In an exciting development within the world of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO), it appears that Cloud9 is edging closer to securing a deal to sign NAVI's formidable duo, Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov and Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy. Insider sources have revealed to Dexerto that the North American organization is currently engaged in advanced discussions with NAVI, with talks gaining momentum in recent days.
NAVI has been actively working towards transforming their CS:GO team into an international roster. According to Dexerto's report shed light on Andrii 'npl' Kukharskyi's departure from the team. As part of their off-season rebuild, NAVI has been linked with several prominent players, including Aleksi 'Aleksib' Virolainen from NIP, Justinas 'jL' Lekavicius from Apeks, and Mihai 'iM' Ivan from GamerLegion.
While 1pv.fr stated on June 21 that electroNic and Perfecto might still stay with NAVI, the latest information suggests that their departure from the team is imminent. It is rumored that they could potentially replace Abay 'HObbit' Khassenov and Timur 'buster' Tulepov, who are reportedly on their way out of Cloud9, according to insider Harumi.
Since joining NAVI in November 2017 from FlipSid3 Tactics, electroNic has cemented his position as one of the game's top riflers. His exceptional skills have consistently earned him a place in HLTV.org's prestigious Top 20 Player of the Year rankings from 2018 to 2021, never falling below seventh place during that period.
In 2022, electroNic assumed the captaincy of NAVI following Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov's departure. While his individual performance experienced a slight decline, he remained an influential player on the server, maintaining an impressive HLTV Rating of 1.10 and an Impact rating of 1.16 during LAN events.
Perfecto joined NAVI in January 2020, leaving Syman Gaming to become an integral part of the team. Both electroNic and Perfecto currently rank among the top 15 highest prize winners in CS:GO history, thanks to NAVI's triumphant 2021 season. The team secured multiple international titles, including the PGL Major Stockholm and Intel Grand Slam Season 3.
In conclusion, Cloud9's potential acquisition of electroNic and Perfecto from NAVI signals an exciting development in the CS:GO scene. The duo's exceptional skills and previous achievements make them valuable assets for Cloud9 as they continue to strengthen their roster. Fans and enthusiasts eagerly await official confirmation of the deal, which could significantly impact the dynamics of the competitive CS:GO landscape.