Petr1k spoke about the candidates to replace Russian players in NAVI.
Analyst Alexander “Petr1k” Petrik in the podcast of Vitaly “V1lat” Volochay considered replacement candidates for Russian players in NAVI.
“Yekindar is a great replacement for Electronics. Anyway, he is worse than Elektronik – we understand that [на стороне Элека] and experience, and synergy, and even individual level and stability. Nevertheless, if you are talking about the most painless replacement option for NAVI, where we change two players – Electronics and Bumych – in theory, there is simply no better option than Yekindar. And Marek needs to be saved from this Russian captivity, because he is definitely not to blame for anything there.
[…] Yekindar is obviously the best option. Headtr1ck – too, but I think he may not be fully ready to play at the tier-1 level yet. But there is no better option at the NAVI Junior Academy now.
There is also a guy like Fear. He was the captain of NAVI Junior, he was put up for transfer at the end of last year, but now that all the Russians from NAVI Junior have been kicked out, Fear has returned to the main squad again. He was developed specifically as a captain, and I’m sure he spent a lot of time developing captain skills. Probably, replacing Bumych in position is the best option, but I can’t imagine how Fear will come from the academy and everything will work right away. They have a frenetic process ahead of them.
There is Somedieyoung, if you take someone from the experienced. In terms of positions, in theory he can replace Bumych, but he cannot be a captain. Sdy is not an option to replace Elektronik because he is a slightly different player. But he is a Ukrainian with international experience, and he can be considered. But I don’t think that NAVI will look towards Sdy. They already had a million chances to sign it, and for some reason they never signed it.
[Из других украинцев ]There is Woro2k and W0nderful – 2 snipers, and it’s a bit inconsistent with Simple on the same team, except that Simple will become the captain, but this is already such a wild story.
Painlessly replace the Russians, unfortunately, now NAVI will not be able to. 100%, when these replacements take place, NAVI will lose their level. They will not fall out of the top 10, but the results will be worse than now, that’s 100%.
I would not reject the option with the international composition of NAVI. This opens up many more options for them, including advertising, including from the point of view of the players. Find free agents on the world stage or buy out some players that Simple wants, with whom Blade and Bat will be comfortable playing. There are many more such players. But then there is the problem of language. For Simpl, this is not a problem, I don’t know what Valera’s English is – I think it’s a basic level. And this will be a new challenge. But also new opportunities,” concluded Petrik.
Earlier, Petr1k admitted that NAVI would have to naturalize the Russians in the roster, or say goodbye to them.
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