After a series of disappointing performances and roster departures, the CIS squad has called it quits on the Pro Circuit.
Just 1 month after the team’s formation, it appears that the curtain has closed on the saga of CIS squad Odium, as the team announced that it has fully disbanded. The announcement comes following a somewhat harrowing start to its Pro Circuit campaign, as Odium performed poorly in the first 2 Pro Circuit qualifiers of the season, as well as third party events like the ESL One Hamburg 2018 Europe Open Qualifier (5th-8th) and Reshuffle Madness (5th-6th). Those disappointing showings resulted in multiple roster departures for Odium, with Alik “V-Tune” Vorobey, Victor “GeneRaL” Nigrini, and Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk all leaving the lineup over the space of a few days. Rather than attempt to rebuild the team’s roster, Team Captain Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk and Support Semion “CemaTheSlayeR” Krivulya have opted to return to free agency and officially disband Odium.
While Odium’s lifespan within the CIS region was relatively short, its formation and subsequent disbanding does still have the potential to impact the other teams in the region. With the team’s former roster now scattered to the winds, there are multiple veteran players with both regional and international experience that are available for teams to acquire should they be looking to bolster their lineups. This early into the season, there is little downside to a team picking up a new player, and it seems highly unlikely that there won’t be at least some level of interest in the now former members of Odium in the coming days and weeks.
The former roster of Odium:
Alik “V-Tune” Vorobey (Carry)
Victor “GeneRaL” Nigrini (Mid)
Andrey “Ghostik” Kadyk (Offlane)
Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk (Support, Captain)
Semion “CemaTheSlayeR” Krivulya (Support)