S1mple Talks About NAVI's Next Goal and Establishing Their 'Era' in CS:GO
The best CS:GO player in the world is already thinking about the future.
One of the best CS:GO players in the world, Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, who has finally managed to win a Major is already thinking about NAVI's next steps. It has been just a couple of days since NAVI (Natus Vincere) lifted the Stockholm Major trophy in front of a packed Avicii Arena in Sweden, and s1mple has started talking about winning two or three more Majors in a row!
It was a historic win for NAVI in Sweden as they became the first CS:GO team to win a Major without dropping a single map. To top itpff, s1mple delivered a performance worthy of his reputation and skill during the grand finals against G2 Esports.
With both the Intel Grand Slam and the Major trophy in the bag, s1mple talks about whether this is truly NAVI's era and where does the team go from here on out.
S1mple reveals what he aims to achieve next along with NAVI
This has truly been Natus Vincere's year since the beginning. The CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) squad started off with a victory at BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020 in January and there has been no looking back since then.
The Ukrainian organization has continued to stack wins one after the other to the extent of winning both the Intel Grand Slam Season 3 and the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 in the same year.
Unlike other years, it hasn't been easy grinding for the team and carrying them at every tournament. Instead, the entire NAVI lineup has pulled up their socks and achieved everything as one indomitable unit.
Immediately after winning the Stockholm Major the GOAT (Greatest of All Time) of Counter-Strike was heard talking bout the next goal for NAVI, in an interview with HLTV.
We've just started. I hope we keep winning many more tournaments. Our next goal.... I don't know, we have already won everything [laughs]. Our next goal is just the Majors, I guess two or three in a row. Let's try to get where Astralis is right now as an organization. I am pretty sure all of our players get like so much confidence boost (from these victories).Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev - Interview with HLTV
When asked if he thinks NAVI has already established its era, s1mple said that he thinks so, as they have won both the prized achievements - the Intel Grand Slam and the Majors in a single year.
NAVI's victory streak is truly a remarkable feat, more so considering the fact that the team had a new member joining the lineup, Valerii "b1t" Vakhovskyi, who is a rookie coming into the side. He did not have any prior experience of playing in front of a live audience or against the best CS:GO teams from across the world. Yet, his performance coupled with the figures he put up were incredibly outstanding.