NAVI and FACEIT Announce Partnership to Scout Upcoming CS: GO Talent
The new partnership will allow upcoming CS: GO players to compete in online leagues to showcase their talent. Navi Scouts will be on the lookout and the top players have a chance to compete in FPL alongside several Tier 1 players.
FACEIT and NAVI have entered into a new partnership that allows CS:GO fans to kickstart their career as a pro player with NAVI. Players can compete in the new private Leagues where they will be under the observation of NAVI's Scouts. If they perform well, they get one step closer to compete in the FACEIT Pro League.
NAVI is currently Rank #1 in CS:GO and is one of the biggest brands in the CIS region. The team has always supported the development and growth of local talent. This partnership further reiterates their commitment to grooming talent.
What is the NAVINATION Hub?
“Our partnership with FACEIT is extremely valuable on both a commercial, and product level. Thanks to the platform we are able to unlock new revenue streams from sponsorship sales. We’ve also gained new powerful instruments to scout new talent for our academy rosters, and to engage with our fanbase in a different and unique way,” said Yevhen Zolotarov, NAVI CEO.
NAVINATION Hub is a system of private CS:GO leagues managed by the organization. CS:GO players can play in these private leagues which is also a scouting ground for young talent.
“Our partnership with NAVI is a perfect example of how organisations can use FACEIT tools to create bespoke experiences for their communities, increase fan engagement, and find new ways to scout the next generation of talent for their teams. Partnering with and supporting esport organizations is core within our mission, being esport organizations a key element for the whole ecosystem and we are particularly proud to enter into an official partnership with NAVI, an internationally renowned brand with one of the most impressive legacies in esports ” said Cristian Duca, Senior Partnerships Manager, FACEIT.
The NAVI Era in CS: GO
Natus Vincere recently won the Intel Grand Slam Season 3, a confirmation of the team’s dominance throughout the season. NAVI heads into the PGL Stockholm Major as the favorites, the Number 1 seed.
While the main NAVI squad is obviously the best in the world, the organization also fields an academy team. NAVI Junior recently took part in the WePlay Academy League Season 2. They placed third behind Young Ninjas and mouz NXT.
The PGL Stockholm Major will kick off on October 26 with the New Challengers Stage. The New Champions Stage will kick off on November 4 at the Avicii Arena in Stockholm.
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