NAVI: No talks for YEKINDAR, electroNic considered for IGL role

Comments from the Ukrainian organization provided insight into their roster situation.

Natus Vincere COO Alexey "⁠xaoc⁠" Kucherov spoke out about the team's future as they find themselves a man down and without an in-game leader following Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov's removal due to "high reputational risks".

On May 30, xaoc denied that Natus Vincere are in negotiations for the Latvian star Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis via Twitter, and followed it up on May 31 with a comment to Dexerto in which he reaveled that Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov could take over Boombl4's role and that they are monitoring Timur "⁠buster⁠" Tulepov as a potential signing.

electroNic could take over the calling for the squad

However, a move for buster would require him to be released from Virtus.pro, as Natus Vincere are not willing to reach any sort of deal with the Russian organization as a consequence of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. While there are no certainties that buster would be released into free agency, the expectations seem to be that the Kazakh player is more likely to get out of his contract than his Latvian teammate YEKINDAR.

Update May 31, 16:34: Virtus.pro rejected the possibility of releasing buster from his contract in a statement to Dexerto. "All of our CS:GO players have long-term contracts. None of them can leave unless a proper fee is paid."

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NAVI CEO: "We hope that we are going to keep [the CS:GO] roster and that the Russia-based players are going to relocate"

electroNic taking over the calling would mark the Russian's first attempt to take the reins of a team. He has been a star player for the Black and Yellow since November 2017, placing in the top 10 of the best players list in four consecutive years. At the beginning of 2021, Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy spoke about electroNic's evolution as a player and noted that he believes the Russian could become a more veteran figure in the team as Valeriy "⁠b1t⁠" Vakhovskiy and Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy grow into stars themselves.

Natus Vincere are currently:

Ukraine Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev
Russia Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov
Russia Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy
Ukraine Valeriy "⁠b1t⁠" Vakhovskiy

Ukraine Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy (coach)

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
1085
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.68
Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
695
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.60
Kazakhstan Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Timur 'buster' Tulepov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1252
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1291
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Alexey 'xaoc' Kucherov
Alexey 'xaoc' Kucherov
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Ukraine Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
432
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1091
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1544
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
elec stays good news +flamie
2022-05-31 14:51
7 replies
#210
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Latvia Snnaakee
Nah. No flamie. Then better some one from academy
2022-05-31 16:18
1 reply
#304
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Russia maugli37
+fear mb
2022-05-31 19:23
#265
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Spain sary44
+zeus lol
2022-05-31 17:31
#318
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Romania Pecea
this is actually a good idea, i thought about this some days ago
2022-05-31 20:05
1 reply
flamie hasnt been good for like 4 years and he's barely 1 rating in tier 3 cs atm
2022-06-01 00:21
Kind of cool to see if electronic can be a good IGL.
2022-05-31 20:16
flamie hasnt been good for like 4 years and he's barely on 1 rating in tier 3 cs atm
2022-06-01 00:22
G2 Yekindar ???
2022-05-31 14:49
21 replies
#25
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Poland ad3m93
He would waste his carrer in this team so NO!
2022-05-31 14:51
19 replies
Where else ?
2022-05-31 14:58
13 replies
#72
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South Africa Ray_ZA
C9 for H0bbit
2022-05-31 15:01
12 replies
Role vise it makes no sense. I heard someone say yeki doesn't want to play with Ruskis anymore (prob not true). Hobbit most likely won't suffer any consequenses thus no reason to kick
2022-05-31 15:03
4 replies
thats not true
2022-05-31 16:19
3 replies
flag checks out
2022-05-31 17:17
2 replies
how does my flag affects yekindar's opinion braindead?
2022-05-31 17:19
1 reply
Because its russian.. isn’t that obvious?
2022-06-14 13:45
#187
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Kosovo Maltin
Why would c9 remove hobbit?!
2022-05-31 15:57
hobbit :D one of the best players in world like top25 for sure, nice move, yekindar is good but not great, as i wish to say all the best for my country man, but its true, but still hes damn goood, but overall nowhere to fit him, maybe only Vitality still gonna be sh1t
2022-05-31 16:24
4 replies
#239
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Malta challi9
wtf ? he's the best entry fragger in the world. lol.
2022-05-31 16:47
2 replies
not anymore, he's really good tho
2022-05-31 17:59
#307
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Kosovo Maltin
So is hobbit, plus hobbit is much smarter
2022-05-31 19:25
Top 25?? he was top 5 in 2021 bruh
2022-05-31 23:46
Remove major winner godbit? I aren't think that.
2022-05-31 20:08
he will waste time in other team too not only in g2 bruh
2022-05-31 17:28
+1
2022-05-31 19:26
If -jackz +yekindar happens and g2 fails then aleksib is officially the worst IGL ever or Niko really is the problem
2022-05-31 20:18
2 replies
+1
2022-06-01 02:05
#389
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United States Phanji
+1
2022-06-01 21:43
not really
2022-05-31 16:47
Ez
2022-05-31 14:49
#6
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Korea whoam1
ok
2022-05-31 14:50
No Buster pls
2022-05-31 14:50
6 replies
People are quick to forget how good he was before fl1t joined
2022-05-31 17:24
5 replies
#271
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Kazakhstan Juuzou_
Recency bias is a big thing on hltv
2022-05-31 17:41
+1 easily top 5 cis rifler back then
2022-05-31 17:59
#297
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
+1 but it also clearly says buster isnt gonna be signed
2022-05-31 19:16
*before yekinder joined
2022-05-31 21:54
1 reply
nop it was fl1t (when he joined from forze, buster's rating dropped from around 1.10 to 1.00)
2022-06-01 13:50
K
2022-05-31 14:50
#9
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Portugal OwnedBro
Sadge
2022-05-31 14:50
Tolds it
2022-05-31 14:50
navi is over buster would be kinda cool though i dont want these CIS guys to just disappear, they belong in tier 1 or tier 2 cs for sure
2022-05-31 14:52
7 replies
#80
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Ukraine naviis
0/8
2022-05-31 15:04
3 replies
i dont see them winning any titles for a while is more what i meant by the first comment
2022-05-31 15:08
2 replies
#108
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Ukraine naviis
İ think u dont watch any new. there were a war between ukraine and russia then navi gambit vp lost to bot teams every tournaments in 2022. also navi was top1 gambit was top2 but they have been eleminated from the katowice 2022 firstly. yea i agree navi was bad in this year but it does not mean navi will be tier2 team.
2022-05-31 15:13
1 reply
bruh i dont mean navi is gonna tier 2…. im talking about the members of VP like buster, and also jame, qikert and others when they form a new team or whatever i hope they stay in tier 1 or tier 2 at least, im not talking about navi, the first and second part of the comment are completely separate
2022-05-31 15:22
Despite my flair, I can't see buster in navi. Perfecto is already support. Tyhge only thing is that buster can entry too, but still it looks like navi are looking for non-russian players and don't care much about team performance
2022-05-31 15:58
2 replies
Hey all I’m working on is that he is literally mentioned as being monitored by the org in the article
2022-06-01 00:06
well there is no place for buster for sure in navi but hes not russian...
2022-06-01 10:26
In other words "yeah we are dumb"
2022-05-31 14:50
10 replies
how so?
2022-05-31 15:04
9 replies
If they want electronic to become igl what's the point of bringing in some bad player as a 5th? If elec drops off their firepower will be in shambles so will results and team morale
2022-05-31 16:28
8 replies
Was Buster playing supportive roles in VP??
2022-05-31 17:13
3 replies
After fl1t joined yeah but thing is even before that when sanji and adren were supports buster hasn't been great either, average player at best
2022-05-31 19:32
2 replies
he was decent
2022-06-01 09:28
1 reply
he was bad and i thought that he would be kicked before sanji
2022-06-01 10:27
+1 I just don't get the move at all, he as the COO basically says "electronic has to IGL no other chances at this current moment" literally forcing a top5 rifler to (potentially) give up his whole identity.. if this goes wrong and they sign buster which is big question mark of a signing for a major winning squad (and what roles could he potentially fill in for navi that are empty??), then its only the org once again to blame for..
2022-05-31 17:59
3 replies
I'm guessing buster would be used as entry on t side (previously boombl4) and b anchor on ct (previously perfecto) while perfecto move onto rotator role. Ngl rather give headtr1ck a chance
2022-05-31 19:36
1 reply
so when Perf becomes rotator he is gonna have more chances to clutch the rounds when all mates die))? Poggers
2022-06-01 16:27
wdym niko best igl
2022-06-01 10:28
#14
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India needlyfe
LUL
2022-05-31 14:50
#16
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France Guilsz_
then who if not buster and yeki?
2022-05-31 14:50
9 replies
SANJI
2022-05-31 15:09
7 replies
#107
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France Guilsz_
+111111111111111111 GOAT SANJI must comeback
2022-05-31 15:12
+11111 definitely sanji must comeback and bring victories to a different org
2022-05-31 15:59
#299
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
Why do people keep naming VP players? first yekindar then buster now sanji none of these players are going to navi
2022-05-31 19:17
4 replies
1. You think I’m serious about SANJI? 2. How could you possibly know what Navi is thinking, buster is literally mentioned in the article as being ‘monitored by navi as a potential signing’
2022-06-01 00:02
3 replies
#355
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
However, a move for buster would require him to be released from Virtus.pro, as Natus Vincere are not willing to reach any sort of deal with the Russian organization Update May 31, 16:34: Virtus.pro rejected the possibility of releasing buster from his contract in a statement to Dexerto. "All of our CS:GO players have long-term contracts. None of them can leave unless a proper fee is paid."
2022-06-01 00:45
2 replies
I don’t know, VP have let their players play as Outsiders which in itself is a nice gesture instead of just locking them out from competition. At least for Buster’s case hopefully they will release him knowing they are capable of treating their players right. Cause VP have already tried selling the whole roster I believe so they might realise that the potential for sale is very very unlikely for Buster. YEKINDAR is a different story though, I could see him being picked up by a European org or something who dont mind as much paying. But you are right, with the contracts being in the way NAVI would probably look for an easier, more concrete potential signing if thats even possible. Who could they sign from the CIS region who isnt Russian and who might actually be able to compete at t1 level? Tough call for them especially considering BLAST is coming soon, maybe they play with a standin
2022-06-01 01:03
1 reply
#357
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
probably just get a navi junior player. Even if its just temporary headtr1ck or something. Otherwise idk
2022-06-01 01:12
#102
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Norway McNova
Any one else. Just because someone is good in CS does not mean that they have what it takes to be an IGL
2022-05-31 15:11
F
2022-05-31 14:50
Gg boys :/
2022-05-31 14:51
rip electronics stats then
2022-05-31 14:51
Yes
2022-05-31 14:51
#24
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Is Electronic not tied to Russia anylonger like Perfecto or are NaVi favoring him over Boombl4 ? If the case is later , NaVi org are being hypocrite Buster isnt a big fragger and NaVI are still not paying VP for him , VP would need to do him a favor for this Overall , Yekindar would make the most sense
2022-05-31 15:00
41 replies
YEKINDAR IS STILL CONTRACTED AS WELL
2022-05-31 14:53
1 reply
#40
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yea that is the case but i am saying it with respect to what suits the NaVI best
2022-05-31 14:54
#43
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Ukraine VoidWave
elec doesn't have pornstar-wife who post herself with russian tanks and praising russian army
2022-05-31 14:54
33 replies
#50
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yea but Elec still has a wife and family that live and pay taxes to Russia which NaVI org have opposed to too. Hasnt her wife posted or supported something about war too ?
2022-05-31 14:55
32 replies
#64
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Ukraine VoidWave
she liked some post from kirkorov/baskov or something like that, this is bad ofc, but still maybe elec was able to negotiate with NAVI or maybe he even agreed to leave russia. who knows
2022-05-31 14:57
9 replies
#77
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yea this better be the case or NaVI would be going against their own words while screwing over Boom all the same time
2022-05-31 15:03
8 replies
they are literally doing it already, if there are no reports of elctronic leaving russia WITH his family or are in the plans then WE HAVE to assume that they are screwing BoombI4 over because the situation just requires them to do so while his IGL impact and individual form was always in question and BOOM they clap 2 flies with a single fly-swatter as we like to say here in jermany Btw these are not ur usual "don't speculate on HLTV" NaVi needed to clear both of the cases in BoombI4 AND electroNic to the public at the same time if they wanna keep their face imhO
2022-05-31 18:18
7 replies
#291
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Hear hear, absolutely summed it perfectly Mr. Jerman. NaVi would be loosing more fans and getting bad rep with these changes in name of nationalism if they aren't consistent
2022-05-31 18:47
2 replies
thanks friend, I think our discussion here is the most rational take u can have about NaVi circumstances at this current moment and I expect next HLTV episode to have the same thoughts (if not they will get canceled by us) Kappa :)
2022-05-31 19:09
1 reply
#323
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Pakistan LoOuU2
it was nice talking to you about this as well, i think NaVi really needs to make their stance clear on this or they will be tarnishing their own brand. "if not they will get canceled by us", i can go along with this. It should definitely be discussed and raised by people part of the CS scene
2022-05-31 20:20
here we say to hit/kill 2 rabbits with one shot X)
2022-05-31 20:16
3 replies
#324
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Pakistan LoOuU2
and here its "to hunt two with one arrow"
2022-05-31 20:21
intrestink perso.... takes from different countries mens)) :D
2022-06-01 16:25
1 reply
:DD yes mens)) all are good tho
2022-06-01 17:22
#81
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Russia Robitussin
He's obviously decided to relocate now that they're considering him for an in-game leader role.
2022-05-31 15:04
1 reply
#86
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Pakistan LoOuU2
seems to be the case or did Simple intervene for his beloved ?
2022-05-31 15:05
bruh every single russian in the org would have at least one person in their lives who supports russia in a militaristic way, its only the specific individual that matters not their relationships (as long as its not super obvious like boombl4)
2022-05-31 15:06
19 replies
#90
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Pakistan LoOuU2
well even if we completely set aside whatever political believes his wife has , Elec STILL has a family living and paying to Russia which doesnt suit well to NaVI so that alone should be able to not keep Elec in the org according to themselves
2022-05-31 15:07
18 replies
????? his family is irrelevant wtf you’ve completely misunderstood what the org is trying to explain here my dude
2022-05-31 15:10
17 replies
#112
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Pakistan LoOuU2
wat how the hell is his family irrelevant ? "We are not going to work with people who live in Russia and who pay taxes to the Russian Federation," hltv.org/news/33498/navi-ceo-we-hope-tha.. isnt Elec and his family still living in Russia ? Arent they still paying taxes to the Russian federation ?
2022-05-31 15:16
16 replies
Electronic’s family is not employed by the navi organisation……… and therefore they do not work with them
2022-05-31 15:24
3 replies
#165
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Pakistan LoOuU2
BUT ELEC LIVES WITH HIS FAMILY , IN RUSSIA AND PAYS TO THEM , WHICH GOES AGAINST WHAT NAVI BELIEVES bruh idk whats really hard to grasp here
2022-05-31 15:43
2 replies
#370
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Poland Hellp3r
You're not too bright are ya?
2022-06-01 09:48
1 reply
#372
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Pakistan LoOuU2
You're not too bright are ya?
2022-06-01 10:23
Well the org is not working with his family...
2022-05-31 15:40
11 replies
#167
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yea but they are working with Elec who LIVES WITH HIS FAMILY IN RUSSIA
2022-05-31 15:44
10 replies
That is some really dumb way of arguing lol. You yourself wrote "We are not going to work with people who live in Russia and who pay taxes to the Russian Federation" his family isn't working with them so they are irrelevant
2022-05-31 15:54
7 replies
#186
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Pakistan LoOuU2
#165 again , idk whats so hard to understand here
2022-05-31 15:57
5 replies
No you don't understand that makes no sense
2022-05-31 15:58
4 replies
#191
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Pakistan LoOuU2
No you dont understand that makes all sense
2022-05-31 15:59
3 replies
Ah yeah that's why nobody else sees it like you lmao
2022-05-31 16:01
2 replies
#195
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Pakistan LoOuU2
idk why people see it the other way when its clear
2022-05-31 16:01
1 reply
don't mind him, typical clueless HLTV commentator. All the knowledge and facts are laid down openly to him and he still refuses to take simple logic for what it is to make good arguments out of it...
2022-05-31 19:13
#394
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Finland LIPISMIES
His family is relevant. Because of them he LIVES in Russia. And living in Russia was also considered a no no by NaVi.
2022-06-11 09:49
Who cares at the end of the day. Those things about what is the moral correct choice are subjective, and you could always relativize which are the good and right decisions.
2022-05-31 17:19
1 reply
#267
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Well I do, and NaVi should too for they are a big organization that have support and fans from all over the world. NaVi shouldn't be using the "Proud Ukrainian" concept if they want to be hypocrite and differentiate how different players get what preference in the same situation and context. I only cry for But Boom!
2022-05-31 17:38
So Elecs wife posted "Russia don't start wars. Russia ends them" AND Elec home is in Russia and also pays taxes to Russia. Boombl4s wife posts "i love Russia". AND Boombl4 lives in Russia pay taxes to Russia. Elec keeps spot on NaVi, Boombl4 got fired. Hypocrisy??? Unless Elec and also Perfecto are going to relocate. Way i see it if this is about living and paying taxes to Russia they should kick every player that are Russians?
2022-05-31 17:01
1 reply
Ok, let's kick Elec too! Happy? 😎😎
2022-05-31 17:20
Boombl4 refused to leave russia. Electronic and perfecto are apparently leaving russia so they can play in Navi. That's all it's about.
2022-06-01 02:07
2 replies
#367
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Pakistan LoOuU2
If Elec is relocating, it's all good
2022-06-01 06:23
That literally has to be only reason why Elec and Perf are staying on NaVi as i mentioned in my comment earlier.
2022-06-02 22:10
wow
2022-05-31 14:51
no talks they will play 4v5
2022-05-31 14:51
Could see elec being a boss igl but at what cost? How much will he need to give up to be the igl or will ot be blade being the puppet master. Was kinda hoping for a Ceb move from Blade but that wont happen
2022-05-31 14:51
3 replies
Since the coach has only 4 timeouts coach can't IGL. Do people really believe that Boombl4 literally called nothing?
2022-05-31 15:24
2 replies
Unfortunately no matter how well Boombl4 called or played he always got over shadowed because of having a great coach and great firepower.
2022-06-01 03:31
Boombla was a beast mate never said he is bad sorry for confusion
2022-06-01 19:04
no way
2022-05-31 14:52
Buster??? Really???????
2022-05-31 14:52
HLTV threads already long before this, make me admin please
2022-05-31 14:52
#35
Boo | 
France mbl4
How do they not want Yekindar but prefer Buster ? No way they're just looking for a substitute waiting for boombl4 to pay taxes in Ukraine ?
2022-05-31 14:53
10 replies
I'm guessing it's mainly because in this article it says that buster is more likely to get out of his contract than yekindar (both are still contracted to vp) and navi are not going to buy either of them out as vp is a russian org.
2022-05-31 15:02
1 reply
#85
Boo | 
France mbl4
Yes indeed. There isn't any other russian player not contracted to a russian organistaion that can fulfill this role ?
2022-05-31 15:05
noone wants buster and can get him for free ,yekindar cost fucking a lot and everyone wants to sign him
2022-05-31 15:05
#126
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Japan Dracielia
People aren't reading the post correctly, NaVi are considering buster as a potential signing because his chances of getting out of VP's contract is greater than YEKINDAR's. Not because of skills.
2022-05-31 15:20
4 replies
#181
Boo | 
France mbl4
Yes obviously, but I guess if you want to take a russian-speaking player not depending of a russian org there are other alternatives than "wanna take a break" buster
2022-05-31 15:52
3 replies
That bullshit “wanna take a break” was made up by a clown Overdrive, buster himself corrected him that he’s not going to “relax” or anything else and he’s open for new offers the moment he left VP twitter.com/bustercsgo/status/1528757538.. instagram.com/p/Cd5tCaoMA6m/?igshid=YmMy..
2022-05-31 19:07
1 reply
#315
Boo | 
France mbl4
Thanks for the rectification
2022-05-31 19:46
#366
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Japan Dracielia
Its a 'potential signing' just a consideration they threw out. Im sure there are more options. NaVi Junior as well. Up to them to fill their roster before Blast.
2022-06-01 04:08
Baguette brain
2022-05-31 17:21
Mr booom is not leaving russia.
2022-06-01 20:29
#36
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Ukraine d3adLY
he said same about monesy to g2, so... +why they take buster but not yekindar? buster is much worse
2022-05-31 14:53
6 replies
Read the text man
2022-05-31 14:55
5 replies
#196
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Ukraine d3adLY
i read, yekindar can go for free too
2022-05-31 16:02
4 replies
#232
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Denmark 12inchNRG
No, they're both contracted. There is zero chance VP give away yekindar for cheap, he's by far the #1 free agent and if NaVi won't deal with them they'll gladly take $500k from Liquid for him. Buster is unlikely to get any serious offers, so if navi are keen maybe buster would buy out his own contract for a small fee so he could be a free agent and negotiate with Navi.
2022-05-31 16:33
3 replies
#280
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Russia moscowboy
Bruh yekindar is benched, he's not a free agent...
2022-05-31 18:00
2 replies
#300
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Denmark 12inchNRG
Sorry I phrased it incorrect. I know he is benched, when I say free agent I mean he is "free" to be approached by other teams. I understand he is benched, and not a free agent in the standard terms.
2022-05-31 19:18
1 reply
#303
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Russia moscowboy
But this is basically the only reason he can't be considered as Navi's 5th. Anyway got you
2022-05-31 19:23
didnt electronic igl in a season of EPL where they didnt make it out of the groups?
2022-05-31 14:53
3 replies
EPL 5-0 navi secure semi final
2022-05-31 15:18
1 reply
he is talking about april 2021 epl
2022-05-31 23:39
yes
2022-05-31 23:39
#39
ANa | 
Poland brochu
i dont get it, both buster and yeki are under contract why is navi considering buster over yeki then
2022-05-31 14:54
4 replies
VP would release him faster than Yekindar I think, they want big money for him. And maybe buster wants to terminate contract as well to join NaVi for free
2022-05-31 14:56
I'm pretty sure they considered yeki, makes no sense that they wouldn't. Either vp asked for too much money or he just doesn't want to play for navi.
2022-05-31 15:07
2 replies
Or someone else got him already
2022-05-31 15:31
#169
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Yugoslavia Pagan44
Most likely yeah
2022-05-31 15:45
BUSTER?????? KEKW
2022-05-31 14:54
BUSTER?
2022-05-31 14:54
This is gonna be a disaster if electronic is going to call, not that he would call bad, but that he would not be able to play as good as he was to this point. Electronic and s1mple need to do their primary job i.e. concentrate on killing on the server and get as many frags as possible. The last time electronic called wasn't ideal, so that is a poor decision and gonna be sad to lose electronic's skill to calling, but if it somehow works out then ok, good, but something tells me electonic IGLing will destroy him as a frager. Hope im wrong. Lastly it is sad that you are not in talks with YEKINDAR. NAVI management had to get YEKINDAR no matter the cost, especially when you want to make your 2nd best player on the team an IGL which would make him play worse than he used to most likely, so I dunno, I guess we'll have to wait and see.... buster?????? meh.....okay.
2022-05-31 14:58
5 replies
Well if they do get another guy who can frag almost like them, then I see no problem there. But I do not like it aswell since electronic is one of the best players in the world and igling would decrease his killing impact as we already seen before with niko etc...
2022-05-31 15:11
1 reply
#281
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Russia moscowboy
Any example of a russian-speaking player who's not tied to a russian org and frags more than elec pls
2022-05-31 18:02
#180
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Turkmenistan Homo_Deus
Any examle of it? I mean, any good fragger player become shit after becoming IGL? You would say Niko but he was fragging well when he was IGLing.
2022-05-31 15:52
+1
2022-05-31 16:23
#328
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Iran oldHabit
+1
2022-05-31 21:06
Buster lmao hahahahah
2022-05-31 14:55
Hm.... maybe nice but what about elec's wife and daughter?
2022-05-31 14:55
if elec calls bring headtr1ck
2022-05-31 14:56
2 replies
He good?
2022-05-31 14:56
1 reply
the most likely option for the current situation
2022-05-31 14:57
Idiots...
2022-05-31 14:56
2 replies
that what i say navi ceo ego ruined navi team how stupid he is
2022-05-31 15:19
1 reply
Isn't that the guy who posted a Pic of him joining the UA army?
2022-05-31 15:46
Buster doesnt even want to play cs anymore lmfao. Im not a fan of this move at all. Elec used to igl for a very short time and navis t side was abysmal back then.
2022-05-31 14:56
3 replies
they didnt have b1t then i think , or not b1t and perfecto in the form they are now , if they get a good 5th and elec studies to be a good igl with blade they can easily come back strong
2022-05-31 16:23
You are getting baited by 🤡Overdrive #292
2022-05-31 19:13
1 reply
ty for correction men)
2022-05-31 19:20
damn elec is actually 23
2022-05-31 14:57
1 reply
s1mple is the oldest in navi and is only 24 , if they dont lose hunger for game , this core can dominate for years
2022-05-31 16:22
#58
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Brazil AWFenrir
interesting. Let's see this lineup manages to perform as well as the major winner.
2022-05-31 14:57
There is a typo in s1mple's surname
2022-05-31 14:57
1 reply
#71
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Czech Republic Ventraks
ahah so bad hltv
2022-05-31 15:00
NOOOOO why no Yekindar
2022-05-31 14:57
#63
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Why not just try to do one-on-one swap with C9 for nafany and offer Boombl4 in return with maybe a little extra money? Could actually be good for both teams since C9 is also currently going nowhere. And even if nafany is russian he seems to be willing to relocate since he was already forced to do so while signing with C9? Elec being the igl is the worst move of all.
2022-05-31 14:59
1 reply
Navi dont play nafany's best map (vertigo) and he doesn't play nuke. Besides, they signed contracts with c9 a mobth ago probably and failed only one tournament playing for this organisation, why sould they trade him. Also i am 90 % sure nafany wants to play with sh1ro cuz they are good friends, money isn't a question for nafany here, he gets paid well in c9 for sure.
2022-05-31 15:19
Well Played boys. GG IF buster , Navi Fckd up ! Not a single post by a speculation expert on this, for this day i could have prepared. Lets say Sorry to Boombl4 and get him back
2022-05-31 15:01
Goodbye navi it was nice to see you
2022-05-31 14:58
#68
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Germany AAArkaYYY
+mir ???
2022-05-31 14:58
#70
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Argentina atriX^
Buster? Are they for real? From nearly landing an era to this… I also remember electronic’s IGLing stint at EPL13. It was a massive failure. Get a real IGL.
2022-05-31 14:59
8 replies
even if not a real igl Lets trust elec and b1ade and get real fire power in yekinder
2022-05-31 15:05
7 replies
#120
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Argentina atriX^
With that level of firepower, I'd be willing to try it. But I don't know, I don't like the idea of one of the best riflers of all time taking a role that will undermine his fragging ability, especially since he already dropped off again this year.
2022-05-31 15:19
1 reply
still any day better than bringing in buster. replacing boombl4 with buster is just not done and justified. this year has been hard on many fronts maybe the reason for his current form. but this guy is legit, he will deliver ateast we can put faith in him to deliver . sorry but cant say the same for buster - all respects to him he is a champ but.
2022-05-31 15:23
With firepower you win matches but with a real IGL you win tournaments
2022-05-31 15:22
4 replies
buster is not, and do you see it in elec ? or you have someone else in mind ?
2022-05-31 15:25
3 replies
#116 but then Navi has to speak in English.
2022-05-31 15:26
2 replies
man i like the thought, tabsen / but that's definitely not gonna happen :P
2022-05-31 15:30
1 reply
But then Navi is done. There is no good CIS IGL on the market. And to let Electronic do IGL is kind of AleskiB kick level.
2022-05-31 15:33
Rip navi lol
2022-05-31 15:02
#74
fnx | 
Russia P0vTr
No, not YEKINDAR = we will sign YEKINDAR huNter- before roster changes in the end of 2021: we will stay the same CarlosR: no money for m0NESY- s1mple before boombl4's benching: we will stay the same Hampus after the Major: i want a stable roster (probably device will come back) Ok guys we trust ya fosure frfrfrfr
2022-05-31 15:02
3 replies
if they pay for yekindar that would completely destroy navis reputation in ukraine. They will need to move office to another country. Its not jokes
2022-05-31 15:07
2 replies
but buster is !
2022-05-31 15:11
#143
fnx | 
Russia P0vTr
>if they pay for yekindar that would completely destroy navis reputation in ukraine OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL OMEGALUL
2022-05-31 15:29
buster WHAAT !!!!!!
2022-05-31 15:03
#83
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Egypt BomberMan_
NaVi went from era talks and possibly the goat squad to a roster falling apart and their best options out of reach
2022-05-31 15:04
10 replies
#92
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Trade Boombot for nafany. Don't even have to pay money to Russian org since Cloud9 is American. If NaVi seriously goes forward with this buster move their management is beyond retarded.
2022-05-31 15:08
7 replies
Pick up an IGL that is dogshit on LAN would be way retarded than pick up buster, to be honest.
2022-05-31 15:14
3 replies
#119
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Finland HARD4ENCE
He'll probably feel more comfortable with experienced LAN players like s1mple and electronic on his side. Besides, Gambit wasn't doing totally terrible on LAN, they got to the Blast finals at the end of the year, only to lose to NaVi.
2022-05-31 15:19
2 replies
#127
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Argentina atriX^
It's certainly a better option than picking up buster and having elec IGL. But C9 would never sell and Nafany would never leave for NAVI. It's a similar case as the Heroic players not wanting to go to Astralis.
2022-05-31 15:21
1 reply
#134
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Yeah, picking up buster and making elec igl will net to nothing. Their T sides will just end up being even more dogshit than they are now, also elec's own performance will drop as a result of being forced to call. And he's supposed to be like the 2nd biggest star of the team.
2022-05-31 15:24
why would c9 do that?
2022-05-31 16:06
2 replies
#206
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Seems the team is stuck at where they are now. Some changes sooner or later are inevitable. Why not take a chance on Boombl4? The guy has more LAN experience than nafany.
2022-05-31 16:10
1 reply
well also carried by blad3
2022-05-31 16:13
well you could say thanks to mr putin for that.
2022-05-31 16:31
1 reply
well navi did this to themselves not really putin. they could have just differentiated between esports and war. its not like they can do much and that esports has much control over this war.
2022-05-31 16:35
#88
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Russia Robitussin
people really underestimate buster here
2022-05-31 15:06
1 reply
Really, he moved to support roles and he is a soldier. Vp was a contender even with all the chaos. Imagine thinking headtrick is better than him.
2022-05-31 15:49
If navi dont sign yekindar they are done
2022-05-31 15:09
Lmao, R.I.P. Na'Vi, gonna drop out from top 10.
2022-05-31 15:09
1 reply
they can stay in top10 by playing 3v5 with all teams with s1mple b1t and perfecto
2022-05-31 16:27
#100
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Other Quagmire_
Why are they signing buster if Electronic will IGL lmaooo, they will have 2 support players. Just sign Yekindar and have 4 stars like FaZe does. Considering they won't sign Yekindar, I guess G2 will sign him for Jackz
2022-05-31 15:11
2 replies
Especially when you think that Boombl4 was kind of "offensive support" then it makes no sense to get 2 passive supports... Why not take Sanji?? Makes actually no difference for navi.
2022-05-31 15:20
1 reply
#159
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Other Quagmire_
Idk why they want to sign buster, that makes no sense what so ever.
2022-05-31 15:38
This was expected electronic is one of the most vocals in the team I hope we see something good
2022-05-31 15:11
wtf why buster?? wtf is this?? gonna be a free bombsite for the opponent everytime man
2022-05-31 15:12
1 reply
#115
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Brazil flytw4tp
buster aint bad LUL obviously yeki is just way better but boomb4l never was a top rifler so it's not a downgrade
2022-05-31 15:17
oh noo such a downgrade if buster as replacement
2022-05-31 15:17
#114
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India Tanmay11
I don't think its going to work if they Don't get Yekindar. Even if they get buster, will they have enough firepower with Elec calling? surely his fragging drops?
2022-05-31 15:17
1 reply
#179
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Yugoslavia Pagan44
Exactly what I'm thinking, like I'm okay with elec being igl but at least bring a suitable replacement in fragging department (yekindar) where they'll surely be lacking....
2022-05-31 15:52
Electronic IGL is good as mine IGL. But they lose also one of the best "area" players in the world. That re things you can't do as IGL. Actually, the best option would be Tabsen. If they pay BIG 2 Million and give Tabsen a S1mple contract he would maybe leave BIG since Tabsen is a huge S1mple fan. But also a fragging IGL with a lot of experience. How drunk is Navi to think Electronic can reach such a level asap?? I mean he will never reach it... most IGL has grown up as an IGL and a few had a real teacher before they took it over...
2022-05-31 15:21
4 replies
Yes a team speaking russian should take tabsen. Man wake the f up
2022-05-31 20:48
3 replies
They all can speak English. And it is a question if you want a trash IGL that speaks Russian or a good IGL and good individual player with a second language. Karrigan just showed you can win a major with international teams.
2022-05-31 21:16
2 replies
dude there is a huge difference to the english EU countries speak and the english russians speak. Go look at electronic interviews he cant speak more than 2 words together.
2022-05-31 21:31
1 reply
Electronic can good English but he is like Zeus he doesn't want to give interviews in English. That is why S1mple did it most of the time.
2022-05-31 21:46
I mean that would just seem like a downgrade... 0.91 rating from buster and electronic will most likely preform a bit worse being an igl. So overall I dont want to see buster. Yekindar would be perfect. Great firepower addition. That's a team that would beat faze
2022-05-31 15:18
WHY BOOSTER OMGGGGGGGG wtf
2022-05-31 15:20
One good thing is elec not gonna leave. Hurray. Don't care about fifth player still top 3 team
2022-05-31 15:23
Removing boombla is a very very bad decision. Navi will soon face the consequences of having no igl. out of top10 incoming... if u think navi lost the final because of Boombla, u r wrong bro..... it was S1mple's avrge performance.
2022-05-31 15:30
Blyat I mean B1ad3 to stand in xd
2022-05-31 15:25
LMFAO
2022-05-31 15:28
I remember electronics IGl role in pro league. lol if they are serious with this rip navi.
2022-05-31 15:28
#144
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Argentina Retegui
Jks learns russian
2022-05-31 15:29
1 reply
I have a better idea, AZR is an IGL and biggest s1mple stan. He will learn basic russian in one month if he truly wants to play with s1mple in one team
2022-05-31 15:52
What other good Ukrainian players are there
2022-05-31 15:36
2 replies
mir sdy i mean mir is russian but he can move maybe
2022-05-31 16:34
1 reply
Yea I was thinking of sdy as well he was decent in spirit would be a better pick than buster.
2022-05-31 16:43
Electronic IGL would be such a waste Let him kill alongside simple wtf
2022-05-31 15:30
#149
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Europe HriX
If they need just player that isnt living in russia or dosent play for russian org. Then what about / supra / the estonian player who played for gambit youngsters .aka Gambit .aka Cloud9 roster. I think he can speak russian and he is free agent. So i would consider him if they just need player who speaks russian and isnt playing for Russian organisation.
2022-05-31 15:31
#150
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Italy Skye620
I mean we've known navi aren't getting yekindar for a little while now
2022-05-31 15:31
3 replies
if nobody wants yekindar and VP puts him on free agency NAVI can get him, otherwise they are not paying to VP
2022-05-31 16:34
2 replies
#290
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Italy Skye620
2022-05-31 18:46
Lol g2 very much wants Yekindar so does liquid. He’s not going for free
2022-06-01 15:45
wtf why buster
2022-05-31 15:31
NAVI JKS
2022-05-31 15:32
God exists 🙏
2022-05-31 15:32
When your favourite team want to sign your favourite player
2022-05-31 15:33
wasting electronic as the IGL is not a good move
2022-05-31 15:34
#158
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Russia Ou7bReaK
gg without yekindar
2022-05-31 15:37
#160
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India bartallen
And that is friends how you f*ck up a good team.
2022-05-31 15:38
"ELECTRONIC CONSIDERED FOR IGL ROLE" Kek. Thats not gonna work. NiKo and others also "could call" and look what happend. Also, nice, so Yekindar to Vitality.
2022-05-31 15:39
Moments before the disaster 😳
2022-05-31 15:44
#168
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Bangladesh ImpacT_
Navi is truly finished THE FAZE ERA IS UPON US ALL HAIL THE GREAT CARRYGUN
2022-05-31 15:44
4 replies
The only problem with faze is that karrigan is not getting any younger.
2022-05-31 15:50
3 replies
#182
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Bangladesh ImpacT_
he'll get wiser
2022-05-31 15:52
2 replies
#243
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Czech Republic fabZeef
not wiser but wider
2022-05-31 17:02
1 reply
#244
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Bangladesh ImpacT_
yes his brain will get wider
2022-05-31 17:03
Rip navi LULE
2022-05-31 15:46
#172
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Poland Sorczyn
NaVi buster? top 10 hltv rip
2022-05-31 15:47
Navi is done. Electrobot as igl, glhf
2022-05-31 15:49
Natus Vincere are currently: > Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostylievž who?
2022-05-31 15:51
2 replies
Yeah, I saw that and am confused as hell.
2022-05-31 15:55
Real s1mple.
2022-05-31 16:05
#184
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
electronic is their best lan player and they want him to igl LUL
2022-05-31 15:54
XD Big sad for yeki and Electronic, now RIP navi
2022-05-31 15:59
It would be a broken roster if electronic could do a great job
2022-05-31 16:02
new seized?
2022-05-31 16:06
#202
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Peru SuperGOD
+mir
2022-05-31 16:07
Reconsider pls
2022-05-31 16:07
#204
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Romania Lacerta
Navi.Aunkere or Navi.MIR
2022-05-31 16:07
#205
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Austria wdy629
must be a joke - some kind of summerhole-news....wtf.... buster ???????
2022-05-31 16:09
This is great news
2022-05-31 16:13
ez for headtr1ck
2022-05-31 16:13
#213
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Hungary Gulaash
+buster -tier1
2022-05-31 16:19
#215
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Brazil hugoooo
Zeus
2022-05-31 16:21
why not perfecto? electronic has been tilting from time to time, not sure he can handle the pressure
2022-05-31 16:23
1 reply
I'm asking myself the same thing. Probably because of the level of maturity of electronic. Still think perfecto would be a wiser option...
2022-06-01 18:02
w0nderfu1
2022-05-31 16:23
Electronic, S1mple, Perfecto, and B1t with Bot Seth. 4v5 next major champs with innovative tactics. Essentially 2x S1mple
2022-05-31 16:24
why not mir or sdy if they want to make elec igl ? lol
2022-05-31 16:30
#230
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Netherlands Venicious
Surely not, yekindar he so much more potential... either take him or someone from navi junior
2022-05-31 16:30
#236
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Bulgaria tick10
Navi are not dumb to say they want yeki because they know that VP wont let him in for free to go to NAVI particulary
2022-05-31 16:42
I don't understand if Navi antirussian why they kicked only boomi4, perfecto and epic stay is it OK?
2022-05-31 16:57
Just buy IGL from eu org, like Blame F for example. He has igl experience, high mechanical skill, main problem is he cannot speak Russian. Then maybe they will switch into English, i remember Mibr with Stewie2K. Where 1 guy isn't Brazilian and they still played somehow
2022-05-31 17:04
Fear igl from navi junior? ??
2022-05-31 17:11
#249
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Brazil hilquiasf
put electroNic as IGL and hire someone whose firepower can't match? bad decision. > Buster and YEKINDAR r still under contract with VP, if either chooses to go to NaVi, they will have to pay their fine and terminate the contract, becoming a free agent. > the fact is, between Buster and YEKINDAR, which one has the firepower equal or even superior to that of electroNic? YEKINDAR. > NaVi should have YEKINDAR as the fifth player as its priority, talking to him and looking for the most viable options and if not possible, just look for others.
2022-05-31 17:12
whats the point of academy teams then promote someone from your academy and stop crying
2022-05-31 17:13
please not buster, he's average t2 player
2022-05-31 17:18
blade is the real IGL of the team anyway, it doesn't matter who calls, electronic or perfecto could do a decent job, they can add anyone who can bang heads and it will be fine, boomich was playing for info most rounds anyway
2022-05-31 17:19
ihb4, YEKINDAR will get released himself or move to another team and them NaVi will get him.
2022-05-31 17:21
buster was really good when they were runner-up at the major
2022-05-31 17:28
Very sad to see Navi in this situation. not getting YEKINDAR is one thing and not having a real IGL is another. it seems like Navi is done. I hope I'm wrong on this
2022-05-31 17:39
Aka we have not reached a deal with yekindar yet, but are trying. Yeki would be perfect for navi. -entry/igl, rifle moves to igl, obviously they need a entry/rifle. Imagine what astralis would look like if blameF had a k0nfig who doesn’t die 15sec into every round, and a decent team behind him to do what he does every round. That is exactly what navi would be like if yekindar comes. Ugh i hope it happens.
2022-05-31 17:40
m0nesy back to NaVi, s1mple doin' hybrid rifle and AWP like always.
2022-05-31 17:42
Elec 0.89 ratings soon Pog New Navi decoy after seized?
2022-05-31 17:52
2 replies
no, he's too good mechanically. his calling could be shaky tho
2022-05-31 17:59
Nah his mechanically and movement too good to be a decoy like seized, zeus and boombl4 but his T side calls are awful,
2022-06-01 01:31
give another player from the academy a trial, it worked for b1t and even if they arent that good the experience they get from playing with s1mple and blade in tier1 cs will make them better
2022-05-31 17:58
Since fnatic do not have a full cs roster at the moment and it is not a russian org... I am telling you. They need to sign a non-russain IGL who is a proven winner, they shall reach out to fnatic. And sign cArn.
2022-05-31 18:02
dumb hltv users dont undestand that navi'll never buy anyone from vp
2022-05-31 18:17
buster really good player but navi dumb org
2022-05-31 19:08
Thank god. YEKINDAR is too good for DNaVi
2022-05-31 19:16
buster??? really? worst b player i ever seen
2022-05-31 19:23
Nice
2022-05-31 19:23
so they released boombl4 because of his nationality or ex-wife's political views?
2022-05-31 19:30
1 reply
probably because he wouldn't relocate
2022-05-31 19:34
Why not just add headtr1ck again?
2022-05-31 19:32
Probably the end of navi
2022-05-31 19:34
What do you think, could the Germans and Jews during the Second World War play in the same team and hug on stage?
2022-05-31 19:56
1 reply
OMEGALUL Feeling creative are we today. You could have even used the holodomor which was a legit genoicide of 7M ukrainians but nah just a fakeflagger lol.
2022-05-31 21:10
At least it's confirmed that Electronic is staying in Na'Vi, IGL or not. Looking forward to seeing who the fifth member is going to be.
2022-05-31 20:23
wrong thread
2022-05-31 20:24
Buy it from another organization, and from there the navi, and then you don't have to be with the Russians to do business.
2022-05-31 21:31
2 replies
The money still goes to Russia. It's the principle, unlike cloud9 who have no shame
2022-05-31 21:51
1 reply
ah i understand
2022-05-31 22:14
Russian org keeping player even tho they know they wont get any money for him lmao , classic russians
2022-05-31 22:26
3 replies
Ukrainian org*
2022-06-01 00:40
2 replies
#353
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Ukraine juerz
since when vp ukranian org?
2022-06-01 00:44
1 reply
ahh thought you was talking about navi, not vp.. my bad.
2022-06-01 00:45
Yekindar joins and Electronic stays would be insane
2022-05-31 23:47
1 reply
electronic isn't going anywhere lol no matter who joins
2022-06-01 03:33
nobody can get info like boombl4 can, this will destroy navi. more proof that simple didnt make much impact, b1t and electronic carried them.
2022-06-01 00:40
1 reply
0/8 fake flagging fluke clan fanboy
2022-06-01 03:34
Big L
2022-06-01 02:07
I would like to see NaVi getting YEKINDAR and electronic transitions into being an IGL but ofc it is very unlikely that VP will release him from his contract or sell him to an agency so NaVi could buy him. Instead of getting buster. It would be better to just promote an academy player in the starting five.
2022-06-01 03:37
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#391
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Iceland suriel666
yeah yekindar would be top. maybe they have arranged something behind the scenes that they might promote an academy player as long as Yekindar is still under contract, even if benched. although it's very strange/interesting that his signing date and benching date are exactly the same, just 2 years apart ... kinda like a 2-year contract running out
2022-06-01 22:51
What if Electronic does become igl? I think they should consider moving Simple to fragger again and try to sign xsepower for AWPer role. Do you think this could work?
2022-06-01 07:48
1 reply
w0nderful would be better
2022-06-01 17:11
dead team
2022-06-01 09:51
2 replies
No, all the players are alive so the team is not dead
2022-06-01 11:25
1 reply
dead team
2022-06-01 12:20
#376
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Brazil tlszin
Aunkere or Mir
2022-06-01 11:19
well said by goat blade
2022-06-01 13:08
#390
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Iceland suriel666
pls make NaVi Yekindar happen
2022-06-01 22:50
#392
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Finland AliSabid
Expected
2022-06-02 17:12
It is amazing that elec decided to relocate out of Russia and stay in the team.
2022-06-14 13:36
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