Virtus.pro make CS:GO switch

Virtus.pro have announced the switch from CS 1.6 to CS:GO, undergoing the change of two players in the transition.

Earlier today we brought the story that Virtus.pro wouldn't be making the trip to PGS this weekend in Portugal. Virtus.pro have now announced that the Russian-based organization will be making the switch to CS:GO.

By doing so the team waves goodbye to the Russian veteran-duo Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov and Aleksey "LeX" Kolesnikov. 

LeX is happy

LeX quits as player with Virtus.pro moving on to CS:GO 

Kolesnikov will from now on be obtaining the role as team manager while Bogdanov won't be sticking around for CS:GO. Another member not making the switch to CS:GO is the Ukrainian veteran Alexey "xaoc" Kucherov.

To gear up for CS:GO the team add Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow as captain. Karasiow has in most recent times acted as commentator for Natus Vincere's stream by returns to pro gaming for CS:GO. Another Ukrainian member joining is Taras "craft1k" Voitenko who leaves KerchNET to join the CS:GO quest with Virtus.pro.

The fifth member for Virtus.pro's CS:GO team is from Kazakhstan. By far the star of Kazakhstan, Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev is not done with pro gaming, making the transition from CS 1.6 to CS:GO.


AdreN joins Virtus.pro for CS:GO 

This means that Virtus.pro will mount the following CS:GO team:

Russia Michael "evil" Garanin
Ukraine Emil "kucher" Akhundov
Ukraine Kiril "ANGE1" Karasiow 
Ukraine Taras "craft1k" Voitenko
Kazakhstan Dauren "AdreN"
Kystaubayev

Virtus.pro state that news regarding the first tournament for the team will be announced shortly.

DAMN ADREN?
2012-10-09 21:33
12 replies
WHAT A LINEUP!!!!! nice one!
2012-10-09 21:43
virtus.dno in cs:govno .... funny
2012-10-09 23:25
10 replies
hahahaha even i understand that :PP
2012-10-09 23:38
1 reply
+1 :D
2012-10-09 23:50
#107
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Russia Rehted
++++
2012-10-09 23:47
:D
2012-10-10 03:17
ahhahahahha !!!!!!!!!!
2012-10-10 04:46
:D indeed
2012-10-10 14:58
LOL :D
2012-10-10 15:38
and me :)))) +20000
2012-10-10 19:15
WINNER
2012-10-10 21:05
hhahahahahaha
2012-10-11 10:50
wow adreN gl to team!
2012-10-09 21:33
sad hooch and LeX quit, but anyway nice team. GL
2012-10-09 21:33
Adren!!! Good news!!! And judging by the names the team sounds awesome as well.
2012-10-09 21:34
Damnnnnnn ange1 and Adren in 1 ,epic
2012-10-09 21:36
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Israel kLifOrdQ_o
NICE good luck for them
2012-10-09 21:34
#7
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France panic-D-
They're going to be one of the best teams fosho if AdreN will be as good as he was in 1.6 ....
2012-10-09 21:35
sick team
2012-10-09 21:35
nooooooo
2012-10-09 21:37
no LeX no win Lex > Neo foSHO
2012-10-09 21:37
2 replies
maybe in his prime, but at the moment all 5 players on this lineup are more qualified in terms of skill and relevance to pick up CS:GO.
2012-10-09 22:45
+1
2012-10-10 02:32
damn..so many sick lineups in cs:go..too bad we didn't see them in 1.6
2012-10-09 21:40
im happy adren finally found a good team to play with
2012-10-09 21:40
hooch and lex they are the best russian players with dosia,ed1k but craft1ka,angel,adren they are still one of the best players but sad no xaoc anymore
2012-10-09 21:41
what a lineup, this is great!
2012-10-09 21:41
nice kurwa!
2012-10-09 21:42
on paper this lineup looks awesome finally team to watch (with rush3d[?])
2012-10-09 21:43
awesome!! GL
2012-10-09 21:42
sick
2012-10-09 21:43
#19
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India h8or
holy shit...this lineup got stronger with borat. gl VP.
2012-10-09 21:43
LeX was Legendary.. sad to see him go away.. legend solo and sick player
2012-10-09 21:43
damn, what a great line-up... so HOT!
2012-10-09 21:43
great lineup!
2012-10-09 21:43
amazing roster, they will rock i'm sure
2012-10-09 21:44
Sad to see LeX and hooch retiring. They were a part of CS for a very long time. GL in future.
2012-10-09 21:46
GREAT!!! GL AdreN & co :DD
2012-10-09 21:46
-,-
2012-10-09 21:48
sick!
2012-10-09 21:48
I heard LeX's opinion on CS:GO a long time ago in an interview and we all knew VP was really into CS:GO. So we all kinda expected lex to retire? Its kinda sad still. GL to LeX what ever he wants to do next!
2012-10-09 21:48
great lineup! only sad thing is that hooch is quitting
2012-10-09 21:49
#31
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Estonia TehkarN
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2012-10-09 21:50
2 adren's in the scene now...or is this one really called AdreN? The american one is called adreN ;)
2012-10-09 21:50
9 replies
the american is a wannabe.
2012-10-09 21:51
5 replies
US adreN is very good too so don't talk shit. But was expecting retarded comments like this...
2012-10-09 21:59
3 replies
So now being "very good" is losing a tournament to a 1.6 mix that was focused on 1.6? Good to know.
2012-10-09 22:01
1 reply
Does that say anything about his individual skill? nope
2012-10-09 22:14
lol. its like second f0rest, what whould be ur reaction ? xD
2012-10-10 08:11
all of you sound so dumb, there's always different players with the same alias, does it matter? it's just a name. They're both good so shut up
2012-10-10 12:05
kazakh adren is true adren usa adren fake
2012-10-09 21:51
adrenaline
2012-10-10 19:44
this adren plays since 99/00
2012-10-10 20:04
DAMN! NOW THATS A GREAT LINE-UP! They were rocking with Lex, I'm sure they will continue rocking with AdreN and ANGEL.
2012-10-09 21:59
perfect lu
2012-10-09 21:50
awesome
2012-10-09 21:50
gl
2012-10-09 21:50
#38
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Dominican Republic pabeL
WTF adren GL
2012-10-09 21:51
why ukrainian flag?its russian orga
2012-10-09 21:52
5 replies
Three players from Ukraine
2012-10-09 21:54
It doesnt matter. fnatic : danish flag, had swedish for years and fnatic is an australian orga. winfakt : had finnish players with belgian(!?) organiastion. and the list goes on (mTw/SK german) 3 ukranians in this team
2012-10-09 21:57
3 ukrainians.. :) does it really matter?
2012-10-09 22:07
fnatic is from Australia or New Zealand or whatever..
2012-10-09 22:14
most of players in new line-up Ukrainian
2012-10-10 21:06
Awesome news! CS:GO ftw!
2012-10-09 21:53
nice, gl
2012-10-09 21:54
so strange to see VP under ukraine flag :(
2012-10-09 21:57
2 replies
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Netherlands JUNG13
strange feeling huh?
2012-10-10 20:00
1 reply
strange, cause it's unusual
2012-10-10 20:03
oh wow really nice lineup
2012-10-09 21:57
awesome team, glhf
2012-10-09 21:58
Can anyone tell me about AdreN? Never really seen him much in the international scene much. Saw him in WCG I think
2012-10-09 21:59
5 replies
insane aimer
2012-10-09 22:02
2 replies
Any notable performance in the international/national scene?
2012-10-09 22:11
1 reply
He's a very smart and experienced player with sick aim. if he would've been born in sweden instead he would be as huge as Xizt, GeT_RiGhT, SpawN, etc.
2012-10-09 22:05
1 reply
Xizt is huge as GTR, SpawN?
2012-10-11 22:13
LeX <3 :(
2012-10-09 22:01
#52
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Slovakia radeoNko
gl
2012-10-09 22:01
Beast lineup
2012-10-09 22:03
#57
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Sweden ShageN
craft1k, ANGE1, kUchER, AdreN... Oh my God, what amazing players here.
2012-10-09 22:08
GL in future LeX, sad to see you go :(
2012-10-09 22:09
SICK!
2012-10-09 22:10
OUSHITWHAATALINEUUUP:))
2012-10-09 22:11
i thought AdreN was living in China (or was it Taiwan? i dont remember), he's back in kazakhstan? my question is regarding some ping issues they might have if he still lives in china
2012-10-09 22:13
1 reply
Yes, he returned from China a long time ago =)
2012-10-10 01:48
OMFG , LEX THE AWP LEGEND 2006! soo sad to see you go with hooch you still best for me :)
2012-10-09 22:14
3 replies
#93
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Greece her-1g
2006? lex plays since FOREVER!!! he was part of the 2004 virtus.pro team that beat SK @ eswc and also he played with e-m8z at cpl europe fall 2003 :)
2012-10-09 22:59
2 replies
but he was best awp @ 2006 !
2012-10-09 23:23
1 reply
2005
2012-10-10 00:06
gl lex!!! adren is good player... good choise
2012-10-09 22:15
3 replies
'LeX quits as player with Virtus.pro moving on to CS:GO' LOOOOOOOL
2012-10-10 02:35
2 replies
adren is the best option for a new player :D:D:D:D:D::D:D
2012-10-13 16:12
1 reply
true bro
2012-10-13 20:25
SICK LINEUP!!! GL Guys
2012-10-09 22:15
best players switch to cs:go fuck cs:go cs 1.6 4ever
2012-10-09 22:18
sad to see hooch and lex leaving.. gl vp..
2012-10-09 22:21
shit just keeps getting real-er!
2012-10-09 22:24
Sick mate
2012-10-09 22:26
so boring...
2012-10-09 22:26
#75
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Greece her-1g
crazy lineup!
2012-10-09 22:29
#77
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp
ukrainian trio of oldschool masters + adren = gg :)
2012-10-09 22:36
ANGE1 + craft1k... And kucher's MAD AWP! xD YUMMI YUMMI!!!
2012-10-09 22:41
at least 4 beasts in line-up.
2012-10-09 22:41
nice ggglhf guys
2012-10-09 22:42
-evil +hooch/xaoc and this line-up is just DREAM. VP with Ukrainian flag by the way xD hmmm GOOD LUCK!!!
2012-10-09 22:46
omg lineup:)
2012-10-09 22:47
bye-bye XAOC :( A-gaming.XAOC dA-OLDSCHOOL sad! BUt this line-up roxxxxxx!
2012-10-09 22:48
And not a single word about hooch in the article.
2012-10-09 22:53
2 replies
By doing so the team waves goodbye to the Russian veteran-duo Dmitry "hooch" Bogdanov and Aleksey "LeX" Kolesnikov. failed?
2012-10-09 22:54
1 reply
yep, I did
2012-10-10 14:15
Line-up is amazing, but I'm sure that XAOC should be in... :( Sad that he decided to quit because of CS:...(you know).
2012-10-09 22:55
#94
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Netherlands JUNG13
Wow, this were DAFUQ?! news! Didn't expect this guys to make a switch. GL 4 the team anyway, esp. Ange1, craft1k, kucher!
2012-10-09 23:01
wOw ADREENNN NICE!
2012-10-09 23:08
Red Machine!:D
2012-10-09 23:17
Amazing line-up. Imagine that kUCHER's awp with sick frags of ANGE1 and craft1k. And AdreN have a chance to prove him internationaly. Sick team.
2012-10-09 23:20
1 reply
It's Global Offensive, not 1.6.
2012-10-09 23:26
AdreN ?! HELL YEAH :) This lineup is insane , I hope they would be good @ GO because this lineup can go really far. gl
2012-10-09 23:27
Bye bye Russian flag :))
2012-10-09 23:28
gl
2012-10-09 23:29
sick
2012-10-09 23:31
2012-10-09 23:32
GL AdreN , so nice !!!
2012-10-10 00:27
#111
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Brazil hugoooo
If they replace evil with LeX, this would be by far the best lineup imho.
2012-10-10 00:38
Unacceptable VP to have ukr flag !
2012-10-10 00:56
4 replies
Change your f*ckin' flag to russian. You troll all Ukrainian players every time, you hate our flag. You must be that retarded kid which learn fake-history that presented in your "BURSA" or fapp-fapper on TV-news.
2012-10-10 10:50
3 replies
He mad because Na'Vi didn't participate in that Romanian 1.6 tournament 'coz he buyed tickets to that tour just to get a picture with markeloff. Haha. LOL!
2012-10-11 22:18
2 replies
I'd say he is always mad on Na`Vi. Dunno why, but it is like that...
2012-10-12 11:28
1 reply
Probably jealous, haha.
2012-10-12 12:23
haters gonna hate!!! blind 1.6 fanboys can't see the reality cs:go STROOOOOOOOOOOOOOONK!
2012-10-10 02:18
9 replies
roflmao CS 1.6 is a LEGENDARY GAME cs:go is just pure shit hybrid minesweeper > cs:go
2012-10-10 08:02
2 replies
fanboy what r u doing fanboy stahp
2012-10-10 15:18
1 reply
yes, i love cs 1.6 and hate cs:sourcelikeGO
2012-10-10 15:26
You better stop fucking around. Have some respect for the people that enjoyed a game way more than you enjoyed all you're wasted hours of gaming. It's kind of hard to let go you know. Just shut it. you're posts are amazingly annoying.
2012-10-10 10:17
1 reply
your
2012-10-10 15:17
thats why CS:GO is out of 10 best STEAM games? 1.6 in by the way...
2012-10-10 10:49
3 replies
Who cares about stats? Bitching people like you maybe. If you would open your eyes and accept the fact that teams are switching also tournaments are held at weekly basis, than you wouldn't even mention stats. But hey, what can you do about it
2012-10-10 11:23
2 replies
teams are switching to cs:go cause they play 4 money, they dont care at all. still here are some players who have respect, who didnt switch
2012-10-10 15:23
1 reply
Thats another lame excuse and overused by people who can't make any other decent arguments. Every pro player who takes gaming seriously plays for money, but that doesn't mean that they don't have fun playing it
2012-10-10 15:28
Great line-up, gl guys :)
2012-10-10 02:35
ANGE1+AdreN pfff destroyyyyyyyyyyy
2012-10-10 02:48
1 reply
craft1k, kUcheR... all of them are just sick! :D
2012-10-10 12:54
LeX and hooch were probably the strongest duo on VP, so it's a shame to see them go. However, AdreN should be able to fill at least one of their spots easily.
2012-10-10 02:57
AdreN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2012-10-10 06:06
CS:GOVNO AHAHAHAHAH ! DELETE CS:GO !
2012-10-10 06:19
Do LeX and hooch retire from CS for the switch?
2012-10-10 06:43
1 reply
Lex does yeah. same for hooch probably
2012-10-10 09:09
Sick lineup :O
2012-10-10 07:24
6 replies
u read my mind :)
2012-10-10 08:03
5 replies
because its ukranian? :D
2012-10-10 15:48
4 replies
AHAHAH so funny ahaha please stop it -_-
2012-10-10 15:50
3 replies
??? lol
2012-10-10 15:59
2 replies
the fuck u want from me? ok i understand ur retard. let me explain it for ur deaded brain. trace karrigan minet zonic and friss is sick line up because its sick not because its danish or swedish. the guy whom i replied is Indian not ukranian btw
2012-10-10 16:10
1 reply
a bit madsick, but funny =D
2012-10-10 17:20
insane lu :P will evil keep up?
2012-10-10 09:09
gl ua ;D
2012-10-10 09:19
gl
2012-10-10 10:04
I like lineup, but i can't say anything about evil, my opin. vp should kick evil and pick hooch and this lineup would be greatest !
2012-10-10 11:45
3 replies
you dont know that its a new game
2012-10-10 12:14
1 reply
i know game, and i asked AdreN how evil plays in cs:go he said next "He plays in same level with all of u (me and our Kazakh cs-community) "
2012-10-19 18:18
#142
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Brazil arunino
Better to pick Xaoc or some source player. Not hooch.
2012-10-10 12:19
lex is a loyal russian bear of cs 1.6
2012-10-10 11:46
DELETE CS:GO .........
2012-10-10 12:00
3 n1 for news 1)CS:GO n1 pro team 2)VP 3)In VP AdreN good dood gl gl for VP
2012-10-10 12:26
No LeX :\ but awesome lu still, gl hf guys!
2012-10-10 12:36
Adren will play from Kazachstan or some russian parts?
2012-10-10 13:16
ANGE1 - DNO!
2012-10-10 13:57
Great LU GL!
2012-10-10 14:33
eeeee!!
2012-10-10 14:37
Very strong lu
2012-10-10 14:45
wow nice!
2012-10-10 14:46
Amazing Lineup! Nice to see Adren!
2012-10-10 15:14
good news)
2012-10-10 15:31
not bad!
2012-10-10 15:40
awesome lineup? u kiddin? evil is a noob. Worst player in squad for sure.
2012-10-10 16:08
AdreN? Oh my!
2012-10-10 16:43
good luck
2012-10-10 17:11
-evil +XAOC/hooch and it's perfect
2012-10-10 17:13
ANGE1 and ADREN holy shit!
2012-10-10 17:36
pizdabolu
2012-10-10 18:31
GL Lex :(
2012-10-10 19:44
when ange1 is not on his topform , he sucks so bad , he is like 8 or 80 , but GL
2012-10-10 20:07
Awesome news, so many great one-sixers making the change! Can't wait to see what this lineup can do. GL guys
2012-10-10 21:27
the adreN on team dynamic is better
2012-10-10 21:29
#189
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Macedonia EXTOL[t]
ROFL
2012-10-11 01:08
#190
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Ukraine gungrave
craftik stays in kNET!
2012-10-11 04:54
-craftik
2012-10-11 04:57
1 reply
Seriously??????!!!!?!?! :s
2012-10-11 21:29
craft1k leaves vp
2012-10-11 10:55
1 reply
omfg... :(
2012-10-11 21:29
Really good lineup, welcome to GO, Virtus ;)
2012-10-11 14:44
WE LOVE YOU LEX, DON'T GO TO CS:GO :D
2012-10-11 15:58
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