PMGC 2021 Runner-up Natus Vincere Disbands Its PUBG Mobile Roster
The professional Ukrainian Esports organization, Natus Vincere (NaVi), has disbanded its PUBG Mobile Mobile roster, which consisted of four Russian players. The organization announced its decision to disband on its official Twitter handle but did not give any apparent reason for taking this step.
The roster included the following players:
Sergey “KITSUNÉ” Pomerantsev – IGL
Vitalii “Matic” Shulga
Alexey “Mequ” Tolov
Daniil “Tixzy” Gordeev
Natus Vincere disbands its PUBG Mobile roster
Natus Vincere entered the PUBG Mobile Esports on 1st October 2020 by signing all the players on its roster. During their tenure at Natus Vincere, this roster showed excellent and consistent performance at all PUBG Mobile events. The team secured the fourth rank in its first-ever global competition, PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2020. Furthermore, the team became runner-ups at the PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2021: League - West and the PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2021: Grand Finals.
The team also had a great start in 2022 and won multiple tournaments, including the PUBG Mobile Pro League - European Championship Season 1 and PUBG Mobile Pro League - EMEA Championship Season 1. Since its entrance into PUBG Mobile Esports, the team has won, in total, over $1 Million USD in prize money. PMGC 2022 will commence in November this year and last till January 2023. The team has a chance to qualify for this major tournament through the European Championship Fall, as three spots are still vacant.
Although the team showed a promising performance and won multiple titles for it, the organization decided to disband its roster unexpectedly, without any apparent reason.
On 4th October 2022, the team participated in a Russian charity event, “Live, Baby” – all the funds raised during the event were donated to the Konstantin Khabensky Foundation. On social media, several fans have alleged that the action was taken just one day after the players participated in the Russian charity event their manager had signed them up for. However, the allegations have not yet been officially confirmed.
About Natus Vincere
Natus Vincere (NaVi) is an Esports organization founded by Alexander “ZeroGravity” Kokhanovskyy on 17th December 2009. It is based in Kyiv, Ukraine. The organization has been active in several esports titles, including Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, DOTA 2, FIFA, League of Legends, PUBG, Apex Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, and Fortnite.