Natus Vincere Adds 9pasha in Post-TI9 Roster Shuffle

Pavel "9pasha" Khvastunov is headed to Na'Vi as a part of this year's post-TI shuffle. The former Virtus.pro offlaner will be replacing Evgeniy "Blizzy" Ree.

Na'Vi officially announced their partnership with 9pasha in a blog post on their official website. "Former Virtus.pro player Pavel "9pasha" Khvastunov joined [Na'Vi] and replaced Evgeniy "Blizzy" Ree in the offlane position," the reveal stated.

It is unlcear, though, whether Blizzy will be able to join another existing team during this year's reshuffle period.

"Evgeniy still has a valid contract with the club," the announcement continues. "He will be taking a short vacation, and then will consider options for further career development."

In any case, 9pasha's mixed experiences playing professionally as both a carry and offlaner should bring some much needed flexibility to Na'Vi's new lineup. He's been a stable player in the CIS Dota scene since joining Vega Squadron in 2015.

Here's a look at the current state of Na'Vi's roster.

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