Team Spirit recently announced they will take part in the upcoming Dota 2 Dubai Invitational. But one of the team members will miss the tournament because of the crisis in Ukraine. Miroslav “Mira” Kolpakov will be substituted with CIS Rejects player Vladimir “RodjER” Nikoghosian who previously also played for NAVI and Virtus.pro.
Mira is now in Ukraine and unable to travel to Dubai. Earlier Team Spirit have announced that all the money won by them during the event will be donated to the International Red Cross movement. The prize pool of the event is $272,400.
RodjER has competed for NAVI Dota 2 in the past, before leaving the club in late 2021. It was also in 2021 when the player reached his 10,000 MMR in Dota 2. Notable achievements of Vladimir include winning ESL One Birmingham 2018, WESG 2017 and the Bucharest Major.