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Virtus.Pro CEO parts ways as Dota 2 team may disband?

Virtus.Pro's CEO, Sergey Glamazda, has left the organization and there are rumours that the Dota 2 team might disband.
Virtus.Pro CEO parts ways as Dota 2 team may disband?
Virtus.Pro's CEO Sergey Glamazda leaves the organization amidst rumours of a complete restructure of their professional Dota 2 team. This comes after a series of events involving VP and the current state of affairs around Russia.

According to the release, the Russian org has abolished the CEO position entirely. VP will be run by a team of top managers from VP’s parent company ESforce Holding. Each manager will be in charge of different divisions in gaming depending on their vast experience in the respective field.

Virtus.Pro CEO Sergey Glamazda leaves

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Former CEO of Virtus.Pro, Sergey Glamazda. (Picture: Virtus.Pro)

Sergey Glamazda joined VP as Chief Executive Officer in January 2020. He had a few thoughts to share before leaving, "I’m grateful to Virtus.pro for this amazing journey we shared together over the course of the last two and a half years.

"I remember every tournament, every win and every loss. The victories made me proud, while defeats, for which I always took responsibility, taught me".

In absence of a CEO for Virtus.Pro, ESforce Holding will manage the organization. Nikolay Petrosyan, CEO of ESforce Holding, had a few words to say about the move: "We are thankful to Sergey for everything he’s done for Virtus.pro, his fresh ideas and ways to implement them.

"During a joint discussion we came to the realization that the new challenges that arose this spring call for the need of reorganizing and systematizing the workflow in Virtus.pro. That led us to the decision to rely on a team of top managers from ESforce that see the big picture and can run the club."

Will Virtus.Pro's Dota 2 team disband?

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Dota 2 team of Virtus.Pro. (Picture: Valve)

Virtus.Pro has made many headlines in the last few weeks. The team was disqualified from the Dota Pro Circuit Regional Playoffs representing the Eastern Europe Spring Tour. Ivan "Pure" Moskalenko drew a Russian militarist symbol during a live game.

As both Russia and Ukraine are in a fragile state of affairs, Pure and VP had to face a lot of heat. Shortly after the buzz, VP removed Pure removed from the team. They also dismissed Anatoly "boolk" Ivanov as the coach of their Dota 2 team.

Judging by the looks of things in the roster and the hint of reorganization mentioned in the statement issued by VP, it looks highly likely we may see a huge overhaul in the roster.

 

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Featured image courtesy of Virtus.Pro.