Touted as one of the worlds premier eSports organizations, Natus Vincere (Na’Vi) has announced that they will be returning to League of Legends after a brief stint in 2012.
Na’ViÂ will begin it’s search for a roster from the top down, opting to approach the process from a traditional sports perspective. From the announcement:
We will use the experience of traditional sports: first employ managers and then form ourÂ League of Legends team, using their recommendations. The more eSports evolves, the more it approaches the rules and principles of traditional sports. We sincerely hope that our decision to go down this traditional path is a step in the right direction.
In a couple of days we will publish an announcement with the details concerning the vacancy ofÂ League of LegendsÂ head coach, so follow the updates on our website. You are most welcome to send your CV, especially if you consider yourself a competent professional, capable of accomplishing all important tasks of this position!
Na’Vi CEOÂ AlexanderÂ “ZeroGravity“Â Kokhanovsky had this to say:
eSports does not stand still, and we also move forward. I am sure that this innovation will prove how effective the sports approach can be for the formation of the League of Legends team.
While Na’Vi is based in the Ukraine, there is no guarantee the team will be. In 2012, Na’Vi competed inÂ Korea’s OGN The Champions before falling to 11th place. With the 2016 Spring Season already locked in, Natus VincereÂ may look to enter the LCS through purchasing of the Dignitas EU roster, who recently qualified for the 2016 European LCS. As Dignitas already has a team in the NA LCS, one of the two must be sold before the start of the season.
NoL will continue to provide updates as further details become available .
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