Former Virtus.pro star, Qikert, leaves the bench to join Into The Breach, rekindling his esports journey
In the dynamic world of esports, where player transfers are a frequent occurrence, one recent move has been the talk of the town. It's the story of Alexey “Qikert” Golubev, the skilled Kazakh player, who, after a brief hiatus, has made a triumphant return to the competitive scene. In a thrilling turn of events, Alexey has found a new home in the British esports organization, Into The Breach.
Qikert's Run and Legacy in Virtus.pro
His journey from a rising talent to an established esports star has been nothing short of spectacular. During his time with Virtus.pro, he achieved numerous milestones and left an unforgettable mark on the competitive CS:GO scene. His legacy at Virtus.pro is a testament to his dedication and prowess.
After a successful run at AVANGAR, Alexey joined Virtus.pro in December 2019. His arrival marked a turning point for the team, and it didn't take long for them to secure victories at Flashpoint 2 and CS_Summit 7. However, the pinnacle of their success came when they emerged as the outsiders-turned-champions at the IEM Rio Major 2022.
— Alexey Golubev (@Qikert) August 21, 2023
Rumors Come to Reality
The esports community had been buzzing with anticipation as speculations surrounding Alexey's next move gained momentum. Fans and analysts alike were eager to see where the seasoned player would find his new home after his departure from Virtus.pro in late August. The rumors, fueled by whispers and leaks, began to take on a life of their own, with one name consistently surfacing as the prime contender – Into The Breach.
Happy to announce that I am becoming a part of @ITBesports . I always wanted to try myself in an international team and getting this opportunity puts on my shoulders a lot of responsibility – that's what I like and wanted the most. Can't wait to start practicing with the team!😁
— Alexey Golubev (@Qikert) September 6, 2023
As days turned into weeks, the anticipation reached its zenith when the conjectures were officially confirmed, turning these speculations into a thrilling reality. His transfer to ITB not only marked his return to active competition but also ignited excitement and curiosity about the potential synergy he would bring to his new team. Esports enthusiasts worldwide watched with bated breath as the transition from rumors to reality unfolded before their eyes, ushering in a new era in Alexey's illustrious career.
Qikert Joins Into The Breach Roster
The anticipation surrounding Alexey's transfer reached its climax when it was officially confirmed that he would be donning the ITB jersey. The move signaled not only his return to active play but also a fresh chapter in his illustrious career. Alexey will take on the pivotal role of Chief Strategist (IGL), a position he previously excelled in during his tenure with Virtus.pro.
With this acquisition, ITB introduces a revamped lineup that promises to make waves in the competitive CS:GO scene.
Joey “CRUC1AL” Steusel
- Karol “rallen” Rodowicz
- Aurimas “Bymas” Pipiras
- Kévin “misutaaa” Rabier
- Alexey “Qikert” Golubev (IGL)
- Thomas “Thomas” Utting (Reserve)
- Martin “trace” Heldt (Coach)
Qikert Charges Into The Breach
Alexey's journey from being benched by Virtus.pro to joining ITB is a testament to the resilience and determination of esports professionals. His legacy at Virtus.pro will be remembered, but the future holds new challenges and opportunities.
The madness stops today.
— ITB SHUFFLE 🇺🇦 (@ITBesports) September 6, 2023
As he steps into his role as the Chief Strategist for the esports organization's Valorant team, fans eagerly await the next chapter of his career and the exciting prospects that lie ahead for both Alexey and his new team. Esports enthusiasts worldwide will undoubtedly keep a close eye on this resurgence, as Alexey embarks on a new adventure with ITB.