Virtus.pro Signs Unprecedented 4-Year Contracts with CSGO Team
Virtus.pro, a Russian-based eSports organization best known for their involvement in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2, has announced that they have signed a four-year contract with their CS:GO team, the longest agreement between players and an organization in eSports history.
“I am very glad to announce that our CS:GO roster has signed a new groundbreaking agreement with the organization,” wrote Virtus.pro General Manager Roman Dvoryankin, “For the next four years the best team in the world will continue playing for our organization, and I am sure we are going to have a lot of victories and pleasant moments (…) I admit they were quite difficult, but in the end we managed to reach a win-win solution.”
As one of the most consistent rosters in the competitive Counter-Strike scene, having no changes to the lineup since it was formed in January of 2014, Virtus.pro has proven themselves to be one of the strongest teams in CS:GO over the last few years. They have taken several first and second place finishes at premier-level events, including ELEAGUE Season 1, DreamHack Bucharest 2016, EPICENTER 2016, and the inaugural ESL One: New York, and have been regarded as long-time tournament favorites even by international fans.
The players’ contracts will tie them to the organization until 2020, but the announcement said nothing regarding team coach Jakub “kuben” Gurczyński, who did not join the organization until approximately a year after the all-Polish team’s formation.
Virtus.pro’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster, which will stand strong together for at least another four competitive years, is as follows:
- Wiktor “TaZ” Wojtas
- Filip “NEO” Kubski
- Jarosław “pasha” Jarząbkowski
- Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski
- Paweł “byali” Bieliński
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