Boombl4 Returns to Competitive CS:GO Tournament For First Time After Leaving NAVI
Far from a tier two tournament, but a step towards competing again!
The former NAVI captain, Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhaylov, was forced to take a break from the competitive circuit following his controversial divorce with ex-wife Angelika "LiQueen" Mikhailova.
During his time away from the game, Boombl4 spoke about his career in CS:GO while voicing an interest in making rap music - something he wants to pursue long-term in a way that does not interfere with his training.
After more than three months away from CS:GO, the 23-year-old is set to compete in a small Russian LAN tournament called PARI PATRIKI Vibe 2022 featuring a total prize pool of $9,626 USD (INR 7,64,958).
Boombl4 will be competing with a team called BEBRA, which has been handed a special invite to participate in this local event, taking place at the WINSTRIKE Arena in Moscow, Russia.
Boombl4 returns to compete in CS:GO tournament after more than three months
The former NAVI shotcaller, after taking a short break, seems to be planning and plotting his return in CS:GO. Though he had announced his plans of aiming for a European team, nothing of the sort transpired, forcing him to rebuild from the ground up once again.
He will be seen in action with a team called BEBRA which also features one of the most popular Russian streamers, Vyacheslav "Buster" Leontiev, along with three other Russian players - Ilya "fANDER" Bagreev, Kirill "poka" Starovoytov, and Nikita "ANASTAZE" Abramkin.
The team received a special invite for this tournament and will be going against seven other professional CS:GO teams - RCL, K23, AVANGAR, Websterz, PLAT.A, Forward Gaming, and TAG.
The PARI PATRIKI VIBE 2022 is scheduled to take place from 12th to 15th September, in front of a live audience at the WINSTRIKE Arena in Moscow, Russia. It is a continuation of the White Night 2022, another CS:GO tournament that was held on LAN from 18th to 20th July earlier this year in St. Petersburg, Russia.
All the competing teams have been divided into two groups of four teams each, the first group playing out its matches on 12th September while the second group's matches take place on 13th September.
Both these groups will be following a double elimination format where each match will be a best-of-three series. The top two teams from each group will move on to the playoffs, the final match featuring a best-of-five series.
This will be Boombl4's first CS:GO tournament since being kicked from NAVI, more than three months ago in May earlier this year. It will be interesting to see how he goes on to perform in this tournament.