor since Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko joined the team and proved to be one of the most explosive carry players in Western Europe. With him, the team has bonded well and was able to beat Crystallis' Team Secret and other top teams in the region to qualify for TI11 in the regional qualifier.

In contrast, Secret was beaten by Entity 3-0 in the grand final, and must now perform well in the upcoming TI11 last chance qualifier to attend TI11.

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As a passionate Dota 2 fan for eight years, Rakshak has indulged himself completely in its esports circuit for the past two years as a professional. In addition to covering major news developments, he takes a keen interest in understanding team strengths and player personalities.

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