Dota 2 roster change: Na’Vi recruits RAMZES, Mag for ONE Esports Singapore Major, after 2 players contract Covid-19. Natus Vincere, who will participate in ONE Esports Singapore Major, has announced a roster change due to medical reasons. Read more for all the latest details.
According to the latest blog post on Na’Vi’s website, 2 of their primary players have tested positive for Covid-19. Mid-laner “Iceberg” and their hard support “ALWAYSWANNAFLY” will be unable to play in the upcoming tournament. The ONE Esports Singapore Major is the first offline Dota 2 tournament since the lockdown.
Revealing the details about our forced roster changes for #SingaporeMajor 2021.
— NAVI (@natusvincere) March 20, 2021
Although the change to the roster is forced, Na’Vi should be satisfied with the replacement players. Both Ramzes and Mag have a lot of Dota 2 experience under their belt, and they will surely be impactful in the Major.
Na’Vi’s roster for Singapore Major 2021 will be the following:
- Alik “V-Tune” Vorobey
- Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev
- Viktor “GeneRaL” Nigrini
- Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosyan
- Andrey “Mag” Chipenko
RAMZES & Mag will part of Na’Vi’s roster at Singapore Major 2021
Ramzes is pretty popular in Dota 2. The former Virtus Pro & Evil Geniuses player has tons of experience. The other slot will be filled by Andrey “Mag” Chipenko, who is the coach of the Na’Vi Dota 2 roster.
Needless to say, both these replacements are well-equipped and experienced to compete in Major tournaments. However, without their captain, ALWAYSWANNAFLY, it is still not sure whether Na’Vi will be at full strength. They will have to face the top 12 teams in the world, and losing their captain can be a pretty hard blow.
While Ramzes is well known as a hard carry, Mag is more of an off-lane player. This means that the roster will have to shuffle up the lanes. They will have to decide which player suits the respective lane the best.
ONE Esports Singapore Major will begin on March 27 and will end on April 4. Na’Vi are seeded in the Group Stage thanks to a brilliant performance in the Regional Tournament. However, they will still be facing some of the best teams from all over the world.