The new VP roster for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive is now complete. Surprisingly enough, it’s not all new faces. Instead, it will feature a mix of new and and some returning players.
Former players, Paweł “byali” Bieliński and Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski will both return to complete the all-Polish lineup. The former spent majority of the past four years with Virtus.Pro. However, the organization benched him following the squad’s poor showing at the FACEIT London major where they finished in the last place. Meanwhile, the latter also had a long and storied tenure with Virtus.Pro. But, unlike byali, who was benched, he would leave Virtus.Pro in June earlier this year to join mousesports, who he would help win ESL One New York 2018 over Team Liquid.
The lone new face on Virtus.Pro is Mateusz ‘TOAO‘ Zawistowski. He will join the new VP roster as the team’s in-game leader. The 22-year-old first broke out with AGO Esports last year. Unfortunately, after the team hit a rough patch, the organization chose to bench him as they sought out a better replacement.
Virtus.Pro made the announcement earlier today via their official website.
Will the New VP Roster Bring the Team Back to Relevance?
Earlier this year, Virtus.Pro made the surprising decision to break up the longest-lasting lineup in CS:GO.
After benching Wiktor ‘TaZ‘ Wojtas, Virtus.Pro would later say goodbye to snax in June and byali in September. Finally, the last remnants of Virtus.Pro’s storied CS:GO lineup, Filip ‘NEO‘ Kubski and Jaroslaw ‘pashaBiceps‘ Jarzabkowski, would leave the team earlier this December.
Now, both snax and byali have returned to their former squad, and the question now is, would the new VP roster be enough to bring the team back to relevance?
As it is, Virtus.Pro’s recent roster moves doesn’t seem like it had improvement in mind. Rather, it seems like it was made to appease the team’s Polish fans, who have long supported the organization. However, on paper the lineup actually looks; it’s arguably the best five-man Polish lineup Virtus.Pro could have ever assembled. It’s just that there’s a lot of uncertainty on how this team would stack up against the best CS:GO teams in the world.
With three old faces turning, chemistry shouldn’t be that big of an issue. If they let the youngsters, Michal ‘MICHU‘ Müller and Michal ‘snatchie‘ Rudzki, take over and shine, the new VP roster could go a long way and might even challenge other teams internationally.
What do you think of the new VP roster? Is this the best team that Virtus.Pro could have assembled? If not, who do you think would have a better fit? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.