After big victories in Europe, NVMI picked up by Virtus Pro
One of Europe’s up-and-coming Dota 2 sides has just capped a week of great success with a major sponsorship.
Nam Vezet Mi Igraem, an Eastern European team formed not long after this year’s the International, didn’t take long to find success. Last week the squad was able to prevail over some of Europe’s best in Dota 2 to win the Game Show League event held in Moscow.
That victory was enough to prove their abilities to esports organization Virtus Pro, who have now announced they've brought the team on.
Virtus Pro already supports a notable Dota 2 team. That group managed to qualify for the play-in phase of the International, where they immediately lost in their first match with Korean side MVP Phoenix.
The former Nam Vezet Mi Igraem will take on the name of Virtus Pro Polar, and will help to enhance the organization’s chances of major success in the competitive Dota 2 scene.
Virtus Pro manager Sergei “Diver 233” Pisotsky made clear the organization’s reasoning for bringing on the new team in a statement given on the team’s official website.
“At the moment, the team’s composition is both promising and has already shown impressive results,” Pisotsky said.
Those early results have indeed been impressive. The Game Show League, which the new Virtus Pro Polar team won, featured such big European names as Natus Vincere, Team Empire, and the main Virtus Pro squad.
Virtus Pro Polar felled their new organizational fellows in the semifinals, coming back from an opening game loss to win out the best-of-three series. That victory was followed by a hard fought finals triumph over the recently restructured Natus Vincere roster.
And with that, captain Artur “Goblak” Kostenko’s team secured not only the winner’s share of the prize, but also a new sponsorship that will open up further opportunities for his team to compete on the world’s biggest stages.