The 24-year old Virtus.pro star Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski put out a statement on his Facebook page, stating that he will no longer be the in-game leader of the Polish side. Alongside that, Snax revealed some of the issues the team faced in the past few months.
Following another underwhelming result by Virtus.pro, a 7-8th at ESL One New York, and not long after hinting at the possibility in our recent interview, Janusz "Snax" Pogorzelski took to social media to announce that he will no longer be calling for the Polish side.
You can read the full statement, translated from Polish and formatted for readability, below:
"Finally the time has come everyone's been waiting for, I'm done with being the IGL as of right now. I dont think I was a bad IGL, I think I did good enough (my IGL-ing was to make neo perform better who was supposed to focus on playing and make it better, but it didnt work out it looks like). However, the older part of the roster couldn't adapt to the style I always wanted (freestyle). So they looked for the problems at every step."
"I think my decision to step down is the right one because some people are lacking skill to carry the team. I'll have freedom to play my own Counter-Strike and I hope it will be more than enough to make it through the groups because lately no one's been showing up (except for pasha who played very well). Its amazing that for the better of the team, I sacrificed myself (one of the better in the team) to become an IGL just to make our position better and sacrificed not being in the top 20 list, but this game is about teamplay and playing like a team."
"I thought that the old crew in the team were looking for mistakes everywhere for no reason when everyone should focus on themselves. For now, new times have come, we'll play more structured and I will be able to focus on myself. I wish my teamates to find themselves because we've been waiting for this for a while now. ;)"
"The times had changed, most teams have stars, rarely anyone gets ratings below 0.80 and in our team rarely anyone goes over 1.00 rating. Let's hope experience the boys have after 17 years of playing CS will finally show. I hope neo has rested after not being IGL for over half a year. :)"