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As rumored for a number of weeks now, legendary Counter-Strike organization Natus Vincere has finally entered the rival FPS game, VALORANT. Their first member will be former CrowCrowd member Kirill “Cloud” Nehozhin.
The success and marketability of Masters 2 in the EMEA region made it clear that this game was here to stay, and whatever orgs had yet to enter, will be left behind. With this, Na’Vi makes it clear they intend to compete and dominate in this game just as much as they do in Counter-Strike. As for Cloud, he has only played official matches leading back to the end of February, with the stellar CIS team CrowCrowd. He played primarily Reyna or Sova, accomplishing a 239 ACS and a rating of 1.20, consistently finishing at the top of the leaderboards. With him leading the team, they managed to secure 3rd-4th at Masters, and also took home a second place finish at CIS Challengers 1.
The EMEA region has plenty of talented teams at the top of the scene, and there will be even more changes yet to come, as VCT Stage 3 is just around the corner. With the backing of such a major organization, there is no doubt that the NAVI roster will be battling with the rest of the region to be at the top and qualify for Masters 3 Berlin.
With this signing, NAVI is now:
Kirill “Cloud” Nekhozhin