s1mple: "I think IEM Katowice is going to be the best Major ever"

LucasAM
December 8th, 2018 22:44

Natus Vincere made it to the ESL Pro League quarter-finals, but were ultimately unable to put up a fight against Liquid. We caught up with Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev to hear about how his team is doing.

Natus Vincere opened up the ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals struggling, but eventually beating heavy underdogs ORDER 16-14 on Mirage. They then lost 2-0 to mousesports, but made their way to through the group stage lower bracket, qualifying for the quarter-finals with victories over Sharks and Ghost. They then went out to a far superior Liquid, and will be thinking about their last event of the season, BLAST Pro Series Lisbon.

s1mple believes IEM Katowice will be the best Major to date

In the interview, s1mple goes over the current state of the team, the result at ESL Pro League and what's to come at BLAST Pro Series, and what Natus Vincere are looking to fix ahead of IEM Katowice.

You had a rough tournament, but you managed to make playoffs. On the Na`Vi spectrum of winning titles or going out in last place, where do you think you are right now?

I don't know, I think we lost our form and we need to win it back before the Major. We'll have a lot of practice time before that tournament. Of course, there's Blast Pro Series, but after that, we'll work very hard for the next Major.

Talking about Blast Pro Series, it's your last tournament of the season. Are you a bit tired, or do you feel good going into it? You already won one Blast this year...

We just want to fix our mistakes from this tournament and try to do something at Blast because the way we played at this tournament was not our best performance at all. I don't know what happened with us, but we need to get our confidence back. Blast isn't as important of a tournament for us like this one was [ESL Pro League Season 8 Finals], but yeah...

It's getting late in the season, most teams have played each other a lot, do you think they've figured you out? Or what is it, do you think, that's hurting you?

Yeah, we actually discussed this, how the other teams are preparing right now. I don't know, maybe they're watching us more, they're learning more and reading us more because we're always in some tournaments. Now they just feel more confident against us, they hit their headshots and they get confidence and they win really easily against us. We just need to stop it somehow before the Major.

Do you think some changes to the map pool, or coming up with new stuff, what is it you think you can practice getting ready for the next year?

Oh boy... I don't know... Just everything.

[laughter]

Maybe we should play Cache, I don't know. Maybe Valve will remove it, but yeah... We just need to find an answer.

Talking about the future, have you already talked about any kind of goals or stuff you hope to achieve?

Yeah, our main goal is the Major. We're going to skip everything and we're going to prepare for that tournament and see what happens there. We lost mentally against Astralis before the FACEIT Major, they went in stronger and with more experience, and I think if we keep working as we did before, everything will be good at the Major.

How do you feel about it being the first tournament of the year? Do you think teams will be well rested and ready?

Yeah, yeah. It's something new because everyone will create some stuff, and nobody will show it at the qualifiers or during the first stage of the Major, but during the playoffs, I'm sure we'll see some new boost or some new executes. I think it's going to be the best Major ever because all of the teams are going to prepare really well and the level of Counter-Strike right now is huge compared to two or three years ago. Everyone is on point, you know? If you don't have team chemistry, if you don't have synergy between the players... You need to feel confident to be on the top.

You need to feel confident to be on the top. So what is it you need to get that confidence? Do you work on it actively?

Results. Results and practice, relationships, everything. Every aspect, like in every sport. It's something we usually work on, but in the past few months... I don't know, we just didn't have time to work on everything. There were always some problems.

Do you think you can get it back before the Major?

Yeah, I think we have time to fix everything and prepare really well for the Major.

Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
930
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.11
#1
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Belgium BRCSLUL 
I agree with the GOAT of CSGO!
2018-12-08 22:45
GOAT is Coldzera
2018-12-08 22:46
lol
2018-12-08 22:46
#50
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Cold has been better than simple for years now. I don’t know how it’s an lol. Cold is more consistent no matter what’s going on. Don’t get me wrong s1mple is fucking awesome but cold does not have such Dramatic up and down phases
2018-12-08 23:02
+1
2018-12-08 23:05
#62
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Russia zbogus 
when mibr is struggling cold disapears when navi is struggling s1mple is trying to carry That's the difference between him and the rest of the stars in top team
2018-12-08 23:10
+999999999
2018-12-08 23:19
#87
NiKo | 
India Chichiyum 
+1
2018-12-08 23:24
you mean bait?
2018-12-08 23:39
#123
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Exactly what I was going to say. Glad someone else see it. Simple shines when this happens. The reason simple has good numbers when the team is down is because the sacrifice themselves-with buying him guns while they rock smgs or pistols- and also sacrifice themselves so he can trade. If you watch how they play when they are in a slump u will see this as plain as day. Cold is totally opposite. No one sacrifices if anything he does for them. He plays with a pistol while tossing a rifle over. That and colds role doesn’t change at all. Simples does depending on how the other players are playing.
2018-12-09 00:02
#127
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Russia zbogus 
dude, he is the best entry fragger and dies the least and during halfbies he plays a deagle with no armor unless they can afford an awp, and in any team when you can afford an awp you give it to the main awper
2018-12-09 00:08
#139
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Lithuania 7000won 
s1mple > cold 100%
2018-12-09 00:22
#148
smooya | 
United Kingdom UKChef 
s1mple baiting haha yeah what about cold post-taco?
2018-12-09 01:05
This is obviously written by someone who has never watched a Na'Vi game ever... "sacrifice themselves-with buying him guns while they rock smgs or pistols" This is literally the complete opposite of what Na'Vi does and people get angry at them for it, S1mple is always the one on the deagle or the smg, while he lets his other teammates have the rifles. You should really learn wtf you're talking about before you say anything.
2018-12-09 01:40
fully agree with the author :D
2018-12-09 01:51
#161
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
What are u talking about? The awp thing ofcourse every team does this. I’m speaking of inbetween round - non full buy rounds. Simple is an entry fragger which he should be but his role completely changes depedning on how the others are playing. He’s gifted more guns than giving. If it’s an smg round of course he uses a dealge. I watch loads of cs and if ur not seeing what I’m seeing ur not watching this years content. Did I say simple was bad? No he’s fucking awesome. This year is the first year there is an Argument for him being undisputed top player of the year. A reason simple’s stats are better when in a slump compared to cold is just like I stated. When they are playing badly he’s 2nd or 3rd threw a door. His role changes Dramatically. Colds does not. Is anything I’m saying making since to you or do I need to find smaller words?
2018-12-09 02:29
He is not gifted more guns than he gives up, that is completely wrong, you need to go and actually watch some games because you obviously do not. Anyone that has watched Na'Vi in the last year knows that simple always gives up the guns to the other players on his team. He even sometimes gives flamie the awp.
2018-12-09 02:55
+1 anyone with a brain see's that on rounds where one player can't get a gun, s1mple gives it to zeus or edward. he can play well with a deagle for instance, while they can't, so it's wise to give them the rifle.
2018-12-09 03:13
s1mple doesnt usually drop guns and he doesnt get the dropped guns they only dropped him when its an awp electronic get dropped way more bc he's a rifler
2018-12-09 11:22
You're sitting here defending ColdZera telling us S1mple baits?? ColdZera is literally bait king. Once his two pieces of bait got kicked he went full bot mode.
2018-12-09 02:18
Because TACO is coldzera's slave
2018-12-09 02:23
Yes, now TACO is free man and his team just kicked ColdZera's ass
2018-12-09 02:27
#207
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Russia zbogus 
i mean he still slave for liquid boys
2018-12-09 10:28
Nah Taco is free man. He's alright in Liquid, has some impressive plays. Isn't a constant bait.
2018-12-09 11:02
Wtf are you talking about. He’s always baiting because fallen puts him in retard positions
2018-12-09 02:29
understand 1 thing .. cold is support
2018-12-10 19:05
what are u smoking? Coldzera invented the principle of having someone as decoy so he can trade or be the second entry fragger. Coldzera has always had the passive/baiter playstyle, catching you of guard. S1mple is agresssive in his style. You're wrong.
2018-12-09 08:41
#239
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
U must not of read my entire comment. Maybe re-read it
2018-12-09 18:24
There's nothing to re-read. U wrote like 100 comments making no point....and started by saying cold is better than s1mple, isn't that the argument? Again. No sense ..or at least make your statement within one comment if you want your point to be made. I told you, cold is a passive player who likes to enter bomb sites at least as the 3'd option, if he is CT he will have somebody bait for him and his whole game is based on you stumbling across his cross-hair as he is waiting for you to make the first move. s1mple just pushes you into making mistakes.
2018-12-10 09:03
do you even watch cs sir or just highlights.? comparing coldzera to s1mple when lets be honest we all know coldzera isn't the same league as s1mple now. s1mple single handly helped Flipsid3 won their first win against a top tier team against NiP during eswc 2015. s1mple stand in liquid and brought liquid into semi finals, an NA team that haven't went that far before c9 won the majors. s1mple joined navi and navi won esl new york a prize of $250k, highest ever won by team navi. you're just a s1mple hater lol. whoever can't see s1mple is the best right now, in terms of raw talent and skills, s1mply don't know cs well enough.
2018-12-09 20:53
did you literally just copy this word for word from PUoSU 5, or did you copy it from s1mple the undertaker 3.
2018-12-10 08:35
#113
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Sweden Trkmag 
+1
2018-12-08 23:57
#124
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Scroll down read #123
2018-12-09 00:03
We can see the difference between baiter and real player who sacrifice himself for team
2018-12-09 02:20
+1
2018-12-09 02:52
+1!
2018-12-09 02:54
#171
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CIS justkapf 
cold is experienced. simple isl toxic little guy who has a lot of fans of schoolboys. both play well, but I will give a choice for the first.
2018-12-09 03:15
Easy as that. S1mple is almost always top fragging by a big number even when Na'Vi lose.
2018-12-09 03:34
Beautiful words, but bulshit.
2018-12-09 14:29
#224
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Russia zbogus 
flag checks out, just look at s1mple stats against liquid and than compare them to cold
2018-12-09 14:30
Flag checkout. Because you have a brain at the side of a bean and can't remember middle of 2017 when cold was in his best performance and carry his team in any situation. S1mple is in a good performance in 2018 and cold is not. It's simple like that.
2018-12-09 14:34
#228
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Russia zbogus 
yeah so than he kicked his slaves boltz and taco and look where he is now, barely in top 20
2018-12-09 14:45
imagine how god he could be with for slaves like s1mple. LOL. You are blind.
2018-12-09 15:34
#240
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
+1 for real
2018-12-09 18:25
#119
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El Salvador Sp1x 
You're actually delusional if you think cold has been anywhere near s1mple's level this year. S1mple's been insane since his days in f3/HR. Cold had his 2 years of fame, but it's been all s1mple this year.
2018-12-09 00:01
#125
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
This is the only year I will say simple has been close to cold. He has played very very well this year so I’d have to almost agree with u on that
2018-12-09 00:04
s1mple has been miles better than cold this year
2018-12-09 05:50
#200
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United States Jammin800k 
S1mples year blows either of colds years out of the water. Doing things that have never been done before
2018-12-09 09:28
Omegalul. Simple 2018 would never beat cold 2017. Navi fans are really boring. Navi even won a major and can't even beat astralis and you talk so many shit. Go won a major, be top 1 team and player and than came back here. Expected from Putin brainless
2018-12-09 14:37
#246
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El Salvador Sp1x 
Oh boy. Wasn't trying to talk shit. It's impossible to compare cold 2017 to s1mple 2018 because they play two completely different playstyles and it's a team game, not individual. And right now no one can beat Astralis-No, mibr's win at IEM Chicago means nothing since they couldn't do it at the final. I can't win a major. I can't be top 1 team. I can't be top 1 player. Don't know what the fuck you meant by that argument; it's completely irrelevant. I'm Salvadorian so Putin means jack shit towards me. Next time, try learning how to type in a literate fashion before trying to argue.
2018-12-10 07:23
i agree that coldzera is among the best players ever to touch csgo, but simple if anything is more consistent than cold. regardless of how his team is doing, he very rarely drops below a 1.1 rating. a year ago, cold was the same way, but this year he's struggled a lot more than simple.
2018-12-09 00:18
#146
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United States Grabboid 
lol
2018-12-09 00:53
#165
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Germany Fabbsen 
f0rest is the undisputed GOAT He is 30 years old and still rekking in the scene (individually atleast) Doesn't mean he is better than s1mple or Cold rn but if you consider of all time he definetly is
2018-12-09 02:41
#229
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Brazil d1rk 
+1
2018-12-09 14:50
lol
2018-12-09 04:06
#181
Stewie2K | 
United States kgr8 
+1
2018-12-09 04:38
#21
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Belgium BRCSLUL 
in your dreams, even taco better lol imgur.com/udhfffR
2018-12-08 22:48
#22
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Czech Republic sEEnseiGE 
ULTRAOMEGALUL
2018-12-08 22:48
#53
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Russia GramDEL 
GOAT? Simple is stable and he's always on the top. Now what about coldzera? How many mvps did he get this year? Huh? They only won once and fallen achieved the mvp, so...
2018-12-08 23:02
#61
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Brazil _Awper 
GOAT is about all years, how many mvps and tournaments both have won? I will help you, you can put S1mple+electronic+flamie together and maybe they have 1/3 of Coldzera success.
2018-12-08 23:09
dumb brazillian baitzera is a bot
2018-12-08 23:20
#86
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Brazil _Awper 
Nice, you're really smart, now call me a monkey!!!
2018-12-08 23:21
#130
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
Hahahaha u did ask him too 😘
2018-12-09 00:11
#157
swag | 
United States Ethans^ 
S1mple has the same amount of mvps as cold one of them being from a tournament he lost. S1mple is number 1 this year no arguement.
2018-12-09 02:20
all years.. bro cs is around for 15/20years and cold did great during 2...
2018-12-09 04:07
#218
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Brazil _Awper 
We're talking about CSGO
2018-12-09 13:55
Huh? xD
2018-12-08 23:46
#227
shroud | 
Switzerland AL1eN^ 
stupid ruski, navi are shit right now, they cant win anything without simple. -edward -flamie = ez major
2018-12-09 14:43
#68
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Argentina windblows 
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2018-12-08 23:13
#178
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Georgia Satan_p 
xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxaxax
2018-12-09 03:52
#199
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Finland Taynz 
Sergej 2mvp 2018 Botzera 0 mvp 2018
2018-12-09 09:07
#214
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Poland SizZarH5 
XD
2018-12-09 13:14
LMFAO.
2018-12-09 16:54
#19
GuardiaN | 
Belgium ZxTox 
Olof is the csgo goat
2018-12-08 22:47
#36
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Brazil R1skySHOOOW 
Was*
2018-12-08 22:54
#52
GuardiaN | 
Belgium ZxTox 
Still is the has the highest win % on lan
2018-12-08 23:02
I mean that alone doesn't make his case for being the CS:GOAT (Haha!) He impacted the game to the points the devs had to step in and stop some of the strats they were doing (Olofboosts). He was an amazing player with an amazing playstyle and dynamic with his team. He won an incredible amount of tournaments, etc. I still consider GeT_RiGhT the GOAT, but it's damn close and both are far better candidates than s1mple or cold, though I'll give it that s1mple is probably the most mechanically skilled player to play the game (Even past kennyS' mechanical skill in his prime)
2018-12-09 00:40
>whiff_right >goat pick one
2018-12-09 02:31
Please before you comment these things realize that this is of all time, not just now because if it were just now it'd be s1mple no contest. Research into some CS:GO history, it's pretty interesting tbh and if you do maybe you'll see what me and a lot of the CS scene sees. I know he isn't as great now but he's still up there.
2018-12-09 02:34
Believe me i know how good he used to be. But s1mple now is still 10x better than gtr in his prime Also the cs scene was way less competitive in 2013-14 than it is now
2018-12-09 02:38
Get_right used to have at least 1.44 all time rating (highest I can remember), and had a 50% win rate in a 1v2. He was better then than s1mple is now, compared to their competition.
2018-12-09 03:36
#70
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Turkey rusty james 
olof was a phase nothing more. no pun intended.
2018-12-08 23:14
#25
max | 
Sweden Unluko 
F5
2018-12-08 22:50
#106
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World Sv3nP 
Real GOAT of CS is either GTR or F0rest in my eyes, to be a GOAT you also need to look at fan interactions and personality and i don't think there is anyone who has better personalities than these 2 (except for TaZ ofcourse)
2018-12-08 23:49
#111
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United States SilveryoHD 
biased and literally fan interactions mean nothing
2018-12-08 23:54
#115
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Sweden Trkmag 
Well f0rest is the GOAT of CS and GTR is one of the legitimate contenders for the GOAT of CSGO title, but device, kennyS, shox, flusha, Snax and olof are as well
2018-12-08 23:59
#126
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El Salvador Sp1x 
Fan interaction means nothing in GOAT, and nearly all the aforementioned players have been essentially absent for the past year and a half.
2018-12-09 00:05
#129
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Sweden Trkmag 
When did I say anything about fan interaction? And yeah, most have dropped off, some due to age/sickness/injury/just general slump etc. But up until this year they have all been consistent top players, something I think about no other players have. And I forgot about GuardiaN as well
2018-12-09 00:11
#152
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United States SilveryoHD 
"to be a GOAT you also need to look at fan interactions and personality"just read your original comment???????
2018-12-09 01:39
#219
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Sweden Trkmag 
Check again. That wasn't me.
2018-12-09 13:56
lol what does it been that they've been absent if we're talking about the greatest of _all time_. s1mple wasn't anything back in 2013 or 2014, do you think that excludes him? If so, f0rest is the best hands-down, having been good for all of CSGO's lifetime. GTR, olof, cold are three candidates for GOAT since they utterly dominated for long periods of time. You could make an argument for also device, since so much time has passed and he's as good and solid as ever (top3, top3, top5 the years before, now a competitor for #1). s1mple might reach up to them some day, but that day isn't even close yet—you have to be either a new fan or completely in love with s1mple to think otherwise.
2018-12-09 03:38
#182
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El Salvador Sp1x 
@Trkmag Thought you were the original commenter, whatever, my bad. I never said s1mple was the GOAT. Give him a year or two more with this performance, then we can talk about it. I meant mainly kennyS, shox, Snax, and flusha aren't anywhere near where they used to be in 2015, and most are in borderline tier 1 teams. I agree with your other points.
2018-12-09 04:42
s1mple was a beast in 2013/2014 what you talking about. he was one of the few players that gave NiP trouble back when they were 82-0. dude's been a beast for a long time but his attitude problems esp with his own teammates held him back.
2018-12-09 07:56
If we're talking all versions of CS then HeatoN is the real GOAT
2018-12-09 05:50
#189
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Sweden LimeyGaming 
HeatoN isn't even considered the best swedish player in history by swedes. He's usually ranked 2-4, with Potti being ranked number one. f0rest and GTR being up there among the top4 aswell.
2018-12-09 07:47
shut up, he's the legend, the one and only
2018-12-09 15:42
Zywoo is the GOAT
2018-12-09 00:56
s1mple isn't even top5 for goat
2018-12-09 03:31
What goat of cs go you are goat because you have no life and live with negative energy. stupid people
2018-12-09 13:49
#248
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Poland Konteiz 
Did Olof say anything?
2018-12-10 08:13
SO EZ FOR MY CITY KATOWICE!
2018-12-08 22:45
#4
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Belgium BRCSLUL 
Poland is my city
2018-12-08 22:45
Belgium is my city?
2018-12-08 22:46
Toilet is your city
2018-12-09 14:09
Oh, it must be sad for ukrainians to work as a toilet cleaners in toilet cleaners country.
2018-12-09 15:21
It is sad indeed xD
2018-12-09 19:53
#31
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Poland KompromisWoah 
Jebac Gks tylko ruch
2018-12-08 22:53
Jebac ruch Tylko Królowa Śląska, Polonia Bytomska
2018-12-08 22:56
#46
Hobbit | 
Poland N1cc0 
go eat coal on dinner
2018-12-08 22:58
xd juz nawet nwm w ktorej oni lidze sa
2018-12-08 22:56
#47
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Poland KompromisWoah 
Cicho tam.
2018-12-08 23:01
#72
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Argentina windblows 
EZ for VP...oh wait LUL
2018-12-08 23:14
#172
BOOBIE | 
United States lybrel 
No Poland team LUL
2018-12-09 03:17
#3
D0cC | 
Netherlands Idioot 
Probably not true but whatever
2018-12-08 22:45
I aren't think that
2018-12-08 22:45
#37
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Turkey erasmusboy 
I are think that
2018-12-08 22:54
#94
NiKo | 
India Chichiyum 
We am not think that
2018-12-08 23:26
Yoo NaVi Minus Edward And Flamie For K0nfig And Cajun easy Number 1
2018-12-08 22:46
lmao
2018-12-08 22:47
What??
2018-12-08 22:50
s1mple out in groups
2018-12-08 22:46
#54
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
+1
2018-12-08 23:03
+1
2018-12-10 14:31
Ez 4 ence
2018-12-08 22:46
#10
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United States Jrfaster 
Nice
2018-12-08 22:46
hype
2018-12-08 22:46
#13
fer | 
Brazil Memes_King 
nop
2018-12-08 22:46
dead f2p game
2018-12-08 22:47
then why are u on the forum
2018-12-08 23:21
I still respect the brand, just challenging the notion of the big hype for any event in 2019
2018-12-08 23:25
#17
NiKo | 
Czech Republic SiCoLOL 
No u 😎
2018-12-08 22:47
#18
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Australia Pir19 
Lol
2018-12-08 22:47
#20
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Poland Oleczeq 
Oh yeaaa
2018-12-08 22:48
#23
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United States ferric 
"Natus Vincere were made it to the ESL Pro League quarter-finals." Lucas, pls fix, ty :)
2018-12-08 22:49
#28
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Belgium BRCSLUL 
good eye
2018-12-08 22:52
np😎
2018-12-08 22:53
#26
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Ukraine Desmait 
Maybe it's just me but I don't like that major will be the first tournament of the year. It's was much better when teams just end season playing major, it was kind of conclusion...
2018-12-08 22:51
#27
mouz | 
Poland 3URO 
Major in Poland without Polish team? I don't think it will be the best major sorry pimple
2018-12-08 22:52
#33
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Poland wiktorex 
he was talking about the level of csgo not how many people will watch it
2018-12-08 22:53
#39
mouz | 
Poland 3URO 
Yeah, i know but i mean atmosphere, you know what i mean
2018-12-08 22:55
#64
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Russia zbogus 
no bias crowd-better atmosphere
2018-12-08 23:11
Wrong
2018-12-09 14:10
its not valve's fault vp are shit and kinguin cant go to major😎
2018-12-08 22:54
#38
mouz | 
Poland 3URO 
I know bro :/
2018-12-08 22:54
acutally NVM, vp kinguin + mikstura are in minor qualifier, there is still hope, even though there are some really good teams in the minor qualy maybe byali win major😎
2018-12-08 22:55
#49
mouz | 
Poland 3URO 
I wish, but it's imposiblle :P
2018-12-08 23:01
no man 8 spots for minor 4 polish teams/16 teams total basically 25% chance for a polish team to go to minor😎 if anyone can go to minor from those 4 teams its gonna be kinguin, vp is dead xd
2018-12-08 23:02
#57
mouz | 
Poland 3URO 
Kinguin form is like fucking sine wave, VP is dead thats right but i belive, I would cheer for them no matter what :P
2018-12-08 23:07
good man😎
2018-12-08 23:51
#71
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Russia zbogus 
mousesports North Ence Optic Vitality LDLC i'm just mentioning a few teams that are way better, no offense. And even if a polish team makes it to the major, there's no way they make it to the crowd
2018-12-08 23:14
#76
mouz | 
Poland 3URO 
You are right :(
2018-12-08 23:16
yeah its very unlikely they will see the crowd, its just math that 4/16 are polish, with 8 slots then 1 polish going to major = 25% chance but yes its very unlikely😎
2018-12-08 23:51
#109
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Russia zbogus 
by that logic Astralis have a 6.25% of wining the major but it's more like 50%
2018-12-08 23:53
yeah its just odds tho, not going by how good the teams are, ofc mouz, north etc are much better and probably will qualify😎
2018-12-08 23:54
#63
s1mple | 
Ukraine 3acigka 
how much?
2018-12-08 23:11
#77
mouz | 
Poland 3URO 
How much what?
2018-12-08 23:16
Katowice tournaments are always the best!
2018-12-09 00:46
ofc it will be cuz it is in poland
2018-12-08 22:52
+1 csgo in katowice events were always fking nice league too
2018-12-08 23:07
#73
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Russia zbogus 
+1 katowice and cologne are the two most legendary csgo venues
2018-12-08 23:15
#118
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Sweden Trkmag 
+1 we have missed real quality majors, like back in the days at Kato and Cologne.
2018-12-09 00:00
If flamie and edward work hard on their skill and and not fuck around like flamie,then may be
2018-12-08 22:53
#34
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Australia Validation 
Dont sleep on IEM sydney!
2018-12-08 22:53
#40
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United States SmokaDaWeEDs 
That’s because he’s going to join a different team! Lol never mind. We can only dream. I just wish this s1mple with this attitude was back on liquid. AST wouldn’t have this run going on that’s for sure
2018-12-08 22:55
nah man, that lineup had jdm xddddddd -jdm +twistzz or naf would be miles ahead of that liquid😎
2018-12-08 22:57
-Elige +s1 Ez era
2018-12-08 23:19
#45
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Finland Empuito 
S1mple #1
2018-12-08 22:57
Yeah, you are going to get destroyed 0-3
2018-12-08 23:01
#55
Xizt | 
Italy HeSY 
+1
2018-12-08 23:04
+1
2018-12-08 23:08
Fnatic will win IEM Katowice. Krimz/brollan mvp. Mark my words
2018-12-08 23:09
#67
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
no senor vac no major
2018-12-08 23:13
#177
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Korea SpO_oK 
+1
2018-12-09 03:40
krimz OVERRATED
2018-12-10 21:41
yea but sadly you wont win xaxaxaxax
2018-12-08 23:12
#66
s1mple | 
Poland Hell2k 
Polska kurwa
2018-12-08 23:12
#69
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Slovakia bombmeister 
When u have perma ban cache for years, since this time u need to play every map like a god, there was so much time for practicing and learning...and result? Perma Cache, uhm ok... and no really strong map, most of their maps really sucks...its all about fixing mappool
2018-12-08 23:14
+1
2018-12-08 23:17
obviously cuz its in poland not in a shithole like usa when everyone is retarded and shouting liek a monekyyyyyyyy
2018-12-08 23:16
Must be a bait... :D
2018-12-08 23:20
xd
2018-12-09 00:48
#249
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Poland Konteiz 
+1
2018-12-10 08:24
nice optimism, but you're not even going to get out of groups with bots edward and flamie still on the team and doing a 1 week bootcamp before the major
2018-12-08 23:16
ez 4 top1 baiter/ecofragger/exitfragger/statpadder of 2018
2018-12-08 23:20
0/8
2018-12-08 23:20
0/8
2018-12-08 23:24
#89
Hungary nt_1 
nt device 0/8
2018-12-08 23:24
0/8
2018-12-08 23:24
#92
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Faroe Islands smex1 
0/8
2018-12-08 23:25
You're real special huh? writing the same thing as 4 others.
2018-12-09 05:52
0/100
2018-12-09 15:12
#250
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Poland Konteiz 
NT 0/8
2018-12-10 08:25
#91
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Faroe Islands smex1 
s1mple can win it
2018-12-08 23:24
willbe
2018-12-08 23:29
ok
2018-12-08 23:31
#98
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Switzerland zero_hoes 
another ez major for astralis
2018-12-08 23:31
not for this NaVi line up... s1mple is left with total trash, Electronic has even gone off from his form from a few month ago
2018-12-08 23:37
#100
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Germany zeolikk 
As long as astralis won't win it and there will be some closer games, it will potentially be.
2018-12-08 23:39
difficult for GODward to carry entire na’vi
2018-12-08 23:39
I am surprised he isnt tilted to death yet. I would if I had to play with Zeus, Edward & flamie.
2018-12-08 23:41
If s1mple thinks it will be, it should be.
2018-12-08 23:41
Why so?
2018-12-09 14:12
twitch.tv/s1mple/clip/RelatedTrustworthy.. "Ez global, now I can win major"
2018-12-10 21:44
water, water, water
2018-12-08 23:56
#114
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Canada rdss 
who cares astralis take it...i all forget ant end of a day
2018-12-08 23:57
Oh come on we all know that teams wont try much. It doesnt matter how much free time you give them before the major - they will still only practice the last two weeks before the major max.
2018-12-08 23:59
Navi will win the group stage of major.
2018-12-09 00:00
They took 2nd place of the last Major. Why you type this shit?
2018-12-09 00:14
I said they will win WILL WIN That mean next major, not last major. You're so funny. So you want Navi to lose next major?
2018-12-09 00:17
#120
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Sweden Trkmag 
NiP and fnatic comeback to the major? Astralis outdated? Liquid overrated? Navi eliminated? Sweden activated
2018-12-09 00:02
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2018-12-09 00:02
EZ <3
2018-12-09 00:17
#138
Kane | 
Russia Laxity 
s1mple is better device...
2018-12-09 00:22
Maybe in raw skill but device is better in many other aspects.
2018-12-09 05:53
in what exactly ? holding the angle ? teamplay ? good looking? oh pls, s1mple's stats is way ahead too bad he has 3.5 anchors to hold him back
2018-12-09 07:29
You're too deep up s1mple's ass.. no reason talking with you
2018-12-09 15:41
it's hltv after all, why would I even think about getting any reasonable argument
2018-12-09 21:01
#128
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El Salvador Sp1x 
Don't think NaVi can win a major with this lineup. Faceit was the test, and it showed that s1mple can't carry them all. Put him on any top international team and they automatically become a contender, or get rid of flamie/edward. Zeus should be on the chopping block too because it's not like we've seen any special strats from him.
2018-12-09 00:10
-karrigan +s1mple imagine that!
2018-12-09 00:48
nt but goat is devve
2018-12-09 00:13
0/8
2018-12-09 00:13
#203
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Kazakhstan Apfund 
flag checks out
2018-12-09 10:02
your flag also checks out
2018-12-09 10:20
#137
Kane | 
Russia Laxity 
s1mple n1
2018-12-09 00:20
And why is that?
2018-12-09 00:40
They can prepare what they want, they have 2 average 2.4k elo faceit players in their team, i think you guys know who i mean, these bots are uncarryable
2018-12-09 00:49
>Yeah, I think we have time to fix everything and prepare really well for the Major. As a result NaVi is not out of the groupstage :)
2018-12-09 01:19
Navi really needs some changes, -Edward for sure
2018-12-09 01:37
Zeus as well.. it doesn't matter if you're great IGL you still need to get more than 5 frags every game... otherwise your tacs doesn't mean shit
2018-12-09 05:54
#262
Kane | 
Russia Laxity 
ROFL italian guy talk
2018-12-13 00:16
ye men)
2018-12-09 02:08
Sorry but it’ll be a long time most likely until something beats that Boston major. Major final wise at least
2018-12-09 02:56
#209
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
Atlanta final < Boston final Atlanta Major > Boston Major
2018-12-09 10:52
Nothing's ever gonna beat MLG Columbus.
2018-12-09 07:47
any other major beats it haha
2018-12-09 16:26
?? There's no major that can beat the emotional storyline of LG coming up from sleeping on floors to winning their first major. Nothing imo
2018-12-09 18:44
#192
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Brazil cadik 
worst interview where is actual questions about why he does eco/exit frags and baits a lot to chase HLTV top1 players list, why he doesn't care about team results etc ? sorry hltv but this is not interesting reading
2018-12-09 08:04
at least he doesn't need decoy's to bait for his passive style of play to prosper....cough coldzera cough cough
2018-12-09 08:50
reeekt
2018-12-09 10:21
#193
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India a_n_a_n_d 
faze major incuming bois
2018-12-09 08:06
#251
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Poland Konteiz 
+1
2018-12-10 08:32
I mean, I'd love to see s1mple get Na`Vi to play cache.
2018-12-09 08:08
#POGGERSFORPOLAND
2018-12-09 08:41
#s1mpleformajor CMON DAVAJ sanja
2018-12-09 08:46
ez 4 Faze
2018-12-09 09:36
#252
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Poland Konteiz 
+1
2018-12-10 08:34
Must suck being the best player but not ever winning a major
2018-12-09 09:50
How you can get tired just by playing cs????
2018-12-09 10:21
#208
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Ukraine speecher 
His name is Oleksandr.
2018-12-09 10:43
hltv dont give a shit about that lmfao
2018-12-10 03:10
#210
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Ukraine niXoN|w1 
I bet NaVi's preparation will be like the Atlanta Major: 3-0 in groups, no chance for their opponents, then choke in QFs or Semis.
2018-12-09 11:00
goat <3
2018-12-09 12:44
#215
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Bosnia and Herzegovina im_not_toxic 
keeping old players like edward and zues , you will not not make it to quaterfinal, falling like VP
2018-12-09 13:16
Yoo s1mple is the best and NAVI will bounce back and win
2018-12-09 13:25
Naf wiht Taco kill s1mple
2018-12-09 15:11
Naf wiht Taco kill s1mple
2018-12-10 07:30
god
2018-12-09 16:28
+1
2018-12-10 21:39
the real slim shady please stand up
2018-12-10 21:46
you act like you never seen a slav person before
2018-12-10 21:47
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