MICHU signs for Virtus.pro; TaZ transferred to Kinguin

The two Polish organizations have successfully swapped players, with Michał "MICHU" Müller officially joining Virtus.pro after finishing a loan period and Wiktor "TaZ" Wojtas becoming a part of Kinguin.

Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller was announced as Virtus.pro's new player more than a month ago, joining the most accomplished Polish CS:GO lineup on loan from Kinguin. After playing out two tournaments with the squad, and the player he replaced, Wiktor "⁠TaZ⁠" Wojtas, linking up with Kinguin, the two teams have revealed that an agreement has been reached and that the moves will be permanent ones.

MICHU officially joined Virtus.pro

The news has been publicized today by Virtus.pro, but doesn't reveal any details about buyouts, only that the negotiations were "quite delicate":

"We have had quite delicate negotiations. I’m happy we’ve come to a fruitful solution. After making the decision to part with Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas, MICHU was a top-priority option for us. I hope that Michał will get his hand in a new team soon, and will help Virtus.pro to come back to the top. As for TaZ, I would like to thank him again for his loyalty. I wish to say it one more time: he is the key reason behind Golden Five joining VP, playing for VP, and staying together for so long." - Roman Dvoryankin, VP General manager

In his statement regarding the signing, Filip "⁠NEO⁠" Kubski said that MICHU has a really difficult task a head, considering he is replacing one of the most experienced players in the scene:

"Our team has been known for sticking to the same lineup for a long period of time, so whenever the change comes, it turns out huge and unleashes lots of emotions. MICHU has a really difficult task ahead of him - he is replacing one of the most experienced players on the CS scene – TaZ, whom we wish best of luck in the future." 

"Michał is a very talented person who knows how to work with the team, therefore we are certain this change is for the better. I am happy that all the transfer obligations are finally over, and that we can confirm the new lineup of Virtus.pro CS team" - Filip "⁠NEO⁠" Kubski

The new addition gave props to Kinguin and other former teams which were stepping stones to the opportunity to join Virtus.pro:

"This is my dream come true, and, for sure, I can say it is my biggest e-sports achievement. What follows this is great motivation for further personal improving. I would also like to sincerely thank Kinguin and my previous teammates. Thanks to them, I gained lots of experience, common successes and moments that we've spent together will stay with me forever. Now I am walking into new level that brings bigger challenges and efforts. Keep your fingers crossed for me and my new team!" - Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller

With the signing finalized, Virtus.pro now have the following roster:

Poland Filip "⁠NEO⁠" Kubski
Poland Jarosław "⁠pashaBiceps⁠" Jarząbkowski
Poland Janusz "⁠Snax⁠" Pogorzelski
Poland Paweł "⁠byali⁠" Bieliński
Poland Michał "⁠MICHU⁠" Müller

Most recently, Kinguin have been seen playing with two PRIDE players as well as TaZ, but only the former Virtus.pro member has been officially signed:

Poland Karol "⁠rallen⁠" Rodowicz
Poland Mikołaj "⁠mouz⁠" Karolewski
Poland Wiktor "⁠TaZ⁠" Wojtas
Poland Jacek "⁠MINISE⁠" Jeziak
Poland Paweł "⁠reatz⁠" Jańczak

Poland Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Wiktor 'TaZ' Wojtas
Age:
34
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1369
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Poland Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Paweł 'reatz' Jańczak
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
583
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.68
Poland Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Mikołaj 'mouz' Karolewski
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
861
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
Poland Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Filip 'NEO' Kubski
Age:
33
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1393
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
Poland Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Janusz 'Snax' Pogorzelski
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Poland Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Jacek 'MINISE' Jeziak
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
981
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Poland Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Paweł 'byali' Bieliński
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1230
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.67
Poland Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Karol 'rallen' Rodowicz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
881
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.66
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1007
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
Poland Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Jarosław 'pashaBiceps' Jarząbkowski
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1337
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.69
As if it could help them. Retirement is the best option, guys.
2018-03-22 18:38
13 replies
yes
2018-03-22 18:38
5 replies
I never saw it coming
2018-03-22 18:39
3 replies
#26
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Austria shaak!
expected haHAA
2018-03-22 18:40
2 replies
how much VP paid to transfer Taz to somewhere else?
2018-03-23 00:59
1 reply
hahahaha n1 :D
2018-03-23 09:08
#33
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Kazakhstan PutinAkbar
KINGUIN > VP
2018-03-22 18:41
Or not? Why would they retire when they still can play and earn caäääsh. L2life plz.
2018-03-22 18:41
#40
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United States munkE_pOo
0/8. As they qualify for MDL playoffs with a new player.
2018-03-22 18:42
#49
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Canada Overdoer35
XD Fuck VP
2018-03-22 18:43
who cares about this irrelevant team
2018-03-22 18:49
1 reply
+1
2018-03-22 23:11
Feelsbadman
2018-03-22 18:57
Why Dont They All Just Retire And Make Money Through Streaming. Its Over For Them In Terms Of Winning Tournaments Which Will Matter. IDK
2018-03-23 08:53
good
2018-03-22 18:38
3 replies
#43
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Russia Korrol
Dis move gonna refresh poland csgo scene
2018-03-22 18:43
2 replies
I aren't think that
2018-03-22 18:47
Not this move. It’s a step in the right direction but they need more talent
2018-03-22 18:48
#3
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Chile nachooww
expected
2018-03-22 18:38
RLY?
2018-03-22 18:38
ok
2018-03-22 18:38
2 replies
Yeah, that's ok, prokda
2018-03-22 18:39
1 reply
^that's not ok^
2018-03-22 19:15
unexpected
2018-03-22 18:38
#8
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Lithuania Paulius_CS
ok
2018-03-22 18:38
expected af but gz man
2018-03-22 18:38
#10
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Russia andryeezy
old news
2018-03-22 18:38
#11
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Denmark JustYes
nice
2018-03-22 18:38
Most expected move
2018-03-22 18:38
#13
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Denmark C0nd1
gl
2018-03-22 18:38
unexpected
2018-03-22 18:39
#16
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Armenia cGev
wp Taz
2018-03-22 18:40
Müller ze germans
2018-03-22 18:39
#18
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Turkey justSyntax
unexpected
2018-03-22 18:39
Internet Explorer
2018-03-22 18:39
1 reply
#70
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South Africa Ston3Cold
OMEGALUL
2018-03-22 18:50
#20
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Poland xkhao
Kinguin>VP
2018-03-22 18:39
didn't michu play for Swansea?
2018-03-22 18:39
Whaaaaat
2018-03-22 18:39
unexpected
2018-03-22 18:40
sure
2018-03-22 18:40
#27
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Sweden aer1aL
Come on for fuck's sake..
2018-03-22 18:40
Already had read on twitter
2018-03-22 18:40
Really? Their results with him haven't exactly been much of an improvement..
2018-03-22 18:40
5 replies
#76
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Finland kappaboi
+1
2018-03-22 18:57
even s1mple wouldn't help VP if Snax, byali and pasha are playing like TACO.
2018-03-22 21:23
3 replies
pasha has found his form actually a bit more snax also
2018-03-22 21:26
2 replies
pasha played like shit at IEM
2018-03-22 21:28
1 reply
He Played good vs g2. And online he found his form
2018-03-23 17:22
HAHAHAHAHA
2018-03-22 18:41
Who cares they will never achieve anything again
2018-03-22 18:41
9 replies
Hah dude we will see
2018-03-22 18:43
6 replies
sorry master they beat faze they allready better than the old vp with taz
2018-03-25 10:59
5 replies
Told you my friend 😘
2018-03-25 11:16
4 replies
but this is t2 event lets see if they can beat hr or mouz i doubt it ma frand
2018-03-25 11:20
3 replies
IT changes nothink, n1 team defated by vp They can lose final but we will see
2018-03-25 11:26
2 replies
its 20-21% chance vp win the final
2018-03-25 11:37
1 reply
I see here real quick maths dude IT won't be suprise if they win Call ya later
2018-03-25 11:40
And where is konfig now XD hes a joke
2018-03-23 07:09
1 reply
Lol optic is 100 times better than vp? Haha
2018-03-23 07:53
#34
JUGi | 
Maldives DeFire
rip vp
2018-03-22 18:42
#35
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Europe LoookATme
GL VP GL K1NGW1N
2018-03-22 18:42
WTF OMG UNEXPECTED
2018-03-22 18:42
WTF THIS IS SUPRISE
2018-03-22 18:42
#38
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Malaysia byaIi
big surprise!
2018-03-22 18:42
such news very unexpecto
2018-03-22 18:42
#41
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Netherlands Deji
TaZzerino
2018-03-22 18:43
#42
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Brazil DooteR_
Unexpeted
2018-03-22 18:43
n1
2018-03-22 18:43
deranked LMAO
2018-03-22 18:43
WHAAAT WTF
2018-03-22 18:43
#47
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Poland rzabaldz
unexpected
2018-03-22 18:43
lul ?
2018-03-22 18:43
kinguin>vp
2018-03-22 18:43
Expected! Good luck to both teams!
2018-03-22 18:44
ok
2018-03-22 18:44
#55
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Nepal Mury1611
vp < kinguin
2018-03-22 18:44
kinguin>vp
2018-03-22 18:44
#57
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Belgium sasha_king
unexpected
2018-03-22 18:44
VP>AGO>KINGUIN
2018-03-22 18:45
3 replies
AGO>Kinguin>VP
2018-03-23 11:01
2 replies
Nice prank bro
2018-03-23 14:33
1 reply
taz kicked and they still losing so there is a answer that he wasn"t a problem i hope that Taz will be a second Zeus who got kicked and then showed in Gambit his skill
2018-03-23 16:02
#59
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Albania insiderED
UNEXPECTED!!
2018-03-22 18:45
hm..oke
2018-03-22 18:45
#61
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Denmark qwedsa
nice
2018-03-22 18:46
PogChamp
2018-03-22 18:46
#64
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Poland kick_michu
nooooooooooooooooooo he is same shit as TAZ baaaaaa he is even shittestest than TAZ
2018-03-22 18:47
1 reply
Name checks out.
2018-03-22 19:08
who
2018-03-22 18:48
#68
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France ddkk
TaZ is trash
2018-03-22 18:49
2 replies
france cs ....
2018-03-22 21:15
1 reply
#119
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France ddkk
Better than Polish
2018-03-22 21:16
WOW
2018-03-22 18:51
uhhhhhhh virtus isnt a polish org, idk about kinguin
2018-03-22 18:52
6 replies
#109
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Poland wilczax
Kinguin polish, vp russian.
2018-03-22 20:24
5 replies
kinguin isn't fully Polish
2018-03-22 21:26
4 replies
#163
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Poland Alexkox
it is
2018-03-23 12:17
#164
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Poland wilczax
it's
2018-03-23 12:18
The menager of Kinguin is Neos father known as Hayabusa ;)
2018-03-24 11:42
1 reply
jesus fucking christ I know that... and I know who is hayabusa but you clearly don't know that kinguin's ceo is from Czech Republi, next guy is from Italy and headquarter is in Hongkong. It is not Polish org. Poles are working in Apple but it doesn't make it a Polish company xD Kinguin is european org.
2018-03-24 15:57
Wow I just found out reatz and byali are brothers xdd
2018-03-22 18:53
1 reply
#104
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Slovakia Chrisf30
They arent they dont have same surname
2018-03-22 20:05
#75
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Austria t47ED
biggest mistake from VP
2018-03-22 18:54
#77
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Sweden skyvlan
Pasha 1337 maps woah
2018-03-22 18:57
good luck 742 and Michu! :))
2018-03-22 18:57
Rest in Pieces VP, horrible choice.
2018-03-22 18:58
HF KINGUIN AND VP
2018-03-22 19:01
This is my dream come true no more paving driveways for him
2018-03-22 19:01
MICHUbiceps LUL
2018-03-22 19:02
New chapter!
2018-03-22 19:02
#85
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Poland KasPro
Nice
2018-03-22 19:03
I like new kinguin lineup. They have potential.
2018-03-22 19:03
2 replies
+11111111111111111111111111
2018-03-22 19:26
potential to do what? win 99Damage online cup?
2018-03-22 21:24
#87
NiKo | 
Poland Dom3n
-PASHA +SZPERO
2018-03-22 19:03
#88
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CIS Ninja2k
- streamingbiceps + snatchie and vp would have a decent rooster.
2018-03-22 19:04
#90
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Poland Jemiola
thanx for info ^^
2018-03-22 19:15
#92
allu | 
Sweden Draden
They really should have gone for replacing two players from the start I feel like, one player is not going to do much now I am afraid.
2018-03-22 19:24
#93
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Poland Damjano
OK
2018-03-22 19:26
tehy still need more changes
2018-03-22 19:26
No shit sherlock
2018-03-22 19:26
expected lul
2018-03-22 19:30
no shit
2018-03-22 19:33
#99
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Netherlands BL00DH0UND
Good move imo, maybe vp can now beat a tier1 team once in 4 months
2018-03-22 19:41
Gl
2018-03-22 19:43
#101
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Czech Republic KLothbrok
YES
2018-03-22 19:44
virtus pro suck
2018-03-22 19:48
ez
2018-03-22 19:53
Changing a single player might not be the solution... Time will tell us if it's a good move or not. As for kinguin they goal is, i suppose, try to be the best polish team... A job that looks tough. But gl hf to both teams.
2018-03-22 20:09
#106
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Poland assianguy
vp new era
2018-03-22 20:11
whatever, now when simple join best wold team SK will rape every team! He will be good support for cold and together will dominate scene
2018-03-22 20:15
2 replies
s1mple supports no man... Prepare for baitzeras stats to take a hit, or for s1mple to play way fewer late round situations
2018-03-22 20:29
s1mple aka "destroyer of temas" nah he and clodzera will be baiting each other every game xddd
2018-03-22 23:21
#108
TaZ | 
Poland reap3r
top 10 anime betrayals
2018-03-22 20:22
Wow how surprising VP is finally changing lineup!
2018-03-22 20:28
Would of enjoyed seeing TaZ go AGO or some genuine promising Polish team. Them peoples he go to battle with are definition of eternal tier3/2 team. We will never see them do good, or maybe I eat my words in future? No. No I won't. -AEB
2018-03-22 20:31
-pasha -neo
2018-03-22 20:44
#114
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Greece knk74
sad bring back taz
2018-03-22 20:53
I agree, VP probably really need some roster changes, but ffs michu is not even close to t1 level.
2018-03-22 20:55
AGO > Kinguin > VP
2018-03-22 21:09
1 reply
+1
2018-03-22 22:09
gl ma friend
2018-03-22 21:21
no Neo + Taz anymore :( sad ..
2018-03-22 21:52
definitely not an upgrade
2018-03-22 21:57
MICHU > TaZ in every single aspect. Plus he is younger. Smart choice from Kinguin!
2018-03-22 22:07
2 replies
#149
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Poland xkhao
Michu doesn't have an inch of brain or game sense, he is pure aim.
2018-03-23 01:29
1 reply
Sure, he needs experience. But he is a bigger promisse than TaZ atm lol. As you said : "He is pure aim". The game sense will come with time. Dont worry.
2018-03-23 12:06
VIRTUS.PRO VS NORTH = 0:2 TAZ 4HEAD WAS 4HEAD THE 4HEAD PROBLEM
2018-03-22 22:10
taz is now playing for a decent team again :D
2018-03-22 22:11
Pure Yoy
2018-03-22 22:14
Nice. Now they only need to replace just 4 more players.
2018-03-22 22:32
Theres no denial that neo needs to go. He was lolbad for i dont even know how long. The question is, who can replace him? I mean if AGO stays together, which is very likely cause joining VP is huge gamble despite they try to pretend like its dream come true. It is not, not at all right now.
2018-03-22 22:33
2 replies
first to go is pasha not neo
2018-03-22 23:20
1 reply
not sure at all about that
2018-03-22 23:22
BnTeT #1 Polish player
2018-03-23 08:23
#155
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Poland PeryGG
"The two Polish organizations"VP vp is a Russian organization :)
2018-03-23 08:34
I see so much disrespect to one of the most legendary teams ever. They are getting older for sure. Taz is 31 and you can't expect him to compete at the highest level. But come on! It's not like Taz can't do anything for the scene. I see this change as a good thing since Taz can help younger and more inexperienced players learn stuff. And nobody can argue against that VP is one the most experienced and legendary teams ever and you've got to respect that. And also. Taz, Neo and pasha played this game when i am sure a lot of people here were in diapers or didn't even know the game. They are the most experienced lineup core still in pro play!
2018-03-23 09:20
TaZ actually built VP
2018-03-23 09:21
You either die a hero or live to see getting replaced by 20 years old kid who started playing few years ago..
2018-03-23 09:24
#165
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India neo_g5
We will always miss Taz and I really want to see the actual golden 5 to play a showmatch at Major.. Golden 5 vs Retro Fnatic
2018-03-23 12:55
You should add video of VP thanks Taz. facebook.com/www.virtus.pro/videos/17192..
2018-03-24 11:37
TAZ <3
2018-03-25 16:53
#181
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Peru cookiesA
a
2018-03-25 22:16
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