Na`Vi.LoL welcomes Markus 'Kottenx' Ting
After an amazing weekend for our League of Legends team, we have some news to share with you fans. Before the Solomid tournament our jungle player Alvar 'Araneae' Martin decided to quit his long and successful career as a pro gamer. In the Solomid tournament we were already playing with our newest and youngest addition to the team Markus 'Kottenx' Tingvall, and it worked out exceptionally well for us. We would like to thank Araneae for everything he brought to the team and for his great professionalism and wish him all the best in the future. On the same note, we would like to warmly welcome a youngster from Sweden Markus 'Kottenx' Tingvall!
Alvar 'Araneae' Martin's statement about leaving the team and his future in eSports:
"I would like to thank Na`Vi for all what they did for us/me on period, but now is my time to stop playing competitively League of Legends. The reason are just personal and family problems, that I wont be playing as much as I need to play on this level. I will be still here for if they need me anytime, and I hope my old mates with Kottenx the best of their lucks, and to keep conquering Europe. Na`Vi Top 1!"
Team captain Victor 'Citizen' Toll also gave us his statement about the roster change:
"With Araneae leaving the copmpetetive scene i have to say goodbye, not only to a very experienced and talented player, but also to a good friend of mine.
I wish you all the best for your future goals in esports and i hope we will meet again at some point in the near future, maybe for a soju or two :) .
Even though i am obviously sad about a good friend leaving the team, the potential of our team has risen to the infinite, since we got the best addition to the team we could have possibly asked for. With only having practiced for 2 days with our new jungler, we managed to secure overwhelming victories against some of the most accomplished teams in League of Legends and rushed through the TSM Invitational Tournament securing the 1st. place, as well as advancing to the deciding match in the Reign of Gaming Qualifier.
Everybody welcome Kottenx who even exceeded the highest expectations anybody could have had! In my whole career in esports i was never this excited about our opportunities and never have i been more impatient about the training finally to start :D. Thank you guys for supporting us and the awesome organisation that Natus Vincere is, Thanks to our sponsors who make all of this possible!"
Markus 'Kottenx' Tingvell's thoughts and feelings about joining Natus Vincere:
"After a great weekend with Na`Vi I got the offer to join. It was an offer I couldn’t deny and I’m very happy to join one of the best team and a respected organization. I really like the guys in Na`Vi and I think we will have a great future in the world of esport."
New team's manager Luka 'lukz N' Druks shared a few thoughts as well:
"When Alvar told us that he is having some personal issues, we asked Markus to sub in for us in a few tournament matches and it worked out great. So it was no surprise, that we asked Markus to join Na`Vi, after Alvar decided to stop his career as a pro gamer. It is amazing how well team performed over the weekend, considering that they have not had much time to practice together. We are eager to see team's performance in the future, after they get some time to practice, but the Solomid tournament proved that we are on the right path. I would also like to thank Alvar for being an exceptional person and a true proffesionalist during his time in Natus Vincere. I wish him all the best!"
New Natus Vincere League of Legends roster:
- Luka 'lukz N' Druks - Manager
- Victor 'Citizen' Toll - AP Carry
- Anthony 'Antogyn' Giniers - AD Carry
- Markus 'Kottenx' Tingvall - Jungler
- Rasmus Z?low 'nesrilaS' Pedersen - Solotop
- Philipp 'SAND' Bennek - Support
You can ask Kottenx and other team members questions HERE.