Former player Virtus.pro and Gambit, Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov signed Elements Pro Gaming. The 30-year-old will replace Dmitriy "facecrack" Alekseyev, who left the team for undisclosed reasons.
Hooch, who has been on the team since October, when he was expelled from Gambit a few weeks after the quarter-finals at ESL One Cologne. Soon he helped the team of the Russian team to enter the second place in the European WESG final. On the main event the team reached the group stage.
"Recently I played with different teams and players, but I did not feel that this was what I wanted, so when the EPG proposal came, I did not hesitate to join this team. I played along with most of the players on this team, and I know what to expect from them. I think we have a lot of potential, but we will have to work very hard to achieve our goal of qualifying for the PGL qualifier in Krakow. "
Formerly known as PiTER, the Russian team joined the EPG series in November. Since then, they have participated in a number of small online tournaments, in particular, taking 3rd-4th place on GO: CL Season 5 and second place on Hellcase Cup No1.
This is the second change to the EPG registry this year, after Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov was announced last month as a replacement for Vladyslav "arch" Svistov. Now the EPG team has the following composition:
Savelii "jmqa" Bragin
Alexey "ub1que" Polivanov
Nikita "waterfaLLZ" Matveyev
Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov
Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov