Na’Vi Sign 13-Year-Old Ukrainian CS:GO Player to Academy Roster

Aditya Singh Rawat
26/Feb/2021 05:16 am

Natus Vincere adds 13-year-old Ukrainian prodigy Dem0N to their CS:GO academy team.
This signing comes just days after the organization had benched 3 players from its academy roster.
Na'Vi plan on launching a new Junior roster and a website for accepting application for this team will be announced soon.

Natus Vincere has signed the 13-year-old Ukrainian CS:GO player Dmytro “Dem0N” Myroshnychenko to its Academy roster - Natus Vincere Junior. The prodigy from Dnipro, Central Ukraine is one of the young talents that Na’Vi will start to groom as he already has level 10 on FACEIT and an Elo rating of 3300. Dem0N has already played around 1977 matches and has managed to win 53% of those games, averaging with a K/D ratio of 1.31 with an incredible 58% headshot accuracy. The signing comes just days after Na’Vi announced the benching of 3 players from their academy roster - Kirill “Gospadarov” Gospadarov, Ivan “kapacho” Koplenko, Aleksey “Topa” Topchienko.

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Na’Vi signs 13-year-old prodigy to academy roster

Natus Vincere has started recruiting new talents for the academy team after a few slots opened up due to the departure of 3 players from the Na’Vi Junior’s active roster. One of the fresh new picks is the 13-year-old Ukrainian prodigy Dem0N who boasts a headshot accuracy of 58% across 1977 matches, which is definitely a commendable feat.

The 3 players who have been benched were 20 or above, which was one main reason for them to be pulled out of the Academy roster as they were simply outgrowing the purpose of putting together an academy roster. Offers are awaited for all the 3 players at the moment.

In addition to this Na’Vi also announced the following, “in the near future a new Junior- roster will be formed from the players of the NAVI academy. A website for accepting applications to the academy will also be launched.”

This means that young players from the CIS region will be soon undergoing a public or a closed tryout exercise or session, in order to book themselves a slot on Na’Vi Junior. Alexey "xaoc" Kucherov - Chief Operating Officer of Na’Vi shared his own thoughts on the signing, saying that

“We are constantly looking for new talents and try to help them develop. Sometimes even very young players already show good potential. A 13-year-old talented guy is just such a case when we must look strategically far ahead. We are pleased to support Dima in his professional career and will make every effort to ensure that at the age of 16 he terrifies the best teams in the world."

The current Na’Vi Junior roster is as follows,

  • Valeriy "⁠B1T⁠" Vakhovskiy
  • Ilya "⁠m0NESY⁠" Osipov
  • Eugene "⁠Aunkere⁠" Karyat
  • Rodion "⁠fear⁠" Smyk
  • Sergey "⁠pogor3lov⁠" Pogoryelov
  • Daniil "⁠Synyx⁠" Mazur
  • Daniil "⁠headtr1ck⁠" Valitov
  • Dmytro "⁠Dem0N⁠" Myroshnychenko
  • Amiran "⁠aMi⁠" Rehviashvili [Coach]

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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.