The Vedomosti publication drew attention to the fact that yesterday's financial report for the VK holding for 2022 contains information on the sale of the Russian esports club Virtus.pro.
Virtus.pro has provided an image source for this presentation.
Virtus.pro's inclusion in the company's ESforce holding in September 2022 was highlighted on the website of the Armenian businessman Aram Karamakunyan, who became the club's owner and general director on the same day.
Virtus.pro was sold for 174 million rubles (the book value of the asset was 161 million), 13 million of which were recognized by the holding as profit at that stage.
Virtus.pro advances to the LAN-final of the Warface VK Play Cup 2 tournament.
According to Vedomosti's experts, it is difficult to make money on eSports under the sanctions, hence VK is selling its eSports assets for "much less than the original price."
Konstantin Sakhnov, the founder of the Vengeance Games studio, believes the amount of 174 million rubles to be "insignificant" against the background of VK's previous esports investments.
Nikolay Petrosyan is a Russian sommet.
Nikolai Petrosyan, a former head coach of ESforce, has been appointed CEO of Virtus.pro. Since the beginning of 2023, the club has represented Armenia rather than Russia in international eSports tournaments.
Virtus.pro was founded in 2003 and is now among the world's top ten clubs for prizes (over $18 million). At the moment, the team has lineups for Dota 2, CS:GO, PUBG Mobile, Warface, and other games.
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