New Natus Vincere CS:GO roster
GuardiaN returns to Natus Vincere
Natus Vincere esports club has unveiled its new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive lineup for the coming season. Andrii "B1ad3" Gorodenskyi is now the coach, who previously was a esports director of the organization. In the past, B1ad3 has coached Gambit Gaming.
The new player to Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko is Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács. Ladislav has performed as part of Born to Win for 4 years (from 2013 to 2017) and spent the last 2 years on FaZe Clan.
GuardiaN will take the sniper role, while Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev will shift back to assault rifles. The duties of the outside of the game leader will be delegated to s1mple as well: he will be responsible for the discipline and team atmosphere. Kirill "BoombI4" Mikhailov will become an IGL: he will be the one to coordinate the team during games.
The closest tournament for the updated NAVI CS:GO lineup will be DreamHack Masters Malmö 2019, which will see 16 teams play for a share of $250,000 from October 1 to 6.
I would like to welcome Ladik home — we missed you, BOSS :) I am sure you'll show your comeback to all the skeptics that you're in great fighting condition both in terms of gameplay and motivation. I personally know that's true!
As for the coach replacement — I've been working with Andrii side by side for over half a year and I can certainly say that he's super solid, and his systematic approach to work is exactly what we need now. It's going to be hard to replace you, but I know you are where you're supposed to be right now.
Also, good luck to Sanya and Kirill in their new roles. It's a big responsibility but you can handle it!
It's nice to come back home, where I started my long journey as a professional player. I will do my best to give this team everything I can, for it to become the best team and to win a major. Thank you for this opportunity.
During the time I spent with guys at the tournaments, I was able to learn all the inner processes and analyze the way the team is working. It's obvious the roster needed a reboot — in my opinion, it was inevitable. So now I know for sure what needs to be changed, and how to develop the team further.
Some things need to be rebuilt, others need to be integrated for the first time. Sure, this is not an instant process and the team needs time to go to the new level. We set the highest goals, and we have confidence in our own abilities.
The support of the fans on the way to the championship is very important for us!
NAVI.CS:GO roster for the next season:
Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev (captain)
Kirill "BoombI4" Mikhailov (IGL)
Denis "electroNic" Sharipov
Egor "flamie" Vasilev
Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács (AWPer)
Andrii "B1ad3" Gorodenskyi (coach)
Eugene "ug1n" Yerofeyev (manager)