Virtus.pro not take part in the IEM Oakland, which will be held from 16 to 20 November in Oakland, USA. The reason for refusal was the tight schedule of the Polish team. VP also decided to focus on defending the world title on ELEAGUE Season 2. Virtus.pro received a direct invitation to the Intel Extreme Masters Season XI Oakland at the end of July 2016. October 12 became known the first details of the group stage, in which the Poles would have to play in a band with SK Gaming, Ninjas in Pyjamas and mousesports.
Comments general manager Virtus.pro Roman Dvoryankin:
“For us it was not an easy decision, because we know how to heat include American fans to us. Nevertheless, the team is now in an extremely tight schedule, with the beginning of September the guys almost every day tournaments or online training. Our main priority today – it’s a decent performance on ELEAGUE Season 2, where we defend the league title, and the preparation is built with an eye on the tournament in Atlanta.”
Virtus.pro slot received team Heroic. Unknown at this time are still four participants of the tournament in Auckland – they are determined on the iBUYPOWER Masters 2016. The tournament will be held on 12 and November 13 in Costa Mesa, USA. In addition to trips to the IEM Oakland there will play $ 100 thousand. IEM Oakland will take place from 16 to 20 November. 12 teams will compete for a prize fund of $300 thousand.
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