Virtus.pro have renounced their spot at IEM Oakland, which will be taking place November 16-20. In their stead, Heroic have been confirmed.
The Polish squad will not be participating in the event. They will be replaced by Heroic. The reason has been stated as fatigue and burnout.
“It was a hard call to make, but after long and careful consideration we have decided to withdraw from IEM Oakland. It’s been extremely hard as we know how much our fans on West Coast have been looking forward to see some real VP action. We’ve had a very hard period during last couple of months with tournaments and online qualifiers filling almost every single day. Today we feel that to keep on performing on top level and make sure we deliver the right emotions to all our fans worldwide we need to make a small break and concentrate on upcoming events. California, we now have a debt to pay, so see you next year!”, said Roman Dvoryankin, Virtus.pro’s General Manager.
Source : HLTV