Natus Vincere

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Created:
2011-04-11
Disbanded:
2013-11-01

Overview[edit]

Natus Vincere, also known as Na`Vi and sometimes NaVi, is a Ukrainian multigaming team which had a StarCraft II section from April to December 2011. Before that, Natus Vincere was famous for its successful Counter-Strike team, which won IEM World Championships IV and V, World Cyber Games 2010, Electronic Sports World Cup 2010, and DreamHack Winter 2010. Na`Vi's staff claims that "Natus Vincere" is the Latin sentence for "Born for Victory", but a more accurate translation might be "Born to Conquer".

On December 30th 2011, the team announced that it was closing its StarCraft II section, citing lack of notable results from the squad as the reason motivating its decision. However, the team expected to form a new SC2 squad in September 2012 [1].

Months after having made their intention of returning to Starcraft 2 clear, Na`Vi announced a merger with the FXO.EU team on the 9th of April 2013, recruiting all of FXO's European roster, including Strelok, BabyKnight, LoWeLy, HappyZerg, Minato and their management. As part of the partnership, FXOpen became a sponsor of Na`Vi.[2]

On the 1st of November, Na'Vi disbanded its StarCraft II team after FXOpen withdrew their sponsorship, leaving the organisation without any SC2 players.[3]

History[edit]

2010[edit]

  • November 3rd, Natus Vincere denies the rumors saying that they are about to create a StarCraft II team with players such as Kas, Strelok, and White-Ra. [4]

2011[edit]

  • April 11th, Natus Vincere officially opens its StarCraft II division, with Hireling, HappyZerg, ALF, Panda, and BabyKnight. [5]
  • July 21st, Natus Vincere sends its player HappyZerg in Korea. He is planning to stay a month in the GOMTV Foreigner House and to try to get a spot in GSL Code A. [6]
  • September 23rd, Natus Vincere launches a high-scale players selection in order to form its 2012 squad. [7]
  • December 30th, Natus Vincere disbands its StarCraft II roster [1].

2013[edit]

  • February 1st, Natus Vincere announces a streaming partnership with TwitchTV.[8]
  • April 9th, Natus Vincere announce a merger with FXO.EU, acquiring the team's European section, including Strelok, BabyKnight, LoWeLy, Minato and HappyZerg. Hireling is also recruited as a caster; this notably marks the return of BabyKnight, HappyZerg, and Hireling to their team.[2]
  • August 31st, BabyKnight and Na'Vi decide not to renew the contract.[9]
  • November 1st, Natus Vincere disbands the StarCraft II roster after FXO withdraws its sponsorship.[10]

Player Roster[edit]

At time of Disbanding[edit]

Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
UkraineHappyZergSvyatoslav Vlasyuk2013-04-092013-11-01 ESFXtv
BelarusLoWeLyAnton Plebanovich2013-04-092013-11-01 Retirement
UkraineMinatoVitaly Ponomarenko2013-04-092013-11-01 Cascade
UkraineStrelokEugin Oparyshev2013-04-092013-11-01 Alien Invasion

Former[edit]

Former Players
IDNameJoin DateLeave DateNew Team
UkraineALFAleksander Yatsenko2011-04-112011-12-30
DenmarkBabyKnightJon Andersen2011-04-112013-08-31 Millenium
Russian FederationPandaVasiliy Kuznetsov2011-04-112011-12-30

Organization[edit]

ID Name Position
Russia zOo Vladimir Ahlebinin Director
Russia Fairon Artem Bykov Team Manager
Ukraine Hireling Denis Shubovskiy Caster

Team Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Result Prize
2013
2013-10-04 2nd A3Minor RaidCall ESL Euro Series Summer 2013 1 : 3 $2,033.55
2013-06-21 5 - 8th A3Minor RaidCall EMS Spring 2013 1 : 2 $0

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Natus Vincere disbands its StarCraft 2 squad". Navi-Gaming.com. December 30th 2011. TL.net Forum thread
  2. 2.0 2.1 sandr1x (2013-04-09). "Natus Vincere acquired new roster". navi-gaming.com/. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
  3. Fairon (2013-11-01). "Na`Vi.FXOpen disbands". Team Liquid. Retrieved 2013-11-01.
  4. "Yet another gossip or a new Na`Vi.SC2 squad?"
  5. "Natus Vincere opens StarCraft II division"
  6. "Na`Vi.HappyZerg to move to Korea!"
  7. Announcement of the players selection
  8. prb (2013-02-01). "Natus Vincere moves to Twitch.tv + giveaway". Na`Vi-Gaming. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
  9. Fairon (2013-08-31). "BabyKnight leaves Na`Vi.FXOpen". Na`Vi-Gaming. Retrieved 2013-08-31.
  10. Fairon (2013-11-01). "Na`Vi.FXOpen disbands". Team Liquid. Retrieved 2013-11-01.