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Ukrainian esports organization Natus Vincere’s current in-game leader (IGL) Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhailov has featured in the Russian Forbes annual listing of ‘30 Under 30’ alongside swimmer Anton Chupkov and figure skater Alyona Kostornaya.
The 21-year-old esports athlete was the only gaming personality who made it into the listing, under the category of ‘Sports and Esports’. Currently acting as the captain of the Ukrainian gaming roster of Na’Vi, he has already led the team to a victory at IEM Katowice 2020, along with a second-place finish at ICE Challenge 2020, since taking over the captaincy in September last year.
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Within just one year of joining Na’Vi, the young athlete has improved a lot both as a player and a leader. Taking on the huge responsibility of leading one of the best CS:GO teams in the world at such a young age, he has undoubtedly proven his ability to be a great captain, by taking the team all the way to the top of the HLTV World Rankings, which they held for a period of seven consecutive weeks.
Though they might have performed poorly at ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS, the team is currently second on the world rankings. The team will next be seen in action on 28th May when they take on ENCE in DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 - Europe.