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Moscow Five replaces Inmate with Admiration

Moscow Five at StarSeries in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by GosuGamers)

"He refused to be a part of a professional team himself. It is his decision and he made it in good timing." was Moscow Five Dima Brave's call when the organisation decided to replace Inmate with Igor 'Admiration' Kalnysh, their latest addition to the Russian lineup.

On Inmate
"As far as I have understood, Inmate was not ready to dedicate a lot of time. His departure still leaves us a decent amount of time in order to prepare for a very important tournament – DreamHack Summer 2012" Dima added.

Dmitrii 'Inmate' Filinov insisted that leaving Moscow Five was his own initiative. "After Kiev (StarSeries), I changed my mind after reconsidering my own plans and problems that appeared," Inmate revealed. When asked about his plans for the future, he had this to say:

"I am going to stream, play a couple of games per week with my friend, no more than that. I think I will be inactive at least until September. I would like to thank Moscow Five for providing me chance to show myself and I am looking forward to possible collaboration later on."

His ex-teammate, Ivan 'Vigoss' Shinkarev, however, had his own views on the issue. "Up until recently, I could not understand why Inmate wants to leave our team. I thought that the problem lay within the team itself. As it turned out, he was not ready to play professionally. He decided to follow a traditional path, dedicating more time to education."

Moscow Five at StarSeries in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by GosuGamers)

On Admiration
"During the last two weeks you could see us playing with McDeath and Irma, but Admiration was the one who managed to fit to our play style. His personal skill matches what our team required and he has broadened our range of heroes."

Back in the legendary Virtus Pro from the days of old, Admiration was teammates to Smile (now in Na`Vi) and Vigoss. His recent activity within the competitive scene however, leaves much to the imagination.

"Back in the days, I have played with him in Virtus Pro and since that time one thing remained unchanged – Admiration is able to work, not just play. We have one month left before Dreamhack, which is a sufficient amount of time for us to prepare. We will show how one should play DotA!"

Russia Igor "Admiration" Kalnysh

"Representing Moscow Five is a big responsibility. Lately I was not playing professionally, but now I am ready to do what it takes in order for our team to perform at the highest level. Dreamhack is our current goal!»"

What now?
The road lies open for Moscow Five, who have one month to prepare for DreamHack, and three to prepare for The International, arguably the biggest tournament of the year and of their careers. Bootcamp for the Summer tournament will commence on Monday, after player contracts are settled.

After their 0-2 defeat to CLG in The Premier League only minutes ago, where the first game was a 22 minute defeat (due to questionable lag), Moscow Five look shaky to claim their seat in the professional scene.

Stay tuned for more information.

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Russia Vadim 'bloodangel' Trushkin
Russia Airat 'Silent' Gaziev
Russia Igor 'Admiration' Kalnysh
Russia Ivan 'vigoss' Shinkarev

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