Nachdem vor wenigen Tagen InGame-Leader Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko sein Karriereende und Ausstieg aus Natus Vincere bekannt gegeben hat geht nun auch der Coach des Teams, Mykhailo ‚Kane‘ Blagin, seinen Abgang angekündigt. Kane kam zusammen mit Zeus nach dem Sieg des PGL Major Krakau 2017 zu Natus Vincere, da er ein enger Freund des InGame-Leader Zeus war.
Statement Mykhailo ‚Kane‘ Blagin
Hello, all NAVI fans and people who care about Counter-Strike. Every road has its start and finish — and so my path in the team has come to its end.
I would like to express my gratitude, first of all, to the fans of ours: I felt your support throughout 2 years — a big and sincere thank! I am sad to part ways with the guys who became a part of my life, but such is the work of a coach.
I have to admit 2019 wasn’t the most successful in terms of results. Unfortunately, the main goal — winning a Major — remained unfulfilled. I will keep the memories of 2018, which I consider a successful year, and will be glad that some of the cups in NAVI museum are there in part due to my work.
I want to wish the fans to keep calm, the backbone of the team is young guys, and their path is still ahead of them. I am sure the next Major will see the squad fighting for the win. I will be happy to see everyone in Moscow at my last tournament in NAVI uniform.
Statement Andrew 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy – Esport Direktor NaVi
This is a tough moment for NAVI: earlier, a legendary captain announced his retirement, and now the coach will leave as well — those are, basically, cruсial elements of any team. During his work period, Kane had his ups and downs, but ultimately, Mykhailo didn’t decisively complete the tasks laid out.
Kane and Zeus were meticulously building our game. Almost everything depended on them, the development of the team and its results were on their shoulders. We are greatly grateful for that contribution.
We are not afraid of the big changes: we will turn this page with full confidence, there is a new epoch of CS:GO Natus Vincere team waiting for us. Stay tuned for more news after BLAST Pro Series: Moscow 2019!
— Natus Vincere (@natusvincere) 11. September 2019