Boombl4 Gives an Update on NAVI Ahead of PGL Major Stockholm 2021

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Boombl4 Talks About NAVI's Bootcamp, Training, S1mple and B1t Prior to CS:GO Major

NAVI's IGL had a lot to say about the team and the players!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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NAVI's captain Boombl4 talks about the team's preparation ahead of PGL Major Stockholm 2021.
Boombl4 also shares his opinion on the two NAVI star players, s1mple and b1t.
NAVI is currently bootcamping, since 16th October, and the team is set to arrive in Stockholm on 27th October.

Natus Vincere (NAVI) are going to attend the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 as one of the favorites for winning the first CS:GO Major to take place in over two years. Many are calling it Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev's best chance yet to win the grand tournament. Well, the team is certainly putting in the efforts and are hard at work ensuring they walk away as champions this time.

In a recent AMA (Ask Me Anything) session hosted by BLAST Premier on Instagram, NAVI's captain Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov spoke about their bootcamp and training, while also giving his thoughts on two players that have stirred a lot of conversations namely Valerii "b1t" Vakhovskyi and s1mple.

Boombl4 talks about NAVI's preparation and some of its players ahead of the Major

NAVI, following their epic run through 2021, has managed to absolutely win over the entire CS:GO community. In the past few months, not only s1mple, but the entire lineup has come together as a cohesive unit, proving themselves to be one of the strongest contenders towards winning the Major.

Speaking about their training for the PGL Major Stockholm 2021, Boombl4 in a recent AMA session revealed that NAVI started its bootcamp on 16th October and it is going really well. The team does face a bit of a problem with its internet connection sometimes, but they are trying to practice as much as possible everyday.

On a more personal note, Boombl4 reveals that his daily training routine takes anywhere between 10 to 12 hours every day. This includes both team and personal training, along with sessions with the team's sport psychologist, Gleb "psiholog.gleb" Surabekiants.

The 22-year-old also touched upon the two star players of NAVI, that have garnered quite a bit of attention as they rose up the ladder, s1mple and b1t.

One of the best AWPers in the world and NAVI's star player, s1mple, has displayed impeccable form and consistency this year, especially at IEM Cologne 2021 which was the first CS:GO LAN event in over a year. Boombl4 had nothing but praise for him as he said:

When you play with s1mple in one team, you can learn something new everyday, every match, every practice session.
Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov - AMA with BLAST Premier

As for NAVI's rising star and the youngest player on the roster who graduated from NAVI Junior, b1t, the captain gave him two thumbs up.

I think everyone is nervous and every young player going through the Tier-One level for the first time does not feel comfortable, but he is really good and is doing well with NAVI.
Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov - AMA with BLAST Premier

Boombl4 went on to speak about his former teammate Egor "flamie" Vasilev, the players he considers to be his idols in CS:GO, followed by other interesting tidbits.

As for NAVI, the team is all set to arrive in Stockholm on 27th October, a day after the initial stage of the Major is scheduled to kick off.

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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.