Natus Vincere have been going from strength to strength and are now one of the most competitive CSGO teams. We take a look at the gear that gets them there!
Na’Vi are a huge e-sports association, fielding teams in CSGO, Dota 2, League of Legends, Hearthstone and World of Tanks. The teams historically (and the current CSGO team) includes players from Russia, Ukraine and Slovakia, with the main office in Kiev since the teams foundation in 2009.
The name Na’Vi is short for Natus Vincere, which is a Latin phrase meaning “born to win”. The name is very apt as Na’Vi have been a top contending team across a variety of e-sports for the past 5 or so years now.
Zeus is a very experienced player, rifler and in-game leader of the NaVi team. He’s been on a CounterStrike team in one form or another since 2002, when he was only 15, and has won seven premier titles and three second place finishes in the last six years with NaVi, often coming up against Luminosity and ofcourse, Fnatic.
Denis “seized”Kostin is one of the younger players on NaVi, playing professionally since only mid 2012. Seized was always very active and involved in the Moscow e-sports scene, and often filled in for players in various teams before joining full time. Seized is counted as the second / backup AWPer in NaVi and is often called upon to do so.
If you haven’t heard of GuardiaN, what have you been watching? A constant professional through CS 1.6, CS:Source and since 2012, CSGO. GuardiaN is considered by many as the greatest modern CS AWPer around, and was voted the 2nd best player of 2015. He’s helped NaVi win 6 premier tournaments since joining from Virtus Pro in 2008.
Ioann “Edward” Sukhariev is most often seen getting the initial picks onto sites as the entry fragger. An entry fragger needs great aim, awareness of typical player positioning around the map and quick reactions. Edward, like Zeus, has helped NaVi win seven premier titles and silver medals.
Flamie is the youngest and newest member of NaVi, joining them at age eighteen in mid 2015 from HellRaisers. Like most of NaVi, despite living in Moscow flamie is fluent in English and runs all his social media in English. He is mainly a rifler in game and was voted one of the top 20 CSGO players in 2015.
You know you’ve made it in e-sports when you team up with DXRacer to make your own team branded Racer series gaming chair. (Amazon.com, Overclockers.co.uk). We’ve looked at them in other designs for a few other teams around the site, and after actually trying them in person, they do not disappoint. These chairs are soft but supportive in all the right places. The high back helps with posture and unlike half the chairs I’ve owned in the past, the armrests are quite solid and well made. The DXRacers really are the hallmark of gaming chairs, and the bright yellow NaVi design may be the best design too, as some others can be a little dull!