Though the StarSeries i-League Season 8 has yet to conclude, the #1 seed in the event was sent packing so early in the event. Following a 0-2 defeat to Heroic, Natus Vincere crashed out of the Turkey CS:GO tournament without a win.

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The Natus Vincere star couldn't suppress his frustration after getting knocked out by Heroic

This couldn’t be worse for the best CS:GO player of 2018 - Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev. The captain of Natus Vincere got quite emotional during the tournament. As a result, s1mple couldn’t suppress his anger toward his teammate - Ladislav ‘GuardiaN’ Kovács. It was worth noting that GuardiaN was bottom frag every map in the tournament.

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Is s1mple going back the way he was in his early career? Being "toxic"?

A disappointing event for Natus Vincere

Natus Vincere kicked off the event with a surprising loss to G2. Right 2 weeks earlier, Natus Vincere beat G2 in a 3-map series in the ESL Pro League Season 10 Europe. It was a close affair as Natus Vincere let it slip in Dust2 in overtime and Nuke.

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Natus Vincere put up a good fight against G2 but couldn't quite close out the series and fell to lower bracket

Crawling through the lower bracket, Natus Vincere needed a victory against Heroic to continue the journey. However, the CIS squad had to stop their journey as they crashed out of the StarSeries i-League Season 8 without a victory.

The surprising loss could be most blamed on GuardiaN as he showed the worst performance ever since coming back to the yellow jersey squad this month. Natus Vincere was looking so solid ever since the departure of the legendary captain Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko. However, crashing out of one tournament 0-2 when you are the heavy favorite to win the whole thing is quite frustrating.

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Without the legendary captain, will Natus Vincere maintain order in the team and not let emotions affect the game?

Recently, Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov has revealed that he is the main IGL in the team. However, s1mple takes on the role of captain as he is one of the core elements in the roster. Many people have proposed the theory that s1mple was raging at GuardiaN in the event. It was so extreme to the point that the AWPer got tilted and choked throughout the event. Guardian missed so many crucial shots and was bottom frag every map.