Pure Calls Team Spirit “Gods of Dota 2”
In a on a YouTube channel called "KD ALL IN," several prominent Russian Dota 2 professionals shared their candid opinions on Team Spirit, a renowned team in the Dota 2 esports scene. The diverse range of comments provided an intriguing glimpse into how the team is perceived within the professional Dota 2 gaming community.
A YouTube interview on "KD ALL IN" offered insight into the thoughts of Russian Dota 2 professionals including Anton "Dyrachyo" Shkredov, Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko, Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev, and Gleb "Kiyotaka" Zyryanov regarding various topics in the Dota 2 esports scene. One of the topics that they touched upon was Team Spirit, a team that is considered a Dota 2 powerhouse.
Russian Pros Weigh In on Team Spirit
Anton "Dyrachyo" Shkredov, who plays carry for Gaming Gladiators, appeared to have a lighthearted take on Team Spirit, playfully referring to them as “nerds” in a very playful tone. He did not have much to say regarding them. Dyrachyo joked, “They're just nerds”
In stark contrast, Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko, the offlaner for BetBoom Team, showed immense respect for the team, describing them as “gods.” His comment suggested an admiration for the team's exceptional skills and achievements. Pure, impressed by the team said, “Team Spirit are the gods of Dota 2.”
Team Spirit has an interesting number of achievements under their name from being the TI10 Champions to Riyadh Masters 2023 Winners and currently undefeated in the International 2023 group stages.
On the other hand, Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev, the carry for 9Pandas, expressed a degree of weariness, stating that he's too tired of them. Notably, 9Pandas has faced Team Spirit twice during The International 2023 (TI10) and lost both times against the team.
Gleb "Kiyotaka" Zyryanov, the mid-laner for 9Pandas, offered a neutral observation, stating that the team play well. His comment seemed to acknowledge Spirit’s skill without expressing strong emotions. He made a very nonchalant remark on this topic. In his own words, he said, “They play well.”
This wide range of opinions within the Russian Dota 2 professional community showcases the complexity of Team Spirit's reputation. While some praise Team Spirit as "Gods of Dota 2," others may find its consistent dominance a bit repetitive. These comments added to the intrigue surrounding Team Spirit and the Dota 2 esports landscape. As The International 2023 continues to unfold, Team Spirit's influence and success remain topics of interest for both fans and industry professionals.
Notably, Team Spirit has had a clean run at TI12 so far. The team has yet to drop a single series and has already locked in an Upper Bracket slot during the playoffs. The team will be taking on Virtus.pro on 21st October at 1 am (Singapore time).