Virtus.pro is one of the best teams in the history of CS:GO. However, 2018 has been a rough year for the Polish team. In March they had to let one of their most longest tenured players, TaZ, go to make room for MICHU. The transfer was made to add more firepower to the team. The result were still poor and changes had to be made. snax left the roster to join mousesports, making room for another young talent: snatchie. But the troubles continued, as byali also chose to leave the team following the Faceit Major, leaving only NEO and pashaBiceps from the original and major winning roster. Virtus.pro will look to make BLAST Pro Series Istanbul the start of their new beginning.
Coach: Jakub “kuben” Gurczyński
3 points | 1 win | 4 losses | 0 ties | 0 finals
Widely regarded as one of the best players in the history of Counter-Strike, together with pashaBiceps as the last standing members of the very successful core Virtus.pro lineup. 2018 has not been a good year for NEO. Just like the rest of the Virtus.pro team he has been heavily criticised for the team’s poor performance. Class however is permanent and many will look to NEO to resurge under the new roster, if Virtus.pro are to make their way back up the rankings.
pashaBiceps is one of the most popular and famous players in the world. Much of his popularity stems from his Twitch stream where he interacts vividly with his viewers. As his nickname suggests he has impressive biceps. Sometimes he is also known as papaBiceps relating to him being a father. Listed as the 3rd best player in 2014, a year he was the MVP at the Major that Virtus.pro won, pashaBiceps hasn’t lived up to his former self in recent months.
snatchie is considered one of the biggest talents in the Polish scene. Before joining Virtus.pro he played under the AGO banner where both he and the team impressed as they rose from world rank 189 to 26 between July and October 2017. His performances during the spring of 2018 secured him a spot in the Virtus.pro lineup. The young sniper is renowned for his quick reflexes and flashy play style.
Regarded as one of the biggest talents of the Polish CS:GO scene for many years. MICHU waited many year for his chance to join Virtus.pro after having stood in for them multiple times when asked to. He finally joined for real when he replaced TaZ in March this year. MICHU is known for his aggressive style, great movement and crazy aim.
morelz is replacing byali as a stand-in. morelz has played with the Virtus.pro before, taking the place of the recently departed snax, up until when snatchie joined. So far his inconsistent performances, much like the same as the team itself, perhaps do not show the true story of how good morelz could really be in a team that will need time to find its groove after so many roster changes.