Na’Vi Stars Electronic, S1mple Become First CS:GO Millionaires From CIS Region
Winning the Intel Grand Slam Season 3 has given Na'Vi players a serious push.
Natus Vincere triumped against Team Vitality in a close fought ESL Pro League (EPL) Season 14 grand finals, winning both the CS:GO tournament and the Intel Grand Slam (IGS) Season 3. The double victory will see Na'Vi players pocket $195,000 USD for becoming the champions along with an additional $1,000,000 USD to win IGS Season 3.
The dual victory has resulted in Na'Vi senior members Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev and Denis "electronic" Sharipov become the first and only CS:GO players from the CIS region to cross one million in total earnings. With s1mple also becoming the richest CS:GO player in the world outside of the five Danish superstars - Dupreeh, Xyp9x, Dev1ce, Gla1ve, and Magisk.
Electronic and s1mple become first players from CIS to cross a million in total earnings
Na'Vi star players electronic and s1mple had a great time at ESL Pro League Season 14, with the latter being announced as the MVP of the tournament for his incredible performance and consistency.
They along with the rest of the team ensured that Na'Vi won the high stakes grand final, fighting hard through the tough five-game series which went down to the wire. The Ukrainian organization finally managed to close the game in the last round of regulation play, writing their name in the history of Counter-Strike and becoming the favourites to win the upcoming PGL Major Stockholm 2021.
While it was a huge celebration for the team, both electronic and s1mple also had a personal reason to celebrate as they became the first millionaire CS:GO players from the CIS region, according to their total earnings reflected on Esports Earnings.
The lethal marksmen s1mple was the one leading the charts having earned $1,169,838.65 USD in total through CS:GO tournaments, while electronic has managed to earn $1,023,575.33 USD so far. Additionally, s1mple also became the sixth richest CS:GO player in the world followed by electronic in the thirteenth position.
Interestingly, if the five Danish superstars as pointed earlier in the article are excluded s1mple automatically becomes the richest CS:GO player in the world while also being one of the best.
All eyes will be on Na'Vi as the CS:GO Major looms closer, as they are now being touted as one of the favorites to win the tournament, which might also be s1mple's maiden Major title.