Virtus.pro’s twitter handle announced their final decision of removing the entire Polish lineup of the CS:GO team due to their constant poor performances and results. They plan to reveal further plans for the organisation by the end of 2018. The Polish squad has had a bad display as far back as achieving the finals of the ELEAGUE Major in 2017, and it’s gone downhill ever since for the major part of this year, including losing quilifier matches for the ESL Pro League, Epicenter 2018 and being the fifth team in the Blast Pro Series: Istanbul.
— Virtus.pro (@virtuspro) December 13, 2018
The team failed to deliver acceptable results even after recent roaster changes, including TaZ, Byali and Snax. They brought in younger players such as Michał ‘Snatchie’ Rudzki and Piotr ‘Morelz’ Taterka. Thouigh, in the Europe Minor qualifier, they lost two matches back-to-back, losing in the lower bracket to Team Vitality and then x-Kom, giving them no hope of being in the IEM Katowice 2019 in Poland. Being in Poland, it was a really big deal for the organisation that the team would be in it,. But after this, they lost all faith, if they had any left.
General Manager at Virtus.pro, Roman Dvoryankin said:
After London Major, we were quite optimistic about the potential of the current lineup. Unfortunately, our expectations were not met. The long-term strategy for us is to build a competitive team around young players and we will follow it while making decisions. I’d like to ask our fans to be supportive in the next couple of weeks.
Officially, the CS:GO team of Virtus.pro ceases to professionally play for them, but we might see a comeback with a brand new roaster for future matches. Team EnVyUs had the same agenda in mind when they removed their team completely when moving from France to North America and made an eventual comeback with a new lineup.