Another controversial Counter-Strike: Global Offensive swap has happened just before the time of Holidays, as Na’Vi announced it’s replacing one of its former core players, Denis “seized” Kostin with another CIS player from Flipsid3 Tactics.
The team decided to officially replace “seized” with FlipSid3 Tactics star player Denis “electronic” Sharipov. Electronic will immediately join the active Na’Vi roster, while seized will be on loan to F3 for two months and participate in the Boston Major Qualifier in January. After that, seized will either enter the free agent market or sign with the organization.
Seized stepped down from Na`Vi’s active roster last month due to internal issues with the team. Na`Vi wanted to put out the best performance, and seized was cracking under the pressure.
“This decision was made based on the atmosphere within the team, which was not very productive for either me or the team. Thus the changes were necessary,” said “seized”. This trade marks the end of the player’s four year time with Na’Vi.
Na’Vi CS:GO active roster now consists of electronic, Daniil “Zeus” Teslenko, Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev, and Egor “flamie” Vasilev.
Electronic’s first matches with Na’Vi will take place this week in Na’Vi’s ESL Pro League match against FaZe Clan.