Virtus.pro bench YEKINDAR and buster
After a period of turmoil that saw the team unable to compete under the VP banner, changes have been made.
The move comes as no surprise, with Virtus.pro underperforming since the Russian invasion of Ukraine and YEKINDAR having spoken openly about the difficulties he has faced as a result of the international situation.
Virtus.pro have been one of many CIS teams affected by the current political environment, having seen their performance dip in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine. This is in no small part due to the increased pressure placed upon YEKINDAR, who found himself in the tough position of being from a European country, but playing for a Russian organisation with strong ties to the Kremlin.
Unsurprisingly, the situation led to much speculation regarding YEKINDAR's future, with the Latvian star making no secret of his uncertainty regarding moving forward with Virtus.pro.
It is not clear who will be replacing the two players, however the announcement also stated that "Virtus.pro has already made the decisions on the future of the roster. The club will introduce new players soon."