Virtus.pro rounds off CS:GO roster with n0rb3r and fame

Virtus.pro has announced the completion of its CS:GO roster, adding Petr “⁠fame⁠” Bolyshev and David “⁠n0rb3r7⁠” Danielyan. The announcement... Henrieta | 31. May 2022

Virtus.pro has announced the completion of its CS:GO roster, adding Petr “⁠fame⁠” Bolyshev and David “⁠n0rb3r7⁠” Danielyan. The announcement comes just a week after the organization benched Mareks “YEKINDAR” Gaļinskis and Timur “buster” Tulepov.

Both players are transfers from the Russian-Kazakhstani esports organization K23. The young players will make their first appearance with the team at the ESL Pro League Conference Season 16, set to commence on June 15th.  

“When our club faced the necessity for changes, we decided to look for young and talented players who are willing to be working and progressing alongside their new teammates. n0rb3r7 and fame have been around for some time, they’ve already made a name for themselves and it’s time for the guys to play on a tier-1 level. The core of our roster has a strong vision of the game and a lot of experience, and the newcomers can bring in their fresh ideas and will be able to learn from our seasoned players.”

“First scrims are indicating that the players are getting along pretty well and this roster has a huge potential. We will do what we can to help them fully realize it.”  Virtus.pro

Young but strong Russian duo 

While the 21-years-old n0rb3r7 played for K23 for a little under two years, the 19-years-old fame joined the team in January 2021. During their time with the squad, the Russian rifler duo saw multiple successes in the lower-tier regional tournaments, most recently the first-place finish at the Thunderpick Bitcoin Series and at the Pinnacle Winter Series 1. 

At the beginning of 2021, N0rb3r7 and fame helped the team to reach rank 14 in HLTV’s global CS:GO rankings before finding a new home with Virtus.pro. 

N0rb3r7 commented on his signing: 

“I’m glad I got a chance to take this huge step forward in my career. I’ve known these guys for quite some time so it didn’t take long for us to find a common language. There’s only one big task at hand – to train as much as we can so that we can start off strong. We are already at the bootcamp and getting ready for the upcoming tournaments.”   

Troubled times for Virtus.pro

Due to Virtus.pro’s apparent ties to the Russian government, the organisation has been forced to play under neutral, ‘Outsiders’ banner as a result of sanctions imposed by multiple tournament organizers following the start of the Russian war in Ukraine. 

Furthermore, the team recently parted ways with YEKINDAR and buster, since the former Virtus.pro roster reportedly “failed to meet the expectations”, following the team’s disappointing start of season 2022.

Here’s the complete Virtus.pro CS:GO roster: 

  • Jami “Jame” Ali (captain)    
  • Evgeny “FL1T” Lebedev 
  • Aleksey “Qikert” Golubev    
  • Pyotr “fame” Bolyshev
  • David “n0rb3r7” Danielyan 
  • Dastan “dastan” Akbaev (coach)

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