Ukrainian esports organization Natus Vincere has announced that they’ve made a roster change for the second DPC CIS season.
Na`Vi has parted ways with Viktor “GeneRaL” Nigrini and signed Roman “Ramzes666” Kushnarev as their position 3 offlaner.
GeneRaL was part of the FlyToMoon roster that Na`Vi signed as their full roster right before the start of the first DPC season. Together with GeneRaL, Na`Vi finished in second place behind Virtus.pro and qualified for the ONE Esports Singapore Major.
However, before they were set to travel to the Major, Bogdan “Iceberg” Vasilenko and Andrii “ALWAYSWANNAFLY” Bondarenko were diagnosed with COVID-19. Na`Vi then had Ramzes and the team’s coach Andrey “Mag” Chipenko as their replacements.
Na`Vi was then forced to withdraw from the Singapore Major after Mag tested positive for COVID-19, and the team started to feel unwell before they were set to travel. Meanwhile, Ramzes himself already made the trip to Singapore without knowing the team he was standing in had already withdrawn from the competition.
Ramzes is a highly accomplished Dota 2 player who has won Majors in the past. Ramzes was part of the Virtus.pro roster that won the Kuala Lumpur Major and the Bucharest Major, along with runner-up finishes in the China Dota 2 supermajor and the Chongqing Major.
Na`Vi’s Dota 2 roster for DPC season 2
- (1) Alik “V-Tune” Vorobey
- (2) Bogdan “Iceberg” Vasilenko
- (3) Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev
- (4) Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosyan
- (5) Andrii “ALWAYSWANNAFLY” Bondarenko
- Andrey “Mag” Chipenko (coach)
- Sergey “AnahRoniX” Bikovskiy (manager)
Na`Vi is one of the eight teams that will be competing in the second season of ESL One DPC CIS 2021 which will take place from April 13 to May 23.