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Na’Vi CS:GO make major roster change following disappointing results [UPDATED]

Published: 28/May/2019 14:20 Updated: 29/May/2019 13:21

by Joe O'Brien

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Na’Vi have officially announced the addition of Kirill ‘Boombl4’ Mikhailov to their CS:GO squad in place of Ioann ‘Edward’ Sukhariev.

The move was originally reported on May 28, and has now been officially confirmed on May 29. In addition to Na’Vi’s signing of Boombl4, it’s been announced that Edward will transfer in the opposite direction, joining the Winstrike squad.

The two teams’ official rosters are now as follows.

Na’Vi:

  • Danylo ‘Zeus’ Teslenko
  • Egor ‘flamie’ Vasilyev
  • Aleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev
  • Denis ‘electronic’ Sharipov
  • Kirill ‘Boombl4’ Mikhailov

Winstrike:

  • Aurimas ‘Kvik‘ Kvakšys
  • David ‘n0rb3r7‘ Danielyan
  • Vladyslav ‘bondik‘ Nechyporchuk
  • Aleksey ‘El1an‘ Gusev
  • Ioann ‘Edward‘ Sukhariev

Original article:

Reports suggest that Na’Vi are set to make a change to their CS:GO roster, replacing Ioann ‘Edward’ Sukhariev with Winstrike’s Kirill ‘Boombl4’ Mikhailov.

The move has been reported by 1pv.fr and HLTV.org, and Boombl4 himself seems to have hinted at the transfer by tweeting the Na’Vi motto, which translates to “I see the goal – I see no obstacles.”

Edward is a veteran of Counter-Strike going back to 1.6, and has played in Na’Vi’s CS:GO squad since December 2013, making him the longest-standing member of the line-up considering Danylo ‘Zeus’ Teslenko’s departure to Gambit between 2016 and 2017.

His prospective replacement, Boombl4, who is best-known for competing on the Quantum Bellator Fire squad that came out of nowhere to a top-eight finish at the ELeague Boston Major in January 2018.

Na’Vi’s current roster formed in November 2017 with the addition of Denis ‘electronic’ Sharipov. In the time since they’ve had some stand-out results, most notably a run of victories at StarSeries Season 5, the CS:GO Asia Championships, and ESL One Cologne in mid-2018

DexertoThe biggest success of this Na’Vi line-up was winning ESL One Cologne 2018.

Despite the luxury of playing with the world’s current best player, however – Aleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev, who many contend may be the greatest player to ever play CS:GO – Na’Vi have since struggled to find consistent success commensurate with their status as a top-three team.

The reported change comes in the wake of one of their weakest results to date, failing to reach the playoffs of the ESL Pro League Season 9 despite opportunities in two rounds of the group stage in which they should, by ranking at least, have been favored to top their group.

Having missed out on the EPL finals, Na’Vi’s next offline event will be ESL One Cologne on July 2-7, giving them over a month in which to integrate the new signing should it come to fruition.

If the change goes through, Na’Vi’s roster would be as follows:

  • Danylo ‘Zeus’ Teslenko
  • Egor ‘flamie’ Vasilyev
  • Aleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev
  • Denis ‘electronic’ Sharipov
  • Kirill ‘Boombl4’ Mikhailov

Last updated: May 29, 2019 – 9:15 AM EST

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Report: Valve cancel upcoming 2021 CSGO Major

Published: 5/Dec/2020 11:20

by Calum Patterson

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CS:GO publishers Valve have scrapped plans for the game’s next Major tournament, which was set for May 2021, according to an email sent out to organizers.

According to a report from HLTV, the Major that was due to take place May 10-23 will no longer go ahead, presumably due to the global health crisis and travel restrictions, with Valve expecting impacts to still be felt in six months.

This was also why the previous Major, ESL One Rio 2020, which was meant to have taken place in September, was canceled. In the announcement from ESL, they stated “While Valve is currently not able to say when and how Majors will return, as soon as they do we’ll work to bring the Major to Rio.”

In the email to organizers, Valve explained their plans in more detail, including confirming a Major to be held in Europe later in 2021 has been agreed with a partner and venue.

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The ESL One Rio major was canceled in 2020.

CSGO Major in 2021

“We are still disentangling our prior commitments,” Valve said, “and currently have both a partner and an EU venue designated for a Major later in 2021.

“Assuming it makes sense to proceed, the event will take place October 25-November 7 with a potential play-in event October 23-24.”

The last Major was StarLadder Berlin, which concluded with Astralis’ victory in September 2019. That means that it could be a full two years since the previous Major before we see another. With plans for it to take place in Europe, it means that all of the last four Majors will have been held in the continent.

In the email sent to tournament organizers and obtained by HLTV, Valve added that it “doesn’t have any new information about the Regional Major Ranking (RMR)” system, but welcomed feedback from the recipients.

At least in the meantime, while there are no Majors, CS:GO just launched it’s new Operation, Broken Fang, after much anticipation, adding a wealth of new content and features.