NAVI Raises Funds For Ukraine Via CS:GO Charity Tournament


NAVI CS:GO Charity Tournament 'BORN TO BE BRAVE' Raises $500,000 for Ukraine

Nine teams had come together for this cause.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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NAVI raises half a million for Ukraine through its charity CS:GO tournament BORN TO BE BRAVE.
Nine organizations were a part of this charity event with certain players coming together to form four role-specific teams.
The funds were directed towards the medical needs of Ukraine with the donation being made to UNITED24.

A charity CS:GO tournament was held by the Ukrainian esports organization, Natus Vincere, yesterday on 22nd December called BORN TO BE BRAVE, in a bid to raise funds for Ukraine.

Nine organizations were a part of this initiative, ENCE, FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, NAVI, Fnatic, BIG, Team Vitality, Astralis, and MOUZ. From these teams, select players were chosen to form four different role-specific teams, following an exciting format for all the viewers to enjoy.

According to NAVI, the one-day charity tournament was able to raise $400,000 USD for UNITED24, with Maksym Krippa - Owner of NAVI, adding another $100,000 and rounding up all donations to $500,000 (INR 4,14,13,050).

BORN TO BE BRAVE - CS:GO charity tournament by NAVI raises half a million for Ukraine

Born To Be Brave was a charity CS:GO tournament by NAVI with a unique format where four teams comprising of players from nine different teams took on each other with an objective to raise funds for UNITED24, an initiative by the President of Ukraine to collect charitable donations in support of Ukraine.

The four teams that were assembled to compete in this charity tournament comprised of role-specific players and were given relatable monickers highlighting the same.

  • Rush A Rush B - IGL

  • You Shall Not Pass - Support / Anchor

  • One Shot - AWP

  • Go Kill - Entry Fraggers

These teams were made up of the following players, with You Shall Not Pass triumphing over the other participants to walk away as the winners.

Rush A Rush B

  1. Marco "Snappi" Pfeiffer

  2. Johannes "tabseN" Wodarz

  3. Dan "apEX" Madesclaire

  4. Lukas "gla1ve" Rossander

  5. William "mezii" Merriman

You Shall Not Pass

  1. Andreas "Xyp9x" Højsleth

  2. Emil "Magisk" Reif

  3. David "frozen" Čerňanský

  4. Viktor "sdy" Orudzhev

  5. Paweł "dycha" Dycha

One Shot

  1. Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz

  2. Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev

  3. Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut

  4. Helvijs "broky" Saukants

  5. Ihor "w0nderful" Zhdanov

Go Kill

  1. Kristian "k0nfig" Wienecke

  2. Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken

  3. Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis

  4. Valerii "b1t" Vakhovskyi

  5. Dorian "xertioN" Berman

In total, NAVI was able to raise $400,000 through this charity CS:GO tournament with its owner also contributing $100,000 to take the total funds collected to $500,000, all of it being given away to UNITED24 and directed towards the medical needs of Ukraine.

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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.

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