In an interview with the club’s YouTube channel, NAVI’s Ukranian superstar Alexandr “s1mple” Kostyliev voiced his optimism that his squad will continue to play together despite the problems posed by military activity in Ukraine. He also discussed what Russian esports players should do in light of the present situation.
It all depends on the players and what they want. If they stay in Russia during the war, then a lot of sanctions will be imposed on banks. They will not be able to receive salaries. In the future, if the situation worsens, they will not be able to leave the country at all. I tried to put myself in a Russian player’s shoes. I would definitely leave so that this does not prevent me from… So that I do not lose time. Will we have changes? No clue. The situation is complicated. I hope everything will be ok. I don’t think there will be any changes.Alexandr “s1mple” Kostyliev