Na'Vi and FTM 'partnership'
Na'Vi and FTM have announced a trial team 'partnership' for the upcoming ESL One Germany 2020.
Only days ago Na'Vi announced that they were revamping their roster and benched all but two players. It was only one or two days later that FlyToMoon announced that Vladimir "RodjER" Nikogosyan was becoming an official member to the team after their success at Omega League: EU division with him as a stand-in player.
Although the famous Ukrainian organization had been directly invited to participate in ESL One Germany 2020 which is slated to start October 5th fans were expecting to see a few trial players coming into the team.
No one expected to see Na'Vi pick up the FTM roster, at least not this quickly. Though, according to the official announcement, it is termed as a 'cooperation' as a 'trial team' - whatever that really means other than industryspeak for 'acquired'.
FTM has been playing together for quite a while without any contractual obligations, salaries and other benefits of the dota sphere, and yet they managed to maintain a high level of discipline within the team. They showed good results in many tournaments this year due to a well-established training process.
This is exactly what the CIS-dota is lacking, where many professional players are looking for ways to play with friends or join them at their first call. These kinds of scenarios eliminate the prospect of building something long-term. Sooner or later all teams face issues, and it’s important to be able to find the strengths to deal with them instead of running away.
Today we are glad to start our partnership with FlyToMoon and we will do our best to have our fans hyped with the team’s performance.
- Aleksey “xaoc” Kucherov, Natus Vincere COO
Both Victor "GeneRaL" Nigrini and Vladimir "RodjER" Nikogosyan have played for Na'Vi in the past. The FTM team will be playing under the yellow and black colors in the upcoming ESL One Germany 2020 with the full roster as follows.