AdreN takes over as Virtus.pro captain

Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev has moved into the in-game leader role ahead of ESL Pro League Season 11 Europe, Virtus.pro CEO Sergey Glamazda has confirmed.

In an interview with Cyber Sports, Glamazda, who took over as CEO in November, explained that the decision will allow Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali and the rest of the team to "focus on their individual game" as Virtus.pro look to emerge from their recent slump in form.

The Kazakhstani team soared to No.3 in the world rankings in September after finishing in second place at the StarLadder Major and winning BLAST Pro Series Moscow, but results have been poor since the players left AVANGAR and signed with Virtus.pro. They are barely inside the top 20 at the moment and have finished four of their last five LAN events in last place.

AdreN takes the reins before EPL and the Major

The Virtus.pro CEO echoed the recent comments from coach Dastan "⁠dastan⁠" Akbayev, who had ruled out roster changes before the ESL One Rio Major, and revealed that the players are currently working with psychologists to improve their mental performance in key moments of the game.

"We’re not planning on making any changes in the team before the Major to avoid unnecessary backfires at the present moment," Glamazda said. "For now, AdreN takes on the captain role, Jame and others are focusing on their individual game.

"I also met up with team psychologists, who should help the team bond and get rid of nerves during crucial moments.

"Looking at our stats, I'm not upset with the fact that we have lost, but with the fact that it seems that we lack two or three rounds. Victory is seemingly so close, but it slips away.

"You lose confidence going into your next match, and when it happens tournament after tournament you start to think there's no escape. That’s why we needed a bit of a shakeup to fix such mental blocks."

Virtus.pro will return to action on March 30 in Group C of ESL Pro League 11 Europe to take on AdreN's former team of FaZe. MOUZ, G2, OG and TYLOO make up the rest of the group.

Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
723
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.56
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1472
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.68
#2
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Estonia qoznyyy
dead team anyway
2020-03-14 14:17
86 replies
#10
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Netherlands Flevo
Ikr
2020-03-14 14:18
#20
ropz | 
Czech Republic Olaxen
+1
2020-03-14 14:20
+1
2020-03-14 14:33
#59
b1t | 
Europe Gigska
+1
2020-03-14 14:41
+1
2020-03-14 14:45
+1
2020-03-14 14:51
+1
2020-03-14 14:54
#82
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Poland BAN_ANIME
+1
2020-03-14 14:54
+1
2020-03-14 14:55
+1
2020-03-14 14:57
+1
2020-03-14 14:58
+1
2020-03-14 15:03
+1
2020-03-14 15:07
+1
2020-03-14 15:09
#95
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Czech Republic DustywOw
+1
2020-03-14 15:09
#96
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Morocco Hways5onat
+1
2020-03-14 15:09
#98
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Sweden Fizze
+1,5
2020-03-14 15:11
+1
2020-03-14 15:12
+1
2020-03-14 15:13
+1
2020-03-14 15:14
#109
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Poland hillock
+1
2020-03-14 15:17
+1
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-1
2020-03-14 15:20
+1
2020-03-14 15:21
+3.14159265359
2020-03-14 15:21
4 replies
#143
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South Africa @FyreCS
Pi XD
2020-03-14 15:52
3 replies
today is world pi day :p
2020-03-14 15:58
2 replies
#171
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Bulgaria LARRATT
exported
2020-03-14 16:42
#238
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South Africa @FyreCS
thank you mens))) iamfeelingthanksyou
2020-03-16 18:35
+1
2020-03-14 15:23
+1
2020-03-14 15:23
#125
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Denmark V1kss
+1
2020-03-14 15:33
1 reply
+1
2020-03-14 15:33
#129
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Brunei Not_StriK
+1
2020-03-14 15:34
+1
2020-03-14 15:35
+1
2020-03-14 15:36
+1
2020-03-14 15:39
+1
2020-03-14 15:44
#139
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United States MDDDDDD
+1
2020-03-14 15:45
#140
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Ukraine YUR4S
+1
2020-03-14 15:45
+1
2020-03-14 15:58
+1
2020-03-14 16:02
#150
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Brazil oldStar
+1
2020-03-14 16:06
#151
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Czech Republic sapphiros
+1
2020-03-14 16:06
#154
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France Garow_
+1
2020-03-14 16:13
+8/8
2020-03-14 16:15
+1
2020-03-14 16:16
+1
2020-03-14 16:23
1 reply
#165
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Russia slayfix1
+1
2020-03-14 16:35
+1 nice stocks mens))))
2020-03-14 16:35
+1
2020-03-14 16:37
+1
2020-03-14 16:52
+1
2020-03-14 16:54
+1
2020-03-14 16:55
+1
2020-03-14 16:56
+1
2020-03-14 17:11
#185
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Poland Jancz1
+1
2020-03-14 17:26
#186
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Russia kekmann
Everyone +1 but i honestly think that its a good decision that could help VP. Not taking about top spots, but good t2 could be here
2020-03-14 17:28
7 replies
no, adren igl = dead team
2020-03-14 18:49
5 replies
+1
2020-03-14 18:51
no, adren in team = dead team
2020-03-14 20:33
#233
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Ukraine Chipaet
Will see
2020-03-15 15:04
2 replies
Will smith ._.xD
2020-03-15 15:34
1 reply
#239
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Ukraine Chipaet
Is it rewind time?
2020-03-16 21:47
#218
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Ukraine santreo
+1
2020-03-15 03:38
#189
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Hungary Sklytsk
+1
2020-03-14 17:34
-1
2020-03-14 17:35
1 reply
#223
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Sweden wtf_men
reported
2020-03-15 08:48
+100000000000
2020-03-14 17:51
+1337
2020-03-14 17:52
#193
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Netherlands xGrayZ
+1
2020-03-14 17:56
+1
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+1
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+1
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+1
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+1
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+1
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+1
2020-03-14 20:33
maybe more alive than you ever be?
2020-03-15 00:11
+1
2020-03-15 06:36
#224
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Sweden wtf_men
+1
2020-03-15 08:48
+1
2020-03-15 12:02
+1
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+1
2020-03-15 21:11
#237
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Finland R3L1C
+1
2020-03-16 06:09
+1
2020-03-18 12:10
LUL
2020-03-14 14:17
Polish CS LUL
2020-03-14 14:17
3 replies
Kazakh team LUL
2020-03-14 14:25
+1
2020-03-14 14:37
+1 :(
2020-03-14 17:02
Avangar wins major now
2020-03-14 14:17
KEKW
2020-03-14 14:17
Right decision👍
2020-03-14 14:17
1 reply
Agree
2020-03-14 14:39
imagine adren taking the captain role but vp still shit oh wait
2020-03-14 14:18
pog
2020-03-14 14:18
KAZAKH POWER SUKA
2020-03-14 14:18
Cool
2020-03-14 14:18
#15
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Poland Perakk
Polish Virtus.pro always in my heart
2020-03-14 14:18
#16
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Europe Skraj
"as Virtus.pro look to emerge from their recent slump in form." >recent slump
2020-03-14 14:18
1 reply
u beat me to it
2020-03-14 17:01
At least it is something.
2020-03-14 14:19
Nice, good luck to them!
2020-03-14 14:19
Definitely the wrong choice. He should be on the way out, not changing roles and getting stuck in. They need to poach Unique/Gambit/Syman/Hard Legion. Theres plenty of options. Zorte/polt, rage/forester, n0rb3r7/nealen, supra/axile, maybe even FL1T and Jerry if they can get them
2020-03-14 14:24
19 replies
+neaLan (IGL) +keoz/norbert (rifle) -sanji -adren DONT DESTROY FORZE please
2020-03-14 14:28
18 replies
Yeah id be fine with that n0rb3r7 is probably a top 3 prospect in CIS And TBH forze are kind of destroying themselves. They dropped of a decent bit from where they were and I wouldnt be surprised if FL1T resents the org currently. The magic is gone.
2020-03-14 14:30
17 replies
Yeah but I think forze has alot of money, and they have one of the best AWPers in CIS, even one of the best IGL and maybe best RIFLer as well. So they can replace other 2.
2020-03-14 14:33
6 replies
No way they have anywhere close to the amount of money VP has. VP is freakin loaded. And yeah thats why i said VP should take that IGL, he would add a lot to VP. Best rifler? Qikert and buster are as good or better than anyone on Forze.
2020-03-14 14:35
5 replies
If they have enough money then they should get FL1t and jerry. But that would cost them alot.
2020-03-14 14:40
2 replies
I doubt they will just because there are similar options for much cheaper but thats definitely a roster id enjoy watching
2020-03-14 14:41
1 reply
That roster will have potential to become solid top7ish. But yeah they should get neaLan and n0rbert for sure
2020-03-14 14:44
#90
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Finland dianimo
forze is owned by a football team no?
2020-03-14 15:03
1 reply
FC Spartak Moscow. But VPs funding for esports is just massive. hltv.org/news/16170/virtuspro-gets-100m-..
2020-03-14 15:08
Wtf are you talking about? That kid cried after losing vs 5 AWP
2020-03-14 14:38
9 replies
Relevance not found. Hes super talented.
2020-03-14 14:39
7 replies
Expected from bald idiot fan
2020-03-14 14:44
6 replies
Yikes, what are you so mad about? Go jerk off or something. Expected what? Expected to get outargued in 2 comments because your a greasy incel?
2020-03-14 14:45
5 replies
malding like XTQ
2020-03-14 14:53
4 replies
Incels unite!!!
2020-03-14 14:53
3 replies
explain
2020-03-14 15:36
2 replies
You're not worth it.
2020-03-14 15:36
1 reply
haha, keeping going around and calling people incels, soft one. That will get you far.
2020-03-14 16:52
Hes super talented
2020-03-14 14:41
RIP Jame can't call for his teammates to save his AWP anymore
2020-03-14 14:21
gl
2020-03-14 14:22
#23
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Iraq remind00
next step Adren bad calling = kicked
2020-03-14 14:22
Well VP is a dead org so no one cars really
2020-03-14 14:22
EZ FOR MAJOR MVP EZ TOP 5 TEAM IN 2020
2020-03-14 14:22
3 replies
0/8
2020-03-14 15:11
1 reply
8/8
2020-03-14 15:21
+1
2020-03-14 15:21
#26
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Ukraine ShimonSS
So adren wasnt even igl until now, wtf, he's so bad, lol
2020-03-14 14:23
Wow like wtf, should have left to be honest :(
2020-03-14 14:24
Should have been moved to the retirement home instead.
2020-03-14 14:28
#32
DaDte | 
Russia bult0
Should have kicked him or SANJI instead
2020-03-14 14:29
#33
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World Evil32167
adren should leave the team... avangar would stay very weak if they dont change adren and sanjii
2020-03-14 14:29
4 replies
Who will bait for Jame if SANJI leave?
2020-03-14 14:40
3 replies
Qikert like he always has, entries a ton. Theres plenty of entry players they could pick up too lmao. You think sanji is the only CIS player who can be baited?
2020-03-14 14:53
2 replies
Everyone can bait. But he is probably the best mp9/mac10 player in the world and can drop weapons for his teammates + play bitch roles
2020-03-14 14:58
1 reply
Hes not, theres much better aimers they could get. Everyone can drop weapons. They need a more consistent player if they wanna be tier 1. Hes decent entrying/info gathering on T side but he gets exploited on CT.
2020-03-14 14:59
disband soon?
2020-03-14 14:32
LMAO, i remember time when AdreN was IGL in Gambit, it looked bad
2020-03-14 14:35
2 replies
Zeus made Gambit relevant, every single player that tried to IGL after he left did a bad job, including AdreN. Not saying he will do fine now (he probably won't and will be kicked in some months), it's just those "Gambit times" doesn't count much
2020-03-14 15:47
1 reply
Yeah, Gambit with Zeus was a tier1 team. Who knows, maybe if Gambit didn't kick Kane then they could become the first CIS team to had an era in CS:GO.
2020-03-14 15:55
hopefully good decision
2020-03-14 14:34
iZnotGooD
2020-03-14 14:35
What you mean "took over"? He was added to the team as ingame leader in first place. Lol
2020-03-14 14:37
7 replies
#74
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CIS kryto203
source: trust me bro
2020-03-14 14:48
No, he was never IGLing. He was added for firepower.
2020-03-14 14:52
4 replies
>adren >firepower
2020-03-14 16:10
1 reply
Uhm yeah was a top 20 player previously but hes useless now
2020-03-15 01:58
real answer was he was added for experience btw
2020-03-15 01:57
1 reply
Both
2020-03-15 01:59
Jame was IGL the whole time
2020-03-14 15:47
who cars, major will be canceled anyway
2020-03-14 14:37
1 reply
#63
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Portugal lovessd
Majors to be played on internet soon :D
2020-03-14 14:43
#51
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Ukraine Najara
ahaha -adren soon
2020-03-14 14:39
#52
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Poland Po_Prostu
waiting for disband
2020-03-14 14:39
Adren wasn't igl this whole time? lmao literally means it was 4v5 every time literally Adren brought 0 shits to the team
2020-03-14 14:40
disband fast
2020-03-14 14:42
#61
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd
Wtf he wasn't igl? What a retard thing now they will be way better
2020-03-14 14:42
2 replies
jame was(main awp + igl)
2020-03-14 14:43
1 reply
I mean him and qikert shared/traded it a lot
2020-03-14 14:51
This is what faze should’ve done
2020-03-14 14:45
This is good. I always thought Jame was too good to be IGL.
2020-03-14 14:46
rip i guess
2020-03-14 14:47
-SANJI WHEN?
2020-03-14 14:47
#73
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Sweden w0nfig1
ah nooo.
2020-03-14 14:48
good choice! We will see how it works out
2020-03-14 15:12
last chance for adren
2020-03-14 15:14
Gambit pog
2020-03-14 15:15
gambit part2
2020-03-14 15:15
Lmao cm on they are already in bad shape no need to make it worse
2020-03-14 15:16
hope he will have fun before his kick
2020-03-14 15:19
Polish VP STRONG > Kazakhstan LUL
2020-03-14 15:21
1 reply
Is not
2020-03-14 15:22
bot
2020-03-14 15:27
u have qikert & jame on team but chose adren LOL
2020-03-14 15:31
1 reply
Im not sure what youre saying. Qikert and Jame have been the co-IGLs for a while but its clearly not working aymore.
2020-03-14 15:34
-sanji then FINALLY
2020-03-14 15:31
#128
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Kazakhstan Bokeikhan
Gambit 2.0
2020-03-14 15:34
1 reply
+1
2020-03-14 15:38
#136
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Denmark Zorrondo
cool
2020-03-14 15:41
#137
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Germany DEBlL
snax just chillin and waiting for vp's offer
2020-03-14 15:44
#145
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Russia Syonamaru
- AdreN + HUNDEN ez
2020-03-14 15:57
adren and sanji need to go, or atleast one of the 2. VP are loaded and they can afford to buy out someone like hobbit.
2020-03-14 16:00
no more Jame time sad
2020-03-14 16:10
Jame is free from chains now Andren gonna be a good captain I hope so
2020-03-14 16:17
might be last chance saloon for him in this team xd
2020-03-14 16:21
#159
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United States xiquo
he can't perform so this is his last effort to stay on the team. hope it works out for him.
2020-03-14 16:21
I don’t care how experienced he is. The only place to lead trash is into the toilet
2020-03-14 16:29
lol I saw this already in Gambit and it didnt work.
2020-03-14 16:35
Very bad idea
2020-03-14 16:35
#169
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Kazakhstan toughQz
Good luck Adren!!! I hope it will work. Time for Kumys power😁!!! #Alga VP!
2020-03-14 16:36
#179
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Russia good1s0n
Oh, the good old CIS IGL juggle. Never a good idea
2020-03-14 16:57
#181
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Denmark nrth_LUL
Last chance for adren before kick
2020-03-14 17:02
#187
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Denmark Polakva
polish cs is dead anyway
2020-03-14 17:32
I do not know even what to say to this decision have to believe for the best good like guys it is a bad decision in my opinion. If the team finishes EPL Season 11 with the las places (as always last times) they have to make changes so probably they will kick Sanji and Adren, so Jame have to come back his IGL role, but during EPL and Rio-Major Jame is not IGL so, it will be awkward situation for Jame to give IGL to Adren and get it back if they show bad results BUT, I believe in u guys tashite pacani
2020-03-14 17:34
what the fuck, just remove this ugly shit and get someone young
2020-03-14 18:35
#201
mir | 
Russia M13F
Wtf Jame better igl
2020-03-14 19:13
#203
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CIS Cresscent
Adren still not kicked WeirdChamp
2020-03-14 20:21
dead team anyway
2020-03-15 00:09
Good Choise!
2020-03-15 01:28
vp_1_major_navi_0_major
2020-03-15 03:13
#219
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North America ClassyOne
Get polish team pls and remove these guys
2020-03-15 04:33
1 reply
I dont think they wanna be tier 4
2020-03-15 07:59
#225
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Indonesia segopecel
Expecting less jametime
2020-03-15 08:51
-adren -sanji +anyone with 1+ kd
2020-03-15 08:57
#228
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Kazakhstan k4harman
so many silvers in comments, fans of already dead teams. we will see on esl pro league.
2020-03-15 11:58
EZ
2020-03-15 13:37
#232
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Turkmenistan Homo_Deus
Best decision for this shit situation of the team. They have to try this way, if steel team is bad, time to make roster change.
2020-03-15 14:34
#235
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Ukraine EmErAJID
VP another disband lmao
2020-03-15 16:54
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