Arthur “Goblak” Kostenko parts ways with Natus Vincere, bringing about a second roster change for the Ukrainian team in less than a month. Gleb “Funn1k” Lipatnikov left the team on February 13. On March 9, Na’Vi transferred ASUS.Polar offlaner, Olexandr “DKPhobos” Kucheria, despite Polar management’s opposition. Ex-Power Rangers Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev will be undergoing a two-week trial. The NaVi reshuffle saga continues.
According to the organization’s official statement:
Unfortunately, the series of losses forces us to search for the new solutions and to look for the new elements in order to create a truly successful team.
Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev, who recently left Power Rangers on March 19, will be undergoing a two-week trial for the role.
Goblak played support role and was the team’s captain since he rejoined the organization in November 2014. He attended The International 4 in 2014 with Na’Vi, as a coach, and went ahead to found the NVMI team, which was soon after signed by Virtus.pro Polar. Additional previous teams include Team Empire (2012-2013) and RoxKiss (2013-2014).
NaVi reshuffle: current roster
Ivan “Vanskor” Skorohod
Alexander “DkPhobos” Kucheria
Daniil “Dendi” Ishutin
Alexander “ХВОСТ” Dashkevich
Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev (stand-in)