NAVIGRAM #6: From bootcamps to LANs

News / 27 February 2018 — 21:05

Natus Vincere out of the game!

The past month has been quite eventful for ua NAVI.GG.BET: the Dota 2 squad has gone through roster changes and have already made their first competitive appearance; the CS:GO division have just taken part in the StarLadder i-League StarSeries S4 finals and are gearing up for their new challenges; and our FIFA player ua Yevhen "Yozhyk " Mostovyk has recently stormed the  qualification round.

Although it seems like they are fully concentrated on practicing and playing official matches, our players always find time to share their new pictures and day-to-day updates with their followers. For today's NAVIGRAM, we have prepared a compilation of  ua Natus Vincere's most interesting posts over the past few weeks. Let's dive right in!

In the CS:GO world, all eyes were on . The Born to Win five have put in a strong display on the home ground, claiming , as we lost to eu mousesports in an intense grand final clash.

Despite falling short of the title, Born to Win proved capable of winning the most decorated and experienced rivals, having overcome such titans as eu FaZe Clan, dk Astralis and others. 

ua Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev was given a special award, being named the best player of the tournament. This is already the third MVP title in s1mple's career, and we are sure he will only get stronger in the future!

Meanwhile, our Dota 2 squad headed for Poland to attend , which unfortunately proved to be too difficult of a challenge for our players, giving them some food for thought. Our string of LANs continues, the next one being .

Initially, the squad gathered in Kyiv, as not only ua Danil "Dendi" Ishutin, ua Viktor "GeneRaL" Nigrini and ua Vladislav "Crystallize" Krystanek, but also our newcomers -- ua Ilya "Lil" Ilyuk and rs Nicola "LeBron" Popovich -- were present at the bootcamp. Do you like Lil's new NAVI Edition arcana?

Our LeBron has posted a picture featuring his parents, who always support him across long distances. Advice and motivation boost have been received, and now it's time to win!

As soon as the boys stepped into the ua Natus Vincere office, their first official matches in the DAC 2018 qualifier began, so they hardly had any time for greetings. Born to Win fully devoted themselves to the training process. 

Of course, this bootcamp would not have been possible without our coach & manager duo, ua Alexander "XBOCT" Dashkevich and ua Igor "caff" Sydorenko.

Our fans often ask us how NAVI prepare for their matches and what they do in between their games. We think it's time to answer these questions!

We know that you've been waiting for it, and it's finally out! The interview with Lil can be found on our  and, well, you definitely don't want to miss this one!

And here is an interview with the second newcomer to our squad, which you also absolutely have to watch. The conversation with LeBron was by no means less interesting than the one with Ilya and helped us find out a lot about the player.

If you have already seen the interviews with Lil and LeBron, we recommend that you check out our video series, where we tried to gauge how well our Dota 2 players know all the details of the game. Spoiler Alert: it wasn't that great!

In addition, we had our CS:GO captain, ua Danil "Zeus" Teslenko, appear on camera, and he definitely appreciated the comfort of the new DXRacer chair.

Aside from the players, we sometimes have our coaches, analysts, and managers featured in our videos. This time, we took ua Mikhail "Kane" Blagin and by Eugene "ugin" Erofeev out from behind the scenes! Watch to see how it went!

Some more exclusive backstage footage! Our CS:GO reporter Aleksey Kostylev embodies the humbleness of the content we produce, while our cameraman ua Konstantin "PrinZe" Zagrebelny shows how the setting for our photoshoots looks.

Some pictures of our players can be used for many occasions. This one, for example, is for those who have just finished competing in the Weekend League, playing an hour and a half Dota 2 game or edged out of a triple overtime in CS:GO.

And this one is for those who have everything under control like an old Western sheriff. 

One photo, two legends! Our photograph collection has got a great new addition. It's always great to have guests in the NAVI office, but when you meet the people of such caliber... It's just hard to believe that it's actually happening!

We all get hit with nostalgia sometimes. Champions, for one, tend to come together to remember their golden days. Dive into this atmosphere with our coach!

Of course, we couldn't let Valentine's Day pass by without a romantic photo: meet ua Yozhyk and his charming wife!

We are wrapping up our today's article on a positive note and with a genuine smile of our favorite midlaner! 

await our squads in the near future! Stay tuned and support Born to Win! #gonavi