Roman ‘RAMZES666’ Kushnarev is the current carry player for Virtus.pro.
‘RAMZES666’ began his Dota 2 career in 2015 when he joined the team ScaryFaceZ. This team was quite successful and frequently placed in the top 3 at minor and monthly events. ‘RAMZES666’ played with ScaryFaceZ for most of 2015, but towards the end of the year he left the team to join CIS Rejects. This team was also very successful, and managed to win PGL Dota 2 Pro-AM and subsequently went on to qualify for StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 1. Following these achievements, CIS Rejects were signed by Team Spirit.
Team Spirit participated in a number of prestigious events including MarsTV Dota 2 League and StarLadder i-League StarSeries. However, they failed to place in the top half of teams at either of these tournaments. Team Spirit also qualified for The Shanghai Major 2016, but placed joint last. Following this result, ‘RAMZES666’ left Team Spirit and joined Team Empire.
Although they had a slow start, Team Empire quickly began seeing great results such as 3rd/4th at ESL One Manila 2016 and 1st at the Global Grand Masters. They also qualified for The Manila Major, where they placed 9th/12th. ‘RAMZES666’ then departed from Team Empire after less than half a year with the organization and joined Virtus.pro.
‘RAMZES666’ joined the reformed Virtus.pro squad and the team won every qualifier they entered for the first few months they played together. They also won The Summit 6 and placed 5th/8th at The Boston Major at the end of the year. In 2017, the team placed 2nd at The Kiev Major and after receiving an invite to The International, placed 5th/6th, losing to Team Liquid who went on to win the event.
In the months that followed The International 2017, Virtus.pro established themselves as one of the strongest teams in the world. They placed highly at every event they participated if not winning them outright. Their results for the rest of the year and into 2018 include 1st place at ESL One Hamburg, 5th/6th at DreamLeague Season 8, as well as 1st place finishes at both ESL One Katowice and The Bucharest Major. Since the team first started playing together in 2016, they have only made one roster change which only involved replacing a single player.
‘RAMZES666’ has achieved a number of incredible results with Virtus.pro. Among some of these achievements include 1st at The Bucharest Major, ESL One Hamburg and ESL One Katowice. In addition to these results, ‘RAMZES666’ also placed 5th/6th at The International 2017 and 2nd at The Kiev Major.