President of Ukraine Congratulates NAVI for Winning PGL Major Stockholm 2021

NAVI gets the recognition it deserves!

Aditya Singh Rawat
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President of Ukraine - Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy, praises NAVI for winning PGL Major Stockholm 2021.
It was a historic win for NAVI as they became the first CS:GO team to go undefeated through a Major, not dropping a single map.
Zelenskyy spoke about esports while stating that it was a well deserved victory for NAVI that is inspiring to others.

A day after Natus Vincere (NAVI) won their first-ever CS:GO Major in Sweden, the President of Ukraine - Volodymyr Oleksandrovych Zelenskyy came forward to congratulate the team via his official social media handles.

Ukrainian esports organization NAVI created history by becoming the first CS:GO team ever to win a Major without dropping a single map. Despite facing top teams like Heroic, Virtus.pro, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Vitality, Gambit Esports, and G2 Esports, the CIS roster refused to give anything away.

Not only did they walk away with the championship title but also won a million dollars in prize money, and to their surprise even a word of appreciation from the Ukrainian president himself who shared a photo of the entire NAVI roster lifting the Major trophy.

Ukrainian President praises NAVI's CS:GO team for winning the Stockholm Major

The current president of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, had nothing but praise for NAVI and its CS:GO roster for having won the recently concluded PGL Major Stockholm 2021.

It was a historic win for the Ukrainian organization NAVI, its players, and even for CS:GO itself as the tournament registered a peak of more than 2.5 million concurrent viewers from across the world.

NAVI after winning PGL Major Stockholm 2021

Sharing a post dedicated to NAVI via his official Twitter and Instagram handles, Zelenskyy congratulated NAVI by stating that the Ukrainian esports organization's victory in Stockholm was remarkable.

For decades our cyber athletes have been winning titles, making Ukraine famous on the world stage. This day is not an exception. Ukrainian club, NAVI, for the first time in its history won the CS:GO Major Tournament. A great achievement that inspires many!
Volodymyr Zelenskyy - President of Ukraine

Note: All statements have been translated from Ukrainian to English using Deepl

Zelenskyy also mentioned that this well deserved victory for NAVI was a success story that would inspire many others. He also wished the team to, "get as many victories as possible for yourself and for Ukraine!"

NAVI has certainly etched out its place in annals of CS:GO history with this win. Not everyone will get praised by the president of their country, so it is certainly going to be a special moment for the entire team.

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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.