Duno and dinkzj were a part of the inaugural NAVI squad, comprised of the unsigned team No Pressure No Pressure Inactive . Their first showing was at Stage 3: CIS Challengers 1, where they made a stellar run from closed qualifiers to placing second, thus qualifying for Stage 3: EMEA Challengers Playoffs. NAVI debuted with a shock victory over Team Liquid Team Liquid Europe Rank #3 , only to be sent to the lower bracket by Acend Acend Europe Rank #5 the following match and ultimately eliminated by Giants Gaming Giants Gaming Europe Rank #26 .
Before the start of VCT 2022, NAVI parted with Vladyslav "arch" Svistov, replacing him with ex- Ninjas in Pyjamas Ninjas in Pyjamas Inactive star Yaroslav "Jady" Nikolaev. With the addition of Jady, NAVI ran through Stage 1: CIS Challengers 1, only to be stopped by FunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix Europe Rank #1 in the grand finals. Unhindered, NAVI qualified for EMEA Challengers group stages on the back of their resounding grand finals victory in CIS Challengers 2. However, they failed to qualify for playoffs after ending 2-3 in groups. Soon after, Jady left the team, and Zeddy joined in his place.
Zeddy was a part of the original forZe forZe Inactive roster. The CIS roster was a force, having placed second in CIS Masters 1 and finishing in the top four for Stage 2: Challengers 2 and Stage 3: Challengers 1. forZe qualified for EMEA Challengers Playoffs, where they finished in the top eight after losing to Team Liquid. Afterwards, forZe disbanded, and Zeddy joined One Breath Gaming One Breath Gaming Inactive for EMEA Last Chance Qualifier, where the roster's run ended in the lower bracket round 1 after Liquid defeated them.
Zeddy stayed with OBG and qualified for VRL CIS: Milestone via the closed qualifier. Unfortunately, OBG would play just two games before the start of the Russia-Ukraine. One Breath Gaming disbanded a month later. Now joining NAVI, Zeddy and his new roster went 2-3 in groups, failing to qualify for playoffs due to head-to-head differential. Despite the group stage performance, NAVI allocated enough points for EMEA Last Chance Qualifier; after defeating Guild Esports Guild Esports Europe Rank #4 , Natus Vincere's year ended after being defeated by Team Liquid and G2 Esports G2 Esports Europe Rank #6 .