The Ukrainian organisation Natus Vincere (Na'Vi) announced yesterday that it has completed its VALORANT lineup with the inclusion of four players from non-sponsored squad NoPressure. At the CIS VALORANT Champions Tour Stage Three: Challengers, Artur “7ssk7” Kiurshyn, Denis “dinkzj” Tkachev, Vladyslav “Arch” Svistov, and Mikhail “Duno” Fokin played under the tag NoPressure with Kirill “Cloud” Nekhozhin, Na'Vi's first VALORANT player. They beat forZe twice and finished second to Gambit in one tournament, earning a spot in the Challengers Playoffs. The accomplishments they earned with Cloud had a direct impact on the choice to sign these four players.
According to Na'Vi, dinkzj was the first player in the world to reach the VALORANT rank during the game's beta test, Duno was a professional Warface player, Arch came from CS:GO, and 7ssk7 played Fortnite under the banner of Virtus Pro. In addition to these changes, the Ukrainian team hired Dmitry "SmartSeven" Smartselau as its head coach and Nick "Dracon" Andreev as an analyst.
In the announcement, Na'Vi stated that “SmartSeven's” ideas and tactical advise helped the team a lot during the past championship. It also stated that SmartSeven is well-versed in the professional scene and has a strong grasp of the playability of specific competitors.
This lineup will make their debut under the Na'Vi banner at the EMEA VCT Stage Three: Challengers Playoffs, which will be held from August 12 to 22 and will award four spots to VCT Masters Three Berlin. Acend, G2, Guild, FunPlus Phoenix, Supermassive Blaze, Oxygen Esports, and Gambit will compete against the CIS squad. At this time, there are just four spots left in the competition.
NA’VI VALORANT roster is as follow:
- Kirill “Cloud” Nekhozhin
- Vladyslav “arch” Svistov
- Denis “dinkzj” Tkachev
- Artur “7ssk7” Kiurshyn
- Mikhail “Duno” Fokin
- Dmitry “SmartSeven” Smartselau (Coach)
- Nick “Dracon” Andreev (Analyst)
- Vlad “TheVs” Moroz (Manager)