NAVI sign ex-FPX roster with cNed replacing ardiis
Lots of rumors were being tossed around regarding the new Natus Vincere roster and finally, the official announcement came today. As expected, Natus Vincere have signed the ex-FPX roster, except ardiis who will pursue his career somewhere else. To fill the firepower deficit in the roster, the first Champions winner, Mehmet Yağız "cNed" İpek joined the team.
FPX had great performances last year, winning the EMEA Challengers once as well as lifting the Masters 2: Copenhagen trophy with Shao also winning the THESPIKE.GG MVP Award holding a 1.12 rating throughout the tournament. During this time their chemistry and individual efforts were the most important aspects and the core of the roster will stick together for the upcoming season. Shao, ANGE1, Suygetsu, and Zyppan will welcome a new firepower source to the roster, cNed, who will be filling ardiis’ shoes. cNed won the first ever Champions trophy with Acend but had a silent year last season. The Turkish player still holds a 1.31 rating since the beginning of his career. If their chemistry adds up, the roster might even achieve more than last year’s FPX.
Due to the ongoing conflict in Russia, Shao and Suygetsu have requested to have no Russian flag associated with their names. NAVI’s new roster is as follows:Kirill "ANGE1" KarasiowAndrey "Shao" KiprskyPontus "Zyppan" EekDmitry "SUYGETSU" IlyushinMehmet Yağız "cNed" İpekErik "d00mbr0s" Sandgren (Head Coach) Oliwer "LATEKS" Fahlander (Assistant Coach) Valeriia "LERA_X" Khegai (Manager)
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