Virtus.pro

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Virtus.pro
Virtus pro logo new.png
NicknameVirtus.Pro G2A
Short nameVP
DivisionsCounter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
League of Legends
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Paladins
Founded1 November 2003; 15 years ago (2003-11-01)
LocationMoscow, Russia (Dota 2)
Warsaw, Poland (CS:GO)
ColorsOrange, Black, White
              
ManagerRoman "dvoryrom" Dvoryankin
PartnersMegaFon
G2A
Twitch.tv
Media Markt
Adrenaline Rush
Mr.Cat
Websitevirtus.pro

Virtus.pro is an esports organisation based in Russia with players competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, World of Tanks, 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 CS:GO team is based in Poland.[4]

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive[edit]

Virtus.pro
SportCounter-Strike: Global Offensive
Head coachkuben
ChampionshipsEMS One Katowice 2014
ELeague Season 1
DreamHack Las Vegas 2017
MembersMICHU, snatchie, Snax, TOAO, byali

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,[12] winning $200k.

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

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.

Roster[edit]

ID Name Join date
Poland MICHU Michał Müller 2018-02-06[15]
Poland byali Paweł Bieliński 2018-12-24
Poland Snax Janusz Pogorzelski 2018-12-24
Poland snatchie Michał Rudzki 2018-08-06
Poland TOAO Mateusz Zawistowski 2018-12-24
Poland kuben (Coach) Jakub Gurczyński 2015-02-02[16]

Results[edit]

2013[edit]

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

2014[edit]

2015[edit]

2016[edit]

2017[edit]

2018[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.[27] In November, the team won The Summit 6 LAN event, sweeping OG 3-0 in a best-of-five series.[28]

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.

Roster[edit]

  • Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev
  • Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko
  • Pavel "9pasha" Khvastunov
  • Vladimir "RodjER" Nikogosyan[29]
  • Alexei "Solo" Berezin
  • Arseniy "ArsZeeqq" Usov (Coach)

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.

Current lineup:

  • Arthur "7ssk7" Kyurshin
  • Jamal “Jamside” Sayday
  • Dmitry "HURMA" Heinz
  • Seid-Magomed "FiveSkill" Edilgireev

Starcraft 2[edit]

  • Artem "sLivko" Garavtsov

Rage of Titans[edit]

At the moment, Virtus.Pro has no Rage of Titans players.

Artifact[edit]

June 21, 2018, long before the official release of Artifact (game), Virtus.pro announced the first player in the discipline. They became a former Heartstone player Maria “Harleen” “Kobzar”. On November 23, 2018 Olzhas "Naiman" "" "Batyrbekov joined the team and Artem '"DrHippi"' Kravets, who previously defended the colors of Virtus.pro in Heartstone. November 29, 2018 Artifact was released on sale.

Heroes of the Storm[edit]

Roster[edit]

  • Vsevolod "CEBKAJE" Demianenko
  • Oleg "PowerOfDreams" Bondarenko
  • Vladislav "NeonOmg" Zelinsky
  • Alexander "RemmerBaller" Remmerswaal
  • Łukasz "LeoFromKorea" Mirek

Former[edit]

  • Arthur "bkbgrnrjefek" Hlibovs
  • Evgeny "Lunarn" Evdokimov
  • Gabin "Doc" Paquo
  • Iliya "Unstable" Grigoriev
  • Andrey "AndyLendi" Pishikov
  • Stephan "Holachy" Howard
  • Alena "Gela" Shuspanikova
  • Stepan "Kunichan" Zhilin

Quake Champions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lingle, Samuel (October 15, 2015). "Virtus.Pro receives investment that could hit $100 million". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on December 8, 2015. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  2. ^ Sillis, Ben (October 16, 2015). "What can $100 million buy an eSports team?". Red Bull eSports. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "Virtus.pro's parent company ESforce Holding is a majority shareholder in SK Gaming - The Esports Observer". The Esports Observer. 2016-08-19. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  4. ^ "HLTV.org - The home of competitive Counter-Strike". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2018-01-30.
  5. ^ Nordmark, Sam 'Wndwrt' (March 17, 2014). "EMS One Katowice concludes with Virtus.pro dominating NiP". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  6. ^ "ESL One Cologne 2014 – Winners". Counter-Strike. Valve Corporation. Retrieved November 18, 2015.
  7. ^ Wynne, Jared (April 20, 2015). "Virtus.pro win, Americans lose at ESEA". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  8. ^ Wynne, Jared (July 27, 2015). "Virtus.pro topple Na`Vi, Americans at CEVO". The Daily Dot. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
  9. ^ Lewis, Richard (October 3, 2015). "E-Sports Team Union Formalises And Reveals Demands For 2016". E-Frag. Archived from the original on January 5, 2016. Retrieved November 17, 2015.
  10. ^ a b Striker (July 30, 2016). "Virtus.pro win ELEAGUE Season 1". HLTV. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  11. ^ "Virtus Pro re-signs its CS:GO roster until 2020". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  12. ^ "DreamHack Masters Stockholm 2018". DreamHack. Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  13. ^ "EPICENTER 2017 overview". HLTV.org. 2017-10-29. Retrieved 2018-05-04.
  14. ^ "Dywizja CS:GO zawiesza działanie" (in Polish). Virtus.pro. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  15. ^ "MICHU joins Virtus.pro on loan; TaZ Benched". hltv.org.
  16. ^ "kuben joins Virtus.pro as coach". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  17. ^ "News: NiP wins over Virtus.pro at Copenhagen Games 2014". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  18. ^ "Virtus.pro win SL i-League #1". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2016-05-22.
  19. ^ "Virtus.pro win DreamHack Bucharest". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2016-09-16.
  20. ^ "Natus Vincere win ESL One New York". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2016-10-03.
  21. ^ "dignitas beat VP to win EPICENTER". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2016-10-23.
  22. ^ . HLTV.org http://www.hltv.org/news/19890-vp-win-dreamhack-masters-las-vegas. Retrieved 2017-02-20. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  23. ^ "Virtus.pro win Adrenaline Cyber League". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  24. ^ "Epicenter 2017 — SK Gaming overcome Virtus.pro". Retrieved 29 November 2017.
  25. ^ "SL-I-League Results". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  26. ^ "IEM Results". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2018-02-28.
  27. ^ "Virtus.pro's Dota 2 team disbands". Retrieved 2016-07-23.
  28. ^ Van Allen, Eric. "Virtus.Pro sweeps OG 3-0 in TS6 finals". ESPN. Retrieved 22 November 2016.
  29. ^ Freaks 4U Gaming GmbH, freaks4u.com (2018-02-01). "CIS Swap sends Rodjer to Virtus.Pro and Lil to Na`Vi « News «". Joindota.com. Retrieved 2018-05-04.

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