Virtus Professional has signed Evgeny “FL1T” Lebedev from forZe and can use him within the PGL Stockholm Main as an alternative of the help participant Sanjar “SANJI” Kuliev.
The roster change, introduced at present, is just not definitive. VP will consider its roster after the Main. “We wish to obtain the absolute best end result [at the Major], and so as to take action the crew wants a brand new impulse,” Sergey Glamazda, the group’s CEO, stated in a press release. “A possibility to play with Evgeny arose and we determined to grab it. No selections relating to the way forward for our roster have been made for now.”
The roster change comes simply 4 days forward of the beginning of the PGL Stockholm Main, the place VP will start their marketing campaign within the Challengers Stage. On account of benching SANJI, the crew misplaced 20 % of its Regional Main Rating (RMR) factors and consequently, dropped beneath Entropiq within the match seeding. The Russians will now face paiN Gaming as an alternative of taking part in in opposition to BIG within the first spherical.
SANJI was part of VP’s energetic lineup since March 2019, when the crew have been nonetheless taking part in below the AVANGAR banner. He helped the crew win notable tournaments equivalent to BLAST Professional Sequence Moscow in September 2019 and Flashpoint season two in December 2020, and completed runners-up within the StarLadder Berlin Main in September 2019.
FL1T, then again, had been taking part in for forZe since 2018 and was a part of many alternative iterations since then. He was one of many forZe’s stars and had nice particular person performances this yr, although the crew struggled in most competitions and didn’t qualify for the Main.
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