Virtus.pro announce disbandment

According to proplay.ru, Virtus.pro have confirmed the disbandment of the Counter-Strike team as two players move to k23.

Virtus.pro had been linked with roster changes after losing Denis "diNGo" Kolomenskiy shortly before the WCG, which resulted in them using Konstantin "groove" Pikiner and crashing out of the tournament in the group stage.

However, it has now been confirmed that Virtus.pro have disbanded, with Dmitriy "hooch" Bogdanov and Roman "ROMJkE" Makarov both moving to k23.


hooch and ROMJkE with Virtus.pro

The Kazakh-based side reached the quarter-finals of the WCG, eliminating wNv.cn in the process, but they have decided to keep just two of their players, also adding Johan "F_1N" Kochugov, who represented CMAX.gg in Chengdu, to the fare.

Without a team remain Aleksey "LeX" Kolesnikov and Nikita "Dio" Trifonov, with recent reports indicating the former could retire from gaming because of his heart condition.

k23 have now:

Kazakhstan Malik "N1ck3L" Sualirov
Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN" Kistaubaev
Russia Dmitriy "hooch" Bogdanov
Russia Roman "ROMJkE" Makarov
Russia Johan "F_1N" Kochugov

Pwned.
2009-11-21 14:29
wow HUGE news
2009-11-21 14:30
ohh...
2009-11-21 14:30
#4
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Poland qater-
lol :O
2009-11-21 14:30
big news
2009-11-21 14:31
fail for both teams.
2009-11-21 14:32
1 reply
This is actually a bullshit move. Since it just fucked up a great team, k23. It also destroyed the Russian legend Virtus (and I am really sorry for LeX, awesome guy irl and a great player) and now also fucks up a roster of CMAX.gg? Three teams got kicked in the balls for nothing. That new "k23" will not get as good results as it did before. groove sucks hard!
2009-11-21 17:42
LOOOL, hard lineup
2009-11-21 14:32
weak roster =/
2009-11-21 14:32
WOW IT's LIKE WHAT THE FUCK? What about the rest of k23, and f_1n is from Cmax lol, what the hell happend.
2009-11-21 14:32
1 reply
+1
2009-11-21 14:34
why lex out? sad...
2009-11-21 14:34
2 replies
Because the team has disbanded?........
2009-11-21 15:12
cuz of health problems
2009-11-21 16:26
i dont understand xd
2009-11-21 14:34
..wtf
2009-11-21 14:36
2 replies
Adrenaline is him
2009-11-21 14:34
1 reply
ahh thanks mate .. i said nothing :D
2009-11-21 14:37
ugly hard lineup :P
2009-11-21 14:34
very very sad :( groove is sux
2009-11-21 14:34
k23 : beast,mihao,turbo... ??
2009-11-21 14:34
9 replies
lol are you blind? k23 have now: Malik "N1ck3L" Sualirov Dauren "AdreN" Kistaubaev Dmitriy "hooch" Bogdanov Roman "ROMJkE" Makarov Johan "F_1N" Kochugov
2009-11-21 14:46
7 replies
i think he is refering to what happened to them
2009-11-21 14:51
6 replies
mihao is inactive,mouSe is playing for kazakhstanian mix no idea about anv1k,turbo and beast
2009-11-21 15:00
5 replies
Turbo wasn't in the team.
2009-11-21 15:12
4 replies
wasnt beast released from team also?
2009-11-21 16:28
1 reply
He was released and then brought back before WCG.
2009-11-22 14:44
turbo was on the team but then he got replaced by beast or mou for wcg
2009-11-21 22:57
1 reply
Yes exactly, he wasn't in the team before this happened.
2009-11-22 14:44
MihaO wasn't even in k23 anymore.
2009-11-21 15:12
pwned
2009-11-21 14:34
:O :O :O
2009-11-21 14:35
interresting news
2009-11-21 14:35
a team cant exist whitout aleksey
2009-11-21 14:35
1 reply
Ok, then there is no CS teams whatsoever in the whole world. Sweet!
2009-11-21 15:13
hahahahahah kazakstan ftw :D
2009-11-21 14:36
2 replies
2009-11-21 16:20
1 reply
ahhh, didn't understand... btw the news weren't full :P
2009-11-21 19:01
SCENE SHOCKER
2009-11-21 14:38
i was lol'd
2009-11-21 14:39
sick line up but virtus.pro =(
2009-11-21 14:39
WTF???
2009-11-21 14:39
k23, wnv change their roster every other day. nothing new here
2009-11-21 14:40
1 reply
k23 stuck to their first lineup for several years, so no not really.
2009-11-21 15:14
OMG.. very bad.. :'((((
2009-11-21 14:41
OMG sad for Kazahstan
2009-11-21 14:41
ahh lex heart problem, ok i understand that, gl aleksey you was the best anyway, nickel out dosia in, and that will be awsome nice to see when an oldschool player like hel1 is coming back with a huge skill, i see that @ wcg gl 4 them
2009-11-21 14:44
Now the name k23(Kazakhstan 2030) has totally lost its meaning. I used to love and support k23 coz they came out of such a backward country and made people recognize their worth. But with addition of the 3 Russians its a whole different story now. Well good for them they are now having an international roster and for ex VP players finding a home near by. Good luck.
2009-11-21 14:46
4 replies
Just the same way i used to feel about the team!! they should have stuck together anyways!! Every1 cant be the best team!!
2009-11-21 16:03
1 reply
Yeah.. its a totally mess up. Watch out with more news coming. Check proplay.ru
2009-11-21 17:14
Backward country? What the hell?
2009-11-21 20:39
1 reply
I meant in sense of eSports scene.
2009-11-21 21:54
not cool.gl in real life
2009-11-21 14:47
Damn... I remember when virtus pro used to be one of the favourite teams to watch in 2008,07 with lex's awp, edward, ROMjke,... sad to hear this.
2009-11-21 14:47
now LeX for cmax.gg in arbalet cup europe instead of dober who has visa problems dio - ?? very sad,maybe he's going to join ex-forze members but they are already mixed in 2 teams,one of them with diNGo
2009-11-21 14:50
2 replies
LeX in cmax.gg for arbalet ? Sounds interesting. Let`s see how will he perform.
2009-11-21 14:55
1 reply
i'm not sure but according to npcl.ru it's true
2009-11-21 14:56
Sad news ;s In my opinion this lineup won`t be succesful. GL LeX.Take care of yourself
2009-11-21 14:52
k23 without mihao and beast, virtus without lex and dingo... i hope k23 will disband now
2009-11-21 14:53
2 replies
virtus doesn't exist anymore
2009-11-21 15:01
1 reply
i know
2009-11-21 15:54
dont fold, re-raise !
2009-11-21 14:54
1 reply
russian cs all-in no forze,no vp but 3(4) mixes appeared
2009-11-21 14:57
AdreN mihao beAst N1ck3L anv1k lex dio romjke dosia zeus the dream
2009-11-21 14:55
Pity for the lost of Real K23。
2009-11-21 14:56
omg
2009-11-21 14:58
:( LeX... gL to k23
2009-11-21 14:59
if they took LeX instead of romjke there would be a top5 team for sure
2009-11-21 15:01
Maniac needs to be there in the lineup!! So they cant play for the next year's WCG!!
2009-11-21 15:01
1 reply
yup :( with 3 Russians lol
2009-11-22 11:10
I won't be so upset if k23 will crush everyone next week at asus autumn 2009
2009-11-21 15:04
this could turn out to be pretty awesome
2009-11-21 15:05
fail for both...
2009-11-21 15:10
lol
2009-11-21 15:12
Sad for LeX and Dio Sad for K23 Sad for CMAX.gg
2009-11-21 15:18
1 reply
Why sad for cmax ? F1n was only stand-in because overdrive couldnt fly to China
2009-11-21 16:05
This means k23 is now a Russian team? Sweet, nice that their named Kazakhstan 2030 then.. I'd like some news about what's going on with forZe EYE and CMAX.gg aswell!
2009-11-21 15:18
10 replies
#68
m1hka | 
Russia m1hka
There's no forZe anymore. Xenitron playing with his old friends Flatra, redman & dingo on ASUS Cup. F_1N in k23. EYEsports have no changes and CMAX either.
2009-11-21 15:27
9 replies
Oh, who's playing for CMAX.gg?
2009-11-21 15:30
8 replies
#72
m1hka | 
Russia m1hka
Overdrive, Dosia, Fox, Dober, HELEnOCTb F_1N played for CMAX on WCG cause Overdrive have problems with health and can't fly.
2009-11-21 15:33
7 replies
Who did play for forZe?
2009-11-21 15:33
6 replies
ed1k ex xek Xoma +1
2009-11-21 15:42
3 replies
#84
m1hka | 
Russia m1hka
ed1k, xek, ex, XomA & mooneR are EYEsports...
2009-11-21 15:49
mnr)
2009-11-21 15:55
Fail.
2009-11-22 14:48
#82
m1hka | 
Russia m1hka
F_1N, snoop, Sally, pohmel, Xenitron
2009-11-21 15:48
1 reply
They should've stuck together and replaced Xenitron with LeX.
2009-11-22 14:47
do they even speak the same language
2009-11-21 15:22
2 replies
#65
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Belarus ALBiNh0
kazakhstan is ex-ussr country, that's why everybody knows russian there... and k23 even live in moscow :)
2009-11-21 15:24
Yeah k23 guys speak Russian.
2009-11-21 15:26
END OF VP. SAD :(
2009-11-21 15:24
1 reply
why not k23 disbands ? :D and Virtus.pro name alive virtus is better name :D and mutch older
2009-11-21 15:25
No more drama in VP.
2009-11-21 15:28
Anv1k mou Beast Where???
2009-11-21 15:31
virtus.pro is/was institucion
2009-11-21 15:33
#75
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Russia hameleonus
fuck... i'm want to see F1_N in CMAX........... bullshit...
2009-11-21 15:35
pizdos!
2009-11-21 15:43
F1_N should keep up with CMAX :/ LeX to EYESPORTS :D
2009-11-21 15:44
#79
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Belgium kridele
They all speak Russian right?
2009-11-21 15:45
7 replies
yes, they do.
2009-11-21 15:47
yes ..
2009-11-21 15:47
je
2009-11-21 15:48
yes
2009-11-21 15:51
#131
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Belgium kridele
yes
2009-11-21 16:49
yes.
2009-11-21 23:30
YES
2009-11-22 00:46
lol :DDD
2009-11-21 15:51
nice, I wish F_1N good luck with he's new guys :)
2009-11-21 15:55
they all shouda moved to virtus.pro virtus.pro sounds much cooler than k23
2009-11-21 15:56
k23: AdreN LeX hooch N1ck3L Romjke good composition
2009-11-21 15:59
groove fucked up. again. kickooo brother.
2009-11-21 15:59
lex wont be playing anymore i think , cause of his heart problems :/ dio should join cmax now:D GL 4 THEM BUT I DONT SEE FUTURE FOR NEW K23 ... SRY :/
2009-11-21 16:02
groove sux >(
2009-11-21 16:03
nice lineup.. i just hoped cmax wud stick together..
2009-11-21 16:03
not k23 lineup UNITED Hooch Romjke F_1N AdreN N1ck3L Groove
2009-11-21 16:04
Lex will play for ex-forZe on ASUS cup, line-up: Lex, Snoop, Sally, pohmeL, DEDAN.
2009-11-21 16:04
very strong lineup
2009-11-21 16:05
lol gl k23, is good team!
2009-11-21 16:05
On proplay.ru was said ,that adren will maybe change his natinality to represent russia on wcg and N1ck3l could be swiched if he fails impress teammates.
2009-11-21 16:13
if LeX can play with AdreN and hooch, i think the lineup can match with fnatic -.-
2009-11-21 16:15
3 replies
in dreams :)))
2009-11-21 16:18
+1
2009-11-21 16:19
fat chance
2009-11-21 16:28
pwned O_O
2009-11-21 16:18
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA this is big F A I L.
2009-11-21 16:22
Lex to HR or tp
2009-11-21 16:21
no team forZe ? :(
2009-11-21 16:24
1 reply
no :(
2009-11-21 23:31
HellRaiser changed their line-up: -v0lt +xaoc. HR: Edward, Markeloff, ANGE1, Johnta & xaoc.
2009-11-21 16:25
I never thought I'd see news like this.. "Virtus.pro disbands". It's the end of a certain era, and this feels very, very sad...
2009-11-21 16:26
pizdec. "Without a team remain Aleksey "LeX" Kolesnikov and Nikita "Dio" Trifonov, with recent reports indicating the former could retire from gaming because of his heart condition." - WTF??? X_x PS I hate groove
2009-11-21 16:33
Damn, can be interesting hope they gonna performace well and if there's no more VP, they should invite k23 to arbalet cup and give them a chance to shine
2009-11-21 16:34
h4h4 LeX replace the dober in the Arbaelet Cup Europe in CMAX.gg
2009-11-21 16:38
MIRRA edit your post please. Now team name - UNITED. not k23... and nikel have a trial period in this team. he must show exellent game to stay.
2009-11-21 16:39
omg :|
2009-11-21 16:41
from what i have read there was internal conflict b/w LeX and other players in the team that leads to team disbandment. IMO leX deserved a better team and mates. also rumors are that dosia and Fox are in deal with virus pro to form a new team. maybe Lex will join Cmax or eyesports. GL.
2009-11-21 16:41
Good luck to LeX, he deserved it.
2009-11-21 16:43
reminds me of "SK adds kHRYSTAL and face" ;]
2009-11-21 16:45
1 reply
+1
2009-11-21 21:27
once there is a pretty big roster change or something like that in russia, ukr, or kazak, all teams in that area start changing theirs as well
2009-11-21 16:45
Anv1k , mou , beAst out. LOL Not so great line up i think ;s but good luck.
2009-11-21 16:45
hello no :(
2009-11-21 16:48
hooch? really? Dosa was emazing at wcg.
2009-11-21 16:48
the most interesting asus cup ever on 29th of november united,killers(diNGo & co),hightime(LeX & co) + HR with xaoc
2009-11-21 16:53
beast inactiv mouse, Anv1k to A-team or Sky infa 44%
2009-11-21 16:54
best lineup for russia ever. LeX Snoop F_IN HEL1 Sally Mix lineup would be LeX Dosia Beast Nickel Snoop or F_IN
2009-11-21 16:58
3 replies
the best VP line-up was when Edward and Zeus played there.
2009-11-21 17:12
2 replies
No.
2009-11-21 20:51
1 reply
Yes.
2009-11-22 02:12
gl with this line up.
2009-11-21 16:59
#134 -HEL1 and sally + romjke and dingo
2009-11-21 17:00
so much bad news in cs now =(
2009-11-21 17:01
No VP for more sad ,but gl k23
2009-11-21 17:03
dingo and romjke aren't good then F_IN and Snoop.
2009-11-21 17:04
woow!
2009-11-21 17:04
What the hell? i actually thought that AdreN was moving to Virtus since he made such an impect on them when he acted stand-in as LeX were having heart trouble. But seriously, what the hell? Virtus has ALWAYS been there, they just cant seaze to exist. Its like SK calling it quits.
2009-11-21 17:04
What the... wOw~..
2009-11-21 17:06
DIO!! :'(
2009-11-21 17:06
yeah, this team sux hard! good news
2009-11-21 17:09
Dio > hooch any day.
2009-11-21 17:09
sad:S gl LeX
2009-11-21 17:11
I really liked previous lineup but gl for new squad
2009-11-21 17:19
-hooch -romjke -F_19 +Mihao +beAst +N1CK3L
2009-11-21 17:24
omg!!! old k23 was best!
2009-11-21 17:28
its fake, this line up of k23 just for 1 month LOL
2009-11-21 17:29
GL LEX !!
2009-11-21 17:30
2009-11-21 17:35
1 reply
sure we can understand all from this text! :) (ye, ye, ye.. google sux!)
2009-11-21 17:40
why not +AGAiN? gogogo!
2009-11-21 17:37
im finding it hard to understand why the team that went to the quarter finals of wcg, puts in 2 members from the team that went out in the group stages.....in my opinion they should just have stuck together. this is a obvious fail
2009-11-21 17:40
LeX :<
2009-11-21 17:44
[*] LeX ;(
2009-11-21 17:46
It's more a Russian team now then xD Too bad about vp ;(
2009-11-21 17:47
lol
2009-11-21 17:49
bad news for Virtus.pro, i think they are a team with high reputation, so they should get new team. LeX is really amazing. k23 will be one of top5 teams with that lineup Malik "N1ck3L" Sualirov Dauren "AdreN" Kistaubaev Dmitriy "hooch" Bogdanov Roman "ROMJkE" Makarov Johan "F_1N" Kochugov those are really good player, hooch and F_1N old school legends ;)other are also very good so gl and hf ;)
2009-11-21 17:50
Virtus.pro and K23 will never die :) Thats is big proect (mix) for Arbalet Cup :)
2009-11-21 17:52
3 replies
Virtus.pro is already dead...
2009-11-21 18:01
2 replies
he means as TAG stupid bastad
2009-11-21 18:03
1 reply
STFU Ti tupoi? On pishet, 4to eto toka mix na Arbalet, mol komandi ne raspalis'.
2009-11-21 18:31
BIG F@IL gl dio&LeX
2009-11-21 18:06
A dark day in CS history, a legend is lost. Although, CMAX should just go to virtus, Dosia Dio LeX OverDrive HEL1
2009-11-21 18:14
OMG This Year's Main News!
2009-11-21 18:19
cyberfight.ru/site/news/62572/ - very interesting interview, groove said that VP and k23 are not disbanding. Since 1 january and 1 june 2009 year arbalet sponsoring VP and k23. But they doesnt show anything on WCG, and arbalet stop sponsoring them. But groove ask them about last chance, to create a new "test" team for 1 month "United".
2009-11-21 18:24
Sorry, bad english
2009-11-21 18:25
FALSE!!! FAKE!!! OFFICIAL FAKE!!! cyberfight.ru/site/news/62572/?PHPSESSID.. LOL!!! just fake...
2009-11-21 18:27
It seems that some fail to realise how strong this lineup actually is.
2009-11-21 18:34
So sad (: gl Romjke
2009-11-21 18:36
cyberfight.ru/site/news/62572/?PHPSESSID.. See the last paragraph (line)
2009-11-21 18:39
huinya polnaya..
2009-11-21 19:55
very sad news
2009-11-21 21:08
mihao in for hooch and it would be insane team. gl !
2009-11-21 21:08
3 replies
lol hooch >>>>>>>>>.mihao
2009-11-21 21:24
1 reply
in your dreams
2009-11-22 13:25
agree:)
2009-11-22 09:28
i would like to see them communicate
2009-11-21 21:53
2 replies
They all speaks russian...
2009-11-21 22:08
1 reply
well then there should be no problem then :)
2009-11-22 14:00
k23 is riuned
2009-11-21 22:16
the new team is called UNiTED i guess, gl for them, but they distroyed 2 teams.
2009-11-21 23:12
this shit aint right :( cant believe this shit omg
2009-11-21 23:28
its for the better
2009-11-22 01:30
Lex Edward Zeus Romjke Dosia Dream team
2009-11-22 01:48
aimers mix 100%!!! groove must give up nice tacktiks... nice team must be! %)
2009-11-22 02:10
sad
2009-11-22 04:51
#200
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Germany dm:3
LOL LOL LOL!!!!!!!! IDIOTS EYE GO GO GO!
2009-11-22 09:01
really really SAD! :(((((((((((
2009-11-22 09:01
omg
2009-11-22 09:05
R23 :D
2009-11-22 09:12
gogogo kazakhstanian priode!
2009-11-22 09:29
sad.
2009-11-22 09:35
vp'll pick up new players or vp end?..
2009-11-22 10:14
UPDATE Malik "N1ck3L" Sualirov Dauren "AdreN" Kistaubaev Dmitriy "hooch" Bogdanov Roman "ROMJkE" Makarov Johan "F_1N" Kochugov Konstantin "groove" Pikiner groove 6 player !! and team name : UNITED
2009-11-22 11:31
damn huge lost for russia but fuck that they are now k23 so do ur best there and keep on gaming =)
2009-11-22 11:35
and who is now the ingame leader ?
2009-11-22 13:37
1 reply
hooch
2009-11-22 14:08
Fail! lol
2009-11-22 14:02
Groove wtf? Kick diNGo, destroy two teams... I think groove just want more money from Arbalet. Money and no more. imho.
2009-11-22 14:06
2 replies
stupid biach you are fuckin school boy. dont not anything about groove
2009-11-22 19:06
1 reply
Sor. Teb9, pridurka, zabil sprosit', 4to mne pisat' a 4to net.
2009-11-22 21:18
an excellent teams turned out
2009-11-22 14:28
So sad. I'll miss the legendary Vitus.pro name at big events.
2009-11-22 16:38
1 reply
same thing really it was easier to shut down k23 and make new vp lineup with adren instead of mix called UNiTED
2009-11-22 17:03
SaD bt HUGE news for VP bt good for K23...... +3
2009-11-23 02:45
wtf?? k23 was strong enough with its former line up.
2009-11-23 03:09
((( VP
2009-11-23 13:22
AdreN and Nick3L cool player's. a-a awp who? hooch - awp?
2009-11-24 17:36
Yes
2009-11-25 14:58
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