Official: Virtus.pro sign KaiR0N-; remove n0rb3r7 from main roster
Virtus.pro have announced via their official website the roster change which saw David "n0rb3r7" Danielyan being removed from the starting five and Aleksandr "KaiR0N-" Anashkin signed in his place. Thus, the information previously reported by insider Alexey "OverDrive" Birukov has been confirmed.
n0rb3r7 was replaced by decision of the management, who consulted with the coaching staff and gave Danielyan the opportunity to improve his form. Virtus.pro did not put the esports athlete on the transfer list and are ready to consider offers for a temporary loan.
The press release clarifies that by signing KaiR0N- and retaining the contract with n0rb3r7, the Dzhami "Jame" Ali-led squad has got the flexibility and the ability for rotation, which is "unattainable with a stand-in model".
KaiR0N- does not have much of tier-1 experience under his belt. Prior to joining Virtus.pro, he represented such teams as Wolsung, EC Brugge, Team Spirit Academy, INDE IRAE and Aurora.
The debut tournament for the revamped Virtus.pro roster, which has been competing under the neutral Outsiders tag since March last year, will be IEM Katowice 2023. The prestigious championship will take place in Poland from January 31 to February 12.
Outsiders's current lineup is:
Dzhami "Jame" Ali
Petr "fame" Bolyshev
Evgenii "FL1T" Lebedev
Alexey "Qikert" Golubev
Aleksandr "KaiR0N-" Anashkin
Dastan "dastan" Akbayev (coach)