Jake Tucker . Business . Monday 31st July 2017 . 11:01
Natus Vincere G2A, better known to fans as Na’Vi, have expanded into Quake Champions, picking up Russian Quake pro Anton ‘Cooller’ Singov.
Singov is a renowned Quake champion, with multiple international wins and over $300,000 in prize money accumulated over his career. He’s also a well known Overwatch personality, where he won the Dreamhack Winter 2016 tournament while playing on the International Misfits team.
Singov’s first time in a Na’Vi jersey will see him competing in the MediaMarkt duel tournament, with a prize pool of 300,000 rubles (around $5,000USD) that is planned to take place at Moscow’s Aviapark Mall.
Na’Vi’s CEO Yevhen Zolotarov said in a statement: “"We’ve been keeping an eye on Quake Champions for several months already and, after weighing up all the pros and cons, have finally decided to expand into it. As for the player choice, we had an easy time picking the right person, as Cooller is a true champion, a born-to-win player. Welcome to our esports family!"
Singov added: "Natus Vincere is a special organization to me. Since their formation, we have often bumped into each other at different IEM and DH championships and reached finals of the majority of those. It was then when we got closer with Na`Vi’s CS players in terms of mutual support and morale. While playing important matches in quarterfinals, semis and finals, I always knew that Edward, markeloff, Zeus, starix, ZeroGravity and ceh9 were supporting us from behind. Na`Vi is something that’s close to my heart.
“I would like to thank Na`Vi’s management for giving me the opportunity to join such a great organization. Despite tough times, it is still on top and I hope I will be able to contribute to its further development.”
“I believe that Quake Champions will evolve into a solid professional esports title which will be well worth spending time on. Let’s go!”
Quake Champions hasn’t yet launched.