s1mple: "It feels like NAVI are getting better and better every day"

Alexandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, an AWPer of NAVI, has commented on the performance of his team at BLAST Premier Spring Groups 2022 in a video on the club's YouTube channel. He believes that after the unsuccessful matches at the beginning of the tournament, Natus Vincere were able to get back in shape and are currently showing a much better game.

We started badly, because everyone just came back from vacation. I played other games. The losses were absolutely deserved. <...> Now we are much better, as we are getting in shape. It feels like every day we play better and better.

Kostyliev assured that in the future NAVI will show an even better level of play. He also suggested that the next tournament for his team, which is IEM Katowice 2022, would be cancelled.

There is a feeling that IEM Katowice 2022 will be canceled. But we will play better anyway. We’ve just analyzed everything and now will work on the maps we haven't done well on. We need to improve Overpass. I think this is our weakest map. We kind of abandoned it.

IEM Katowice 2022 will be held in Poland from February 15 to 27, where NAVI will start off from the group stage. As of now, G2, FURIA and Liquid are the only confirmed opponents of the CIS squad in the group with four others yet to be known.

Origin: youtu.be