Virtus.pro CS:GO roster will be able to play in tournaments from ESL and BLAST under the original club name. This was announced by representatives of the organization in a press release.
Tournament operators imposed sanctions against Virtus.pro and some other eSports clubs from Russia in the spring of 2022. Teams were required to perform at events under neutral names and refused to showcase their sponsors. Virtus.pro players used the Outsiders tag during this period.
In September 2022, Virtus.pro changed ownership, and in March 2023, the deal was confirmed by VK. After that, VP was allowed to play under their tag in Dota 2 championships, but the club continued to play under their neutral name in CS:GO competitions. A new investor and the general director of the eSports club became an entrepreneur Aram Karamanukyan. In December 2022, the position of the head of the organization was taken by the former CEO and Director of the Media Division of ESforce Holding, Nikolay Petrosyan.