Professional Dota 2 team and The International 2011 winners Na’Vi announced on Friday that they will be disbanding their current roster to make space for a newer and fresher line-up. The decision has come after Na’Vi failed to qualify for the Frankfurt Major set for November.
Na’Vi has been on a rough road ever since their disappointing performance at The International 2014, where they only managed a discouraging 8th-position finish. Their last tournament victory happened back in November 2014, beating Team Tinker 3:0 to lift the Dota 2 Champions League season four trophy – which brought confidence back to the squad after a rather disappointing 2014 campaign.
What’s next for Na’Vi? A new roster will arise shortly, with Na’Vi planning to announce the new line-up in the coming weeks, leaving many fans upset regarding the future of beloved all-star Dendi. After the announcement that the team was to disband, Igor Sydorenko, Na’Vi’s chief operating officer, shared this statement:
After the protracted series of failures of our team, we have to take measures and with hard feelings fully disband the squad. On behalf of all the fans and Na’Vi staff I express gratitude to the guys for their work and emotions, which they’ve granted to us all the time. However, sooner or later, the time of old heroes passes. The fate gives us new challenges, which we need to accept and prove that Na’Vi is a team of champions.
Since their inception in 2011, the Na’Vi Dota 2 team has produced incredible and memorable moments. For all that they’ve done for the community and myself as a Dota player, I bid the current team roster farewell. GG Natus Vincere.