GuardiaN to play in DH playoffs

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As Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács' condition has gotten better and he was cleared to play by his doctor, he will travel to Malmö to play in the DreamHack Masters playoffs.

As Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács' condition has gotten better and he was cleared to play by his doctor, he will travel to Malmö to play in the DreamHack Masters playoffs.

Only two days prior to DreamHack Masters Malmö Natus Vincere have learned that Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács wouldn't be able to play in the tournament due to his hand's condition getting worse.

However, his status has changed in the last couple of days, as doctors have cleared him to start playing again. The organizers revealed that the Slovakian will receive the last round of treatment for joint and muscle inflammation on Friday, just before travelling to Sweden.

DreamHack have allowed for him to step back into the team for the DreamHack Masters playoffs despite Natus Vincere playing the group stage with coach Sergey "starix" Ischuk, who put in a solid performance during the first two days of competition.

The Swedish organizer quoted a few rules to explain why Kovács was allowed to play:

"Teams are allowed to change players after receiving invites or qualifying

GuardiaN was on the player list attending Malmö

starix was on the list attending Malmö, replacing GuardiaN

If a player during a tournament would turn ill or for another reason can't participate the team can find a substitute

Players already participating in the tournament can not play for another team as stand-in".

Natus Vincere's full roster for the playoffs is thus following:

  •  Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev
  •  Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko
  •  Denis "seized" Kostin
  •  Egor "flamie" Vasilyev
  •  Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács
  •  Sergey "starix" Ischuk (coach)

The team has advanced to quarter-finals from first place in group B, which means they will face one of the second-placed teams from the other groups on Saturday, April 16th.

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