Fantastic Five drop XBOCT and Ghostik

by theScore Staff May 11 2016
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After a disappointing Manila Major open qualifier run, Fantastic Five have decided to part ways with carry Alexander "XBOCT" Dashkevich and offlaner Andrey "Ghostik" Kadyk.

Fantastic Five never made it past the European open qualifiers for The Manila Major, falling first in the quarterfinals and then the Ro16. Prior to those qualifiers, F5 took second place in the WellPlay Invitational #1, losing to Power Rangers in the best-of-five Grand Final, but otherwise their results have been poor since forming the team in late March (just in time for The Manila Major roster lock).

XBOCT has been unable to find a stable new home since losing his long-time spot with Na`Vi in October 2015. He played with Team Empire for a few months but was dropped when the team was unable to achieve the results they were looking for.

Ghostik was with Fantastic Five in late 2015, winning BTS Europe #1 with them as well as taking third place in the first ProDotA Cup Europe. He left to join the short lived RoX, but moved back to F5 for The Manila Major roster lock.

This leaves Fantastic Five with a three-man roster:

  • Stanislav "Bzz" Glushan
  • Roman "rmN-" Paley
  • Vladimir "yol" Basov

Annabelle "Abelle" Fischer is a writer for theScore esports with a love for Dota 2, birds and cheese. You can follow her on Twitter.