Depends on the circumstances. Players like simple, guardian, kennys and fallen are incredible in close combat with the awp.
If simple is able to actually get the first kill instead of mostly trading the first player away it wouldn't a disadvantage to NaVi, on the contrary.
Thats my point - you won't see Liquid and Astralis do like NaVi.
I understand why NaVi/simple does this, but when you can't visit hltv.org without seeing 50 users praising simple mainly using his stats as the only argument, I just got to mention he is stat padding alot, also compared to comparable players from rival teams