Na’Vi Signs Crystallize and RodjER
Natus Vincere, the Dota team that has reached three International grand finals, is undergoing roster changes in an attempt to regain their former glory. The team is bringing in Ukrainian player Vladislav “Crystallize” Krystanek and former Team Empire member Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosian. They will be joining Danil “Dendi” Ishutin, Viktor “GeneRaL” Nigrini, and Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev from Na’Vi’s TI7 qualifier roster.
Na’Vi failed to qualify for The International this year, marking the first time the organization was absent from the event. They also did not advance to the playoffs of the CIS regional qualifiers, finishing in fifth place during the group stage. As a result, Na’Vi is once again making changes to their roster. The team’s new recruiting strategy focuses on young up-and-coming players, such as Crystallize, according to team manager Igor “caff” Sydorenko.
Crystallize, a relatively unknown player in the CIS scene, caught the attention of Na’Vi with his performance in the open qualifiers. He quickly bonded with the rest of the squad during practice sessions, influencing the team’s decision to invite him to Na’Vi. RodjER, on the other hand, has a history in CIS Dota, having been a part of Team Empire’s TI7 roster. He displayed a wide hero pool and strong mechanical skill as the utility support.
In addition to the roster changes, former Na’Vi carry player Aleksander “XBOCT” Dashkevich has joined the team as a coach. Only time will tell if these changes will bring Na’Vi back to their former greatness, but one thing is certain: Na’Vi fans remain dedicated and hopeful for their team’s success.