Virtus.pro signs Quake Champions player
One of the best Quake players in the world, Alexey “Cypher” Yanushevsky, has joined Virtus.pro after signing a year-long contract. Yanushevsky will represent the organization in the Quake Champions tournament due to be held at QuakeCon late in August.
Virtus.pro General manager Roman Dvoryankin said, “The contract’s fairly long duration will allow Alexey to feel confident and immerse himself fully in the game. We have signed one of the best players in the world and are now positive that we can maintain a serious and long-term presence in this discipline.”
Alexey “Cypher” Yanushevsky commented, “The terms that Virtus.pro offered me were definitely no worse than those of American teams. Besides, I wasn’t particularly eager to move; I wanted to stay in Minsk. I’m not going to make up any tales about being a lifelong Virtus.pro fan, but I know this organization’s history well, and I like the way it’s developing.”
Cypher has played Quake since 2006. After putting his career on a hiatus in 2015, he tried playing Overwatch, but came back following the announcement of the Quake Champions beta, and went on to win its first online tournament. The player has talked about returning to his original discipline in an interview, available here.
Cypher is among the Quake players with the most titles. He is a quadruple winner of QuakeCon (2008, 2010, 2012, 2014) and a multiple winner of ESWC, DreamHack, European Extreme Masters, and ASUS Open.