Official: Virtus.pro capture Iron Will

MIRAA
April 18th, 2011 23:12

Virtus.pro have announced they have raided Iron Will for their Counter-Strike team.

The move marks Virtus.pro's return to the CS business after disbanding the organisation in November of 2009 following a series of mixed results.

Three players of the lineup were part of the successful Virtus.pro team who placed third at ESWC 2004 and lifted the ACON5 trophy in China one year later.

The now ex-Iron Will team are looking to find in the new organisation the stability they have been missing since the start of the year.


Virtus.pro confirms new lineup

The Russian side's last tournament ended in disappointment, as the team crashed out of the ICSC 7 finals without a single point, which resulted in Viktor "Sally" Filimonchenko and Boris "Snoop" Podvalshikov making way for Vladimir "VofkiN" Shmakov and Alexander "Talisman" Talismanov.

Virtus.pro now have the following CS team:

Russia Aleksey "HEL1" Novikov
Russia Ivan "F_1N" Kochugov
Russia Alexey "LeX" Kolesnikov
Russia Vladimir "VofkiN" Shmakov
Russia Alexander "Talisman" Talismanov

SWEET!
2011-04-18 23:13
good2see oldtag
2011-04-18 23:13
KAMAN ! :D
2011-04-18 23:13
gl boys
2011-04-18 23:13
#5
Bulgaria Phas 
YEZZZZZ
2011-04-18 23:14
NICE gl
2011-04-18 23:14
Nice but they will never be same as the old VP
2011-04-18 23:14
x2 but nice for the russian scene!
2011-04-18 23:14
the old one also wasn't good tbh.
2011-04-18 23:30
#42
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Russia Nzr0 
lol u want to say old vp wasnt good? its joke right?
2011-04-18 23:43
No, I'm not joking.
2011-04-19 01:38
Then something's wrong with you...
2011-04-19 02:01
No.
2011-04-19 02:19
ahaha +_+
2011-04-19 12:16
agree ;)
2011-04-19 15:13
agree with you
2011-04-19 12:45
2011-04-19 19:41
2011-04-19 20:37
They will never get as good as the old VP. (ESWC 2004 top3, ACON5 champion) But whatever, I don't give a damn. And they won't achieve a thing, in the end they will disband.
2011-04-19 03:50
word
2011-04-19 13:38
GOOOOOOOOOOD
2011-04-18 23:15
very nice!
2011-04-18 23:15
go go go
2011-04-18 23:15
God I hope this won't be a new dissapointment and russian cs arena will climb back on the top for a long time
2011-04-18 23:15
2011-04-18 23:16
his father died few days before event so...
2011-04-18 23:20
#38
Ukraine DREv 
sad... :(
2011-04-18 23:35
sad :/
2011-04-19 00:59
actually his father died after wcg, so it's near 3 mouths. but yeah it's very sad. great player <3 him :)
2011-04-19 05:30
suck it
2011-04-19 09:36
dry
2011-04-19 18:34
moron
2011-04-19 10:28
oh yeah virtus.pro.... I missed you :D
2011-04-18 23:16
h1h1
2011-04-18 23:17
gl VIRTUS!
2011-04-18 23:18
i fuckin love the name of this team
2011-04-18 23:18
nice:D!
2011-04-18 23:18
gl, but no chances for something :DDD
2011-04-18 23:19
#21
Sweden ezk 
Nice! Good team!
2011-04-18 23:20
Gl Boys.
2011-04-18 23:21
SWEET. gl lex and co.
2011-04-18 23:23
GO Virtus pro Go leX :D
2011-04-18 23:23
they will do nothing with this lineup =\
2011-04-18 23:24
#26
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Russia Voka2H 
gl VP!
2011-04-18 23:25
niccce very nice!
2011-04-18 23:25
LeX back home, good luck !
2011-04-18 23:26
Nice :) and damn Russians have a lot of "ov"s at the end of their names :P
2011-04-18 23:27
'ov' and 'ev' in Russian surnames like a McDonald or Roberts
2011-04-19 06:35
#97
Russia B!F 
Like -son and -sen in Nordic countries etc.
2011-04-19 07:36
Roberts? :D haha
2011-04-19 11:22
GL
2011-04-18 23:31
#33
Sweden fukc 
Virtus.Pro > Aleksey.K etc, nice
2011-04-18 23:33
classic! :D
2011-04-18 23:57
nice Virtus.pro I think hacker,MNR would be better choice for VP and they could be top1 russia anyway gl
2011-04-18 23:32
#35
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United States 1mPeRvI0uS 
GL
2011-04-18 23:32
nice to se some oldplayers comeback:D
2011-04-18 23:33
#40
Ukraine DREv 
they always active, lex 1-2 month max inactive.
2011-04-18 23:37
#37
Canada pokz 
awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!
2011-04-18 23:34
VofkiN :) n1
2011-04-18 23:37
F_1N and his fucked keyboard position: hltv.org/?pageid=154&galleryid=2290&pict..
2011-04-18 23:43
wtf
2011-04-19 01:32
A4Tech X7-G100
2011-04-19 10:29
najs :) Virtus.pro ;D
2011-04-18 23:49
u should set yourself "<3 Virtus.pro" :D
2011-04-18 23:54
gl
2011-04-18 23:57
whatever. lex should move to m5...
2011-04-18 23:58
najs
2011-04-19 00:01
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!!! g0 LeX !!!
2011-04-19 00:17
NIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIICE VP > LeX4EVER
2011-04-19 00:22
GL! LeX's using Razer Imperator? First time I've seen a pro CS gamer using Imperator. O_O virtuspro.org/en/team/man/
2011-04-19 00:27
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!!!! go VP!! :D!
2011-04-19 00:27
yes! go virtus
2011-04-19 00:29
haha nice one
2011-04-19 00:52
ahahha nice :D
2011-04-19 00:59
yeah :D
2011-04-19 12:54
This team is the manblowing team! GL Vofka!
2011-04-19 00:29
one of my favorite tag is steel alive! thank you Rancha ;) I am so happy
2011-04-19 00:40
really good news! i missed the name virtus.pro!!!
2011-04-19 00:43
GLGLGLGLGLGLGLGL
2011-04-19 00:51
#61
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Brazil fzZ 
niceeeeeeee gl guys
2011-04-19 00:52
Very Nice My Favourite Team Go Go LeX Good Luck Virtus.pro :X
2011-04-19 00:54
Go Virtus.pro :DD
2011-04-19 01:00
nice1, gl
2011-04-19 01:02
AWESOME!
2011-04-19 01:09
Ohhhhhhhh yes, my favourite team when i started to play cs :BB
2011-04-19 01:21
#69
Russia frsx 
gl
2011-04-19 01:23
Now col go do the same, pick up or be extinct as orga
2011-04-19 01:33
KAMAAAAAAANNNNN!!!!!!! VIRTUS.PRO > <3 !!!
2011-04-19 01:45
nice niceeee :D
2011-04-19 01:58
wil be... HELL ONCE AGAIN!
2011-04-19 02:01
achieve nothing
2011-04-19 02:06
Now there are no doubts about this pickup. Gl Guys
2011-04-19 02:10
lex ed1k dosia h4cker mnr
2011-04-19 02:24
mnr is inernet power player and He scored at &#1089;s -mnr + fox
2011-04-19 05:51
#81
Dosia | 
Russia mNstR- 
ViRTUS.PRO is back!
2011-04-19 02:45
what's the difference between Aleksey and Alexey? Typo or different origins?
2011-04-19 03:57
typo
2011-04-19 04:03
#85
Peru dbie 
YEAAAAAH
2011-04-19 04:18
as long as they practice hard instead of usual player switching...
2011-04-19 04:29
seems like they have like half 20's... 30's? wow lol
2011-04-19 04:53
cool
2011-04-19 05:13
good, but, remember that iron will had a bad year in the 2010(( so, hope they play better this year... we will see
2011-04-19 05:14
Maybe this is Russian CS COMEBACK? Hmmm....
2011-04-19 05:27
gl vp!
2011-04-19 05:46
vp will never live up to their awesomeness @ acon5. i still remember how insane lex was that tournament :D
2011-04-19 06:30
#98
Russia B!F 
They have some serious business right there :)
2011-04-19 07:38
Lovin VP!!
2011-04-19 07:57
Virtus.pro
2011-04-19 08:00
YEAAAAAAHH!!! GOGOGO VP!!!! GL!!!!
2011-04-19 08:05
GL
2011-04-19 08:20
fans IronWill and forZe go fan VIrtus.pro !
2011-04-19 08:27
gO gO gO
2011-04-19 08:50
M5 is much stronger i think... M5's lineup should be virtus.pro that would be awesome!
2011-04-19 09:18
hooch lex edik dosia f_1n that would be awesome
2011-04-19 09:47
eeeee been wanting to go back)) and since in the IronWill gathered half Virtus .. I had hoped)
2011-04-19 09:24
GL GL GL ! ! !
2011-04-19 09:32
Sally and Snoop back...
2011-04-19 10:01
GL
2011-04-19 10:02
- talisman + AdreN - Vofkin + hooch or N1ck3L
2011-04-19 10:06
#113
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Belarus ALBiNh0 
gl anyway
2011-04-19 10:09
OMG! GOOD NEWS good luck
2011-04-19 10:11
#116
Ukraine b52 
GL VP!!!
2011-04-19 10:28
VP <3 GLGLGL
2011-04-19 10:31
Runcha comeback, GL VP! ;)
2011-04-19 10:59
gl
2011-04-19 11:01
ahhahahahhahah
2011-04-19 11:20
Vofkin and Talisman gogogGO!~~
2011-04-19 11:54
come back but lineup bad, i think
2011-04-19 12:25
VIRTUS PRO O_O GL &* HF
2011-04-19 12:31
great news,Virtus.pro is back,gl guys :-)
2011-04-19 12:41
gl vp not good lineup with famous tag :) but IT'S GREAT TAG!
2011-04-19 13:21
Go Go Go LeX!
2011-04-19 13:33
lex
2011-04-19 14:13
gl VP, LeX and co.
2011-04-19 14:35
-Volfkin,Talisman,HEL1 +hooch,ROMJKE,Dosia I know its not possible but it's the only chance to do some damage..
2011-04-19 14:45
always love the name virtus pro, dunno why, but it's like that :p GoGoGo virtus.pro > :)
2011-04-19 15:14
#143
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Netherlands liQuidmoTion 
good for their chances to get invited to e-series
2011-04-19 15:21
best <3
2011-04-19 17:23
Good Luck !
2011-04-19 17:29
gogogo Virtus.pro
2011-04-19 17:46
#147
hooch | 
Israel m@$k@ 
Yeeeeeeeeeeee at last :DDD gl with it VP !!!
2011-04-19 18:06
nothing changed
2011-04-19 18:19
OMG !!! Virtus.pro return :D NICEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
2011-04-19 19:16
epic team)
2011-04-19 19:19
#155
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Chile Ganb^ 
:OO Nicee !
2011-04-19 21:43
great, GL VP!
2011-04-19 21:45
hel1 (L
2011-04-19 22:09
waiting for: *DEAD* Virtus.pro > Aleksey N. : we're just russian meat *DEAD* fnatic.MSI cArn : we likey *DEAD* fnatic.MSI cArn : russian meat
2011-04-19 22:17
*** Virtus.pro > Aleksey K. <LeX> killed fnatic.f0rest *Razer_ with a headshot from deagle *** *** Virtus.pro > Aleksey K. <LeX> killed fnatic.instw Bestpoker.com with a headshot from deagle *** *DEAD* fnatic.f0rest *Razer_ : HAHA *DEAD* fnatic.f0rest *Razer_ : nice one *DEAD* fnatic.instw Bestpoker.com : hahahaha *DEAD* fnatic.instw Bestpoker.com : nice one *DEAD* Virtus.pro > Aleksey K. <LeX> : :D:D:D *DEAD* fnatic.f0rest *Razer_ : you crazy b---- -:D *DEAD* Virtus.pro > Aleksey K. <LeX> : sometimes.. *DEAD* fnatic.f0rest *Razer_ : always *DEAD* fnatic.instw Bestpoker.com : that was sick *DEAD* fnatic.f0rest *Razer_ : :D
2011-04-20 04:59
Talismanov is probably the greatest surname in the history of the world!
2011-04-20 05:57
GL Russian brothers!)
2011-04-20 13:23
End of the day they are the best in a dribble scene. Same with every other "top" team within their own scene.. Doesn't matter if they do damage or not outside of Russia. They try their best can't ask anymore. No hooch = not crazy! The guy on the right of the picture needs to cut down on gaming, he looks ill. Short comment for the trolls... Return to your bridge... Your not welcome.
2011-04-21 18:31
Vofkin has potential to be way better player than hooch.
2011-04-22 16:29
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