Furthermore they have also decided to withdraw from the upcoming ESL One Birmingham Major in order to "focus more on the training". With this roster move Lil is also moved to position 5 as velheor will take over the playmaker-oriented role on the team.
This move disqualifies Na`Vi from receiving a direct invite to TI8 and it's main qualifiers.
Na`Vi's CEO Yevhen Zolotarov gave the following statement:
“We have very slim chances left of getting an invite to The International, which is why we decided to go for a roster change right now so we have enough time to practice with a new support. I want to thank Nikola for his dedication and unwavering positive attitude. Good luck, Lebron! I am also glad to welcome Fedor and wish him luck on the team”.
This leaves Na`Vi's roster as follows:
1. Vladyslav Crystallize Krystanek
2. Danil Dendi Ishutin
3. Viktor GeneRaL Nigrini
4. Fedor velheor Rusikhin
5. Ilya Lil Ilyuk
Oleksandr XBOCT Dashkevych (coach)
According to Twitter, a replacement team for ESL One Birmingham has not been finalized yet but will be announced soon