After many rumours the move to Na`Vi for s1mple is official. He replaces Zeus in the lineup who has been with the Na`Vi organisation since their inception.
In an official statement s1mple commented: “I am really happy to join this great organization and be part of my favorite lineup with the world’s best players on it. I will do everything I can to achieve big goals together with the team.”
The esports director at Na`Vi, Yevhen “HarisPilton” Zolotarov has this to say: “Today I feel both elated, because we have signed one of the most talented and promising players of the world, and sad, because the Natus Vincere epoch of Daniil Teslenko, who has not only been the team’s veteran IGL and a captain, but also one of the organization’s founding fathers, has come to an end.
“I would like to comment on each of these cases separately. Regarding Oleksandr’s arrival, I believe that this transfer has a potential of becoming one of the most successful in the CS:GO history, given how high-skilled, motivated and demanding towards his teammates this player has proven to be. I hope that we are at the outset of long and productive cooperation. I would like to personally thank Daniil Teslenko for everything he has done for Na`Vi, his great devotion, victories, sincerity and dependability. The career you had is what most of the world can only dream of! Daniil, you are a legend!!!
“Also, I want to thank Team Liquid and Victor Goossens for helping to make this transfer possible. Despite offering more financially beneficial terms, they met us halfway and took the player’s ambitions and interests into consideration, so they deserve enormous respect! It is amazing to work with professionals.
“And now we are ready to move forward and reach new heights. DAVI NAVI!”
Na`Vi now looks like this:
- Denis “seized” Kostin
- Egor “flamie” Vasiliev
- Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
- Ioann “Edward” Suharev
- Ladislav “Guardian” Kovacs
- Sergei “starix” Ishchuk (coach)
- Daniil “Zeus” Teslenko (inactive)