NaVi clarifies former star's status ahead of move to Tigers

Danil Ishutin heads to Southeast Asia, but as a stand-in.

By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—Tigers made buzz early Wednesday when they announced that they acquired the services of former Natus Vincere star Danil Ishutin.

However, NaVi, when asked by fans on Twitter regarding the shock transfer, clarified that the said move was more of a loan.

"We still have a contract with Dendi (Ishutin). So, he's a stand-in," the European side said.
Ishutin himself then confirmed the said clarification in his own tweet, saying, "Just to make it clear, I am still officially on contract with NaVi. But I joined Tigers and hopefully we find some success in future."
Ishutin, who last stood in for Secret—and former teammate Clement Ivanov—will backstop the Theeban Siva-led squad in the DreamLeague Season 11, which serves as the Southeast Asia Open Qualifiers for the Stockholm Major.

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