Polarity is Virtus.Pro’s second squad featuring many familiar faces. Alexander “DkPhobos” Kucheria, and Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk have moved from the main lineup to the second team and will be joined by Paul “9pashaebashu” Khvastunov, Andrew “Afoninje” Afonin and Eugene “Jenya” Kuznetsov.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) March 25, 2016
In a string of various announcements regarding Virtus.Pro today, it was revealed that the organization was forming a second squad. The lineup contains both recently departed Virtus.Pro members Alexander “DkPhobos” Kucheria, and Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk. The Ukrainian players were released from the main squad only hours ago.
DkPhobos and Lil will also be joined by carry player Paul “9pashaebashu” Khvastunov who was replaced by Rostislav “fn” Lozovoi on Vega Squadron just days ago.
Andrew “Afoninje” Afonin has been added to the lineup as the mid player. He was most recently part of HellRaisers until the organization had separated from the remaining members of their Dota 2 squad two days ago.
Rounding out the roster is the second support player, Eugene “Jenya” Kuznetsov. He is an up and coming pub player that is well known within the community. He had stood in for Virtus.Pro in the past as well during HyperX D2L Season 5 against Evil Geniuses.
Andrey “Afoninje” Afonin
Alexander “DkPhobos” Kucheria
Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk
Pavel “9Pasha” Hvastunov
Eugene “Jenya” Kuznetsov
Approximately year ago, Virtus.Pro had dissolved it’s second squad Virtus.Pro Polar in preparation for TI5.
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