( I am sure all pros try to be best, but no one comes close to s1mple. Why?)
high talent high hard work
Probably cheating, who knows?
Hard work and talent, big grind, massive experience and confidence.
Which comes from his impressive history, he have played with the best IGLs from CIS, Zeus, blad3 and ANGE1.
He have even played with the best NA have to offer(HIKO and ELIGE).
He have a massive backing and support from the NAVI org that adores him while he still have blad3 coaching his arse.
Works extremely smart and extremely hard. Like practicing flicks for an hour a day, if he dies at a certain spot he thinks "what could have i done differently" and goes into that map to practice. like he said he practiced peeking the nuke vents and ladders a shit ton with awp.
zywoo has far more natural talent, but just plays. he trains smart and hard as well, but not as much as s1mple.
s1mple also has a massive ego which is key to his consistency.
His mentality is the first and most important thing.
Aside from that, he spent many years of his career in teams that weren't quite good enough, so he had to become a beast player in order to carry them to wins and trophies. Now that he has a good team around him, he looks even more insane than ever.
game sense genius
perhaps more accurately a play sense genius
It's all about ego and the plays he makes that make no sense.
If you have a ego and think you're better than everyone that's the key to confidence.
analytical, own strategies, next level of team communication, highest level of own skill
Hard work and confidence. On any given day he thinks he is the best in the server and has full confidence in the his game and any risky play he makes. His mentality is the reason he is a beast and he has the skill to back it up
He radiates cis bydlo vibes so strong and so toxic, that I can't imagine any T1 pro coming close, even if k0nfig, coldzera, and stewie dialed their toxicity to 11 and formed a single human being. That's impressive, most people just don't have it in them. He embodies hundreds (if not thousands) of russians screaming "UEBANI BLYAT" and slamming their fists onto their desks all at once. Sasha a unique product of CIS culture and education system, and his CIS roots made him who he is today.
talent for sure then hard works, hungry mentality and crazy confidence. he really like Jordan of csgo everytime he lose he became better because he trying to improve everytime in order to win or being the best but sometimes his team are holding him back, but now he had great team alongside him thats why he start winning a lot same like Jordan when he had an actual help.
Pride and ego. He thinks he is the best, he doesn't have mental barriers so he can play with almost his full potential. Gifted abalities and hard training. He wants to dominate others.
He is the Vegeta of CS.
ZywOo on the other hand is the Goku of CS, what makes him so strong is that he just loves playing. He doesn't play to dominate but just to have fun and getting better each day. This mentality is also very efficient.
1. incredible talent
2. puts in an incredible amount of time
4. confident and never nervous
5. insane game sense
6. insane aim/flicks/adjustement
basically, hes top tier in every quality, which is very rare. of course you can look at someone like B1T and say "but hes better at aiming", but that doesnt matter when he lacks in every other quality
the main factor is that he loves the grind
he just wants to be the best individual at all times and the grind is not an issue for him
It depends what aspect of the game you look at, but as an example as an awper he is very very good at being aggressive and safe. IMO he does this by finding pick attempts where the shot is extremely hard to hit, but he has very little risk of dying if he misses. The thing is he not only finds these attempts, but actually hits the shot.
So basically....he happens to have inhuman timing, positioning, and game sense.
One thing that I think is a thing he specifically does better than Zywoo is is understanding of the macro game. I swear he is better at guessing which site the Ts will go to than the casters, who have x ray.
I think if you plug Zywoo into a site hold, and s1mple into a site hold, Zywoo would be as good, but s1mple understands the macro game to a degree no other star player does, and is better at being in the right position before the play happens.
However, s1mple is not better than others because he is better in one way, but due to a complete game, and being exemplary at all aspects. It is not enough to push one strength to victory, their are people with the macro understanding of s1mple, Karrigan for example. There are people with better aim than s1mple, Niko for example. There are people who are more aware of timings and flanks,(well one person), Zywoo. But he is amazing at all aspects of the game.
Talent and practice. I remember when he was an up and coming star player… he was streaming at least 10 hours a day playing fpl dm or whatever… the guy never gave a break of playing cs. Lots of talented players get lost because they get spoiled. He always put the cs first before everything else. His team had problems in the past, but his individual level almost never dropped.
20k hours (not only that, but making an actuall progress hour after hour)
always learning from mistakes
insane gamesense (combination of experience and in-game IQ)
understanding a fact that if not csgo he wouldnt do anything else (not with passion and with this ammount of salary), understanding that he is doing his dream job
never give up
always playing at 100%
agression, overconfidence, really good muscle memory, i won't say completly analytical posibilities ( i feel like this is only for IGL) because its more feels like gamesense
when it comes to zywoo his patience, kinda shy. his positioning and gamesense
he's just like everybody else dude. he just has experience bc he's been playing the game for so long and been in the cs scene forever
he is ukrainian, that's what makes him so special
His music taste is so bad so god decided to equal it with goat Cs skill
winners mentality, and it seems like he works on his weaknesses
Winner's mentality. He isn't satisfied by just winning, he dreads thought of slipping into mediocrity.
s1mple's secrets are:
- never give up
- hard working
- Godlike talent
- fixing own mistakes
- winner's mindset
- he wants to be biggest part of e-Sports history
His reflexes and fast thinking is on one other level
As warowl said: s1mple goes for the shots no one will ever dare to go for, the impossible shots. Overtime he has mastered hitting these shots to a large degree in comparison to others. Thats what makes s1mple, s1mple.
he's too unpredictable, thats why pros usually watch demos of players like device
only s1mple can do s1mple things, noone else