The Na`Vi star completed another impressive individual tournament with a 1.12 series rating in the final, the team's second-highest, raising eyebrows on Nuke, where he posted a 1.66 rating.
Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom ultimately missed out on the award after being only the second-best player in the semi-final series against Natus Vincere, with Paweł "byali" Bieliński also finishing just behind s1mple after his level dropped on the last two maps of the final. Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev was another strong contender for the award after impressing in all of Na`Vi's map wins in the playoffs.
s1mple featured in the top five in 11 stats categories, though he led in none. He had the third-highest KDD (+54) and kills per round ratio (0.84), and was joint-best in terms of opening kills per round (0.14) and total opening kills (35).
This brings s1mple's MVP tally to six, with the 20-year-old now boasting four medals in 2018 after also scooping the prize at DreamHack Masters Marseille and at the StarSeries Seasons 4 and 5. The 20-year-old will receive the medal at ESL One Cologne, Na`Vi's next event, as HLTV.org was not present at the CS:GO Asia Championships.