Moscow Five have dispensed with the services of Alexandr "xek" Zobkov. Speculation about this have already appeared in the final Intel Extreme Masters tournament, during which the Russians could not get through the group phase of eventually being placed fourth in Group A behind mTw, Frag eXecutors and compLexity. xek had become a member of the lineup during their time as [u.s.b.], when they won ASUS Autumn prior to joining MYM. With a chequered past due to claims he either cheated or couldn't perform on LAN xek played a part in establishing MYM as the best team in Russia, ahead of the dosia-powered forZe.
The key change in the team's fortunes came with the removal of hooch and XomA to make way for dosia, widely considered Russia's best individual player, and his brother Fox, best known for his AWPing prowess. With the arrival of these players MYM.ru became a veritable all-star team of Russia in terms of individual talents.
- Mihail "Dosia" Stoliarow
- Edward "ed1k" Iwanow
- Sergey "Fox" Stoliarow
- Roman "ROMJkE" Makarow
Source: frag-executors.com, sk-gaming.com, HLTV.org