Insider: B1ad3 and npl might leave NAVI Rumors2023-05-23 09:07:00
NAVI will reportedly remove their coach Andrij "B1ad3" Horodenskyj and Andrij "npl" Kukharskyj. This information was shared by Russian-speaking insider John Knyaziev on VK. In the past, he was the first to reveal m0NESY's transfer to G2 Esports.
John also shared some additional information about the upcoming NAVI rebuild besides these moves, but urged the audience to consider it as more of a rumor, and less of an inside. So take the following with even bigger grain of salt.
The new team is assembling around Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyljev and his "views on the roster". The insider explained that, unlike in many other teams, in NAVI Kostyljev is the one choosing which maps to play against certain teams, and his opinion sometimes was different from B1ad3's.
According to Knyaziev, Valerij "B1T" Vakhovskij is the next candidate for an exit if he won't get back to his usual level, since his current slump created tension between him and s1mple. The organization may also start searching for replacements for electronic and Perfecto.
Going international is also an option, and John says that some English-speaking players have spoken to the management in the recent past. This move will threaten electronic's position in the team even more due to his level of English, says the insider at the end.
NAVI possible lineup
- Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
- Valerij "B1T" Vakhovskyj
- Denis "electronic" Sharipov
- Ilya "Perfecto" Zalutskyy
- Andrij "npl" Kukharskyj (?)
- Andrij "B1ad3" Horodenskyj (?)