Ukrainian organization Natus Vincere has entered into innovative discussions with FunPlus Phoenix for its VALORANT roster, several sources have told Dot Esports.
The players have still to indicator with the firm, and to complicate matters, star participant Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks might not be part of the roster alongside his FPX teammates and coach. Ardiis may alternatively investigate his solutions elsewhere, while NAVI stays hopeful that he will join with the relaxation.
If the deal is finalized with out Ardiis, NAVI would signal Dmitry “SUYGETSU” Ilyushin, Pontus “Zyppan” Eek, Kyrylo “ANGE1” Karasov, Andrey “Shao” Kiprsky, and head coach Erik “d00mbr0s” Sandgren.
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The FPX roster, acknowledged as a single of the greatest in VALORANT, was victorious at VCT Masters in Copenhagen in July. The team managed to consider down Paper Rex in the grand closing to safe the title. But FPX could not adhere to up the end result with a acquire at Champions, the most anticipated party of the yr. FPX shed to Korean group DRX in the 3rd round of the lower bracket, which ended their operate. DRX afterwards lost in the lessen ultimate to OpTic Gaming, who fell to LOUD in the grand final.
NAVI is a person of the several organizations to protected a location in the EMEA global league. The firm, based in Ukraine, positioned the two Kirill “Cloud” Nehozhin and Artur “7ssk7” Kurshin on the inactive roster in preparing for the transfer.