Virtus.pro silenced any wonder about potential changes to its Dota 2 roster in a YouTube video Monday, as the players reassured fans the team has no intentions of shaking up the roster.
— Virtus.pro (@virtuspro) August 14, 2017
“Guys, disband is not happening,” said Ivan “Artstyle” Antonov, the team’s coach. “100 percent because our boys did an impressive job in the series.”
VP finished third in its group at The International 7 with a record of 10-6, advancing to the upper bracket. But VP lost to LGDForever.Young in Round 2 of the upper bracket and eventually was eliminated by Team Liquid. Dota 2 teams commonly disband or shuffle in the aftermath of TI, the largest tournament of the year, but VP assured fans the team plans to remain intact.
Going into the tournament, VP was considered one of the top teams in the world. Its play style of meticulous teamwork and deconstruction of the enemy team netted them tournament wins for DOTA Summit 7 and the Russian e-Sports Cup 2017.