Virtus.Pro general manager Roman Dvoryankin tells ESPN he voted in favor of the new World Esports Association regulations that will affect multi-team ownership, including his team. "Being a founding member of WESA, Virtus.pro has always been consistent and supportive on making esports landscape more transparent and stable," Dvoryankin said in a statement to ESPN. "During the latest WESA Members meeting in Katowice I voted to support the multi-team ownership regulations as we strongly believe that it's an important signal for the industry that will make WESA and its members stronger in the long run." WESA announced its new regulations on Tuesday stating that teams who are owned or co-owned by the same party will not be able to compete in WESA-regulated events, including the ESL Pro League. The association will give teams—which include Astralis, Heroic, Godsent, Virtus.Pro, Natus Vincere, and SK Gaming—an 18-month grace period to be compliant.

Jacob Wolf, ESPN Staff Writer