He was the best player in the best team. His teammates were above top 15 which goes to show how good the Astralis players are. But device is the one who is mostly get the mvps. Speaking of mvps he got a major mvp.
I'm fairly sure the only reason that hltv gave it to s1mple is to avoid people calling them bias for choosing a danish player for #1
I honestly think device is a more rounded player than s1mple, in raw skill s1mple is the best of all time but device just rarely ever makes even the smallest of mistakes.