Will the second coming of the Virtus Plow be in the form of Jame Time? Only time will tell.
Fans of the Polish Virtus.Pro will definitely be shedding nostalgic tears over this move. Of their original roster, only Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski remained after his famous squadmates moved on to other teams. Snax and his team will have likely played their final games together at cs_summit 5, where they exited in the semifinals.
You will probably remember Virtus.Pro for their famous “Golden Five” and the succeeding Virtus.Plow era. With Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas, Filip “NEO” Kubski, Jarosław “pashaBiceps” Jarząbkowski and Paweł “byali” Bieliński, along with snax, they entered an unprecedented level of success and fame, rivaling that of Fnatic and Ninjas In Pyjamas in the early days of CS:GO.
Now, former Avangar players Dzhami “Jame” Ali and the returning Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubayev will carry Virtus.Pro’s signature bear banner. AdreN previously played for the original VP roster back in 2012-2013 when they debuted for Global Offensive.
It won’t be long before fans witness this new era for VP to officially begin. They will debut their new roster in EPICENTER 2019 shortly before Christmas. There, they will likely face off against a familiar foe in Natus Vincere. NaVi will be fielding some classic names of their own, such as Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács and Egor “flamie” Vasilev and of course Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev.
Along with NaVi, EPICENTER 2019 will feature rising young teams Evil Genuises and Team Vitality, led by young guns Tarik “tarik” Celik and Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut, respectively. Also, cs_summit 5 winners mousesports will look to build on their win to end 2019 with a bang.
EPICENTER 2019 will be held on Dec 17-22 in Moscow, Russia.