S1mple's Anticipated Return: BLEED Coach Predicts NAVI Lineup Shake-Up

BLEED coach Aleksandar "kassad" Trifunovic predicts that Ukrainian esports sensation Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostylev will rejoin NAVI's starting roster by the end of April, taking the place of Igor "w0nderful" Zhdanov. These insights were shared during the Hot Take Point Made podcast.

According to kassad, s1mple's return to NAVI is imminent as he sees no other viable options for the talented player. Despite a recent decline in s1mple's market value, kassad doubts that any other organization would meet the financial demands of the "born to win" squad. Additionally, kassad expresses skepticism about s1mple's intention to resume his role as a rifler, suggesting a potential change in playstyle.

An interesting twist in the narrative is kassad's acknowledgment of w0nderful's significance as the second-best sniper in the region. He commends NAVI for acquiring w0nderful from Sprout at a reasonable cost, emphasizing w0nderful's pivotal role in the team's strong performance. However, the coach implies that s1mple's return may displace w0nderful from his current position, speculating a potential move to Cloud9 for the talented sniper.

It's important to note that s1mple had previously announced his comeback to the professional scene after the conclusion of the PGL CS2 Copenhagen Major 2024. However, Kostylev has yet to disclose the specific team he will be representing post the world championship.