Team Na’Vi Team Profile
Facts about Team Na’Vi
- Dota 2 team Natus Vincere, best known as Na’Vi, is the most famous Ukraine team ever to be seen in the Dota 2’s professional scene. The team was formed in October 2010, with its main roster being forged on June 17th, 2011. The main roster included rising talents XBOCT, LighTofHeaven, ArtStyle, Puppey, and the one and only Dendi.
- With their first invitation to The Internation in 2011, they were ready to set their mark on the world. Fighting among 16 tear-one teams from around the world for a grand prize of staggering 1.6 million dollars was a challenge that would set Na’Vi on their road for success. By defeating their opposing finalists EHOME 3:1, Na’Vi proved themselves to the world, by looting the biggest prize pool in the history of eSports.
- After coming out as champions of TI1, Na’Vi were on their way of success by winning a vast amount of tournaments in 2012, which consisted of twelve astounding 1st places. With recognition, Na’Vi stepped in The International 2012, determined to defend their title. Unfortunately, even with such determination, they ended up losing in the grand finals 1:3 to Invictus Gaming. The same fate followed Na’Vi on The International 2013. They clawed fiercely to the grand finals to show they still had it but lost the title 2:3 against Alliance.
- Na’Vi truly gave it all to repeat what they’ve once achieved – to hoist to the Aegis of Champions. But sadly, from this point onward, everything was going downward spiral. The team started falling apart, calling to too often roster changes. As the team was starting to fall apart, so did the Na’Vi’s drive for success. And with all that drive for success slowly decaying, even their most loyal member, Dendi, left the team.
Team Na’Vi Today
Na’Vi of today hasn’t shown us much since the devastating departure of Danil “Dendi” Ishutin. September the 1st, in the year 2018 was not only the moving part for Dendi, but also for his long-year teammate XBOST. The two saw nothing of value in the collapsing team. The International 2018 Open Qualifiers were their final dance with Na’Vi, before moving forward with their Dota 2 carriers.
XBOST and Dendi
In the 2018-2019 series run, Na’Vi is now left with only last places results. From disappointing ESL One Katowice 2018, and China Dota2 Supermajor 13th-16th, to comforting 7th-8th on the ESL Genting 2018. That’s not even the worst of it. The saddest part is that Na’Vi’s roster for 2019 is left incomplete. With players, Vladislav “Crystallize” Krystanek on their mid position, Victor “GeneRal” Nigrini as their offlane, and Fedor “velheor” Rusikhin with Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk on supports positions, team Na’Vi is left without a carry. From being the world’s first, to a team without a carry in their roster. A true tragedy for such a legacy.
- Na'Vi Players