Aleksib and iM targeted by NaVi to strengthen their lineup

According to reports in the last few hours, the popular Ukrainian organization, NaVi, are targeting Ivan “iM” Mihai and... Eduardo | 22. June 2023

According to reports in the last few hours, the popular Ukrainian organization, NaVi, are targeting Ivan “iM” Mihai and Aleksi “Aleksib” Virolainen to strengthen its CS:GO lineup.

This transfer market is full of rumors; every day, more and more rumors are coming to light regarding different teams. NaVi, in their eagerness to return to the top of the CS:GO competitive scene and start the CS2 era on top, is one of the teams sounding to make major changes to their lineup. In the last few hours, it was reported that NaVi would be willing to let go of Ilya “Perfecto” Zalutskiy and Denis “electroNic” Sharipov. However, these are just rumors; even NaVi’s official account has mocked them on Twitter.

However, we all know that such rumors are often confirmed a short time later.

Reports indicate that NaVi would sign iM and Aleksib

According to a report by Luís Mira, an esports journalist for Dexerto.com, NaVi is negotiating to sign Team GamerLegion rifler iM and Aleksib, who was dropped by NiP a few days ago.

All reports indicate that this pair of players would join Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyljev and Valerij “b1t” Vakhovsjkyj in NaVi’s lineup. Let’s remember that iM is one of the most outstanding players that Team GamerLegion has in its lineup. Aleksib, on the other hand, is a great IGL who has no team right now, as he left NiP a few days ago.

After a disappointing season, NaVi wants to make radical changes in its lineup to have a strong second half and a correct and solid transition to CS2. In addition, Andrii “npl” Kukharskyi has already been notified that he will be sent to the team’s bench, while Perfecto and electroNic have one foot out of the organization.

On the other hand, it is also rumored that NaVi is also very close to closing the signing of Justinas “jL” Lekavicius from Apeks, so they would complete their CS:GO lineup.

iM and jL priorities for NaVi

The report published by Luís Mira highlights that the signings of jL and iM are NaVi’s priorities in this transfer market, and apparently, talks to sign them are advanced. On the other hand, according to Russian leaker OverDrive, the players decide Perfecto and electroNic, and 90% percent of it is happening.

There is no doubt that these signings would fit like a glove in NaVi’s lineup, which has certainly presented many problems this season. To watch this one playing is to immediately realize that there is no synergy between the players despite having a core consisting of s1mple and company who have known each other for years. However, the departure of Kirill “Boombl4” Mikhaylov certainly affected the team’s performance.

We are waiting to see what will happen with NaVi in the next few hours, as everything seems to indicate they are very close to making an official announcement.

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