S1mple's Prediction About Na'Vi turns out to be True at IEM Katowice 2020

Aditya Singh Rawat
9/Mar/2020 05:36 am

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Na’Vi seems to be in its prime form at the moment, knocking down some of the best teams in the world to stand victorious at IEM Katowice 2020. Their hustle at Katowice was commendable but here is something that no one would have noticed, Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev’s bold prediction of taking down teams by a score of ‘16-2/3' turned out to be true at Katowice.

“We need to get better form so we can maybe destroy all of them ‘16-2/3' sometimes, maybe” is the exact prediction that s1mple made after qualifying for BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 Finals, and well we all know how G2 Esports lost ‘16-4’ and ‘16-2’ on two maps in the finals of IEM Katowice 2020.

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He also went to state that he is better than Mathieu “ZywOo” Herbaut when it came to individual skills stating that “No, I don’t think so. I mean individually no, 100% no. I don’t think anyone is better.”

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After a lower bracket run in the group stage, Na’Vi shifted gears to play in ‘better form’ as they went undefeated through the playoffs and stood victorious at Katowice, stomping Astralis ‘16-5’ on both the maps followed by a clean ‘3-0’ win against G2.

The victory granted Na’Vi much more than what s1mple predicted as everyone witnessed the brilliance of both Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy and Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov. The team also went on to enter the race for the Intel Grand Slam Season 3, while also becoming the second-best team in the world with just 4 points standing between them and Astralis.

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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.