Video: s1mple - MVP of ESL One Cologne 2018

eZlo
July 16th, 2018 20:16

Following Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev's ESL One Cologne 2018 MVP award by HLTV.org & betway, our video editor Filip "filq" Szatkowski has produced a video with some of the player's best moments.

Natus Vincere started their ESL One Cologne run on the back foot, losing 14-16 against G2 in their opener. Still, with s1mple leading the charge with a tournament-high 1.37 rating, the Ukrainians went on to lift the trophy, beating the likes of Astralis and BIG in the process to take home the grand prize of $125,000.

s1mple holding ESL One Cologne's MVP award and trophy

Throughout the 17 maps he played, the 20-year-old star had a single below-average performance, a 0.82 rating on the only map that Natus Vincere lost against BIG in the grand final. Moreover, he led the tournament charts in five categories besides rating: kills (404), kills per round (0.90), KDD (+142), opening kills (71) and rounds with at least one kill (56.1%).

The Ukrainian also appeared in the top five in nine other stats categories, including KAST (76.9%), clutches (8), deaths per round (0.58) and success in opening duels (62.3%).

Press play below to watch the six-minute video that celebrates s1mple's seventh MVP award, created by our own Filip "filq" Szatkowski:

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Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
938
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
#2
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United States ascendaNt_88 
the undertaker
2018-07-16 20:17
look where his crosshair is at 1:00 and where did the bullet go lmao
2018-07-16 23:01
#85
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Austria shaakeh 
yes my friend
2018-07-16 23:26
+1
2018-07-17 03:52
#4
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Netherlands Marrix 
kek
2018-07-16 20:17
#5
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Denmark C0nd1 
bot
2018-07-16 20:17
ez 4 my name
2018-07-16 20:18
GOAT
2018-07-16 20:18
deserved
2018-07-16 20:19
#13
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Romania RyuunosukeE7 
bad song
2018-07-16 20:19
#88
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Turkey Tetimur 
+1
2018-07-16 23:41
#150
rain | 
Norway Rudra2 
Song is annoying af
2018-07-18 16:11
#14
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United Kingdom Payynnkilla 
n1
2018-07-16 20:19
#17
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
filq arent u tired of doing s1mple videos for every tournament he attends xd
2018-07-16 20:22
#32
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Poland filq 
Atleast his frags are not that boring xD
2018-07-16 20:46
#33
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Bulgaria kr9ptonn 
yeah he is the goat
2018-07-16 20:48
+1
2018-07-17 06:55
#18
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Singapore SashaTr1ceps 
m1ster s1111111111mplereeee
2018-07-16 20:23
#19
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Brazil subconsious 
he is for sure #1 awper
2018-07-16 20:23
#37
ropz | 
United Kingdom Roarhaven 
And #1 rifle, #1 pistol and would say #1 knife but unfortunately that still belongs to JW
2018-07-16 21:08
+1 LOL
2018-07-16 23:52
goat
2018-07-16 20:25
#22
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Poland MAGA2020 
shakey shake
2018-07-16 20:26
This trophy is too small, please hltv could you at least triple the size of it?
2018-07-16 20:26
#101
Algeria W0r 
triple would be great s1mple could fit in it :)
2018-07-17 00:41
#24
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Latvia Tibro 
GOAT
2018-07-16 20:29
#25
shaGuar | 
United States brieN 
electronic got screwed
2018-07-16 20:30
Overrated
2018-07-16 20:31
you're right! but, at the moment he is the best!
2018-07-16 20:39
#39
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
How can something that is the best be overrated?
2018-07-16 21:10
#103
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Lithuania arres 
He is the best but he is also overrated. What don't you get? Its just common hltv logic. Only god is not overrated. Simple is not god. Person with a name "simple" cannot be god. Maybe if he would name himself "compl3x" then we could talk. As for now he is currently the best and also overrated player. But when you think about it... you cannot be overrated because you are the best. There nothing more above that. So there is nothing left to overrate you on. Maybe he is the GOD then. As we all know god CAN create a stone that he cannot lift. But he can then lift that stone anyway. Very similar like simple here...
2018-07-17 00:49
The thing is that he is the best player at the moment. But people call him the best player to ever live, best player of cs:go, best player of the cs history. That is why he is overrated
2018-07-17 02:10
#110
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United States Jammin800k 
I mean he is the best player in CS:GO ever maybe not of all time a lot of people would say that belongs to f0rest because he dominated 1.6 as a top 3 player and for a few years was top 5 in CSGO but he so far has had the most dominate start to any year and is now on an elite level team where he can start lifting trophies to fill that gap.
2018-07-17 05:22
yes he is . he is the best player this game ever had . what overrated . individually he is :)
2018-07-17 11:37
Deserved
2018-07-16 20:39
#31
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Israel qumz0r 
S1mple, you deserve it. Gj)))
2018-07-16 20:42
Its a GOAT yes?
2018-07-16 20:57
shit music
2018-07-16 20:58
This Last s1mple MVP video was the same ..a very poor editing and complete garbage music
2018-07-16 21:06
#47
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Poland filq 
If only I could use songs that are good, I’d use them ;)
2018-07-16 21:24
oh..
2018-07-16 21:26
#99
Algeria W0r 
It was good reminded me of load, reload days of metallica, old time in another life of mine.
2018-07-17 00:40
ignore them. Rock is the best music for highlights video. Just perfect.
2018-07-17 23:45
#38
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
Ty for decent music. Not that I like it, but at least it's not EDM.
2018-07-16 21:10
song name?
2018-07-16 21:11
Music used is usually featured in the clip description.
2018-07-16 23:11
wtf, use some dnb next time.
2018-07-16 21:12
#45
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Poland filq 
I wanted to make movie with other music than dnb as always :P
2018-07-16 21:21
dont do it, it was great
2018-07-16 21:25
haha, yeah :D you make great videos, but the music this time was awkward (imo). Maybe some classic Nightwish next time :P youtube.com/watch?v=49mMIAaJsXE&t=4m02s Keep it up, great work!
2018-07-16 21:30
#53
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Poland filq 
This music is proppably copyrighted so no chance to use it :/
2018-07-16 21:37
yeah shit, didn't consider that.
2018-07-16 21:37
#42
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Faroe Islands memento_1 
someone hire virre pls. he does the sick edits.
2018-07-16 21:12
+11111111111111
2018-07-16 21:58
What year do u think it is? Virre hasn't been good for a while.
2018-07-17 06:12
#124
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Faroe Islands memento_1 
what 2017 was good year for him i dont like his music choice in 2018 tho.
2018-07-17 09:30
We're in 2018. >Music And that's exactly why.
2018-07-17 13:03
Good frag sync and music, I like that. Good job.
2018-07-16 21:17
#44
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Poland filq 
Thanks!
2018-07-16 21:21
Boi this edit! Quite amazing to watch. Perfect music, and even if I'm not particularly a great fan of rock, it's still much better than EDM.
2018-07-16 21:23
#51
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Poland filq 
Thanks!
2018-07-16 21:28
masterpiece
2018-07-16 21:24
#55
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Brazil arunino 
GOD
2018-07-16 21:38
very nice but you forgot the deagle vs device awp and deagle vs smooya awp. :d
2018-07-16 21:45
#59
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Poland filq 
fuck i always forget to add some plays XD
2018-07-16 22:06
top 1
2018-07-16 21:49
#60
device | 
Yugoslavia mrmojo 
amazing shit again from s1imple just WOW =D
2018-07-16 22:12
#62
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Brazil Cuckaroto 
the song is fucking garbage
2018-07-16 22:15
#104
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Lithuania arres 
LOL great name
2018-07-17 00:53
#154
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Brazil Cuckaroto 
Thx <3
2018-07-20 16:01
#63
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Ukraine d1ffard 
such a great editing and music sync! respect to moviemaker FILQ!!!
2018-07-16 22:17
#64
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Poland filq 
thanks!<3
2018-07-16 22:20
monster, top1 2k18
2018-07-16 22:30
#70
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Sweden X-rAy 
shakey shakey
2018-07-16 22:43
ez
2018-07-16 22:48
electronic MVP OF ESL ONE COLOGNE 2018
2018-07-16 22:49
Music ruined it
2018-07-16 22:55
I really enjoyed music + edit, good job FILQ, keep it up bro!
2018-07-16 22:57
#79
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Poland filq 
Thanks!
2018-07-16 23:05
#76
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United States HowToK 
simples the mvp of every tournament this year lol wtf
2018-07-16 23:00
#80
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Czech Republic stejn 
Because he is best player right now ! Noone is even close to him ! GJ Filq, nice edit and very good music have to say ! Keep doing good JOB !
2018-07-16 23:07
#86
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Poland filq 
Thanks!
2018-07-16 23:28
#82
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
goat
2018-07-16 23:14
#83
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Malaysia byaIi 
that was simple
2018-07-16 23:19
shit music
2018-07-16 23:25
#89
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Canada flame7 
It's almost unbelivable how good s1mple is... so many pixel perfect plays in a single tournament... while most top pros won't get this many high pressure perfect clutch plays in their entire career... s1mple makes it look easy in the span of a fucking weekend. My god I can only imagine what it must feel like playing agaisnt him... utter dispair and hopelessness
2018-07-16 23:42
Well done fliq, but u need to add more moments with casters
2018-07-16 23:44
#91
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Poland filq 
I would have definetly added casters, but I wanted to make this movie only with music, tbh idk why.
2018-07-16 23:50
Okay :( But s1mple should get more mvp so pls add 😏
2018-07-17 07:14
#135
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Poland filq 
Next time I will :)
2018-07-17 17:58
#92
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Libya Eruptor 
What a terrible jersey NaVi have WTF
2018-07-16 23:50
#98
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Brazil arunino 
wtf? sick jerseys. they are very bright!
2018-07-17 00:38
Nice movie! Amazing Simple^^
2018-07-16 23:52
#95
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Poland filq 
Thanks!
2018-07-16 23:53
2018 Simple vids vs ence. Awesome. Superb dude.
2018-07-17 00:01
#97
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Brazil arck 
top 1 this year for sure
2018-07-17 00:22
Awesome clips, so overall good edit on that, but music is fail and no caster reactions? :(
2018-07-17 00:43
#102
Algeria W0r 
Is it Aleksander "on the article" or Oleksander "movie beginning"
2018-07-17 00:45
#111
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United States Jammin800k 
I'm pretty sure its sasha
2018-07-17 05:24
#112
Algeria W0r 
Yes sasha diminutive of Al... or Ol...
2018-07-17 05:25
#114
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United States Jammin800k 
Wait is that really what sasha means?
2018-07-17 05:30
#137
Algeria W0r 
Euh yes!
2018-07-17 19:06
A - russian version O - ukrainian
2018-07-17 06:40
#138
Algeria W0r 
Thank you :)
2018-07-17 19:06
you're welcome :)
2018-07-17 19:51
the ronaldo of csgo
2018-07-17 01:13
#139
Algeria W0r 
He is Way better imo
2018-07-17 19:06
great muzic, gj
2018-07-17 01:39
#113
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Argentina SCAG26 
so ez for the best of history
2018-07-17 05:29
what a beast
2018-07-17 06:31
LMAO @ 1:26 MY DEFUSE YOU OLD **** xD
2018-07-17 07:42
the editing was horrible holy fuck. what kind of music is this? Lets pump up the audience, not take a stroll through the fckin park.
2018-07-17 07:52
I couldnt even finish watching because of the music. like wtf im salty
2018-07-17 07:55
Own the cs
2018-07-17 08:51
Why not YT?
2018-07-17 10:18
#126
s1mple | 
Russia Bel1v 
s1mple is the best because he's MVP
2018-07-17 10:19
05:20 and 05:32 WTF!?!?!?
2018-07-17 10:33
#128
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Asia Opet0531 
simple has inhuman reactions. wtf
2018-07-17 10:43
#129
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United States Mayor_Quimby 
Nice movie fliqqq
2018-07-17 10:50
#134
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Poland filq 
Thanks!
2018-07-17 17:01
#131
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Czech Republic realProkda 
simple best vac banned player of all time
2018-07-17 12:01
A movie without caster voice overs, THANK GOD. You should post it on youtube you'll get tons of views.
2018-07-17 15:20
#136
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Poland filq 
it will be on youtube 24 hours after publishing on twitch
2018-07-17 17:59
Finally nice music S1mple top 1 in the world Nobody even not close to him
2018-07-17 19:57
#142
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Denmark C0nd1 
NaVi wins at the expense of two players (s1mple & electronic), sooner or later they stop dragging and NaVi will as before go into the playoffs, but fly off in the first rounds. I'm more than confident that they will lose their form to Major.
2018-07-17 20:23
great editing and excelente music! loved it. Finally CS Frag movies are back with some nice rock along and not those chill-trance songs totally boring. Congratulations to the videomaker. BTW, s1mple is the best.
2018-07-17 23:18
#149
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Poland filq 
Great to hear that, thanks!
2018-07-18 08:40
#145
vsm | 
Brazil Farnon 
The legend
2018-07-17 23:24
#147
jks | 
Australia Shaunn97 
Awesome edit filq!
2018-07-18 03:27
#148
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Poland filq 
Thanks!
2018-07-18 08:39
#151
ALEX | 
Spain ezivnisi 
he is the goat
2018-07-18 22:06
top 1 2018
2018-07-19 00:38
ez4s1mple
2018-07-19 03:55
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