NAVI b1t makes historical past as CS:GO’s youngest-ever millionaire

NAVI’s Valeriy ‘b1t’ Vakhovskiy has turn into the youngest-ever CS:GO participant to surpass $1 million in profession earnings.

The 19-year-old took his profession earnings previous the $1 million mark earlier this month after NAVI reached the quarter-finals of the IEM Rio Main, in line with Esports Earnings.

b1t is the youngest-ever participant to realize this feat, becoming a member of 20 different gamers, together with teammates Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev, Denis ‘digital’ Sharipov, Ilya ‘Perfecto’ Zalutskiy, in CS:GO’s millionaires’ membership.

Stephanie Lindgren/ESL Gaming through ESPATb1t joined CS:GO’s millionaires’ membership on the IEM Rio Main

Probably the most spectacular facet is that b1t reached this milestone in lower than two years of professional play. A graduate of NAVI’s famend academy system, he was promoted to the principle group on the finish of 2020, splitting enjoying time with Egor ’⁠flamie⁠’ Vasilyev earlier than locking down a beginning spot in April 2021.

The choice proved successful as b1t helped NAVI to win a sequence of titles that 12 months, together with their first-ever Main crown at PGL Main Stockholm. NAVI additionally received the third version of the Intel Grand Slam, pocketing $1 million.

Success has been exhausting to come back by in 2022 following the departure of Kirill ‘Boombl4′ Mikhailov (who himself is a member of CS:GO’s millionaires’ membership).

NAVI, who’ve received just one title all 12 months lengthy, hope to strike gold once more with Andrii ‘nipl’ Kukharskyi, who’s attempting out for the principle group. The 17-year-old will make his debut for NAVI subsequent month, on the BLAST Premier World Remaining.

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