NAVI will attend PGI.S with a substitute player
Natus Vincere has completed its PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds line-up for the upcoming PUBG Global Invitational championship.
Dmitry "Kemba7" Rozhkov will go to the tournament along with NAVI as a substitute player. In addition, a new coach has joined the team - Ivan "Break" Fefelov. He took the place of Alexander "Dyrem" Sevirinov, who left the roster last November.
It should be recalled that Kemba7 played for Natus Vincere from January to July 2020: together with him the team became the champion of the European finals of PGS: Berlin and took third place in PUBG Continental Series: Charity Showdown.
Valeriia “Lera_X” KhegaiNAVI PUBG manager
“Quarantine and switching to online mode in 2020 hurt the team and, as a consequence, it has impacted the results of our roster, thus the long-awaited LAN event of this scale is a great chance for players to show their best qualities and get in shape while being in close contact with each other
For the first time since Orange joined the team, players will be playing and practicing in the same place, in a region (South Korea) that is widely considered one of the strongest in competitive PUBG. This creates excellent conditions for the rapid progress of the team, and we will do everything to properly represent the CIS at PGI.S 2021.
Considering the short preparation time, Kemba7 is the ideal candidate for the substitution role, as he has previously played for more than six months in our team, and it will be easier for him to resume the cooperation with the teammates and fit into the team with ease.
As for the team’s coach, I have mentioned in the previous announcement that there are no suitable candidates for that role in CIS. For this tournament, the team brought in Break, who has a lot of esports experience, and a year ago he helped the previous roster to prepare for PGC 2019.
Due to several personal reasons, Ivan will most likely not be able to continue to work with the team after the PGI.S, but I am sure his involvement at the upcoming tournament will strengthen the roster and he will provide the coaching support that the team needs.
The roster is complete and we are departing for South Korea as early as today. We’d like to thank our organization and fans for their support and we will do our best to show the best performance at the PGI.S.”
PGI.S will take place from February 1 to March 28, 2021 in South Korea. Participants will draw $3.5 million in prize money + 30% profit from the Pick'em Challenge event.