Lebron to replace SoNNeikO in Na Vi
After very unexpected announcements about trade with Virtus.pro, swaping Vladimir "RodjER" Nikogosyan for Ilya "Lil" Ilyuk and droping Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev , Na`Vi have announced today that Nikola "LeBron" Popovic will join team.
Are you ready to hear the announcement of our #5 position support?? Yes?? Sure?? OK! 😉
(Drum roll) ... @LeBronDoTa is our new teammate! WELCOME!
Know more: https://t.co/xXl2QyDdJB …#dota2 pic.twitter.com/csrZwRqjWr
— Natus Vincere (@natusvincere) February 5, 2018
Yevhen Zolotarov — Natus Vincere CEO:
“I am amazed by the persistence and motivation of LeBron. Detailed comments regarding the choice of LeBron will come during the bootcamp. Good luck to us all!”
Nikola “LeBron” Popović:
“Finally this day has come, my dreams have come true! I was playing dota for a while, but the first tournament I watched was TI1, and I felt in love with NAVI. I have never heard of them before, or about any other pro players before TI, for that matter. After watching how NAVI dominated and won the tournament with so much passion I became a huge fan and I dreamt of playing with them. Even though this dream seemed unrealistic at the time, I was still hoping that I can make it. It doesn't matter how old you are — if you are working hard and commit everything you can, I am sure you can make the dreams come true! As a big fan of NAVI I know what fans expect and that's being back on top, and I can assure you that we will try our best to make it happen! I want to thank the organization and the players for believing in me.”
(statements from official Na`Vi site)
LeBron has played before in teams like Double Dimension, Elements Pro Gaming, Spider Pigz and Team Doggie. He also has played as substitution for Na`Vi in GESC: Indonesia Dota2 Minor qualifiers instead of SoNNeikO, when Na`Vi have defeated Team Spirit in grand finals 3:2.