s1mple claims StarSeries S5 MVP award

Na`Vi superstar Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev is the winner of the StarSeries i-League Season 5 Most Valuable Player (MVP) award by HLTV.org and betway.

The Ukrainian prodigy capped off a phenomenal tournament with a team-leading 1.47 rating in the final against NRG to help Natus Vincere to cruise to a 2-0 victory and win their first title of the year. With that performance, s1mple pushed his event rating to 1.40, his next closest teammate being Denis "electronic" Sharipov at 1.19.

The 20-year-old ended all 19 maps that he played with 1+ ratings and was Natus Vincere's best performer in all but two of the eight series that the team played in Kiev, excelling against SK (1.55 rating, +48KDD) and mousesports (1.37 rating, +24 KDD).

A happy s1mple wins his fifth MVP award

s1mple led the tournament charts in 11 categories besides rating, including ADR (91.6), kills per round (0.94), percentage of rounds with at least one kill (57.6%) and opening kills (78). He had one of the best headshots per round ratio (0.44) and was ranked third in AWP kills (145), which shows just how versatile he can be.

This is the fifth MVP award of s1mple's career, the third since the start of the year, after he scooped the honour at the previous StarSeries event and at DreamHack Masters Marseille - two events where Natus Vincere were defeated in the final.

Russia Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Denis 'electronic' Sharipov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
813
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1066
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
#1
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
Expected I guess, GG to s1mple
2018-06-03 22:35
#5
khaos | 
Greece SneakPete 
North are bots
2018-06-03 22:35
Unexpected
2018-06-03 22:36
should have been zeus smh
2018-06-03 22:36
#40
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Netherlands Deji 
No
2018-06-03 22:37
#60
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Palestine zwe 
expected
2018-06-03 22:39
#67
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Netherlands Deji 
comment down at the bottom please
2018-06-03 22:39
#76
smooya | 
Austria shaakeh 
Nope, expected
2018-06-03 22:43
Expected
2018-06-03 22:46
This time you're right , expected
2018-06-03 23:09
#91
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Netherlands Deji 
Comment down at the bottom please
2018-06-03 22:49
expected
2018-06-03 23:45
#171
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Netherlands Deji 
Comment down at the bottom please
2018-06-04 02:22
Nope, expected
2018-06-04 10:31
#187
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Netherlands Deji 
Nope, expected
2018-06-04 10:33
#189
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Sweden C0P_t 
Comment down at the bottom please 4Head
2018-06-04 13:30
#191
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Netherlands Deji 
+1
2018-06-04 14:20
fu
2018-06-03 22:49
you can cry now
2018-06-03 23:27
Nice edit
2018-06-03 22:35
#50
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
:0
2018-06-03 22:37
xd
2018-06-03 22:45
#128
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
Plz don’t tell gaben
2018-06-03 23:10
oke i would not tell Him ;)
2018-06-03 23:27
#128
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
Plz don’t tell gaben
2018-06-03 23:10
#84
chrisJ | 
Netherlands MAScott 
The #2 salt tastes so good.
2018-06-03 22:47
Reply needs to have actual content ?
2018-06-03 23:00
#14
jks | 
North America xdrax 
expected
2018-06-03 22:35
they won the 2nd map against mouz
2018-06-03 22:37
#53
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Brazil tataia 
+161 :0
2018-06-03 22:38
#78
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United States Globebuster 
rigged
2018-06-03 22:44
#93
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Denmark Sir_Cumcised 
Well deserved. Great event by s1mple, I have to say my biggest surprise were Edward. He really showed up
2018-06-03 22:50
#127
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United Kingdom Dimwit 
Yeah he had a great event
2018-06-03 23:10
#172
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Canada teb951999 
Lol maybe they wont kick him then kappa
2018-06-04 02:55
gg
2018-06-03 22:35
Expected
2018-06-04 05:04
#3
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Albania artanmeniqi 
expected
2018-06-03 22:35
#4
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Estonia skysold1er 
w
2018-06-03 22:35
#6
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CIS s1mpletop0ne 
GOD
2018-06-03 22:35
#139
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Bangladesh drvken 
:,c so happy moment
2018-06-03 23:25
#7
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United Kingdom SickaBoy 
ez s1mple best player in the world by far
2018-06-03 22:35
#8
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Poland cGev 
so deserved
2018-06-03 22:36
#9
swag | 
Ukraine Marc0nline 
deserved
2018-06-03 22:35
#10
nitr0 | 
United Kingdom Jim3110 
ez for s1mple god
2018-06-03 22:35
#12
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Poland KasPro 
not expected
2018-06-03 22:35
Should have been the best player who played better than coldzera Zeus
2018-06-03 23:43
#13
NiKo | 
France Dealotts 
hltv pls delete
2018-06-03 22:35
deserved
2018-06-03 22:35
EZ
2018-06-03 22:35
#17
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Ireland Tobin 
zeus deserved it
2018-06-03 22:35
Zeus always good on nuke. Also he is a good igl
2018-06-04 05:06
#18
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Romania LoganS1 
1
2018-06-03 22:36
#19
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Brazil ^7|1 
thank mr s1mple
2018-06-03 22:36
Who would have thought about that
2018-06-03 22:36
#21
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Slovakia ghely 
Mpv???
2018-06-03 22:36
#22
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United Kingdom Fizzhaz 
really?
2018-06-03 22:36
#23
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Ukraine richUkrainian 
expected
2018-06-03 22:36
yeeeeeeeees
2018-06-03 22:36
#25
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
u dont say?
2018-06-03 22:36
2018-06-03 22:36
#42
Xyp9x | 
China Autumn7 
+1 9/10 pic
2018-06-03 22:37
So they find another good
2018-06-03 22:38
fap-time for 14y.o. fangays
2018-06-03 22:39
THE GOD HIMSELF
2018-06-03 22:36
#28
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
Unexpected PogChamp
2018-06-03 22:36
#29
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Brazil fuNNa 
simple
2018-06-03 22:36
#30
Xyp9x | 
China Autumn7 
Really not expected BrokeBack
2018-06-03 22:36
Most Valuable Player (MPV) award by HLTV.org and betway.
2018-06-03 22:36
#32
RpK | 
Germany STIFAN 
zeus??
2018-06-03 22:36
#33
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France kennySsSsS 
unexpected
2018-06-03 22:36
#34
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Czech Republic Rewask 
expected
2018-06-03 22:36
#36
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Belgium GQHAN 
I didn't expect.
2018-06-03 22:37
#38
girL | 
CIS Sforz 
top1 2018
2018-06-03 22:37
#146
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Europe wai7ing 
I hope s1mple stays at this level for long tíme!
2018-06-03 23:30
#39
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Latvia sw1pe 
Gg
2018-06-03 22:37
#41
shox | 
India iejesus 
where's the video wtf
2018-06-03 22:37
easy for s1mple
2018-06-03 22:37
Niko,S1mple,Cold,Device and Rain or Fer in same team
2018-06-03 22:37
Ew Device
2018-06-03 22:38
#46
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Netherlands Deji 
expected
2018-06-03 22:37
What a player
2018-06-03 22:37
#1 2018
2018-06-03 22:37
#49
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Ukraine Valarnirmirgt 
Well deserved
2018-06-03 22:37
and opening kills (78) to all br cry babys saying s1mple is a baiter.
2018-06-03 22:37
yeah lol i hear this so often, yet s1mple has the most openings in every fucking tourney....
2018-06-03 22:55
just ignore them their idiots, don't argue with idiots they will bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
2018-06-04 08:47
Good point
2018-06-03 23:03
thanks mr s1mple
2018-06-03 22:38
#54
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Portugal ItsAvenn 
s1mple TOP 1 ...
2018-06-03 22:38
#56
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Thailand beam2546 
Expected
2018-06-03 22:38
#57
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Ukraine w1nth 
why THE FUCK am I not surprised? SASHA TOP 1 <3
2018-06-03 22:38
#59
HUNDEN | 
United States DervGuy 
He's so happy :D
2018-06-03 22:38
#61
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United Kingdom Lightning_DC_ 
145 AWP kills and still gets 0.44 headshots per round. What the balls.
2018-06-03 22:39
Well deserved, indeed. So happy for you brother, keep up this amazing performance! You are in a league of your own.
2018-06-03 22:39
#63
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Belgium HLTVnewfag 
expected but deserved
2018-06-03 22:39
#64
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Latvia tibr0 
Lmao. 2 ez
2018-06-03 22:39
awesome by s1mple gg
2018-06-03 22:40
#66
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Norway AleXeiCS 
Most Valuable Player (MPV) ??????
2018-06-03 22:39
#69
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Finland uzigod 
the best player to ever touch this game, noone comes close
2018-06-03 22:40
#70
s1mple | 
Albania Gentleo 
of course Beast MVP ez for him
2018-06-03 22:40
Deserved it!
2018-06-03 22:41
edward was better
2018-06-03 22:41
than usual
2018-06-03 22:42
yes
2018-06-03 22:47
good save xD
2018-06-03 22:58
Lol
2018-06-04 00:00
#73
s1mple | 
Russia Archont 
CS GOD.
2018-06-03 22:41
Clean!
2018-06-03 22:42
BEAST
2018-06-03 22:44
#79
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Hungary saxxo 
At least his team has won the event...
2018-06-03 22:45
Zeus deserved the MVP
2018-06-03 22:45
3x mvp 2018.
2018-06-03 22:47
god s1mple
2018-06-03 22:48
#88
CIS Ga2z 
expected
2018-06-03 22:48
#89
Sf | 
Turkmenistan Autista 
He actually won the tournament this time
2018-06-03 22:48
Good Joob Natus Vincere
2018-06-03 22:50
tHE BEST PLAYER 2018 AND ever!!!!
2018-06-03 22:50
unexpected
2018-06-03 22:51
#96
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Israel xpicyyy 
TOP 1
2018-06-03 22:51
THE GOAT the funny thing is the only negative map he have is aganish VP ez 4 VP
2018-06-03 22:51
#98
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World zebra_man3 
expected
2018-06-03 22:52
#99
Jerry | 
Finland uncel 
CSGOD
2018-06-03 22:52
#100
fer | 
Brazil Drezim1 
OVERRATED
2018-06-03 22:53
#104
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Spain JustNo 
0/8
2018-06-03 22:57
#105
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Finland Vkims 
Flag checks out
2018-06-03 22:57
FAVELA/8
2018-06-03 23:00
#117
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
> fan of HEN1 > calls s1mple overrated LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2018-06-03 23:01
0/8
2018-06-03 23:25
#102
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Sweden TomodachiOM 
Insane how good he truly is at this game. Too good.
2018-06-03 22:55
#109
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Finland Vkims 
And he is still young. Its scary to think that he can become way better
2018-06-03 22:58
#132
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Indonesia FinZzz 
Now imagine if simple is set up properly to frag by good teammates unlike navi. Holy shit
2018-06-03 23:13
#106
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Portugal dracø 
It's not even close anymore.. S1mple will take the #1 spot in 2018
2018-06-03 22:57
I dont want to exaggerate but he already has it. It would take the biggest miracle for him not ending up there, like being injured the rest of the year (god beware) and even then someone has to step up massively lol
2018-06-03 23:03
in other words the sky is blue
2018-06-03 22:58
#110
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Spain Alser 
unexpected
2018-06-03 22:59
#112
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Bulgaria vectralsoul 
Unexpected Kappaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa EZ 4 CSGOD
2018-06-03 23:00
#114
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Brazil xpn :) 
very deserved
2018-06-03 23:00
zeus/edward not mvp??????????????????? boycott
2018-06-03 23:00
#116
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Finland Vkims 
S1mple the undertaker part V incoming
2018-06-03 23:00
#119
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Ukraine orgasm69 
1) s1mple - 125 000$ 2) NRG - 50 000$ 3) Mousesports - 25 000$
2018-06-03 23:04
top1 csgo player in 2018
2018-06-03 23:05
#122
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Lithuania xeNNw0w 
UNEXPECTED
2018-06-03 23:06
#125
Poland MJP 
gj s1mple !
2018-06-03 23:09
#130
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Indonesia FinZzz 
The highest rating of the tournament is s1mple with 1.40 The 2nd was snatchie with 1.23 40....23....close enough
2018-06-03 23:12
#131
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Brazil millerjmatos 
huge impact
2018-06-03 23:13
#133
rain | 
Brazil meggas 
valve nerf s1mple
2018-06-03 23:14
#134
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Germany cartii 
Better than coldzera in his Prime. What a beast
2018-06-03 23:14
Expected Kappa
2018-06-03 23:20
GJ s1mple, absolutely deserved!
2018-06-03 23:22
S1mple must have a closet full of mvp awards by now
2018-06-03 23:23
expected
2018-06-03 23:25
Best player in the world atm.
2018-06-03 23:27
UNDERTAKER <3333
2018-06-03 23:29
Deserved
2018-06-03 23:30
19 maps all 1+, good shit
2018-06-03 23:31
#148
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United States RecoS 
well deserved
2018-06-03 23:31
deserved
2018-06-03 23:32
Look at those ratings! WOW...
2018-06-03 23:33
ez s1mple best player
2018-06-03 23:34
maybe the best player to ever touch the game
2018-06-03 23:39
wtf obv shoulda been aizy
2018-06-03 23:46
expected
2018-06-03 23:46
#157
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Armenia 1915 
Expected
2018-06-03 23:47
#158
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Brazil LucasLFJ 
S1mple #1 2018
2018-06-03 23:50
expected
2018-06-03 23:51
Best player to ever touch the game
2018-06-03 23:59
#162
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United States DEATHRAIN 
wtf obv zeus mvp noobs
2018-06-04 00:02
-1 against VP xD
2018-06-04 00:22
xd
2018-06-04 00:43
Well Deserved! Just hope Navi gets better as team now!
2018-06-04 00:35
#166
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Kazakhstan Mippose 
GodS1mple
2018-06-04 01:13
#167
NiKo | 
Serbia NEXIXOX 
this guy is cheating :D
2018-06-04 01:15
GOD OF CS
2018-06-04 01:25
#169
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Brazil Collee 
First deserved MVP of his career. Congrats
2018-06-04 01:40
#173
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Russia ez4u 
Hello bitch! What about ESL ONE NY u cucksucking knub?
2018-06-04 03:37
#170
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Brazil vini_champss 
GOD s1mple
2018-06-04 02:16
#174
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Russia Slava88 
god
2018-06-04 04:20
what a God... my 2nd most favorite player as i expected to win that MVP! i wanna see FaZe , Astralis or NaVi in the Faceit Major Finals soon
2018-06-04 06:11
Well deserved
2018-06-04 06:13
#179
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Russia Harvallen 
FINALLY
2018-06-04 06:28
#1 of 2018 confirmed
2018-06-04 08:20
This kid is a god
2018-06-04 08:22
#182
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United States sxg 
Simple is the best to ever play counterstrike... not even kidding been following since 1.5 and this guy is insane lol
2018-06-04 08:22
#183
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Sweden KarlXII 
Not deserved
2018-06-04 08:25
2018 No.1 CS:GO player.
2018-06-04 11:23
deserved
2018-06-04 13:30
Probably the best player in the world at the moment, gg wp!
2018-06-04 14:34
#193
device | 
Yugoslavia mrmojo 
What a beast this guy is just on another level atm, but his team is still lacking right now. They will need to up their game to have a chance against the likes of astralis or winning tournaments consistently.
2018-06-04 16:24
#195
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Hungary lemusz 
the only team that could stop him from positive K/D ---> VP <3
2018-06-04 19:16
deserved, as usually final didn't feel like final tho, real final was sk vs navi
2018-06-05 17:59
or vs mouz
2018-06-05 23:09
best player in csgo
2018-06-05 23:08
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