Antonina "Tonya" Predko from NAVI should've hosted the HLTV Award Show 2022. But due to circumstances that were not clarified, she had to refuse to participate at the last moment. Tonya revealed it on her Telegram.
HLTV invited me to host the event as an English-speaking talent at the event. We were at the final phase of the negotiations preparing the announcement when I had to reside due to personal reasons. I was so upset that I didn't get to work at this event, but I hope that I'll have a similar opportunity in the future. The very fact that such an offer was made, I already see as a recognition. It’s not often that I write about my failed achievements, but I wanted to share this with you.
Unless there was a canceled talent role, Tonya should've hosted the event. This is probably why the Award show invited Jasmine "Veracity" Kanuga, the less-known host in CS, who made her appearance at big CS events only this year.
Antonina is a veteran of the talent scene in Eastern Europe. She's been working for StarLadder since 2014 and became the NAVI hostess in 2020. Fans of the organization are familiar with her through the videos and vlogs. The Ukrainian is a former English teacher and participated in events that used the language.