Reports from reliable sources indicate that Natus Vincere (NAVI) is in advanced discussions to secure the release of Ihor “w0nderful” Zhdanov from his contract with Sprout. If the negotiations are successful, the Ukrainian AWPer is anticipated to fill the void left by s1mple on the NAVI roster. The organization has been actively exploring replacement options for the superstar over the past few days.
s1mple himself added to the speculation during a recent stream when he expressed uncertainty about his participation in the upcoming BLAST Premier Fall Final, scheduled for November 22-26 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
The rumors surrounding s1mple gained momentum after his absence from IEM Sydney due to reported complications related to his EU residency papers. While various rumors have linked him with a potential exit from the organization, no concrete information is available at the moment to suggest that s1mple, who still has approximately two years remaining on his current contract with Natus Vincere, is on the verge of joining another team.
One source has indicated that the 26-year-old may be taking a hiatus from competitive play. This development follows s1mple’s recent criticisms of Counter-Strike 2, a game he referred to as “less than ideal.” He encouraged aspiring players to exercise patience and wait for potential improvements over the next three months.
Last Updated on October 27, 2023