Electronic joins NaVi - seized to FlipSid3 on loan

Electronic joins NaVi - seized to FlipSid3 on loan

NaVi and FlipSid3 announced some changes in their CS:GO rosters. Electronic signed a contract with the Ukrainian team, while seized has been loaned to the American one.

With two concurrent announcements the two organizations revealed their rosters' changes, confirming the rumours leaked in the past weeks.

A month ago, seized asked to step down from the active roster and was temporarily replaced by Aleksey "1uke" Zimin.

In today’s statement, the Russian player thanked the team for all the great time together, but also explained that this change was necessary because the atmosphere within the team wasn’t very productive anymore.

FlipSid3 Tactics have been reluctant to lose a talented player such as electronic, but in the end they resolved to grant his wish.

This move is based in no small part on electronic’s interest to play for Natus Vincere.  While we were hesitant to see him go, we are so happy to have been the place to nurture his talent and help take his game to the next level.

We wish electronic and Natus Vincere the best of luck, and look forward to seeing them in competition soon.
— FlipSid3
Those were the hardest transfer negotiations in my career, and I am glad we reached an agreement. I believe electronic will help the team come back to the world arena, and the fans will enjoy his games.

Also, I want to wish good luck to seized, who was a faithful part of NaVi for 4 years. You were always a professional and loyal player, which is something rare these days. Thank you, Dan.
— Yevhen Zolotarov - Natus Vincere CEO

Natus Vincere’s roster

  • Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko

  • Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev

  • Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev

  • Egor "flamie" Vasilyev

  • Denis "electronic" Sharipov

  • Mikhaylo "Kane" Blagin (coach)

Denis "seized" Kostin is still under contract with NaVi until the end of the year, but meanwhile he will play on loan for FlipSid3.

He agreed to compete under their flag in the qualifier for ELEAGUE Major Boston, and eventually also during the Major in January.

Joining our ranks is a long standing and decorated talent in the region, Denis “seized” Kostin.  On loan to us from Natus Vincere until the end of December, we are excited to see him perform here at FlipSid3.  

Seized has also agreed to represent FlipSid3 through the ELEAGUE major in January. We are very excited to see him bring his unique experience and abilities to FlipSid3.
— FlipSid3
It’s nice to have opportunity to play the major quals, I’ll do my best to help these guys make it to the major and play some good cs.
— Denis “seized” Kostin

FlipSid3 Tactics’ roster

  • Andrey "B1ad3" Gorodenskiy

  • Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin

  • Yegor "markeloff" Markelov

  • Jan "wayLander" Rahkonen

  • Denis "seized" Kostin (loan)


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Vincenzo is an esports writer with five years of experience. Former head editor for Natus Vincere, he has produced content for DreamHack, FACEIT, DOTAFire, 2P, and more. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.