sdy leaves NAVI

NAVI have announced via their official website the departure of Viktor "sdy" Orudzhev.

sdy started playing for NAVI in July 2022, when he completed the roster after Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov was moved to the bench. Over the next six months, he was on trial.

With Orudzhev on board, Natus Vincere's best achievement was the victory at BLAST Premier Spring Final 2022. Subsequently, the team finished second at IEM Cologne 2022 and participated in several other events.

sdy said on his Twitter page that he is currently open to offers from other teams. After the New Year's holiday, the Ukrainian intends to play the FPL and stream.

Orudzhev's place in NAVI's starting five has been taken by a member of the Ukrainian club's academy team Andrii "npl" Kukharskyi, with whom the squad will compete at least at IEM Katowice 2023 scheduled for early February. The 17-year-old esports athlete has already played for the team at BLAST Premier World Final 2022, where he made an appearance on several maps.

 NAVI's current lineup:

 Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev
 Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov
 Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy
 Valeriy "⁠b1t⁠" Vakhovskiy
 Andrii "⁠npl⁠" Kukharskyi

 Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy (coach)