Natus Vincere has picked up an all-CIS League of Legends team, in addition to their EU Challenger Series team.
According to a Na`Vi press release, fans of the organization were upset that their League of Legends team was not made up of Russian-speaking players. As such, the organization has signed the team previously known as Dolphins, a CIS-based squad that finished second in the SLTV StarSeries Summer Split 2015.
This new CIS team is separate from the EU CS roster that Na`Vi announced earlier this month.
"I am really happy to extend League of Legends within Natus Vincere to a second team with the clear goal to become a steady force within the CIS region while participating in a regional league in the 2016 Season," team manager Hans Christian "Liq" Dürr said in the press release.
"Na`Vi's roots are in the CIS and I'm excited that we'll be able to help the growth of LoL in that region."
Na`Vi's CIS roster is as follows:
- Simon "Zvene" Svensson
- Ilya "Lasagna" Melkumov
- Saulius "Saulius" Lukosius
- Egor "VincentVega" Medvedev
- Arthur "skash" Ermolaev
- Kirill "Aoi Haru" Kolupaev (sub)