Natus Vincere begin forming their new Dota 2 roster

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Last week Natus Vincere announced they were disbanding their Dota 2 roster after their poor performances in both the Dota 2 International as well as the New York ESL One Major. Na’vi have been the poster boys for CIS Dota 2 since the beginning, and it was quite a heartbreaking ordeal for some fans. But now Na’vi are back, and they’ve already named two of their new core members.

No surprises

In a press release Na’vi announced that former members  Danil “Dendi” Ishutin and Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev will return to Na’vi to form the new roster. The press releases continues as it now appoints both Dendi and SoNNeikO as talent selectors for the new squad, who will try out new members and combinations. After a few weeks of practice Na’vi will announce those players who are on probation.

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“We are glad to announce that Danil and Akbar will become the core of our renewed team. We are sure that their talent, energy and aspiration to work will contribute to the achievement of the set goals. Meanwhile we continue working to determine the players, who will join us in the near future. Stay tuned!” –Igor “caff” Sydorenko, COO of Natus Vincere

Fans are already speculating that Na’vi may see the return of Puppey, since the Team Secret hype is dead. Funn1k is also an option, and ArtStyle, but these are just fan speculations for now.

The XBOCT Conspiracy

Since the day Natus Vincere lost the International 2013 I said, and protested, that Na’vi need to get rid of XBOCT (their carry player). He continued to be mediocre with small moments of greatness, but not enough, through the rest of his time at Na’vi – and now they had to kick the entire team just to get rid of him. Why? Because he was good friends with the owner of Na’vi. This is what was said among certain circles, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it were true.

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Needless to say I am glad Na’vi are reforming their roster, and I really hope they can return to former glory with their new roster. We will keep you updated as the story progresses.

Last Updated: October 21, 2015

Kyle Wolmarans

Critical Hit’s esports guy. I talk about esports and drink whiskey. I also write and cast for elsewhere – but my work here is independent of that.

  • Grand Admiral Chief

    Dude’s name is Akbar? IT’S A TRAP!

  • Galbedir

    The last International was the first time I have ever spent money in Dota2, also it was the first month I had started to play it regularly…Luckily the first match I spectated was the Navi vs C9. My word SoNNeikO and Dendi were incredible together. Never been into Esports, but after that game I followed every match they played.

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      That good eh?

  • WitWolfy

    Not to be a troll… But who cares?!?!? These guys are gamers just like the rest of us.. Any DOTA 2 vet can tell you that you that, there are good games.. And msotly BAD games.. So acting like these dudes are like some kind of God sends just pisses me the hell off.

    • I’m also not sure why people love these eSports players…

      but then again I’m a massive Liverpool fan and idolise some of those players.. so yeah.. can’t really complain too loudly

      • b1nd3r

        I get your reasoning…… but to bring liverpool in as an example…..you live a lonely life, i feel for you >.<

      • SargonTheRebornBatpanda

        You’ll never walk alone, Gavin!

      • WitWolfy

        Just the fact that most of these teams never last more than a few years or heck a full season makes me just roll my eyes at this.

    • sam mt

  • b1nd3r

    finding your articles very biased might want to look into that, regarding this article though…..who plays doto on a seriously note anymore ::P

    • SargonTheRebornBatpanda

      Millions… no BILLIONS.. of atoms.. still play “doto on a seriously note” 😛

    • bias? in what way?

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    Sigh 🙁 Was hoping Dendi would be going to a new team, but I guess they just make them too much money xD

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