Complexity replace NAVI at BLAST Spring Final
The Ukrainian-majority roster have withdrawn from the competition due to visa issues.
BLAST has announced that Natus Vincere are unable to compete at the BLAST Premier Spring Final, scheduled to play out on June 7-11 in Washington, D.C., due to visa issues.
As a result, Complexity have been called up as the replacement team, with the spot going to them thanks to rule 18.104.22.168.2 of the BLAST Premier rulebook.
The rule states that since Natus Vincere qualified from the BLAST Spring Groups and withdrew after the Showdown, the replacement team will be "the runner-up from the Last Chance portion of the Groups."
Complexity will make the journey to the event in the United States capital fresh off of their upcoming run at IEM Dallas. The two tournaments on home turf will also allow the squad to put up some better results in the server, with the Johnny "JT" Theodosiou-led lineup crashing out of the BLAST.tv Paris Major Challengers Stage in 12-14th place earlier in May.
The BLAST Premier Spring Final will run from June 7-11 in Washington, D.C., and boast a $425,000 prize pool as well as a spot at the end-of-year BLAST Premier World Final for the eventual victor.
Complexity will be throwing their hats into a stacked ring; the $425,000 tournament in Washington, D.C. will play host to eight teams, five of whom reside in the top 10. This includes Vitality, who recently lifted the silverware at the BLAST.tv Paris Major, and Heroic, who continue to be a heavy-hitting team in the server despite being unable to make the grand final of the aforementioned Major in France.
The team list for the BLAST Premier Spring Final is: