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Natus Vincere (Navi) was the first winner of the international 2011 defeating Ehome with a score of 3-1 after that they continued to be one of the most feared teams in the Dota 2 Scene. but as the time went on the team started going down and down due to which they were unable to qualify for the last three T.I.
The Ukraine organization needed to make some radical changes and it came in the form of Dendi leaving the team in September 2018 after eight years.
After Dendi leaving the new team comprised of Vladislav “Crystallize” Krystanek, Idan “MagicaL” Vardanian, Evgeniy “Blizzy” Ree, Evgeniy “Chuvash” Makarov, Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev, and Andrey “Mag” Chipenk as Coach.
With new spirit, the team ventured into new tournaments but it did not go well. the team was defeated in many DPC major and minor. later down the road Evgeniy “Chuvash” Makarov was replaced with Bakyt “Zayac” Emilzhanov.
Fornutaently for Navi there were not many top-level teams in CIS region and so they were invited in the closed regional qualifier for TI9.
It was a massive struggle but Navi managed to pull themselves out with a 4-3 score in the group stage. you can know about there matches below.
in the main qualifier, they first faced Vega Squadron one of the best team in the CIS Region which many expected to be the team which will qualify. despite a tight fight, Navi lost to Vega 2-1.
Then Navi faced Empire in the lower bracket losing here would mean elimination but they took down empire with the score of 2:1
The third series in the qualifier was again against Vega who was reeling from there lose against Vega which has clearly shooked them. Navi played to their strength and defeated Vega with a 2-1 Score.
The final series of the qualifier was against Win strike were Navi played their best game in the season with Magicaldota destroying Wstrike with his sniper and securing their position in TI 9.
— Natus Vincere (@natusvincere) July 10, 2019