Natus Vincere are yet to have announced a permanent solution for their fifth and final member of the roster. After benching "Boombl4" a spot within the already impressive NaVi roster was left open. Filling the shoes of "Boombl4", at least for now, is the Ukrainian rifler Viktor "sdy" Orudzhev. The 25-year-old player played with NaVi at the recent BLAST Premier Spring Final 2022 event, a performance that can only be said to be succesfull seeing that NaVi won the entire tournament with "sdy" as a part of the roster. It has now been confirmed that "sdy" will also be playing for NaVi at the upcoming IEM Cologne event.
Having received praise from the perhaps greatest player of all time, and for now, also teammate, "s1mple", NaVi seem in no rush of getting a new fifth member to their roster. Whether or not he will remain in the NaVi ranks after IEM Cologne is, of course, unknown. However, if he puts up yet another great performance and NaVi goes ahead and wins the entire event, it is safe to assume that his position within the roster could very well become of a more permanent character than it is at the moment.
The current NaVi roster, going into the IEM Cologne event, looks as follows:
Viktor "sdy" Orudzhev
Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
Valeriy "b1t" Vakhovskiy
Denis "electroNic" Sharipov
Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskiy