ArtStyle leaves Natus Vincere
A little more than a week is left before the end of the transfer period given by Valve to all teams, so they can complete their rosters before the upcoming season. Natus Vincere lineup has also undergone changes: the information about Ivan “ArtStyle” Antonov's departure from the team was announced just a few minutes ago.
Ivan joined Na`Vi at the beginning of April, when the team experienced hard times. His arrival has given everybody a second wind and motivated our team for new great achievements. Under his confident leadership, the guys have managed to take second place at DreamHack Summer 2015 and win a desirable right to participate in The International 2015. However, the main Dota 2 tournament of this year didn’t turn the way it was expected, so the changes in our roster were inevitable.
Unfortunately, Ivan`s return to the professional Dota 2 scene wasn’t as bright as it could be, but anyway he managed to evoke incredible emotions from those Na`Vi fans, who have gone through all ups and downs together with our team. Today we part ways with him. We are very grateful to Ivan for the time he spent in Natus Vincere, and wish him good luck in his future endeavors. We hope that he will never give up the idea to win his second Aegis.
That is what Ivan “ArtStyle” Antonov has said:
"Unfortunately, we failed at The International 2015. Thus, we agreed that the right decision would be for me to leave the team. I wish the guys all the best of luck and many bright victories on their way. As for me, I am not going to stop playing and will come back to professional scene really soon.”
Also, we are saying goodbye to Ivan “Vanskor” Skorokhod, who was the part of our team as a stand-in. All the remaining information about the roster changes of our Dota 2 lineup will be announced in a few days.
Current Dota 2 roster of Natus Vincere:
Danil «Dendi» Ishutin
Alexandr «XBOCT» Dashkevich
Gleb «Funn1k» Lipatnikov
Akbar «SoNNeikO» Butaev