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jammyz to replace wippie for Version1 at Masters Reykjavík

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Version1 have announced that Maxim "wippie" Shepelev will not be attending VCT Stage 2 Masters - Reykjavík, as he was unable to attain a visa primarily due to COVID-19 issues. The team will be using Jamal "jammyz" Bangash as a sub.

wippie is a big loss for V1. His stellar Viper played a big part in their Challengers Finals success. V1 clarify that wippie will be rejoining the team after the event, but their chances at success surely go down without him.

His replacement, jammyz, is excellent in his own right though. He's very flexible, primarily playing Jett but also having worked controller + Phoenix/Raze/Reyna roles before. The big question will be what role he plays - will he replace Erik "penny" Penny on Jett, or will he take over wippie's Viper/Killjoy spot?

It's always bad news when a player is unable to attend an event. jammyz will bring a new look to V1, but ultimately they won't be what they were in Challengers Finals. He's just as skilled, though, so there's certainly still potential with this team. It just has to be said that, with not a lot of practice time with their new player, V1 will be a pretty big wild card.

Version1's Masters Reykjavík roster stands as:

Jordan "Zellsis" Montemurro Erik "penny" Penny Loic "effys" Sauvageau Anthony "vanity" Malasplina Jamal "jammyz" Bangash


Nooo, wippie was so good tho
2021-05-13 14:19
Very unfortunate, but he definitely can pick up the viper spot. He has some big shoes to fill
2021-05-13 14:39
penny | kindereggmodel
pressure can create diamonds. if he gets super motivated and plays rlly well then anything is possible
2021-05-14 09:20
for sure. I believe that he can be amazing this tourney, but we will have to see
2021-05-14 13:45
This sucks man wtf
2021-05-13 17:11
I mean it makes sense but this is sooo unfortunate. Wippie was a big core factor for that legendary lower bracket run that would fuck up so many people's predictions. Now I just feel that they're going to be a first-round exit because they're going in more underprepared than most other teams.
2021-05-13 18:54
no Russian SuperStar??? whaaat
2021-05-13 19:06
big rip
2021-05-13 22:36
paTiTek | tamas1n
2021-05-14 09:48
2021-05-14 22:04
Ahhh now this is more legit than the LA Valiant's "Visa issues excuse". This sucks for v1 but I think they are a good enough team to put up a decent perfomrance despite this setback. But isn't the sub a jett player or something?
2021-05-15 13:01
How many times is this going to happen to this dude? come on bro.
2021-05-15 19:40

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