Virtus.pro Recruits 2nd DOTA 2 Roster – VP.Prodigy


by in Dota 2 | Jan, 18th 2021

One of the biggest names in European esports has to be Virtus.pro. Well known for their CSGO and DOTA 2 squads, the Russian Federation esports org is always looking to grow. After all, Virtus.pro has won more than 100 gold, 170 silver, and 220 bronze medals across 10 esports disciplines since 2003. That is quite impressive. As of today, Virtus.pro now has a 2nd DOTA 2 Roster – VP.Prodigy! The name might not sound familiar, but the player names may. After all, these are the players of Team Generation.

ESL One CIS Online Season 1 Winners to VP Members


Team Generation won the ESL One CIS Season 1 and apparently impressed quite a few people. Right now, the Russian Federation team presently has a 72% win rate according to GGScore, with 4 wins in a row.

So who are the squad members of Virtus.pro’s 2nd DOTA 2 roster?

  • Evgeniy «Noticed» Ignatenko
  • Denis «Larl» Sigitov
  • Ilyas «celebrity» Gainullin
  • Maksim «forcemajor» Meretskii
  • Vladislav dSa» Shuvaev
  • Daniil «Schelk» Shelkunov

Sergey Glamazda, CEO of Virtus.pro had this to say:

“Guys from Team Generation caught our attention a while ago. Summer 2020 we decided to support them with a grant, provided them with a coach and a bootcamp. After former VP.Prodigy players had been transferred to our first roster, the place of the second roster/academy became vacant. We didn’t rush to announce our new squad as we wanted to let the guys grow and play in a competitive environment without unnecessary pressure. By qualifying to the Lower Division of ESL One CIS Online S1 they proved to be ready for the public attention and worthy of representing the VP.Prodigy brand, which is already associated with strong results in Dota 2.”

Europe is an intense battleground for DOTA 2, where only the best can survive. It was pretty smart of Virtus.pro to let the second team have time to adjust and get ready for a competitive environment. With Virtus.pro being a major European name in the history of DOTA 2, it’s exciting to see this up-and-coming squad get a chance to show what they can really do. There’s plenty of money in DOTA 2, and there’s a very high skill cap. Will this 2nd Virtus.pro DOTA 2 roster thrive in 2021? We’ve got a pretty good feeling they will.

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