s1mple: "We'll try to get a new system with B1ad3 and get a dietologist and a psychologist"

To close out our coverage of StarSeries i-League Season 7, we spoke to the tournament's Most Valuable Player, Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev.

Na`Vi became StarSeries i-League Season 7 champions following a 3-0 win against fnatic in the grand final, with the team grabbing their first title of 2019 and s1mple receiving the MVP award.

s1mple explained how B1ad3 will work with the team

After the final, we interviewed the 21-year-old to get his reaction on the win and to find out what the future holds for Na`Vi with Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy as their new esports director:

Shortly, I'd like to go back to yesterday, you had to play two series and decided it was better to play them in a row rather than with a break in between, why?

We remembered the time at DreamHack Masters Marseille when Astralis played straight after and they were more powerful, they were already warmed up, they were already prepared. Our coach decided to play straight after, some players said that maybe we should wait for three more hours, but in the end, we decided to play straight after.

Tell me about this grand final - three quite close maps, but you never really looked in doubt in any of them...

I actually felt more power against fnatic than against ENCE, for example. We were more confident, I knew that we shouldn't lose any map. We just have more experience as a team on this stage than them and we felt it, it was more simple, easier to play against them. Everything worked out, every round they won it was our fault, I guess, it didn't feel like it was a really strong match like against ENCE, for example.

There was some doubt around the team after GG.BET, around the Major. Where does your first win in 2019 place Na`Vi?

After the Major we discussed what we're going to do next and we told ourselves that we can still play better because we saw our result at the Major. We didn't practice a lot before the Major, but we saw that we're capable of going to the finals. We want to try to stick together more and practice more. Now we're trying to get a new system with B1ad3 and we'll try to get new people into our team, a dietologist and a psychologist as well. We just want to see what's going to happen when we are at 100% preparation and work that we're going to put in in the next month.

That sounds like a response to what Astralis is doing, is that the case?

Yeah. We want to fix everything and we want to go to the Major knowing that we fully prepared outside and inside the game to see what happens.

You mentioned B1ad3, can you elaborate on that? What is the plan with him?

He wants to help us to make the training process much better. He just wants to help us fix mistakes outside, as I said, and inside the game. We'll have more bootcamps, more locations of bootcamps, and we're just going to do everything we can.

You don't seem to be slowing down in 2019, three tournaments in and you've got an MVP to your name and you have looked as good as ever. Will you be the player of the year again?

I just want my team to win and to become the best in the world for this year and finally win the Major for the old boys. I don't care if I get MVPs or electronic gets them - I want electronic to get some MVP already (laughs). But yeah, when the team plays better I play better and I feel the game much better.

Ukraine Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Andrey 'B1ad3' Gorodenskiy
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
899
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.73
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
978
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.66
1st
2019-04-07 17:47
6 replies
Nt
2019-04-07 17:49
Esti prost
2019-04-07 18:00
2st
2019-04-07 18:10
feelssadmen 😎😎😎
2019-04-07 18:26
2rd
2019-04-08 00:10
#204
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Spain LfanT_
2th
2019-04-11 10:51
Eyy
2019-04-07 17:47
#4
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Europe icedheart
s1mple x god
2019-04-07 17:48
Nice one s1mple
2019-04-07 17:48
#6
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United Kingdom SickaBoy
yes
2019-04-07 17:48
#7
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North America Mang0
English?
2019-04-07 17:48
2 replies
Use google translate
2019-04-07 18:08
Nt jango unchained
2019-04-07 20:17
GOAT Nice team picture
2019-04-07 17:50
Dietist LUL
2019-04-07 17:49
b1ad3 the master nutritionist lmfao
2019-04-07 17:49
1 reply
#94
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Finland Smoonah
hahahaha xDDdDdD
2019-04-07 19:18
#14
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Finland XARTEGoD
wow
2019-04-07 17:49
You are in good way!!!
2019-04-07 17:50
S1mple
2019-04-07 17:50
1 reply
#97
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Finland Smoonah
nt hickos
2019-04-07 19:20
i give you good diet 3 nuts everyday ))))))
2019-04-07 17:51
#20
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United Kingdom rhuwu
SHUT UP S1mple this guy not very good and shit okay jhe is like colzera just baiting for win
2019-04-07 17:51
2 replies
At least he's relevant , potato chinese
2019-04-07 20:18
No scener, who’s a fan of other nosceners
2019-04-09 01:39
#21
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Denmark devnr1
lol navi trying out astralis methods l0l
2019-04-07 17:52
7 replies
#30
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Europe DJkpot
working hard is an astralis method? wow didn't know that kk boi
2019-04-07 18:05
1 reply
No, astralis is the first team in csgo which announced having these additional specialists in team. So of course it is a bit copy paste going on.
2019-04-07 18:12
#36
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Vietnam ponmemes
ah yes astralis is the first ever pro team to have a psychologist who would have thought
2019-04-07 18:06
1 reply
At least in cs go probably
2019-04-07 18:10
Finally the nabs are learning from the GOAT.
2019-04-07 20:18
1 reply
Nice self hatred there bud
2019-04-09 01:39
why not? mb they'll finally stop choking so easily
2019-04-07 20:21
You won't even come close to Astralis level Stop dreaming kid
2019-04-07 17:53
24 replies
#55
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North America SLGam1ng
Says poland omegaLUL
2019-04-07 18:26
4 replies
NA omegalul
2019-04-07 19:24
3 replies
NA > Poland
2019-04-07 20:03
Liquid > VP at their prime. Once the scene became competitive VP disband.
2019-04-07 20:19
VP disband when?
2019-04-08 01:14
#99
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Sweden MANDlNGO
He is already goat as a 21yo , that is pretty impressive Funny thing If i go to poland with my salary i can live as a King , you poor fukks xD
2019-04-07 19:22
4 replies
But you are poor in your shiithole Deal with it
2019-04-07 19:24
3 replies
#103
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Sweden MANDlNGO
Triggered?
2019-04-07 19:26
2 replies
No, cause I live as a King and you as shiit
2019-04-07 19:26
1 reply
#107
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Sweden MANDlNGO
Stealing my quotes now xD fuckfejs
2019-04-07 19:29
haha, s1mple probably didn't sign your poster in the past and now you hate him everywhere you can xDD
2019-04-07 20:25
13 replies
omegalul, i wouldnt want it device>>>>>simple
2019-04-07 21:02
12 replies
s1mple>>>>>>>>device imo device only good cause his team :>
2019-04-07 21:04
11 replies
simple no major device 5+ majors soon
2019-04-07 21:07
10 replies
device in 21 also didn't have majors yet, s1mple got all the time he needs and even without a major, he's better than device, team achievements doesn't count here
2019-04-07 21:09
9 replies
simple won't win major ever bookmark this post
2019-04-07 21:12
8 replies
he will win everything in this game fuck your hate mens
2019-04-07 21:29
7 replies
Lol no He will choke every time There will be always a better TEAM
2019-04-08 07:02
6 replies
That's exactly what TSM also thought few years ago, nt don't forget Na'Vi were top1 team in 1.6 and if Na'Vi can't improve more to be top1 again, s1mple will leave for a better team and win all the trophies you can imagine ;)
2019-04-08 09:12
5 replies
Yeah, to FaZe and out of groups again Hes toxic and cant play top notch level as teamate (trying aint help, you got in blood like Astralis players - Danish culture helps a lot)
2019-04-08 12:04
4 replies
not that toxic, he just have high standarts and expectations and, honesly, he's totally right.. when I watch Na'Vi play sometimes I get so frustrated watching them making dumbass decisions and I can only imagine what s1mple feels in these moments, especially after giving it all to win Despite all you're saying i strongly believe that s1mple will achieve much more and haters will have the worst butthurt in their lives ;)
2019-04-08 13:44
3 replies
chemistry, its very hard to create in team like FaZe so Astralis are safe till they keep grinding and constantly improving as they do now
2019-04-08 13:48
2 replies
hope they won't feel too safe and other teams will keep things intense, cause in other way it gonna be lame af
2019-04-08 13:52
1 reply
i feel in my urine that their era will be very long i believe snakebye stop them to improve, magisk was perfect fit they were always on top for core since 2k14, if not snakebye they would be top1 since eleague major 2017 more than 2 years ERA
2019-04-08 13:59
Ence vs NaVi was the true final and as soon as NaVi won that match it was clear they would win the whole thing. Great tournament from NaVi the whole team performed well it wasn't just S1mple and Electronic carrying.
2019-04-07 17:54
3 replies
Thats truth, i was impressed about zeus and Edward performance. They werent a decoy, they made some rounds especially against ence.
2019-04-07 18:06
+1 Same thoughts
2019-04-07 20:20
I thought the same at Epicenter, but Na'Vi fucked up there, so I was worried for them vs fnatic till the last map
2019-04-07 20:30
Tbh electronic should've gotten the ESL one cologne 2018 MVP.
2019-04-07 17:55
1 reply
he has all the chances to get some this year if he can keep his good performance
2019-04-07 20:31
copying astralis gg
2019-04-07 17:58
3 replies
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CIS aLEXIOf
copying every pro team outside of esport.
2019-04-07 18:35
2 replies
+1 Just look at the LoL scene mostly Koreans they put in so much work and i feel like the teams in CSGO is so damn lazy but some teams and players like old LG/SK and Astralis and players like S1mple just look at his hours played Astralis took the extra step
2019-04-07 20:14
1 reply
#157
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CIS aLEXIOf
+1 Its just matter of time when all teams will do exactly the same thing.
2019-04-07 21:44
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Brazil bernog
He deserves a major
2019-04-07 17:59
rip astralis
2019-04-07 18:03
u can hate him or like him. But hes by far the best player in the world. Noone cant denyit
2019-04-07 18:04
1 reply
+1
2019-04-07 19:06
lmao this pic
2019-04-07 18:06
nice from NAVI that they are trying Astralis methods out they have to learn from the best.
2019-04-07 18:06
Throw in a fitness coach as well
2019-04-07 18:09
2 replies
Why the hell not? Many sports teams have bunch of experts on areas which sometimes has no connection to sports sooo
2019-04-07 19:01
1 reply
Soooo.... that was not smug "sarcastic" bullshit. That's what they really should do. I really meant it lol. They'll have diet and psychology experts. Sport is good to clear the mind and focus.
2019-04-07 20:14
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Singapore FallBlade
GOAT
2019-04-07 18:11
#45
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Slovakia ypsylonnn
Dietologist ???????????
2019-04-07 18:15
8 replies
Yea probably every sport uses them.
2019-04-07 18:25
7 replies
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Slovakia ypsylonnn
Dietologist in esport. Literally 0% help for em
2019-04-07 19:02
6 replies
look at your guardian just look at this dude lmao
2019-04-07 19:24
5 replies
#108
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Slovakia ypsylonnn
But it doesn't change shit in terms of his performance. He is not a football player or weight lifter, as long as he can move his arms (forearms xd) and use his brain and eyes he can play
2019-04-07 19:32
4 replies
You have no clue what you are talking about.
2019-04-07 20:29
3 replies
#139
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Slovakia ypsylonnn
Ok, say me how can an esport team benefit from a dietologist. Then don't even sleep properly, I highly doubt they cook for themselves, instead their routine is to sit infront of the pc for 12hrs,eat fastfood and go to bed at like 3am.
2019-04-07 20:42
2 replies
That's exactly why it's helpful to have a dietologist, to keep the players who have to spend hours a day sitting at a computer and may not have a good sleep routine healthy. Develop a lifestyle plan for the players and keep them at their peak efficiency and not burn out
2019-04-07 20:56
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New Zealand joshwaah
Wtf are you guys on about, dietologist isn't even a thing. And a decent dietitian (I assume thats what everyone means when they are saying dietologist) will know plenty about sleep schedules. Diet, Sleep and Exercise are the three most important factors in cognitive function. Esports literally relies on a persons cognitive function. I work as a physiotherapist and strength and conditioning coach and probably 99% of people need coaching in those 3 domains. We really don't realise how much we need them and how badly we execute them.
2019-04-10 12:51
GOAT
2019-04-07 18:17
Disband incoming.
2019-04-07 18:23
1 reply
Lmao
2019-04-07 19:01
13.04 NaVi vs. Astralis im very excited
2019-04-07 18:24
6 replies
+ gonna be niceee
2019-04-07 18:26
I don't think they are good enough yet to beat Astralis, but if what s1mple said is true, mb they will eventually
2019-04-07 20:34
4 replies
I think they already are under certain circumstances, which mostly are everybody being " ON " in their lineu, kinda like today.. They won't be favorites in ages though
2019-04-07 21:13
3 replies
unless Astralis drop off in some time, which probably won't happen in the near future
2019-04-07 21:31
2 replies
i hope navi will win.. i like astralis winner mentality, but player like s1mple and electronic are so fking amazing man, big entertainment
2019-04-08 06:28
1 reply
true man, let's see if they can deliver against Astralis and Liquid
2019-04-08 09:07
lmao
2019-04-07 18:26
Bad blood between s1mple and the fnatic boys, hope it will explode in the future.
2019-04-07 18:29
2 replies
Bad blood? S1mple and JW are actually a good buddies.
2019-04-07 18:58
1 reply
You're right. Its niko, not simple
2019-04-07 19:26
Hope you can carry the team to grab one more another achievement in BLAST Pro Series: Miami 2019, believe you were too impatient to wait
2019-04-07 18:32
This is a prime example of the evolution of s1mple. What a good guy, great interview.
2019-04-07 18:37
4 replies
yea, haters will have their butts explode when this man archives even more and brings his team trophies ;)
2019-04-07 20:39
3 replies
Honestly, he's up there with players like GuardiaN, rain, and karrigan, in that they really fucking deserve a major. Like hot damn, hope the best for him honestly.
2019-04-07 20:47
2 replies
I know man, this doesn't feel right at all, these guys deserve so much more. some of them still have time and chances to get one, but GuardiaN, for example, is already 27, he was so close many times, but always it wasn't enough... Still, Zeus got his first major at 30 years if Im not mistaken, so mb GuardiaN can be lucky enough too
2019-04-07 20:53
1 reply
GuardiaN can definitely do it. rain has plenty of time. karrigan is 28 but we know he can do it eventually! Best of luck to them honestly, they're true legends and people try to downplay them because of the lack of one trophy. It really sucks.
2019-04-07 20:59
#67
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Albania LaviX06
Yes cuz all team fat and s1mple jealous af
2019-04-07 18:41
1 reply
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United States b7a
Edward and flamie have shed a lot of weight over the past year.
2019-04-08 09:40
Solution to beat astralis: cut the carbs. 👌
2019-04-07 18:42
Great news! I've heard they already have amazing masseuses.
2019-04-07 18:45
lez go
2019-04-07 18:48
FeelsGoodMan they move as I wanted I always believe in ya NaVi ♥️♥️
2019-04-07 18:50
astralis after reading this - XD
2019-04-07 18:57
#78
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Brazil stewArt1
just eat mc donalds and play dm all day ffs
2019-04-07 19:01
1 reply
+1 fat = skill coldzera and niko can attest
2019-04-08 10:31
Get some girls from nurumassage.com or just a a good female nuru masseuse to help you guys as well. Might help you prepare better ;) Can confirm.
2019-04-07 19:04
Flamie really needs that dietologist
2019-04-07 19:05
diet lmao
2019-04-07 19:09
let's be fair. simple is a good player but if it were not for that round against ence 1 vs 5, the team would lose in the semi-final. i remember this clutch, sick but luck anyway. graz. ence is very strong, not a fan.
2019-04-07 19:15
2 replies
lost to vitality kek
2019-04-07 19:27
„if there would...“ blabla bro seriously now u cant say this.. i can also say hey guys lets be fair if ence dont won the pistol they would not even be close to a win.. u know what i mean? This is the sport, if u look football they shoot goals and change the game in last minute, or getting an penalty for a trash foul.. s1mple just playd his game and won together with navi, ence had time to react but no chance... and on overpass they really just got rekt
2019-04-08 06:36
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Finland Smoonah
dietest? like Loba? hahaa
2019-04-07 19:19
diatologiesttsahithat oeah oe wtf
2019-04-07 19:29
s1mple, I can ez be you psychologist . I promise you will rekt astralis and every other team after!
2019-04-07 19:37
god
2019-04-07 19:46
s1mple rises through the ashes of all his killed opinions to take down Astralis.
2019-04-07 19:50
That's the right way boys! God bless you, Na`Vi!
2019-04-07 19:58
6 replies
no its not -botward -zeus
2019-04-07 20:32
5 replies
= Na`Vi back to top8 at max like they were when kicked Zeus for that "super-star roster". Stop dreaming about kicking Zeus and Edward. They both are legends and will never be kicked anymore. After such post I have a question for you too. When FaZe gonna kick botlofmeister and choko?
2019-04-07 20:44
2 replies
you mean LOLOF ?
2019-04-07 21:20
i agree they should replace olof zeus and botward are the 2 worst players in pro play rn holding the best player ever back trash team x)
2019-04-08 03:19
#187
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Bulgaria AboveYall
last time they tried to kick zeus and had roster with guardian at his best ever form(he was probably best player at the time), flamie as well breaking in to top 10 players, and upcoming s1mple.. we all know what happened...
2019-04-08 09:21
1 reply
that was after guardians injury he wasnt at best ever form at all the reason imo they played so bad is that they replaced the IGL role with zeized i think if they kick zeus and edward and get Jame IGL/second awp and someone else they would be much better
2019-04-09 05:55
Lol just make sure u dont get rekt by ence again next major hahahhaha ez4ence they adding joelz u gun get rekted so hard mens 😎
2019-04-07 20:04
Good, zeus needs to lose weight
2019-04-07 20:46
s1mple <3
2019-04-07 22:05
what a god
2019-04-07 22:33
They clearly dont know how to live without their mothers.
2019-04-07 22:53
kick edward and win major
2019-04-07 23:52
2 replies
Edward is actually performing great last 6-7 months. And at this StarLadder he was very good too. He did some great clutches and entries.
2019-04-08 00:40
1 reply
Yeah he performed great because of Hobbit "open to trade" rumor Casual Edward turned into Godward and even outfrag simple and electronic when that happen
2019-04-08 04:16
it was more simple
2019-04-08 02:53
Copy Astralis system. OMEGALUL
2019-04-08 07:03
1 reply
I dont see a problem in that at all.
2019-04-08 08:12
#182
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Brazil davidzor
He really deserves a Major championship.
2019-04-08 07:07
well ENCE > fnatic so that would explain why that game was harder :D
2019-04-08 12:55
This is literally what navi need letsago
2019-04-09 00:22
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