ASUS.Polar gets renamed under their original branding organization Virtus.Pro.
Keeping the current ASUS.Polar line-up, the team will remain under the same organization, while only changing the team name and tag. The adjustments come at a well-suited time, as the team has begun to show some stability after recent roster changes. The International 5 qualifiers and invites are approaching quickly and it would seem that the organization is hoping that a Virtus.Pro branding and a roster that has been primarily formed from within their organization will be their ticket to an invite.
An official release by Virtus.Pro clarifies the change of course:
The International 2015 qualifiers are imminent, supposing the team will receive direct invitations from Valve. As Virtus.Pro didn’t currently have a Dota 2 squad, we decided to try our luck on the world stage, bearing the VP banner!
September 18, 2014: Virtus.Pro added the VP.Polar team
January 15, 2015: VP.Polar changed their name to ASUS.Polar, due to sponsorship contract
March 11, 2015: Virtus.Pro overthrow their main squad, keeping the ASUS.Polar team
April 15, 2015: Virtus.Pro rebrands ASUS.Polar to Virtus.Pro
The team has just qualified for ESL One Frankfurt, DreamLeague Season 3 and Esportal and is currently part of the Dota Pit and Red Bull Battle Grounds competitions.
Virtus.Pro (former ASUS.Polar) current roster
Ilya “Illidan” Pivcaev
Sergey “God” Bragin
Alexander “DkPhobos” Kucheria
Artem “fng” Barshak
Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk