It’s one thing to become one of the greatest teams to ever play a game; it’s another to remain the best for years. Russian esports organization Natus Vincere, aka Na’Vi, has been among the best teams in the world for a long time, and its story is about to be told worldwide. Leading esports corporation Winstrike will bring Na’Vi’s drama to the world’s audience soon with a documentary, NAVI. Born to Win.
The documentary was already showcased on March 23 at the Oktyabr Cinema Center in Moscow. The filmmakers hosted 735 viewers in the theatre as per COVID-19 restrictions and showed the narrative to several prominent names in the industry. NAVI. Born to Win was also shown in several cities such as St. Petersburg, Kazan, Kaliningrad, Samara, Ekaterinburg, Surgut and Tyumen, within Russia from 25 March.
The 48-minute documentary features the journey of Na’Vi’s championship as an underdog in Intel Extreme Masters Season 14. After a year full of failures, Na’Vi loses its longtime captain and makes the biggest transfer in the history of CIS esports to get the throne again. However, achieving success isn’t as easy as it seems. In the documentary, viewers experience everything happening behind-the-scenes for one of the biggest teams in CSGO, feeling their suffering and understanding the meaning of being a professional player.
Even though the documentary’s worldwide launch date is yet to be announced, Winstrike’s spokesperson told Syft they’re preparing to release it sometime soon.
Established in 2009, Natus Vincere has been playing an important role in Counter-Strike history. The organization won countless championships during its lifetime, becoming the best representative of the CIS region and making its name as a giant. Recently, the team lifted a trophy at BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020 in January 2021 and took the $600,000 prize home.