Na`Vi replace Ars-Art with Funn1k

posted by Sun_Tzu, 1 year ago
The rumours have come true as ua Na`Vi have just announced that they will be replacing ru Sergey 'Ars-Art' Revin with former member of ru Team Empire ua Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov.



A new era dawns for the Ukrainian giant


While the news may be surprising to some, it has been an open secret that there have been problem within Na`Vi tracing back to before The International 2012, as players have been failing to find the motivation to practice in order to sustain a high level of play. Even though when it most mattered the team stepped up, many have been asking whether the same would be possible to orchestrate at the next International, and it seems Na`Vi have decided not to take that chance, choosing to let Ars-Art go in favour of up and coming star Funn1k, who left his team just this morning.

This new team composition might see Funn1k return to the role he held with ua DTS and ua Darer, as he used to play support full time, not just the occasional Wisp as with Empire. Another option might be that we will see ua Alexander 'XBOCT' Dashkevich return to a support role, which he hasn't held in a very long time, which might free up ru Dimitriy 'LighTofHeaveN' Kupriyanov to take back his hard carry role of the past. Whatever does happen, there is no lack of flexibility in this new Na`Vi lineup, as for the first time Lost is no longer married to the offlane, with another capable players able to take his place if the draft so demands.

Statements by the players

Statement by ru Sergey 'Ars-Art' Revin:

I would like to thank Natus Vincere e-Sports Club for this wonderful year and a half that I've been a part of it. Thanks to the guys for their your support and victories. Thanks to the staff for all their assistance in every aspect. Special thanks to ZeroGravity, of course, who asked me to join Na`Vi back in that days. I want to wish good luck and new achivements to the new team. See you soon, just in a new squad!


Statement by ee Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov:

Today I announce that one of our players will be leaving the team, Sergey "AA" Revin. The presence of Smile in this team will always be remembered, because he was a part of what created Na`Vi. Times have been different and conflicts have arisen. It has been an uneasy environment for a long period of time, we have been trying to fix this situation but have failed to do so. That is why we will bring new blood and friendship to the team. Funn1k, an old friend of XBOCT and a remarkable player will be joining us today to rebuild Na`Vi and create a new environment.


Statement by ua Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov:

I feel sorry to leave my current team, but still Na`Vi is on top of the e-Sports and it's worth trying to become the best. I am very happy that I will be now playing with this team and won't say smth like 'we will become number 1 in the world'. I don't know if we will, but I know that I'll do my best to make it happen.


Na`Vi Roster

ee Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov (Captain)
ua Danil 'Dendi' Ishutin
ua Alexander 'XBOCT' Dashkevich
ru Dimitriy 'LighTofHeaveN' Kupriyanov
ua Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov


Sources: Na`Vi

 
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#1
JNFP. wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:34 CET:
Can't wait for the Na'Vi vs 3DMAX :p

It would have been obvious how would they lane if XBOCT got replaced by Funn1k, but I'm really curious how they're gonna lane and reform the team now that AA got replaced, Funn1k being so versatile.

edited by Changed your offensive name at 27.02.2013, 17:42 CET
#2
BulseEye wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:34 CET:
2nd
Light of Heaven could be replaced with Kuroky... It is rumored that he is going to retire...
#3
JusticeHunter wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:34 CET:
third
#4
Nox- wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:34 CET:
YIELD!
#5
J0k3r wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:34 CET:
3rd

Edit: Fuck.
#6
Lagger- wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:34 CET:
fack ! at least LoH stays!
#7
WoodsyMadeMeChangeMyName wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:34 CET:
Glad LoH didn't leave :)
#8
Dumnezo wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:34 CET:
wow, shocking :)))
#9
centaur_oleg wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:34 CET:
Lost stays. Thank you.
#10
NZ.anSh wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:35 CET:
Yes! LoH is still in the team :D
#11
Luffy91 wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:35 CET:
If funn1k plays the support role it's going to be such a waste of talent.
#12
Uhrenmann wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:35 CET:
so loh is not retiring?
#13
cesctea wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:35 CET:
wtffffffff
#14
JusticeHunter wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:35 CET:
WHO SUPPORT?
#15
suggipuss wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:35 CET:
what the fuck man... hvost is weakest part in navi not aa
#16
CzNutty wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:35 CET:
LoH :)
#17
zaizai3321 wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:35 CET:
OMG !! its happend
#18
just-insane2 wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:35 CET:
hell yeah
#19
Zhilo wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:36 CET:
I'm happy to see LoH staying with them!
#20
Vroksnak wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:36 CET:
loool
#21
liongreen91 wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:36 CET:
Fuck Yeah Loh staying Na VI
#22
Marbah wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:36 CET:
J0k3r wrote:
3rd
Edit: Fuck.

hahaha:))))
#23
ZombieMaster wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:36 CET:
liongreen91 wrote:
Fuck Yeah Loh staying Na VI


+1
#24
chibi_xalifis wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:36 CET:
now kick xboct for ns!
#25
skaban wrote at 27.02.2013, 17:36 CET:
glad that loh didnt leaved the team lost cant be replaced, GL to smile
 
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