NAVI named best team of 2021 according to HLTV; cadiaN makes appearance with best highlight has named NAVI the best team in the world in 2021. The journalists announced this during a live stream of the HLTV Award Show 2021 ceremony.

Over the past year, the team from the CIS has become the champion of eight big tournaments, the most prestigious of which is PGL Major Stockholm 2021. Natus Vincere also won the third season of the Intel Grand Slam and have been holding the first place in the's ranking for half a year.

The best highlight of the past year came from Heroic's in-game leader Casper "cadiaN" Møller, who single-handedly killed four players of Gambit in the ESL Pro League Season 13 grand final.