n0rb3r7 and fame join Virtus.pro
The Russian organization once again has a full roster.
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.
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.
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.
Dastan "dastan" Akbayev (coach)