sdy to play for NAVI at IEM Cologne 2022

NAVI have officially announced their roster for IEM Cologne 2022. Viktor "sdy" Orudzhev, who stood in for the team at BLAST Premier Spring Final 2022, will continue to play alongside the rest of the four permanent players.

The Ukrainian esports athlete will represent NAVI on a free loan basis from MAD Lions. The club did not disclose any information about Orudzhev's future in the team after the prestigious LAN event in the German city of Cologne is over.

sdy joined Natus Vincere before the start of BLAST Premier Spring Final 2022, finalizing the lineup that needed a fifth player after Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov’s benching. The standin helped the team lift the trophy and finished the tournament with an individual rating of 1.02.

IEM Cologne 2022 will take place from July 5 to 17, while the prize pool of the event amounts to $1 million.

At IEM Cologne 2022,  NAVI will compete with the following lineup:

 Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev
 Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov
 Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy
 Valeriy "⁠b1t⁠" Vakhovskiy
 Viktor "sdy" Orudzhev