Virtus.pro bench YEKINDAR and buster

Virtus.pro made a change in the roster.

Virtus.pro was banned from major esports events in connection with the Ukrainian-Russian crisis as a team with connections to the Russian government. Therefore, rumors about a change in the CS:GO roster began to appear long before PGL Major Antwerp 2022. And after the performance of Outsiders (Virtus.pro line-up under a neutral tag) at the tournament, changes in the roster became an obvious step for the organization.

Virtus.pro reported that they benched Mareks "YEKINDAR" Galinskis and Timur "buster" Tulepov. In the official announcement, the organization stated that the organization is not satisfied with the results of the team, as well as the players, and both sides have made a mutual decision to part ways. Virtus.pro accepts transfer offers.

YEKINDAR leaves Virtus.pro
YEKINDAR leaves Virtus.pro

Buster's departure is unexpected news, while rumors about YEKINDAR have been circulating on the scene for a long time. Overdrive claims that G2, OG, and Liquid are already interested in him. Also, some insiders report interest from Natus Vincere.

YEKINDAR is an extremely popular player. In the Legends Stage, the Latvian showed an average rating of 6.1, provided that the team failed to qualify for the playoffs. And in the Challengers Stage, the rifler shone even brighter - 6.5 after 6 maps. The future of buster is foggy, Overdrive said that Kazakh wants to take a break from CS:GO.