Na'Vi star becomes father during IEM Katowice quarter-final

IEM Katowice 2019

Na'Vi CSGO star electronic helped his team crush FaZe at IEM Katowice 2019 - end then discovered he had become a father during the match.

Denis Sharipov, 20, posted on Instagram to make the happy announcement shortly after Na'Vi's 2-0 victory that sent them through to the semi-finals in Poland.

Translated from Russian, the post read: "During my match, my beloved wife gave me a daughter! I cannot put into words how glad I am, and what I feel at the moment.

"I am thankful for the fact that she gave me two best girls! I love you so much!"


The impeding arrival clearly didn't prove a distraction for electronic as he was the star performer for his team against FaZe, with a rating of 1.49.

He helped Na'Vi sweep aside FaZe 16-13 on Inferno and 16-7 on Mirage to book a place in the last four against ENCE.

Na'Vi vs Ence is due to start at 3pm GMT / 4pm CET on Saturday. Find live streams with a choice of broadcast language.

Main picture: Copyright ESL | Bart Oerbekke

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James McMathMedia manager at Luckbox.