Virtus Pro invited to ESL One New York 2015

posted by Malystryx.GDS,
Virtus Pro become the second team to receive a direct invite to the ESL One New York. The team finished top 6 at last month's International and in the aftermath of the event are one of the only teams so far to appear to be sticking with the exact same roster. The event will take place at the beginning of October, and should be the first major LAN event of the new competitive season.

The ESL One New York 2015 will take place on the 3rd-4th October, and considering Virtus Pro's performance at TI as the highest placing European (CIS) team, their invitation to the event is fully deserved. Reigning champions Team Secret were the first team to receive a direct invite, and it was infact Virtus Pro who eliminated them 2-1 in the lower-bracket, albeit a Team Secret with a very different roster.

Fng was pivotal in VP's rise

The event will feature a total of four direct invites, with two yet to be made public. Considering the TI victory Evil Geniuses seems the most predictable upcoming direct invite, but the fourth team is difficult to predict. Based on previous events a direct invite from China also seems likely, but should ESL invite the rising stars and finalists CDEC or LGD Gaming? Or should they look to Invictus Gaming who finished in the top 4 of ESL One Frankfurt 2015 but failed to perform well at TI5? What about Vici Gaming?

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