NAVI may miss BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023
Natus Vincere’s player Valery b1t Vakhovsky commented on his team's participation in BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023. Also, the Ukrainian athlete told about possible changes in the team’s lineup and the defeat by FaZe Clan at BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023.
Vakhovsky said that NAVI players are experiencing problems obtaining visas in the USA. Because of this, the team misses IEM Dallas 2023 and may be forced to withdraw from BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023.
[Question: Will you play at BLAST in Washington?] It's not clear yet. There is a chance to get visas to Washington, but I wonder if it will work or not here. The chance is slight, but still.
Next, b1t shared his opinion about NAVI's defeat in the decisive round of the BLAST.tv Paris Major 2023 Legends stage against FaZe.
Sadly, we lost that game [against] FaZe Clan. It was our game. And not only with FaZe Clan...
Also, the Ukrainian professional player commented on the rumors about possible changes in the roster of "born to win."
[Question: What kind of reshuffles do you have?] I don't know.
Reason and rumors
The failure at the Legends stage of the last Major in the history of CS:GO caused a lot of talk about possible reshuffles in NAVI's main line-up. The team led by Denys electroNic Sharipov finished the "Legends" stage with 2 wins and 3 losses. NAVI lost to FaZe Clan in the decisive match for entry into the playoffs.
According to information published by the CS GO NEWS Telegram channel, Natus Vincere Junior’s coach Amiran ami Rehvyashvili may become the new coach of the club's primary team, replacing Andriy B1ad3 Horodenski. According to this information, Horodenski can move to the organization's sports director position. You can read more about it in this article.
G2 Esports player Ilya m0NESY Osypov expressed that NAVI needs a captain and suggested Rodion fear Smyk, a former NAVI Junior player, for this role. More detailed information can be found here.
When will NAVI play?
The next tournament in which the "born to win" team will participate, if they receive visas, will be BLAST Premier: Spring Final 2023. The competition will be held from June 7 to 11 in Washington, the capital of the USA. The teams will compete for a prize fund of $425,000 and the quota for BLAST Premier: World Final 2023. You can follow the schedule and results of the tournament here.