Apr 07, 2021
Na’Vi’s CEO apologizes for messy situation surrounding replacement of GeneRaL on Dota 2 roster
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Natus Vincere came under fire for its recent decision to replace Viktor “GeneRaL” Nigrini with RAMZES on its Dota 2 roster ahead of the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit’s second season of regional leagues.© Provided by Dot Esports
Many players and personalities in the CIS region called the decision a “strong blow” to Na’Vi’s reputation and that of some of the players on the roster. In response, Na’Vi CEO Yevhen Zolotarov made a statement on the situation.
With the current roster, Na’Vi signed the full FlyToMoon roster on a trial basis and then made it official in December. The organization gave the players “complete freedom of action,” including the roster’s personnel, which, according to Zolotarov, is not how the organization tends to operate.
“This goes against the way we work with other disciplines, but our traditional centralized management approaches in Dota unfortunately didn’t work,” Zolotarov said. “I personally kept Dota squads from performing substitutions dozens of times, persuaded to give one or another player another chance, etc. In the end, it didn’t end well.”
The only reason things were handled this way is because Na’Vi has failed to maintain a strong and consistent roster in recent years and wanted to try a different approach.
Zolotarov said the players will explain why GeneRaL was replaced, but it had nothing to do with his level of play.
“He is definitely one of the best offlaners in the region and not only, and it is humanly unpleasant for me that everything happened like this,” Zolotarov said. “We still have a valid contract with him, and we are not going to break it.”
GeneRaL is able to freely sign with any team he wants to compete with, and Na’Vi are ready to cover part of the salary, according to Zolotarov.
In his own comments on the situation, GeneRaL said he thought it was a joke at first, but the team informed him that RAMZES wrote to the team and the other players wanted to play with him.
GeneRaL clarified that Bogdan “Iceberg” Vasilenko didn’t actively participate in the decision, saying that it was the team’s coach, Andrey “Mag” Chipenko, and the remaining players that kicked him. He also called out his team captain Andrii “ALWAYSWANNAFLY” Bondarenko, because he broke his word that none of the players would be kicked from the roster during the season.
“Before signing contracts with Na’Vi, we all gave our word that we would not kick anyone, no matter what the contract is,” GeneRaL said. “We are 100 percent playing at The International this season together, and no one is kicking anyone. ALWAYSWANNAFLY was the first to shout if someone was kicked. Guess they didn’t keep their word.”
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Inside Man Utd’s amazing £400k team bus that has suede seats, 45 individual TVs, ovens, fridges and coffee machines
WHEN their bus is THIS good, no wonder they're happy to travel in it.
The likes of Paul Pogba, Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire love to live the plush life off the pitch.14 Man United's pampered stars have their own super luxurious team bus 14 A graphic shows the luxurious features the Van Hool TDX27 ASTROMEGA bus has
And when you play for Man United, you can be assured that when you step on the pitch all efforts are made to ensure their top talents are well catered when they're on club duty.
That's why bigwigs at the Red Devils forked out around £400k on a Van Hool TDX27 ASTROMEGA bus they had custom-built by the Belgium company.
The bus, which famously came under siege in 2016 by irate West Ham fans before a game at Upton Park, boasts a number of features that'll keep even the most idle footballers entertained.
Size-wise, it's quite gargantuan. Standing 13ft high, 46.27 feet long and 8.36 feet wide, the super bus cuts an imposing sight.Latest football featuresAd FabNike's best football ads, featuring Rooney in a caravan and Brazil at an airportshowboatersUltimate guide to football's best skills and players that invented themviss-ionaryAbramovich's personal superscout Piet de Visser reveals his secret player codeSTAR FISHMan Utd kid Fish, 18, is natural leader & commanding centre backcrowning gloryRonaldo, Bale and Coutinho before and after expensive dental makeoversFLUMIN GREATArsenal target Matheus Martinelli is a playmaker like Chelsea star JorginhoTRAILBLAZERDingley is first female academy boss and favourite for Forest Green Rovers jobTIM VICKERYReal star Vinicius Jr starred against Liverpool, but has to be more consistent 14 Man United's bosses splashed £400k on a custom-made Van Hool coachCredit: Eavesway Travel 14 Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford and Ander Herrara travel in style on the Van Hool TDX27 ASTROMEGA 14 Paul Pogba takes his Mate tea with him on his coach journeysCredit: Getty - Contributor
Built on two levels, the upper deck can seat 29 footballers and the lower deck holds nine.
They sit on upholstered, luxury ecological microfibre Dinamica suede seats, which are made in Italy.
On board there are 24 Blaupunkt TV monitors, most can be found in the seat backs, while others hang overhead.
The players have the option of watching Netflix, DVDs and the TVs are hooked up to Sky.14 The downstairs level boasts seating for more team players and managementCredit: vanhool.be 14 Man United's Van Hool TDX27 ASTROMEGA is 13ft high, 46.27 feet long and 8.36 feet wideCredit: Eavesway Travel 14 Players like David de Gea, Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic have the option of kicking back and watching Netflix, DVDs or Sky on TVs built into the seats or overheadCredit: Instagram / @paulpogba
Alternatively, the bus has its own WiFi internet access, so Pogba and Co. can just listen to their Spotify instead.
And if the players get peckish, they have plenty of options for making food.
In the lower deck, there's a kitchen fitted with two NEFF hot air ovens worth £770 each, a Panasonic microwave worth £630 and a Kenco single self-serve coffee machine costing £540.
Also in the kitchen is a refrigerator, sink and taps, a hot water boiler-tap, as well as a coffee percolator and other catering basics.14 United's team bus was attacked when it made it's way to Upton Park for the last game at West Ham's stadiumCredit: Reuters 14 Man United's Pogba loves sharing his coach journeys on social mediaCredit: Instagram / @paulpogba 14 Juan Mata and former Red Devil Wayne Rooney pose look comfortable on board their team bus
Either side of their seats are shatterproof double-glazed windows, handy for stray bottles that could be thrown as they arrive at away grounds around the country.
Incidentally, the outside tinted window pane is made of glass, which is why it appeared shattered on that 2016 trip to East London.
Finally, the bathroom is done aeroplane-style, there's a small toilet and a washroom area.
And while it's not quite as plush as the rest of the bus, it's still worthy of a Champions League team.Most read in footballUP NORTHMan Utd vs Burnley: Live stream, TV channel, team news and kick-off timeARSENAL VS FULHAMAll the info as survival-chasing Cottagers head to the EmiratesLive BlogBILBAO 0 BARCELONA 4Messi, Griezmann & De Jong goals see Barca ease to Copa del Rey winVideoBILBAO 0 BARCA 4Watch Messi magic as he finishes epic team move to win Copa del Rey gloryExclusiveWAYNE'S HAVANA LAUGHWayne Rooney building luxury whisky and cigar room in his £20m mansionLive BlogCHELSEA 1 MAN CITY 0Ziyech sends Blues to FA Cup final and KOs Pep's quadruple dreamsPicturedCRANALDORonaldo has new bed delivered in by CRANE as he overhauls £6m Lisbon penthousesmall yoursWho is Chris Smalling's wife Sam? 14 There are 38 plush Italian-made ecological microfibre Dinamica suede seats on United's busCredit: Eavesway Travel 14 United's team bus reportedly suffered £1,200 worth of damage in the West Ham attackCredit: - 14 Jesse Lingard reacts to coming under attack at Upton ParkCredit: Instagram
Right before United took the pitch at Upton Park in 2016, the players and management felt the force of fans pelting their coach with bottles as they drove along nearby Green Street.
It was West Ham's last game at the Boleyn Ground, so they clearly wanted to give themselves a memento.
Jesse Lingard shared video on social media of the players taking cover as they came under attack.
However, the bus stood firm, a couple of smashed windows later, and suffered a reported £1,200 worth of damage. That's what £400k gets you.Inside the Man Utd bus as it is attacked