Despite our success in the qualifier stage, we have decided to not participate in DOTA Summit 11. ESL One Hamburg 2019 will be our Dota 2 line-up’s first LAN series instead.
Roman Dvoryankin, Virtus.pro General Manager: «Minor qualifiers have revealed our roster’s potential. However, we need time to fully reach it, and additional pressure can only get in the way. Furthermore, problems with Visas were an additional factor, as missing the tournament due to ambiguous timings of our application reviews was a real possibility. We have put a lot of effort into things we could change, but there are factors beyond our control. Having to miss the Summit is particularly unfortunate as we are three-time champions of this tournament. On the other hand, we believe that ESL Hamburg - considering the positive memories we have of this event - will be a great chance for the young players to experience a fully-fledged LAN series. We will decide the roster’s future based on its results».