Artstyle and Podox will help Virtus.pro prepare for The Kiev Major

The Virtus.pro organization has announced the appointment of Denis “Podox” Pestretsov as the provisional manager of the Dota 2 roster, and Ivan “Artstyle” Antonov as the team’s coach. The new members of the roster will work with the players as part of preparations for The Kiev Major 2017.

Denis “Podox” Pestretsov previously worked as a Dota 2 and Starcraft II roster manager with the RoX organization, and took part in organizing eSports tournaments at the Russian Electronic Sports Federation. Ivan “Artstyle” Antonov is a former professional Dota 2 player and 2011 world champion, as a then-member of Natus Vincere.

Roman Dvoryankin, Virtus.pro general manager

As we’re preparing for The Kiev Major, we’ve decided to strengthen our Dota roster with experienced personnel. Today I’m glad to announce that Ivan “Artstyle” Antonov will be working as the team’s coach, while Denis “Podox” Pestretsov will be joining us as manager.

Team lineup:

  •  Alexey “Solo” Berezin
  • Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk
  • Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov
  • Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko
  • Roman “Ramzes666” Kushnarev
  • Denis “Podox” Pestetsov (manager)
  • Ivan “Artstyle” Antonov (coach)