What I was trying to say is NiKo hasn't reached his peak yet, and stats aren't all that matters in this scenario.
Stats do matter most of the time but when you look at s1mple and NiKo, you have to count in the fact that their teams are so much different making it almost impossible to rank them based on stats solely, NiKo plays in a team where even his IGL can frag at a good level some games, and then you have that he plays with GuardiaN and rain and then you have you know olof, Xizt, cromen... Meanwhile s1mple has Zeus who will frag decently like 1/50 games, Edward who will do decently like 3/25 games and flamie who is extremely inconsistent too, electronic is in no way consistent but is still the closest to s1mple on Na'Vi but still not close that high-end tier1 player.
Now yeah, I know, having a worse team can make you frag less, but you gotta realize, we are talking about s1mple and NiKo, they are the 2 most skilled players past 2 years, they are pretty much better than any other player rn too/
And the thing also is: NiKo HAS to sacrifice a part of himself for GuardiaN and rain, 3 of them are set up, meanwhile s1mple is the only star player on Na'Vi that is actually set up.
I am not saying NiKo > s1mple, all I'm saying is, we can't really compare them until they are both in similar teams playing similar roles and similar positions.