Russian organization Team Spirit have entered the League of Legends scene as they bought out RoX’s spot in the CIS’ League of Legends Continental League (LCL).
The move represents Team Spirit’s first foray into League of Legends, and their second in MOBAs. The organization is famous in Dota 2, where they have recently won The International 2021.
Headlining their lineup are former Moscow Five and Gambit Gaming jungler and support, Danil “Diamondprox” Reshetnikov and Edward “Edward” Abgaryan. The two players recently featured on Brazilian organization FURIA Esports, where they were unable to qualify to the CBLoL playoffs.
The full roster is as follows:
|Top||Mark “Dreampull” Leksin||2021 LCL spring semifinals|
|Jungle||Danil “Diamondprox” Reshetnikov||Many IEM victories, 2012 Worlds semifinals|
|Mid||Nikita “Griffon” Gudkov||2021 LCL finals (both splits)|
|AD carry||Evgeny “Mytant” Zavalny||2021 LCL summer finals|
|Support||Edward “Edward” Abgaryan||Many IEM victories, 2012 Worlds semifinals|
Like their Dota 2 lineup, the League of Legends squad features talent from the CIS region. Alongside CIS legends Diamondprox and Edward, two former CrowCrowd players have joined: mid laner Griffon and AD carry Mytant.
Team Spirit joins several organizations fielding rosters in both LoL and Dota 2. Other organizations are as follows:
|Organization||League of Legends Region||Dota 2 Region|
|Evil Geniuses||LCS (North America)||North America|
|Fnatic||LEC (Europe)||Southeast Asia|
|Infinity Esports||LLA (Latin America)||South America|
|Invictus Gaming||LPL (China)||China|
|LGD Gaming||LPL (China)||China (with PSG Esports)|
|Royal Never Give Up||LPL (China)||China|
|T1||LCK (South Korea)||Southeast Asia|
|Talon Esports||PCS (Southeast Asia, with PSG)||Southeast Asia|
|Team Liquid||LCS (North America)||Europe|
|Team Secret||VCS (Vietnam)||Europe|
|Team Spirit||LCL (CIS)||Eastern Europe|