Natus Vincere's roster is finalized!
Around four months have passed since October announcement. Our Dota 2 line-up has been "up in the air" since then. We've been testing various players, searching for a most effective roster to perform well and challenge the leaders of the scene. Na`Vi has undergone many ups and downs during this constant search.
The four players of a new team were found quite fast. The team lacked the captain, which is why Ivan "ArtStyle" Antonov, who had acted in this capacity several times before, joined the core, comprised of Danil "Dendi" Ishutin and Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev. Dmitry "Ditya Ra" Minenkov, who had been spotted when playing at Power Rangers, was invited as a carry. Dmitry proved to be a great player, whose aggressive performance on Ember Spirit lead Natus Vincere to victory many times.
At the time, the roster of our team was almost finalized, but the search of the fifth player was problematic. The situation changed in late January, when it was decided to try Victor "GeneRaL" Nigirini as a hardlaner. Despite playing most of his career on the central lane, he managed to adapt to a new role and become a necessary detail in Natus Vincere mechanism.
The renewed team of the Born to Win has secured the trip to the LAN of Dota Pit League fourth season, as well as demonstrated good performance online. We're sure that the squad has a great potential. Today we are ready to make an official announcement "The roster is finalised, and the new trials are waiting for us!" Support Natus Vincere and our players will bring more victories and positive emotions!
The comment by Na`Vi's Dota 2 manager Eugene "Ugin" Erofeev:
Natus Vincere Dota 2 team:
- Ivan "ArtStyle" Antonov
- Dmitry "Ditya-Ra" Minenkov
- Danil "Dendi" Ishutin
- Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev
- Victor "GeneRaL" Nigrini