Natus Vincere

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Team Information
Location:
Coaches:
Ukraine Sergey "starix" Ischuk
Manager:
Belarus Evgeniy "Ugin" Erofeev
Total Earnings:
$1,629,917.47
Links
Achievements
ESWC 2010 WCG/2010 ESWC 2010 IEM IV DreamHack Winter 2010 IEM V IEM VI Global Challenge Kiev SLTV StarSeries IX CaseKing of the Hill/I CaseKing of the Hill/II CaseKing of the Hill/III GSL/League/I SLTV StarSeries XIII ESWC 2015Intel Extreme Masters/Season X/San JoseDreamHack Leipzig 2016
History
Created:
2009

Natus Vincere is a leading multi-game eSports organization from Ukraine. It is the first team in Counter-Strike history to win three major tournaments in one calendar year - Intel Extreme Masters, Electronic Sports World Cup and World Cyber Games 2010.

History[edit]

Natus Vincere was founded on 18 December 2009. After the collapse of Ukrainian team KerchNET, the former players of the team were supported by a well-known maecenas and organizer of e-sports tournaments, Murat "Arbalet" Tulemaganbetov. The new team got the name "Arbalet UA". It was composed of Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko and Ivan "Edward" Sukharev from Kharkiv, Sergey "starix" Ischuk from Kiev, Arseniy "ceh9" Trynozhenko from Lviv and Yegor "markeloff" Markelov from Dnipropetrovsk.

Winning the ESWC 2010[edit]

Na`Vi at the ESWC 2010 prize ceremony

After a poor performance at the Arbalet Cup CIS 2010 (4th place), markeloff, the best player on the team, decided to skip the next big tournament, ASUS Winter 2010, so they could prepare for the Arbalet Cup and Ukrainian qualifications for the ESWC.[1][2] In the middle of May 2010, Na`Vi took 2nd place in the prestigious Arbalet Cup Europe 2010 in Stockholm, losing to Fnatic in the finals and earning $10,000 in prize money.[3] Na`Vi finally gained victory at ESWC Ukraine.[4]

In the final part of the ESWC, the team received the highest seeding, along with SK Gaming, Fnatic and mTw.dk.[5] On July 4, 2010, Natus Vincere achieved the highest accolade in the history of Ukrainian e-Sports, winning the ESWC (which previously hadn't been done by any CIS team), defeating SK Gaming in the finals: 16:5 (Train) and 16:4 (Inferno).[6] During the tournament Na`Vi passed through the group stage thanks to fortune, but outplayed Fnatic and mTw.dk in the play-offs.[7]

After being victorious in the world championship, Natus Vincere announced their participation in 2 more tournaments – Arbalet Cup Dallas and GameGune 2010 (Bilbao).[8] On July 18, 2010, Na`Vi won Arbalet Cup Dallas beating Mousesports in the final match: 19:15 (Dust II), 16:12 (Inferno). After receiving $25,000, Na`Vi took the first place in quantity of prize money earned by European teams that year.[9] Na`Vi took 3rd place in GameGune 2010 and Intel Extreme Masters Shanghai.[10][11]

Victory at the World Cyber Games 2010[edit]

Na`Vi at the WCG 2010 prize ceremony

On August 15, Na`Vi won the Ukrainian qualifications for the World Cyber Games and got a paid voucher to the finals in Los Angeles from September 30 to October 3, 2010.[12]

The next tournament for Na`Vi was ASUS Summer 2010, to which the team received a direct invitation. This tournament became first in the ASUS Open series, which was held at Kyiv gaming center "Kyiv CyberSport Arena". In the semi-finals Na`Vi lost to Kazakh team k23 and as a result took the 3rd place.

On October 4, 2010, Natus Vincere became the World Cyber Games world champions by defeating Danish team mTw.dk in the finals.[13] This victory made Na`Vi the first team in the world which had managed to hold the three most prestigious championship titles at once (IEM, ESWC, WCG). At the end of October 2010, ESL TV commentator Bakr "KinGSaicx" Fadl proclaimed that SK Gaming was going to invite the Ukrainian team to take place of its Swedish squad, but the manager of Natus Vincere declined this information.[14]

In early November 2010, Natus Vincere took part in WEM 2010, which annually gathers the best teams from all over the world in the Chinese city of Hangzhou. Among eight participants of the tournament, Na`Vi took 4th place as well as $7,500.[15]

Victory at DreamHack Winter 2010[edit]

From the 25th to the 27th of November 2010 in the Swedish city of Jönköping, the largest LAN party in the world took place – DreamHack Winter 2010. To go to this tournament, Natus Vincere had to skip a major Russian tournament, ASUS Autumn 2010, since it was coinciding with DreamHack's dates. After finishing the group stage Na`Vi consistently outplayed teams puta, fnatic, Frag eXecutors and then mTw.dk in the finals, winning the tournament.[16] During the four play-off matches the Ukrainians lost only one time to fnatic on the new map – Mirage.[17][18] starix received the tournament's MVP award.

After winning DreamHack Winter, the team established a new record: winning $220,000 in one year.[19] The previous record belonged to Swedish team fnatic, who earned $189,000 in 2009 (before that, the record was held by Swedish team SK Gaming with earnings of $183,000 in 2003).[20]

Winning the Intel Extreme Masters 5[edit]

On March 5, 2011, FamousFive defended their position in Hannover as the champions of the Intel Extreme Masters and earned $35,000. They defeated Polish team Frag eXecutors in the finals: 16:12 (Train) and 16:10 (Dust II).[21]

Record prize money[edit]

The amount of prize money in 2010– $215,573 (as of November 7, 2010) holds the record for the entire history of professional Counter-Strike.[19] Previous records belong to Swedish teams SK Gaming ($183,000 in 2003) and fnatic ($189,000 in 2009).

World Top Counter-Strike players[edit]

In 2010, popular website HLTV.org had made rankings for the 20 best Counter-Strike players. markeloff was 1st place, starix 4th, Edward 5th and captain of Na'Vi had 19th place, as well as "The best captain of the year".[22]

Timeline[edit]

  • Natus Vincere (Na`Vi) is formed.
  • March 10th - After being with Natus Vincere for seven years, starix leaves the team after many internal discussions. The team's analyst, Andi takes over as coach. [43]

Player Roster[edit]

Active

Active Squad
ID Name Join Date
Russia seized Captain Denis Kostin 2013-08-20 [30]
Slovakia GuardiaN Ladislav Kovács 2013-12-09 [31]
Ukraine Edward Ioann Sukhariev 2013-12-09 [31]
Russia flamie Egor Vasilyev 2015-04-10 [37]
Ukraine s1mple Oleksandr Kostyliev 2016-08-04 [41]
Ukraine Andi (Coach) Andrey Prokhorov 2017-03-10 [43]

Former

Former Players
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Ukraine starix (Coach) Sergey Ischuk 2015-03-17 [36] 2017-03-10 [43]
Ukraine Zeus Daniil Teslenko 2012-11-04[27] 2016-10-12[42] Gambit Gaming Gambit Gaming
Russia flamie (Stand-in) Egor Vasilyev 2015-03-17[36] 2015-04-10[37] Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
Ukraine starix Sergey Ischuk 2012-11-04[27] 2015-03-17[36] Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
Russia kibaken Anton Kolesnikov 2013-08-20[30] 2013-12-09[31] USSR Team USSR Team
Ukraine ceh9 Arseny Trynozhenko 2012-11-04[27] 2013-12-09[31]
Retired
Ukraine Edward Ioann Sukhariev 2012-11-04[27] 2013-07-19[29] Astana Dragons Astana Dragons
Ukraine markeloff Yegor Markelov 2012-11-04[27] 2013-07-18[28] Astana Dragons Astana Dragons
Temporary stand-ins
ID Name Replacing ID Name Tournament(s)
Ukraine starix  
Natus Vincere
Sergey Ischuk
Slovak Republic GuardiaN Ladislav Kovács DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 (Group Stage)
Adrenaline Open Cyber Cup - Showmatch
Slovakia STYKO  
NEophyte
Martin Styk
Slovak Republic GuardiaN Ladislav Kovács CEVO Season 7 Round Robin - Europe
Ukraine ceh9  
Natus Vincere
Arseny Trynozhenko
Ukraine Edward Ioann Sukhariev ESEA Season 16 Finals
Russia Dosia  
HellRaisers
Mihail Stolyarov
Ukraine Zeus Daniil Teslenko ESL Pro League: Winter 2014/15
Russia seized   Denis Kostin
Ukraine markeloff Yegor Markelov TECHLABS Cup 2013 Minsk Qualifier
Former Squad
ID Name Join Date Leave Date New Team
Ukraine Zeus Captain Daniil Teslenko 2009-12-18 2012-11-04 [27] Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
Ukraine markeloff Yegor Markelov 2009-12-18 2012-11-04 [27] Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
Ukraine ceh9 Arseny Trynozhenko 2009-12-18 2012-11-04 [27] Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
Ukraine Edward Ioann Sukhariev 2009-12-18 2012-11-04 [27] Natus Vincere Natus Vincere
Ukraine starix Sergey Ischuk 2009-12-18 2012-11-04 [27] Natus Vincere Natus Vincere

Organization[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Ukraine ZeroGravity Alexander Kokhanovskyy CEO
Ukraine Caff Igor Sidorenko Global Team Manager and Financial Director
Ukraine prb Oleg Bulavko Head of Online Marketing
Ukraine Xeo Andrey Yatsenko Marketing Manager
Ukraine laville Kirill Alexeev Sales Manager
Ukraine lulia Julia Kirda Office Manager
Germany Moose Moritz Zimmerman Head of Video Production
Ukraine Kondor Alexey Kondakov Art Director
Belarus Ugin Eugene Erofeev CSGO Team Manager
Ukraine Andi Andrey Prokhorov CSGO Analyst
Ukraine ceh9 Arseny Trynozhenko Streamer

Trivia[edit]

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2016-10-02 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL One: New York 2016 2 : 1 Virtus.pro $125,000
2016-04-17 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 0 : 2 Ninjas in Pyjamas $50,000
2016-04-03 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive MLG Major Championship: Columbus 0 : 2 Luminosity Gaming $150,000
2016-03-18 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter Pit League Season 2 - Finals 2 : 1 Astralis $40,000
2016-01-24 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive DreamHack Leipzig 2016 2 : 0 Luminosity Gaming $50,000
2015-12-13 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESL ESEA Pro League Season II - Finals 2 : 3 Fnatic $60,000
2015-11-22 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Intel Extreme Masters X - San Jose 2 : 0 Team SoloMid $56,250
2015-07-12 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Electronic Sports World Cup 2015 2 : 1 Cloud9 $30,000
2011-03-05 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike Intel Extreme Masters V 2 : 0 Frag eXecutors $35,000
2010-03-08 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike Intel Extreme Masters IV 2 : 0 Fnatic $50,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament

Gallery[edit]

Highlight videos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://podrobnosti.ua/internet/2010/04/27/682224.html
  2. http://www.cyberfight.ru/site/news/64945/
  3. http://cyberfight.ru/site/news/67384/
  4. http://www.cyberfight.ru/site/news/67799
  5. http://www.cyberfight.ru/site/news/68610/
  6. http://podrobnosti.ua/internet/2010/07/04/698167.html
  7. http://www.hltv.org/news/4677-navi-beat-sk-twice-to-win-eswc
  8. http://www.hltv.org/news/4744-navi-confirmed-for-gamegune
  9. http://www.cyberfight.ru/site/news/69252/
  10. http://cyber.sport.ua/news/99402
  11. http://cyberfight.ru/site/news/69438/
  12. http://watcher.com.ua/?p=6073
  13. http://www.wcg.com/6th/tournament/medal/tm_match_medal.asp
  14. http://cyberfight.ru/site/news/71659/
  15. http://www.hltv.org/news/5653-wemade-fox-win-wem-2010
  16. http://www.hltv.org/news/5775-navi-win-dreamhack-winter-2010
  17. http://gameinside.ua/news.php?id=13407
  18. http://cyberfight.ru/site/news/72794/
  19. 19.0 19.1 http://www.sk-gaming.com/team/2780-Natus_Vincere
  20. http://gameinside.ua/news.php?id=13410
  21. http://www.sk-gaming.com/content/32444-Natus_Vincere_do_the_double_beat_FX
  22. http://www.navi-gaming.com/news_show.php?news_id=6432
  23. MIRAA (2010-03-06). "Na´Vi are IEM4 World Champions". hltv.org.
  24. Pus (2010-11-28). "Na´Vi win DreamHack Winter 2010". hltv.org.
  25. GoMeZ (2011-03-05). "Na'Vi victorious at IEM5 WC". hltv.org.
  26. Nix0n (2012-01-22). "Na`Vi triumph over SK to win in Kiev". hltv.org.
  27. 27.00 27.01 27.02 27.03 27.04 27.05 27.06 27.07 27.08 27.09 27.10 MIRAA (2012-11-04). "Na´Vi to try out CS:GO". hltv.org.
  28. 28.0 28.1 MIRAA (2013-07-18). "markeloff leaves Na´Vi". hltv.org.
  29. 29.0 29.1 lurppis (2013-07-19). "Edward completes new CIS superteam". hltv.org.
  30. 30.0 30.1 30.2 lurppis (2013-08-20). "Na`Vi add seized and kibaken". hltv.org.
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 31.4 Striker (2013-12-09). "Na´Vi add GuardiaN, Edward". hltv.org.
  32. lurppis (2014-05-04). "Na`Vi beat NiP to win StarSeries IX". hltv.org.
  33. Striker (2014-07-06). "NiP win IronGaming". hltv.org.
  34. lurppis (2014-07-31). "Na`Vi beat NiP, remain Casekings". hltv.org.
  35. lurppis (2014-10-05). "Na`Vi win Game Show League Finals". hltv.org.
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 MIRAA (2015-03-17). "starix steps down in Na`Vi". hltv.org.
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 MIRAA (2015-04-10). "Na`Vi confirm flamie deal". hltv.org.
  38. MIRAA (2015-04-13). "Na`Vi win ESL Pro League over Titan". hltv.org.
  39. Striker (2015-06-21). "Na`Vi win SLTV StarSeries XIII Finals". hltv.org.
  40. Striker (2015-07-13). "Na`Vi win ESWC 2015 over Cloud9". hltv.org.
  41. 41.0 41.1 Andersen (2016-08-04). "s1mple joins Natus Vincere!". Natus Vincere.
  42. 42.0 42.1 alexkryvytskyy (2016-10-12). "Zeus - new captain of Gambit CS:GO". Gambit Gaming.
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 starix (2017-03-10). "Ребята всем привет, пришло время осветить ситуацию и рассказать вам, что все-таки происходит. " [Hello guys, it's time to cover the situation and explain what's going on.] (in Russia Russian).