Natus Vincere (NAVI) has really dominated the entire CS:GO round of 2021, winning every LAN event taking place this year without dropping a single series. The man who leads this successful squad is none other than their star player, Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, who delivered top performance in every event.
S1mple’s efforts earned him the title of ‘Best Sportsperson’ at The Game Awards 2021, while CIS’s NAVI (Commonwealth of Independent States) was named ‘Sports Team’. best eSports’ due to the huge success of CS: Team GO.
While NAVI has won two of the most prestigious CS:GO tournaments in 2021 – the Intel Grand Slam Season 3 and the PGL Stockholm Major 2021, s1mple has also thrived by winning seven MVP titles to date. – equals the record for the maximum number of MVPs won in a calendar year.
NAVI and s1mple score high at The Game Awards 2021
NAVI and its players continue to win all the awards and titles this year because of their stellar performance in competitive CS:GO. CIS juggernauts remain indomitable on LAN in 2021, gifting their rookie Valerii “b1t” Vakhovskyi the best debut ever in the history of the game.
But as impressive as he could have been, the real star of the NAVI show is s1mple, who has consistently hit the mark throughout the year. The seven MVP titles he has won so far are as follows,
BLAST Premier Global Final 2020 – 1.41 Ranking, +116 K / EASY
DreamHack Masters Spring 2021 – 1.41 Ranking, +132 K / EASY
StarLadder CIS RMR – 1.35 Rating, +157 K / EASY
IEM Cologne 2021 – 1.51 Rating, +151 K / RED
ESL Pro League Season 14 – 1.35 Rating, +157 K / EASY
PGL Major Stockholm 2021 – 1.47 Ranking, +106 K / EASY
BLAST Premier: Fall 2021 Finals – 1.39 Rankings, +84 K /
All of this success resulted in NAVI also winning the Intel Grand Slam Season 3, becoming the third CS:GO team to win the title. This has been the most competitive season for the title to date, and even though NAVI got into this race pretty late, they’ve racked up the wins needed to sign up. the most successful year ever for a CS:GO team.
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https://afkgaming.com/csgo/news/s1mple-navi-win-best-esports-athlete-and-best-esports-team-at-the-game-awards-2021 S1mple, NAVI Win Best E-Sports Athlete and Best E-Sports Team at the 2021 Game Awards