RAMZES666 Names the Best and Worst Teams of His Dota 2 Career
9Pandas' carry player Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev has been on some top teams in his Dota 2 career, having established himself as an extremely skilled mechanical player and reader of the game. A recent interview with former teammate Ilya "Lil" Ilyuk, on the Nasha Igra YouTube channel, featured RAMZES66 talking about the best and worst teams of his career. Among other teams, the 24 year old considers the well-known Virtus.pro squad of 2017-18 to be his best team while the time he spent at Darkside at the beginning of 2023 was one of the poorest.
RAMZES666 talks about his top and bottom-performing teams
The three best teams of RAMZES666's career have been Virtus.pro, Evil Geniuses, and 9Pandas.
In regards to the Virtus.pro squad, he accounted for the entire period from 2016 to 2019 when he was on the team and the only change made was swapping Lil for Vladimir "RodjER" Nikogosian. It was during this period that Virtus.pro won five Dota 2 Majors as well as placed top six at The International in 2017 and 2018.
He was also part of the Virtus.pro squad that competed at the last chance qualifier in 2022, but he didn't include that time period in his list.
In his time as part of Evil Geniuses, RAMZES666's performances as an offlaner were impressive, but the pandemic made communication difficult with the team, which was located in North America, and so the two parties parted ways. In the course of working with Evil Geniuses, the player formed a lasting relationship with Kanishka "BuLba" Sosale, the team's coach.
RAMZES666 has been playing with 9Pandas for the last six months after being signed up by HellRasiers in April 2023. The team has gradually improved over time, with all players stepping up their games.
On the other side, his four-month stint with Natus Vincere in 2021 was one of the worst of his career. Despite starting the year on a high, the squad had undergone a number of changes in the first half of the year and endured a slow downturn, which was met with a lot of criticism from the fans as well.
Furthermore, when Lil reminded RAMZES666 about his brief stint with Darkside at the start of this year, the player agreed to rank it alongside Natus Vincere as one of his worst experiences.
[translation via cybersport.ru]
RAMZES666 is currently a member of 9Pandas at TI12 and will begin the playoffs in the upper bracket after having defeated regional counterpart BetBoom Team in phase two of the group stage. In the upper bracket, 9Pandas takes on PSG.LGD on 21st Oct 2023.