TORONTOKYO leaves Team Spirit and tends to take over a new team

Team Spirit has parted company with mid-laner Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Khertek, who intends to join one of the most illustrious... Shubh | 7. December 2022

Team Spirit has parted company with mid-laner Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Khertek, who intends to join one of the most illustrious rosters for the forthcoming season.

The roster shuffle season continues to provide fans with twists and turns as the Eastern Europe (EEU) region began to provide new updates surrounding its teams. Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Khertek was let go by the Russian organization Team Spirit after two years. TORONTOTOKYO, who joined the Russian esports organization in 2020, cemented his position as one of the world’s best players after winning The International 10 with the squad.

Although the European team dominated the year 2021, Team Spirit fizzled out quickly from The International 2022 after a poor performance in the playoffs. TORONTOTOKYO and Team Spirit were eliminated early by BOOM Esports in the lower bracket. Prior to TI11, there were reports of an internal struggle among the Spirit players, which may have contributed to their subpar performance.

However, after extensive talks and dialogue with each member of the team, with the team’s growth and development at its center, the organization reportedly made its decision over a three-week period. After more than a year with Team Spirit, TORONTOTOKYO is once again a free agent, and the organization appears prepared to replace him with Denis “Larl” Sigitov, a former mid-laner with BetBoom Team who was spotted boot camping with the team in November.

Team Spirit’s Dota 2 roster

  • Illya “Yatoro” Mulyarchuk
  • Magomed “Collapse” Khalilov
  • Miroslaw “Mira” Kolpakov
  • Yaroslav “Miposhka” Naidenov
  • Airat “Silent” Gaziev (coach)

TORONTOKYO to create a new team

The core members of TORONTOKYO’s roster are Vitalie “Save-” Melnic, a former captain of Virtus.pro (VP), and Egor “Nightfall” Grigorenko, the current offlaner for Evil Geniuses. A recent allegation claims that Mind Games sold Nightfall and Save- its spot in the Eastern European Dota Pro Circuit for about $60,000. The core members will reportedly be joined by former Entity player Ivan “Pure” Moskalenko and former Virtus.pro player  Danil “gpk” Skutin.

Furthermore, Entity’s Vladislav “Kataomi`” Semenov has also been rumored to join the roster, though, nothing has been official as of yet. If the reports are accurate, several of the most popular and controversial players in the scene would compete in Division I under one roof. It is also reported that TORONTOTOKYO may leave his present position in the mid lane for a different one, the details of which are still unknown.

However, it appears that TORONTOTOKYO will play as hard support as he has been spotted playing position-5 support since TI11 ended. The rumors appear to fit into the jigsaw because Pure, gpk, and Nightfall are typical carry players and are most known for playing positions 1-3.

Here is the potential lineup for TORONTOTOKYO’s new team

  • Egor “Nightfall” Grigorenko
  • Alexander “TORONTOTOKYO” Khertek
  • Vitalie “Save-” Melnic
  • Ivan “Pure” Moskalenko
  •  Danil “gpk” Skutin

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