Natus Vincere, or just NAVI, was founded over 8 years ago by the merging of two rosters and since then the team has become a household name in Counter-Strike. The team has a rich history and an overflowing trophy cabinet, living up to the Latin translation of the team’s name – “born to win”.
Coach: Mykhailo “kane” Blagin
12 points | 2 finals
One of the very best players to never win a Major. GuardiaN is one true beast with an AWP, taking full advantage of the enemies’ slightest mistakes. Aggressive and mobile and able to make the most out of a bad situation, GuardiaN has been touted as the best AWP’ers in the world on many occasions.
Ending 8th in 2016 and 4th in 2017 in the best players of the year, anything less than 1st in 2018 would be a disappointment for s1mple. A player who has always been known for his raw talent, 2018 with NAVI has allowed him to showcase it consistently to the world, ending with 5 MVP awards so far, including two events his team did not win at. Some argue he may be playing at the highest peak of any player in the history of Counter-Strike.
flamie joined the team in early 2015 and has become a cornerstone of NAVI’s rifle core. Extremely dependable, and capable of hitting superstar levels, flamie cannot be underestimated. flamie, s1mple and electronic form one of the deadliest trios in Counter-Strike
The youngest and newest member of NAVI many believed he was being held back on his previous team, and they have arguably been proven correct. Since joining the rosterNAVI have gone from playoff contenders to championship contenders at every event. electronic’s performances are at the heart of their success, regularly putting up superstar statistics to join s1mple.
Having gained the world’s attention with his former teammates in QB Fire when the CIS team surprised every single fan and pundit by reaching the Boston 2018 Major Quarter Finals, the young Russian rifler has been considered one of the rising stars of his region.