n0rb3r7 and fame join Virtus.pro

The Russian organization once again has a full roster.

David "⁠n0rb3r7⁠" Danielyan and Petr "⁠fame⁠" Bolyshev have made the move from K23 to Virtus.pro, it was announced on Tuesday.

The team that has most recently played as Outsiders due to sanctions against Russian-based organizations has quickly completed its lineup following the removals of Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis and Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov from the active squad.

The K23 duo will now wear a VP jersey

n0rb3r7 and fame represented K23 from August 2020 and January 2021, respectively, peaking at No. 14 in the ranking at the start of the year after success in online tournaments such as Malta Vibes Knockout Series 5 and Pinnacle Winter Series 1.

The team failed to follow those results up in the RMR qualifiers and missed out on chances to earn spots at events such as IEM Dallas and ESL Challenger Valencia before the star duo found their way to Virtus.pro.

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Virtus.pro bench YEKINDAR and buster

The 21 and 19-year-old Russian players both averaged a 1.09 rating across 2022, with n0rb3r7 standing out with a higher opening kill attempt percentage and Impact rating. Both players are riflers, rarely seen wielding the AWP.

The squad currently is looking to debut with their new lineup at the ESL Pro League Season 16 Conference on June 16-20.

Virtus.pro/Outsiders are now:

Russia Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali
Kazakhstan Alexey "⁠Qikert⁠" Golubev
Russia Evgenii "⁠FL1T⁠" Lebedev
Russia David "⁠n0rb3r7⁠" Danielyan
Russia Petr "⁠fame⁠" Bolyshev

Kazakhstan Dastan "⁠dastan⁠" Akbayev (coach)

Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1166
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
Russia David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
David 'n0rb3r7' Danielyan
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1053
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
Russia Petr 'fame' Bolyshev
Petr 'fame' Bolyshev
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
495
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1252
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
Kazakhstan Alexey 'Qikert' Golubev
Alexey 'Qikert' Golubev
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1246
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.64
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1091
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
Russia Evgenii 'FL1T' Lebedev
Evgenii 'FL1T' Lebedev
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1226
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
#1
ayy | 
United States Virgin Islands zj2
fame top 10 next year mark my words
2022-05-31 17:14
9 replies
Agreed
2022-05-31 17:21
#42
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Denmark nicram64
He is insane, actually 1:1 replacement for Yekindar
2022-05-31 17:23
5 replies
I like that you trust him but no way
2022-05-31 18:17
4 replies
#122
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Denmark nicram64
You will see, he is top1 on EU faceit, give them some time and he will shine in VP
2022-05-31 18:27
3 replies
#137
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Germany sheezyyy
hltv.org/player/16563/psycho this guy was also top1 eu faceit
2022-05-31 18:43
#140
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Russia SoloN7
fame is fcking genius
2022-05-31 18:53
🤣🤣🤣🤣 faceit elo means shit
2022-06-01 23:12
I actually so think this'll happen, from what I've seen from him, he's excellent
2022-05-31 18:40
Electronic's peek
2022-05-31 19:02
#2
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Latvia Licha_
Expected, now don't turn into T3, thanks
2022-05-31 17:14
2 replies
they will
2022-05-31 17:22
1 reply
They basically cant attend any t1 tournaments so t2-t3 it is.
2022-05-31 19:10
#3
FalleN | 
Portugal lift7
gg
2022-05-31 17:14
hltv slow
2022-05-31 17:14
Virtus pro? Who are they?
2022-05-31 17:15
3 replies
#74
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Philippines Fiorno
yeah i thought they were going to outsiders not some t2 team
2022-05-31 17:41
2 replies
same
2022-05-31 17:48
#102
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Netherlands Lasarius
i thought virtus.pro was a polish team
2022-05-31 18:02
#7
f0rest | 
Romania CSm1n
typo in subtitle mr profffffff
2022-05-31 17:15
2 replies
Not in English my friend
2022-05-31 17:40
1 reply
they fixed it already my FFFFFFFF riend
2022-05-31 19:12
Jame and fame 🙂
2022-05-31 17:15
8 replies
Thinking same 🙂
2022-05-31 18:02
6 replies
lame
2022-05-31 18:06
5 replies
#111
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Brazil Pitzera
Insane
2022-05-31 18:10
4 replies
#131
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United States cybonics
+1
2022-05-31 18:32
3 replies
I just came
2022-06-01 14:09
2 replies
#202
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North America jcyeon
while playing a game
2022-06-08 05:51
1 reply
With my bro Fblame
2022-06-09 19:12
nice name
2022-05-31 19:18
#9
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Finland tuntemat0n
tier 2
2022-05-31 17:15
fame can become a star
2022-05-31 17:15
kekw
2022-05-31 17:15
Ez 4 fame
2022-05-31 17:15
Tier2 team
2022-05-31 17:15
#14
FASHR | 
France Ansi
congrats!!
2022-05-31 17:16
Cool but who are going to join Outsiders?
2022-05-31 17:16
Great move, fame and Norbert deserve to play in a better team!!! LETS GOOO
2022-05-31 17:16
Nice video <3
2022-05-31 17:16
Welcome to tier 3, virtus pro
2022-05-31 17:17
nice t3 team you got there
2022-05-31 17:17
Lesgo, fame is so promising. Good luck bears
2022-05-31 17:17
#21
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Sweden QuietDon
I am a little confused in what tournaments these guys will be able to compete in? Is there going to be a Russian-only scene?
2022-05-31 17:17
4 replies
In the same tournaments which outsiders attended
2022-05-31 17:43
3 replies
#187
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Sweden QuietDon
But do you think that is viable in the long run? How long will VP be okay of just supporting the players as the "Outsiders"? And if there is no real difference for VP, how long until the European organizations ban the players? I'm just wondering, even though I am not a big fan of the play style of recent VP, there is definitely great potential in these five and I just hope we get to see them play.
2022-06-01 13:26
2 replies
Well I don't believe that the players will be banned, but I agree that it's a bad situation for VP org. Anyway I don't see any other options for VP other than wait for the situation to stabilize (the question is how long do they have to wait because for now it seems like good few months at least). Russian-only scene would be really boring so yeah, seems like no other options are available.
2022-06-01 14:10
1 reply
#194
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Sweden QuietDon
I completely agree, and I worry that this could take a long time. Even if the conflict ends tomorrow (which it obviously won't), the "e-sport sanctions" could stay longer than the actual sanctions if western TOs want to make it political. Seeing how Gambit exited fairly quickly, I am surprised that VP didn't follow suit. Regardless, I wish all the best for the players and hope the can compete on the big stage again soon (with some security/backing behind them).
2022-06-01 19:52
Fools. They had more chances to get into some European organization if they stayed in the Kazakh organization. Now they will play in the Russian organization that is under sanctions, and play under the Outsiders tag for life
2022-05-31 17:18
#24
l | 
Germany _car
Once gain
2022-05-31 17:18
#25
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Indonesia segopecel
well see how well they adapt to vp playstyle
2022-05-31 17:19
ez strat to beat VP everytime, play 5 awps and autowin 5v4 as n0rb3r7 tilts off the face of the earth
2022-05-31 17:19
#27
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Scotland tr@c
good pinnacle cup team
2022-05-31 17:19
1 reply
Respect pinnacle cup!
2022-06-01 00:25
t2 team now, qikert not as good as he used to be, Jame and FL1T can't carry this shit to big stages
2022-05-31 17:19
2 replies
qikert will be even better now in yekindar roles but kk
2022-05-31 18:07
1 reply
#132
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United States cybonics
tbh the way qikert and buster played felt very restricted
2022-05-31 18:35
#30
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Azerbaijan djwanksta
ehh, still aint good enough for the yekindar replacement
2022-05-31 17:19
#32
try | 
Argentina Aleeee
im not really getting it, this mean outsiders right? vp cant play most of events because of the ban they put on russian teams
2022-05-31 17:20
4 replies
who else besides blast did that? plus i suspect that blast banned all cis teams altogether just because they couldnt run the cis qual anymore because of weplay having to relocate from ukraine. probably they will go back on this decision for the fall season
2022-05-31 17:23
yes, they will play 90% matches under Outsiders tag I suppose, but it is only name they created themselves, the org who manage team, pay salary etc is VP
2022-05-31 17:25
2 replies
#139
try | 
Argentina Aleeee
The thing is, how long they will keep doing this, i dont think its actually profitable
2022-05-31 18:43
1 reply
good question, i guess nobody knows how long in will continue, anyways respect the org for keep supporting players imo
2022-05-31 18:54
Good luck mens)) but now need to grind a lot
2022-05-31 17:21
#35
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Denmark nicram64
LETS GO! FAME is incredible player
2022-05-31 17:22
nice to see they’re not disbanding
2022-05-31 17:22
1 reply
#80
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Pakistan LoOuU2
+1 it's still a good core of Jame, Qikert and Flit. This is not a bad team.
2022-05-31 17:44
fpl players gj
2022-05-31 17:22
knew it
2022-05-31 17:22
#41
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Belgium Soldierce
holy now the team is even worse
2022-05-31 17:22
pinnacle cup qualifiers lmfao
2022-05-31 17:23
shit video
2022-05-31 17:24
#46
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CIS ArsOne
Fame Time
2022-05-31 17:25
Pretty cool announcement tbh
2022-05-31 17:25
#49
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CIS Toovaloo
OMG it's easy top-50 HLTV for VP
2022-05-31 17:25
ehh, not bad, not good
2022-05-31 17:26
fame beast
2022-05-31 17:26
#53
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Turkey ColdZer00
I think it's not good move on LAN for VP. fame does not have any experience on it.
2022-05-31 17:26
2 replies
Ahahaha what a myth lan exp is, if you are skilled, you will show it no matter what
2022-05-31 17:59
1 reply
#177
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Turkey ColdZer00
I hope he will play good at LAN. Let's watch him
2022-06-01 01:09
my man norbert deserves it!
2022-05-31 17:28
tier 1.5
2022-05-31 17:28
fame time inc
2022-05-31 17:29
That announcement video was funny
2022-05-31 17:29
"The squad currently doesn't have a tournament lined up, so it remains to be seen when Virtus.pro will debut with their two new players" Wdym? hltv.org/team/11595/outsiders#tab-events..
2022-05-31 17:30
1 reply
XD
2022-05-31 18:06
Vp will be much stronger now once they put some time in as a team it will be good to watch them in t1 tornaments. Jame is a decent awper with Norb3r7 , fame and qikert as riflers they will have good fire power. Looking forward to see them play. Let get that Virtusplow back !
2022-05-31 17:32
#61
ICY | 
Russia Zel0cE
Udachi pazanam
2022-05-31 17:30
#62
ANa | 
Yugoslavia Lacerta
XDDDDS VP tier 3 Navi.Buster? Omegalul YEKINDAR wasted talent in G2 ? Still better then OG
2022-05-31 17:32
why not boombl4 :EE
2022-05-31 17:33
botb3rt and lame xD, VP top-30 soon...
2022-05-31 17:34
#65
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Kazakhstan Juuzou_
jame & fame.. ok xd
2022-05-31 17:35
#66
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Ukraine Kellso
tier 2 team now without yekindar
2022-05-31 17:35
fame time hope norbert stopped his whining ways, it could be a good line up tho
2022-05-31 17:36
#69
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Libya tblgk
Pog 5 AWP NORBERT!!!
2022-05-31 17:39
ayo n0rb3r7 moving on up, lets go!
2022-05-31 17:39
It's a trap. They won't attend any majors or high rated international tournaments. Gonna do rustic basement-LANpartys only from now on. But thats cool, these are fun.
2022-05-31 17:39
#75
swag | 
Cyprus Porgos
Expected
2022-05-31 17:41
solid t2
2022-05-31 17:41
expected i mean
2022-05-31 17:42
fame and jame
2022-05-31 17:46
Cool... From 1 ru and 4 kz to 1 kz and 4 ru. In our time.
2022-05-31 17:50
#84
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Brazil batcompany
Well I don't know if those kids are any good, but the presentation was great, I love it.
2022-05-31 17:50
#85
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Brazil flytw4tp
NOT SURE WHAT TO THINK ABOUT THIS LINEUP only time will tell...
2022-05-31 17:50
#86
Petra | 
Poland 138|
ah, the guy who said buying 5 awps on DD2 is toxic. Damn
2022-05-31 17:52
#87
Spinx | 
Israel dBo
NICE! They are great..
2022-05-31 17:52
#89
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Norway Tsgkristiz
Well thats interesting, cant wait to see how vp will play out!
2022-05-31 17:54
vp is done
2022-05-31 17:54
Good luck to tier2 tournaments
2022-05-31 17:56
ez pinacle cup for outsiders
2022-05-31 18:00
HOG RIDER
2022-05-31 18:00
Fame time
2022-05-31 18:01
#107
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Finland dianimo
welcome to t3 VP, enjoy your stay
2022-05-31 18:08
i expected fame + x5g7v
2022-05-31 18:09
finally the big chance for n0rb3r7 and fame, i hope they will perform in such a team.
2022-05-31 18:12
But is fame not a sniper? Jame is better sniper IMO so i guess he will play riffle
2022-05-31 18:15
1 reply
fame is a rifler
2022-05-31 19:48
lmao
2022-05-31 18:17
its hard to replace yeki and buster, but these are pretty good fill ins imo
2022-05-31 18:19
RIP fame’s career Jame will ruin
2022-05-31 18:26
4 replies
yeah like he would have career in k23
2022-05-31 18:28
3 replies
Better than playing with jame
2022-05-31 18:29
2 replies
better than playing with nickelback
2022-05-31 18:30
1 reply
nickelback >>>> jame
2022-05-31 19:07
shit org
2022-05-31 18:29
Finally norber7 in a Good team UNDERRATED
2022-05-31 18:30
1 reply
+1
2022-05-31 19:07
#129
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China RADNIKEY
NORBERT XAXA
2022-05-31 18:31
LEEEEEAAATZ GOOOOY PEEEETR!
2022-05-31 18:32
#133
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Denmark itstwopie
New virtus era?
2022-05-31 18:35
why not boombl4? but good luck norber and fame!
2022-05-31 18:43
Poggers
2022-05-31 18:57
#145
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Kazakhstan nugop
“Not expected” P.s we had this info more than 1 weak
2022-05-31 19:04
#151
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Sweden txshirx
Norbert KEKW
2022-05-31 19:20
rip
2022-05-31 19:23
fame + jame = ez pz
2022-05-31 19:24
lfg fameeee
2022-05-31 19:27
#162
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Greece m3s0v
boombl4 yekindar mir buster w0nderful ez
2022-05-31 20:00
1 reply
#169
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Cyprus shmoe
thats actually a good lineup.
2022-05-31 22:10
Pog
2022-05-31 20:33
I guess we ll see what happens GL
2022-05-31 20:49
love VP lets goo
2022-05-31 21:01
It doesn't matter who they sign, everyone's play has to reflect Jame's slow and poor IGL'ing....
2022-05-31 21:16
-qikert +Boombl4 - take jame off igl Star team
2022-05-31 21:18
gg tier 3
2022-05-31 21:25
nice to see norbert on this team
2022-05-31 22:13
Great additions, gl
2022-05-31 22:46
#172
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Switzerland nierg
Honestly that announcement video is really cute
2022-05-31 23:04
#174
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Australia poppyxox
CMON OUTSIDERS
2022-06-01 00:00
What a bad decision.
2022-06-01 02:07
OK cool release YEKINDAR now
2022-06-01 03:45
1 reply
He has a contract, navi can buy him or get someone else
2022-06-01 08:04
picking up 2 matchfixers from k322 feels sad man
2022-06-01 05:32
I made an account to say "fame time"!!
2022-06-01 05:53
What if Electronic does become igl? I think they should consider moving Simple to fragger again and try to sign xsepower for AWPer role. Do you think this could work?
2022-06-01 07:39
7 replies
there are better options than xsepower in this case
2022-06-01 11:21
6 replies
Better options that could be done quickly though?
2022-06-01 17:48
5 replies
w0nderful is a free agent deko and iDISBALANCE are probably better zorte/El1an probably wont be sold tho
2022-06-01 17:49
4 replies
Wasn’t aware but thanks for the respectful response. I hope you have a great week and get a free dessert at dinner. If you’re in the US I will gladly order some takeout for you.
2022-06-01 23:38
3 replies
thanks mate but no need :) Sadly I'm not in the US but it's on my bucket list :D
2022-06-02 08:57
2 replies
If you ever find yourself in Charlotte, North Carolina or the Central Florida region let me know!
2022-06-04 23:10
1 reply
Will do my friend, thanks :)
2022-06-04 23:53
is this a laught thread?
2022-06-01 08:24
finally
2022-06-01 11:19
#198
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Finland AliSabid
nice that was fast
2022-06-02 17:12
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