As first reported by Dexerto, Sergey ‘starix’ Ischuk has left his position as Head Coach of Natus Vincere’s CS:GO team, effectively immediately. He will be replaced by Andrey ‘Andi’ Prokhorov.
Starix took to his Facebook page “in order to dispel any rumors” and explained in his words the situation that led to his leaving Natus Vincere:
Guys Hello, it’s time to highlight the situation and to tell you what does happen. In order to dispel any rumors and unconfirmed information, I will talk about the decisions that are made in the team.
As you know, with Natus Vincere, a team in which I am now in its seventh year, we have experienced many ups and downs, and the championship and were unfortunate defeat. But unfortunately, at the moment there is a decline, due to which we show disappointing results. After numerous vnutrikomandnye discussions, we decided that we do not show progress, and it’s time to change something. Thus, it was decided that I give in place of the coach to our analyst. Maybe I gave the team the best I could possibly see Na’Vi team coach in another form, perhaps a new look will help them achieve the best results, and it’s time to give way to young.
At the moment I’m on vacation in which I determine what I want to do further.
In general, about the plans: they are varied and numerous. I’m going to play again, try to start the stream, I will communicate with different people and is willing to all offers. Also, I do not rule out the possibility to stay a coach, or create a new organization from scratch.
Many thanks to the guys who support me, I read every message and every your comment, I’m really grateful to you. So it is time to move on.
So who knows, maybe it is now it is the time … 🙂