Language barrier will not be a problem for Justinas “jL” Lekavicius following his move to Natus Vincere
Justinas “jL” Lekavicius, the new Natus Vincere rifler, will not have any problems communicating with his new teammate. The Lithuanian has recently revealed in a Twitch stream that he can speak Russian so it would not be a problem to communicate with the likes of Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyljev and Valerij “b1t” Vakhovsjkyj.
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“I don’t know what language we will speak if we stay in the game with s1mple and b1t,” JL said in his stream. “I’m ready for Russian, it won’t be a problem for me. Already did this with Woro2k in MAD Lions.”
— NAVI (@natusvincere) June 30, 2023
NaVi made headlines on June 30th by revealing their refreshed CS:GO lineup. Joining forces with jL are Ivan “iM” Mihai and Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen, both of whom bring experience from their stints at GamerLegion and Ninjas in Pyjamas. Denis “electroNic” Sharipov, Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutsky, and Andrey “bpl” Kukharsky, on the other hand, left the organization in pursuit of new challenges.
Adding a touch of humor to the team's camaraderie, jL playfully involved Alexander “s1mple” Kostylev, the team's renowned sniper. In a jestful manner, jL shared a light-hearted contract that jokingly obligated him to always find common ground with s1mple, affectionately referring to him as the revered “God of NaVi.”
The much-anticipated debut of the newly updated roster is set to take place at the prestigious BLAST Premier: Fall Groups 2023, scheduled to be held from July 13th to July 23rd at a LAN event in the vibrant city of Copenhagen, Denmark. This high-stakes tournament will see a total of 12 elite teams battling it out for a substantial prize pool of $177.5K, with the top six teams earning the opportunity to advance to the highly anticipated Fall Final 2023.