Virtus.pro have issued a statement reminding that the members of their CS:GO squad are still tied to the organisation.
Earlier on Thursday, Virtus.pro formally announced that they had closed down their CS:GO division, revealing that the players "were not fulfilling their obligations" towards the organisation.
It was also stated that Virtus.pro were considering sanctions for the players, who are legally bound to the organisation until the end of the year.
In a new statement, Virtus.pro have now accused the players of trying to "blackmail" the organisation with "unsatisfying conditions" only to play in a new team with Yegor "markeloff" Markelov, who has departed Natus Vincere.
"We are waiting for Virtus.pro and Na´Vi organisations to further comment on this matter," Virtus.pro wrote on their website.
"We want to stress the fact that VP's players have signed their contracts until the end of the year and now they are leaving autocratically, blackmailing us with unsatisfying conditions.
"Considering not only their misbehavior and devil-may-care attitude, but also potential involvement of a Na`Vi player in a newly-built roster, we decided not to take part in this inadmissible dialogue which led to team’s dismissal.
"At this moment, we can see that these players, who have been provided with paid LAN trips for the whole year and a modern training center with all needed help, have left the project for a few hundred dollars just because they want to play with Yegor Markelov."
Stay tuned to HLTV.org for further developments about this case.