LightOfHeaven goes inactive. Na`Vi to complete Kuroky transfer.
16:28 / 28.02.2013 , Author :
e-Sports club Natus Vincere announces new changes in our Dota 2 team. One of the best players in the world - Dmitriy "LighTofHeaveN" Kupriyanov will go inactive for the next two months and won't be able to take part in the official matches of the team.
The new asset to the team is none but legendary Kuro Salehi "KuroKy" Takhasomi, known for his recent performance in mousesports, previously known as a player for such high-ranked teams as Virtus.pro, MYM, Nirvana.int, NWO and GGnet.
We'd like to note that KuroKy was purchased from mouz as a result of club-to-club transfer, while funn1k had his contract at Team Empire expired and he joined Na`Vi as a free agent.
Comment by Na`Vi.Dota 2 team leader, Clement "Puppey" Ivanov:
"Today I announce that one of our players will be going inactive - Dmitriy "LighTofHeaveN" Kupriyanov. Dima is an extraordinary player and person who will be missed in Na`Vi. He will always be remembered for what he has done to this team. Once again we bring new blood and friendship to the team, I welcome you Na`Vi.KuroKy. Another remarkable player and a person that has been my friend for as long as I can remember playing this game. The time to prove ourselves has started once more."
Comment by Alexander "ZeroGaravity" Kokhanovsky, Natus Vincere CEO:
"First of all I want to thank both Sergey and Dmitriy for their immense contribution to the team's progress and all those victories we were able to achieve all together. These players deserve tons of respects from all of our fans because there would be no Na`Vi we know today without them.
Secondly I ask you to understand that we did not seach for easy decisions. But sometimes further progress requires changes as the team stopped to move forward approximately a year ago. Some players lost their motivation, some did not want to practice. There were different reasons for that and everyone bears the same burden with no exceptions. This is how the situation looks like, no excuses.
Now let's move forward to our new players: Funn1k and Kuroky. I am sure that they will help us not only to maintain the level of play we are used to but to improve it even more. The team will treat the practice process and the matches differently which will eventually effect the end results."
Statement by Dmitriy "LighTofHeaveN" Kupriyanov:
"Thanks everyone for the support, I am going inactive for 2 months. Thanks Na`Vi for all the creative play we did together"
Statement by Kuro Salehi «KuroKy» Takhasomi:
"Thanks to mouz for their outstanding support and a great time. What lies ahead is unknown, but I choose this path"
Current lineup of Natus Vincere.Dota 2 team:
Clement "Puppey" Ivanov (c)
Alexander "ХВОСТ" Dashkevich
Gleb "Funn1k" Lipatnikov
Daniil "Dendi" Ishutin
Kuro Salehi "KuroKy" Takhasomi
Dmitriy "LighTofHeaveN" Kupriyanov (inactive)