Na’Vi Re-Enters Fortnite, Signs Four-Time FNCS Finalist Putrick

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Na’Vi Re-Enters Fortnite, Signs Four-Time FNCS Finalist Putrick

Na’Vi makes a triumphant return to Fortnite, signing an established young player.

Popular esports organization Natus Vincere, also known as Na’Vi has officially dived back into Fortnite after exiting the popular Battle Royale title back in October of 2019. At that time, Na’Vi housed European Fortnite World Cup finalists Quinten “Quinten” Van Der Zijpp and Levi “Lneuf” Edelijn. However, the end of both player’s contracts, Na’Vi decided enough was enough. The Ukraine-based organization bowed out of Fortnite as many others have before and since.

Now, some nine months later, Na’Vi has acquired Russian Fortnite player Daniil “Putrick” Abdrakhamanov.

Putrick Joins Na’Vi

Natus Vincere took to Twitter with the signing of young Fortnite Putrick. It featured a brief compilation of clips from the Russian player’s highlight reel. One of which included a 20-elimination Victory Royale. Putrick had this to say in regards to joining such a prestigious organization in Na’Vi:

“I’m very happy to join NAVI. This club has a legendary history and I like the way they approach various things. Now I’m even more motivated to practice and improve my game and I’ll do my best to succeed.

I am deeply grateful to everyone who’s been supporting me. I would also like to thank NAVI and LFG agency so that now I can focus exclusively on my performance.”

The 15-year-old has been competing in Fortnite since 2018, having qualified for all four Fortnite Champion Series Grand Finals. Additionally, Putrick and fellow Russian Siberiajkee took first place in a Duo Cash Cup tournament toward the end of Chapter 2 – Season 2.

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Putrick competes exclusively out of the European region, which notably features some of the world’s best Fortnite players. With a reputable organization behind him, Putrick will look to add more accolades to his growing resume.

A Sign of Things to Come?

Na’Vi involving themselves in Fortnite yet again is undoubtedly reassuring for unsponsored European players. COO Aleksey “xaoc” Kucherov spoke explicitly about developing their Fortnite division, which begins with Putrick.

“We want to develop the Fortnite arena within our region. We have strong players, and soon there will be competitive seasons held both by Epic Games and Dreamhack on the regular basis.

Putrick is a very talented player and we will do all it takes to help him reveal his true potential and achieve the greatest victories together.”

Some notable Euro organizations have withdrawn from Fortnite completely, including FNATIC and Team Secret. Na’Vi, too, recently added themselves to that list as Epic Games showed almost no interest in growing the competitive side of Fortnite.

Since then, the Fortnite developers have laid out a detailed road map for the future. If the world returns to some semblance of normalcy amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we could even see a Fortnite World Cup in 2021. It’s all wishful thinking at this point, but Na’Vi will surely not miss out on these massive prize pools. Other notable online tournaments like the upcoming FNCS and DreamHack tournaments will fill the gap in the meantime.

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Source: Na’Vi

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Matt Pryor
Matt is a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University. He appreciates all esports titles but primarily focuses on Fortnite and Call of Duty. Matt continuously analyzes gameplay and plays the games himself to better understand in-game decisions by the best players in the world.