Organization 9 Pandas reported that Aleksandr nofear Churochkin left the coach position. Who will replace him and help the team at The International 12 will be announced soon.
Updated: nofear said that he was informed about the kick 2 days before the departure on BetBoom Dacha 2023. He also considers it strange that he was excluded after the end of regional qualifiers for The International 12 and was not given the opportunity to find a new team before the tournament.
"Well, I was kicked, it happens. The only thing which made me upset is that I learned about the kick 2 days before the flight to BB Dacha 2023, and it was not from the team, but from Maria (my namesake). On the next day Roma wrote to explain the reasons. In general, it's a little unclear why they did not kick me after Riyadh, and did not give a single opportunity to get into another team and try to qualify for TI12 with it. They decided to wait for the end of the qualifiers and then consider other options (as if on purpose). The team did what they thought necessary and I can understand them (not from a human point of view, but from the point of view of focusing on results). Also, it is strange that no one from organization contacted me. Even the release of the announcement was made without my knowledge.
9 Pandas official statement:
"We will announce, who will take the position of coach at the tournament The International, in the near future. Together with the team Sasha managed to participate in big competitions in Berlin, Bali and Riyadh. We are grateful for his work and contribution to the team's victories, and wish him success in his coaching career".
9 Pandas played at BetBoom Dacha 2023 without nofear and finished in 5th-6th place. The team is now also playing without a coach at DreamLeague Season 21, where they made the playoffs. On September 22, 9 Pandas will face OG in the Lower Bracket. Loser of this confrontation will be eliminated.