Popular Ukranian e-Sports organization Natus Vincere has announced that it will be disbanding its current DOTA 2 squad. The Na’Vi team has been a wildly successful one since 2010, winning the first DOTA 2 International tournament and finishing second in the next two, but has undergone setbacks in recent months. Over the past year, the team has shuffled its roster several times, including repeatedly changing their captain, in an effort to reverse their sliding fortunes. At The International 5 in August, Na’Vi did not receive a direct invite to the tournament, and although they earned an spot through regional qualifiers, the team finished in the bottom rank of the 16 teams competing. Recently, Na’Vi failed to qualify for the upcoming Frankfurt Major, and have not, in fact, qualified for any major tournaments in the months since The International.
The Na’Vi organization has said that they will be assembling a new team, with an official announcement expected in the next week. In the meantime, the former members of Na’Vi will look to catch on with new teams. Notably, All-Star mid player Danil “Dendi” Ishutin, who was one of the subjects of Valve’s Free To Play documentary, had been a member of Na’Vi since its inception, and is one of the most popular players in professional DOTA 2, should be in high demand by several other teams once their rosters are unlocked after Frankfurt.