kane in, Sally out in Virtus.pro

Virtus.pro has been a dominating power in Russia for a long time, but the roster sees changes after a disappointing first quarter of 2008.

Early 2008 started just fine for the Russian squad, when they qualified for the Extreme Masters II Finals, the play did however not live up to the high expectations. The team only managed to secure a 7-8th place and could not advance to the playoffs.

KODE5 was held on own solid ground and the scene was set for Virtus.pro to deliver what the Russian fans demanded, a win. The team lacked unfortunately the quality to take out other dominating names such as fnatic and Team EG. Not advancing to the playoffs made Virtus.pro end up on the 9-12th place.

Recently the team had a chance to clean up the messy results, when attending ASUS Spring. Yet again Virtus.pro under-performed and was forced to pack their bags and go home early when not advancing from the group stage.

These series of bad results has lead to the team parting ways with Viktor "Sally" Filimonchenko. Sally will be replaced by Mykhailo "kane" Blagin. The addition of kane brings the count of Ukrainians in Virtus.pro up to a total of three. kane have been seen playing with the Ukrainian team pro100, but will from now on be the new fifth in Virtus.pro.

Current roster changes bring Virtus.pro to following five:

Russia Alexey "LeX" Kolesnikov
Russia Roman "ROMJkE" Makarov
Ukraine Ioan "Edward" Sukhariev
Ukraine Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko
Ukraine Mykhailo "kane" Blagin
kane will have his debut with Virtus.pro, when playing fnatic in a showmatch on Friday in Moscow, Russia.

Belgium Musex 
hope they will be better ^^
2008-06-02 18:47
France passi 
nice change :] TOSHNIT !
2008-06-02 18:48
Russia Zaxar 
who is next? LEX or ROMJKE it's gonna be Ukranian.pro or Edwards.friends
2008-06-02 18:49
2008-06-02 18:51
#3 I aggre bad news
2008-06-02 19:02
well , sorry russians fans , but Virtus.pro sucks - they aren't good like they used to be once. now teams like A-gaming & HellRaisers perform much better , same for EYEsports. and i can agree with #3 ... lame.
2008-06-02 19:04
Sally is a good player(bad 4 VP)..I don't know nothing about kane but I`ll hope they`ll be better:D
2008-06-02 19:17
VP.ua or VP.ru ? :P
2008-06-02 19:38
Brazil fzZ 
2008-06-02 20:13
:@ Virtus.pro change country ukrania DONT GO VP :@ VirUKRania.pro > UKRANIAN PLAYERS
2008-06-02 20:18
hahah now they beat all teams in the world
2008-06-02 20:26
no !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2008-06-03 14:32
Ukraine minemax 
Kane is a mastermind.
2008-06-02 20:33
hahaha, here comes next R.I.P cs-nation bb Russia :( best solution imo was two players from VP + 3 players from TP. dosia, dober, fox, lex, edzie.
2008-06-02 21:03
told ya :D
2008-06-02 21:41
15 agree, tpu| + VP = good team Over+LeX >> all =)
2008-06-02 21:09
Over = meat compared to other TP members sadly
2008-06-02 21:14
i think, virtus pro will be Ukraine National Team
2008-06-02 21:31
awesome addition gl Virtus.pro100 :P and sally
2008-06-02 21:35
Russia Vab 
6JIuH....nu3geu, Kopo4e....+1 #19. It isn't Virtus.pro. It is Virtus.pro100.....Hooch, come back to Russia!!! PLEEEEAAASEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!
2008-06-02 21:40
World b1b1 
why no groove?
2008-06-02 21:45
Ukraine trap 
i <3 :D ua gogogo! :))) 3 mates of ukraine ;)
2008-06-02 21:49
LEX ROMJKE Hooch redman Edward
2008-06-02 21:57
Why not?!
2008-06-02 22:00
Russia Vab 
groove, LeX, F_1N, hooch, Snoop Hooch BEPHUCb B POCCUI-0 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2008-06-02 22:22
2008-06-02 22:32
gl Kane i hope u be the best there. Zeus is a logical player and Edward great aimer. i hope u will have both these 2 items :D
2008-06-02 23:37
hooch | 
Israel m@$k@ 
OMG NO WTF WHY Sally.Shit but gl to ROMJKE AND LeX.:(((((((((( P.S SAD SAD SAD :(((((((((((((((((((
2008-06-03 00:50
Why didn't they pick any russian player instead of kane ? at the end this clan has completely turned to ukrainians
2008-06-03 07:16
very bad news but kANE IS GOOD
2008-06-03 08:57
-lex - romjke, +kekc +razor and we have pro100
2008-06-03 10:28
Russia bS 
Actually, Sally sucks so bad.. Zues too.. You know, they can't kick Zeus because of Edward. I miss F1n, Snoop.. And they are going to get part in Ukraine ESWC.. Disappointing news, to be honest.
2008-06-03 10:38
KICK zues he is the worst awp, cant say i like him darn i was locking forword to the changes in VP but i espected that zeus was the one to go but,NO wtf lizzom. And KANE ???? it is mutch more talented players in that uk ;:S:::S FAIL lex romjke edrward 3 man army now vs 5
2008-06-03 13:27
Sally is a good player but only online. But he is much better then zeus
2008-06-03 13:39
ckN | 
Estonia ckN 
Virtus.pro must be: ---->> LeX, Edward, Romjke, redman, hooch <<-----
2008-06-03 13:44
Virtus.pro game over, they are not so good today. Russian arena - ok World arena - off
2008-06-03 15:43
dont say so) we had 2d place last tournament and romjke lex are from virtus
2008-06-03 17:03
2008-06-03 15:46
LEX GROOVE HOOCH ROMJKE F1_N" target="_blank">LEX GROOVE HOOCH ROMJKE F1_N legend Virtus.Pro my favorite cs team change :(
2008-06-03 17:10
Kane very good player,beter then Sally! Virtus.pro100 :))) top team.
2008-06-03 20:47
LeX, ROMJkE, hooch, redman and Edward.. best players from russia.. only way the russian scene is going to make an impact on the world scene ;)
2008-06-03 20:53
edward is from ukraine
2008-06-07 21:08
Man im stupid, hmmm then i think Snoop
2008-06-07 21:37
redman -> zeus
2008-06-03 23:44
yea redman > zeus
2008-06-03 23:51
xek > Zeus
2008-06-07 23:09
ESWC Uk Virtus.pro lose, A-gaming and HR WINNER
2008-06-11 11:08
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