Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy has replaced Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács on Natus Vincere's Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. Na`Vi made the transfer official with Syman Gaming while GuardiaN will now be benched.
The club and the player are open to further proposals.
Head coach, Andrii "B1ad3" Gorodenskyi shared some words on the roster change, "A few days after the Epicenter, we spoke with the players and agreed that the squad did not have the synergy we expected to reach by the end of the year. Everybody tried very hard and the progress was noticeable. However, in crucial moments of the match we did lack the coherence, when you react to the opponent's actions as one, indivisible unit."
The team lacked cohesion and cited language problems as another reason for the change. GuardiaN never looked comfortable, and despite praise from B1ad3 for continuing to improve and push himself, the results weren't enough. S1mple will return to the AWPer role allowing Perfecto to be a Rifler.
The roster going forward will be as follows:
Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
Kirill "BoombI4" Mikhailov
Denis "electroNic" Sharipov
Egor "flamie" Vasilev
Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy