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Na'Vi breaks CS:GO winnings record in a single year, after BLAST Premier victory

Natus Vincere now holds the title of "highest esports earnings by a team in a single year" after victories in eight tournaments in 2021 and have their eyes set on breaking even more records next year.
Na'Vi breaks CS:GO winnings record in a single year, after BLAST Premier victory

Notable esports organisation Natus Vincere (Na'Vi) have had a successful year that will be undoubtedly become inscribed in the history books. The esports giants closed the 2021 season, establishing themselves as the best CS:GO esports organisation globally after winning back-to-back tournaments against prominent teams with a long track record of success.

Moreover, Na'Vi has managed to conquer the world competitively and in terms of earnings. This is true since their consecration at the third Intel Grand Slam after winning the ESL Pro League Season 14 to their most recent victory this weekend with their back-to-back BLAST Premier World Championship.

Natus Vincere breaks CS:GO win record after BLAST Premier victory

According to Esports Earnings, a platform that compiles the results of the biggest esports tournaments globally, Na'Vi's title win against Gambit Esports in the BLAST Premier Grand Finals yesterday resulted in the organisation breaking the record of highest esports earnings by a team in a single year.

Natus Vincere breaks CS GO winnings record
Na'Vi clinched the third-ever Intel Grand Slam after a hard-fought victory against Team Vitality at the ESL Pro League finals. (Picture: ESL)

Thanks in part to the impressive prize pools distributed in these events, the Russian-Ukrainian squad managed to accrue insane earnings totalling $ 4,275,500 across the 16 tournaments they competed in this year.

We've highlighted some of the more prestigious events below, in which they achieved a new title for their champion showcases.

  • BLAST Premier: Global Final 2020 - $ 600,000
  • DreamHack Masters Spring 2021 - $ 100,000
  • IEM Season XVI - Cologne - $ 400,000
  • Intel Grand Slam Season 3 - $ 1,000,000
  • ESL Pro League Season 14 - $ 195,000
  • PGL Major Stockholm 2021 - $ 1,000,000
  • BLAST Premier: Fall Finals 2021 - $ 225,000
  • BLAST Premier: World Final 2021 - $ 500,000

The previous record was proudly held by Astralis, a team that managed to achieve $3,651,650 in earnings during their legendary season in 2018. Followingly, they became champions of the FACEIT London Major 2018, the ESL Pro League Seasons 7 and 8, and the second Intel Grand Slam.

Although many of the prize pools this year varied from those distributed during the Astralis run, the team's number of feats and accolades, led by Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, were more than enough to put this new golden page into the history books.

Natus Vincere breaks CS GO winnings record
As their name stands, Natus Vincere was 'born to win' some of the biggest events of 2021. (Picture: Natus Vincere)

At present, Na'Vi has collective earnings totalling over $ 8 million across the organisations' entire competitive career, which is narrowly creeping on Astralis' $ 9 million all-time earnings record. Followingly, Na'Vi now has their eyes set on surpassing Astralis' record, which they could crush during the first half of 2022.

Until then, we will have to wait for the next competitive stop next February, when the best teams return to the iconic stage of Katowice, Poland, in search of being crowned IEM World champions at the Spodek Arena.


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Featured image courtesy of BLAST Premier.