Virtus.pro launches a roster for Escape from Tarkov: Arena
The Bears continue to increase the club's roster pool! Today we are announcing the signing of a roster for a new esports discipline: Escape from Tarkov: Arena. It includes:
Alan "Rask" Ali;
Artem “wTg” Morozov;
Yaroslav "FMX" Kurzin;
Kirill "magiik777" Rusanov;
Victor "H4RD" Alekhin;
Oleg "RayzerGM'' Kuchin (coach).
Nikolai Petrossian, CEO of Virtus.pro:
“Escape from Tarkov universe is truly a hardcore one, and it resonates perfectly with the competitive spirit that has always been part of the Bears’ DNA. EFT: Arena is taking its first steps into the esports scene, but the original Escape from Tarkov has already achieved some success in its niche, so we look forward to the development of this new competitive discipline. This is a bit of an experiment for us, but we see great potential here and are looking forward to becoming a part of the new community!”
Nikita Lutov, Chief Esports Development Officer at Virtus.pro:
“Six months ago, we first saw an early build of EFT: Arena at a closed event from Battlestate Games. and it was love at first sight. The publisher's plans to develop the esports component inspired us to become pioneers in this new discipline.
Our roster included both experienced esports athletes who had previously proven themselves in Rainbow Six Siege, as well as players known to fans of the original Tarkov who showed excellent results at the publisher’s recent tournaments. The upcoming DreamHack will put our approach to test. See you on the streets of Tarkov!”
The first tournament for the Bears will be DreamHack Hannover with a prize pool of €100,000, which will take place from December 14 to 17.