b1t played like 5-6 times against academy teams, he mostly played against t2-3, and had like 1.15 rating.
m0nesy had 1.4 rating which is not even comparable with nipl.
xertioN is 1.06 rating, JDC 0.99, torzsi, 1.02 approximately. So yeah.
nipl is definetely good, but not for navi, maybe some cis t2 team. Navi are certified strong t1, nipl is a kid without experience and without impressive mechanic skills, they obviously considered him only bc he is ukrainian.
look at Kvem, the guy is also an entry, and he drops 1.17 rating vs t2-3 consistently, ukrainian too.