DeKay's Sources: Na’Vi considering B1ad3 as coach in addition to GuardiaN - Dexerto

DeKay’s Sources: Na’Vi considering B1ad3 as coach in addition to GuardiaN

Published: 12/Sep/2019 15:59 Updated: 14/Sep/2019 10:35

by Jarek "DeKay" Lewis


Ukranian and Russian Counter-Strike team Natus Vincere are heavily considering bringing in Andriy “B1ad3” Gorodenskiy as their new head coach, according to multiple sources close to the team.

B1ad3 is already a member of the Na’Vi organization, having joined as their Esports Director in March. Both Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev and Denis “electronic” Sharipov played alongside B1ad3 during their separate tenures with the FlipSid3 Tactics organization. 

B1ad3 played for the American organization for over three years before moving to Gambit Esports as a coach late last year. He is known for his contributions in CS:GO as an in-game leader, where he helped his teams reach nine Valve sponsored Major tournaments.

Natus Vincere announced earlier this week that Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko will play his last tournament at BLAST Pro Series: Moscow 2019 this weekend. Also leaving the team is head coach Mykhailo “kane” Blagi, who joined in late 2017.

Zeus’ replacement has not yet been announced by the organization, but multiple sources have informed Dexerto that all signs point to Ladislav “GuardiaN” Kovács returning to the organization once again as a main AWPer. 

StarLadderGuardiaN is set to rejoin Na’Vi, according to multiple sources.

During Zeus’ second tenure with the organization that started in late 2017 when kane joined, Na’Vi reached a Major Final at the FACEIT Major: London, won ESL One: Cologne 2018, and also won both StarSeries Season 5 and StarSeries Season 7. 

Na’Vi made it to the new champions stage at the StaLadder Berlin Major, but fell short against NRG in the first round, finishing top eight.

Natus Vincere CS:GO roster (Rumored) 

  • Oleksandr ‘s1mple‘ Kostyliev
  • Egor ‘flamie‘ Vasilev
  • Denis ‘electronic‘ Shairpov
  • Kirill ‘Boombl4‘ Mikhailov
  • Ladislav ‘GuardiaN‘ Kovács*
    • Andriy ‘B1ad3′ Gorodenskiy*

* After Blast Moscow 2019


Valve lifts Fnatic star KRIMZ’s mysterious CSGO VAC ban

Published: 1/Dec/2020 3:21 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 6:46

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Valve has lifted the VAC ban on CSGO legend KRIMZ, and although fans think it was probably due to a matchmaking tool, the reasons are still unknown.

The CSGO community stood still on November 28 after Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson announced he had been VAC banned. Valve never specified why, which made the situation a bit of a mystery.

“It seems that my account got vac banned,” he said. “CSGO can you fix this asap pls.” It sounded like he was probably more confused than anyone else and was adamant he’d done nothing wrong.

CSGO fans think he might have been banned for using a third-party tool named esportal to find matches. However, there has been no official word to support it.

FNATIC coach Andreas “Samuelsson” Samuelsson issued a statement not long after. “We have reached out to Valve, TOs, and third-party community websites… to understand the nature of this unexpected shutdown,” he said. “We have no reason to believe this is the consequence of any intentional use of any illegal program.”

Either way, it didn’t take Valve long to rectify the issue. They’ve already lifted the ban, and it’s been a huge relief to CSGO players and FNATIC fans around the world.

The first one to spill the beans was ‘DonHaci.’ “Krimz has been unbanned,” he said. “His VAC ban has been removed from his Steam page.

KRIMZ’s Steam profile isn’t private, which means anyone can take a look and see for themselves. His fans have been pouring in and leaving comments to celebrate and share their relief.

Still, nobody is more excited than the man himself. KRIMZ made a brief statement on Twitter and expressed his gratitude for having it fixed. “I’m free [motherf**ers], he said. “Thank you CSGO for sorting it out quickly.”

Interestingly, Valve still hasn’t explained why they banned KRIMMZ in the first place. KRIMMZ hasn’t elaborated on it either.

In the end, though, the key takeaway is that it appears to have been a mistake. The CSGO community is thrilled to have its favorite son back.