Virtus.pro members following the elimination from TI10

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Virtus.pro Members Talk About the Future of the Current Roster

Rakshak Kathuria
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Virtus.pro members discussed their thoughts on the roster's future holds following the elimination from TI10.
A couple of players expressed doubts about maintaining the same lineup next season, but Dmitry "DM" Dorokhin, the offlaner, replied candidly that he wanted to retain this roster and address the problems.
At the time of writing this article, Virtus.pro has not announced any changes to its Dota 2 roster.

Despite entering The International 10 (TI10) with five debutants, Virtus.pro was widely regarded as one of the strongest contenders because of their talent. TI10 was a step up in performance for the team in comparison to previous LAN events but the team wasn't able to win and finished 5th-6th. Virtus.pro members discussed what the future held for its roster following the elimination. A couple of players expressed doubts about maintaining the same lineup next season, but Dmitry "DM" Dorokhin, the offlaner, replied candidly that he wanted to retain this roster and address the problems.

Virtus.pro's gpk, Save-, and DM talk about the future of the Dota 2 roster

During a recent video posted to Virtus.pro's YouTube channel, members of Virtus.pro discussed their feelings following the elimination defeat to Team Spirit at TI10. There was a sense of sadness among the players following the loss and some of them came forward to share their initial thoughts on the future of the roster.

Danil "gpk" Skutin appeared quite uneasy with regards to the team's future, stating that the team was aware of its problems but could not resolve them.

“I am not sure we will be able to keep our roster. We knew about all of our problems since the bootcamp, but now we are back to square one. The problem remains after all this time. I feel devastated.”

Captain Vitalie "Save-" Melnic admitted a few changes might happen in the future, he feels disheartened with the loss and has come to a rational conclusion following his elimination from TI10.

“Everyone will go home and see what’s going to happen with our roster. Changes might happen. I am dead inside after this loss. I just want to go home and take my time. The season is over so I have some time to think about a lot of stuff and get ready for the next season.”

DM had a more optimistic outlook for his current team. Rather than walk separate paths, he stated that he would like to stick with the team and resolve the existing problems.

“I’d like to keep the roster and work on our issues. Step by step, we solve our problems, but if we solve only half of them, there’s still another half that keeps us from reaching a better result. If this continues, the same thing will happen in our team or any other team if someone leaves.”

As seen in the video, most players shared the opinion that there were issues with the hero pool, emotional instability, some internal issues before TI10, and some of these issues still remained unresolved after their elimination.

Recently, a number of rumors have circulated regarding Virtus.pro's player roster changes, and the organization's general manager, Sergey "Fly1eaf" Glamazda, had admitted that some changes might come in the future “based on the players' personal ambitions and goals.”

This Virtus.pro's Dota 2 roster was established in late 2020

At the time of writing this article, Virtus.pro has not announced any changes to its Dota 2 roster. With exactly a month left for the commencement of the next season of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC), it is likely a decision will be made soon.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.