Natus Vincere Enter Rocket League, Acquiring Fadeaway Roster
Natus Vincere (Na'Vi) has joined a vastly growing list of Tier 1 organisations that have entered Rocket League, as they join the race for European supremacy in yet another title.
Na'Vi join the likes of FaZe Clan, Evil Geniuses, PWR, and Karmine Corp who have all joined Rocket League esports in 2021, as they acquire the Fadeaway roster that kickstarted their RLCS 2021-22 Season venture with three consecutive wins.
The roster of Lorenzo "Dead-Monster" Tongiorgi, Luis "LuiisP" Puente Peña, and Maik "Tigreee" Hoffmann, will join coach Simon "s1moN" Bicking and manager Vlad "TheVs" Moroz as the official Na'Vi roster that will compete in the eleventh season of Rocket League esports.
The now-ex-Fadeaway roster enjoyed a decent RLCS X season, as a developing roster breaking out from the so-called "bubble scene". A fifth to eighth finish in the Fall Regional 2 was the highlight of their season, although the addition of former Wolves Esports Spaniard LuiisP will likely add an attractive spark to their lineup, that was evidently missing, to push them even further.
New to the roster, LuiisP said: "I've always liked NAVI's CSGO team and NAVI in general, and this opportunity to represent such an important club is an honour. I'll try my best and I'm sure we'll achieve great things together."
Recently, it surfaced that Fadeaway's most experienced player in Tigreee turned down opportunities to play for another unnamed organisation that was willing to pay a "decent salary", but refused the opportunity to stay loyal to his roster and continue the search for an organisation together - a pledge that has now paid off tenfold, signing for one of Europe's most prestigious organisations.
Upon signing, Tigreee also said: "Joining such a legendary brand as NAVI and introducing them into Rocket League is something I always dreamed of. Feeling super thankful to have this opportunity, and I will give everything in my power to make this count!"
Natus Vincere will now kick off their debut in Rocket League esports with an opening fixture against Team Queso, as the roster attempts to work through the Swiss format to make the first Regional playoffs of the season.