NAVI.Dota 2 roster changes
Lil transfers to Natus Vincere!
After the conclusion of ESL One Genting, NAVI.GG.BET received a transfer offer from the Russian organization Virtus.pro for Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosyan. Following a series of negotiations, it was agreed that RodjER would leave for Virtus.pro, and Ilya "Lil" Ilyuk would join Natus Vincere.
Yevhen Zolotarov — CEO Natus Vincere:
"Right after ESL One Genting, I was contacted by Virtus.pro's general manager over RodjER’s transfer. We have known about VP's interest in him for quite a long time and, partially for this reason, have recently signed a two-year contract with him on improved terms. However, Vladimir expressed his wish to part ways with NAVI and we do not intend to keep him against his will. We agreed on the transfer sum and proposed to add Lil to the deal and, after VP agreed, we set up negotiations, which had a successful outcome.
I always believe that whatever happens is for the best: we now have an experienced player, a Major champion who, in these circumstances, will be exceptionally motivated and willing to help us achieve the goals which we have set.
I would like to thank Vladimir for the time he spent with us, and wish Ilya the best of luck and great success in the ranks of black and gold."
Ilya "Lil" Ilyuk:
"It may sound a bit hypocritical, but back when I was starting my professional career, I really dreamed of playing under the NAVI tag. It isn't like I pursued this dream very persistently, but in this situation, such an opportunity is, perhaps, a blessing. I'm very thankful to the organization and the players for accepting me in. I will do my absolute best to meet the expectations that are put on me.
I would also like to cite a famous quote: "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get".
The interview with NAVI's Dota 2 manager and the coach, in which they will speak on their plans for the future, will be up and running very soon, so stay tuned!
NAVI.GG.BET DOTA 2 ROSTER:
Vladislav «Crystallize» Krystanek
Danil «Dendi» Ishutin
Victor «GeneRaL» Nigrini
Ilya «Lil» Ilyuk
Akbar «SoNNeikO» Butayev
Oleksandr «XBOCT» Dashkevich (coach)
Igor «Caff» Sydorenko (manager)