Russian giants in the form of Virtus.Pro have announced that Roman "ROMJkE" Makarov will be joining their roster.
Roman "ROMJkE" Makarov, former Islanders player, has proved he has what it takes to compete at the top after an impressive season with his former team where they achieved a third place finish in the NPCL finals and being chosen to represent the nation in the ESL ENC tournament.
Irina Semenova, owner of Virtus.Pro is of the belief that Makarov has the skill and talent to be a part of the team and had the following to say:
Roman has proven to be an excellent player for a long time, in the previous year he was able to obtain a lot of experience in international games...
Besides, he is a an all around player, good with all weapons, including Russia's famous Deagle and AWP.
Makarov will replace Boris "Snoop" Podvalshchikov in the team, who is no longer part of Virtus.Pro.
Podvalshchikov played a major role in the squad during the three years he was in Virtus.Pro but leaves the Russian team due to personal problems that the organisation prefered not to disclose.
Makarov will have his debut for Virtus.Pro this Saturday, during the Intel Challenge Cup in Rostov-on-Don.
Virtus.Pro has now the following roster:
Alexey "LeX" Kolesnikov
Ivan "F_1N" Kochugov
Aleksey "HEL1" Novikov
Viktor "Sally" Filimonchenko
Roman "ROMJkE" Makarov