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Aleksib Player Profile: How NAVI's IGL Climbed The Ranks | GG Chronicles

Learn how Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen became one of the greatest IGLs ever.
Aleksib Player Profile: How NAVI's IGL Climbed The Ranks | GG Chronicles
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NAVI's Finnish in-game leader (IGL) and support rifler, Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen, is considered one of the greatest leaders on the Counter-Strike 2 (CS2) servers. Since his early career getting a pro contract in 2017, Aleksib climbed the professional ranks, showing the world that he can bounce back from low to reach extraordinary heights. 

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The GG Chronicles player profile video (a fantastic series from BLAST and GG.BET) focuses on Aleksib's journey to becoming a pro player, how his family supports his career, and the highs and lows he had to overcome.

Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen GG Chronicles player profile major win career
Aleksib's father talks about the highs and lows of Counter-Strike. (Picture: BLAST / GG.BET

In the video, GG Chronicles player profile video, Aleksib explains how he always had a dream to win a Major Championship, even when he was still a rookie, and how he felt in Copenhagen:

When I was a rookie, I always had the dream of winning a Major. Everybody's looking at it the same way. I started to realize that I am sharing the same thing with all these different guys. I started to think that I'd had this dream for six to seven years. You come to think of it as if you will never reach it; it's too hard to reach because all of these other people are thinking of the same thing.

I started to think about it during the tournament in Copenhagen. So, during the final round of the Major, I still didn't feel this moment of understanding that we were going to actually win the match and win the trophy until the very last seconds of the game. 

For those who didn't see it, Aleksib's Ace at the BLAST Premier Spring Final 2024 grand final in London was incredible, showing his ability to click heads with the best of them.

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Learn even more interesting details about NAVI's prolific IGL Aleksi "Aleksib" Virolainen in the video below.

When the player break is finished, we will see NAVI compete at the Esports World Cup from 17 to 21 July 2024 and then at the BLAST Premier Fall Groups and ESL Pro League Season 20. Stay tuned to our esports section for all the latest news, updates, esports coverage, interviews, and more.