NAVI press release on the conflict in Ukraine and the future of the organization


Natus Vincere released a statement Friday on the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, where the esports organization is based, and the future of its teams and employees. NAVI has already issued statements about its position on the dispute, like many other organizations based in the Commonwealth of Independent States, and has also cut ties with companies and sponsors linked to it. funding the Russian invasion.

“NAVI is a Ukrainian club founded in 2009 in Kiev. More than 90% of our employees are now in Ukraine and will not leave the country,” the statement said. “We take people out of the most dangerous areas and help them find accommodation. On our cars, volunteers daily deliver humanitarian aid around Kyiv and the region, and all NAVI clothes are distributed to people who spend the second week in cold bomb shelters, to children in hospitals and orphanages.

The organization also said it will resume normal esports work, such as covering matches and interacting on social media, when possible “under the given circumstances”.

The esports club also thanked its brand partners, tournament organizers BLAST and ESL as well as several other esports organizations that showed their support for Ukraine.

They also said they hope to launch projects for Ukraine in March.

The future of NAV

The organization said it will still be able to pay staff and players, but will need to revise its policies in the future, which could lead to changes in squads. The Ukraine-based company said its brand partners have continued to fulfill their obligations so players and staff can continue to be paid.

“We believe that when the war is over, we will return to our office and together we will continue to develop NAVI,” the statement said.

The organizations’ esports teams are still actively competing across multiple titles.

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