Both Quake Legends were benched from the team. Nesh and Arty will take their places. This comes after their performance at the Overwatch Open. Teams are starting to make adjustments after this big tournament in order to prepare for the next ones.
ANOX finished in 13-16th place at the Overwatch Open tournament. They ended last in Europe’s Group B after they did not win a single match after competing against Misfits, Rogue and Luminosity Gaming. They were not favorites or even considered to leave the group stage. But even then, they feel like it is time for a change.
Since ANOX is a russian team, a rough translation of their official announcement was made. It reads like this:
The last two months were not successful enough for our team. The team was lacking synergy and we never managed to reach our full potential. So together we came to the decision to change the line up. Cypher and Cooller have transferred to the reserve, and in their place come two talented and ambitious players: German ‘Nesh’ Kobrin and Arthur ‘Arty’ Tishchenko.
The new roster already debutted in DreamHack Winter Qualifiers. They faced and beat Faceless Esports and Redskin. After that they lost 0-2 against Luminosity. After that they beat melty out of the tournament but were knocked out themselves by Ninjas with Attitude.
Team Captain Anak switches to the maincaller position for the team as well as being a Lucio player. Arty is going to play as a flex player and Nesh as a DPS.
After losing the chance to win a spot for DreamHack Winter 2016, they will have to go to Sweden to look for a spot.
ANOX Current Roster after Nesh and Arty arrival
After these changes the team roster looks like this:
- Normunds “sharyk” Faterins (Tank)
- Ruben “Rubikon” Zurabyan (Support)
- Kiryl “Anak” Nikalayenka (Support)
- Artem “kensi” Budiak (DPS)
- German “Nesh” Kobrin (DPS)
- Arthur “Arty” Tishchenko (Flex)
For the official announcement, as we always provide it, you can see it here, in Russian though.