Virtus.pro has moved Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubayev into the role of in-game leader the organizations CEO Sergey Glamazda has revealed. This move comes after a string of poor results for the team even since before they officially joined the prestigious organization from AVANGAR.
This confirmation came in an interview with Cyber Sports where Glamazda explained that this move would allow the rest of the lineup to “focus on their individual game” which he’s hoping will allow the roster to make a surge out of the depths they’ve fallen into.
The team went out 5th-6th at ICE Challenge 2020, last place at DreamHack Open Leipzig 2020 & EPICENTER 2019 (7-8th), and last at IEM Katowice 2020 (13-16th). Regardless of those results, however, it seems the team is committed to keeping the roster together until te ESL One Rio Major is in the rearview mirror.
This was originally stated by Dastan “dastan” Akbayev, the team’s coach, and was now reinforced by the CEO.
“We’re not planning on making any changes in the team before the Major to avoid unnecessary backfires at the present moment,” Glamazda explained.
The team is seeking outside help in order to provide the best possible chances for the team to get it together in time to show their best at the Major.
“I also met up with team psychologists, who should help the team bond and get rid of nerves during crucial moments,” Glamazda said. “You lose confidence going into your next match, and when it happens tournament after tournament you start to think there’s no escape. That’s why we needed a bit of a shakeup to fix such mental blocks.”
ESL Pro League’s Group C will be VP’s return to action, giving them roughly 16 days to continue their grind toward improvement. Group C will feature TYLOO, G2, OG, mousesports, and FaZe.