PGG and Vigoss to M5

General Ulrich “KongoTime” Hanten
The scatter of Danish DotA-pillar MYM, in the wake of the first $1.000.000 The International, just scaled down to the tip of the iceberg in a period of change, as Moscow5 announced major updates to their DotA line-up on their website today.

In the aftermath of the exceptionally wealthy Dota 2 tournament at the gaming trade fair Gamescom, M5 present themselves eager to force success with change. In order to raise the level of play, Russian household names Sergey 'Smile' Revin and Alexander "Santa" Coltan are to get ousted by Vladimir "PGG" Anosov and Ivan "Vigoss" Shinkarev, who both achieved legendary status in the world of DotA, yet especially within the Russian communities.

Despite having proven to be tremendously talented, both new arrivals did not compete within a solidified roster in 2011; a fact that raises doubts, wether a fast adaption is possible in the way described, in the official statements below. PGG, who already partnered with M5 in various commentating projects before, seems to further take part in captaining the team.

Moscow5 CEO Victor "Adver" Titov and veteran player Yaroslav "NS" Kuznetsov find positive words regarding the change, providing an outlook into a presumably golden future.

... As everyone knows, DotA, alongside CS 1.6, is becoming a prior discipline for our project. We needed fresh blood, youngsters, who are willing to pay the amount of attention neccessary, to compete in the game on the world's highest level. I believe that our success is waiting! " writes Adver on

After the Dota 2 tournament in Cologne we realized: We need a change! It has always been a pleasure to be on the same team with the leaving players, but in order to achieve better results, we decided to split ..., writes NS on

MoscowFive now consist of the following:
Russia Yaroslav 'NS' Kuznetsov
Russia Andey 'DreadlsBack' Golubev
Russia Sergey 'GodKillThemAll' Bragin
Russia Vladimir 'PGG' Anosov
Russia Ivan 'vigoss' Shinkarev