Ukrainian multi-gaming esports organization Natus Vincere has reached an agreement with German org Sprout about the transfer of Ihor "w0nderful" Zhdanov, confirming earlier reports.
The Ukrainian sniper will have to fill the void that Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev left when he decided to put on pause his career.
"I'm excited to join such a legendary organization as NAVI! It was my biggest dream ever since I started playing CS. It's obvious, right? I know that it's hard to fully replace a player of s1mple's caliber and fulfill everyone's expectations, but trust me, I'll do everything in my power! Shout out to all the fans and friends who support me, and huge thanks to Natus Vincere for giving me this life-changing opportunity to step onto the big stage alongside my favorite team!" w0nderful said.
The upcoming tournaments for the updated NAVI CS2 roster are BLAST Premier: Fall Final 2023 (November 22-26) and BLAST Premier: World Final 2023 (December 13-17).
NAVI CS2 active roster:
- Ihor "w0nderful" Zhdanov
- Valerii "b1t" Vakhovskyi
- Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen (In-game leader)
- Justinas "jL" Lekavicius
- Mihai "iM" Ivan
- Andrii "B1ad3" Gorodenskyi (Coach)