Vega Squadron signed contract with ex-Natus Vincere player Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev. He will replace Artsiom "fng" Barshack in the roster of the Russian team.
SoNNeikO played for Na`Vi since 2015, but he was excluded from the roster after the failure to The Boston Major. Being a member of the Ukrainian team, he visited The International 2015 and 2016, assisted team in taking the first place at StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 2, the second place at ESL One Frankfurt 2016, and also 13-16 place on TI6.
Alexei Kondakov, CEO Vega Squadron official commentaries:
SoNNeikO is the only player to replace Fng wit. Every team would be glad to see him in their jerseys but he chose to move to Vega Squadron. I hope that with him in our squad the results of Vega will improve. As for the second newcomer we are right in the middle of his transfer and will announce him as soon as we deal up with all contractual relationships.
fng also left the team after the unsuccessful qualifiers to The Boston Major. Vega Squadron was one of the teams to receive direct invitation to the event.
Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev commentaries:
I am glad to become a part of this team and will make everything to achieve maximum results. I hope to come up to fan’s expectations and I will not let them down.