NAVI Is Not Sacking B1ad3-s1mple

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NAVI Is Not Sacking B1ad3-s1mple

Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyljev has confirmed that NAVI is not considering to part ways with their coach Andrij “B1ad3” Ghorodensjkyj

Natus Vincere, also known as NAVI, has been facing difficulties recently. The Ukrainian powerhouse has had disappointing performances at multiple high-level tournaments, including a lackluster 9-11th place finish at the Paris Major 2023. As a result, there have been widespread rumors in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO) community that coach Andrij “B1ad3” Ghorodensjkyj will be released from his position, with the team's performance coming under scrutiny.

In a recent streaming session, however, Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, NAVI's renowned AWPer, dismissed the rumors circulating about Andrey “B1ad3” Gorodensky stepping down as the team's coach. When a viewer asked about it in the chat, the Ukrainian player strongly urged everyone to disregard such claims.

NAVI Is Not Sacking B1ad3-s1mple

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“Everyone who has already made substitutions is wrong. How stupid a person has to be to say that NAVI will kick B1ad3 or that B1ad3 will depart NAVI? It's so stupid. You can only talk about it if you don't know anything about this game. Bro, B1ad3 is one of the smartest people I've ever met in my life. He can depart NAVI only if he wants to. But everyone who creates these rumors is stupid. I've seen these rumors, but I just don't understand how you can be so dumb as to say such a thing.”

Analyst Jacob “Pimp” Winneche also weighed in on the circulating rumors about an impending roster change in the NAVI team. In his comments, he acknowledged the possibility of NAVI making a grave error by parting ways with their coach.

Ever since B1ad3 joined NAVI as their coach from Gambit in the winter of 2019, the Ukrainian organization has experienced an unprecedented period of success, surpassing even their glory days in CS 1.6. Beginning in 2021, NAVI have achieved a remarkable 18 first-place finishes in S-tier events, reaching the pinnacle by securing Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, widely regarded as the greatest CS player ever, his first CS Major championship.

B1ad3’s achievements at NAVI have been recognized with several personal accolades. He was named the Esports Coach of the Year in December, 2022. The 36-year-old has also received two HLTV Coach of the Year Awards and 

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