Official: s1mple to miss BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022 group stage

NAVI will play the BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022 group stage without Alexandr "s1mple" Kostyliev. The Ukrainian star will miss the tournament for personal reasons, according to the Ukrainian club's official website.

Daniil "headtr1ck" Valitov from Natus Vincere's academy roster was brought in as a replacement for s1mple. The information about the 18-year-old NAVI Junior member bootcamping with the main team was reported by Dexerto, citing its own sources.

At the upcoming BLAST event, NAVI will compete in Group B also featuring Complexity, G2 and Liquid. Matches of this quartet will take place on August 20.

 NAVI will field the following lineup for BLAST Premier Fall Groups 2022:

 Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov
 Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy
  Valeriy "⁠b1t⁠" Vakhovskiy
  Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev
  Daniil "⁠headtr1ck⁠" Valitov