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Navi 2010 vs Navi 2020 showmatch: Date, schedule, and more

Published: 24/Jul/2020 11:21

by Connor Bennett


Members of Natus Vincere’s 2010 roster will be taking on players from their current lineup in a special show match spanning both CSGO and CS 1.6. Here’s what you need to know. 

In any discipline, the past versus the present is always a hotly debated topic as fans put forward their case for their favorite team, fighter, athlete, or player. Though, it’s not something we see all that often given that there’s usually a huge age difference.

However, when it comes to esports, the past versus the present can actually do battle – as is the case with Natus Vincere.

Members of Navi’s classic 2010 roster, which was headed up by Zeus and Edward, will be taking on the S1mple led 2020 team in a special one-off series of show matches that will see them battle on both CS 1.6 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. 

S1mple will head up the current Navi lineup.

The match, which has quite comically been given the tag of Boomers vs Zoomers, was announced on July 22 but won’t actually be happening until August 1. 

When the action does get underway, the players compete on across three maps from CS 1.6 – Train, Inferno, and Tuscan – and a set of three maps from CS:GO including the updated versions of Train and Inferno as well as Dust 2. 

Maps for the NAVI showmatch
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Navi 2020 will step into CS 1.6 for three maps.

Navi August 1 show match schedule

As already noted, the special event will only happen on August 1, but if you want to watch the full show, you’re in for quite the marathon of a day. 

Na’Vi have already announced that it will get underway at 15:45 pm EEST with a pre-show before the 1.6 action starts fifteen minutes later. 

It remains to be seen if there will be English or alternative language streams but we have contacted the org about the possibility. 

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The schedule for the NAVI show match.

So, that’s what you need to know about the one-off event between the two iconic lineups.

Wheter the past or the present will come out on top remains to be seen, so be sure to check back on August 1.


Real Madrid footballer Casemiro launches esports team CaseEsports

Published: 29/Oct/2020 21:32 Updated: 29/Oct/2020 21:39

by Adam Fitch


Real Madrid and Brazil football star Casemiro has announced the launch of his own esports team, CaseEsports.

The defensive midfielder’s team will initially compete in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, debuting in the qualifier for DreamHack Masters Winter on November 3.

The decision to start a team, according to the org’s official website, was birthed from Casemiro’s “enthusiasm, desire to enjoy and passion for this game” – speaking specifically of Counter-Strike.

The organisation will provide a team of sports professionals to enhance the performance of their players. They plan to “lead the European esports scene” through “effort, perseverance and teamwork.”

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CaseEsports will be hoping for land1n to make an instant impact.

The all-Brazilian roster that has been assembled includes former paiN Gaming and Tempo Storm players Denis “⁠dzt⁠” Fischer and Paulo “⁠land1n⁠” Felipe, former FURIA Academy duo Yan “⁠yepz⁠” Pedretti and Vinicius “⁠n1ssim⁠” Pereira, and former Imperial player Felipe “⁠delboNi⁠” Delboni.

CaseEsports has already secured the support of multiple sponsors, including peripherals brand HyperX, glasses retailer Hawkers, gaming chair brand Drift, and “fashion soccer” line BŮH.

“This team was created out of a hobby of mine that I really enjoy,” said Casemiro, according to HLTV. “I wanted to take it to a professional level, and just like in my career, I want them to be the best. I know that creating a new team and winning titles will take time and require a lot of work, but I hope that the players and the fans will really enjoy this project.”

Athletes starting their own esports teams is not a new trend by any means.

In the last few months alone, David Beckham launched Guild Esports, Manchester City star Sergio Aguero founded KRU Esports, and Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster started Team Diverge.