Boombl4 is tested positive for COVID-19

NaVi experience problems before their debut at IEM Katowice 2022.

Three teams participating at IEM Katowice 2022 shared the information about their players who were tested positive for COVID-19. FaZe and MOUZ decided to play with stand-ins, while Complexity had to miss the tournament. NaVi became the fourth team who experienced this problem.

Boombl4 will play the group stage from the hotel room
Boombl4 will play the group stage from the hotel room

Natus Vincere announced that Kirill "⁠Boombl4⁠" Mikhailov was tested positive for COVID-19. However, the team decided not to use stand-in, and their IGL will play the group stage from quarantine. Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev confirmed that they would need to find a stand-in in case of Boombl4 is tested positive after the group stage.

NaVi are going to face ENCE in their first match at IEM Katowice 2022 in group B.