B1T Shares His CS:GO Journey With NAVI And Goals For 2022

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B1T Reveals What Motivates Him to Play CS:GO, Journey With NAVI, Goals for 2022

The rookie of the year is ready for the upcoming competitive season.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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The young NAVI star, b1t, talks about his journey in CS:GO through 2021, what motivated him to keep going forward, and his goals for the year ahead.
He says that his hunger for knowledge of the game and the desire to improve his skills to help NAVI win is what keeps him motivated.
Not only was b1t named 'PC Rookie of the Year' at the Esports Awards 2021, he also grabbed the ninth spot on the 2021 CS:GO player rankings.

The youngest player on Natus Vincere's (NAVI) active CS:GO lineup, Valery "b1t" Vakhovsky, is prepared for the upcoming season after knocking the ball out of the part in 2021, his debut year in the tier-one competitive circuit.

Not only was he named the 'PC Rookie of the Year' at the Esports Awards 2021, but also managed to grab the ninth spot on the 'Top 20 CS:GO Players of 2021' by HLTV. These accolades were a direct result of him winning prestigious LAN tournaments like the PGL Major Stockholm 2021, Intel Grand Slam Season 3, IEM Cologne 2021, BLAST Premier: World Final 2021 and more alongside NAVI.

In celebration of b1t's individual success, NAVI released an interview recently sharing the 19-year-old's journey through 2021, what keeps him motivated to continue competing, and his goals for the year ahead.

B1T shares his journey in CS:GO with NAVI through 2021

The talented rookie seems confident and ready to enter his second year of competitive CS:GO. But, before heading into the new season b1t did talk about his journey through 2021, which will certainly be going down in the history of Counter-Strike as a prime example of a perfect debut.

Talking about certain big moments with NAVI last year, b1t started off by saying that his goal was to win everything possible. Starting his journey by competing in online events, NAVI started on a winning note as they won DreamHack Masters Spring 2021 and StarLadder CIS RMR 2021. However, b1t felt that personally he could still play better.

Going into his first ever LAN tournament - IEM Cologne 2021, b1t said that he had no time to be nervous because he was thinking only about the game. This was followed by NAVI winning the Intel Grand Slam and the Stockholm Major to which b1t expressed, "I was very happy! It's always nice to win, especially big tournaments".

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Now one year later, b1t is still motivated and looking forward to the upcoming season. When asked about what keeps him excited to keep moving forward he said,

I really want to have a lot of knowledge in the game, I want to improve my skills, get better every day and thereby, of course, help the team win.
Valery "b1t" Vakhovsky - NAVI Interview

As for what he wants to achieve in 2022, b1t says that he wants to be the best in the world and keep getting better with every game. The youngster seems to be heading in the right direction and if everything goes right for NAVI, it might turn out to be another successful year for the CIS organization.

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Aditya 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.