After what was an eventful day of roster changes, more news has now been made public about the ordeal that pitted Virtus.Pro against it's former team and saw a huge roster change for Na`Vi. A new team has now been formed with three Virtus.Pro players and two Na`Vi players, and will be named Astana Dragons.
When it was originally announced that Yegor "markeloff" Markelov would be leaving Na`Vi to join Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow and other members from Virtus.Pro, Ioann “Edward” Sukharev declined to be part of the team. Since last night, Sukharev has decided to change his decision and has joined with his former teammate to create one of the strongest teams the CIS has ever produced.
"I'm leaving the Na` Vi. It feels as if leaving his home, where I grew up. This is an incredibly difficult decision, which was given to me at once, but it's time for change, time for something new for me. I will be with warm memories all that has been with us for three and a half years, especially how it all began, our first victory," said Sukharev.
"Thank Crossbow for his invaluable contribution to the beginning of our journey. Thanks to all my guys for all the wins and losses that we have experienced together. Thanks to Sasha, who built this house, which I hope, in the future many more will be native."
According to HLTV, the new team will be funded by Kazakhstan E-Sports Federation and will soon move into a house in Kiev, Ukraine. The players have also promised to attend almost every major event for the rest of the year with the funding from the Kazakhstan E-Sports Federation.
As of now it is unknown what the future of Natus Vincere will be in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, but the team has stated that the earliest that the news would be posted is Monday, July 22nd. Astana Dragons:
Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev
Yegor "markeloff" Markelov
Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow
Mihail "Dosia" Stolyarov
Dauren "AdreN" Kystaubayev Na`Vi CS:GO are left with:
Sergey “Starix” Ischuk
Arseniy "ceh9" Trynozhenko
Daniel "Zeus" Teslenko