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The Ukrainian team NaVi has become the first world champion in Counter-Strike 2

01 Apr, 2024
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The Ukrainian team NaVi has become the first world champion in Counter-Strike 2

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The Ukrainian esports team Natus Vincere (NaVi) emerged victorious at the PGL Major Copenhagen 2024 – the first world championship in Counter-Strike 2.

In the final, NaVi faced off against the American team Faze Clan. The Ukrainians secured victory on two out of three maps: Ancient (score 13:9) and Inferno (score 13:3), but lost on the Mirage map (score 13:2).

For winning the tournament, NaVi will receive $500,000, while Faze will receive $170,000.

During the broadcast on Maincast channels, over 5.6 million hryvnias were collected in donations for the needs of the "Azov" fighters. NaVi announced that they would double this amount.

The team members include Ukrainians Valeriy Vakhovsky (b1t) and Ihor Zhdanov (w0nderful), citizens of Finland Aleksi Virolainen (Aleksib), Romania Ivan Mihai (iM), and Lithuania Justinas Lekavicius (jL).

The game "Counter Strike 2" was released on the Steam platform on September 28, 2023. This was the first Major tournament for this version of the game. Previous annual tournaments were held for "Counter-Strike: Global Offensive." After the release of the updated version of CS:GO, it disappeared from Steam.

 

The Odessa Journal

The Odessa Journal

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