August 12, 2019
Anatoly “Boo1k” Ivanov became the second coach of Virtus pro at The International 2019 Dota 2 tournament. This was tweeted by the general manager of the organization Roman Dvoryankin. Arseniy “ArsZeeqq” Usov will be responsible for drafts, and Boo1k - for interactions on the map and teamplay.
Ivanov has been a coach at Gambit Esports since October 2018. Under his leadership, the team took second places at The Bucharest Minor, ESL One Katowice 2019 and StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor. The team was unable to qualify for The International 2019, taking fifth place in the qualification for the CIS. After the qualifying tournament, Boo1k ended the contract with the organization.
The International 2019 will be held from August 15 to 25 in Shanghai. 18 teams will compete for a prize pool that has already exceeded $ 32 million and continues to grow through Battle Pass purchases.