June 1st, 11:22pm America/New_York

Virtus.Pro and former team trade attacks

Brett "Few" ESEA on Thu, 07/18/2013 5:29PM
If today hasn't been exciting enough, things keep on developing. After a slew of roster changes in Europe, both Virtus.Pro and their former players have started to throw attacks at each other. In a statement releasing the players, the Virtus.Pro organization said that they will look to put sanctions on their former team. That threat was escalated when Virtus.Pro released the following statement:

We expect that the organization Virtus.pro and Natus Vincere will soon comment on the situation in more detail. We emphasize that the players VP signed before the end of the year and voluntarily left the organization, increasing blackmailing conditions. Taking into account not only incorrect behavior and disregard, but also the potential involvement of the player in the Na'Vi, and AdreN'a, organization Virtus.pro considered such a dialogue unacceptable in principle that led to the dissolution of the team.

While we can see that the players who are provided all year lans, built up a modern base and provide any assistance (and this despite the terrible discipline), went out of the project for a few hundred dollars and because they want to play with Markelov.

Despite allegations from Virtus.Pro that the players tried to blackmail them, former member Sergey "Fox" Stolyarov defended himself, and his teammates in multiple tweets:

"Well, this is a farce. We have an agreement with the organization to raise the conditions in the case of top results were we shown"

"It was also agreed that in cases of obtaining proposals from other organizations, the players have to report them. So where's the blackmail?"

"Song of path in life. If you did not fulfill promises - do not wait for execution of these in response"

With the organization claiming that the team was locked up through 2013 with contracts, Sergey's brother, Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov, released a statement on vk.com (discovered by HLTV) about how the team did not sign any contracts, but rather had a verbal agreement with LeX.

"Contracts? Never heard about them! Regulations? Yes, there were regulations! Was there anything about leaving the organisation in those regulations? No! We had an oral agreement with LeX, and the main point of it was that if we got an offer, we would go to Virtus.pro's chiefs to discuss it. This time we did not hear anything but insults and threats. Very nice way to solve a problem. They are really able to motivate people..."

As of now it is unknown if some form of contract exists, but it appears that part of the former team will still move forward with making a team alongside Yegor "markeloff" Markelov. With the new team looking for an organization, could Fnatic return to pick up a team who's players have challenged Ninjas in Pyjamas the most? Stay tuned!

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