CSGO News: Vega Squadron Complete Roster With Dima

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CSGO News: Vega Squadron Complete Roster With Dima

The CIS organization has completed their roster rework with the addition of Dmitriy “Dima” Bandurka as their fifth and final player.

Vega Squadron’s Counterstrike: Global Offensive roster is finally finished with the addition of Dmitriy “Dima” Bandurka to the squad. At 24 years old, the young rifler comes by way of Spirit after his former organization cut him after Spirit’s loss in the IEM Katowice Major New Challengers stage.

The CIS organization has also revealed that the team added a second coach, Viktor “vidoq” Manaenkov, to team up with their current head coach Artem “Fierce” Ivanov. Vidoq is familiar with Vega Squadron, having worked with them previously in 2015.

On Vega Squadrons website, vidoq had this to say about the process of building the current iteration of Vega Squadron, and it seems as though the team took their time with the process:

[The team has] been building up our roster seriously and the testing process wasn't short. We tested 6 different players including very young ones. We needed an experienced player that could be our mid caller and seized fitted this role very well. [Vega Squadron] also needed another experienced player and this is why we chose Dima. The last piece of puzzle became scoobyxie who is well known by the rest of our players.

As for me, I am glad to be back home and I strongly believe in our team and the approach we chose.

It won't take long for fans to see them in action, however. Vega Squadron will play their first official match today at the WePlay Forge of Masters. The match begins at 18:45 CEST.


With the final additions, Vega Squadron’s roster is as follows:

Dmitry “jR” Chervak (captain)

Igor “crush” Shevchenko

Alexander “scoobyxie” Marynych

Denis “seized” Kostin

Dmitry “Dima” Bandurka

Arteom “Fierce” Ivanov (coach)

Viktor “vidoq” Manaenkov (coach)


Nick Johnson
Nick "Lesona" Johnson is an esports journalist with a focus on CS:GO and the OWL. His interest for esports started with CS:S and grew into a career as both an esports writer and an avid fan, giving him a unique perspective on both the casual and professional scenes. Twitter: @Lesona_