Boombl4: "Now it's time for the Major, and then the club and I will decide what to do next"
NAVI’s in-game leader Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov on his Telegram channel wrote that his future in the team will be decided after PGL Major Antwerp 2022. The words of the Russian esports athlete about the prospects of being a member of Natus Vincere became part of the appeal to the CS:GO community with an apology for his silence on ongoing hostilities in Ukraine.
Among other things, Mikhailov apologized for his wife's inappropriate publications, and also noted that under the current circumstances, it is difficult for many people, including him, to call a spade a spade.
May will mark 3 years as an IGL in NAVI. I experienced a lot of emotions during this period. I love my team and the club and now I have mixed feelings. I want to apologize for being silent for so long about everything that happens and for Lika's inappropriate posts.
I have done a lot of bootcamps in Ukraine, I have never been infringed on any grounds and have always felt at home. I am sorry that some of my fellow citizens believe the TV, and because of this, it is difficult for many reasonable people to call a spade a spade, including me now. I understand that this message will not satisfy many, but I want to say that I am for peace and against bloodshed, and for now this is all I can say. Now it's time for the Major, and then the club and I will decide what to do next. Hoping for your support at the tournament.
A month ago, NAVI announced that the future of the roster would be determined following the upcoming tournaments, namely after the ESL Pro League Season 15 and PGL Major Antwerp 2022. A few days before this message, the club’s CEO Evgeniy Zolotarev stated that NAVI will not work with players continuing to live in Russia and pay taxes there during the military action in Ukraine.