May 28th, 3:56pm America/New_York

Virtus.Pro confirmed out at ESEA S14 LAN

Brett "Few" ESEA on Tue, 07/23/2013 7:57PM
Late last week, the eSports scene in Europe exploded with major roster changes, starting with Markeloff leaving Na`Vi and joining up with Virtus.Pro members. Minutes later Virtus.Pro was forced to drop their CS:GO team after they said they were leaving and the next day Edward followed Markeloff.

While the roster changes came after Na`Vi had informed ESEA that they would not be able to play out the season and had been marked dead, Virtus.Pro was not completely out of the race. The squad still had all of their rostered members and could attend the LAN, but no longer had funding to make the trip. Their former sponsor and some former players got into heated arguments after the ordeal, making it very unlikely that they would be interested in sending the old squad.

The team was 10-6 and sitting at the fourth seed, but without backing, it was impossible to make the trip. ESEA Rosters lock at the end of the sixth week to prevent teams from team hopping right before playoffs, thus Virtus.Pro could not add their newest Na`Vi additions.

This means that two of the top 4 European seeds has pulled out of the tournament. VeryGames announced earlier today that they would not be able to make the trip due to the increased costs of flights. ESEA News does know that League Administrators are working to find teams to replace both Virtus.Pro and VeryGames.

Stay tuned to ESEA News for more details surrounding the ESEA Season 14 Invite Global LAN Finals.
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