buster returns to Virtus.pro active roster

Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov has returned to Virtus.pro's active roster after three months in inactivity, the player announced on Twitter.

The 20-year-old's return from inactivity brings the CIS-based lineup back to completion after Virtus.pro announced the departure of veteran Dauren "⁠AdreN⁠" Kystaubayev at the end of the off-season, in early August.

buster had been out of action for close to three months, having decided to take time off from the game at the end of May. Meanwhile, the team brought in former pro100 star Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis and went on to contemplate whose spot buster would take at the end of his break.

buster's return brings Virtus.pro's average age to 21

According to buster's Tweet, the team has already been hard at work practicing in the new constellation for the past three days in order to prepare for the new season. At the moment, the team has nothing in the official calendar until October's last Regional Major Ranking tournament, IEM New York: Online, where the new Virtus.pro will hope to do well to remain in the top five of the CIS standings.

Virtus.pro's roster consists of:

Russia Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali
Kazakhstan Alexey "⁠qikert⁠" Golubev
Uzbekistan Sanjar "⁠SANJI⁠" Kuliev
Latvia Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis
Kazakhstan Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov

Kazakhstan Dastan "⁠dastan⁠" Akbayev (coach)

Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
830
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.56
APR:
0.09
Uzbekistan Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Sanjar 'SANJI' Kuliev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.94
Maps played:
484
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
914
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.12
Kazakhstan Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'qikert' Golubev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
910
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dastan 'dastan' Akbayev
Dastan 'dastan' Akbayev
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
89
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
753
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
Kazakhstan Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Dauren 'AdreN' Kystaubayev
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.15
1st
2020-08-08 22:33
very nice roster
2020-08-08 22:35
Buster Busted
2020-08-09 08:34
Best news to ever hit, adren finally kicked, dude is washed trash, VP literally wasted so much money and time with him
2020-08-08 22:43
bruh AdreN made him tier 1 for some time, do you really think they would have reached top 3 without him?
2020-08-08 22:45
#44
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Iceland Cirros_V2
Made whom?
2020-08-08 22:46
The entire squad of virtus pro, he was shit individually but he brought in a lot of structure and things he's learned in the past, he's played in many teams under different structures, coaches and management. His experience to a squad of CIS newbies like VP was invaluable, but he had to be repalced sooner or later.
2020-08-08 23:23
+1, though they did keep him around too long after that. Adren did an amazing job of getting the young guys experience at the highest level during the major and after and teaching them how to handle that, but he probably should have only stayed on the active roster maybe 6 months, and then moved to do the same for another team.
2020-08-08 23:12
#56
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Chile cristiaan
ok
2020-08-08 22:53
2nd
2020-08-08 22:59
2
2020-08-08 22:33
#3
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Finland Cucumber))
Aha
2020-08-08 22:33
#4
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Sweden Lingon
2020-08-08 22:33
good move
2020-08-08 22:33
Finally! VP back to top10.
2020-08-08 22:33
whos igl
2020-08-08 22:34
Jame
2020-08-08 22:35
ok thx
2020-08-08 22:36
me
2020-08-08 22:36
ok bro
2020-08-08 22:36
sorry bro :(
2020-08-08 22:36
its ok bro :)
2020-08-08 22:37
thx bro :*
2020-08-08 22:38
np bro
2020-08-08 22:39
Sanji + Jame + Buster
2020-08-08 22:49
ok
2020-08-08 23:05
#128
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Russia M13F
sanji lul
2020-08-09 07:46
Yo les noobs, Idk how this is supposed to bring them back to the top, I mean this roster looks li'e a cheap CIS Faze (at least with one selfless player).
2020-08-08 22:37
Spirit is actual FAZE of cis
2020-08-08 22:53
#109
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Poland Recruitn1
What... Spirit is better than budget spirit
2020-08-09 02:26
who is igl?
2020-08-08 22:34
jame cause he was igl in their big run in the major final. thats why JameTime famous cause he called save everytime. so we"ll be seeing the return of jame time now
2020-08-08 22:50
jame/qikert. I think they will try it for sometime, if it doesnt work they might kick sanji after major and get a real IGL. And right now in online CS even coaches can call.
2020-08-08 22:54
#11
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Poland JKG
Now this roster looks really good TOP10 potential IMO
2020-08-08 22:34
and now kick sanji
2020-08-08 22:34
lol never. U dont know shit about the game
2020-08-08 22:35
0/8
2020-08-08 22:45
most retarded comment yet
2020-08-08 22:50
#94
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Nigeria hadouvex
Kick yourself from the comment section
2020-08-09 00:35
don`t listen to them man, sanji needs to be kicked if they want to compete for tier1.
2020-08-09 10:33
#160
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Kazakhstan Dosss
+1 sanji Must be kicked out
2020-08-09 16:47
Congrats buster! Glad to see you back! Now -SANJNOOB
2020-08-08 22:35
Gl
2020-08-08 22:35
Why tf do people say -sanji lmao Sure individually he might be a bit lackluster but he is always saxrificing himself for the team
2020-08-08 22:36
fr he plays the worst positions super well
2020-08-08 23:37
True
2020-08-09 01:05
#92
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Poland mlodzier
Sanji is the best flash player on the scene(overall very good utility and shit roles player)... underrated af because he have shitty stats
2020-08-09 00:09
I agree
2020-08-09 01:06
#95
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Nigeria hadouvex
He can carry if needed, it's just not his main goal
2020-08-09 00:36
Yup
2020-08-09 01:06
#19
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Belarus ChecksOut
Auf
2020-08-08 22:35
good shit
2020-08-08 22:35
AUF blyat
2020-08-08 22:36
Returned to smash NaVi from 1st position of CIS
2020-08-08 22:36
+1 yeah probably with spirit and gambit, rosters with potential
2020-08-08 22:46
#71
B1T | 
Ukraine devitt
😂😂😂 0/8
2020-08-08 23:14
0/8 Thank god they kicked washed up no good paycheck stealer BotreN. Maybe now they can stay relevant for more events.
2020-08-08 23:19
#130
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Russia ToughGuy
NaVi waiting 10years already
2020-08-09 08:12
#135
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Ukraine YUR4S
0/8 Spirit>Navi>Virtus pro
2020-08-09 09:53
expected
2020-08-08 22:36
Best VP roster in a while, I have Hugh hopes for you boys :)
2020-08-08 22:36
#77
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Serbia DjapeZ
+1
2020-08-08 23:19
Master buster
2020-08-08 22:37
AYF
2020-08-08 22:38
-sanji + fame
2020-08-08 22:38
You are stupid
2020-08-09 01:15
#34
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Pakistan LoOuU2
expected this team good now.
2020-08-08 22:38
#36
Dima | 
Russia Veyles
aufff
2020-08-08 22:40
#37
Dima | 
Russia Veyles
-sanji + Bymas
2020-08-08 22:41
#93
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Austria SplasJ
Hell nah lol
2020-08-09 00:32
Sanji is actually better than Bymas lol
2020-08-09 01:15
Whomas?
2020-08-09 02:02
Its time to kick sanji now
2020-08-08 22:42
#40
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China HEIDASHUAi
Good news.
2020-08-08 22:43
#45
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Germany DEBlL
now -all and keep jame, buster kei jame kylar buster dycha
2020-08-08 22:48
what?
2020-08-08 22:49
#50
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Germany DEBlL
kei and kylar = great duo dycha is just great
2020-08-08 22:49
why they would even became international? Lmao stop being so delusional
2020-08-08 23:24
#84
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Germany DEBlL
thats not international, 3 poles = polish team
2020-08-08 23:25
WHY AN CIS TEAM WOULD WANT 3 POLISH PLAYERS? STOP BEING SO DUMB
2020-08-08 23:46
#90
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Germany DEBlL
cuz even 2019 vp was better than that shit
2020-08-08 23:47
you have to be fakeflagging lmao
2020-08-08 22:52
#69
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Germany DEBlL
im half jerman half polish so i need to fakeflag at some point but i live in jermany
2020-08-08 23:08
name checks out
2020-08-08 23:06
-SANJI +neaLaN
2020-08-08 22:48
sanji prolly the 3rd most important player for the team 0/8
2020-08-08 22:51
LMFAO
2020-08-08 23:24
#125
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Europe AlL1n
No wonder you stuck in silver.
2020-08-09 07:05
finally
2020-08-08 22:48
fucking called it xD
2020-08-08 22:53
It was public info that buster will comeback after they decide what to do with adren xD
2020-08-09 01:59
well i just read the titles to lazy to see wtf it says all the way
2020-08-09 04:58
ok
2020-08-08 22:55
#60
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Poland Oleczeq
with this roster vp might be a top 20 team
2020-08-08 22:55
Who is Igl now ,
2020-08-08 23:00
Jame and qikert were igling most of the time while adren was on the roster.
2020-08-08 23:39
expected
2020-08-08 23:02
#73
B1T | 
Ukraine devitt
#22 ^ help me to rekt him
2020-08-08 23:15
no worries
2020-08-08 23:19
This team looks insane now
2020-08-08 23:05
Sick lineup
2020-08-08 23:06
+1
2020-08-09 02:44
expected
2020-08-08 23:06
thats a promising lineup
2020-08-08 23:14
They might be good again?
2020-08-08 23:15
bezumno mojno byt' peeeervym
2020-08-08 23:19
Wait I thought virtus pro disbanded
2020-08-08 23:20
no they bought avangar 8 months ago
2020-08-09 18:01
#80
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Hungary subzera
Wait I thought virtus pro disbanded
2020-08-08 23:22
Top left busta
2020-08-08 23:27
#152
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Denmark Alphamon
pepeLaugh
2020-08-09 12:45
This roster now has a really good potential
2020-08-08 23:27
-yekindar + n0rb3rt -sanji +lack1
2020-08-08 23:59
Lack1 da n0rb3r7 slishkom tupoy igrok
2020-08-09 01:10
Why cant you say yes instead of da and too stupid instead of slishkom tupoy igrok? I dont give a fuck, but still
2020-08-09 03:38
Potomu 4to eto sekretnaya infa tol'ko dlya post-sovetskih pacanov
2020-08-09 10:54
A ok teper' ponyatno spasibo brat
2020-08-09 12:27
<3
2020-08-09 13:07
#96
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Poland SebL
Great, buster is a great player, and it's great for VP that he cameback. Now for me they should remove SANJI, and add Krad, because I think he has the potential to become a TOP 20 player in the future.
2020-08-09 01:03
#129
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Russia win73ry
Shut the fuck up
2020-08-09 07:47
#146
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Poland SebL
mad SANJI/AdreN fan?
2020-08-09 11:06
I dont understand, why dont try to make SANJI IGL? wasnt he the IGL from Syman when they had iDISBALANCE?
2020-08-09 01:16
God!
2020-08-09 01:20
#106
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Ukraine BaP4uK
-bot (Adren) + buster
2020-08-09 01:56
#111
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South Africa @FyreCS
If Jame is igling again, then -Sanji, +Lack1 I think Lack1 is a sleeper and could be very good in an actual team. Lotta potential here
2020-08-09 02:45
Then who will bait? Who will drop awp? SANji usually plays with MP5, Mac10, Mp9.
2020-08-09 06:55
#165
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South Africa @FyreCS
Forget the baiting, just evolve your gameplay past Jame Time XD
2020-08-12 18:35
w8 for disband soon, most worst team in cis atm.
2020-08-09 03:08
buster shit out your navi crap hltv.org/stats/matches/73771/virtuspro-v..
2020-08-09 08:30
shit flows out of ur mouth but im dont care. bait for a kid cuz in general, vp is most unskilled team atm. navi is top 4, vp is out of top20. annd the last ... imgur.com/sR9vwCL O.W.N.E.D.
2020-08-09 10:51
#113
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Brazil SecondKS
NaVi and VP, the CIS team KINGS!
2020-08-09 03:09
#114
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Brazil SecondKS
Buster the best VP player, back again, YEAH!
2020-08-09 03:11
-sanji +edward
2020-08-09 03:53
nice
2020-08-09 05:25
VP back?
2020-08-09 05:53
this lineup is really promising.
2020-08-09 05:54
VP's back to top 5 very soon.
2020-08-09 06:17
Not that far my friend, not that far
2020-08-09 10:58
idiots, if u wanna kick sanji - who will be the personal bitch of Jame with all the smg drops and baiting for him?
2020-08-09 06:19
-SANJI +Jerry
2020-08-09 07:04
#127
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Ukraine EmErAJID
ForZe won't give Jerry lol.
2020-08-09 07:13
#126
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Ukraine EmErAJID
AdreN LUL.
2020-08-09 07:12
-sanji +roca
2020-08-09 08:41
#134
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Ukraine YUR4S
expected
2020-08-09 09:41
Try me
2020-08-09 10:01
lol gtfo to your lvl 1, 23 elo game.
2020-08-09 10:36
Haters don't have a fair points because they keep on hating lmao
2020-08-09 10:38
have you lost your mind or what? you clearly confuse numbers, you think of your lvl1 - lvl 10 and of your 30 elo - 8k elo. you are an idiot who is desperate for attention.
2020-08-09 10:39
I was about to tell you that
2020-08-09 10:41
Finally, it took so much time
2020-08-09 10:50
#147
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Hungary Shiron212
Welcome back
2020-08-09 11:22
#148
ZywOo | 
India aR__
It's Jame time boys! Plus I won't be surprised if AdreN joins another team and they make a good run at a major :D
2020-08-09 11:30
like what zeus did before LOL
2020-08-09 15:18
This might be the worst usage of the word 'constellation' I've ever seen in my life.
2020-08-09 11:43
gj vp
2020-08-09 12:18
Ez top 15
2020-08-09 13:04
buster big dick big balls
2020-08-09 13:18
#156
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Bulgaria mythr0x
n1
2020-08-09 14:02
#157
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Indonesia segopecel
vp youngster
2020-08-09 14:22
#158
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Portugal joaosenra
sanji is essential on VP team, someone needs to drop awp to Jame when he doesnt save
2020-08-09 15:18
#162
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Kazakhstan Dosss
-sanji +nealan or lack1
2020-08-10 00:07
anyone know who's IGLing in VP currently?
2020-08-10 08:31
nice
2020-08-11 11:16
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