Natus Vincere has finalized its VALORANT lineup with the addition of 4 gamers from non-sponsored staff NoPressure, the Ukrainian group announced at this time.
Vladyslav “Arch” Svistov, Denis “dinkzj” Tkachev, Artur “7ssk7” Kiurshyn, and Mikhail “Duno” Fokin competed with Kirill “Cloud” Nekhozhin, Na’Vi’s first VALORANT player, underneath the tag NoPressure on the CIS VCT Stage Three: Challengers One occasion the place they beat forZe twice and completed runners-up to Gambit, incomes a spot within the Challengers Playoffs. The choice to signal these 4 gamers was straight influenced by the outcomes they achieved with Cloud.
7ssk7 used to play Fortnite for Virtus Pro, Arch got here from CS:GO, Duno performed Warface professionally identical to Cloud, and dinkzj was the primary participant on the earth to succeed in the VALORANT rank through the sport’s beta take a look at, in accordance with Na’Vi. Along with including these gamers, the Ukrainian group additionally signed Dmitry “SmartSeven” Smartselau as its head coach and introduced on Nick “Dracon” Andreev to work as an analyst.
“[SmartSeven]’s methods and tactical recommendation helped the staff quite a bit over the last championship,” Na’Vi mentioned within the announcement. “Dracon is an analyst, host, and commentator working at official tournaments from Riot Video games. He’s nicely conscious of the skilled scene and has an awesome understanding of the playability of sure rivals.
This lineup will make its debut underneath the Na’Vi banner on the EMEA VCT Stage Three: Challengers Playoffs, which can give 4 spots to VCT Masters Three Berlin and is slated to run from Aug. 12 to 22. The CIS staff will face off in opposition to Acend, G2, Guild, FunPlus Phoenix, Supermassive Blaze, Oxygen Esports, and Gambit. There are solely 4 extra spots obtainable on the match.
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