sh1ro officially joins Team Spirit

Team Spirit have officially announced the signing of Dmitry "sh1ro" Sokolov via their social media accounts. Cloud9's former AWPer replaced Artem "ArtFr0st" Kharitonov.

sh1ro spent a year and a half with Cloud9 before departing the starting five on his own initiative at the end of October. Together with the team, the sniper secured the IEM Dallas 2022 title, as well as reached the playoffs of IEM Rio Major 2022.

In turn, ArtFr0st has been competing for the Dragons since July, when he was promoted to the main team from the academy. Together with Team Spirit, the 21-year-old player won the recent BetBoom Dacha 2023.

According to insider Vlad "harumi" Radvilovich, the Dragons paid $1.75 million for Sokolov's transfer. This is more than Cloud9 paid to acquire the entire Gambit roster in the spring of 2022.

 Team Spirit are now:

 Leonid "⁠chopper⁠" Vishnyakov
 Boris "⁠magixx⁠" Vorobiev
 Danil "⁠donk⁠" Kryshkovets
 Myroslav "⁠zont1x⁠" Plakhotia
 Dmitry "sh1ro" Sokolov

 Sergey "⁠hally⁠" Shavaev (coach)