SLTV has announced that Na´Vi will replace fnatic at the upcoming StarSeries finals.
The Swedish team came in third position in the regular season, thus assuring themselves of one of the four places at the LAN finals, which will take place from May 2nd to 4th in Kiev.
However, fnatic's Chief Gaming Officer, Patrik "cArn" Sättermon has now revealed that, after consulting with the Swedish Foreign ministry and contacting the families of the players, the organisation decided not to send the team to Ukraine because of the political tension between Ukraine and Russia over Crimea.
cArn pull out of StarSeries finals
Ninjas in Pyjamas, Virtus.pro and Titan, the other three participating teams, have so far stayed silent on the matter, with less than a week-and-a-half to go before the tournament.
To replace fnatic, SLTV contacted Na´Vi, who finished fifth in the league, on 31 points.
The first round match-ups for the SLTV StarSeries finals now looks as follows: