Lower than 24 hours after FaZe Clan raised the PGL Antwerp Main trophy, the Virtus Professional group bought the most recent post-Main roster shuffle going by announcing that Timur “buster” Tulepov and Mareks “YEKINDAR” Gaļinskis will probably be moved to the bench.
The transfer comes after the roster was eradicated from the PGL Antwerp Main within the Legends Stage, following losses to best-of-one losses to Cloud9 and ENCE, then a 1-2 sequence loss to G2 Esports. In Antwerp, the roster competed underneath the title “Outsiders” following PGL’s choice to ban organizations tied to the Russian authorities within the wake of the invasion of Ukraine.
This end in Antwerp follows a string of disappointing outcomes at IEM Katowice and ESL Professional League, through which the VP group claims the roster “failed to satisfy the expectations of the followers, administration, and its personal.” The group says they’ve “already made the selections on the way forward for the roster,” and that the brand new gamers that can be a part of the trio of Dzhami “Jame” Ali, Aleksey “Qikert” Golubev, and Evgeny “FL1T” Lebedev will probably be introduced quickly.
Virtus Professional, which for years completely fielded a CS:GO roster of Polish gamers, shifted to a crew of CIS gamers in late 2019 when it acquired the AVANGAR roster that had simply reached the grand finals of the StarLadder Berlin Main. Midway by means of 2020, the group acquired YEKINDAR, who initially changed buster, however buster was re-introduced again into the beginning roster just some months later rather than the departing AdreN.
Throughout their run, YEKINDAR and buster helped Virtus Professional obtain victory at Flashpoint Season Two, attain the grand finals of IEM Katowice 2021, and attain playoffs on the PGL Stockholm Main. YEKINDAR was named a high 10 participant by HLTV in 2021. Virtus Professional says it’s “open for switch presents” relating to each gamers.