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Virtus Pro CS:GO players will compete under name ‘Outsiders’ in ESL Pro League

The CS:GO players of Virtus Pro will compete in the ESL Pro League under a different name after ESL prohibits playing under VP name.

According to a report by Dexerto the CS:GO players of Virtus Pro will be playing under the name ‘outsiders’ during ESL Pro League Season 15. Virtus Pro was prohibited from participating in the competition by ESL because of their ties to Russia and its government, much like Gambit Esports, but allowed their players to still compete if they’d participate under a different banner, which they decided to do.

Despite the CS:GO team going ahead and playing under a different name, Virtus Pro has been speaking out about their ban imposed by ESL, which they call unfair and a result of ‘cancel culture’. “We are facing a prime example of the cancel culture. However in this case , there are no ultimatums that are supposed to push us towards certain actions. That’s why we won’t respond to this aggression with aggression of our own by forbidding our players to play in this tournament. They spend lots of time to become pro players and unlike some tournament operators, we are not ready to invalidate someone else’s efforts.

Outsiders (Virtus.Pro):

  • Timur “buster” Tulepov
  • Aleksei “Qikert” Golubev
  • Dzhami “Jame” Ali
  • Mareks “YEKINDAR” Galinskis
  • Evgeniy “FL1T” Lebedev

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