NAVI Junior announce two new players and appoint crush as head coach
NAVI have announced that two 16-year-old Ukrainian players Ruslan "yab0ku-" Kekot and Yuri "rendY" Galishyn have joined their academy team. The club also announced the appointment of Igor "crush" Shevchenko to the position of head coach.
NAVI's press release states that yab0ku- and rendY joined the junior team after a successful trial period, during which the rookie duo helped the team advance to the ESEA Intermediate Season 42 playoffs and win ROG Stand With Ukraine Cup 2022.
crush has been with NAVI Junior since last summer. All this time he was Amiran "ami" Rekhviashvili's assistant and was promoted after the previous head coach became Natus Vincere's sports director.
After signing the two new players, the NAVI Junior roster expanded to six people. As of now, there is no information about how exactly the team will use the available esports athletes.
NAVI Junior's current lineup is:
Andrii "nipl" Kukharskyi
Mark "UNBR0KEN" Varakuta
Dmytro "Dem0N" Myroshnychenko
Adam "froz1k" Nahornyi
Ruslan "yab0ku-" Kekot
Yuri "rendY" Galishyn
Igor "crush" Shevchenko (coach)