RodjER and Lil swap squads as the two top CIS teams make midseason roster adjustments.
Today, two of the leading organizations within the CIS region announced a trade between themselves, as Na’Vi and Virtus.pro agreed to exchange players days before the roster lock period ends. The move sends Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosyan to VP while adding Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk to the roster of Na’Vi. Both squads have found success so far within their home regions, with the two teams having 11 Pro Circuit appearances and six Top 4 finishes combined. The move does not effect VP’s current place in the Pro Circuit standings, as the squad remains the 3rd ranked team so far this season. For Na’Vi though, the addition of Lil provides a significant boost to its position in the standings as Lil’s 900 Qualifying Points moves Na’Vi up from the 10th place rank to 5th overall. The moves are not particularly drastic for either side, but both organizations are hoping that its new additions will allow them to remain at the top of the professional scene for the remainder of the Pro Circuit season.
The updated lineup for Na’Vi:
- Vladislav “Crystallize” Krystanek (Carry)
- Danil “Dendi” Ishutin (Mid)
- Victor “GeneRaL” Nigrini (Offlane)
- Ilya “Lil” Ilyuk (Support)
- Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev (Support) (Captain)
The updated lineup for Virtus.pro
- Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev (Carry)
- Vladimir “No[o]ne” Minenko (Mid)
- Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov (Offlane)
- Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosyan (Support)
- Alexei “Solo” Berezin (Support) (Captain)