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The Ukrainian organization Na’Vi has supposedly secured the services of Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy from Syman Gaming, according to a report by 1pv.fr. The 20-year-old will be stepping in as a replacement for Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovacs, who is allegedly being benched by Na’Vi.
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After a failed attempt to get their hands on Evgeniy “FL1T” Lebedev, Na’Vi had to make a choice between Perfecto and Igor "Forester" Bezotechesky who is currently playing as a rifler for Hard Legion Esports.
The deal with forZe had not gone as expected with the organization straight-up refusing to make a deal while asking an absurd amount for a buyout, followed by the player himself rejecting the offer. But as per reports, the deal with Syman Gaming has been closed successfully with the transfer amount totalling to about $200,000 and the final details about the move being finalised.
With Na’Vi set to play in multiple upcoming tournaments like ICE Challenge 2020, BLAST Premier Spring 2020, and IEM Katowice 2020, it is a good sign that the final roster is prepared well before their appearance at any of these tournaments. The new roster will be seen in action at the ICE Challenge which is scheduled to take place from 1st - 6th February featuring a prize pool of $250,000.
The supposed upcoming roster of Na’Vi will be as follows,
- Egor “flamie” Vasilev
- Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
- Denis “electronic” Sharipov
- Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy
- Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov [IGL]
- Andrey “B1ad3” Gorodenskiy [Coach]
- Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács [Benched]