NAVI.GG.BET history at ESL: new goals

News / 21 January 2018 — 17:48

A closer look at our previous results in the tournaments organized by ESL.

ua NAVI.GG.BET entered this season with a revamped roster and a new coach, as ua Alexander "XBOCT" Dashkevich, ru Vladimir "RodjER" Nikogosyan and ua Vladislav "Crystallize" Krystanek joined the ranks of the organization. With fans' support, the team was able to hit its stride, becoming an extremely formidable force to be reckoned with.

Now, as we are halfway through the competitive season, our boys are gearing up for new challenges. We have attended numerous qualifiers and LANs over the past few months, but some of the biggest events are still ahead, as we are drawing closer to The International 2018. Since we are looking forward to attending ESL One Genting 2018, we are taking a closer look at our previous results in the tournaments organized by ESL.


Our teams have an extensive history with Electronic Sports League, which is one of the biggest leagues and a leading brand promoting the development of esports. ESL has organized numerous online and offline events, including both amateur tournaments and high-profile international championships. This name has already become a guarantee of production quality, and the events held under it have been drawing large numbers of viewers and participants from all around the world.

Aside from Dota 2 and CS:GO, this tournament series covers such titles as StarCraft IIPUBG, Paladins (our Paladins roster, for example, have recently participated in its Go4Paladins league), Overwatch and others. We will now take a look at all the ESL events that our Dota 2 and CS:GO squads have attended, starting from 2010.


In 2010, Intel Extreme Masters took place, which was the first ESL event for our Counter-Strike players. The fourth and the fifth season saw us emerge as champions, while the sixth season had us as the runners-up.

In May 2013, we attended the weekly ESL Major Series One - Summer. With convincing results in the second and third Cups, we secured a spot on the main stage of the competition, which, unfortunately, saw us finish only in the 9th-12th place. As we continued working our way through ESL Major Series One, however, we were able to improve our result, finishing in 5-6th place at ESL Major Series One - Fall 2013.

The first big hurdle was ESL Major Series One: Katowice 2014, as we had to move past several qualifiers to get the spot. The first one was the open qualifier stage, where we had an extremely convincing run, but the LAN saw us lose all the momentum as we suffered defeat twice and got ousted from the tournament. Fast-forward to the event in Cologne, our boys came far better prepared, not only qualifying for the main stage but also securing the top-6 finish.

In March 2015, ua Natus Vincere traveled back to Katowice to battle it out for the $ 250,000 prize pool. The second place in groups allowed us to move further, but the very first game of the playoffs, unfortunately, sent us home. This situation repeated itself later, within our next tournament in Germany, as we fell to fr Team EnVyUs in the playoffs.

In the winter of 2014/2015 competitive season, ESL Pro League was announced with $48,000 up for grabs. We had a great debut there, as we successfully moved all the way through the tournament towards gold. Next, we attended ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 and finished in the 7th place, which prevented us from advancing further into the tournament, but guaranteed us the right to participate in the second season, which turned out to be a far more successful one.

There, we first locked down the third place in the overall ranking, as we lost only to se fnatic and dk Team SoloMid, and then moved to the main event, where we secured the top-2 finish and $ 60,000. We couldn't get any higher than this in any of the ensuing tournament iterations, and after the league's sixth season, we had to play relegation matches to maintain our spot in the division.

We also attended ESL One Cologne 2016, ESL One New York 2016, ESL One Cologne 2017, ESL One New York 2017, IEM X - San Jose, IEM X - World Championship, IEM XI - Oakland and IEM XI - World Championship. Among those, we were able to take the trophy in San Jose, but even more spectacular was our run at ESL One New York 2016, which culminated in our triumph over pl in the grand final.


ESL One Frankfurt 2014 was the first event by ESL that we have attended. We received a free pass to it as direct invitees but really struggled to get going, as we were pitted against us Evil Geniuses and were eliminated from the tournament after losing 0-2.

New York followed next on our list of destinations, but, unfortunately, it unfolded in a very similar fashion to the event in Frankfurt. This time, we suffered defeat at the hands of cn Vici Gaming after three maps. After that, we had an upsetting series of failed attempts, as we lost three qualifiers in a row.

The qualifier for ESL One Frankfurt 2016 was our first whiff of success after a while, as we were able to qualify for the main event. There, we clashed against eu OG, ru, us compLexity Gaming, and ru Vega Squadron, and were able to outplay each of them except eu OG, who were the eventual winners. We met this team twice, with the second game being the grand final.

Following the 2016/2017 season, we have witnessed a series of big changes to the competitive system. In fall, we participated in the qualifier for the ESL Major, where we faced ru in the grand finals, but, unfortunately, were defeated. Notably, ru VP were the ones to eventually secure the ESL One Hamburg 2017 trophy.


Since then, ua NAVI won the CIS qualifier for ESL One Genting 2018 and received a direct invite to ESL One Katowice 2018, which means that our quest for trophies continues. At the end of February, we will travel to Spodek Arena in Katowice, while our nearest LAN will be kicking off in Malaysia on January 23. For more information, please read our .

Meanwhile, our Counter-Strike players have been recently to the IEM Katowice 2018 qualifier, which will also be organized by ESL. We can't wait to cheer for the boys and believe that with our support they will achieve great results! #gonav