will replace offlaner Viktor "GeneRaL" Nigrini
with Roman "RAMZES666" Kushnarev.
This is the first significant roster change following The Singapore Major’s conclusion. This is Navi’s first roster swap since reforming last December. The team achieved significant success with GeneraL in the offlane, placing 2nd at ESL One Germany 2020 and earning $80,000. He is currently looking for a new team before the second 2021 Dota Pro Circuit season.
The Russian player was originally slated to substitute for Iceberg at The Singapore Major. The organization withdrew after Ramzes boarded his flight to the Hotel Fairmont. Ramzes also announced his search by Tweet on April 2nd.
While widely known for his stellar Position 1 play, his move to the offlane has been largely successful. Ramzes ended his five-month stint on Evil Geniuses near the start of the pandemic. Their roster performed very well across only three LAN events, earning $282,000 despite losing 2-3 to Team Secret
in the grand finals of The Leipzig Major.
The varying schedules of the second 2021 DPC season puts pressure on teams to make roster changes quickly. Some regions like North and South America have already concluded their Lower Division open qualifiers. News of other roster changes should emerge in the coming days. Teams can drop squad members until the April 6 deadline at noon PDT. New players can be registered until noon PDT, April 12.