NAVI Junior roster unveiled

The Ukrainian organization has found four players to join headtr1ck in the new academy team lineup.

Natus Vincere announced in early December that a new cycle was coming for its academy team, NAVI Junior, as the organization put three of its players on the transfer list, Ilya "⁠m0NESY⁠" Osipov, Eugene "⁠Aunkere⁠" Karyat and Rodion "⁠fear⁠" Smyk, while keeping only Daniil "⁠headtr1ck⁠" Valitov on the active roster.

Amiran "⁠aMi⁠" Rehviashvili tested players in a selection process following the announcement to form a new NAVI Junior squad with players from the youngest development phase in the organization, NAVI Youth.

aMi made his selection for the new academy squad

The final selection was comprised of two Russian players, Vlad "⁠latt1kk⁠" Vydrin and Dmitriy "fen2k" Gladskikh, as well as two Ukrainians, Mark "UNBR0KEN" Varakuta and Andrii "nipl" Kukharskyi.

Despite NAVI settling on a new roster for its academy team, recruitment endeavors are ongoing through ROAD TO NAVI, where 13 to 16-year-old players with over 3000 elo on FACEIT are encouraged to apply to try and make the Kyiv-based organization's youth squad.

"I believe that each new generation of players is stronger than the previous one," coach aMi says. "Therefore we have to give the youngsters a chance to present themselves. NAVI Junior has started a new cycle with the newly formed roster.

"Each player who passed the selection gave his best. The guys were fighting for their goal and made numerous efforts. They are talented, hungry for victories and want to prove themselves. But there is a long way of learning and getting to know the world that is new to them — the world of professional esports. We will try to help them become professionals in all aspects."

The new NAVI Junior lineup is:

Ukraine Daniil "⁠headtr1ck⁠" Valitov
Russia Vlad "⁠latt1kk⁠" Vydrin
Ukraine Andrii "nipl" Kukharskyi
Ukraine Mark "UNBR0KEN" Varakuta
Russia Dmitriy "fen2k" Gladskikh

Ukraine Amiran "⁠aMi⁠" Rehviashvili (coach)

Ukraine Daniil 'headtr1ck' Valitov
Daniil 'headtr1ck' Valitov
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Rodion 'fear' Smyk
Rodion 'fear' Smyk
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
134
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.67
Russia Vlad 'latt1kk' Vydrin
Vlad 'latt1kk' Vydrin
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Russia Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Ilya 'm0NESY' Osipov
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
177
KPR:
0.81
DPR:
0.61
Russia Eugene 'Aunkere' Karyat
Eugene 'Aunkere' Karyat
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
322
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.67
Very cool
2021-12-21 12:57
4 replies
glad they finally upgraded
2021-12-21 13:11
Moses coaching Navi junior letsgo
2021-12-21 13:38
2 replies
pog
2021-12-21 13:40
#120
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United States lejanz
wow he does look like moses huh
2021-12-21 21:45
Where bcko?
2021-12-21 12:58
1 reply
G2 announcement tomorrow
2021-12-21 13:07
#6
b1t | 
Ukraine devitt
Let's hope that at least one of them will be a strong player in the future
2021-12-21 12:58
1 reply
headtr1ck for sure will, latt1k too
2021-12-21 13:00
#7
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South Africa UzziGaming
pog
2021-12-21 12:58
SO EZ FOR NIPPLE
2021-12-21 12:58
#13
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
Let’s see if they can become t2 team. Or at least t3
2021-12-21 13:00
4 replies
Tier 10 max
2021-12-21 13:06
2 replies
#31
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Ukraine Slavv_Boss
Probably. No monesy, so they would be tier million. Still interesting to see
2021-12-21 13:07
1 reply
It took 2 years for 1st batch of Navi Junior to become Tier 3 - Tier 2 relevant (with the exception of b1t ofc). so it will be a long road ahead for these new kids in the block.
2021-12-21 18:47
It's not about going t2, main goal is to get players used to something higher than 4000 elo faceit prem
2021-12-22 10:58
better than s0mple's squad
2021-12-21 13:02
4 replies
#82
TenZ | 
Russia P0vTr
+1
2021-12-21 14:41
bad b8 m8 i r8 0/8
2021-12-22 01:17
2 replies
Bad bait mate I rate 0/8
2021-12-22 14:46
1 reply
yes
2021-12-22 17:10
damn imagine how competitive shit is over there. Kudos to NAVI for taking this initiative
2021-12-21 13:02
gl guys
2021-12-21 13:02
#24
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Pakistan hawrU
What happened to the "Who is this kid?" that got into navi academy is he one of these in the team coz I dont remember the name. "Who is this kid" that was in natosaphix's stream.
2021-12-21 13:05
6 replies
#29
b1t | 
Russia dteakh
froz1k but he's not in this roster
2021-12-21 13:07
5 replies
#38
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Pakistan hawrU
yeah him Alright... but was he really good enough?
2021-12-21 13:14
4 replies
#39
b1t | 
Russia dteakh
default prem player
2021-12-21 13:15
1 reply
#40
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Pakistan hawrU
Alright
2021-12-21 13:16
froz1k is only 13 years old, he is in NAVI academy where they don't play in teams but just learn theory about the game and practice individually. hltv.org/player/21198/froz1k#tab-newsBox
2021-12-21 13:29
1 reply
#77
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Pakistan hawrU
I know that But I thought he might be added to their junior roster now... bcoz why not
2021-12-21 14:32
good roster?
2021-12-21 13:07
fen2k wtf why so expensive
2021-12-21 13:07
#34
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Korea Axiotimos
is there any well-known players in the roster? at least some fpl-c stars or something?
2021-12-21 13:10
#37
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Finland AliSabid
Nice!
2021-12-21 13:12
noic nicknames xd
2021-12-21 13:17
#46
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Russia ToughGuy
future g2 players
2021-12-21 13:25
Wonderful better
2021-12-21 13:25
4 replies
+1 imagine sold a player for 600k and replace him with someone similiar for free
2021-12-21 14:03
3 replies
Isn't he in hellraisers? And if navi asks for a player, the team will make the price 100 times as large as the original price lol
2021-12-21 14:14
2 replies
he was free agent for like a month before he and his team signed for hellraisers
2021-12-21 14:24
1 reply
Oh ok yeah makes sense
2021-12-21 14:53
#52
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United States Shmikeb0b
Ami thicc Moses
2021-12-21 13:29
where's flamie the wonderkid tho?
2021-12-21 13:44
3 replies
#61
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Australia sm0go
At home watching Forza streams
2021-12-21 13:52
He's sub in NaVi nursery atm
2021-12-21 13:53
Navi Children
2021-12-21 18:16
#59
fnx | 
Portugal lovessd
where is flamie?
2021-12-21 13:47
#60
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Finland whiteguy
just tell him to change nickname untill its too late
2021-12-21 13:51
#63
mir | 
Russia M31F
10 lvl faceit mix
2021-12-21 13:54
latt1kk ahaha , racist guy anti china
2021-12-21 13:55
3 replies
#65
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North America drac0z
fr?
2021-12-21 14:01
Anti-China? Based
2021-12-21 18:52
who cars
2021-12-22 05:19
#67
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Russia mshkoda
gl to boys
2021-12-21 14:03
i thought junior joined navi and nearly had heartattack
2021-12-21 14:11
Tier10
2021-12-21 14:12
This ami guy seems good in scouting and developing players so let's see. Navi got good structure at least in csgo
2021-12-21 14:15
is 3000 elo in faceit hard to achieve? does that mean lvl 10? I really dont know btw, I havent played cs for 4 years
2021-12-21 14:41
6 replies
2000 elo is lv10
2021-12-21 14:52
3000 elo is the threshold for average grinder. it’s impressive for a 13yo kid but translates to tier5 semipro cs. i remember in 2016 if you had 3k it was scary to play against you. now it’s all inflated and seems like every other guy is 3k+
2021-12-21 16:24
1 reply
understood. thx
2021-12-21 16:56
not hard with high amount of hours and a high quality cheat Esportal or ESEA is different
2021-12-21 16:40
1 reply
how is ESEA different?
2021-12-21 16:56
If u reach it while being 13 y o, kinda says u have a future
2021-12-22 11:00
raising kids to sell them to eu orgs, ez money
2021-12-21 14:54
#89
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Lithuania vytkqq
no academy team beats MOUZ NXT tho :D
2021-12-21 14:57
1 reply
#124
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Lithuania ashas
well, MOUZ NXT current players are getting promoted most likely, so they wont be that invincible anymore, unless theyll get more crazy talents
2021-12-21 23:53
LET'S GO BOYS #NAVINATION #NAVIDAVI #BORNTOWIN
2021-12-21 15:14
gl boys
2021-12-21 15:17
#94
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Brazil batcompany
From a business perspective, NaVi way is smarter than anyone's. Not impressed that their main lineup is #1.
2021-12-21 15:19
why aunkere is benched?, he might be the new b1t, played for so long in navi junior i think he deserves a chance.
2021-12-21 16:43
4 replies
Electronic is too good now to be replaced anytime soon
2021-12-21 18:56
2 replies
but why they benched aunkere?
2021-12-21 18:57
1 reply
They Didn’t really bench him, they let go of the 4 best players in navi junior and kept the worst, I guess they are selling the players to other teams in some way
2021-12-22 09:01
He is transfer listed. They are trying to get offers for him and other players.
2021-12-22 05:39
wooow!!! No one cares!!!
2021-12-21 17:48
4 replies
stfu no scene
2021-12-21 18:18
3 replies
stfu radioactive man
2021-12-21 19:13
2 replies
ok my bad
2021-12-21 19:34
1 reply
Np men
2021-12-22 09:01
Someone needs to pick up aunkere asap maybe -norwi or 1eeR +aunkere
2021-12-21 18:28
#110
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
flamie?
2021-12-21 18:34
1 reply
think that was never meant to be for very long
2021-12-21 19:36
lol
2021-12-21 21:27
#127
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Hungary szia
nipl is short for nice play, get over it
2021-12-22 01:58
1 reply
#134
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North America BoDaddy
no one is bothered by it... It's hilarious
2021-12-22 07:48
Nice news, interesting too see what NAVI prepared
2021-12-22 04:41
#142
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Brazil joao2315
n1ple
2021-12-24 08:13
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