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Na’Vi’s Pain is Dendi’s Gain. B8 Esports Will Play in BEYOND EPIC: Europe/CIS

Vignesh Raghuram
15/Jun/2020 01:25 pm

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  • Na'Vi will not compete in the BEYOND EPIC: Europe/CIS tournament.
  • Their manager commented that the team is not ready to play official matches and hence will not be able to compete in this tournament.
  • B8 Esports will receive Na’Vi’s vacated slot, thanks to their 3rd place finish in the qualifiers.

Earlier this week, fans of Dendi and B8 Esports were all quite disappointed after the team barely missed out on the BEYOND EPIC: Europe/CIS tournament. They were one series win away from making it through the qualifiers, unfortunately, they were bested.

(Read Also: Dendi Was DDOS Attacked During The BEYOND EPIC Qualifier Finals Yesterday)

However, the team has managed to make it there anyway after Na’Vi has announced that they will not be competing in this tournament.


Why Na’Vi Will Not Compete In This Tournament?


In a statement posted on their website, the manager of Na’Vi, Igor "caff" Sidorenko commented that the team is not ready to play official matches and hence will not be able to compete in this tournament.

“The team is still in the process of formation: we continue to test players and, unfortunately, are not yet ready to play official matches. Therefore, we are forced to withdraw from Beyond Epic. I want to thank the tournament organizers for their understanding.

I ask our fans to wait a little longer, we are already at the finish line and will be on alert by the end of the month"


The current roster of Na’Vi:

  • Vladislav “Crystallize” Kristanek
  • Idan “MagicaL” Vardanyan
  • Pavel “9pasha” Vitaliy
  • Khvastunov “so bad” Oshmankevich (probationary period)
  • Ilyas “Illias” Ganeev

B8 Esports Receives The Vacant Spot


B8 Esports will receive Na’Vi’s vacated slot in the BEYOND EPIC: Europe/CIS tournament, thanks to their 3rd place finish in the qualifiers.





The matches of the BEYOND EPIC: Europe/CIS will be held online from 15th to 28th June. The teams will play for a $200,000 prize pool.


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Vignesh is one of AFK Gaming’s most experienced writers, having written over 1000 articles for the website over the last 3 years. Although his primary focus has always been Dota 2, his experience in esports also includes expertise in CS:GO and mobile esports titles.