Virtus.pro launch second CS:GO team
Called VP.Prodigy, the academy squad will coexist with the main lineup as the organisation looks to develop new talent.
Virtus.pro, whose main team, featuring Dzhami "Jame" Ali and Alexey "qikert" Golubev, is currently ranked 29th in the world, has announced a secondary squad called VP.Prodigy, built around young and unproven CIS talent.
Virtus.pro CEO Sergey Glamazda explained that the success of their secondary DOTA2 team inspired them to expand the same way in CS:GO, adding that "there are a lot of different tournaments right now for our second roster to participate in, without interfering with our first roster. Two squads can successfully coexist in the ecosystem".
The search for a leader of the team, a coach, started this summer, with Vladislav "Flash_1" Bykov entrusted with the project. "Our main goal was to find not only skilled players, but also interesting personalities who could avoid conflicts and work together as a team," Mikhail Artemyev, CS:GO branch manager said. "As far as I can tell, we've managed to build a perfect squad in terms of team morale and potential".
VP.Prodigy are now:
Vladislav "Flash_1" Bykov (coach)