Natus Vincere player Egor flamie Vasiliev speculated about expanding CS: GO rosters to six players. In an interview on the command channel, he noted that this system works well online, but it still needs to be tested at LAN tournaments.
“I don’t know if this will become the norm, because now there is no LAN, and no one has ever done this on a LAN and does not know how it will work. At least online, this is a good idea and it works, as seen in Team Vitality.
You unload one person, it becomes easier for him. Then you load heavily on a person who has only one card. It turns out that he only has a focus on her. There are four or five teams that have six players, but only we, Team Vitality and Astralis actively use this on one map. I think more yes than no, but on LAN – I don’t know if it will be okay. We still need to wait some time – until the end of next year – and we’ll see. ”
Natus Vincere announced the expansion of the main CS: GO roster in early December. Natus Vincere Junior member Valery B1t Vakhovsky joined the team. During official matches, he replaces flamie with Inferno. In 2020, Vakhovsky represented the team at BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 and IEM Global Challenge 2020.