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CEO of Virtus.pro, the Russian-based esports organization, Sergey Glamazda has left the franchise. The organization made the announcement in the late hours of Thursday via its official Twitter page.

After stating that he is no more with the franchise, the caption made by the official account thanked Glamazda for his time with VP and wished him the best of luck with his future endeavors.

“Our CEO Sergey Glamazda leaves. We wish you best of luck and thank you for your work in VP! You will always be The Genius for The Bears.”

Sergey Glamazda joined the franchise in January 2020 and under his leadership, the team has reached new heights. VP ranked within the top 5 teams in the world in terms of total prize money won during tournaments, with over $4.4 million. VP’s Dota 2 team finished 5-6th at The International 2021, while their CS:GO team finished top 8 in the PGL Stockholm 2021.

CEO of ESforce Holding, Nikolay Petrosyan spoke about Glamazda and thanked him for everything he has done for the organization.

“We are thankful to Sergey for everything he’s done for Virtus.pro, his fresh ideas and ways to implement them.”

Petrosyan also revealed that going forward the esports franchise will be without the role of a chief executive officer. He stated that the organization will rely on ‘a team of top managers from ESforce.’ He also revealed that the general management of the franchise will be handled by ESforce, with each gaming discipline handled by senior managers within Virtus.pro

“During a joint discussion, we came to the realization that the new challenges that arose this spring call for the need of reorganizing and systematizing the workflow in Virtus.pro. That led us to the decision to rely on a team of top managers from ESforce that see the big picture and can run the club.”

“While general management of the club will be handled by ESforce, each particular gaming discipline will be run by senior managers of Virtus.pro with big experience and knowledge of their given games. This way we elevate the level of responsibility and preserve high engagement and attention to details wherever it’s necessary.”

Glamazda reacted to his exit from the Virtus.pro, he bade the team and its players goodbye. While recollecting the victories, defeats, and tournaments featured in for the two and a half years he has been with the organization.

“I’m grateful to Virtus.pro for this amazing journey we shared together over the course of the last two and a half years. I remember every tournament, every win, and every loss. The victories made me proud, while defeats, for which I always took responsibility, taught me.”

This is coming at a time when Virtus.pro has been having a turbulent season. First was the ban on the organization from international CS:GO tournaments as regards the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

Another blow was the disqualification of the team from the Spring Tour Stockholm Major regional qualifiers, due to Ivan ‘Pure’ Moskalenko’s insensitive action. The Dota 2 player had drawn a Z symbol used by Russian soldiers in Ukraine, on the game’s map.

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