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Vega Squadron extends contracts of CS:GO team

Vega Squadron re-signed its Counter-Strike roster for "a long term."
Vega Squadron re-signed its Counter-Strike roster for "a long term." Photo courtesy of DreamHack.

Vega Squadron announced Wednesday the organization has extended the contracts of its Counter-Strike roster for “a long term.”

“First of all, I would like to point out that we’ve been working with the guys since 2015,” Vega Squadron CEO Alexey Kondakov said in a release. “They’ve already achieved incredible progress and after such success on CIS Minor and PGL Major qualifiers I clearly see their passion, the fire in their eyes. They want to improve, they want more practice.

“What goes to no replacements — nowadays the atmosphere inside the team and teamwork matter and guys have it. So even if we changed some of the players with someone of higher individual skill, we’d be thrown behind a lot. Our organization believes in the roster and helps our players improve and grow into the real champions.”

The current roster of Vega Squadron shares extensive history with one another, with Dmitriy “jR” Chervak, Nikolay “mir” Bityukov, Sergey “keshandr” Nikishin and Pavel “hutji” Lashkov being part original Vega Squadron team that was released in December 2015. The four players were reunited on the roster for ALL-IN, which Vega Squadron purchased in November with the core four players and Leonid “chopper” Vishnyakov.


Vega Squadron won the CIS Minor and then had an upset run to qualify for the PGL Krakow Major, where the team exited in the group stage.

Cover photo courtesy of DreamHack


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