TI Champion Ivan 'Artstyle' Antonov has been appointed as a team coach by the Virtus.pro organization.
As a part of their preparations for the Kiev Major 2017, The Virtus.pro organization decided to boost up their team by adding some well esteemed members to their already impressive team. Artstyle, who held the International Champion title in 2011 and had a very successful track record with Natus Vincere, has been dropped from the Ukrainian team in November last year and hasn't join any other squad since then.
Roman Dvoryankin, Virtus.Pro general manager - official statement
“As we’re preparing for The Kiev Major, we’ve decided to strengthen our Dota roster with experienced personnel. Today I’m glad to announce that Ivan 'Artstyle' Antonov will soon be working as the team’s coach, while Denis 'Podox' Pestretsov will be joining us as manager.”
Podox has held a similar position in the past as a manager for RoX organization, and has experience in setting up eSport events for the Russian Electric Sports Federtion.
Russia Roman 'Ramzes666' Kushnarev
Ukraine Vladimir 'No[o]ne' Minenko
Russia Pavel '9pasha' Khvastunov
Ukraine Ilya 'Lil' Ilyuk
Russia Alexey 'Solo' Berezin
Ukraine Ivan 'Artstyle' Antonov (coach)
Denis 'Podox' Pestetsov (manager)