NAVI in short for Natus Vincere, which in Latin means “Born to conquer.” NAVI was formed in Ukraine back in 2009, and this esports organization has teams competing in many games such as Dota 2, FIFA and of course CS:GO.
NAVI's Counter-Strike team was the first team in history to win three premier tournaments in one calendar year back in 2010.
At one point during their run NAVI were ranked as 2nd in the world, but since then had taken a huge fall in the rankings. Their rise to the top started in 2015, where they managed to win their first big title, defeating TSM in Intel Extreme Masters X – San Jose finals.
NAVI in 2016
The following year was also a success, as NAVI went on to win DreamHack Open Leipzig 2016 by dominating Luminosity Gaming in the final round.
Three months later, NAVI took participation in MLG Major Championship: Columbus. They were able to eliminate everyone who tried to stop them on their way to get to the finals. They fell short to the same opponent from the previous tournament – Luminosity Gaming, having to go home with 2nd place.
In October of the same year, NAVI went on to seize the 1st place in ESL One: New York 2016, defeating Virtus.pro on the final round.
NAVI in 2017
NAVI didn't manage to get any top placings in 2017, which was extremely disappointing, to say the least. This was definitely a period of time NAVI looked back on as motivation to be better in the coming years.
NAVI in 2018
In 2018, they added another championship to their resume, winning 1st place in StarSeries and i-League CS:GO Season 5 by defeating NRG.
It got followed by another dominant tournament, winning CS:GO Asia Championship 2018, by defeating Virtus.pro once again.
It seemed like there was no way to stop NAVI, as they took another 1st place in ESL One: Cologne 2018 by beating BIG in the final round.
Astralis beat NAVI
The only team in 2018 to beat them was Astralis, who managed to take the victory in FACEIT Major: London Finals, leaving NAVI with a solid 2nd place.
That did not shake NAVI's confidence as they immediately bounced back and won BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen by beating NiP on the final round.
NAVI in 2019
2019 was a little bit quiet for NAVI, as they went on to win just one tournament, StarSeries, and i-League CS:GO Season 7, by defeating fnatic in the final round.
NAVI moving forward
In 2020 NAVI has made several changes in their roster and positions, which has been great for the team, as they at the start of the year managed to win IEM Katowice 2020 in stunning fashion.
There is not much left to say about NAVI, their success speaks for themselves. However, it is undeniable that this team has the potential to rise to the very top once again and threaten even the most elite competition.