Boombl4 Shares How It Felt to Compete in First CS:GO Event After Leaving NAVI
Not the best comeback performance!
The talented Russian shotcaller, Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhaylov, competed in his first CS:GO tournament yesterday on 12th September, since being kicked from Natus Vincere (NAVI) in May earlier this year.
Returning to the competitive front after more than three months, Boombl4 participated in a local CS:GO LAN tournament called PARI PATRIKI Vibe 2022 taking place in Moscow, with a team called BEBRA.
Though he did not have the best outing overall, there were moments where he played like a world class player and even ended up taking an ace.
Boombl4 went ahead and shared his experience of competing in a CS:GO tournament after an extended break via a statement on his Telegram channel.
Boombl4 shares his experience of competing in a CS:GO tournament after a break of more than three months
Following a controversial divorce with ex-wife Angelika "LiQueen" Mikhailova, Boombl4 decided to take a break from the competitive circuit and recover mentally. During his time away from the game, the 23 year old spoke about his future in CS:GO while also voicing an interest in making rap music.
After a break of more than three months, Boombl4 finally stepped out on the playing field for the first time after leaving NAVI, and took part in a small LAN tournament featuring a total prize pool of $9,626 USD (INR 7,64,958).
He played with a team called BEBRA, alongside the popular Russian streamer Vyacheslav "Buster" Leontiev and three other Russian players. Though they failed to make it past the group stage, Boombl4 still had a great time competing with them.
"It was a great day, after a long break of 3 months it was nice to play and especially coordinate with the guys," expressed a satisfied Boombl4, "There was and is a certain excitement as if it was new. But alas, due to lack of stable training, the energy simply disappeared by the end of the day."
: The above statement was originally in Russian and was translated to English using DeepL.
Boombl4's best performance in the tournament came against a team called Websterz, during the third map (Overpass) of the very first match. He secured 31 frags in the game which resulted in an HLTV rating of 2.01.
His overall rating at the tournament was 1.01 with a K/D of -12, as he played a total of eight maps. A decent outing for a player who has been out of action for more than a quarter of the year.