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SoNNeikO benched from NaVi's Dota 2 roster

The team is looking to change things up after a series of poor results following The International.

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Esports team Natus Vincere has announced that Akbar 'SoNNeikO' Butaev has been benched from their Dota 2 squad, and they're looking for replacements for the future as Bakyt 'W_Zayac' Emilzhanov becomes the captain.

"Right after TI has concluded, the problems in interactions between the captain and some players became clear. We have discussed it and made a joint decision to keep the backbone of the team and work on those problems. It seemed that after Pasha's arrival everything has settled, and pre-qualifier bootcamp was going rather productively," said CEO Yevhen Zolotarov.

"Nonetheless, the first difficulties in the official matches sparked the same personal conflicts that we were going to leave in the past, and everything came crashing down like a house of cards. As a result, we didn't qualify for the Minor, let alone the Major."

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