The Ukrainian eSports organisation decided to get a new subdivision.
The collective which used to perform as GRUBIE is to represent Natus Vincere from now on. Such players as Vadim «POKAMOLODOY» Ulshin, Ivan «ubah» Kapustin, Dmitry «Shade1» Roshin and Svyatoslav «Drainys» Komissarov.
Three main players POKAMOLODOY, ubah and Shade1 managed to become famous at the international PUBG arena. These esportsmen became silver finalists of PGL PUBG Invitational and managed to get invited to Global Loot League Season 1 LAN Finals, which will be taking place on 20-22 April in Bucharest. We want to remind that the prize pool of the tournament will consist of $50,000.
The fourth player who has become a part of GRUBIE recently Drainys also is a well-known player. Before joining GRUBIE, he was playing for the team AVANGAR, and being its member, he became the champion of Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2018.
Together with the players, the manager of the collective Valeriia Khegai joined Natus Vincere. She used to create WoT content, but after the release of PUBG, she started getting familiar with a new eSports discipline.
Yevhen Zolotarov — Natus Vincere CEO:
"We've been looking closely at PUBG for a quite a long time since that is a very successful game in commercial terms, but we were not sure as to its competitive potential. When we saw some big organizations entering the scene, and a serious tournament ecosystem with such industry leaders as PGL and ESL developed – our doubts vanished.
As for the lineup, everything was clear. Everyone who I talked to about PUBG, including the managers of organizations which have already acquired such rosters, recommended signing GRUBIE. Plus, we've heard the same recommendations from our scout and the manager hired to work with the team.
There was a serious competition between those wishing to sign GRUBIE, and we're proud to have been chosen by the boys! They will be defending NAVI colors at the nearest event at Bucharest, and I want to wish Vadim, Dmitriy, Ivan, Svyatoslav, and Valeriya the best of luck! You've got a serious support from our side, and we will do our best to help you concentrate on victory. Reach your goals and see no obstacles!"
Vadim "POKAMOLODOY" Ulshin — Captain:
"We're happy to join one of the most powerful CIS organizations with such a huge fanbase! We set ourselves the highest goals and count on the support of both long-time fans and the new ones! We will try our best to show you our best game!"
Valeriia "Lera_X" Khegai — Manager:
"The competitive PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is still at the early stage of development, but I believe in the immense potential of this title. Big thanks to Natus Vincere and Yevhen Zolotarov for believing in GRUBIE! The boys have repeatedly proven to be one of the strongest and most promising rosters in the international scene, and I'm sure that the support of the organization will help them become the best in professional PUBG. We will always fight for victory!"
Vadim «POKAMOLODOY» Ulshin (captain)
Ivan «ubah» Kapustin
Dmitry «Shade1» Roshin
Svyatoslav «Drainys» Komissarov
Valeriia «Lera_X» Khegai (manager)