NIP vs NAVI Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023

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NIP vs NAVI Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023

It’s the battle of two teams that have been a little hard on their luck lately in NIP vs NAVI in IEM Rio 2023

It’s extremely rare for a team of Natus Vincere’s caliber to have a bogey team, and although Ninjas in Pyjamas don’t exactly beat the former all the time, they do give the beastly Ukrainians a heart attack every time. To be fair, NIP has changed quite a bit since the last time these two teams met, bringing in some talent and getting rid of some underperformers, but so has NAVI, and they’re looking better now than they have in a long time. Looking to do some CSGO betting? This preview will educate you on the two teams.


The Swedes have had the kind of start to their tournament that’s bound to boost them with a lot of confidence. They took down local lads Imperial in emphatic fashion, crushing the Brazilians underfoot on Mirage for a statement 16-5 triumph. NAVI will be a much bigger fish, though, and NIP will have to play at their best and hope someone on the CIS squad is having a bad day. 


Kristian “k0nfig” Wienecke

  • HLTV Rating: 1.08
  • Impact Rating: 1.19
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 69.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 80.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.75

Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen

  • HLTV Rating: 0.95
  • Impact Rating: 1.01
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 73.8
  • Kills Per Round: 0.63

Fredrik “REZ” Sterner

  • HLTV Rating: 1.03
  • Impact Rating: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 77.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Danyyl “headtr1ck” Valitov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.14
  • Impact Rating: 1.06
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.5%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.73

Ludvig “Brollan” Brolin

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating: 1.18
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.5%
  • Average Damage Round: 79.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.72

Player To Watch



After an easy win of their own against Asian superstars The MongolZ, NAVI are now all set to make a deep run at this tournament should they be able to close out this next match. Their last match saw them run an attacking masterclass on Mirage after a relatively subpar defense, and while there were issues to address in that performance, it was mostly solid.


Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev

  • HLTV Rating: 1.24
  • Impact Rating: 1.35
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 74.0%
  • Average Damage Round: 85.7
  • Kills Per Round: 0.85

Denis “electroNic” Sharipov

  • HLTV Rating: 1.09
  • Impact Rating: 1.19
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 71.7%
  • Average Damage Round: 82.6
  • Kills Per Round: 0.74

Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy

  • HLTV Rating: 1.04
  • Impact Rating: 0.87
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 73.2%
  • Average Damage Round: 70.0
  • Kills Per Round: 0.62

Valerii “b1t” Vakhovskyi

  • HLTV Rating: 1.11
  • Impact Rating: 1.10
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 72.1%
  • Average Damage Round: 75.5
  • Kills Per Round: 0.70

Andrii “npl” Kukharskyi

  • HLTV Rating: 1.01
  • Impact Rating: 0.96
  • Kill/Assist/Survived/Traded: 70.6%
  • Average Damage Round: 70.9
  • Kills Per Round: 0.64

Player to Watch


NIP vs NAVI Predictions: IEM Rio 2023

We have a feeling NIP will surprise NAVI and take a 2-1 win.

NIP vs NAVI Head to Head Record 

NIP 4 – 5 NAVI

NIP vs NAVI Maps 

  • Nuke
  • Ancient
  • Overpass

NIP vs NAVI Score 

  • Map 1: NIP to win by +2<
  • Map 2: NAVI to win by +3<
  • Map 3: NIP to win by +2<

NIP vs NAVI Top Fragger


IEM Rio 2023 NAVI vs NIP Match Links

NIP vs NAVI Match Time

April 17, 2023 – 15:00 ET/14:00 CST/12:00 PT

NIP vs NAVI Preview and Predictions: IEM Rio 2023
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