There has been a lot of buzz lately about Valery B1T Vakhovsky, the talented player from Natus Vincere, possibly bidding farewell to the club once his contract expires. The news first broke when Olof “olofmeister” Kaiber made the announcement during his personal stream, catching fans off guard with the possibility of B1T’s departure. Speculation has been rampant ever since.
It’s important to note that these are just rumors circulating within the gaming community, but there seems to be a genuine belief that B1T might seize the opportunity to leave NAVI if given the chance. There’s a sense that he isn’t entirely thrilled about playing on an international team, which could be a major stumbling block for him. It’s a challenge that he’s grappling with.
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B1t departure from NAVI
Confirming the rumors, insider Alexey “OverDrive” Biryukov stepped forward a day later to provide more clarity. According to him, Vakhovsky’s contract with NAVI is set to expire in March, conveniently right after the conclusion of the highly anticipated PGL Major Copenhagen 2024. The timing adds an extra layer of uncertainty to the situation.
Interestingly, B1T’s friend and former NAVI Junior teammate, Ilya “m0NESY” Osipov, injected a touch of lightheartedness into the discussion when he jokingly remarked on the rumors. He playfully reminded everyone that earlier rumors had swirled around B1T potentially joining Cloud9 as a sniper, but in the end, Ilya himself opted to remain with G2.
As the days pass, the speculation surrounding B1T’s future intensifies. With his contract expiration looming, it’s anyone’s guess as to what path he will ultimately choose. The uncertainty adds an air of excitement and anticipation within the esports community, as fans eagerly await the next twist in this ongoing saga.
Why might B1t leave NAVI?
It appears that Valery “B1T” Vakhovsky may be going through a period of dissatisfaction with NAVI’s shift towards an international roster. The year 2023 proved to be quite challenging for him in terms of his professional journey. Many have attributed these difficulties to communication problems within the team, with even Andrei “B1ad3” Gorodensky mentioning that B1T had taken up English courses to address the issue.
The team has undergone some changes and now boasts an international lineup. B1T saw this as a valuable opportunity to enhance his English language skills, recognizing the importance of being able to effectively communicate in English and other languages. He acknowledged that there are times when it can be challenging for him to express himself confidently and construct sentences according to grammatical rules. However, despite these linguistic hurdles, B1T remains an exceptional asset to the team, being the team’s top fragger and an outstanding aimer. His remarkable skills make him a sought-after transfer for any team hailing from Eastern Europe.
B1T has been an integral part of the NAVI roster since December 2020, and during his time with the team, he has achieved great success in his esports career. He has triumphed in prestigious tournaments such as the PGL Major Stockholm, the BLAST Premier World Final 2021, and numerous other top-tier championships, solidifying his reputation as a skilled and accomplished player.