GuardiaN returns to Na`Vi
Natus Vincere announced the signing of Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovacs. Former sniper FaZe will take the place of Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko, who on September 9 announced the decision to end his career as a professional player.
Also, a new coach Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodensky, who previously held the position of sports director of Natus Vincere, has been introduced. An experienced specialist replaced Mikhail Blagin, who left the Ukrainian club together with Daniil "Zeus" Teslenko, in his coaching position.
Yevhen ZolotarovCEO Natus Vincere
I would like to welcome Ladik home — we missed you, BOSS :) I am sure you'll show your comeback to all the skeptics that you're in great fighting condition both in terms of gameplay and motivation. I personally know that's true!
As for the coach replacement — I've been working with Andrii side by side for over half a year and I can certainly say that he's super solid, and his systematic approach to work is exactly what we need now. It's going to be hard to replace you, but I know you are where you're supposed to be right now.
Also, good luck to Sanya and Kirill in their new roles. It's a big responsibility but you can handle it!
Ladislav "GuardiaN" KovácsNAVI CS:GO player
It's nice to come back home, where I started my long journey as a professional player. I will do my best to give this team everything I can, for it to become the best team and to win a major. Thank you for this opportunity.
Andrii «B1ad3» GorodenskyiNAVI.CS:GO coach
During the time I spent with guys at the tournaments, I was able to learn all the inner processes and analyze the way the team is working. It's obvious the roster needed a reboot — in my opinion, it was inevitable. So now I know for sure what needs to be changed, and how to develop the team further.
Some things need to be rebuilt, others need to be integrated for the first time. Sure, this is not an instant process and the team needs time to go to the new level. We set the highest goals, and we have confidence in our own abilities.
The support of the fans on the way to the championship is very important for us!
The new line-up of Natus Vincere will debut at the DreamHack Masters Malmo 2019, which will take place in early October. Also next month Alexander "s1mple" Kostylev's team will take part in ESL Pro League S10 and BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen 2019.
Renewed Natus Vincere:
Egor "flamie" Vasilyev
Alexander "s1mple" Kostylev (captain)
Denis "electronic" Sharipov
Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov (in-game leader)
Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovacs (sniper)
Andriy "B1ad3" Gorodensky (coach)