Denis “Seized” Kostin has stepped down from Natus Vincere’s active Counter-Strike roster and will be replaced by Aleksey “1uke” Zimin from Team Spirit Academy for upcoming ESL Pro League matches against North and GODSENT, according to a post Tuesday on VK.com, a Russian social media site.
Slingshot’s Vince Nairn and Jarek “DeKay” Lewis caught up with Natus Vincere’s Denis “Seized” Kostin during ESL One New York to talk about the team’s troubles and what needs to happen for Na’Vi to get back to its peak.
Natus Vincere has one Counter-Strike tournament under its belt since adding Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko in place of Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovacs.
Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács will leave Natus Vincere to join FaZe Clan, according to multiple sources close to the player and organization.
Denis “seized” Kostin and Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev confirmed Thursday that a roster move will happen with Natus Vincere’s Counter-Strike team.
Seized looking ahead at his career: “No one can know what’s going to be in the future, but I hope everything is going to be OK with us and we will stay together and keep achieving our goals.”
Go back a little over a year and Natus Vincere was undoubtedly one of the top Counter-Strike teams in the world