starix to step down as Na`Vi coach
Natus Vincere coach Sergey "starix" Ischuk has stepped down from his role in the team, HLTV.org has learned.
The 29-year-old is currently on leave, with his future role being unclear at this moment. He is currently replaced by team analyst Andrey "Andi" Prokhorov, who, in his Steam profile, describes himself as "Na´Vi's CS:GO coach & analyst".
Andi joined Na`Vi's ESEA roster on Wednesday and was in the game server coaching the team in Thursday's ESL Pro League fixtures. This morning, he wrote on Twitter that "now it's time", having "been hiding in the shadows for a long time".
Na`Vi have been tipped to undergo roster changes after a run of poor form that has seen the team win just one event - ESL One New York - in the last 12 months.
starix has been the team's coach for two years
But it seems now that the current roster may be given another chance, with Na`Vi instead choosing to revamp the backroom staff by replacing Sergey "starix" Ischuk, who has been the team's coach since March 2015.
The CIS team were recently in action at IEM Katowice, where they were knocked out in the quarter-finals by eventual champions Astralis. They currently sit fifth in the ESL Pro League, on a 4-2 record, with their next offline event being the SL i-League StarSeries Season 3 finals, taking place from April 4-9 in Kiev.