It’s been a successful year for Natus Vincere (NAVI) when it comes to competitive Counter-Strike. The Ukrainian organization won both the Intel Grand Slam (IGS) Season 3 and the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 in the same year, with their star players, Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev shoots all turrets and rookie Valerii “b1t” Vakhovskyi showed tremendous growth.
The two of them with full support from the rest of the team, where each member stepped up individually at different stages of the journey, led NAVI to make history. First, it also resulted in s1mple being named ‘PC Esports Player of the Year’ while b1t was declared ‘PC Esports Rookie of the Year’ by the Esports Awards 2021.
NAVI CS: GO stars s1mple and b1t win big at Esports Awards 2021
One of the best CS:GO players to ever play, s1mple, continues to conquer 2021. The 24-year-old has performed exceptionally well this year as everything he touches turns to gold.
He’s won six MVP (most valuable player) awards, won three consecutive LAN tournaments including the 2021 Stockholm Major, making his name in NAVI history as the only team to win a Major that didn’t drop a single map, and has now been named. was the ‘PC Esports Player of the Year’ according to the Esports Awards 2021.
To make things better, all this hard work has also resulted in NAVI becoming the third CS:GO team in history to win an IGS. S1mple considers this an even bigger achievement than winning the Major, as Astralis and Team Liquid are the only other teams to have won the title.
However, the stability that NAVI’s CS:GO roster has achieved is due to b1t’s introduction to the team. It seemed like it suddenly solved all their problems, making them a really strong team to go up against.
In recognition of his merits, he was awarded the title of ‘PC Esports Rookie of the Year’. In his first year as a pro, b1t achieved the highest possible accolades as a CS:GO player.
While the NAVI boys shine brightly, talented Australian caster Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill is another CS:GO character that has been awarded the ‘Esports Color Caster of the Year’ award.
It’s been an eventful day for NAVI and Counter-Strike in general, with s1mple, b1t, B1ad3, CS:GO and PGL Major Stockholm 2021 also nominated under multiple categories at the 2021 Game Awards.
https://afkgaming.com/csgo/news/s1mple-and-b1t-win-esports-pc-player-and-rookie-of-the-year-at-esports-awards-2021 NAVI CS: GO Stars S1mple and B1t score high at Esports Awards 2021