Video: s1mple - MVP of ESL One Cologne 2018

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:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
841
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.67
#2
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United States ascendaNt88
the undertaker
2018-07-16 20:17
3 replies
look where his crosshair is at 1:00 and where did the bullet go lmao
2018-07-16 23:01
1 reply
#85
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Austria shaak!
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
bad song
2018-07-16 20:19
2 replies
#88
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Turkey Tetimur
+1
2018-07-16 23:41
Song is annoying af
2018-07-18 16:11
n1
2018-07-16 20:19
filq arent u tired of doing s1mple videos for every tournament he attends xd
2018-07-16 20:22
3 replies
Atleast his frags are not that boring xD
2018-07-16 20:46
2 replies
yeah he is the goat
2018-07-16 20:48
+1
2018-07-17 06:55
m1ster s1111111111mplereeee
2018-07-16 20:23
he is for sure #1 awper
2018-07-16 20:23
2 replies
And #1 rifle, #1 pistol and would say #1 knife but unfortunately that still belongs to JW
2018-07-16 21:08
1 reply
+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
#24
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Latvia Tibro
GOAT
2018-07-16 20:29
electronic got screwed
2018-07-16 20:30
Overrated
2018-07-16 20:31
6 replies
you're right! but, at the moment he is the best!
2018-07-16 20:39
5 replies
How can something that is the best be overrated?
2018-07-16 21:10
4 replies
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
2 replies
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
5 replies
This Last s1mple MVP video was the same ..a very poor editing and complete garbage music
2018-07-16 21:06
4 replies
If only I could use songs that are good, I’d use them ;)
2018-07-16 21:24
3 replies
oh..
2018-07-16 21:26
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
Ty for decent music. Not that I like it, but at least it's not EDM.
2018-07-16 21:10
wtf, use some dnb next time.
2018-07-16 21:12
5 replies
I wanted to make movie with other music than dnb as always :P
2018-07-16 21:21
4 replies
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
2 replies
This music is proppably copyrighted so no chance to use it :/
2018-07-16 21:37
1 reply
yeah shit, didn't consider that.
2018-07-16 21:37
someone hire virre pls. he does the sick edits.
2018-07-16 21:12
4 replies
+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
2 replies
what 2017 was good year for him i dont like his music choice in 2018 tho.
2018-07-17 09:30
1 reply
We're in 2018. >Music And that's exactly why.
2018-07-17 13:03
#43
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Russia razorVJ
Good frag sync and music, I like that. Good job.
2018-07-16 21:17
1 reply
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
1 reply
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
1 reply
fuck i always forget to add some plays XD
2018-07-16 22:06
top 1
2018-07-16 21:49
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
2 replies
LOL great name
2018-07-17 00:53
1 reply
#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
1 reply
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
#72
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Asia mocity123
ez
2018-07-16 22:48
#73
hye | 
Russia sosi
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
1 reply
Thanks!
2018-07-16 23:05
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
3 replies
I would have definetly added casters, but I wanted to make this movie only with music, tbh idk why.
2018-07-16 23:50
2 replies
Okay :( But s1mple should get more mvp so pls add 😏
2018-07-17 07:14
1 reply
Next time I will :)
2018-07-17 17:58
#92
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Nigeria Eruptor
What a terrible jersey NaVi have WTF
2018-07-16 23:50
1 reply
#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
1 reply
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
Is it Aleksander "on the article" or Oleksander "movie beginning"
2018-07-17 00:45
7 replies
I'm pretty sure its sasha
2018-07-17 05:24
3 replies
Yes sasha diminutive of Al... or Ol...
2018-07-17 05:25
2 replies
Wait is that really what sasha means?
2018-07-17 05:30
1 reply
Euh yes!
2018-07-17 19:06
A - russian version O - ukrainian
2018-07-17 06:40
2 replies
Thank you :)
2018-07-17 19:06
1 reply
you're welcome :)
2018-07-17 19:51
the ronaldo of csgo
2018-07-17 01:13
1 reply
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
#120
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Australia SUNSPY
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
s1mple is the best because he's MVP
2018-07-17 10:19
#127
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Thailand hahahoha
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
Nice movie fliqqq
2018-07-17 10:50
1 reply
Thanks!
2018-07-17 17:01
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
1 reply
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
1 reply
Great to hear that, thanks!
2018-07-18 08:40
#145
trk | 
Brazil Farnon
The legend
2018-07-17 23:24
Awesome edit filq!
2018-07-18 03:27
1 reply
Thanks!
2018-07-18 08:39
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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