Team Spirit coach: "w0nderful has high chances to become a top level player"

Team Spirit coach Sergey "hally" Shavaev commented on the signing of Igor "w0nderful" Zhdanov, who will take over AWPing duties in the team. In particular, the specialist noted that the 17-year-old Ukrainian has what it takes to become a top-notch player.

We are very happy to welcome Igor to Team Spirit. He proved himself perfectly during the tests and showed uncharacteristic for his age determination and confidence in his actions. We can already claim that he has high chances to become a top level player with the right amount of diligence and effort. I can say that w0nderful suits us stylistically and mentally, so I do not think he will have any problems with communication. I expect him to integrate smoothly but surely into our team. I want to see his progress from match to match. That is why I wish him to get used to us and experience the taste of big wins together in the near future.

The official announcement of w0nderful's joining Team Spirit came earlier today, June 21. The newcomer replaced Abdul "degster" Gasanov, who was removed from the main roster at the beginning of this month.

The debut of the renewed Team Spirit will take place as part of the prestigious IEM Cologne 2022. The tournament with $1 million in prize money is scheduled to be held from July 5 to 17.