In what was a very unexpected turn, Virtus.Pro has released their CS:GO team and threatened them with further sanctions. The team has seen recent success as they have placed 2nd at RaidCall EMS One, 3rd at SLTV Star Series and a 3-4 finish at DreamHack Summer.
The Virtus.Pro website released this statement on the matter (translated from Russian), "Unfortunately, some of our players, even now former, rosters have not fulfilled their obligations to the organization than the very much summed up the project and of course the fans. Soon Virtus.pro report further on sanctions that will be applied to the players, as well as try to uncover specific plans for further work with the discipline of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive."
While it is unknown what type of sanctions can be placed on the team, it appears that the organization will begin looking to see what other teams fit within their organization. It is also known what obligations went unfulfilled since the team added Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács one month ago.
Team leader Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow told HLTV that "Changes are not going to be very predictable." While we do not know what could come of this, another CIS team, Natus Vincere, was recently marked dead in ESEA Invite after they needed to make changes. Those changes are what we do not know, but could involve the recently released VP.CSGO team.
The team currently sits fourth in the ESEA EU Invite standings, but it appears unlikely that they will be able to attend the LAN unless they land a sponsorship. Any drastic roster changes would most likely forbid them to attend, as rosters are locked for the season. Stay tuned to ESEA News for updates!
Virtus Pro were: Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov Kiril "ANGE1" Karasiow Sergey "Fox" Stolyarov Emil "kucher" Akhundov