Natus Vincere have announced that they have decided to pull out of Copenhagen Games.
The decision comes in the wake of a long argument with the tournament admins regarding the team's placing in Group B.
Na´Vi's victory against fnatic in the final group match resulted in a three-way tie between these two teams and Epsilon. Based on the number of maps won by the trio in the matches between these sides, each team had won three and lost three maps.
Therefore, the admins counted all the group maps, which resulted in Na´Vi finishing third due to the map they had lost to BX3 by default, as both fnatic and Epsilon had defeated the Norwegian side 2-0.
Na´Vi then protested against this, saying that the rounds between the tied teams, rather than the maps, had to be counted. Based on this, the Ukrainian team would go through as the top-placed side, followed by Epsilon and then fnatic, who would have to play in the Lower Bracket.
The admins then decided to follow this method, much to the dismay of fnatic, but after a 30-minute meeting, it was decided that the group standings would be based on maps, which left Na´Vi in the Lower Bracket.
Yegor "markeloff" Markelov's team were supposed to take on plan-B in the first round of the bracket, but they surprisingly revealed that they have opted to quit the event.
"Such a disrespectful approach towards the teams causes me to feel an utmost disappointment in modern e-Sports", Natus Vincere CEO Alexander "ZeroGravity" Kokhanovsky said.
"I ask all the teams who know me as an individual and trust me as e-Sports functionary to think about the treatment we received this very time.
"Next week Na`Vi will start the creation of an e-Sports Team Association together with other prominent teams. This organization will drastically change the face of modern e-Sports from the very first day of its creation."
As Na´Vi manager Igor "Caff" Sidorenko told HLTV.org earlier in the day, the team had already weighed up the possibility of abandoning the tournament following the default loss to BX3, but the players decided to stay and play.