WELCOME TO THE TEAM

If you ever want to manage your favourites, change your details or update your marketing preferences, just visit ‘My Account’

Personalise your GGRecon experience so that the information presented is bespoke to your likes
Games
Vanguard
Warzone
Overwatch
VALORANT
Apex Legends
Fortnite
Streamers
LOL
CS:GO
RL
Trending
FIFA
PUBG
Dota 2
Why Should I Join GGRECON?
Welcome
to the team
Sign Up via Social Media:
Or Sign Up Manually
Select A Country
Already got an account? Login Here
WHY GGRECON?

Customise the 'My News' page to create your own personalised experience

Recommended content based on your favourite games, teams, streaming stars and esports players

Exclusive articles, features, interviews and guides by our
award-nominated editorial team

Follow your favourite
players & streamers

RESET YOUR PASSWORD
Complete!
Success! You’ve reset your password
You’ll now be able to use this password to login successfully
RESET YOUR PASSWORD
RESET YOUR
PASSWORD
FORGOT PASSWORD
FORGOT PASSWORD
Email sent! Check your inbox

We’ve sent a link to the email ‘’.

Please follow the instructions in this email
to reset your password

FORGOT PASSWORD
FORGOT PASSWORD
Please enter your username so we can send you a link to reset your password
Welcome back to
Enter your details below to log into the GGRecon Site:
Login via Social Media:
Or Login Manually
Not a GGRecon member yet? Sign Up Here
WHY GGRECON?

Customise the 'My News' page to create your own personalised experience

Recommended content based on your favourite games, teams, streaming stars and esports players

Exclusive articles, features, interviews and guides by our
award-nominated editorial team

Follow your favourite
players & streamers

Coming Soon

We're making improvements to your experience, and we'll have new features ready for you in the near future!

Want to be the first to here about it?

Why Should I Join GGRECON?
Complete your sign up
 
Select A Country
Already got an account? Login Here
WHY GGRECON?

Customise the 'My News' page to create your own personalised experience

Recommended content based on your favourite games, teams, streaming stars and esports players

Exclusive articles, features, interviews and guides by our
award-nominated editorial team

Follow your favourite
players & streamers

Advertisement

Scroll to read

Vladimir Putin Congratulates Dota 2 Side On TI10 Victory

Valve

Written by 

Jack Marsh

Posted 

19th Oct 2021 13:56

Share via:

A jubilant Team Spirit stunned the world in the recent Dota 2 The International 10 championship, taking home a record-breaking $18million prize and the gold medals after being one of the lowest-seeded teams in the event. Having completed the miracle run and winning the biggest prize in esports history, the organisation has been congratulated by none other than the Russian President, Vladimir Putin.

Advertisement

The Moscow-based organisation has received an official letter of congratulations from Putin, in which the President commended their deep-seated lower bracket run, and their initiative and character qualities.

Putin wrote: "Congratulations on your well-deserved victory at The International-2021 - the Dota 2 World Championship. For the first time in history, the Russian team of the Team Spirit club won these prestigious competitions. Well done!"

He continued to outline their abilities, saying: "On the way to the final, you demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities and solidarity, and in the decisive duel, which became a real test of skill and character, you managed to concentrate and seize the initiative from strong opponents at the most crucial moment."

https://twitter.com/JakeSucky/status/1450155822542168069?s=20

Team Spirit's victory against PSG.LGD was just one of many instances in 2021 where teams from the CIS region have taken home global championship trophies. 

Advertisement

Recently, Gambit Esports won in two different esports titles with Russian players on the books, becoming victorious in the BLAST Premier: Spring Finals in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) and the Champions Tour: Stage 3 Masters championship in VALORANT - although the prize pools were significantly less.

CS:GO also boasts another championship-winning roster from the region, representing Putin's country in esports, in Natus Vincere. Na'Vi also won the Intel Extreme Masters XVI, and the BLAST Premier: Global Final in 2021, monopolising the esport to the CIS region, and specifically, Russia. 

Advertisement

Putin's letter comes as his first notable indication of support to esports. Other world leaders have also begun to recognise the industry as an elite sport, such as the Republic of Korea, who will exempt their athletes from Military Service if they win the world championships in titles such as League of Legends.

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Trending
Asian Games Adds FIFA To Game Range Alongside Behemoths LoL And Dota
DOTA 2's $25k Short Film Contest Has Been Extended
Dota 2's $40,000,000 International Finally Finds A Home
Swedish Authorities Block Dota 2 TI10, Calls Into Question CS:GO Major
Multi-Millionaire Dota 2 Player Retires Aged Just 21
Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Articles
Dota 2 Fall Season Brings Updates To Guilds And Dota Plus
Valve sues tournament organizer GESC for non-payment
WePlay! And EPICENTER Announce DOTA 2 OMEGA League
Raven Joins Fnatic Dota Roster After Leaving GeekFam
International 10 Has The Biggest Esports Prize Fund Ever
Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Scroll to read

Team Spirit Stuns The World To Win $18million Prize

Valve

Written by 

Jack Marsh

Posted 

19th Oct 2021 09:07

Share via: