Natus Vincere have announced that they have completed the signing of Denis “electronic” Sharipov from FlipSid3 Tactics.
The 19-year-old has finally put pen-to-paper on a deal with Na`Vi after the two organisations spent the last couple of weeks ironing out the details of the transfer.
Denis “electronic” Sharipov will step into the shoes of compatriot Denis “seized” Kostin, who requested to be moved to the bench last month, just three months after returning to the starting roster following a brief period on the transfer list.
electronic replaces seized on Na`Vi’s roster
The Russian youngster had been part of FlipSid3 since September 2016, when he replaced Oleksandr “Shara”Hordieyev on the Ukrainian team. During his time with the squad, he won DreamHack Leipzig and attended two Majors, in which he averaged a 1.15 rating.
“Those were the hardest transfer negotiations in my career, and I am glad we reached an agreement,” Na`Vi CEO Yevhen Zolotarov said in a statement.
“I believe electronic will help the team come back to the world arena, and the fans will enjoy his games.
“Also I want to wish good luck to seized, who was a faithful part of Na`Vi for four years.
“You were always a professional and loyal player, which is something rare these days. Thank you, Dan.”
With electronic’s addition, Natus Vincere hope to breathe new life into the team, who have failed to live up to expectations for several months, even after re-signing Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko. The Ukrainian team, who are currently ranked 15th in the world, went out in the groups at ELEAGUE Premier and at ESL One New York, and lost to Vega Squadron in the CIS qualifier for the EPICENTER wildcard stage.
With electronic’s addition, Natus Vincere now have:
Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko
Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev
Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
Egor “flamie” Vasilyev
Denis “electronic” Sharipov
Mikhaylo “Kane” Blagin (coach)