s1mple dominates in the group stage

With the group stage ending at SLTV StarSeries XIII Finals we went through the player stats to see who the top performers are so far. To no one's surprise Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev has dominated in almost every category.

Some upsets in the group stage of SLTV StarSeries XIII Finals almost turned the standings on their head, with Na`Vi going into the playoffs from 4th place and EnVyUs from 2nd.

It was FlipSid3 who came out of top as the only team that won 4 out of their 5 group stage matches, and it was in big part thanks to an incredible performance by their 17-year-old star Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev.

GPlay were another surprise of the tournament and they also had a star in the making stand out.

Here are the stats leaders after the first two days:


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FlipSid3's s1mple sits on top of an astounding 16 of our 24 categories as he was the by far most impactful player, best fragger, AWPer and entry killer of the tournament so far.

With +11.8 round shares (estimated contribution in round wins minus round losses) he was twice as influential as the next on the list, and it amounts to over a half of FlipSid3's round difference (+21).


s1mple had a lot to be happy about during the first two days

To further demonstrate how well he played overall, he was the highest rated player in 4 of his 5 maps, including the 13-16 loss to Na`Vi.

While leading the event with 1.04 kills per round is impressive on its own, it's the impact he had in the rounds F3 won that really makes him stand out as a potential superstar.

In the 77 rounds FlipSid3 won at the event so far s1mple scored 110 kills (1.43 per round) and had only 29 deaths (the team won only 20 rounds when he didn't get at least 1 kill).

In terms of entry kills, he scored the first kill in 33 rounds and 28 of those times his team won. In fact, 36% of FlipSid3's round wins came after his opening kills – 28 of 77.

s1mple also has the most clutches at the event (5 total, three 1-on-1s and two 1-on-2s) and the most AWP kills – 0.60 per round, a number which rivals Kenny "kennyS" Schrub's best days. He had at least one AWP kill in 42 rounds so far, and 32 of those FlipSid3 won.


WorldEdit and bondik provided great support

But even a performance like that wouldn't have been enough on its own for the Ukrainians to top the group standings, but thankfully he had superb help from Georgi "WorldEdit" Yaskin and Vladyslav "bondik" Nechyporchuk.

bondik was the team's highest rated player in the one map s1mple wasn't – the 16-12 win over GPlay, while WorldEdit was very consistent throughout all outings (contributed in 3rd most rounds overall, 71%).


dream3r making a name for himself

The other big surprise of the tournament has been GPlay's performance which resulted in their first playoff run at a bigger event.

Although each of their members had their moments or maps, it was the 18 year old Simeon "dream3r" Ganev that stood out the most as one of the best players of the event so far.

He ranks second in round win shares overall with 17.3 (of GPlay's 74) with an 85:25 score. He had at least one kill in 49 of those 74 rounds, got an assist or survived in another 17, while GPlay only won 8 rounds without him making any contribution (death without a kill or assist).

The youngster also showed off impressive aim, as he leads the tournament in headshots per round and total.


GuardiaN continues to excel, while Zeus and seized help out

Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács was per usual Na`Vi's key player and he once again stands high on the charts with a 1.22 rating, although he was less successful than usual in terms of opening rounds (20:17 entry score) and had an underwhelming performance in the surprising loss to Gamers2 on day one.

Denis "seized" Kostin and Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko were actually two of the most consistent contributors of the event so far on a per round basis, although they didn't make much direct impact. Na`Vi's in-game leader did, however, stand out as one of the most successful T-side entry killers with a 15:8 score.


Even across the board for EnVyUs

EnVyUs suffered two 14-16 upsets, against GPlay and FlipSid3, but they made it out in 2nd place and were fairly convincing in two of their three wins.

Nevertheless, it was a team effort overall, as different players stood out each map and in the end all five wound up with a positive kill-death difference.

Richard "shox" Papillon and Fabien "kioShiMa" Fiey were the ones that contributed slightly more in their round wins, while Edouard "SmithZz" Dubourdeaux had the best match-performance (30:14 against HellRaisers) and was their most consistent contributor on a per round basis (a kill, assist or survived in 71% of rounds).


MICHU did well in his first big LAN with Gamers2

Out of the two teams that failed to make the playoffs, Gamers2 and HellRaisers, the one player worth singling out is Michał "MICHU" Müller from the Polish team.

He was the star of their big win over Na`Vi (31:16 score) and he was also the second most frequent fragger with at least 1 kill in 55% of the rounds, only trailing s1mple.

Additionally, the 18-year-old MICHU was the key ingredient in most of G2's round wins, scoring a kill in 42 of their 54 wins.

That concludes our quick review of the top group stage performers of SLTV StarSeries XIII Finals. Now it remains to be seen if s1mple's FlipSid3 and dream3r's GPlay will be able to continue surprising and overcome the big dogs, or will we see the expected final between Natus Vincere and EnVyUs.

France Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Edouard 'SmithZz' Dubourdeaux
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
1161
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
Russia Denis 'seized' Kostin
Denis 'seized' Kostin
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1224
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
Ukraine Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Vladyslav 'bondik' Nechyporchuk
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1172
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1450
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
France Richard 'shox' Papillon
Richard 'shox' Papillon
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1573
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Russia Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Georgi 'WorldEdit' Yaskin
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1199
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.12
Poland Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Michał 'MICHU' Müller
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1462
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
Bulgaria Simeon 'dream3r' Ganev
Simeon 'dream3r' Ganev
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
716
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1060
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.10
France Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Fabien 'kioShiMa' Fiey
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1247
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
1582
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
#1
United States oppie 
n1
2015-06-21 09:28
#60
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France leccgocsemp 
s1mple= navi s1mple + his teammates < navi
2015-06-21 10:40
ohh murica :|
2015-06-21 09:29
#3
vsm | 
Sweden deejaro 
ez when you cheat
2015-06-21 09:30
#7
Russia tacco 
cryerino
2015-06-21 09:30
#4
zehN | 
Finland jemmis 
yep
2015-06-21 09:30
#5
Finland lasbe 
n1
2015-06-21 09:30
#6
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Korea saddummy 
Probably the best player along with olofm atm
2015-06-21 09:30
Germans... see you in a Kebab shop Germans...
2015-06-21 09:31
first
2015-06-21 09:31
ezly pzly a litl bit sqzly
2015-06-21 09:32
well when you hack, ofc this is going to happen. derp
2015-06-21 09:32
s1mple > pennyS
2015-06-21 09:34
s1mple > lolof?
2015-06-21 09:36
#71
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Brazil Collee 
Different players. He's better with AWP, but olof is a beast with any gun though, he's more complete olof is currently top1, I'd rank s1mple as one of the best 3 players
2015-06-21 11:10
I don't think its as simple as better with any gun. No pun intended. For example, what makes olof so great is he can run out mid on train against 3 guys flashing and using Molotovs, and still get 2 frags. He does this when his team is on a 5 round losing streak, and just breaks the momentum. Whilst simple is the guy whom u know will 100% outfrag his opponent in a 1v1 and even 1v2 clash situation. That, and the fact he can 1deag people from t spawn.
2015-06-21 11:41
#81
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Brazil Collee 
You need to realize olof's team is 5 times better though. If the other 4 players from f3 had the same level as fnatic's players, no doubt that s1mple would do the same very often. You play even better when you're mixed with better players and decent strats In the same way of thinking, if olof played with low skilled players, he wouldn't do as good as he is doing
2015-06-21 11:47
Well not necessarily, Simple is known to be toxic for example. Makes others play worse whilst keeping up his stats. Im a s1mple fan btw, as far as talent goes he is right up there with GTR imho. I just think different qualities define different players. I would want olof in a 1v3 where the player needs to make 3 hs in 3 sec, and I would want GTR in a 1v3 with 1 min left on the board. Simple just seems like such a complete player, sick with rifles, awp, and clutch as fk. Just seems like he will never be a winner like GTR n olof.
2015-06-21 11:51
#86
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Brazil Collee 
Well, he has talent to be a winner like you're talking. But the CIS scene is pretty far away from the swedish scene
2015-06-21 11:57
Yesterday after last round of Hellraisers vs F3 even after winning lik 16-8 IIRC, he was raging at bondik before going to shake hands of enemy team lol.
2015-06-21 13:58
Too bad he's a retarded dipshit with a huge ego. No proper team would be able to deal with this autistics kid's shit.
2015-06-21 09:37
he's really friendly ingame
2015-06-21 09:50
I doubt it, markeloff wasn't really positive. :/
2015-06-21 10:17
#72
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Russia Drinkins 
Kappa
2015-06-21 11:11
you can watch/listen f3's teamspeak, and learn how s1mple communicates, ah sorry u dont know russian, so how can u judge then
2015-06-21 10:25
we saw him having an argument with his teammate (are you blind ?) if you are in a pro team and fight with your teammate about some in game stuff there's a problem but maybe you can't realize that and that would explain why russians aresuch flamers in matchmaking lol
2015-06-21 10:33
You really don't know shit about what goes on in top teams. I do. Shit like that happens in most of the top teams.
2015-06-21 10:39
#61
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Denmark fujiYEEZY 
So literally no other teams discuss mistakes in a game? Literally none? We should all hate s1mple, cause he cares about progressing with his team? Okay, sounds reasonable.
2015-06-21 10:40
discuss mistakes != yell at your teammates. on LAN. And its notlike everyoneknows simple is toxic.
2015-06-21 10:56
#67
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Greenland LilPeep 
They won and game, they were all celebrating and shankin' hands and shit and s1mple start to discuss and walked away. He's god like for his age but he's toxic as well.
2015-06-21 11:04
#74
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Denmark fujiYEEZY 
That literally has nothing to do with being toxic. Playing in a team, you always want the best performance. Hell, even when Fnatic wins 16-1, they still discuss that one round that lost, including all the other rounds they won, asking themselves; "what could we have done better?" And he didn't just "walk away." After a LAN game, you always go to shake hands with the opposing team. Standard manners. It's awful to see how people judge from one video clip, that s1mple is a "toxic kid," considering you have never met nor talked with him in person.
2015-06-21 11:19
haha baguets calling it fight and agression. u have to be gayest nation really
2015-06-21 11:51
#53
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United States 7hai 
and? how is he?
2015-06-21 10:34
GuardiaN? Who?
2015-06-21 09:38
amazing kid
2015-06-21 09:40
damn
2015-06-21 09:40
and he is only 17/18 ?
2015-06-21 09:42
S1mple awp > GuarDiaN awp look at the stats
2015-06-21 09:43
hes destined to be on navi someday,when he gets more mature.
2015-06-21 09:44
#24
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Russia Drinkins 
lol, dat stats
2015-06-21 09:47
It's gonna be Flipsid3 vs Gplay in the final.
2015-06-21 09:49
#31
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Latvia Ke]R[4u 
expected
2015-06-21 09:57
Is it just me or does anyone else think that S1mple is the Draco of CS?
2015-06-21 09:50
S1mpel s1mpel cs god carry carry flipsid3 verry nice song
2015-06-21 09:52
#29
Sweden 1up' 
against tier2 teams ,except envy & navi xd
2015-06-21 09:54
He was dominating against Na'Vi and EnvyUS aswell. Watch the matches before you come to post here.
2015-06-21 09:58
#38
Sweden 1up' 
I never said something like "he wasnt" ^ we'll see if he can do that against TSM/fnatic
2015-06-21 10:00
He had 30 frags + ace vs tsm and f3 have won ws fnatic
2015-06-21 10:01
#33
Brazil jlp1 
1+ kpr? dayum s1mple going ham and 22 rws on a international lan? fak
2015-06-21 09:59
This is not ESEA RWS, this is our formula which works very differently. Basically it means he is credited with 22 round wins out of their 77 (ideally each team member would have 1/5 of round win shares but he has over 1/4 - 29%)
2015-06-21 10:17
#58
Brazil jlp1 
gotcha
2015-06-21 10:40
Hey what does your name mean?
2015-06-21 17:17
The game will reset in 1 second
2015-06-21 18:05
Ty
2015-06-21 19:35
At DHS he was best fragger and had other great stats while olof was second
2015-06-21 09:58
EZ
2015-06-21 10:00
S1mple#csgod
2015-06-21 10:00
He's extremely talented. Hope to see him performing as well or better after the ESL ban.
2015-06-21 10:05
Too many haters^^ but probably will s1mple piss on them
2015-06-21 11:57
next level odd sway, hue
2015-06-21 10:16
Just needs to learn manners now.
2015-06-21 10:27
seized definitely didn't get those shorts in the Men's section
2015-06-21 10:37
Lmao if you if you look at his Instagram you can see he's always wearing those awkward shorts
2015-06-21 17:19
bullshits ... Guardian can play everything in any situation...Its much better choice than S1mple.S1mple shine because he is the best player in that team(aim)
2015-06-21 10:38
#57
France JPK_ 
Ban this kid lol he is even more obvious than kqly
2015-06-21 10:39
+1
2015-06-21 11:22
kqly did superflicks before seeing opponent and had high hs% s1mple's movement isn't fishy at all
2015-06-21 12:16
different coder
2015-06-21 12:41
#59
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Iran ahmaden 
i really liked gplay demo specially on dust2 agaisnt envy .really good aimers
2015-06-21 10:40
and best match? GPlay vs Gamers2! Amazing comeback by GPay... youtu.be/4EHWkqrdKis
2015-06-21 10:47
nice video :)
2015-06-21 13:48
thank you ;)
2015-06-21 13:55
Rage-kid.
2015-06-21 10:53
And some turks say XANTARES > s1mple
2015-06-21 10:58
no big deal, gets banned for hacking, THEN EVERYONE FORGETS.
2015-06-21 11:05
Not everyone, only the ukrainian/russian fanboys.
2015-06-21 12:15
#69
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Brazil Collee 
Such a beast with AWP Hope he dominates the whole year like kennyS did before ps: the player who hits more headshots isn't the best aimer imo. It should be the one with more rifle kills, or more rifle kills/round, idk
2015-06-21 11:08
#87
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Portugal dracø 
it should be the player with more accuracy %. if 1 guy sprays 6 bullets and lands 5 to get the kill he should be seen as a better aimer than a guy that taps 6 bullets and lands 1 headshot imo.
2015-06-21 12:00
#95
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Brazil Collee 
Accuracy stat isn't so important in CS. You shoot a lot of bullets trying to wallbang, prefire or kill someone through smokes. Ofc you need to hit your shots, but the accuracy stat would also count the shots you're not really missing, when you are trying to do these things I've said
2015-06-21 12:06
#96
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Portugal dracø 
true, I hadn't consider that.
2015-06-21 12:08
s1mple & olofmeister > rest of the world
2015-06-21 11:17
godamn beast ftw
2015-06-21 11:20
s1mple have very good aim, but he such toxic player
2015-06-21 11:43
cmon haters feed more xD Why it is allway like that, when someone is best, still some envious retards try to find something to blame for? :)
2015-06-21 11:54
allway like that
2015-06-21 12:01
Hey Tgwri1s, it must be an error - dream3r having 90% Maps above 1.00 & Team avg. The guy played 5 maps, so this stat can only be 0%, 20%, 40%, 60%, 80% or 100%.
2015-06-21 12:02
It's like this: he was above 1.00 in 4 of 5 maps and above team average in 5 of 5, so 9/10 total
2015-06-21 12:03
#91
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Norway Breivik 
little bitch got this *FailFish* s1mple fangays are flowing -_-
2015-06-21 12:02
go allu, best allu
2015-06-21 12:04
s1mply best
2015-06-21 12:03
best player eu
2015-06-21 12:16
just luck, next day K/D 22-36, Ratio 0.65
2015-06-21 12:46
so do you guys thinking he is cheating on THIS lan event???
2015-06-21 13:37
AK redline give away twitch.tv/malezax for followers!! at 14:00
2015-06-21 13:51
Not bad. Would like to see this kind of numbers with fnatic, TSM and NiP attending. That would be cool. Or impossible.
2015-06-21 15:16
31 frags against tsm on inferno not enough?
2015-06-21 15:27
Just one or several times?
2015-06-21 15:32
Lol you all hating on s1mple being toxic, he is only 17 year old, remember Fifflaren said friberg used to be toxic? Look at him now, in one of the best teams in the world for more than 2 years.
2015-06-21 17:49
#123
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CIS chlenixon 
GuardiaN Dosia ANGE1 s1mple Edward VP meets s1mple. Masterrace
2015-06-21 18:10
#128
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France cedd 
ange1 is fucking awful these days lmao
2015-06-21 22:54
#124
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Bulgaria yonk1 
dr3amer & s1mple is MVP in this event
2015-06-21 18:58
#125
CIS Ume 
there can only be one MVP and its not dr3amer biased bulgarian.
2015-06-21 19:00
#126
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Bulgaria yonk1 
i know "there can only be one MVP", dude, just saying :)
2015-06-21 19:14
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