Today, the Ukrainian eSports organization informed that had finished completing the CS:GO roster.
The ex-player of FlipSid3 Tactics, Denis «electronic» Sharipov joined the team. He came to the ranks of Natus Vincere instead of Denis «seized» Kostin, who, for the record, had been the team’s in-game coordinator for a long time before the joining of Zeus. Before the electronic’s arrival, Denis Kostin had been benched.
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According to rumors, the sum of the deal between FlipSid3 Tactics and Natus Vincere amounted $100,000.
Seized joined Na’Vi in August 2013. In four years being on the roster of the CIS team, he became a prize winner of large tournaments at various times. More than 30 rewards are on his score that he has earned at large championships.
With regard to the future of Denis Kostin, he continues his career in FlipSid3 Tactics as a rented player, after which he will become a free agent if he doesn’t sign a new contract with FlipSid3.
The comment of Yevhen Zolotarov, the CEO of Natus Vincere:
«Those were the hardest transfer negotiations in my career, and I am glad we reached an agreement. I believe electronic will help the team come back to the world arena, and the fans will enjoy his games. Also, I want to wish good luck to seized, who was a faithful part of NaVi for 4 years. You were always a professional and loyal player, which is something rare these days. Thank you, Dan.»
The comment of Denis «seized» Kostin:
«This decision was made based on the atmosphere within the team, which was not very productive for either me or the team. Thus the changes were necessary. I want to thank the guys who played with me this whole time. We've had our ups and downs, were through a lot together. I am thankful to ugin for all the lessons, pieces of advice, help he's given me. You helped me change for the better. I want to thank Egor "flamie" Vasilyev for being the best teammate of my entire career. Thanks to the organization for everything it did throughout these 4 years. Without NaVi I wouldn't be where I am now. Who knows, maybe someday I will join the ranks of the black and yellow. See you all!»
The comment of Denis «electronic» Sharipov:
«I am excited to be given a chance to represent such a great organization. I hope we will be able to achieve outstanding results, while I will do my best to make it happen.»
The renewed roster makes its debut against Astralis at ESL Pro League on November 8.
The renewed Natus Vincere roster:
Daniil «Zeus» Teslenko
Oleksandr «s1mple» Kostyliev
Ioann «Edward» Sukhariev
Egor «flamie» Vasilev
Denis «electronic» Sharipov
Mykhailo «Kane» Blagin (coach)
Eugene «ugin» Yerofeyev (manager)