After a prolonged unsuccessful period, Russian powerhouse Virtus.pro are going to add Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis to their CS:GO roster.
According to insider information provided by Alexey “OverDrive” Biryukov, Virtus.pro are looking to add the young Latvian to their line up.
Rumors about possible changes in VP roster have been around for a while, and, as for pro100, ESL One: Road to Rio CIS was probably the last chance for the current lineup.
But Virtus.pro are not out yet — they are going to fight for the third place. Still that result, obviously, isn't that impressive. It’s not the sort of thing you expect from the finalists of the last Major.
Within the last 6 months, Virtus.pro haven't been able to find any real success. In November of 2019 they were in 6th place of HLTV ranking — now they're only in 24th place.
There's no information yet about who could be replaced by YEKINDAR, but probably it’s not going be one of the “core” players; they've been playing together since 2017.
Dauren “AdreN” Kystaubaev or Sanjar “SANJI” Kuliev both look like more possible options. But what if they're planning on adding YEKINDAR as a 6th player?
If that happens, pro100 are going to lose their core. They'll at least need to rethink their replacements. Previously there were rumours that pro100 are considering replacing Georgii “WorldEdit” Iaskin and Jan “wayLander” Rahkonen.