The CIS Dota 2 drama is now on.
There was a rumor in the Dota 2 community that one of Na’Vi’s players Bakyt “Zayac” Emilzhanov would be making a move towards Virtus.Pro. Although we thought this was fake news, it turned out to be true.
As of today, Zayac is now a part of Virtus.Pro. According to Na’Vi’s CEO who released a Video Statement, the player was “poached” after The Leipzig Major.
What exactly happened?
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— Natus Vincere (@natusvincere) February 2, 2020
Similar to last time, Na’Vi’s CEO released a video where he explains everything that happened. In this case, this one is nearly 26 minutes long and he covers pretty much everything.
To make a long story short, he starts by saying how Na’Vi played very well during the groups in the Leipzig Major. What’s more, after they got eliminated in the playoffs, the team felt they understood why that happened, and were ready to move forward.
However, just a couple of days later, one of Na’Vi’s player's changed their mind. According to Yevhen Zolotarov (CEO), Zayac contacted him after the Major and pointed out a couple of terms in his contracts that basically allowed him to leave the club. In the end, Zolotarov believes that Virtus.Pro has something to do with Zayac’s sudden decision because the CIS organization also contacted him about the same issue.
Be sure to watch the entire video for the full story. Don’t worry, it has English subtitles.
Now that Zayac is apart of VP, Na’Vi will be playing with a stand-in for the upcoming LA Major qualifiers.
Semion “CemaTheSlayer” Krivulya will try to fill in the gap left by Zayac. Whether or not he will become a permanent part of Na’Vi though, still hasn't been confirmed.
This is how Na’Vi’s roster is currently looking:
- Vladislav “Crystalize” Krystanek
- Idan “MagicaL” Bardanian
- Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov
- Semion “CemaTheSlayer” Krivulya
- Ilyas “illias” Ganeev]
Be sure to watch the upcoming qualifiers for the LA Major. They will be extremely interesting to watch, especially after OG announced the new roster. After all, the current state of the pro Dota 2 scene is just unpredictable.