One of the biggest gaming organizations, Natus Vincere officially welomed Kuro 'KuroKy' Takhasomi to their Dota 2 roster today replacing Dimitriy 'LighTofHeaveN' Kupriyanov. Puppey and Kuroky have been close friends since 2008. They parted ways in their professional career after Puppey left GGnet in 2011 to join Na'Vi. Meanwhile, LoH is going to remain inactive for a while. The Na'Vi Dota 2 roster has gone through 2 major changes and only time will tell how the new squad will perform.
Adrian 'FATA-' Trinks will assume captaincy over Mousesports with Kuroky gone.
Statement by Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov (Captain):
Today I announce that one of our players will be going inactive - Dmitriy "LighTofHeaveN" Kupriyanov. Dima is an extraordinary player and person who will be missed in Na`Vi. He will always be remembered for what he has done to this team. Once again we bring new blood and friendship to the team, I welcome you Na`Vi.KuroKy. Another remarkable player and a person that has been my friend for as long as I can remember playing this game. The time to prove ourselves has started once more.
Statement by Alexander 'ZeroGravity' Kochanowsk (CEO):
First of all I want to thannk both Sergey and Dmitriy for their immense contribution to the team's progress and all those victories we were able to achieve all together. These players deserve tons of respects from all of our fans because there would be no Na`Vi we know today.
Secondly I ask you to understand that we did not look for easy decisions. But sometimes further progress require some changes as the team stopped to move forward approximately a year ago. Some players lost their motivation, some did not want to practice. There were different reasons for that and everyone bears the same burden with no exceptions. This is how the situation looks like, no excuses.
Now let's move forward to our new players: Funn1k and Kuroky. I am sure that they will help us not only to maintain the level of play we are used to we will improve even more. The team will treat the practice process and their matches differently which will eventually effect the end results.
Statement by Dimitriy 'LighTofHeaveN' Kupriyanov :
Thank you all for your support, I will go inactive for 2 months. Thanks to Na`Vi for our time together.
Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov (Captain)
Danil 'Dendi' Ishutin
Alexander 'XBOCT' Dashkevich
Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov
Kuro 'KuroKy' Takhasomi
Adrian 'FATA-' Trinks (Captain)
Dominik 'Black^' Reitmeier
Alexander 'Alex' Reinhardt
Pascal 'paS' Lohmeier
Florian 'PaisY' Schmedes (Manager)