This just came in as Natus Vincere and FaZe released an announcement, regarding “GuardiaN” Kovács being transferred to the United States based organization, FAZE in which he will take role of AWPer in place of Aleksi “allu” Jalli.
On Friday, Natus Vincere released Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács and Denis “seized” Kostin from the active roster, making them free-agent being available for the offers from other teams.
The Slovakian’s new team has now been revealed, as he makes a move to FaZe, who have had great success leading up to the PGL Major Krakow, but then went out in groups in Poland following a 0-3 record in the Swiss format.
After various talks between the two organisations, GuardiaN was bought out of his contract with Natus Vincere for an undisclosed fee for whom Aleksi “allu” Jalli left the active roster to make room for the new addition, after having been part of the team since August last year when he replaced Ricardo “fox” Pacheco in the squad.
Allu with the whole year with FAZE CLAN, the team grabbed three top fours at big events, as well as three runner-up finishes and the organization’s first title at StarSeries Season 3 Finals earlier this year.
allu will be the part of the organization until he finds a new team, FaZe’s announcement revealed.
“For a long time, GuardiaN was an essential part of Natus Vincere. Together we have achieved a lot of victories, had our ups and downs, but today our ways part. This change was necessary for Ladislav as well as Na`Vi.
“I thank GuardiaN for all the time spent with the team. I wholeheartedly wish him luck in the new organization. We believe we are going to encounter you in a final of a Major!” Na`Vi CEO, Yevhen Zolotarov, said in a statement.
“We’re thrilled that GuardiaN will be joining the team and the players are excited to get back to work after the break. And thank you to allu for all of the hard fought battles over the past year – allu is an incredible talent and we wish him the best of luck on his next chapter.” coach Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström added in FaZe’s announcement on Facebook.
FaZe Clan team now reads:
Norway Håvard “rain” Nygaard
France Fabien “kioShiMa” Fiey
Denmark Finn “karrigan” Andersen
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola “NiKo” Kovač
Slovakia Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács
Sweden Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström (coach)
GuardiaN’s debut with the new squad will be in the European division of ESL Pro League Season 6, which is set to begin on August 22.