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Sources: Vegi to join Virtus.pro CS:GO full-time

Published: 9/Apr/2019 15:13 Updated: 9/Apr/2019 16:24

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis

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Polish Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team Virtus.pro have acquired Arek ‘Vegi’ Nawojski from the PACT organization, according to multiple sources close to both teams. 

Vegi has been standing in for the team in recent online matches, but will be joining the lineup on a full-time basis after the successful trial period. He joined PACT in early 2018 and has remained on the lineup ever since, along with Kacper ‘darko’ Ściera and Dawid ‘lunAtic’ Cieślak.

After replacing two members of their lineup in January, they won a small offline tournament at Lantrek 2019 in Finland. It is unknown how long Vegi has been an aspiring professional player, but official documentation of his play only extends part way into 2017.

DreamHack / Adela SznajderVirtus.pro’s glory days in CS:GO have become a distant memory for many fans.

Virtus.pro have struggled since reacquiring Janusz ‘Snax’ Pogorzelski and Paweł ‘byali’ Bieliński at the end of last year. Thus far in 2019 they have failed to qualify for Intel Extreme Masters XIV – Sydney and DreamHack Masters Dallas. 

Late last month they benched newly acquired in-game leader and rifler Mateusz ‘TOAO’ Zawistowski, which opened the door for Vegi to step in. At this time, it is unclear who will in-game lead for the Polish lineup moving forward.

Virtus.pro are a legendary brand in professional Counter-Strike thanks to the accomplishments of their veteran lineup that won six premier international tournaments and a CS:GO Major.

The lineup featured Snax, byali, Jarosław ‘pashaBiceps’ Jarząbkowski, Filip ‘NEO’ Kubski, and Wiktor ‘TaZ’ Wojtas. Following their runner-up performance at EPICENTER 2017 they were unable to keep their form at a competitive level and would go on to split apart throughout 2018.

With the reported changes, Virtus.Pro’s CS:GO roster will consist of:

  • Janusz ‘Snax’ Pogorzelski
  • Paweł ‘byali’ Bieliński
  • Michał ‘MICHU’ Müller
  • Michał ‘snatchie’ Rudzki
  • Arek ‘Vegi’ Nawojski
  • Jakub ‘kuben’ Gurczyński (coach)

  • Mateusz ‘TOAO’ Zawistowski (inactive)
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How Team Vitality Broke their CSGO Curse Against All Odds @ IEM Beijing

Published: 26/Nov/2020 18:21

by Marco Rizzo

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Dexerto explores how Vitality was able to win their first tournament of the year at IEM Beijing, pulling out an incredible comeback against a seemingly unstoppable NaVi. 

French CSGO has made a comeback in the past two years, with Team Vitality and G2 Esports working hard to put France back on the map.
While the performance of the two best teams in the region has been admirable, reaching multiple grand finals throughout the year, they have failed to overcome their opponent on every occasion.
After their performance at Blast Premier Fall Series, Vitality looked to be in good form coming into IEM Beijing-Haidian, especially as the addition of Nabil ‘Nivera’ Benrlitom seemed to add another weapon to the Vitality arsenal.
The Frenchmen showed from the start of the group stages how dangerous they could be and how their new sixth member could change the way they approached games.
The finals of the tournament saw the two highest-rated players in the world face each other, with Oleksandr ‘s1mple Kostyliev taking on Mathieu ‘ZywOo’ Herbaut. Both acting as catalysts for one of the most entertaining series of the year.
The rivalry between the two is only just starting, with a few tournaments still left before the end of the year, both prodigies are looking to claim the title of the best player of 2020.