In what is a huge blow to Team Russia, they will be without their star Denis “electronic” Sharipov for the upcoming WESG Russia qualifiers in Russia.

According to, Dmitry “hooch” Bogdanov is set to replace the Navi star who will not be able to attend the event due to sponsorship obligations.

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The squad will now clash head to head with another Russian team forZe; who beat the likes of major participant Winstrike and Vyalie Pitoni without dropping a map in the closed qualifier to book their place in the main event finals which takes place on October 6 at the IgoMir Exhibition.

Russia, who are the reigning WESG champions, will be hoping to defend their title with hooch, who incidentally was their replacement last time out too when he replaced Egor “flamie” Vasilyev.

This completes their lineup which is as follows:

[flag country=”ru”] Mihail “dosia” Stolyarov

[flag country=”ru”] Denis “seized” Kostin

[flag country=”ru”] Egor “flamie” Vasilyev

[flag country=”ru”] Georgi “WorldEdit” Yaskin

[flag country=”ru”] Dmitry “hooch” Bogdanov