Morelz pushed to active Virtus.pro lineup, replaces byali

Virtus.pro has just announced a change to their main lineup, two weeks before their next tournament appearance.

Morelz joins Virtus.pro active team

Virtus.pro has just announced on their official Twitter account that morelz will be joining the active Virtus.pro team, replacing byali who has left the team.

The current Virtus.pro lineup includes the following players:

  • MICHU
  • snatchie
  • NEO (Team Captain)
  • pashaBiceps
  • morelz
  • kuben (Coach)

Morelz has been active in the CS:GO professional scene since 2013, but has so far, not had a major presence in the top-tier competitions. The 24-year-old player hails from Poland and originally joined Virtus.pro in June 2018 as a stand-in. On 2 August, he was brought on-board as a full member but was benched until now.

Morelz has played with numerous teams in the past, most recently Pride Gaming, where he remained for two years, and a brief stint with tomorrow.gg. Morelz saw great success with Pride Gaming, relative to the level that they play at. While he was part of that team, Pride Gaming won multiple low- and mid-tier local tournaments in Poland. Morelz first played under the Virtus.pro banner during the Intel Extreme Masters XIII in Shanghai, where VP ended up in the 3rd – 4th brackets, being eliminated by TYLOO.

The news comes in the wake of the FACEIT Major Qualifier tournament, where Virtus.pro had arguably the worst performance of all attending teams. Not only did they lose all three games that they played, but they also have the worst round won to round loss ratio at 24 – 48, a 24 round difference.

It looks like Virtus.pro is looking to change things around in the current roster to be better prepared for the Blast PRO Series: Istanbul to which they have been invited, alongside five other professional teams. The Istanbul tournament will take place on 28-29 September and will feature a prize pool of $250,000. Of that pile of money, $125,000 will go to the first place winner, while the runner-up will receive $50,000. Third and fourth place will win $25,000 and $15,000, respectively. Fifth and sixth place teams will not win anything.