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According to, Aleksey "HEL1" Novikov and Ivan "F_1N" Kochugov have been removed from the Counter-Strike squad.

The reasons for the removal of the players have been kept quiet but what has been found out was that there was a small internal quarrel. Novikov joined the team in March 2006, while Kochugov was part of the Virtus.Pro roster for several years. This decision turns the two gamers into free agents.

The news comes just in the middle of the team's preperations for the ESWC Finals which will be held next month in Paris, France. The team was in need of strengthening after having lost their qualifier to in the Final.

The changes leave the Virtus.Pro roster with only 3 players, and if they want to have any chance at the ESWC Finals replacements will have to be made as soon as possible. The Russian squad has confirmed that it will attend the event with the team's coach, Konstantin "groove" Pikiner, while the last player is yet to be announced. However, it has been rumoured that hat Alexandre "KALbI4" Gribov is one of the team's options for the last spot and that he is already practicing with Virtus.Pro.

Virtus.Pro has now the following roster:

The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. Alexey "LeX" Kolesnikov
The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. Viktor "Sally" Filimonchenko
The image “” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors. Roman "ROMJkE" Makarov

Russia SU 33 
2007-06-14 12:49
Denmark Nix0n 
Sad for Virtus.Pro, always liked their team. Also the inventors of the "Russian Jump" I bet. Hope they will find two top players for ESWC.
2007-06-14 14:12
Estonia bazya 
GG VP... :(((
2007-06-14 14:21
Belgium Legz 
F_1n is a good player, loss for them for sure :x
2007-06-14 14:50
2007-06-14 14:57
2007-06-14 17:13
bye bye
2007-06-14 17:52
I just don't understand them. These 2 players were , on my mind , the best players in Virtus.Pro. I'm interesting what realy happened.
2007-06-14 19:04
Lithuania reyu 
The two players that will represent are: Konstantin "groove" P. (their manager) Alexander "KALbI4" G.
2007-06-14 19:29
very Terrible :) ...
2007-06-14 19:36
OMG guy's OMG ya ochen' rasstroen :( Odno raduet na schet KALbI4'a , no vsej eto yze ne te VP... da i na schet - mojet oni v poslednee vremya ne berut nagradi , no komanda ona i est' komanda v kakom bi ona polozenii ne nahodilas' i es;i ti tak schiotaesh to ti prosto tut post nabil. F_1N'a uze ne zamenit' .. eto budut yze ne te VP chto bili... Da i Parnyam (osobenno LeX'y) shas ne legko... Parni ya vsegda s vami in my heart <3 --------------------------------------------- Quattra aka H2o
2007-06-15 10:30
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Israel m@$k@ 
JA poslnostju s toboj soglasen hot ja tebja ne znaju no ti govorish pravdu.No esli u Virtus budet progress v dalnejshem ja budu o4en rad t.k vsegda Virtusa bili moim faforitom.Ja o4en vam so4ustvuju VP.
2007-06-15 15:30
Bce Ha4aJloCb c Bo3Bpawenu9 sallo u kick hoocha potom bor9 wa fin y hel1
2007-06-16 02:32
2007-06-15 11:13
started with hooch .... ended up with boris than f1n and hel1 virtus goin down.. atm
2007-06-15 11:28
odin KALbI4 delu ne pomozet nuzna sigrannost'
2007-06-15 11:31
2007-06-15 12:12
Russia L3o 
KALb|4 sigraetsya. vse budet zaebis'. no Begripam oni proebut ))
2007-06-15 14:36
2007-06-15 18:14
2007-06-15 18:57
If they would not kick hoocha they were numba one in Russia sry fo my english :)
2007-06-16 02:31
Da ppc mla
2007-06-16 11:37
ROMJkE & KALbI4 > all
2007-06-16 12:14
OMG! are they removing ROMJkE!?!
2007-06-16 15:05
Ukraine minemax 
No. Not now, at least. :D By the way, the temporary lineup groove, LeX, Sally, ROMJkE, KALbI4 is officially confirmed now.
2007-06-16 15:08
da uz neuda4a1! :(
2007-06-17 09:29
VP tashiii) ESWC skoro... kuda hel1 i f_1n ushli?
2007-06-18 23:48
Bpoge KAK F1_N Tenepb B AgressiveAttack urpaeT... xz... Bpoge 6bI... nu3geLL KOPO4E !!! no3op HA ESWC u T.g.... npocTo GL GL GL !!! no hf...
2007-06-20 04:47
2007-06-20 20:39
if they will call hooch to team and return F_1N : KaLbI4 , ROMJkE , hooch , F_1N , LeX => GG Europe
2007-06-26 11:06
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