One of the most popular Dota 2 teams in the world, Na’Vi has finally announced its roster for the 2019-2020 Dota Pro Circuit season. Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov from Virtus.pro has replaced Evgeniy “Blizzy” Ree in the offlane role.
Blizzy will henceforth be relegated to the bench, and will supposedly take a short break before evaluating his future prospects.
“Even before TI we decided that we need to keep the backbone of the team and I am very glad that, despite the high interest in NAVI players from other clubs, we managed to do so”. Said Yevhen Zolotarov, CEO of Natus Vincere. “The only change in the roster has nothing to do with Blizzy’s level of play — it is the desire not to miss on the opportunity and strengthen ourselves with the super-experienced player who possesses the human qualities that are so lacking in our young team.”
Virtus.pro also announces major changes
With Solo’s announcement yesterday, many of us have been expecting massive roster shuffle news from the CIS region. VP looks like it has just kicked off their list of changes with Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov departing from the team.
The team's head coach, Arseniy “ArsZeeqq” Usov has also departed from the team after a fairly successful stint with the organisation. It will be interesting to see who the bears pick up to replace the gargantuan void left by 9pasha’s departure.
It will also be intriguing to see whether VP will undergo further roster changes, with RAMZES666 rumoured to be joining Evil Geniuses.