Understanding Cybersport Team Navi 

 May 8, 2022

Natus Vincere, Latin meaning “born to victory, abbreviated NAVI, is a Kyiv-based esports organization. The organization, founded in 2009, features teams and individuals playing various games.

Navi’s Counter-Strike squad was the first to win three major competitions in the same calendar year: The Intel Extreme Masters, the Electronic Sports World Cup, and the World Cyber Games 2010. Their Dota 2 team became the most successful esports company at the time after winning The International 2011.

Natus Vincere severed relations with its controlling company, Russian esports giant ESForce, on March 1, 2022, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, claiming that the corporation publicly rejects the tragedy that is presently unfolding in Ukraine.

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Navi won IEM Katowice 2020, IEM Cologne 2021, Dream Hack Masters Spring 2021, and ESL Pro League Season 14 on September 12th, completing the third season of the Intel Grand Slam. They won their first navi csgo Major, PGL Stockholm 2021, on November 7th, defeating G2 Esports 2–0. At the BLAST Premier World Final 2021 and the BLAST Premier Fall Final 2021, Team Navi took the first position. In addition, Navi collaborated with Hator, a manufacturer of gaming-oriented computer equipment, to co-organize esport tournaments in 22 Ukrainian locations.

  • Upcoming Tournaments
May 09 – 22 PGL Major Antwerp 2022
Dallas May 30 – Jun 05 – Intel Extreme Masters XVII
Spring Finals 2022 Jun 15 – 19 BLAST Premier
BLAST Premier: Fall Groups 2022 Aug 19 – 28
ESL Pro League Season 16 Aug 31 – Oct 02
  • Organization
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Active

IDNamePositionJoin Date
ZeroGravityAleksandr KokhanovskyiCo-Founder2009-12-17 [1]
    
Haris PiltonEvhenyi ZolotarevCEO2017-01-25
xaocOleksii KucherovCOO2020-02-21 [31]
N1ghtEndYaroslav KlochkoTeam Manager2020-10-08 [40]
TradingVsevolod PlotnikovAnalyst2020-11-05 [32]
psiholog.GlebGleb SurabekiantsSports Psychologist 
TonyaAntonina PredkoContent Creator2020-09-12 [41]

Former Organization

IdentificationNamePositionJoin DateLeave Date
LoginJevgenij JerofejevProject Manager2020-10-08 [40]2021-01-01 
LoginJevgenij JerofejevTeam Manager2012-11-042020-10-08 
B1ad3Andrii HorodenskyiEsports Director2019-03-30 [23]2019-09-20 
starixSerhii IshchukTeam Manager2015-03-17 [11]2017-03-10 [15]
ZeroGravityAleksandr KokhanovskyiCo-Founder, CEO2009-12-17 [1]2017-01-25 [43]
ZeroGravityAleksandr KokhanovskyiTeam Manager2009-12-17 [1]2012-11-04
AndiAndrii ProkhorovAnalyst2013-??-??2017-03-10 [15]
ceh9Arsenii TrynozhenkoStreamer2013-??-??2017-04-03
ArbaletMurat Zhumashevich TulemaganbetovCo-Founder2009-12-17 [1]2011-10-01 [44]
  • Results
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Recent matches

DatePlacementTierTypePrize 
2021-12-191stS-TierOfflineBLAST Premier: World Final 20212: 1$500,000
2021-11-281stS-TierOfflineBLAST Premier: Fall Finals 20212: 1$225,000
2021-11-071stS-TierOfflinePGL Major Stockholm 20212: 0$1,000,000
2021-09-121stS-TierOnlineESL Pro League Season 143: 2$195,000
2021-07-181stS-TierOfflineIntel Extreme Masters XVI – Cologne3: 0$400,000
2021-01-241stS-TierOnlineBLAST Premier: Global Final 20202: 0$600,000
2020-03-011stS-TierOfflineIntel Extreme Masters XIV – World Championship3: 0$250,000
2019-04-071stS-TierOfflineStarSeries & i-League CS: GO Season 73: 0$250,000
2018-07-081stS-TierOfflineESL One: Cologne 20183: 1$125,000
2016-10-021stS-TierOfflineESL One: New York, 20162: 1$125,000
  • Trivia
  • The only organization to have competed in every navi csgo Major, reaching the playoffs 13 times, outnumbering Fnatic (12) and Ninjas in Pyjamas (10).
  • At PGL Major Stockholm 2021, they were the first team to win a CS: GO Major without dropping a map.
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After Astralis and Squad Liquid, this is the third team to win an Intel Grand Slam.

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