Following an impressive second place finish at the recent VALORANT CIS Challengers and the qualification for the EMEA Playoffs, the roster of No Pressure has been officially signed by Na’Vi.
After having previously announced Kirill “Cloud” Nehozhin as their first player, the Ukranian organization Natus Vincere has announced this Friday its complete line-up. This marks their first roster in Riot’s first-person shooter.
Alongside Cloud, Natus Vincere will boast Russian sensation Denis “dinkzj” Tkachev, former Fortnite talent Artur “7ssk7” Kiurshyn, ex-Warface pro Mikhail “Duno” Fokin and tie it all up with Vladyslav “arch” Svistov.
Belarusian coach Dmitry “SmartSeven” Smartselov will be managing this CIS powerhouse, with German commentator Nick “Dracon” Andreev taking over the analyst role after working as talent for multiple VALORANT tournaments.
Playing under the moniker of No Pressure, this squad sent its first shockwave to the world of competitive VALORANT at the CIS Challengers.
In their deep run at the event, the squad only experienced defeated at the hands of regional champions Gambit, they secured a second place finish, with some impressive victories, including a 7ssk7 masterclass that obliterated ForZe on a 3-0 series.
Na’Vi VALORANT might have a tough task ahead with the EMEA playoffs, given the level of play we saw at the European Challengers, but with a large brand behind them and some talented players, some upsets could be all it takes to reach Berlin.
They will have a long time to prepare, as the EMEA Playoffs are only bound for 12th of August, with the second set of Challengers events in the third stage of the VALORANT Champions Tour starting next week to determine the last few seats at that event.