Rainbow Six Siege player Artem “Shockwave” Simakov is leaving the club Virtus.pro.

Artem “Shockwave” Simakov:

“I don’t have the same motivation to play as I used to, so at this point I’ve decided to take a break. I want to rest and think my future through. I’d like to express my gratitude towards Virtus.pro and the guys from the team for the time we spent together, we had a lot of fun. We’ll see each other soon.”

Sergey Glamazda, CEO of Virtus.pro:

“Artem is one of the most experienced and decorated R6 players in CIS. His experience and skill set have played a crucial part in our ascending as one of the top EU teams. For now, he decided to take a break and figure out the best way to develop his career, and we respect his choice.”

As a member of Virtus.pro Artem “Shockwave” Simakov has won European Open Clash and Russian Major League Season 4, he also added to his belt 2nd place in Russian Major League Season 5 and 3rd in Six Major August and November.

The information about the fifth member of Rainbow Six Siege roster of Virtus.pro will be announced soon.

Virtus.pro current R6 roster:

Artem “wTg” Morozov

Alan “Rask” Ali

Pavel “p4sh4” Kosenko

Andrey “m1loN” Mironov

Andrey “Andreezy” Bavian (analyst)


Virtus.pro (VP) is an esports organization based in Russia.

Founded in 2003, the organization currently has players competing in such games as Counter-Strike: Global OffensiveDota 2Rainbow Six SiegePlayerUnknown’s BattlegroundsFortniteApex LegendsStarcraft IIHearthstonePaladins

Quake Champions and Heroes Of The Storm. In November 2015, the team got an investment of over $100,000,000 USD from Alisher Usmanov’s USM Holdings. Since 2015 Virtus.pro is a part of the ESforce esports holding.

Virtus.pro’s Dota 2 team has participated in multiple Majors, winning record (tied with Team Secret) 5 of them and becoming the best Dota Pro Circuit first season team.

Their League of Legends team won LCL Spring 2017.

VP’s former Polish Golden Five CS:GO team is considered one of the best teams in the history of Counter-strike, winning EMS One Katowice 2014 Major and several other premier tournaments.

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