Virtus.pro host Maria Yermolina shares some insight on how players get over losses, who is the biggest gym enthusiast and who to bring to a deserted island with you.
Lil, RAMZES and clubs
We've had a problem during the Boston Major – Roma wasn't 18, and Ilya wasn't 21 yet. Due to that, they couldn't enter the karaoke-club. I figured something out, though: I claimed that Ilya is my boyfriend, took his hand and demanded that we go in. Roma ended up entering via a fake ID. That's how we all ended up inside the club.
Right now, obviously, RAMZES goes to all the parties with the boys – without any restrictions. And before he was 18, we simply didn't visit places with age restrictions. We hung out in hotel's lobby, practice room or one of the guys' rooms – and didn't miss out on anything.
Team's post-loss morale
Nobody ever wanted to leave the team. Sometimes when boys lose serious matches, some of them may try to tilt or get depressed – but we don't let them! That's the family effect in action – we grab them and go out somewhere together.
The fittest Virtus.pro player
Ilya does sports the most: almost not a single day without physical training, be it during tournaments or bootcamps. I talked to him about it once – he said that physical activity helps him concentrate and “get into the zone.”
Which VP player to bring to a deserted island with you?
I'd choose Alexei Berezin, because he's the most mature and a natural leader. Getting lost with him is not a big deal – he's quick to find a solution or a way out. Lesha is no stranger to responsibility – he's used to it. Also, he's not afraid of a physical labour either: recently we decorated a platform for my wedding together – he did decorations, drilled some stuff and worked with the hammer.