Sdy Won't Remain in NAVI: According to Rumors, the Club Will Replace Him With a Young Talent From Junior

Sdy Won't Remain in NAVI: According to Rumors, the Club Will Replace Him With a Young Talent From Junior

OverDrive talked about a possible replacement for Natus Vincere.

Viktor sdy Orujev won't stay at NAVI even until the end of 2022. According to rumours, the club is not considering signing a long-term contract with the player. Instead, Andrii nipl Kuharskyi can replace him in the leading team.

Information about the exclusion of sdy from NAVI was reported by the insider Alexey OverDrive Biryukov. His full message is below:

Sdy is most likely leaving NAVI! Probably, he will be replaced by nipl from the academy. This can happen after the BLAST tournaments, or it can happen now.
Alexey OverDrive Biryukov

What Is Sdy's Status?

It is necessary to tell about the status of sdy in Natus Vincere after such news. After all, the Ukrainian has been on probation for almost five months and has not received the status of a full-fledged player. The last time NAVI wrote about the sdy's status was in August. The club's press service reported that he will remain in the team until the end of IEM Rio Major 2022, and then the team will decide about the player.

Sdy never became a full-fledged NAVI player
Sdy never became a full-fledged NAVI player

Sdy has not commented on his status in the team for a long time, which also says a lot. For example, Arseniy ceh9 Trinozhenko said that the player's fate depended on the result of the IEM Rio Major 2022. At this tournament, NAVI took 5-8th place, which does not correspond to the players' ambitions. This is probably considered a failure. Therefore, the exclusion of sdy from the team can be a natural result.

How Did Sdy Show Himself in NAVI?

At the same time, the player did not show an incredible performance either. The player won one tournament with NAVI - the BLAST Premier Spring Final. Sdy is known for some particular bright moments. But on closer inspection, it becomes clear that the Ukrainian shows a mediocre game, which is not enough for the tier-1 team. The average rating of 5.7 is a bad result, considering that sdy fails precisely in important matches.

Sdy's statistics
Sdy's statistics

Who Will Replace Sdy?

But who will replace sdy? OverDrive announced that the new NAVI player would be nipl from NAVI Junior. We already wrote about this option two months ago, but what makes a young player so good? Nipl has outgrown the academy. The Ukrainian rifler shines in every match, and his average rating is simply incredible - 6.9. Nipl is clearly ready for the tier-1 scene, but what about the other candidates?

Nipl's statistics
Nipl's statistics

Not only OverDrive reported the departure of sdy. James Banks, an English-speaking analyst and presenter close to NAVI, also said that the Ukrainian was about to leave the team, but Abay Hobbit Khasenov from Cloud9 may replace him. Hobbit is a good option for NAVI. Despite his age, the player from Kazakhstan still successfully performs on the pro scene and regularly proves his high level. His average rating is 6.3.

Hobbit's statistics
Hobbit's statistics

Also, NAVI still has Danyil headtr1ck Valitov, who has been on transfer since September. The player is also ready for the tier-1 scene. This is proved by his average rating, which is 7. However, the option is not so likely, since headtr1ck plays the role of a sniper, which has been occupied in NAVI for a long time.

Headtr1ck's statistics
Headtr1ck's statistics

When Will NAVI Play?

With an updated lineup or not, you can see NAVI very soon. The Ukrainian club will begin its performance at the BLAST Premier Fall Final on November 23. Detailed information about the first match can be found on the tournament page.