Virtus.pro Disband Women's CS Roster

22 Apr 2024
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Tit Krajnik 22 Apr 2024
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  • Virtus.pro have announced the disbanding of the female Counter-Strike roster
  • The news comes following a rough performance in ESL Impact League Season 5
  • This marks the end of VP's women's roster, which made its first appearance in December 2022
VP.Angels
VP.Angels (credit: via virtus.pro)
Virtus.pro have announced the disbanding of their female Counter-Strike roster, VP.Angels. The decision was made following VP.Angels disappointing performance in the recent ESL Impact League Season 5 and failure to sere a spot in the LAN event.

VP.Angels were formed in December 2022, when Virtus.pro made their first entry into the female Counter-Strike esports scene. The team have been competing ever since, achieving mixed success.

In 2023, VP.Angels won ESL Impact Cash Cup: Europe - Autumn 2023 #1 and Spring 2023 #5 and added a few more silver medals from ESL Impact Cash Cup events. However, so far this year, success was hard to come by for the female squad.

In February, VP.Angels made it through the second ESL Impact League Season 5: European Division - Open Qualifier #2 but fell flat at Tradeit League FE Masters #1 and European Pro League Female Season 1 with fifth-eighth and seventh-eighth-place finishes.

Yet the final straw was VP.Angels' disappointing showing at ESL Impact League Season 5: European Division this week, where the team failed to make it through the group stage with a 1-4 record and finished the tournament in ninth-10th place.

With that, the VP.Angels didn't secure their spot at the LAN Finals and the ESL Impact League Season 6, ushering the organisation to pull the plug on the project.

VP.Angels' best performance throughout the three seasons in the ESL Impact League was their ninth-10th place in Season 5.


"Women's esports has come a long way since 2022, when we signed the VP.Angels roster. The potential for growth, viewer interest, competitive spirit — it's all there. In the future, we may well return with new women's rosters, but in the current circumstances, both us and the VP.Angels players need a certain reboot."
"Right now, many clubs are revising their plans regarding women's esports due to the lack of sufficient tournaments. I express my gratitude to all the roster participants for the time spent in our club." 


While this might not spell the end of Virtus.pro's involvement in the female Counter-Strike scene, there are no announcements of an immediate roster rebuild.

VP.Angels are just one of many female Counter-Strike rosters that disbanded recently. The other notable are Nigma Galaxy, GamerLegion, and G2 Esports, who all shut down their female teams since the end of 2023.