Easy, Easy: Russian AntiHype to compete in WESG 2017
Virtus.pro trio, Alexei "Solo" Berezin, Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev and Pavel "9Pasha" Hvastunov together with Na'Vi Vladimir "RodjER" Nikogosyan and Team Spirit Igor "iltw" Filatov clustered together as "AntiHype" to compete in the World Electronic Sports Games' 2017 national qualifier stage.
iLTW is the only player in a team that took part in previous WESG 2016. As a part of Comanche team, he reached the grand final in China but didn’t manage to get out of group stage.
Roman Dvoryakin, VP general manager, comments: "Limited player pool was the toughest problem we had to address. Unlike Ukraine, Russia doesn't have that many high-level players. We were also restricted in terms of player roles and upcoming tournaments with the participation of our guys. Due to that, the reveal had to be slightly postponed. Until the very last moment, we were tackling the roster difficulties.
All players will take their usual positions – except iltw – he'll play on mid, despite having a different role in Team Spirit. Russia's qualifiers are going to be challenging – our guys will charge head-on into a whole day of matches. Let's hope we'll proceed to Barcelona and stand our ground against other strong European teams. My special thanks go to WESG organizers as they immensely helped us out by postponing the national qualifiers – initial terms were physically impossible for our team.
After Team Ukraine's first stage success, there was a lot of friendly banter inside Virtus.pro. They really do play against each other often – it can be a great practice for our team. Our guys have a friendly outlook regarding that - they're very interested in playing against each other under their countries' banners. We'd like to see them in Barcelona and China.”
Reminding you that remaining Virtus.Pro players, Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko and Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk, together with team’s coach Ivan “Artstyle” Antonov are also going to play in qualifiers for WESG 2017, but as Team Ukraine.
The registration for WESG 2017 is available for everyone who wishes to try his hand. Join and prove by your game that your region is the strongest one in Dota 2 and other esports disciplines and compete for $5,5 millions overall WESG 2017 prize-fund!