On April 1st 2018 two members of the RuHub Studio team, Andrey ‘x3m4eg’ Grygoriev and Vitali ‘v1lat’ Volochai, left their positions and now, a few months later, the two have announced their new pursuit which looks to further CIS esports once more.
April 1st is generally not a day when things of a serious nature are announced, as most people do not take them seriously – however, the departure of Andrey ‘x3m4eg’ Grygoriev and Vitali ‘v1lat’ Volochai from RuHub Studio was no joke. The 2 left after the studio made a move to Moscow and thus made it difficult for them to commute/move between Ukraine and Russia and as such, they decided to venture of on their own independent journey.
I am no longer a part of @ruhubstudio
Open to any projects, feel free to msg me
— Vitalii Volochai (@v1lat) April 1, 2018
Now, a few months down the line, the two have released their new project – MAINCAST, a company and team dedicated to being the latest competitor in the Internet and TV broadcasting field.
The new venture launched today and looks set to be a force in both the Dota 2 and CS:GO community, amongst other games too. For the time being, the studio will look to cover the TI8 qualifiers, beginning in the next few days, as they seek to get a firm foothold in the CIS scene. In a statement released on the Maincast website earlier today, the two founders looked at their vision and goals for the new project;
“When in 2006 I started to play competitive games, the community and esports in general were in the deep underground. 12 years have passed since then, during which we have been observing this industry, while being a part of it. The main conclusion is the increasing role of the community in esports. People, both spectators and those who create products, are its foundation.” – Andrey ‘x3m4eg’ Grigoriev
v1lat is an extremely well-known face and voice in the esports community and his take on the future of this company is very straight forward, explaining how he feels the organisation will grow and proper;
“As a simple fan of esports in any possible form, I want just one thing – awesome content, more and more of it, as much as possible. Nothing TV-ish, boring or default, no, I need something genuine, sincere and simple. The new studio will give me and my colleagues the opportunity to create what we all want to see, what made us fall in love with esports! Our viewers will help us to create live shows, which we really deserve.” – Vitalii ‘v1lat’ Volochai
The reveal of the Maincast Studio will take place on June 18 while The International 2018 Dota 2 Qualifiers are underway.