Some time ago, CEO Natus Vincere (Navi), Yevhen ‘Haris Pilton’ Zoloratov did announce that their Dota 2 division was deactivated. Apart from that, he also said that Dendi was unlikely to remain in Na’vi.
Yesterday (1 September 2018), the CEO also finally announced the change of their new Dota 2 roster without Dendi.
The performance of the Dota 2 Navi division was arguably disappointing in the 2017-2018 DPC season. They failed to qualify for TI8 and failed to get anything to be proud of.
That’s why they finally completely overhauled their roster and focused on local young players. The following is the Dota 2 Navi roster in 2018-2019:
- Vladislav “Crystallize” Krystanek (from Ukraine)
- Idan “MagicaL” Vardanyan (from Ukraine)
- Evgeniy “Blizzy” Ree (from Kyrgyzstan)
- Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev (from Russia)
For you true Navi fans, you mean to know that only Crystallize survived the previous roster. Meanwhile, SoNNeikO is like a boyfriend who breaks up with Navi. He played for this team in April 2015 – November 2016, left, came back in April 2017 – February 2018, left, and now comes back in again.
Meanwhile, Blizzy is a former player Vega Squadron and MagicaL are players who have a high MMR even though they are still relatively young.
In the video officially made by Na’Vi earlier, Dendi’s name was finally removed. ?
The player, whose real name is Danil Ishutin, was previously known as the mascot of Navi, who has been defending this team for almost 8 years. Dendi’s absence may have been predictable due to his recent remarks.
At that time, Dendi had a long discussion about many things, such as salary, haters, and his disagreement with the change of roster.
Previously, the CEO also had time to give a statement on YouTube about the big changes that are now.
“We decided to switch off all over roster Dota 2 Na’Vi until August. Including the coach, analyst and also the manager. We’re not going to announce the disbandment of the division Dota 2.
Some people may think that we want to do the trick “New EraAgain by announcing the same players in the next two months. But that’s not the goal we meant.
If our decision by bringing leader strong, maybe some of our players fit into a strategy like this.
If the second decision by forming rooster and share each other’s goals and responsibilities role it is also possible that our players will be able to match this strategy.
It is difficult to predict which players will have a chance to stay, but I will share my opinion.
There is a very low probability that more than one existing player will remain on the roster, because we have the desire to start from scratch. “
From the announcement earlier, there is still 1 empty slot left. Who do you think will fill in, huh? Then where is Dendi going?