MICHU steps in for Virtus in San Jose

MIRAA
November 18th, 2015 13:43

Virtus.pro have announced that they will field CSGL talent Michał "MICHU" Müller as a stand-in at IEM San Jose.

The former Gamers2 player will step into the shoes of Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski, who will stay at home due to a problem with his right eye, team coach Jakub "kuben" Gurczynski revealed on Facebook.

Snax will be rested for the event but is expected to make a full recovery in time for the FACEIT League Stage 3 finals, in Jönköping, from November 26-28.

Michał "MICHU" Müller is already in the United States as CSGL attended the RGN Pro Series Championship, in Santa Ana, California. Despite some strong performances from the 18-year-old, the team crashed out of the tournament in the group stage following defeats against Liquid and Games Academy.


MICHU steps in for Virtus.pro once again 

This is the second time that MICHU fills in for Virtus.pro: back in March, he replaced Snax, also due to health issues, as the team attended Gfinity Spring Masters I, in London.

Virtus.pro will face G2 in the quarter-final stage of IEM San Jose, kicking off on Saturday. The team will attend the event with:

Poland Filip "NEO" Kubski
Poland Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas
Poland Paweł "byali" Bieliński
Poland Jarosław "pashaBiceps" Jarząbkowski
Poland Michał "MICHU" Müller (stand-in) 

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1489
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Poland Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
Jakub 'kuben' Gurczynski
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
168
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1517
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.17
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1325
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1354
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1131
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1462
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
#1
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World Raptrs 
expected
2015-11-18 13:43
snax obesity problem or???
2015-11-18 13:51
Problem with eye and he wants to stay at home and take rest from computer to be ready at faceit finals.
2015-11-18 13:55
ok ty
2015-11-18 14:31
conjunctivitis for sure
2015-11-18 14:33
which one of his teammates farted on his pillow...
2015-11-18 19:38
thats what you get for cleaning toilets
2015-11-18 22:05
-snax +guardian
2015-11-18 16:55
they dont even speak the same language
2015-11-18 18:53
you dont speak the same language noob rekt
2015-11-18 19:05
nt evil japan
2015-11-19 15:35
a scorpion bit him! :(
2015-11-18 13:57
Snax is the best Polish player, so it crucial disadvantage. But Michu could replace 'a bot' Bialy, evergreen moron and weaken chain in Polish team...
2015-11-20 22:44
expected
2015-11-18 13:43
xd
2015-11-18 13:44
#5
 | 
Belarus ALBiNh0 
4th
2015-11-18 13:44
not even close
2015-11-18 13:55
expected
2015-11-18 13:44
-snax incoming
2015-11-18 13:44
lol who would - his best player and who would - one of the best players in the world
2015-11-18 16:23
If they -anyone it should be pasha
2015-11-18 16:29
#242
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Poland push3k 
Kek. Its not first time Michu playing in vp cuz someone illness.
2015-11-18 18:01
someones illness? its always snax
2015-11-18 19:31
Snax is injury prone.
2015-11-21 21:44
...
2015-11-21 22:27
Risky sport.
2015-11-21 23:16
#8
Poland vaph 
rip
2015-11-18 13:44
#10
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Belarus Starvoid 
okay
2015-11-18 13:44
#11
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Poland sajlent 
rip VP
2015-11-18 13:44
#215
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Poland Madziula 
true
2015-11-18 17:03
#12
Estonia rYm 
gg top8
2015-11-18 13:44
#13
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Hong Kong SHiFT^up 
Shocking. This puts VP at the beginning of another one of their lows.
2015-11-18 13:44
not nice
2015-11-18 13:44
nice
2015-11-18 13:45
#16
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Poland Marcines 
:(
2015-11-18 13:45
Virtus pro won't win now
2015-11-18 13:45
#23
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Poland sajlent 
for sure without their best player and with random from t4 csgl
2015-11-18 13:46
t4 :D
2015-11-18 13:47
#109
 | 
Poland sajlent 
sad but true
2015-11-18 14:24
Not really :D
2015-11-18 14:55
#146
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Poland sajlent 
tier3 or tier4 what's the difference
2015-11-18 14:59
tier1 or tier2 what's the difference. A lot you moron -.-
2015-11-18 15:07
#160
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Poland sajlent 
I wrote t3 and t4 not t1 and t2 - there you can see the difference teams from t3 (Vexed, CSGL) are pretty close to t4 teams (AliGon, PiTER, nerdRage or Games Academy rofl)
2015-11-18 15:12
nerdRage a t4 team? i hope you mean maxandrelax, cus' nerdrage is pure trash
2015-11-18 15:15
I know what you wrote. But saying t3 has close to no difference from t4, is like saying t1 has close to no difference from t2. That's why you are a moron.
2015-11-18 15:20
#168
 | 
Poland sajlent 
ok ok whatever makes you happy
2015-11-18 15:26
#185
 | 
Poland Marvelm 
You're making kind of a fool of yourself buddy^^
2015-11-18 16:13
#197
 | 
Poland sajlent 
ok ok
2015-11-18 16:37
You are making stupid as comments, so if acting stupid suits you, go ahead.
2015-11-19 07:46
lol
2015-11-18 13:45
GL MICHU
2015-11-18 13:45
no snax = could be pretty much an easy loss
2015-11-18 13:45
Confirmed -freak + snax -snax + Michu -Fugly + Freak
2015-11-18 13:45
rip VP Not even the best stand-in possible imo.
2015-11-18 13:46
true, but even with the best possible stand-in they would have no chances cuz Snax is their best player
2015-11-18 13:47
#42
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Poland sajlent 
they picked him because he is already in murica the thing is, we don't have better players xD Someday pasha, TaZ and NEO will retire and Polish cs will die. T4 teams like CSGL or t3 vexed. 'No chance my friend'
2015-11-18 13:51
they could try szpero this guy is beast with awp, with him they could try double awp setup, or szpero awping and neo rifling or opposite etc. they have no chances vs g2 without snax anyways so, would be good time to test some things
2015-11-18 13:53
#68
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Poland sajlent 
no room for tests in +125k lan MICHU played with them so they know how to setup him on a map
2015-11-18 13:55
+1, but no double awp, neo and pasha are not that good with awp
2015-11-20 17:14
#234
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World Vidua 
Yet Poland reached grand finals of The World Championships with no VP players in squad. There are certainly people with potential to replace VP players if they retire in Poland.
2015-11-18 17:40
ik sad but true story i might cry :( vp favorite team going to die out :( the thought of it alone makes my heart ache x(
2015-11-19 08:08
#275
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Poland sajlent 
at least they got liquid not G2 :D
2015-11-19 08:56
There would be a chance IF they could try to make a lineup like in nations cup
2015-11-19 15:43
Why not SZPERO?
2015-11-18 13:46
#89
Poland n1u 
Yeah, i wonder why also
2015-11-18 14:06
coz szpero isn't in murica I guess and they already played with michu
2015-11-18 14:47
#141
Poland n1u 
What? he is in USA with Lounge.gg, lol.
2015-11-18 14:51
cuz michu is already a member of virtus pro, and he will be always a stand-in
2015-11-18 15:31
michi very skilled player, may surprise :D
2015-11-18 13:46
fak... best player is ill. gl
2015-11-18 13:46
-TAZ +MICHU AND VP AGAIN PLOW
2015-11-18 13:46
#210
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Australia Ohnorepo 
The Taz/Neo IGL works perfectly for VP and Michu will never pull the numbers Taz does on Train and Cache.
2015-11-18 16:52
no snax rip
2015-11-18 13:46
#34
Sweden JKLY 
Snax lan dodger again :D
2015-11-18 13:47
He got something with his eyes.
2015-11-18 13:55
Is that what jOELZ said too?
2015-11-18 15:33
That's why snax has 2nd best rating at majors Kappa
2015-11-18 22:12
no snax no plow rip vp
2015-11-18 13:47
#36
 | 
Sweden alizi 
snax [*]
2015-11-18 13:48
#38
 | 
India transformer 
:( get well soon Snax, gl VP
2015-11-18 13:49
rip snax eat too many kebab and he finally exploaded
2015-11-18 13:49
Close but not enough, Snax got problem with eye.
2015-11-18 13:51
Overlooked player. Good luck to him!
2015-11-18 13:49
RiP VP ((
2015-11-18 13:51
get well snax, sad to see the best player in the world not attending this tournament. rip virtus.throw
2015-11-18 13:51
#55
Sweden JKLY 
hltv.org/?pageid=188&matchid=25700 best player in the world, TOP KEK.
2015-11-18 13:53
typical swedish brain, link to the match when team getting stomped on bo1 xD you can find smiliar stats to everyone hltv.org/?pageid=188&matchid=17966
2015-11-18 13:56
#84
Sweden JKLY 
finland scene op buhahaha
2015-11-18 14:03
typical swedish retarded kid
2015-11-18 14:20
16-0 hahahaha
2015-11-18 14:23
#218
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Poland PaPaPawian 
2015-11-18 17:10
I expected -byali +Michu :( Virtus Pro won't make out in 1/8 finals.
2015-11-18 13:52
#220
 | 
Poland PaPaPawian 
retarded .. ? Read the reason why snax is out.. omg
2015-11-18 17:13
no snax? gg
2015-11-18 13:53
rip snax :(
2015-11-18 13:53
MICHU isn't bad but Szpero > MICHU
2015-11-18 13:54
poor snax
2015-11-18 13:54
Well damn.
2015-11-18 13:55
GL
2015-11-18 13:55
#67
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Finland no_man 
rip pasha
2015-11-18 13:55
FUUUUUUUUU :(
2015-11-18 13:56
okay.
2015-11-18 13:56
no snax no chance my friend
2015-11-18 13:57
should have been -pasha tho not snax
2015-11-18 13:57
rip VP their best player gone
2015-11-18 13:59
-Pasha + Michu ---> VP no1 team confirmed
2015-11-18 14:01
pasha has been the only good performing player from vp in the last month
2015-11-18 14:06
#131
Australia BCP 
lol? last week and a half maybe, but they just played tier2 teams in that time for the most part. overall in vp for the past 3 months hes vps statistically worst player, for the year hes just ahead of taz. snax has been carrying vp for the past 4 months really hard. he has been performing like a top5 player recently, and without him vp wouldnt win any of their lans this year.
2015-11-18 14:34
Lost all train match vs G2 thank to mr pro streamer . Got rekt heavily by BOT Fox . Luckily i never bet on them vs t1 team
2015-11-18 15:09
why snax cant play ?
2015-11-18 14:01
Read the article m9-1?
2015-11-18 14:05
#83
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Sweden godname 
noooh ;(
2015-11-18 14:01
-toggle +toggle Kappa noKappa
2015-11-18 14:05
rip eye :(
2015-11-18 14:07
#91
United Kingdom Dird 
why snax? they should replace neo, his use-by date expired long ago already
2015-11-18 14:08
#92
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Poland sajlent 
jesus snax is sick you mong
2015-11-18 14:08
he has some issues with his eye
2015-11-18 14:25
me too, my right eye keeps twitching the last couple weeks :f
2015-11-18 14:32
he will shoot some goals i guess
2015-11-18 14:10
That explains why snax played like shit lately. Playing with one one is tough as fuck. I hope he gets well soon and that its nothing serious or permanent.
2015-11-18 14:21
gl
2015-11-18 14:23
#110
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Hungary lemusz 
snax eyes died because of too much jerking
2015-11-18 14:24
#111
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
no snax no party
2015-11-18 14:25
GO VIRTUS!
2015-11-18 14:25
#115
Australia BCP 
no snax = vp tier2
2015-11-18 14:25
gl michu
2015-11-18 14:28
nt isis
2015-11-18 14:29
For snax? Those are some big shoes to fill. In more ways than gameplay.
2015-11-18 14:30
#121
nukkye | 
Australia riotbz 
no snax no win
2015-11-18 14:31
Based on skill alone only Michu and Innocent are right choice for VP but obviously CS need "good mental vibe". GL MICHU.
2015-11-18 14:31
you clearly didnt watch michu&innocent games in past few months then, innocent currently isn't the same innocent from the first few months of the year
2015-11-18 14:45
Teach me about Polish scene which I'm following for 10+ years. Innocent have huge potential and if You know something about Polish CS then You know I'm right. btw, I didn't said You are not right.
2015-11-18 15:12
You are not right, SZPERO is much better than innocent and michu and he should play for vp instead of michu. Also, innocent isn't that good as he was 6 months ago.
2015-11-18 16:46
Szpero wasnt even close to be as good rifler as Innocent was/is. CS as any other team-game is about skill and chemistry, not skill alone. MICHU have it with all members of VP and They feel good with him. Just go play Tibia, Taifun and please, don't talk to me about Polish CS scene because I know more than You think. I know people I'm talking about. Have a nice day in Carlin.
2015-11-18 17:33
Who the fuck you are Julius? Taifun is right, szpero deserves for chance to shine in tier1
2015-11-18 17:43
Atm, szpero is better than innocent even with rifles i know what im talking about, believe me. Even oskarish is better than innocent right now.
2015-11-18 17:43
I think VP needs good AWP, Neo is good but not best (JW best), I would want to see peet in VP
2015-11-18 14:49
I'm from Poland and I follow our scene for 10 years. Szpero has a better predisposition to be tier1 awper in the future.
2015-11-18 15:09
peet isn't even an main awper in vexed now lol
2015-11-18 16:47
Snax broke his right eye from winking too much into the camera at lans:)
2015-11-18 14:31
Forest should teach him some stuff then ;)
2015-11-18 17:33
NOW G2 WILL RAPE THEM, michu is good but vp without snax isnt VP
2015-11-18 14:31
rip snax - rip vp 11.18
2015-11-18 14:33
pf. no chance without snax-carry.
2015-11-18 14:34
michu german = hacks
2015-11-18 14:36
ez win now
2015-11-18 14:38
No Snax no party
2015-11-18 14:41
#140
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Bulgaria AboveYall 
MICHU is super good.. this kid deserves better team where he can show his potential. I hope he'll show u guys how good he is at that event!
2015-11-18 14:50
+1
2015-11-18 18:09
#147
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Estonia swag420weed 
ez, just bet vs VP and enjoy ez skins ez life
2015-11-18 15:00
DEFUJ
2015-11-18 15:03
No snax no party :<
2015-11-18 15:03
wasnt it left eye?
2015-11-18 15:11
i think vp would be better off with him anyway
2015-11-18 15:13
#163
 | 
Finland jayss 
snax is too scared of G2
2015-11-18 15:16
so its gg ;((
2015-11-18 15:16
#167
kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
RIP My San Jose Fantasy Minigame picks
2015-11-18 15:21
Michu deserves better than this!!
2015-11-18 15:30
RIP VP
2015-11-18 15:34
#175
 | 
Brazil Collee 
great player, but... snax is snax
2015-11-18 15:35
#176
 | 
Austria db42 
rip vp, no chance without their main carry (
2015-11-18 15:36
It should have been Pasza to be absent. Then Snax , Taz , byali , michu , neo
2015-11-18 15:42
#180
SpawN | 
Iceland vasyl86 
Snax won't be kicked. I expect Pasha to be replaced if he doesn't improve soon.
2015-11-18 15:58
LoL if Snax gets kicked I'm gonna stop watching any more pro matches.
2015-11-18 16:21
#231
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Poland sajlent 
He already improved Check his last stats, he is 2nd best VP player now. byali and taz need to step up. Especially byali.
2015-11-18 17:37
#248
SpawN | 
Iceland vasyl86 
Pasha lately is slightly better, but in 2014 he was much stronger. Byali is in my opinion almost always on the same level.
2015-11-18 18:25
#267
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Poland sajlent 
Not really byali is underperforming in 2015
2015-11-19 01:08
lol at first I read MAKKU :D
2015-11-18 16:05
#184
JORDAN | 
Jordan LBJ 
Don't worry Pasha will carry
2015-11-18 16:05
rip
2015-11-18 16:17
#190
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd 
yeah now i understand why it's sad news if it was pasha that would be the greatest news ever
2015-11-18 16:24
Rip vp
2015-11-18 16:34
rip vp
2015-11-18 16:35
#198
 | 
Spain PittaZor 
if it was -pasha that would be great :(
2015-11-18 16:38
I hear diabetes can lead to temporary blindness
2015-11-18 16:42
2015-11-18 16:46
ROFL
2015-11-18 17:37
Im starting to hear more more often about this kid lol
2015-11-18 16:46
the best vp player is out of tournament. gg vp rip.
2015-11-18 16:53
The former Gamers2 player will step into the shoes of Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski ? MICHU G2 ? - Fox + MICHU LOL
2015-11-18 17:07
??? u cannot into london?
2015-11-18 17:22
You're either fakeflagging or you started watching CS less than 3 months ago.
2015-11-18 17:34
#229
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Poland sajlent 
Former English too hard kid?
2015-11-18 17:35
Yea rip englando, london is hard, cleaning toilets is easy
2015-11-18 17:45
snax too much semen in eye :(
2015-11-18 17:36
hahaha is that Michu?
2015-11-18 17:53
Is MICHU german?
2015-11-18 17:53
polando
2015-11-18 18:11
#247
NiKo | 
Poland Jaruzel 
They have literally 0% chance to win this tournament now. btw. It's pretty obvious that they will bring him to the lineup for good at some point.
2015-11-18 18:19
szpero should get a chance
2015-11-18 19:28
RIP VP dreams
2015-11-18 20:35
#262
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United States r0seCS 
No Snax = no wins
2015-11-18 22:02
cod4 hype
2015-11-18 22:56
-pasha +michu
2015-11-19 05:23
Stupid decision imo, kuben should play.
2015-11-19 15:56
#289
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Russia Reph 
b8?
2015-12-30 08:19
nice
2015-12-30 08:20
#291
 | 
Brazil madmaxpc 
b8ed
2015-12-30 09:14
#292
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Reunion respectful 
expected
2016-01-24 01:55
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