The Negev was tweaked recently by Valve as they looked forth to making a few changes in the way competitive gameplay and guns work together. The Negev’s price has been reduced to $2000 from the previous amount. This lower amount is definitely something that has resulted in an unbalanced gameplay for the players. The Negev literally costs lower than the better weapons such as M4 and AK47.
ESL will not be using the Negev in their leagues until further notice. It has been disabled in their leagues in accordance with WESA’s directives to ESL.
Jokes aside: the negev has been updated "to promote experimentation w/ the weapon" & will be available in the matches until further notice pic.twitter.com/TZUGf15pcF
— ESL Counter-Strike (@ESLCS) April 13, 2017