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Funn1k leaves Na'Vi

Artem Uarabei

Natus Vincere has just announced the departure of their long-term offlaner Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov. The Ukrainian states that he will be inactive for a while, whereas Na'Vi has not found a replacement yet.

Not even a week after their DAC journey has finished, Natus Vincere has to announce a roster change. Long-term offlaner Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov has departed from the team, stating that he is "going to be inactive for some time and resolve my own problems" for now. The orgnization has not announced a replacement yet.

The news comes as a surprise, following the team's strong performance during the Dota 2 Asia Championships. Multiple potential players are rumored as Funn1k's replacement, more importantly however, it could be the beginning of a shuffle in the CIS scene, who has thus far been almost dormant in regards to roster changes.

Funn1k joined Na'Vi in early 2013, following a dominating streak with Team Empire. He replaced LighTofHeaveN and together with KuroKy, Na'Vi went on to place 2nd in the following TI. The squad could not live up to its hype following the conclusion of TI4, but they became much stronger during the DAC. 

Na'Vi roster:
Ukraine Danil 'Dendi' Ishutin
Ukraine Alexander 'Xboct' Dashkevich
Russia Ivan 'Vanskor' Skorokhod
Ukraine Artur 'Goblak' Kostenko