Iceberg and Alwayswannafly test positive for coronavirus ahead of ONE Esports Singapore Major

Dota 2 Andreea “divushka” Esanu

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A week before the ONE Esports Singapore Major Natus Vincere, who are set to play in the group stage announce two stand-in players as both Andrii "ALWAYSWANNAFLY" Bondarenko and Bogdan "Iceberg" Vasilenko test positive for coronavirus.

According to the NAVI official announcement, even if both players make a swift recovery, due to the minimum 10 days mandatory quarantine for the persons carrying the virus as well as per tournament rules, even if both players make a swift recovery, the team won’t be able to travel with them to Singapore.

NAVI will play at the upcoming Major with Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev and the team coach Andrey "Mag" Chipenko. It is unclear at this moment in time how the role swaps will look like, but a fair assumption will be that Viktor "GeneRaL" Nigrini will be switching to the mid lane to make space for RAMZES in the offlane while coach Mag will be heading to the support five position.

NAVI line-up for ONE Esports Singapore Major

Alik “V-TUNE” Vorobey
Victor “GeneRaL” Nigrini
Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev (stand-in)
Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosian
Andrey “MAg-” Chipenko (stand-in)

The news comes just a day after the other CIS powerhouse team, Virtus.pro announced a “Nightfall protocol” and prepared their fans for the eventuality of Igor "iLTW" Filatov to stand-in for Egor "Nightfall/epileptick1d "Grigorenko, who has been feeling ill over the past several days.

ONE Esports Singapore Major is set to begin on the 27th of March with the Wild Card matches. NAVI will be starting the competition in the group stage, which is scheduled to start on the 29th of the month.


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