last year was completely different, s1mple was on a different individual level pretty much every game. Even in games he wasn't dominating, he was top fragging and highest rated. NaVi actually won some t1 tournaments and had good overall placements in others too.
This year they have been mia for almost half the year, with very underwhelming performances in some other tournaments like SL and Pro League S9. And individually s1mple hasn't been nearly as impactful as last year, not at least with the same consistency