Virtus.pro

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Virtus.pro
Virtus pro logo new.png
Short nameVP
DivisionsCounter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
League of Legends
Rainbow Six Siege
Hearthstone
Fortnite
Apex Legends
Paladins
Founded1 November 2003; 16 years ago (2003-11-01)
LocationMoscow, Russia
ColorsOrange, Black, White
              
CEOSergey Glamazda
Head coachDastan Akbayev (CS:GO)
vacant (Dota 2)
PartnersMegaFon
G2A
Twitch
HyperX
Haval
DXRacer
Mr.Cat
Parimatch
Parent groupESforce Holding
Websitevirtus.pro

Virtus.pro (VP) is an esports organization based in Russia. Founded in 2003, the organization currently has players competing in such games as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Rainbow Six Siege, Fortnite, Apex Legends, Starcraft II, Hearthstone, Paladins, Quake Champions and Heroes Of The Storm. In November 2015, the team got an investment of over $100,000,000 USD from Alisher Usmanov's USM Holdings.[1][2] Since 2015 Virtus.pro is a part of the ESforce esports holding.[3]

Virtus.pro's Dota 2 team has participated in multiple Majors, winning record (tied with Team Secret) 5 of them and becoming the best Dota Pro Circuit first season team. Their League of Legends team won LCL Spring 2017.

VP's Polish Golden Five CS:GO team is considered one of the best teams in the history of Counter-strike, winning EMS One Katowice 2014 Major and several other premier tournaments.[4]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

Virtus.pro
SportCounter-Strike: Global Offensive
Head coachKazakhstan dastan
ChampionshipsEMS One Katowice 2014
ELeague Season 1
DreamHack Las Vegas 2017
Membersbuster, qikert, Jame, SANJI, AdreN, YEKINDAR

2014[edit]

On January 25, Virtus.pro signed the five member roster of AGAiN, Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski, Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski, Paweł "byali" Bieliński, and Golden Five players Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas, Filip "Neo" Kubski. Virtus.pro won EMS One Katowice 2014 by beating Ninjas in Pyjamas in the finals.[5] The team then got 5–8 at ESL One Cologne 2014.[6]

2015[edit]

Virtus.pro won at ESEA 18th season in April.[7] Virtus.pro beat Natus Vincere to win CEVO Season 7 in July.[8]

On October 2 it was announced that Virtus.pro had joined an esports team trade union along with a dozen other teams.[9]

2016[edit]

Virtus.pro made it to the quarterfinals in MLG Columbus after beating G2 Esports 2–0 in a best-of-three game.

Virtus.pro won 1st place and $390,000 in the inaugural ELeague season.[10]

On December 19 Virtus Pro re-signed the roster for another four years.[11]

2017[edit]

Virtus.pro finishes 2nd place at the ELEAGUE Atlanta major, winning $150k.

Virtus.pro finishes 1st place at DreamHack Masters - Las Vegas 2017, winning $200k.[12]

Virtus.pro finishes 2nd place at EPICENTER 2017, winning $100k.[13]

2018[edit]

Due to poor results, on December 13, 2018, Virtus.pro CS:GO roster was suspended.[14] A new roster was later formed, composed of Michał "snatchie" Rudzki, Michał "MICHU" Müller, and Mateusz "TOAO" Zawistowski, with former members Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski, and Paweł "byali" Bieliński coming back to active duty in the roster.

2019[edit]

"Vegi" to replace "Toao" in the active squad and "Snax" takes over IGL role.[15] Due to poor results and grown unhappy with the team, Paweł "byali" Bieliński decided to leave Virtus.pro.[16] VP adds Okoliciouz as a replacement for byali.[17] Virtus.pro decided to test some players out, benching Michał "Okoliciouz" Głowaty that had a short lived place in the VP squad, replaced by a stand in Tomasz "phr" Wójcik.[18]

Virtus.pro win Polish Esport League Spring, taking $10,708 with them.[19] This event was the first 1st-place finish since Adrenaline Cyber League 2017, which was won by the original roster.[20]

December 16, 2019 Virtus.pro have announced that they have completed the signing of the AVANGAR roster.[21]

2020[edit]

May 23, 2020 Virtus.pro acquire "YEKINDAR" from pro100 as "buster" steps down from the starting lineup. Additionally, "Flatra" joins as assistant coach.[22]

Roster[edit]

Nat. ID Name Role Join date
Kazakhstan qikert Alexey Golubev Rifler (Entry Fragger) 16 December 2019[21]
Russia Jame Dzhami Ali AWPer 16 December 2019[21]
Uzbekistan SANJI Sanjar Kuliev Rifler (Lurker/Entry Fragger) 16 December 2019[21]
Kazakhstan AdreN Dauren Kystaubayev Rifler (Support)/Captain 16 December 2019[21]
Latvia YEKINDAR Mareks Gaļinskis Rifler (Lurker) 23 May 2020[22]
Kazakhstan dastan Dastan Akbayev Coach 16 December 2019[21]
Russia Flatra Aleksei Zlobich Assistant Coach 23 May 2020[22]
Kazakhstan buster Timur Tulepov Rifler (inactive) 16 December 2019[21]

Results[edit]

Bold denotes a CS:GO Major

2013[edit]

  • 3rd - Copenhagen Games 2013
  • 1st - SLTV StarSeries V 2013

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[edit]

2019[edit]

  • 7–8th - Charleroi Esports
  • 2nd - ESL Polish Championship Spring 2019 Finals
  • 3rd–4th - Moche XL Esports 2019
  • 3rd–4th - Good Game League 2019
  • 1st - Polish Esport League Spring 2019 Finals
  • 7–8th - EPICENTER 2019

2020[edit]

Dota 2[edit]

2014[edit]

Virtus.pro attended The International 2014.

2015[edit]

Virtus.pro placed 5th-6th at The International 2015.

2016[edit]

Virtus.pro released its squad after failing to qualify for The International 2016, but reformed shortly after.[44] In November, the team won The Summit 6 LAN event, sweeping OG 3–0 in a best-of-five series.[45]

2017[edit]

Virtus.pro placed 5th - 6th at The International 2017. Virtus.pro wins ESL One Hamburg 2017, the first major of the 2017-2018 Dota Pro Circuit season.

2018[edit]

Virtus.pro won four majors, winning ESL One Katowice 2018, The Bucharest Major and ESL One Birmingham 2018, they also became the first team to win two ESL One majors back-to-back. In the new season of the 2018-2019 Dota Pro Circuit season, they became the winner of the first major of the season, the Kuala Lumpur Major.

2019[edit]

Despite being second place on 2018-2019 Dota Pro Circuit season and one of the favorites to win The International 2019, Virtus.pro got knocked out of the tournament by Royal Never Give Up, ending their journey with a 9th-12th place. After the disappointing run, the roster was rebuilt, with Ramzes and 9pasha left the team after staying with the team for almost three years. Furthermore, RodjER was benched and the coach ArsZeeqq left as well. Replacing them would be epileptick1d, Resolut1on and Save-, where epileptick1d and Save- will be playing as stand-ins (they officially joined the team on November 23 and October 30 respectively).

2020[edit]

On April 1, 2020, Virtus.pro announces its second Dota 2 lineup: VP.Prodigy.[46]

Roster[edit]

As of 10 May 2020.
Nat. Alias Name Position Join date
Russia iLTW Igor Filatov 1 (Stand-in) 4 April 2020
Ukraine No[o]ne Vladimir Minenko 2 4 August 2016[47]
Ukraine Resolut1on Roman Fominok 3 28 September 2019[48]
Kyrgyzstan Zayac Bakyt Emilzhanov 4 3 February 2020 [49]
Russia Solo Alexei Berezin 5 (C) 4 August 2016[47]

VP.Prodigy[edit]

As of 10 May 2020.
Nat. Alias Name Position Join date
Russia epileptick1d Egor Grigorenko 1 1 April 2020[46]
Ukraine fn Rostislav Lozovoi 2 (Stand-in) 1 April 2020[46]
Russia DM Dmitry Dorokhin 3 1 April 2020[46]
Moldova Save- Vitalie Melnic 4 (C) 1 April 2020[46]
Russia yume Albert Garayev 5 1 April 2020[46]

Rainbow Six Siege[edit]

On May 16, 2020, Virtus.pro enters the Rainbow Six scene by acquiring the roster of forZe Esports.[50] The original roster consisted of Pavel "Amision" Chebatkov, Pavel "P4sh4" Kosenko, Alan "Rask" Ali, Artyom "Shockwave" Simakov, Artyom "wTg" Simakov, along with Kerim "Toda" Musaev as a coach and Andrey "Adreezy" Bavian as analyst.

Roster[edit]

Nat. ID Name Role Join Date
Russia Amision Pavel Chebatkov Flex/Support 16 May 2020[50]
Russia p4sh4 Pavel Kosenko Fragger 16 May 2020[50]
Russia Rask Alan Ali Flex/Fragger 16 May 2020[50]
Russia Shockwave Artyom Simakov Flex 16 May 2020[50]
Russia wTg Artyom Morozov Support 16 May 2020[50]
Kazakhstan Toda Kerim Musaev Coach 16 May 2020[50]
Russia Andreezy Andrey Bavian Analyst 16 May 2020[50]

League of Legends[edit]

On June 28, 2014, Virtus.pro acquired the roster of Dragon Team. Soon the team disbands, but in November 2016 Virtus.pro re-opened its LoL division and acquired the LCL Spot of Vaevictis Syndicate.[51] On September 19, 2017, the organization closed its League of Legends department.

Former Roster[edit]

Nat. ID Name Role e
Denmark Doxy Rafael Adl Zarabi Top Laner 19 September 2017[52]
Russia Clover Nikita Kornyukhin Top Laner (sub.) 19 September 2017[52]
Russia Kreox Ilya Grom Jungler 19 September 2017[52]
Ukraine Paranoia Ivan Tipuhov Mid Laner 19 September 2017[52]
Denmark P1noy Kristoffer Pedersen Bot Laner 19 September 2017[52]
Russia SaNTaS Aleksandr Lifashin Support 19 September 2017[52]

Fortnite[edit]

On July 19, 2018, Virtus.pro opened a division of Fortnite, the first players in the new discipline were Arthur "7ssk7" Kurshin and Jamal "Jamside" Saydayev. On September 21, 2018, Dmitry "HURMA" Heins and Seid-Magomed "FiveSkill" Edilgireev joined the organization. On October 16, 2019, "FiveSkill" and "HURMA" leave the team.[53]

Roster[edit]

Nat. ID Name Join date
Russia Jamside Jamal Saydaev 19 July 2018[54]
Russia Siberiajkee Dmitry Voronin 20 February 2020[55]
Russia Kiryache32 Kirill Grishin 9 April 2020[56]

Former members

Nat. ID Name Join date Leave date
Russia HURMA Dmitry Geynts 21 September 2018 16 October 2019
Russia FiveSkill Seid-Magomed Edilgireev 21 September 2018 16 October 2019
Belarus 7ssk7 Artur Kurshin 19 July 2018[54] 20 February 2020[55]

Starcraft 2[edit]

On July 1st, 2014, Virtus.pro announced that they closed the StarCraft II section of their organization and that they would now focus on League of Legends instead.

Former Players[edit]

Nat. ID Name Join date Leave date Next team
Russia Revolver Pavel Belov 30 November 2011 8 August 2012 Vega Squadron
Russia Roll Sergey Moroz 30 November 2011 24 August 2012 3D!Clan
Russia Siw Vladimir Syzranov 25 February 2012 10 October 2012 Team Empire
Russia Turuk Constantine Arzhavitin 30 November 2011 31 December 2012 Cascade
Russia VERDI Artem Avramenko 29 April 2012 8 May 2012 Vega Squadron
Russia sLivko Artem Garavtsov 27 August 2012 1 July 2014 New ӖrA GaminG

Artifact[edit]

June 21, 2018, long before the official release of the game, Virtus.pro announced its first player in the discipline, a former Hearthstone player Maria "Harleen" Kobzar. On November 23, 2018 Artem "DrHippi" Kravets, who previously defended the colors of Virtus.pro in Hearthstone, and Olzhas "Naiman" Batyrbekov joined the team.[57] November 29, 2018 Artifact was released on sale. February 27th, 2019 "DrHippi" and "Harleen" leave the team. On September 10th "Naiman" retires and Virtus.pro leaves Artifact.[58]

Former Roster[edit]

Nat. ID Name Join date Left
Russia Harleen Maria Kobzar 21 June 2018 27 February 2019[59]
Ukraine DrHippi Artem Kravets 23 November 2018[57] 27 February 2019[59]
Kazakhstan Naiman Ole Batyrbekov 23 November 2018[57] 10 September 2019[58]

Heroes of the Storm[edit]

Former Players[60][edit]

Nat. ID Name Role Join date Left Next team
Ukraine CEBKAJE Vsevolod Demianenko Flex 28 June 2015 15 July 2016 Synergy
Ukraine PowerOfDreams Oleg Bondarenko Flex/Tank 19 November 2015 15 July 2016 Synergy
Russia Shtyr Alexey Shtylenkov Flex 25 April 2016 15 July 2016
-
Russia AndyLendi Andrey Pishikov Carry 25 April 2016 15 July 2016
-
Russia Unnstable Iliya Grigoriev Support 25 April 2016 15 July 2016 BeGenius ESC
Russia Neon Vladislav Zelinsky Carry (sub.) December 2015 15 July 2016 Synergy
Latvia bkbgrnrjefek Arthurs Hlibovs Tank 28 June 2015 14 March 2016 Team Liquid
Russia Lunarn Evgeny Evdokimov Support January 2016 14 March 2016 CrowingCocks
Russia Gela Alena Shushpannikova Flex (sub.) 8 October 2015 19 November 2015 Outlaws
Russia Kunichan Stepan Zhilin Flex 28 June 2015 8 October 2015 GoogleIshetZont

Quake Champions[edit]

Former Players[edit]

Nat. ID Name Join date Left Next team
Belarus Cypher Alexey Yanushevsky 29 June 2017[61] 13 June 2018[62] Nemiga Gaming
Poland Av3k Maciej Krzykowski 21 August 2017[63] 13 June 2018[62] Nemiga Gaming

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External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
DreamHack Winter 2013
Fnatic
EMS One Katowice 2014 winner
2014
Succeeded by
ESL One Cologne 2014
Ninjas in Pyjamas