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NAVI’s BLAST Premier victory was about much more than a trophy

NAVI's BLAST Premier Spring Final was a huge boost to the Ukrainian team, which has endured a turbulent year.

  • Posted on 21st Jun, 2022 15:04 PM
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NAVI won their first title of 2022 last weekend at the BLAST Premier Spring Final. It was a crucial title for the Ukrainian team, which has endured a turbulent first half of the year.

For that to happen, NAVI will need a motivated and inspired s1mple, and the team’s victory in Lisbon will go a long way to reigniting a fire in him that had started to flicker out. The Ukrainian has his eyes set on knocking FaZe off their perch and preventing them from winning the Intel Grand Slam prize.

“We were thinking about this, how if we won this event he would definitely play in Cologne,” B1ad3 told Dexerto. “He has also said that he wants to be in Cologne, to not give confidence to FaZe.”

The race for the IEM Cologne title has been blown wide open by the latest LAN tournaments. FaZe are looking a far cry from the team that dominated the circuit in the first months of the year, while NAVI and Cloud9 have suddenly emerged as genuine title contenders, boosted by their recent victories.

Belief is a very powerful energy, a vital intangible ingredient that can tear down barriers and lead to great things. Time will tell if NAVI will go on to achieve lasting success. But for a team that appeared to be on its last legs and on the verge of losing its star player, what it accomplished last week was everything it needed to stay the course. And that is far more valuable than a trophy or a cheque.

“I think we are fired up,” B1ad3 said. “When you’re winning like this you feel additional power.”

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