KuroKy replaces LightOfHeaven in Na'Vi

General Eric “reinnnn” Khor

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KuroKy has left Mousesports to replace LightOfHeaven that will be going inactive for two months.

Kuro 'KuroKy' Salehi Takhasomi has officially left Mousesports just minutes ago as the CEO of Na'Vi, Alexander 'ZeroGravity' Kohanovsky announces that the young German star will be joining their team.

Na'Vi's star solo offlaner, Dmitriy 'LightOfHeaven' Kupriyanov will be going inactive for up to two months.

Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov

"Today I announce that one of our players will be going inactive - Dmitriy "LighTofHeaveN" Kupriyanov. Dima is an extraordinary player and person who will be missed in Na`Vi. He will always be remembered for what he has done to this team. Once again we bring new blood and friendship to the team, I welcome you Na`Vi.KuroKy. Another remarkable player and a person that has been my friend for as long as I can remember playing this game. The time to prove ourselves has started once more."


Alexander 'ZeroGRavity' Kohanovsky, CEO of Na'Vi

"First of all I want to thank both Sergey and Dmitriy for their immense contribution to the team's progress and all those victories we were able to achieve all together. These players deserve tons of respects from all of our fans because there would be no Na`Vi we know today without them.

Secondly I ask you to understand that we did not seach for easy decisions. But sometimes further progress requires changes as the team stopped to move forward approximately a year ago. Some players lost their motivation, some did not want to practice. There were different reasons for that and everyone bears the same burden with no exceptions. This is how the situation looks like, no excuses.

Now let's move forward to our new players: Funn1k and Kuroky. I am sure that they will help us not only to maintain the level of play we are used to but to improve it even more. The team will treat the practice process and the matches differently which will eventually effect the end results."


Dmitriy 'LighTofHeaveN' Kupriyanov

"Thanks everyone for the support, I am going inactive for 2 months. Thanks Na`Vi for all the creative play we did together"


Kuro 'KuroKy' Salehi Takhasomi

"Thanks to mouz for their outstanding support and a great time. What lies ahead is unknown, but I choose this path"


We can trace Kuro's relationship with Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov back to the times of Kingsurf.int, a team formed in 2008.

Kuroky has shown interest in joining Na`Vi in the past. In an interview last year he admired the team’s skill and said that is the kind of team which appeals to him.

Since then KuroKy has been featured in several interviews singing praises for Puppey. In an interview from early last year, GGnet's head editor prompted the German player on why is he not playing competitively.

"Realistically, all teams besides Na'Vi don't provide the skill level I am interested in", KuroKy answered.

He added, "I'm not looking for some top eight placements".


Puppey and KuroKy as Ks.Int in 2009. Image by Dota-League.

According to Na'Vi's website, LoH will be going inactive for about two months.

LoH has been in the competitive Dota since 2007 where he debut as a carry player in SAY_PLZ. He has joined several different teams since and never seems to miss dazzling the audience with his amazing farm speed.

His solo offlaner role started when he decided to join Na'Vi back in mid 2011.

LoH stole the show in The International 2 with his timely Black Holes which saved Na'Vi from countless engagements. You can catch some of the highlights here.

Na'Vi's achievement with LoH and AA:

2nd - Star Championship, Kiev (2011) - $5,000
1st - The Defense (2012) - €6,000
1st - The Premier League (2012) - $5,000
1st - Star Ladder: Star Series #1, Kiev (2012) - $6,000
2nd - Dreamhack Summer, Sweden (2012) - €5,400
1st - The Premier League, season 2 (2012) - $5,000
1st - Star Ladder: Star Series #2, Kiev (2012) - $6,000
1st - joinDota Masters Special (2012) - €1,000
2nd - The International #2 @ Seattle (2012) - $250,000
1st - Star Ladder: Star Series #3, Kiev (2012) - $6,000
1st - GosuLeague: season 4 (2012) - $2,500
1st - Electronic Sports World Cup, Paris (2012) - $12,000
3rd - ASUS FBOTY, Kiev (2012) - $2,500
1st - GosuLeague: Season 5 (2012) - $2,500
1st - StarLadder: Star Series #4, Kiev (2012) - $8,000
1st - ESL Major Series One - Cup #1 (2013) - $600
2nd - ESL Major Series One - Cup #3 (2013) - $200

Na'Vi played their final game with LoH yesterday in StarLadder where they took a convincing win against 3DMax.

Na'Vi's newest addition, Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov played a roaming Nyx Assassin in the game. Despite giving away the First Blood, funn1k quickly recovered with an early smoke gank to take down the Chaos Knight in mid. VODs are available here.

Na'Vi will be playing with KuroKy in their line-up tonight against 3DMax and NoTidehunter in RaidCall D2L tonight. Na'Vi is currently placed 10th in the league.

Ayesee will be casting the match live at 21:30 CET.

Na'Vi current roster:

Estonia Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov (Captain)
Ukraine Danil 'Dendi' Ishutin
Ukraine Alexander 'XBOCT' Dashkevich
Ukraine Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov
Germany Kuro 'KuroKy' Salehi Takhasomi
Russia Dmitriy "LighTofHeaveN" Kupriyanov (inactive)

Place your Gosubets here!


Source: Na'Vi
Eric “reinnnn” Khor
<p>I love pudding. I love Dota too. But pudding usually wins.</p>