Natus Vincere lost both The International 8 open qualifiers. For the first time Na`Vi were crushed by team Espada with famous CIS players like “ILTW” who played on WESG tournament with 4 players of Virtus.pro and “Nix” who left Team Empire not so long ago. Anyway the “born to win” still had a chance to get in closed qualifiers, but they missed this chance. In second open qualifiers Na`Vi lost in 1/16 to team “imagine hehe”, who is 2-day team of popular matchmaking players such as “ALOHADANCE”.
Unfortunately, the winners of The International 2011 won't take a part even in Closed Qualifiers. This occasion attracted substantial media attention in DotA 2 community. There is a commentary of Na`Vi CEO Yevhen “HarisPilton” Zolotarev:
“I'm sorry, its shame. Guys did their best, but this roster is like body without head and its all on me and my decisions, even if players sometimes don’t give us a lot of options in decision making. Anyway i'm responsible for the result. I will let u know about the future of team on the next week.”
(link to tweet https://twitter.com/NAVIHarisPilton/status/1008066289322156032)
Nobody knows what will happen with Na`Vi Dota roster, we only can wait information by management and also wish to all Na`Vi fans to be patient and wait for the “New Era”.