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CSGO Roster Changes: Natus Vincere (NAVI) and the Future of s1mple, B1ad3, and npl

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Discover the speculated major changes in the Natus Vincere (NAVI) CSGO team. Will s1mple, B1ad3, and npl stay or go? What's next for Counter-Strike's elite squad?

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Natus Vincere (NAVI), a dominant force in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) scene, is reportedly gearing up for some significant changes. Insider reports suggest that coach Andrij "B1ad3" Horodenskyj and player Andrij "npl" Kukharskyj are on the chopping block​1​.

The "Rumor Mill" Surrounding NAVI's Team Rebuild

While these reports come from a credible source, they are, as yet, unconfirmed. The audience is encouraged to view these as rumors rather than fact. Further speculation surrounds the future composition of the team, with whispers of a NAVI rebuild on the horizon.

The Future of NAVI and s1mple's Role

The future of NAVI is said to revolve around Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyljev, whose influence extends to deciding which maps the team plays against specific opponents. This level of control has reportedly led to differences with B1ad3 and could impact the team's dynamic moving forward.

B1T's Position in NAVI: Uncertain Times Ahead?

Another point of speculation involves Valerij "B1T" Vakhovskij. If his performance doesn't improve, he may be the next to exit. The organization is also rumored to be considering replacements for electronic and Perfecto, adding further uncertainty to the team's future composition.

The Possibility of NAVI Going International

John Knyaziev reveals that NAVI's management has been in discussions with English-speaking players, suggesting a potential shift towards an international roster. This could further threaten electronic's position given his reported English proficiency.

M0NESY Expresses Desire to Join NAVI

Adding to the roster speculation, French CS:GO player Ilya "m0NESY" Osipov has expressed his interest in joining NAVI, citing his love for the organization.

Rumored NAVI Lineup: The Future of Counter-Strike

If the rumors turn out to be true, the future NAVI lineup could look like this:

  • Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyljev
  • Valerij "B1T" Vakhovskij
  • Denis "electronic" Sharipov
  • Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskyy
  • Andrij "npl" Kukharskyj (?)
  • Andrij "B1ad3" Horodenskyj (?)

As of now, these remain as rumors. NAVI has yet to confirm any of the speculated changes. Nonetheless, these speculations provide intriguing insights into the potential future of one of the top teams in Counter-Strike.