Virtus.pro Steps Back Into League of Legends

Russian-based multigame eSports organization Virtus.pro has announced that they will be returning to the League of Legends scene, and they already have begun building a roster.

Previously, April of 2015 was the most recent moment that Virtus.pro fielded a team for League. The previous iterations of their roster struggled to see success at major events, which led to an official disbandment towards the end of April, but Virtus.pro’s general manager Roman Dvoryankin says that they have high hopes for the upcoming 2017 season.

“We’re entering the LCL with a young squad consisting of promising players,” said Dvoryankin, “I’m sure that they will be able to show solid results in the second half of the year, if a correct approach will be taken.”

The current lineup will debut at the LCL Open Cup, which will be held in Moscow on November 20th and Saint Petersburg on the 25th through the 27th. However, it is worth noting that it is only a temporary roster as both the top laner and jungler are only stand-ins until the official starting lineup is finalized. Until then, Virtus.pro’s League of Legends team is as follows:

Name Role
Daniel “Blasting” Kudrin Carry
Ivan “Paranoia” Tipukhov Mid Lane
Rafael “Doxy” Adi Zarabi Top Lane
Jonatan “SezzeR” Villebro Jungle
Alexander “SaNTaS” Lifashin Support

Virtus.pro went on to state that Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 will continue to be the organization’s two primary focuses.

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