Gpk, Lil to stand-in for VP.Prodigy in bid to “reach new heights”

"All teams come to a point where it’s crucial to make changes in order to reach new heights."

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Virtus Pro’s Prodigy team is getting one of the CIS’ brightest talents in mid laner gpk on loan and welcoming back former support Lil, the organization announced today.

The two players will replace Rostislav “fn” Lozovoi and Albert “eine” Garaev temporarily. VP said both players remain with the club, but the reasons for their temporary leave weren’t made clear.

The return of Lil means that the team’s former position four and captain Vitaly “Save-” Melnik will move to hard support. The new Prodigy roster is as follows:

  1. Egor “epileptick1d” Grigorenko
  2. Gpk
  3. Dmitry “DM” Dorokhin
  4. Lil
  5. Save-

VP CEO Sergey Glamazda said the changes came about in a desire to improve the roster and the team will continue “setting the highest goals for our team.”

“All teams come to a point where it’s crucial to make changes in order to reach new heights,” Glamazda said. “We decided to switch things up…  by replacing two of our players for individuals as much [sic] talented.”

Prodigy’s next tournament will be the third season of OGA Dota PIT, running from Sept. 23 to 26. The new-look roster has a tough task ahead of them. They’ll meet the dominant Team Secret in the quarterfinals.