Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács and Denis “seized” Kostin have stepped down from Natus Vincere’s active roster, the organization announced on the website.
The move comes as aftermath of Natus Vincere’s mixed results this year, such as group stage exits at DreamHack Open Tours, ESL Pro League Season 5 Finals, and most recently the PGL Major, where the organization lost its Legends status which they held since ESL One Cologne 2014.
According to Na`Vi’s release, Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács andDenis “seized” Kostin have been placed on the transfer list while they retain their contract with the organization for the time being. While the latter hasn’t commented on his future,GuardiaN tweeted two days ago that if a change was coming, the decision would be his own.
Only Edward remains from Na`Vi’s core that played together since late 2013
Both of the departing players have been long-standing members of Na`Vi’s active roster, with the Russian reaching nearly four years with the organization, while the Slovakian AWPer arrived in December 2013.
During their time in Natus Vincere, the two players garnered several trophies, including the first season of ESL Pro League, IEM San José, and ESL One New York, among others, as well as runners-up finishes at two consecutive Majors, DreamHack Open Cluj-Napoca and MLG Columbus.
Natus Vincere are left with the following players:
Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev
Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
Egor “flamie” Vasilyev
Andrey “Andi” Prokhorov (coach)
Na`Vi’s Chief Executive Officer, Yevhen Zolotarov, commented on the team’s changes in a YouTube video the organization released at the time of the announcement: