The NaVi era has finally arrived

Elliott Griffiths
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Illustration by Crash_ Source: NAVI

Alright. It's time to stop pretending. After years and years of false dawns, this one is the one.

No, it's not Burnley finally dropping out of the Premier League after hanging around like a bad smell for years, it's NaVi being the best team in the world. They took a marathon final 3-2 over Vitality, meaning s1mple beat ZywOo on his way to a poetic ESL Grand Slam victory.

Yeah, a Grand Slam victory. That's a cool million dollars in NaVi's pocket. One million dollars to a bunch of guys who look like they've just been kicking back at their parent's vacation home.

Hopefully they can buy some real shoes with that money. Come on, man, socks and sandals in your victory pose?

The weird thing is that NaVi won even without s1mple going bananas. He had a pretty underwhelming final, only picking up 91 kills and winning 80% of his opening duels.  That's not even a joke, it actually was a little disappointing from the greatest player of all time.

Still won, though. electronic put up one of his best performances (and that's saying a lot) and B1t has turned into the player flamie thought flamie was. That's the thing - NaVi are now Cerberus. A three-headed monster, instead of the two headed one, and when one head is asleep, the other two pick up the slack.

Yes, we're aware Cerberus was a dog and not a monster. That's not the point.

NaVi are untouchable at the top of the rankings. Nobody can dispute that they are the best, and finally, s1mple has the dominance his performances have always deserved.

Weirdly poetic that he becomes recognised after one of his least impressive finals. But oft the genius is not given recognition until after the fact.

What we're saying is, s1mple is just like the Weezer album Pinkerton.

Final standing at EPL Season 14:

1. 🇷🇺  Natus Vincere – $195,000

2. 🇫🇷 Vitality – $80,000

3-4. 🇩🇰. Heroic – $55,000

3-4. 🇪🇺. OG – $55,000

5-8. 🇺🇸. Liquid – $33,750

5-8. 🇷🇺  Gambit – $33,750

5-8. 🇪🇺. ENCE – $28,750

5-8. 🇸🇪  NIP – $28,750

September 12, 2021

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