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Media: NAVI consider buster as new fifth, electronic to IGL

Wow! What a turn of events...

According to Dexerto and Luís Mira, the CIS giants from NAVI have set their sights on Timur “buster” Tulepov as a potential replacement for the newly-benched Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov.

However, a transfer will only be possible if buster is being released from his contract with Virtus.pro due to NAVI being “unwilling to conduct business with the Russian organization [VP]”, NAVI COO Alexey “xaoc” Kucherov has said to Dexerto.

A new IGL in town?

In addition to the alleged interest in buster, the article also touches on the problematic in-game leader situation on NAVI following the departure of Boombl4. Here Kucherov (NAVI COO) explains that NAVI “is seriously considering the possibility of electroNic taking over as in-game leader”.

electronic (in focus) together with his long-standing NAVI companion Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev

Potential NAVI lineup:

Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev

Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov

Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy

Valeriy "⁠b1t⁠" Vakhovskiy

Timur “buster” Tulepov

Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy (coach)

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