Earlier today ua Natus Vincere announced another roster reshuffle, resulting in the departure of support player ua Artur ‘Goblak’ Kostenko from the team, citing lacklustre results and lack of team synergy as the reason. The team has continued to struggle to find success since the post TI4 shuffle, as the organisation is looking towards stabilizing the roster in the upcoming two weeks.

The past few weeks have been rough for ua Natus Vincere, having been eliminated fromStarLadder in the first stage and currently struggling in D2CL. Things seemed to be looking up for the team in Major All Stars, but sadly they lost to se Ninjas in Pyjamas in the lower bracket final, denying them a top three finish.

Statement from the Navi manager on ua Artur ‘Goblak’ Kostenko’s departure

“First of all, I’d like to express gratitude to Arthur for excellent performance, for great skills of a captain and a drafter he has demonstrated. We’ve lived through many things together during a short period of time. We had bright victories and painful losses. I don’t know the ideas Arthur is fond of now, but I am sure that he’ll achieve them because he is the Professional!”

This currently leaves ua Artur ‘Goblak’ Kostenko as a free agent, and it’ll be interesting to see who picks him up as TI5 quickly approaches. We wish him the best of luck and hope he finds future success.

ua Natus Vincere have currently enlisted the help of ru Akbar ‘SoNNeikO’ Butaev to fill in his position. With ESL One Frankfurt still underway, as well as the aforementioned TI5 looming over the horizon, we’ll just have to wait and see if they can produce better results. Their next match will be up against eu Burden United in the D2CL, so be sure to tune in for their first match with the new squad.

Current ua Natus Vincere roster

ua Danil ‘Dendi’ Ishutin
ua Alexander ‘XBOCT’ Dashkevich
ua Olexandr ‘DkPhobos’ Kucherya
ru Ivan ‘Vanskor’ Skorokhod
ru Akbar ‘SoNNeikO’ Butaev