On June 26, Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski had left virtus.pro ESEA roster. Although, Janusz, on his official Facebook page, regarded it as a misclick. Earlier, DBLTAP had hinted the STYKO-Snax move. The Polish prodigy would debut with the international roster against Gambit at the ESL One Cologne in the upcoming week.
Cześć @cios_snax 🇵🇱👋
— mousesports (@mousesports) June 27, 2018
Janusz has been playing for Virtus.pro since last five years and he has won several prominent titles – DreamHack Las Vegas 2017, DreamHack Open Bucharest 2016, ELEAGUE Season 1, StarLadder i-League Invitational #1, ESL ESEA Pro League Invitational and EMS One Katowice 2014. Piotr “morelz” Taterka, one of the rising stars in the domestic Polish scene will be standing-in for Virtus.pro till mid-July.
Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski: “From now on, I am a mousesports player. I’m really happy to join a new team and I think we all needed a fresh start. Of course, I’m a bit sad that im leaving my 2nd home that is Virtus.pro, but sometimes you need to go forward and stop looking back. I hope this will be a good change for both sides and that my former mates at VP will wish me luck, as I wish them the best to get back to form and to be on the top again. Cheers to everyone out there, we will be great. I’m grateful for my time and the entire management of the Virtus.pro organization.”
Piotr “morelz” Taterka: “I’m very flattered that I got a chance to play for Virtus.pro. It was an amazing feeling to hear a call asking you to play in such a team. Excitement barely left me after winning final against AGO in Polish Esport League, and the very next day I get such a huge surprise. I understand this is a great lesson for me, big chance and a way to verify my skills. I will do my best. I am motivated as never before.”
Roman Dvoryankin, Virtus.pro General Manager: “It’s been a hard decision, but team future is our top priority. The rebuilding process we started earlier this year continues as we see Snax leaving. We’ve had some amazing moments together and his name will always stay in VP history. I would also like to thank mousesports for their professional approach — we know that Janusz in good hands. We’re pleased to welcome Piotr in our team. I’m looking forward to see him playing in the next tournaments. I’d like to assure our fans that we’re committed to bringing our CS:GO squad back on track. We need your support in the upcoming months.”
Jakub “kuben” Gurczyński, CS:GO team coach and manager: “We are glad to welcome morelz as a newcomer. Virtus.pro organization sees a great potential in this guy. We hope that in a short time he will be able to find a common language with the rest of the team. As for Snax — we will always keep memories of the good time we spent together.”
Cengiz Tüylü, CEO of mousesports: We are glad to welcome Snax to our CS:GO roster after a very eventful week. Once we realized that Snax was open to leave the legendary Golden Five lineup and to join mousesports, he immediately became our number one priority. I would like to thank the Virtus.pro organization for the smooth negotiation process on short notice, which allows us to see Snax’ mousesports debut at ESL ONE Cologne next week.”
mousesports roster would look like:
Tomáš “oskar” Šťastný
Chris “chrisJ” de Jong
Miikka “suNny” Kemppi
Robin “ropz” Kool
Janusz “Snax” Pogorzelski
Martin “STYKO” Styk (Benched)