NAVI replaced Iceberg and AWF with No[o]ne and SoNNeikO2021-05-25 17:55:00
Bogdan "Iceberg" Vasilenko and Andrey "ALWAYSWANNAFLY" Bondarenko left the Dota 2 roster, NAVI announced. They will be replaced by Vladimir "No[o]ne" Minenko and Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev, who previously parted ways with AS Monaco Gambit. The organization made changes due to unsatisfying results and defeats during the DPC Season 2.
NAVI's COO Aleksey “xaoc” Kucherov commented on the roster changes.
In Dota, the working atmosphere within the team plays an important role. Despite the replacement just before the start of this season and numerous attempts to keep the squad together, we were unable to show consistently good results. Discussions with the guys led to the conclusion that the squad in its current form won't continue playing together and, therefore, changes are inevitable.
We would like to thank Bogdan and Andrey for their dedication, hard work, and positive emotions.
No[o]ne is a great player with a good team spirit, and SoNNeikO is one of the most talented leaders in the CIS. The boys had a chance to play in the Wildcard stage at the Major tournament, but they decided to focus on training with the top teams in the world, as long as there is an opportunity to play with them on European servers. They are striving for their goal, and that's impressive