Edward returns to Na`Vi

Esports club Winstrike announced the end of the lease term for Natus Vincere player Ioann "Edward" Sukharev. The Ukrainian veteran will return to the camp of "born to win", where he will take a place on the bench.

«We are very grateful to Ioann for his help during this period. Two bootcamps, two LAN tournaments, online matches and trainings…The schedule was tight. Taking into account the workload in NAVI from where he came to us without a rest, it was not easy and I, personally, am very grateful to him for his commitment»

- Ivan "Johnta" Shevtsov, coach of Winstrike

«Everybody knows that Edward is a living legend of Counter-Strike and an incredible professional. In addition, he is a very intelligent and pleasant person with exemplary inner discipline. I am glad that for all those years he has been playing CS Edward has not lost his passion and thirst for victories. I would call the period we worked together and the achievements from that period mutually beneficial. Our young players learned a lot from him, and he tried himself in a new role of captain and IGL. Hopefully, that experience will help him in his future career. I do not exclude the possibility that we will work together again, but today the lease contract has ended and Edward goes back to NaVi as a reserve player»

- Adalat Mamedov, Winstrike's CEO

John "Edward" Sukharev joined Winstrike on May 29th this year as a renter. He replaced Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov, who moved to Natus Vincere, and took over as captain. During this period the team unsuccessfully performed at several online tournaments and qualifications, and also took part in DreamHack Open Summer 2019 (7-8th place) and Good Game League 2019 (7-8th place).