Russian organization Virtus.pro is expected rebuild their CS:GO lineup around AWPer Michał “snatchie” Rudzki, according to multiple sources close to the player and team. Virtus.pro announced today their current lineup would cease competition effective immediately following their exit from the European Minor Closed Qualifier.
According to one source, it is undecided at this time if the organization will aim to return with a Polish lineup or if they will look form an international squad. When Virtus.pro originally stepped foot into the CS:GO spectrum, they competed with a CIS squad headlined by Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács. It wasn’t until early 2014 that they signed the likes of Filip “neo” Kubski and some his veteran counter-parts to form the legendary “Polish Plow” that fans remember so well.
Since finishing runner-up to SK Gaming at EPICENTER 2017, multiple Virtus.pro lineups were unable to recover and earn a respectable playoff finish against tier one competition. Their performances at Majors took a dive as well, leaving them to have to attempt to qualify online for IEM Katowice 2019. It has been heavily speculated if either neo or Jarosław “pashaBiceps” Jarząbkowski will continue to play professional Counter-Strike following the move, but it is unclear at this time how either player plans to proceed.
Virtus.pro declined to comment upon request