Natus Vincere introduces first player on Valorant roster
Natus Vincere, the organization known for its success in CS:GO, has finally entered the professional Valorant scene. The organization announced Kirill “Cloud” Nekhozin as the first player on the roster.
Cloud has already made a name for himself in the Valorant pro scene and previously played on the CrowCrowd and HONK rosters. He has earned almost $5,000 in prize money and appeared in two VCT 2021: CIS Challengers events. He helped CrowCrowd qualify for VCT CIS Masters Stage One, but forZe eliminated the team in the semifinals.
“I’m honored to be a part of NAVI and incredibly happy to get this chance! I’m willing to work even harder now,” Cloud said. “I know that many fans are rooting with all their hearts and I would like to give something back! I have been given the opportunity to prove that I am a VALORANT player for a reason. I will do my absolute best.
Na’Vi already has a list of potential candidates to fill the rest of the roster, but the organization is open to other options. These slots are only available to players who previously competed in a Challengers or Masters tournament, however.
“VALORANT has developed greatly in the world since its launch,” Na’Vi COO Aleksey “xaoc” Kucherov said. “Although the discipline is still at an early stage in the CIS, things are looking promising. Therefore we want to develop the game in our region. Our goal is to bring as many top-ranked players to the world championships as possible.”
Natus Vincere is a massive organization that has yet to jump into the world of Valorant. This new roster might be the first step in another org making it into the top echelon of international competition.
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