Two important events in the world of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive have taken place yesterday: a deserved victory for Na’vi team led by the legendary player “s1mple”, and the presence of the world’s highest-profile speaker at an eSports event, prime Minister of Denmark, praising electronic sports and players
The historic moment coincided with the opening of the new edition of the annual tournament held in the Danish capital of Copenhagen, where the host had the most prestigious guest ever at a video games event, Lars Lokke Rasmussen, the prime minister of the country.
Although he has identified himself as an outsider to e-sports, the Prime Minister’s speech has encouraged video game pros and praised their proud efforts. It is also the first time that an official of this size officially recognized the professional players as athletes, as Mr. Rasmussen did yesterday.
He said that he hopes now that the days of explaining gamers to their Family and friends are over, because they have now become leading e-athletes and you must pursue their most precious dream.
Na’Vi team was crowned that night after the defeat of Ninjas in Pyjamas, where they performed a strong performance in the final that saw two teams out of six competing to win the biggest prize over three maps, which Na’Vi did not need more than two of them to finish The competition. Thanks to the efforts of “Electronic” and fellow “s1mple” MVP Player of the Tournament, the team managed to win in both the Mirage maps and then in Inferno with a score of 10-16 and 12-16, respectively.
This is the team’s first win since ESL One Cologne 2018 earlier this year, and has been awarded the $125,000 award. You can view the game highlights below: