Jaroslaw ‘pashaBiceps‘ Jarzabkowski has officially cut ties with Virtus.Pro after spending the past five years with the Russia-based organization.
Virtus.Pro announced Wednesday that they have terminated the 30-year-old professional CS:GO player’s contract with the team.
“Virtus.pro has been my home for many years, but now it’s time to move ahead and make a next big step for me,” pashaBiceps said in a statement. “Thanks to everyone and good luck to the new guys. I will take a small break, but Papito will be back like Terminator — better and stronger.”
pashaBiceps was one of the two remaining players of the Virtus.Pro lineup that made their debut back in 2014. The other one was Filip ‘NEO‘ Kubski. Although, Virtus.Pro have since brought back Pawel ‘byali‘ Bieliński and Janusz ‘Snax‘ Pogorzelski. Meanwhile, Wiktor ‘TaZ’ Wojtas, was let go first back in February of 2018 and has since spent the past year with Team Kinguin.
All five players would make up the Virtus.Pro roster that eventually set the record for the longest-standing roster in CS:GO history after spending a little over five years together.
Virtus.Pro are currently a far cry from their former Major winning form. After releasing NEO and moving pashaBiceps, as well as Piotr ‘morelz‘ Taterka, to inactive status, Virtus.Pro decided to build around their youngsters — Michal ‘MICHU‘ Müller and Michal ‘snatchie‘ Rudzki. In addition to returning players byali and Snax, the organization also brought in Mateusz ‘TOAO‘ Zawistowsk from AGO Esports.
What’s Next for pashaBiceps?
With a career spanning well over a decade, pashaBiceps is well-beloved by the community. He is easily one of the most celebrated Counter-Strike players in the history of the game, and with Virtus.Pro now having officially moved on, pashaBiceps is free to do whatever he pleases. He can either soldier on and pursue a professional CS:GO career, or, he can relax at home and be a full-time streamer. Either way should work for a player of his stature and reputation. Although, pashaBiceps would probably be better off doing the latter.
pashaBiceps has nearly a million followers on Twitch, and that’s with him streaming periodically. He could boost those numbers considerably with time. Not to mention, by streaming, he could help boost the popularity of CS:GO on Twitch, which has often suffered through periods of low viewer counts when there are no big events going on.
What do you think pashaBiceps is going to do next? Do you think he’ll continue playing professional? Or will he go streaming full time? Do you want to see him as a coach? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments down below.