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Diamondprox, Edward to headline Team Spirit’s new LoL squad in the LCL


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:

Role Name Highest achievement
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