sdy set to play for NAVI at IEM Cologne

The Ukrainian rifler will fight again for NAVI at one of the year's most prestigious tournaments.

Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev will close out the first half of the season for Natus Vincere as he is set to once again play for them at IEM Cologne, returning as the team's fifth player after helping them secure victory at the BLAST Premier Spring Final.

Ahead of the BLAST event, Natus Vincere had stated that whether sdy would have the opportunity to continue competing with them in the future would depend on his performance in Portugal, something which Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev praised in an interview with HLTV after lifting the trophy.

sdy will don the black and yellow jersey again for Cologne

"I hope [sdy] will play in Cologne," the Ukrainian superstar had said. "I think he played really great. He had a lot of key rounds against OG and against Vitality today, a lot of multi-kills. He is a really calm guy and he is ready to learn, he knows how to listen to other people."

Those hopes have come to fruition as NAVI have announced sdy's return for the Cologne event, tiding them over into the off-season where they will have the ability to take time and fully assess their options for their final lineup.

The event will truly test the 25-year-old's mettle under the NAVI banner as the main stage already features seven of the world's top ten teams, and with the Play-In included, has 18 out of 20 of the best teams in the world attending.

NAVI will use the following roster in Cologne:

Ukraine Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev
Russia Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov
Russia Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy
Ukraine Valeriy "⁠b1t⁠" Vakhovskiy
Ukraine Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev

Ukraine Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy (coach)

Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
707
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.60
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1303
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
444
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1084
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1556
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
nice deserved
2022-06-23 17:34
8 replies
NaVi tarik will have to wait until after cologne
2022-06-23 17:35
7 replies
tarik "no content in cs" celik
2022-06-23 17:37
1 reply
lol
2022-06-23 17:50
tarik "playing fpl 12 hours a day is no content *plays vaLULrante 18 hours a day anyway*" celik
2022-06-23 20:04
3 replies
because valorant better content
2022-06-23 23:12
2 replies
#111
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United States h4gg4rd
0/8
2022-06-24 02:47
0/0
2022-06-24 15:44
he is farming minors on twitch
2022-06-29 12:51
what a suprise, why not acor
2022-06-23 17:35
2 replies
who
2022-06-23 22:54
1 reply
best mouz sniper ever
2022-06-24 08:43
Unexpected
2022-06-23 17:35
1 reply
wdym unexpected zzz
2022-06-24 05:39
SUUUUUUUUI
2022-06-23 17:35
3 replies
+ SUUUUUUU
2022-06-23 17:43
Crista Ronalda
2022-06-23 23:06
1 reply
sewi
2022-06-23 23:39
Let's go Viktor!
2022-06-23 17:35
1 reply
#67
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Netherlands bltby
Let's gooooooooo!
2022-06-23 18:51
rEALLY?
2022-06-23 17:35
#8
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Hungary YoloKutya
And for years after IEM cologne I hope
2022-06-23 17:35
1 reply
+1
2022-06-23 17:39
#9
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Ukraine Ukrain1an
Hope they will sign him soon
2022-06-23 17:35
9 replies
+1
2022-06-23 17:40
#44
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Ukraine VoidWave
+1
2022-06-23 17:56
#51
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Ukraine Kellso
+1
2022-06-23 18:12
Wow look at all the flags + ur name
2022-06-23 18:21
2 replies
if it was some no name scrub i would agree but sdy is actually a pretty decent player. maybe slightly overhyped due to being ukrainian but still
2022-06-23 18:39
1 reply
#88
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Philippines libon23
He looks like a guy who doesn't have a very high ego and s1mple also said that he knows how to listen and learn, so perfect fit navi I guess.
2022-06-23 20:10
+1
2022-06-23 21:13
+1
2022-06-24 12:40
+1
2022-06-27 11:12
stand in or permanent sign?
2022-06-23 17:36
6 replies
#24
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Ukraine FGVM
they'll decide after Cologne, he's still on free loan from Mad Lions
2022-06-23 17:40
2 replies
I think navi Will take him but not announced because sdy remove mad lion name team in Twitter bio
2022-06-23 19:02
1 reply
lot of players do that when they’re benched, so people know they’re looking for team, when he is in Navi they will announce of course
2022-06-24 20:28
still stand in but hopefully they sign him. my guess is they will decide based on his performance at cologne
2022-06-23 17:40
2 replies
I think he's fit into the team quite well. As long as elec can continue being a top fragger and good IGL at the same time I don't see why Navi won't continue to be the toughest team to beat
2022-06-23 19:42
1 reply
I think NAVI just want to see how he can progress when they finally have some proper practice before Cologne instead of like 3-4 days before BLAST
2022-06-23 19:49
letsgo
2022-06-23 17:36
Pog Good luck to him and navi
2022-06-23 17:36
Lucky him.he can witness Faze’s victory by his own eyes
2022-06-23 17:36
13 replies
he already witnessed 7 FaZe victories at Blast Tho the same day he also witnessed 32 victories by NaVi
2022-06-23 18:19
11 replies
#68
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Greece h0nest_fan
Ouch
2022-06-23 18:59
legend says he regrets seeing faze take 7 victories that day
2022-06-23 19:44
lol
2022-06-23 19:51
lmao rekt
2022-06-23 19:52
You don't have to do this to him 🤣
2022-06-23 20:02
#96
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Iceland suriel666
FaZe playing on de_STROYED
2022-06-23 21:25
#110
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Yugoslavia Pagan44
lmao tru
2022-06-24 00:01
this clap was ~8 times stronger than the original slap
2022-06-24 04:02
kekw
2022-06-24 09:15
#124
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Pakistan LoOuU2
HAH
2022-06-24 13:43
Holy crap dude that clapback was too good I choked on my water 🤣🔥🔥
2022-06-25 17:44
Even Johnny E found out how hard my response was so he decided to delete it :)
2022-06-24 13:40
#14
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Asia flipflop
sdy should use this chance to cement his position in Navi.
2022-06-23 17:36
NICE!
2022-06-23 17:37
#17
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Latvia Licha_
yay
2022-06-23 17:37
free throphy for sdy and announce him as 5th after)
2022-06-23 17:37
2 replies
Lets hope so!
2022-06-23 18:18
#97
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Iceland suriel666
+1
2022-06-23 21:26
#19
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Spain YiXx_
Pog
2022-06-23 17:38
Good luck!
2022-06-23 17:38
siuuuuuuuuuuuu
2022-06-23 17:39
He’s such a good fit, I really hope they sign him!! GL SDY :)
2022-06-23 17:41
3 replies
#114
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Belgium FLNX
Carlos that you
2022-06-24 05:50
2 replies
I’ve just always been a big SDY fan, Na’Vi don’t need fire power they need someone who can fill in the gaps and set up their stars. SDY is perfect for that
2022-06-24 18:39
1 reply
#128
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Belgium FLNX
Nah I was talking about your name
2022-06-24 19:13
GOAT sdy gonna play lets go
2022-06-23 17:41
Deserved
2022-06-23 17:41
#30
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Brazil __Jun
Sign him already
2022-06-23 17:43
nice
2022-06-23 17:43
#32
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Ukraine SwissRolls
good fit, what other ukranian player is there
2022-06-23 17:44
#33
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North America LooB
Deserved for sure. I look forward to seeing more of his reactions to s1mple popping off.
2022-06-23 17:44
#34
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United States zovint
rip
2022-06-23 17:45
gl
2022-06-23 17:47
-s1mple +Woro2k when?
2022-06-23 17:47
1 reply
"2k" in name = shit player
2022-06-24 08:47
I hope boom comes back after his shit is settled.
2022-06-23 17:48
1 reply
Rofl. He is not coming back to NaVi dude. I doubt we will see him in T1-T2 or T3 CS again.
2022-06-23 17:50
#40
s1mple | 
Ukraine Ez0t
SIUUUUUUUU
2022-06-23 17:51
#41
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Argentina jota_bs
Pog
2022-06-23 17:52
very nice
2022-06-23 17:56
#43
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
sign him already
2022-06-23 17:56
2 replies
#48
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Moldova nutel
why would they hurry, it's not like someone will steal him away
2022-06-23 18:07
1 reply
Sdy Will pick navi too if he can choose, he Will not join an team ofc its navi success team and 2 superstar player there dreamteam
2022-06-23 19:04
#45
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Ukraine FGVM
deserved
2022-06-23 17:57
So ezz for navi. Another trophy incoming
2022-06-23 17:59
navi sign him already
2022-06-23 18:02
deserved and expected
2022-06-23 18:12
Nice photo!
2022-06-23 18:12
Nice
2022-06-23 18:15
#53
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Georgia endyyoo
Let's fucking goo! Wish him the best of luck!
2022-06-23 18:17
somegetanotherchance somegetsigned sometrophyagain
2022-06-23 18:19
#58
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Russia cripdogg
PogChamp
2022-06-23 18:22
gl
2022-06-23 18:23
+sdy easiest pick and prediction of all time
2022-06-23 18:33
Let's go! Best of luck!
2022-06-23 18:34
thats a nice photo
2022-06-23 18:37
ez
2022-06-23 18:39
#65
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Ukraine d3adLY
nice, very good news
2022-06-23 18:40
sign him already
2022-06-23 18:46
#69
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Greece h0nest_fan
Era incoming in 3, 2, 1...
2022-06-23 18:59
1 reply
+1
2022-06-23 21:19
sdy very nice guy and player as far as ive seen
2022-06-23 19:19
somedieyoung ☻ somedont ☺
2022-06-23 19:21
such an enjoyable personality and absolutely deserved
2022-06-23 19:21
#75
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Russia Soawii
SIUUUUUUUUUUUUU
2022-06-23 19:22
Nice, ez for navi
2022-06-23 19:49
#80
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India slavloli
navi seemed so stronk with sdy, he's clearly an asset in any case I think it all depends on elec now. Navi's T side and their midround calls will be unexpected, giving them an advantage over established teams(like faze, ence, cloud9). They can win this major hopefully
2022-06-23 19:50
5 replies
Not really that unexpected tbh. Maybe slightly. They still have the same system, use the same calls. Most of tactical preparation was made by b1ad3 anyway, he created those strats. Maybe mid round calls will be different, but definitely not overall T side gameplan
2022-06-23 19:56
4 replies
What is kinda unexpected imo, is thé level of performance Electronic still managed to display while IGleading That was insane
2022-06-23 21:19
3 replies
true, if he continues playing like that, the guy will completely debunk the "he can't frag cuz he's an IGL" excuse
2022-06-23 21:26
2 replies
I think Blame F already proved it while in Col
2022-06-24 22:22
1 reply
BaitF only created new strat aka "bait for me because I'm your igl and you should do what I say" electronic is an entry
2022-06-24 23:22
#81
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Europe Shiro47
Nice
2022-06-23 19:50
LETS FUCKING GO, seems like Navi does listen to s1mple, n1ce
2022-06-23 20:08
#89
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United States vox_3
W
2022-06-23 21:11
#90
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Lithuania ashas
uh oh, everyones shaking rn
2022-06-23 21:13
He has always been an underrated player imo. His skill ceiling is very high. This NaVi team if they can make it work long term probably has the highest pure skill average level ever.
2022-06-23 21:16
#99
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Finland AliSabid
HUGE W
2022-06-23 22:17
#100
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Turkmenistan Homo_Deus
If Na'Vi want to sign sdy, do they have to pay to Mad Lions?
2022-06-23 22:44
1 reply
#115
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Russia necklace
seems like, cuz they rent him rn from Mad Lions(but actually, they rent him for free cuz Mad Lions allowed that)
2022-06-24 08:41
#101
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United States zuelong
thank god i mean SDYGOD sorry
2022-06-23 22:51
not a shock tbh makes sense if he performs well here they prolly sign him
2022-06-23 23:42
i hope he becomes permanent
2022-06-24 19:34
#130
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Russia NaRni_
I hope that NaVi will sign a contract with him, because he is a good player and his form is good, considering that he has not played at the tir1 stage for about six months
2022-06-24 19:41
Deserved for sure. I look forward to seeing more of his reactions to s1mple popping off. such an enjoyable personality and absolutely deserved
2022-06-26 01:55
Where yekindar
2022-06-27 15:01
#138
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Germany DonBones
They did well at Blast but there were some poor games against OG. I think Kölle will be the real test for them, let's see what sdy can do
2022-06-28 09:01
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