The Serbian-based organization has chosen the Ukrainian AWPer Ihor "w0nderful" Zhdanov after a week of consideration, according to sources close to BLIX.GG.
Team Spirit has been trying out several players but had to choose quickly as IEM Cologne Play-In will start just in 16 days.
The team has been looking for a new player for this role after the departure of Abdul "degster" Gasanov, who couldn't meet the organization's relocation requirements and wanted to find a European team.
Also, according to sources, degster and Spirit didn't agree on the playstyle vision for the role of a sniper in-game.
The last team for the 17-year-old Ukrainian was HellRaisers which released their roster at the beginning of the war in Ukraine. After that, w0nderful moved to Germany and was invited to FPL.
With that said, Team Spirit's roster will consist of:
- Leonid "chopper" Vishnyakov (IGL)
- Boris "magixx" Vorobiev
- Pavel "s1ren" Ogloblin
- Robert "Patsi" Isyanov
- Ihor "w0nderful" Zhdanov
- Sergey "hally" Shavaev (coach)
- Abdul "degster" Gasanov (benched, transfer-listed).