NAVI hinted at missing out on BLAST Premier Spring Final 2023 due to visa complications
The participation of NAVI in the highly anticipated BLAST Premier Spring Final 2023, set to take place in Washington, hangs in the balance. Visa issues have emerged as a significant hurdle, as the team’s rifler Valeriy “b1t” Vakhovskiy revealed during a recent stream.
Ukrainian esports team NAVI (Natus Vincere) won the BLAST Premier: Spring Finals tournament in CS: GO 🥳
The winners received a trophy, $200,000 in prize money, and a ticket to BLAST Premier: World Final 2022.
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During a live stream, b1t was asked about his team’s participation in the upcoming tournament. With a tinge of uncertainty, the Ukrainian player acknowledged the possibility that the Black-and-Yellow could miss out on the tournament set to take place in North America.
“There is no clear decision yet, but perhaps not. So far, there is still a chance to get visas to Washington on time, but I don’t know if we will be able to do so or not. The chances are slim, but they exist.”
Natus Vincere, more famously known as NAVI, are the reigning BLAST Premier Spring Final champions. The Ukrainians had beaten Vitality 2-0 in the Grand Final to claim the prestigious trophy. Recent developments, however, suggest that NAVI might not get the opportunity to defend their title.