s1mple: "My aim is for my team to be number one, the rest is irrelevant"

In the first of a two-part interview conducted by Alexey "OverDrive" Biryukov for HLTV.org, we learn about Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev's life and get his thoughts on a list of general topics.

Since his ascension from lower-tier CIS teams, s1mple has become a household name in Counter-Strike. The Ukrainian prodigy has made HLTV.org's annual top 20 in the last four years, earning the title of the best player in the world in 2018 and finishing runner-up to Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut in 2019 despite Natus Vincere often struggling to challenge for titles.

s1mple gave a glimpse into his personal life and his thoughts on a range of topics

In the first section of a two-part interview conducted by Alexey "OverDrive" Biryukov for HLTV.org, we explore general topics about s1mple's life, including his educational background, the progression of his wage over the years and whether it has ever impacted his motivation as a player. We also found out which country pleasantly surprised him out of the long list that he has visited and what his largest expense to this day was.

When you want to watch an interesting match, do you tune in to the Russian or English broadcast?

I don't watch Russian streams, I prefer watching in English because it's more pleasant. Here's a typical example of a Russian stream: forZe were playing against Virtus.pro at EPICENTER on Inferno. At 12-3, VP made a comeback, and the analysis was something along the lines of, 'forZe just needed the pistol round'. Effectively, their breakdown of the loss is that the team gave up the pistol round at a 12-3 scoreline and lost the map off the back of it. Russian casters have a massive audience, and when they talk gibberish people listen to them and start believing what they say.

Commentators don't understand the game, yet they accentuate their attention on mistakes that may not even have happened. I'm a professional player, I can tell if a mistake was made or not, yet I don't commentate games because it's not my calling. I think casters need to focus on their strengths and stop reaching into things they aren't knowledgeable about; either that or they should improve their competence. Also, they should never insult players or do things that lead to viewers hating on players.

How did you come up with your nickname and did you have others before?

I can't remember how I came up with s1mple, I just remember that I added a "1" to the nickname so it looked a bit more interesting. Other than that I used "Awesome", which came from wrestling.

How did you get banned for cheating?

I had my friend over and for fun, I showed him how to play with cheats. I didn't really even get to play with them and, at the time, didn't think I'd become a professional player.

Did you regret your ban during the CS 1.6 days?

Yes, of course. I was banned from ESL events for two to three years in the days when they were the most relevant [tournament organiser]. Most importantly, I regret the wasted time, as had I not been banned then I'd have spent that time more productively.

What is the age limit on playing at a professional level?

Age isn't a barrier, you just need the will. Even in traditional sports, people remain until their 40s and it's not an issue for them. Besides, in esports we don't have the same physical load as athletes in traditional sports.

What age would you play to?

I'd definitely play until I hit 30. After that, I would have to go off my performance; maybe I'd become a coach, maybe something else.

Talk about your wage progression from the start of your career.

In Courage Gaming my wage was $300. When I joined HellRaisers I was paid $300, later $500 and then it approximately doubled because we made it to the Major. When I transferred to Liquid I paid maintenance while staying in the organisation's house so, in total, I was making about $3,500 a month. In Na`Vi, during my three-month trial period, I was receiving a partial wage similar to what I was receiving in Liquid. After my trial ended it doubled, and gradually increased dependent on our results and ratings.

I'll say this: the top 15 teams in the world earn more than $10,000 per month, and while Americans receive the most, they give away practically half of it in taxes.

Has money ever impacted your motivation?

It hasn't affected motivation, it has just made life easier, and there isn't really enough money to just forget about CS. You always understand that the more you win, the more money you make, so when talking about monetary motivation, it never really loosens. Besides, the money doesn't arrive immediately after a victory, so after an event, you don't feel as if you've become richer.

Have you ever let stardom get to you?

From the outside it may seem to be the case, but that's not true. If a person does something stupid in-game or out, then I always point it out to them - that has always been the case. People might interpret this as letting stardom get to me, but, in reality, if someone comes up to me and asks something, I'll always answer, take a photo and respectfully treat them. Having said that, I recently denied an autograph. I was playing basketball with my friends and a group of guys started recording videos of us. Later, one of them came up and started making weird jokes, flaunting in front of his mates, so that was a bit unpleasant and I refused to take a photo with him.

Do you enjoy being called the No.1 player in the world?

I try not to think about it because it's a distraction. I personally align myself to think that I am capable of winning against anyone and my aim is for my team to be number one. The rest is irrelevant.

Are you demanding towards your teammates?

Yes, I'm a perfectionist and I want every player in the team to put in an equal amount of time and effort. If I see someone slacking, lying or missing out on commitments then I won't be happy with that. If a mistake is repeated two or three times, I won't sit quietly. If we face a team that doesn't repeat their mistakes, then we will likely lose, which I don't want to happen.

Are high buyouts good?

We need agencies that take care of legal matters. They should study contracts and agree on all of the nuances between the organisation and players. It shouldn't be the case that an unknown player costs $1,000,000 to be bought out, or how FURIA signed players to five-year contracts and immediately kicked them, or the unreasonably high buyout of blameF, but in that situation maybe the organisation had the money to spend. In any case, it largely depends on the organisation.

When you join an organisation you immediately understand the level of seriousness and professionalism. When I joined Liquid, I was taken to a room where they showed me a presentation of the roster, laid out the rules and which sponsors I needed to follow. Around seven years ago I scammed people for knives, and Liquid compiled letters from these people, printed them out on A4 sheets of paper and I had to reimburse every single one of them what I owed. This indicates that the organisation takes its reputation and that of its players very seriously. I tweeted something stupid and was immediately approached and told that HyperX wanted to fine us for a significant amount of money. Once, when I was streaming, I scolded a Razer mouse and was immediately approached and told that I couldn't be doing that because Razer was our sponsor and they followed my streams.

The organisation has full control and you can immediately gauge their level based on that. Na`Vi operates on a high level as well, but they have a different specificity and mentality.

s1mple says Liquid's players have strict rules to follow as the organisation have a reputation to protect

You mentioned streaming in your previous answer, what are your thoughts on your recent Twitch ban?

I understand why it was done, but the ban system needs some work. The last time I said that word, I immediately remembered that I couldn't say it, and I even mentioned at the time that I would probably get banned. I don't think it's fair. People find out that I was banned for that specific word and think that I'm a bad person, but the real meaning of the word is the last thing in my mind when I say it. I then go on to read news about s1mple being banned for the use of a prohibited word - why make a drama out of it?

Have you ever been offered to fix a match?

Yes, but it happened a very long time ago. I even had people come to my place with an acquaintance of mine, Fix. I stepped outside to chat with them, they offered me to play a match that day and I would receive $1,000. I immediately said no, and when we said our goodbyes, one of the guys didn't shake my hand - he was probably disappointed that I declined.

In the end, we lost that match 0-2, but the initial request was for us to lose just one map. It was a strange occurrence. We later hopped on Teamspeak with the team and I said that I wouldn't play with them if this ever happened again.

Did your parents support your gaming hobby?

Initially, it was so-so. When I was studying they wouldn't give me the monitor cable or mouse until I had finished my homework. Later, when I played at tournaments and started making some money and gave it to my mum and dad, seeing as I didn't need it myself, they were more accepting of my hobby. Nowadays they even watch our matches with my grandparents and cheer us on together.

Did you finish university?

I studied to become a Chinese translator for six months, but I wasn't able to take time off studies, and then my transfer to Liquid came around. If I ever need higher education, then I'll go study, but currently, there's no time for it.

Who did you want to become as a child?

A footballer. I played football for a long time, then I had to make a choice between playing football and being an admin on live-cs.ru, and you know what I chose in the end.

What is your favourite cuisine?

Asian, specifically connected with sushi, which is why I opened Ninja Sushi with my brother. I also like Ukrainian, Mexican and Italian food, I like everything. When it comes to meat, the look of it is very important, and even if I know that the meat is fresh, but I don't like the way it looks, I won't eat it. I absolutely love any kind of fish, especially salmon.

Tell us about Ninja Sushi.

It was my brother's idea, I just liked the fact that it was sushi. In total there are four co-owners, two of whom had previously created Panda Sushi, and my brother and I. I just receive my cut and follow the developments.

What kind of music do you listen to?

I currently listen to American rap/hip-hop.

Have you ever worked outside of esports?

The most I have done was handing out fliers. I would receive 10 hryvnias per hour, and it was important, specifically, to stand around a lot, as opposed to handing them out. At the time, 10 hryvnias was about one or two hours at the internet cafe.

Do you have a dream unrelated to esports?

I haven't really thought about it. Currently, all my thoughts are centered on esports.

What was your largest expense?

I bought a fully-furnished house for my parents.

Do you have any fears?

I don't really have any fears. I don't want to do things that turn out to be a waste of time. I've started my journey and I wouldn't like for something to get in the way of it. This applies both to the game and my life as a whole. I don't want to regret things 10-20 years down the line. I'd also add that I fear the loss of close ones.

You've visited a long list of countries, which one really left a mark on you?

I think it's Portugal. Lisbon was very beautiful, the nature was cool, the weather was great, the people were nice, the ocean, the mountains - everything you need for a happy life. At the time I hired a car to drive around Portugal, it was amazing. I wouldn't say it's my favourite country, but it pleasantly surprised me.

Do you own a car?

Yes, I have a 2018 Porsche Panamera GTS with a 5,000km mileage. I bought it but never spoke about it or shared photos of it on social media. Usually, when a player shares a photo of a car, people start saying that he has lost motivation, doesn't want to practice anymore or solely thinks about how to splash the money. I don't want people to think this of me. I just had an old Audi and wanted to replace it with something newer.

Part two of the interview will be released on Monday, January 27, featuring questions more specific to Counter-Strike, including his time with Liquid, the removals of Ioann "⁠Edward⁠" Sukhariev and Danylo "⁠Zeus⁠" Teslenko, his dream roster and his best and worst teammates.

Ukraine Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1442
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Danylo 'Zeus' Teslenko
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
1400
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
697
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.13
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1223
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Nice player but zywoo so much better
2020-01-26 14:07
yes
2020-01-26 14:07
#266
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Canada LARRATT
his CSGO aim is for his team to be #1
2020-01-26 15:44
He lost motivation. Tryin to waste his money and retire. *i hAD oLD cAR sO i bOugHt 2018 PaNAmeRa* - z1mple
2020-01-26 17:35
Well he is honest, most players would lie about this and other thing he was asked
2020-01-26 19:08
So buying a car you can't afford equals lost motivation?
2020-01-26 23:25
Rekt
2020-01-27 03:24
#645
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Netherlands xGrayZ
oooooooooooofffff
2020-01-27 14:49
Re-read the interview , basic braindamaged ukrainian
2020-01-31 23:20
sit down chav nobody cares
2020-01-31 23:56
sure , butthurt ape
2020-02-01 02:02
I'm more offended by your autistic commas
2020-02-01 03:00
Sure , butthurt ape.
2020-02-03 02:18
#656
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Europe chespiZ
simple earn easy +15k $per month sponsors etc
2020-01-27 16:02
#3
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North America ProudNAfan
Would’ve been better if he stayed on liquid
2020-01-26 14:08
#41
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Denmark Notallama
based on what?
2020-01-26 14:14
#475
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Sweden crittaN
based on his flag, flair and name
2020-01-26 23:13
lol +1
2020-01-27 14:02
ofc, liquid are bigger bots than navi, so more kills for s1mple!
2020-01-26 14:44
#281
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Ukraine Chipaet
your logic: 1. Astralis - players 2. Mouse - bad players 3. Liquid - bigger bots than Navi 4. Fnatic - bots 5. EG - big bots 6. Vitality - ZywOo and bots 7. 100thieves - big bots 8. Navi - bots, but better than liquid
2020-01-26 15:51
+1 I agree
2020-01-26 21:30
You are retarded, but that's no surprise for another Danish sheep who follows Astralis brainlessly
2020-01-27 12:36
#635
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Germany Astralex
Just because your sad that Liquids era didnt last very long?
2020-01-27 13:52
fakeflagger spotted
2020-01-27 14:03
The brain virus has spread to Germany...
2020-01-27 22:03
#689
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Germany Astralex
says the american...
2020-01-28 08:18
#295
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Sweden ShageN
+1 Na`Vi is the best option for S1mple
2020-01-26 15:58
i strongly doubt that, since guardian can't find his form, he needs all star team otherwise hell never be satisfied
2020-01-27 10:44
Guardian isn't in the active roster anymore
2020-01-27 13:46
I see, im kinda delayed
2020-01-27 14:10
Navi is much better home for him than Liquid.
2020-01-26 16:04
+1
2020-01-27 13:22
Zywoo is very overrated. Change my mind
2020-01-26 14:08
change change ur mind when you are right. zywh0 not only overrated but trash as well
2020-01-26 14:12
+1 OVERRATED LIKE VIRTUS.PRO AFTER MAJOR(AVANGAR)
2020-01-26 14:38
#29
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Finland N1ggers
>rookie year >top 1 of hltv Some people are either ignorant, stupid or trolling
2020-01-26 14:13
he's baiting all the time. Most of his teammates had positve kd before zywoo joined
2020-01-26 14:19
#64
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Finland N1ggers
Zywoo is the play maker Also most enemies flashed in vitality lmao
2020-01-26 14:21
now he is silent cause he knows ur right
2020-01-26 17:54
+1 Zywoo is literally the complete package. Vitality are a big brain org for seeing the potential in him before any other org did
2020-01-26 20:06
G2 actually offeret him a contract, but he declined it, because he wanted to stay in school
2020-01-26 22:46
I didn't know that, ty
2020-01-26 23:38
It was Envy, G2 never offered him any contracts
2020-01-27 04:19
+1
2020-01-27 10:01
lol didnt some people on g2 think he was a cheater?
2020-01-27 12:56
Its funny how people argue this when they trashtalk zywoo But the same people say that simple only bait, still he got top2 opening kills Like.. FLAWLESS logic from both sides rofl
2020-01-27 09:22
+1 zywoo is a baiter
2020-01-26 18:07
+1 zywh0 baiter
2020-01-27 13:22
2020-01-26 20:26
You are such a shithead noob
2020-01-27 07:37
Well it wasnt exactly a fully rookie year, but it is insane what he has accomplished, His first year in the t1 scene and he already accomplished so much.
2020-01-26 20:33
#38
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Macau Livestock
zYwoO noob
2020-01-26 14:14
0/8 maybe zywh0 better than botseN but not even close to s1mple.
2020-01-26 14:12
s2mple*
2020-01-27 09:13
s0mple
2020-01-27 10:02
+1
2020-01-26 14:13
This was written by BIG fan : D
2020-01-26 14:13
#42
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Finland N1ggers
+1 easily
2020-01-26 14:14
lol nt delusional
2020-01-26 14:24
+1
2020-01-26 14:37
ye retard but thats not the point of this interview is it/
2020-01-26 14:43
#160
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Slovakia EvErisT
nt
2020-01-26 14:48
Zywoo is 0 compared to S1mple to be honest.
2020-01-26 15:13
#258
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
lol nt s1mple >>>>>>>>>>>>>> zyLUL
2020-01-26 15:39
+1
2020-01-27 13:23
0/8 s1mple is the best ever
2020-01-26 15:46
+1
2020-01-27 13:23
s1mple >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> zylul
2020-01-26 15:55
+1
2020-01-27 13:23
#298
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Brazil cadik
+500
2020-01-26 16:00
bad bait
2020-01-26 16:14
+1
2020-01-26 17:19
True
2020-01-26 17:24
Your alias is correct.
2020-01-26 18:29
zywoo has no personality wtf how can people like him
2020-01-26 18:36
All I see from his personality is that he's better than s2mple, that's one of the reasons you'd be better off with his than s2mple's. Really interesting to see that people who are really humble in the pro scene are some of the best players in the world, especially in a heavely toxic, cocky community that cs is. It's always about who boats best about his dick's size apparently. Meanwhile, Astralis are cheerful, can benter but are still humble; seeing the top 20 list I could see most of them being cool to hang out with.
2020-01-30 01:09
easy to be a likeable person when the only time people hear of you is thru an interview that has nothing to do with your personality
2020-02-02 21:46
Wrong, if you could speak french you'd hear him a lot more often, you aren't thus you think he never talks + every teammate he's had said the same things about him, ever since he started going on lan and started with his brother 10 years ago. NBK, apEX, XTQZZZ all talked about his personality, you're just unaware like most people on hltv.
2020-02-03 10:42
Yes ZywOo this new player legend cs!
2020-01-26 20:10
#502
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Nepal sasukeee
in 2019, zywoo had a slight edge over simple. let's see what will happen in 2020
2020-01-27 06:28
Not worth #2, stole it from device. Personally I would say #5 for s1mple 2019.
2020-01-27 10:48
Simple man of honor buys house for parents nice
2020-01-27 12:00
Go S1mple, best player
2020-01-27 15:03
nt
2020-01-26 14:07
#5
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Europe LoookATme
GOAT
2020-01-26 14:07
+1
2020-01-26 14:11
+1
2020-01-26 14:36
lul
2020-01-26 14:37
#6
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Israel FRIsaac
THE REST IS IRRELEVANT, like who cares about winning things
2020-01-26 14:07
idiot NaVi will win both majors.
2020-01-26 14:11
#76
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Israel FRIsaac
I think you missed the point retard
2020-01-26 14:24
no u
2020-01-26 14:29
Idiot you tried to imply s1mple only wants to be part of #1 team.
2020-01-26 14:29
fan of mibr talking omegalul
2020-01-26 17:39
S0mple Win major Pick one
2020-01-26 15:39
#297
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Latvia tibr0
Lol atleast one normal They will win mjaor trust me Perfecto the best players
2020-01-26 15:59
#456
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Czech Republic xANUx
Kick Guardian and they have a chance.
2020-01-26 20:30
Well he said he want his team to be #1. And you get to #1 by winning tournaments
2020-01-26 14:24
#88
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Israel FRIsaac
so what does he mean in "THE REST IS IRRELEVANT", wtf
2020-01-26 14:26
That means he doesn't care about his individual placing
2020-01-26 14:50
Means that he puts his team above his individual perfomance. Whats not to get?
2020-01-26 15:51
+1
2020-01-26 16:43
Are you dumb?
2020-01-26 16:23
#505
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Mongolia OMgL
he definitely is
2020-01-27 07:38
#501
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New Zealand Eauor
mate thats exactly what he means lmfao how else can you be #1 without winning?? small brain
2020-01-27 06:07
Any team with him will never be #1
2020-01-26 14:08
nt never will be top 953959359395 team scene
2020-01-26 14:10
+1
2020-01-26 14:37
^This
2020-01-26 14:38
Haters always gonna hate. This guy is an absolute GOD and GOAT, just check his plays.
2020-01-26 15:47
#373
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Europe Vallon3
Yet somehow doesn't win shit, despite having another major talent by his side. Wonder when people are gonna finally realize ''God'' or ''Goat'' player means very little in a team game.
2020-01-26 17:10
Amazing spray transfer on NRG players. Bomb still defused. XAXAXAXA
2020-01-27 12:39
+1
2020-01-26 16:24
Sure it is, that's why he cried on stream for not being #1 in HLTV top 20 OMEGALUL
2020-01-26 14:08
cried? gtfo
2020-01-26 14:13
nt sam0IQ
2020-01-26 14:15
Cried? My man you really need to be objective,but I mean you have a forest flair I guess you keep talking about past achievements
2020-01-26 17:15
+1
2020-01-27 19:38
0/8
2020-01-26 14:30
#285
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Poland Kubiik
0/8
2020-01-26 15:53
+1
2020-01-26 16:24
sauce? can u link clips pl0x, ty ty
2020-01-26 20:34
Trust him bro
2020-01-27 00:54
#606
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Vietnam ponmemes
sauce: trust me bro
2020-01-27 12:02
nt s0mple
2020-01-26 14:08
how fucking dare you
2020-01-26 14:10
#90
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France Vipair
Nt s-1mple
2020-01-26 14:26
S 0MEGALUL MPLE
2020-01-26 14:39
Nt sample
2020-01-26 16:24
Yes s1mple we will be #1 this year without a doubt.
2020-01-26 14:09
+1
2020-01-26 14:36
#13
Zeus | 
Ukraine Najara
AHAHAHHAHAHA top20 is your maximum
2020-01-26 14:10
nt mad zeus fan traitor
2020-01-26 14:13
+1
2020-01-26 14:40
my aim is my team FTFY
2020-01-26 14:10
lul
2020-01-26 14:10
zywoo is racist
2020-01-26 14:11
racist is zywoo? no
2020-01-26 20:35
yes he is racist
2020-01-26 21:30
I have proof
2020-01-27 02:35
You prove it or I'll kill you
2020-01-27 16:02
Not if I kill you first
2020-01-27 17:25
Flag checks out
2020-01-27 17:27
he called my dog n word
2020-01-27 20:56
#18
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Russia ArtyoMM
"I have a 2018 Porsche Panamera GTS with a 5,000km mileage" damn
2020-01-26 14:11
he is damn rich
2020-01-26 14:25
goat
2020-01-26 15:31
People only mention that, they dont mention that he bought a FULLY-FURNISHED HOUSE FOR HIS PARENTS. He is rich as shit, let the man splurge.
2020-01-26 20:35
So toxic, s0mple
2020-01-26 14:11
0/8
2020-01-27 13:24
GOAT
2020-01-26 14:11
+1
2020-01-26 14:14
0/8
2020-01-26 14:45
"I currently listen to American rap/hip-hop." RODDY RICCH BABY
2020-01-26 14:11
#199
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Slovakia Krafko
EEH UUR
2020-01-26 15:00
EEH UUR
2020-01-26 17:28
-flamie +Lobanjica BLESSRNG
2020-01-26 14:13
do you stupid? -s1mple +loba
2020-01-26 14:45
-loba +s1mple na'vi back to top 20, as with Loba they're top 50.
2020-01-26 20:36
#34
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Finland N1ggers
Sam2k malding in the comments lmao Watch him reply here as well
2020-01-26 14:13
are you hurt flukence?
2020-01-26 14:25
#110
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Finland N1ggers
??? Reply needs to have actual content
2020-01-26 14:33
nt firepower
2020-01-26 14:41
#220
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Finland N1ggers
Nt I'm not sunny wtf??
2020-01-26 15:16
you won't be either gold nova
2020-01-26 15:38
#263
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Finland N1ggers
nt zeus, have fun in retirement home
2020-01-26 15:42
ya he is having fun with a major trophy and lots of chicks of fuck with, what are you doing kid? fapping in your blanket all day?
2020-01-26 15:54
Lol zeus with chickens. Farm boy enjoy retirement
2020-01-26 16:30
cry cry
2020-01-26 18:35
#429
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Finland N1ggers
:DDDD ahah so tilted, russians are so easy to trigger.
2020-01-26 18:49
nt firepower, are you having fun losing every tournament?
2020-01-27 12:41
#632
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Finland N1ggers
Yeah?
2020-01-27 13:41
nt have fun
2020-01-26 14:31
Will never win major XDD
2020-01-26 14:13
NaVi will win 2 majors and 1 intel grand slam this year nt
2020-01-26 14:15
AHAHAHAHAHA s0mple 2 major finals 0 major wins NaVi 3 major finals 0 major wins device 4 major finals 4 major wins Astralis 4 major finals 4 major wins toxic s0mple and NaVi are major chokers. Device is and will go down as GOAT with 5+ majors (Rio is guranteed). s0mple will never win major. Cry. Is. Free.
2020-01-26 14:20
XAXAXAXAXAXAXA s1mple 2 2nd place finish at majors dev3ce 0 2nd place finish at majors NaVi 3 2nd place finish at majors Astralis 0 2nd place finish at majors. goat s1mple top #1 player. ecovic3 top #5 player at best. XAXAXAXAXA dev3ce will never be #1. s1mple is and will always be the GOAT with 10+ major wins.(including Rio). dev3ce will never become #1. Cry. Is. Free.
2020-01-26 14:26
s1mple: My aim is for my team to be number one sam2k: NaVi 3 2nd place finish at majors Astralis 0 lmao
2020-01-27 04:25
idiot rankings and placements at events are different things.
2020-01-27 11:34
Good luck being number 1 team without winning tournaments
2020-01-28 07:00
NaVi will be #1 team and will win 2 majors and atleast 1 intel grand slam in 2020 nt
2020-01-28 11:35
#115
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Finland N1ggers
Imagine answering to bot2k S0mple will never ever win a major, let alone 4 like goat device
2020-01-26 14:34
I know he's baiting but feeding sam2k is my favorite hobby
2020-01-26 14:35
im not baiting, you are just mad that ur name wont be relevant anymore when NaVi and s1mple ends with 2 major wins this year.
2020-01-27 11:36
nt meme scene NaVi and s1mple will win 2 majors this year
2020-01-27 11:35
#540
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Finland N1ggers
4>2
2020-01-27 11:36
s1mple said he will play till 30 atleast (hopefully not i wish he plays more) s1mple is 22 now, he said he will play till he turns 30 (hopefully not i wish he plays more) so 8 more years atleast, 2 (max majors per year) x 8 (years s1mple will play atleast) = 16 so NaVi and goat s1mple 16 majors dev3ce 4 majors and 0 top 1 LUL
2020-01-27 11:40
#543
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Finland N1ggers
Device will win all following majors (because goat) Easy 20 majors for him atleast, he is so good he will play until his 40s
2020-01-27 11:40
stopped reading at because goat 0/8
2020-01-27 11:44
#545
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Finland N1ggers
Reported for baiting cya
2020-01-27 11:44
reported for laughing and harassing bettors.
2020-01-27 11:45
#547
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Finland N1ggers
Jonathan E approves that
2020-01-27 11:45
cya
2020-01-27 11:46
#550
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Finland N1ggers
cya
2020-01-27 11:46
+1
2020-01-26 16:32
+1
2020-01-26 16:31
Work on your decision making and stop baiting then
2020-01-26 14:14
nt no scene
2020-01-26 14:15
nt brainlet
2020-01-26 14:16
+1
2020-01-26 16:33
I have a feeling u dont even watch the games mate.
2020-01-26 20:37
He has become very mature good to see that
2020-01-26 14:14
That's why he took an awp role again to bait his team and boost his stats cuz top 2 is not good enough for him.
2020-01-26 14:14
nt smooya u dont get to talk about cs
2020-01-26 14:15
Name checks out... Words from autistic users don't touch me
2020-01-26 14:20
u can't touch urself, don't worry
2020-01-26 14:33
NT sam2k
2020-01-26 14:33
stfu both of you and here have some fish and chips
2020-01-26 15:13
+1
2020-01-26 16:33
but his stats were actually amazing in 2019. He even has best stats on both Majors in 2019. And how u can call s1mple a "baiter"? He is the most aggressive player in cs go. He even rushing through smoke with awp) That is not his fault that his teammates are always dying and he need to clutch every round with electronic or even alone.
2020-01-31 11:26
Liquid Simple
2020-01-26 14:15
"How did you get banned for cheating? I had my friend over and for fun, I showed him how to play with cheats. I didn't really even get to play with them and, at the time, didn't think I'd become a professional player." HAHAHAHAHA, typical "my friend" story
2020-01-26 14:16
+1 standard simple cheating. Getting banned yet again
2020-01-26 16:35
#53
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Australia opzy
Good interview, s1mple is surprisingly down to earth
2020-01-26 14:17
good read, thanks for the interview!
2020-01-26 14:20
Porsche, nice :)
2020-01-26 14:21
While you drive a 30 year old car lol
2020-01-26 16:36
#67
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Russia grEminence
GOAT, gj OverDrive!
2020-01-26 14:22
he tilted guardian for sure xd
2020-01-26 14:22
+1 standard toxic behaviour som somple
2020-01-26 16:37
Excusos
2020-01-26 14:23
lul
2020-01-26 14:23
Last part of interview is weird flex but ok
2020-01-26 14:24
+1 lmfaoo
2020-01-26 16:04
navi is a joke
2020-01-26 14:24
same as ur life
2020-01-26 14:35
name, flair, and flag checks out. get a life s1mple fanboy navi is a fucking joke without s1mple and navi will never become a consistent number 1 team. get a life fucking fanboy.
2020-01-26 14:44
My life is not a joke so I'm good
2020-01-26 14:46
+1
2020-01-26 16:38
S1mple already Legend status. Top #1 next 5 years byeeee BOTwoo
2020-01-26 14:25
+2
2020-01-26 14:39
+1 for excuses
2020-01-26 14:25
#89
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Russia ToughGuy
so many haters of player cuz of jealous or some problems in their head
2020-01-26 14:26
Nice bait s0mppel. Everyone knows that he thinks about only himself and that he is not #1.
2020-01-26 14:26
#93
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Russia Venjerfull
"I'm a professional player" - Lmao "maybe I'd become a coach" - yeah, ragekid will teach someone " my aim is for my team to be number one" - and bully my teammates in the process CoolStroyBob
2020-01-26 14:26
"I'm a professional player" - Very humble, he is the GOAT "maybe I'd become a coach" - even though you hate s1mple but still u know s1mple would make a great coach 'my aim is for my team to be number one' - NaVi will be #1 this year.
2020-01-26 14:52
+1 he got no brain. Thinking they could ever become #1. What a joke. He is too toxic
2020-01-26 16:39
You dont know shiz of whats going on inside the team, why do you act like you know anything at all lol
2020-01-27 09:25
And what seemed wrong to you on this list?
2020-01-27 12:42
#94
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Russia ToughGuy
btw nice ad of Ninja Sushi OMEGALUL
2020-01-26 14:27
I will definitely visit it
2020-01-26 14:50
S1mple GOD
2020-01-26 14:27
+1
2020-01-26 14:50
S1mple GOD
2020-01-26 14:27
+1
2020-01-26 14:50
you're only a statpadder... putting impressive stats with 0 impact on your teams performance... 1st they said you couldnt win coz you didnt have good players, now you have good players but still cant win...
2020-01-26 14:28
you dont one of the best players in the most competitive years of CS being a stat padder lmfao.
2020-01-26 14:34
3 average or worse = good players. NA brains LuL
2020-01-26 14:34
+1
2020-01-26 14:50
nt trump
2020-01-26 14:50
+1
2020-01-26 16:40
One of the most nonsense and retarded comment of a 14 year old , laughed one more time, like always on HLTV ! Circus of kids :)))
2020-01-26 19:29
daaaaamn my boy called out Fix on fixing a match lmao
2020-01-26 14:30
s1mple is the GOAT of CS. He will never do anything like that. Can't say that about zywh0 though.
2020-01-26 14:49
lol why would Zywoo throw. hes making a six figure salary easily.
2020-01-26 15:44
YEAH MAN SURE
2020-01-26 14:31
Super cool interview :)
2020-01-26 14:33
+1
2020-01-26 14:48
+1
2020-01-26 15:32
#107
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Finland pokka
I liked reading this +1
2020-01-26 14:33
I loved it <3
2020-01-26 14:48
good interview
2020-01-26 14:33
+1
2020-01-26 14:48
He has an easy life right now. But also he never complains about the pressure or other stuff. I see many soccer player that cries even that is the reason why they earn so much money.
2020-01-26 14:33
+1 s1mple very humble and nice person.
2020-01-26 14:48
He just cries at his teammates instead lol
2020-01-26 16:42
FINNISH NEWS-ENSE REACHED THE FINAL OF THE POLISH MAJOR UKRAINE TSN-by the way IS SUCH A PLAYER AS YOUR SIMPL AND HE WIN THE INTERNATIONAL
2020-01-26 14:33
also s1mple: boombitch go first pls
2020-01-26 14:34
dumb??? what else should an entry fragger do?
2020-01-26 14:37
his opinion is irrelevant. ignore him
2020-01-26 14:47
What age would you play to? I'd definitely play until I hit 30. After that, I would have to go off my performance; maybe I'd become a coach, maybe something else. COACH AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHSHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2020-01-26 14:35
He will teach how to make exit frags and how to be toxic. Also he will teach how to become number2 best player after playing against t2 teams and losing every event they invited
2020-01-26 14:40
+1 so true :D
2020-01-26 16:43
cus winning events is not teambased or anything also was #1 opening kills majority of 2019, fell off to 2nd spot in the end :^)
2020-01-27 09:27
lol idiot s1mple would make a great coach.
2020-01-26 14:47
Ooooo s0mple fans here Your opinion does not count
2020-01-26 15:31
You're damn retarded.
2020-01-26 16:23
Oh thank you very much for speaking out, your opinion is very important to me. Your reasoned answer struck me, have a nice day
2020-01-26 17:46
I mean u can hate all u want. It's not affecting him at all. He is still rich af, he's still top2 2019 and he's still popular. U know, haters have no impact on players' lives.
2020-01-27 19:46
What are you talking about? He may be a good player, but how can this toxic teach others something? Usually IGL becomes a coach, after the end of his career, to teach the team tactics, etc.
2020-01-27 20:19
But he is not toxic??? Did u play with him?? Or u just trying to be ignorant??
2020-01-28 02:28
OverDrive = bestered interviews!
2020-01-26 14:35
"My aim is for me to be number one, rest is irrelevant."
2020-01-26 14:35
#144
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Spain elskio
+1
2020-01-26 14:43
typical ukraine only aim no brain
2020-01-26 14:47
+ruski are same
2020-01-26 15:36
+0.5 we have one major s1mple?
2020-01-26 16:02
you are country with most players - least good players in the world ratio
2020-01-27 02:03
russia 1 major germany?
2020-01-27 12:47
what
2020-01-26 14:36
S1mple <3
2020-01-26 14:39
+1
2020-01-26 15:04
fun interview))
2020-01-26 14:41
#142
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Russia Jet1k
s1mple yes portugal
2020-01-26 14:41
yeah well start showing leadership instead of MM toxic crap and maybe you can get there, you're overhyped, very experienced, if you cant figure out how to get your team there yourself you dont deserve it
2020-01-26 14:42
was about Zywho and Ecovice? Zero leadership, no idea how to bring a team there where they stand. S1mple is no IGL and he never said he is. All he can offer is his skill to a good IGL. At least with Zeus in 2018 it worked very well.
2020-01-26 14:45
You dont have to be an IGL to show leadership and lead by example.
2020-01-26 14:48
maybe, but doesn't change the fact that others who fight for nr1 didnt show it as well. So to flame and blame s1mple is retarded
2020-01-26 14:49
This isn't Quake, its a team game. Individual rating and reputation doesn't mean shit because when you look at the list of major / event winners... that is all that matters.
2020-01-26 14:54
Again u miss ur own topic. Idiot bye
2020-01-26 14:51
I'm on topic, you're just dense.
2020-01-26 14:52
???? You're as off topic as it can get lol
2020-01-27 09:28
Read what I said and read the headline of the article... im actually saying the same thing as s1mple
2020-01-27 18:57
i ment it to the guy above, soz
2020-01-27 21:35
#152
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Brazil vitoBR
Navi is much further away from being the best team in the world than Simples is becoming number one again.
2020-01-26 14:47
NaVi #1 this year s1mple #1 2020
2020-01-26 14:55
HMU this year if navi hit #1, i'll paypal u $1 USD
2020-01-27 20:41
rip $1
2020-01-27 21:40
sadly he has no chance to be on a #1 team as long as he stays in CIS.
2020-01-26 14:50
NaVi will be #1 this year.
2020-01-26 14:53
When he left liquid they became so much better. He Will always make his teams worse with the toxic behaviour he got
2020-01-26 16:45
even if he's toxic, what you're saying is completely absurd
2020-01-26 18:04
they became alot better
2020-01-26 18:49
yea, but not because of practice, not because of different approach, different gameplan, just bcuz he left, and also, because of that EVERY team he joins plays worse, you're a genius, you know that?
2020-01-26 18:57
yeah, after simple left they became alot better. fact. without simple they could develop good strats, without all that toxicity they became alot better. there is a reason navi never win anything.
2020-01-27 00:48
not even one major. they never win
2020-01-27 17:10
ahahahahah not even one major, over last two years, the only team that did win majors except astralis was cloud9, are you stupid? Do you have ANY proof that navi plays bad because of simple, or do you admit it's just your retarded fantasies?
2020-01-28 06:31
They have NEVER won a major, not just in the past two years. Navi is playing bad all the time, they will never win a major.
2020-01-28 13:40
exaclty, they hadn't won it before he joined and they haven't after he did, so what??? Can you prove what you said about simple??
2020-01-28 14:04
Simple never won a major before joining navi either
2020-01-28 14:10
and?
2020-01-28 14:16
Golden hasn't won one as well since he joined fnatic, so it means he drags the team down?
2020-01-28 14:16
hahaha your logic is retarded. expected from russia
2020-01-28 15:47
AHAHAHAH dude, you're retarded, cannot prove your own words, fuck off
2020-01-28 16:57
laughing in caps. hahaha you are mental. 0 iq russian.
2020-01-28 18:25
0 iq swede
2020-01-29 04:54
#173
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Sweden Akoulad
Will it's not going very well is it
2020-01-26 14:50
NaVi didn't play any games this year. wtf are you mean???
2020-01-26 14:54
he means that navi sucks and s1mple not in top10 of 2020. R u that dumb to not understand such an obvious things? :D
2020-01-26 15:44
#283
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Sweden Akoulad
What about all those previous years in Navi? What has Navi exactly achieved other than winning a tournament or two?
2020-01-26 15:53
+1 wise words from a humble man.
2020-01-26 14:51
Great interview. Please post the second part now.
2020-01-26 14:52
Damn actually nice interview.
2020-01-26 14:53
+1 great read
2020-01-26 14:54
+1
2020-01-26 15:04
lol he told that same story like 2 years ago
2020-01-26 14:54
what story?
2020-01-26 14:55
"Around seven years ago I scammed people for knives" KEKW
2020-01-26 14:56
#193
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Ukraine piratz0r
from admin @ live-cs.ru to #2 in the world
2020-01-26 14:59
2020-01-27 12:01
good interview 👍
2020-01-26 14:59
+1
2020-01-27 12:01
#197
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Latvia tibr0
true best player in the world
2020-01-26 15:00
+1
2020-01-27 12:01
he choose being an admin at live-cs.ru over being a footballer :( also imagine "TOP 20 PLAYERS OF 2018: AWESOME (1)". Man that would be awesome indeed.
2020-01-26 15:02
so if navi keeps on losing we will see s1mple leaving navi to forZe :)
2020-01-26 15:03
never
2020-01-27 12:01
The best interview for long time so far.
2020-01-26 15:06
+1
2020-01-26 15:16
+1
2020-01-26 15:24
AdreN's last interview is probably the best one still. Close second
2020-01-26 19:17
Edit: wasn't his last interview, but this is the one I'm talking about: hltv.org/news/27447/adren-when-i-win-a-t..
2020-01-26 19:30
#1 player forever
2020-01-26 15:07
+1
2020-01-27 12:00
S1mple -vs- ZywOo 2020
2020-01-26 15:07
The God of the game!
2020-01-26 15:08
+1
2020-01-27 12:00
#215
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Brazil arunino
s1mple is the future of CS:GO. Amazing interview, GJ HLTV.org!
2020-01-26 15:15
thank mr hltv
2020-01-26 15:16
#217
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
biggest Legend of cybersport
2020-01-26 15:16
Really good interview!
2020-01-26 15:16
There was no player like that, there will be no player like that. His skill is just out of this World. S1mple > World
2020-01-26 15:17
True
2020-01-26 16:10
toxic team tilter, will retire with 0 majors
2020-01-27 11:53
+1
2020-01-27 12:00
the best player of decade!!!!!
2020-01-26 15:18
I would say the best player in history of CS in general.
2020-01-26 15:18
#224
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Sweden ShageN
+1
2020-01-26 15:19
+1
2020-01-26 15:20
+1
2020-01-26 15:23
+1
2020-01-26 15:31
xDDDDDDDDDDD Xddddd 0/8
2020-01-26 15:36
+1
2020-01-26 15:44
+1
2020-01-26 18:09
agree
2020-01-26 18:13
+1 guy definitely has work ethic and motivation for that.
2020-01-26 23:33
0 majors LUL
2020-01-27 11:54
+1
2020-01-27 11:59
best player in history
2020-01-27 12:00
#226
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Poland dziad5
10k per month Fuck.
2020-01-26 15:21
And it is for top15 teams. Imagine how much players from top5 teams receive xD
2020-01-26 15:23
imagine how many $$$ s1mple recieves if players from Top15 teams have 10k$ per month lol
2020-01-26 15:27
Thats just salary, add price winnings, sponsor, advertising money etc, its gotta be over 20k, so of them are close to millionairs if not already :)) thats nice
2020-01-26 19:32
i saw somewhere or heard that 2years ago NIP players(gtr,forest,xitz) were making from 15-20k in months just from the contract
2020-01-26 20:26
#227
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Spain chuggo
S1mple, 1 for being #1 player in history.
2020-01-26 15:21
+1
2020-01-27 11:59
Insanely good interview, waiting for Part2!!!
2020-01-26 15:24
Good boy, deserved for this money and more cuz he one of the best player !
2020-01-26 15:25
where is the question: Why are u still in NaVi?
2020-01-26 15:26
It was S1mple's dream from childhood to play for Na`Vi.
2020-01-26 15:28
s1mply the best player to ever touch the game.
2020-01-26 15:28
+1 we are so blessed to be witnessing it
2020-01-27 11:59
such a hardworker, he never gives up
2020-01-26 15:29
+1 BEAST
2020-01-27 11:58
555
2020-01-26 15:31
#1 s1
2020-01-26 15:33
+1
2020-01-27 11:58
Great interview to read
2020-01-26 15:33
2020: S1mple >>>>> ZywOo > the rest of the players
2020-01-26 15:34
0/8 nt traitor
2020-01-26 15:35
I'm not a traitor, but you have to admit that S1mple is a God, ZywOo is the 2nd God by the way.
2020-01-26 18:12
NT traitor
2020-01-27 08:52
+1
2020-01-26 15:38
S1mple #CSGOD
2020-01-26 15:35
+1
2020-01-27 11:57
I don't know why my overall feeling about this interview is that he sounds fake.
2020-01-26 15:35
GOAT
2020-01-26 15:35
+1
2020-01-27 11:57
#250
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Germany grimmtz
Top1!
2020-01-26 15:36
+1
2020-01-27 11:57
#253
jR | 
Ukraine zergggg
goat
2020-01-26 15:36
+1
2020-01-27 11:57
#255
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Denmark zorglubx
I am a little sad how stupid so many comments are, get a life! Very nice interview, nice insight into how it is to be S1imple.
2020-01-26 15:38
+1
2020-01-26 15:52
+1
2020-01-27 11:56
GOAT!!!
2020-01-26 15:38
+1
2020-01-27 11:56
CSGOD Himself. Great read. Thank mr HLTV <3
2020-01-26 15:39
+1 Thank you HLTV <3
2020-01-27 11:56
Great interview. Such a straight forward honest guy.
2020-01-26 15:40
+1
2020-01-26 15:40
#264
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Germany grimmtz
+1
2020-01-26 15:44
#272
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Sweden ShageN
+1
2020-01-26 15:46
Yeah even had balls to mention his knife scamming.
2020-01-26 23:37
+1
2020-01-27 11:56
#269
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Turkey ColdZer00
classic Russian thought. you will lose forever if you continues with this brain.
2020-01-26 15:44
#271
sh1ro | 
Philippines euzu
it looks like s1mple matured a lot but I'm still not convinced.
2020-01-26 15:46
#NewS1mple
2020-01-26 15:56
#294
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Brazil cadik
matured in lying only lie from his interviews past few years
2020-01-26 15:58
nt gabriel “twofaced” toledo
2020-01-27 02:14
#275
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South Africa @FyreCS
What a god, bought a house for parents, and bought himself nice car without loss of motivation True #1 btw
2020-01-26 15:48
#277
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Spain chuggo
He is God indeed, but he should learn how to Save and Invest money if he doesn't wanna end up as poor default guy. He shouldn't think that he will receive such amount of money forever.
2020-01-26 15:51
It literally says in the article that he's invested in a Sushi business which will no doubt grow and make him money. And how the fuck would you know how much savings he already has? A house and a Porsche are just a tiny part of the money he'll have earned in the last few years.
2020-01-26 16:37
even without his sushi business, he has many fallbacks 1. he is the most popular cs streamer by a country mile rn, he gets 2-3x the viewers of stewie and FalleN lmao (gayules doesnt count btw). he has also openly stated he hasn’t withdrew a penny from twitch yet, so just imagine how much he has stored up there 2. he is a big name, no doubt he will get sponsors even outside a team 3. in ukraine, s1mple is literally a billionaire with how much money he makes
2020-01-27 02:13
Shame navi will never make it with these schrubs at simples side
2020-01-26 15:51
You can never know
2020-01-27 10:14
Really shines a light on how pathetic hltv users are. "S1mple did this! S1mple said that! So toxic! Zero major!"
2020-01-26 15:51
#315
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Brazil arunino
+1 haters gonna hate no matter how Godlike s1mple is
2020-01-26 16:10
great interview, maybe you can take it as inspiration also for other interviews.
2020-01-26 15:53
Great interview. Some people can hate on s1mple all they want, but you can see it and read it, he's always motivated to be the best and his team doing the best it can. Hopefully with the recent changes and him being back on the AWP like before, Na'Vi can return as a contender for titles.
2020-01-26 15:55
+1
2020-01-27 09:21
$10,000 per month, and while Americans receive the most, they give away practically half of it in taxes 5000$/m after tax?
2020-01-26 15:57
For top15 teams yes. Players from Top10 teams usually earn 20 000$ per month or more.
2020-01-26 16:01
I would say top 18-20 get more 10k
2020-01-26 16:03
#292
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Brazil cadik
liar only cares about his stats and 0 care about team
2020-01-26 15:57
#296
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World Beard43
Some good insights there, bring on part 2.
2020-01-26 15:59
+1 waiting for it!
2020-01-26 16:05
GOAT
2020-01-26 16:04
+1
2020-01-27 11:55
Casters are gold novas. Zeus dosia etc should commenting a csgo matches
2020-01-26 16:05
EZ FOR ZYWOO
2020-01-26 16:08
ZYWOo is a BOT S1mple is A GOD and GOAT
2020-01-26 16:08
Imagine thinking this French frog noob is better than GOATs1mple.
2020-01-26 16:09
s1mple get his top 1 after 5 years playing on PRO level zywoo need 1 year to get fast top 1 hahaha
2020-01-26 16:10
great interview csgod
2020-01-26 16:08
Yep, inspiring.
2020-01-26 17:50
S1mple stfu im a dj that makes 32k in a month
2020-01-26 16:10
S1mple earns 10x more than s tupid 32k dj so calm down boi
2020-01-26 16:13
Good read, thanks.
2020-01-26 16:11
-What was your largest expense? -I bought a fully-furnished house for my parents. O_O
2020-01-26 16:20
what a lad
2020-01-26 16:21
what a champ
2020-01-27 11:54
nice
2020-01-26 16:23
Good read.
2020-01-26 16:26
+1
2020-01-27 11:55
Nice read, and actually interesting questions! And very honest from mr. s1mple :)
2020-01-26 16:29
s1mple very honest and humble :)
2020-01-27 11:54
goat sasha
2020-01-26 16:30
+1
2020-01-27 11:54
Good guy Sasha. Wish him major win and top 1 2020 after taking back awp
2020-01-26 16:30
you can dream about major win when simple is in the team
2020-01-26 18:19
Look at your name pls
2020-01-26 18:57
whats wrong with carrygun? at least he plays for his team
2020-01-27 04:13
At least no major. 29 y o. So stfu and keep making SKuses for karribot
2020-01-27 08:05
stfu urself
2020-01-27 14:01
<3
2020-01-27 11:54
youtube.com/watch?v=2v56CW4mS4I without a private hack you will be eating by typical lvl 10 on faceit you fucking noob
2020-01-26 16:30
reported
2020-01-26 16:33
0/8
2020-01-26 16:33
china talking about matchfix loooool reported btw, cya in 10
2020-01-27 02:10
“Around seven years ago I scammed people for knives, and Liquid compiled letters from these people, printed them out on A4 sheets of paper and I had to reimburse every single one of them what I owed.” KEKW
2020-01-26 16:38
Standard ruski
2020-01-26 16:49
#356
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Russia LeGoBoys
S0mple: i will be #1 Mouz. Liquid. Astralis. Fnatic: lol
2020-01-26 16:40
lmao you're so salty
2020-01-26 16:41
#367
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Russia LeGoBoys
Reality check boy
2020-01-26 16:46
#432
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North America AlanSmith
it's a Reality sorry for your :)
2020-01-26 19:03
simple = naci
2020-01-26 16:40
It is really good interview! Like
2020-01-26 16:44
+1
2020-01-27 11:54
He cheated, he scammed people for knives, he fucked his sponsors, he got banned, he got banned again, he got banned from twitch for hatespeech.. he is a real good guy simple. Not toxic at all making his teammates worse. The team he plays on will never win a major
2020-01-26 16:48
haha +1000
2020-01-26 18:26
you cannot read? he gave back all these knives. cheats were in 1.6 public server with ESL anti-cheat turned ON, hatespeech lmao he was just a kid you are typical hater who will say shit about s1mple no matter what
2020-01-27 10:11
all of it is true. "he gave back the knives" haha only cause they made him.
2020-01-27 17:12
how can they "made him"? you dumb
2020-01-27 20:43
read the article maybe idiot. it says liquid made him. dumb dumb idiot
2020-01-27 21:31
twitch banns are stupid. See naked womans even porns but say sth= ban. Twitch is a joke since Amazon is in charge.
2020-01-27 12:08
#370
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Sweden changrai
S1 wanted to becpme chinese translator lolll
2020-01-26 16:59
He wanted to be a part of mafia xd
2020-01-26 17:33
0 major forever
2020-01-26 17:05
nt 0 relevant opinion forever
2020-01-27 11:53
#372
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Norway billson
#1 on HLTV or ESL rankings lol.
2020-01-26 17:06
both
2020-01-26 17:19
why dont u go international then? mr s1mple
2020-01-26 17:15
bcuz playing for navi was his dream since he was a kid.
2020-01-27 10:13
one of best interviews i'v read
2020-01-26 17:20
+1 very honest and informative HLTV.org, OverDrive and S1mple did great job
2020-01-26 17:23
S1mple to tyloo
2020-01-26 17:33
maybe in ur wet dreams
2020-01-27 11:53
#388
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Thailand hahahoha
good read
2020-01-26 17:34
Lol imagine s1mple as a coach. "wtf guys stop suck bitch"
2020-01-26 17:34
good s1mple and cs.money nt
2020-01-26 17:36
i bet s1mple will replace stew in 2020
2020-01-26 17:43
Well it is more than just possible: 1. He is GOAT. 2. "I currently listen to American rap/hip-hop." (c) S1mple xD
2020-01-26 17:46
This change might finally make Liquid and s1mple win a major, but it's quite unlikely that Navi will let him go.
2020-01-26 17:51
I hope s1mple will understand that in navi he have 0 chance to win a major and finally he will join to top team, liquid good choice
2020-01-26 17:58
HAH poor americans and their taxes!
2020-01-26 17:48
xDDD
2020-01-26 18:00
#674
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Germany grimmtz
xD
2020-01-27 20:55
aim??? Go practice aim man..... stop it just stop it.
2020-01-26 18:00
one of best interviews I've read
2020-01-26 18:03
+1
2020-01-27 11:52
bad music taste tho
2020-01-26 18:05
portugal <3 the best country
2020-01-26 18:06
S1mple <3 Portugal Portugal <3 S1mple ez twitter.com/luismmira/status/12214203636..
2020-01-26 18:10
+111
2020-01-26 18:30
The most interesting inteview I've read on this site. Seems like hltv staff need more of this kind of interviews and not the boring ones like they had
2020-01-26 18:11
+1
2020-01-26 18:11
Highly recommend AdreN's interview about Gambit: hltv.org/news/27447/adren-when-i-win-a-t..
2020-01-26 19:29
+1
2020-01-27 09:24
He says he doesn't want to waste time, yet that's exactly what he's been doing for the last year and he keeps doing it now. NaVi will never again be #1. It's a dead team that will drop out of top30 the moment s1mple leaves.
2020-01-26 18:13
haters gonna hate
2020-01-26 19:33
Porsche panerama gts He has good taste indeed
2020-01-26 18:15
retarded bot
2020-01-26 18:26
yes you're a retarded bot and also pathetic hater :>
2020-01-26 18:29
reported
2020-01-27 11:52
report your mumlele
2020-01-27 19:31
“ I don't watch Russian streams, I prefer watching in English because it's more pleasant. Here's a typical example of a Russian stream: forZe were playing against Virtus.pro at EPICENTER on Inferno. At 12-3, VP made a comeback, and the analysis was something along the lines of, 'forZe just needed the pistol round'. Effectively, their breakdown of the loss is that the team gave up the pistol round at a 12-3 scoreline and lost the map off the back of it. Russian casters have a massive audience, and when they talk gibberish people listen to them and start believing what they say. Commentators don't understand the game, yet they accentuate their attention on mistakes that may not even have happened. I'm a professional player, I can tell if a mistake was made or not, yet I don't commentate games because it's not my calling. I think casters need to focus on their strengths and stop reaching into things they aren't knowledgeable about; either that or they should improve their competence. Also, they should never insult players or do things that lead to viewers hating on players..” Finally someone said it here officially! I havent watched a russian stream since 2011 probably unless you have no other option and watching the matches suddenly became an actual pleasure! Well said!
2020-01-26 18:32
+1
2020-01-26 19:15
- Stewie + S1mple :)
2020-01-26 19:04
I hope he will make Na`Vi great again at first. And then whatever... :)
2020-01-26 19:15
he will bro :)
2020-01-27 11:52
#435
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Turkey Kukiv
very cool mr. s1mple
2020-01-26 19:09
+1
2020-01-27 11:52
Wow leader detected
2020-01-26 19:49
Great questions and honest answers, one of the best interviews on HLTV ever.
2020-01-26 20:03
+1 true
2020-01-26 20:12
agreed
2020-01-27 11:51
Decent article. Looking forward to p2.
2020-01-26 20:06
+1
2020-01-27 11:51
#452
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Argentina Crissgf
One of the best interview, i love how he speaks so freely about everything. S1mple i love u bro.
2020-01-26 20:16
<3
2020-01-27 11:50
Lost all respect
2020-01-26 20:21
why?
2020-01-27 11:51
#465
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United States hoobit
Really good interview. +1
2020-01-26 21:43
+1
2020-01-27 11:50
GOAT 👌
2020-01-26 21:52
+1
2020-01-27 11:50
Asked to fix a match by fix lul
2020-01-26 22:23
Portugal number 1!!!
2020-01-26 22:30
+1 Portugal my 3rd favorite country now <3
2020-01-27 11:49
Good enough for me xD
2020-01-28 09:47
#474
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Brazil wololo10
Then kick the awp to buff his stats?
2020-01-26 22:58
"Then kick the awp to buff his stats?" Try hard idiot. s1mple is the greatest awper of all time and will rightfully be the main awp again.
2020-01-27 11:49
#713
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Brazil wololo10
Stfu son of a bitch. Go suck his dick and let him cum in your mouth.
2020-01-31 21:52
reported
2020-02-01 09:35
it wont happen bro, but you will always be top 5
2020-01-26 23:25
nt prokda wanna be
2020-01-27 11:48
nice
2020-01-26 23:26
+100500
2020-02-03 14:11
Omg he has 2018 Porsche Panamera GTS How much do top 10 teams really earn lol
2020-01-27 00:07
Salary Streaming Stickers Sponsorships and public appearances A ton of cash :)
2020-01-27 07:57
#528
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Sweden ShageN
+1
2020-01-27 10:09
and being s1mple :)
2020-01-27 11:47
He has also now a deal with AMD. he has his sushi business. S1mple earn probably the most outside of prizemoney and salary. He is maybe the person in esports that get the most media focus. Even normal news make article about him.
2020-01-27 12:04
10k a month Thats just salary, add price winnings, sponsor, advertising money, streaming money, donations etc, its gotta be over 20-30k, so some of them are close to being millionairs if not already :)) thats cool
2020-01-27 13:07
Its amazing how gaming has evolved,20 years ago if you said that in the future you would earn money by playing games they woud laugh at your face
2020-01-27 13:44
s1mple to tyloo
2020-01-27 00:26
maybe in ur wet dreams
2020-01-27 11:47
Unlikely, considering you are on it.
2020-01-27 00:28
fuck off
2020-01-27 11:47
Mad fanboy, you know it's true.
2020-01-27 12:28
2018 Porsche Panamera GTS
2020-01-27 03:29
#503
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United States Grabboid
I've watched him demonstrate this countless times dropping aks and every other manner of rifle in exchange for a deagle.
2020-01-27 07:21
he only says that because he's second. like "yea it doesnt matter to me, who cars, the team results is what important"
2020-01-27 07:52
For sure it matters, but his main goal is creating an era for Na`Vi. He his own era as a player already. He is the best player in history.
2020-01-27 08:55
+1
2020-01-27 11:47
Last year when he became nr1 he said the same. Newfag
2020-01-27 12:00
+1
2020-01-27 16:01
#513
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Indonesia Journeast
"Age isn't a barrier, you just need the will. Even in traditional sports, people remain until their 40s and it's not an issue for them." We still has a chance guys!
2020-01-27 08:44
Don't be naive
2020-01-27 11:04
maybe change playstyle u toxic baiter lmaooooooooooooo
2020-01-27 09:17
#527
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Brazil arunino
0/8
2020-01-27 10:07
nt no scene
2020-01-27 11:46
That's why we love S1mple, he is doing everything to ensure that Navi will become #1 this year. He, together with Boombl4, Flamie, Electronic and Perfecto will be successful. #Navination
2020-01-27 10:16
0/8
2020-01-27 11:19
#THEBEST
2020-01-27 11:46
+1
2020-01-27 11:46
Bad aim/goal...must fix the team chemistry first then try to win big events then become #1. also you have bad aim literal Aim. xaxaxa i 360 quickscope him yesterday on Dust 2 ESEA. Yup he didnt stream it.
2020-01-27 12:40
0/8
2020-01-27 13:32
finally u replied to me but dats not why im here.
2020-01-27 15:59
flair checks out
2020-01-27 15:16
wtf nt but North da bezt
2020-01-27 15:59
I keep re-reading the first 2 paragraphs of this interview regarding russian casters and enjoying the well deserved rekt towards them, I really hope every RU caster reads it and takes down notes to get better!
2020-01-27 13:02
ppl have been playing this about Russian castors for years now. I dont think they listened
2020-01-27 14:32
now that they've heard it here in the first 2 paragraphs of the interview from one of the best players in the world smashing them the way he did, they'll at least think about it and im pretty sure at least some of them would change, if not, they are retarded :D
2020-01-27 15:10
then don't be toxic
2020-01-27 13:24
beg Astralis to pick you up as a mascot
2020-01-27 13:24
name checks out
2020-01-27 14:34
mad cuz bad
2020-01-27 16:00
Ok boss
2020-01-27 16:22
HHAHAHHAHA +1
2020-01-27 16:00
My friend
2020-01-27 13:57
Great interview! He has a good taste, Portugal is nice and maybe it's the favorite place for most of Ukranians, as they are one of the biggest communities here.
2020-01-27 14:23
Wtf
2020-01-27 15:06
y u haf 2 b mad? is only gaem, fakin bish.
2020-01-27 15:14
#665
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United States xiquo
" but the real meaning of the word is the last thing in my mind when I say it " This is the issue. it's the fact that you aren't thinking about what it means when you say it. Too many people these days think you can water down the meaning behind a word if you say it a lot but that just isn't the case when the word is inherently an insult. I guess it's an issue of language itself. ever changing and evolving.
2020-01-27 18:18
does he mean goal or aim related to mouse ?
2020-01-27 20:12
Aim prolly. He’s a shit teammate.
2020-01-27 21:48
+1
2020-01-28 19:14
NaVi with Markeloff: 1 1.6 Major win (2011) NaVi in CSGO before s1mple: 2 back-to-back Major finalists. NaVi with s1mple: 1 Major finalist. In 3.5 years... Basically, NaVi was way more successful before p1mple! Lmao. And now? It’s a polluted mixture of CSGO stars. Not even a proud Ukrainian roster. 4 Russians and s1mple. What a joke. Maybe play less Fortnite and FPL and do more team practices and demo reviews and he might win a major for once.
2020-01-27 21:53
nt fan of Clown9 your opinion is stupid and irrelevant.
2020-01-28 11:37
The irrelevant opinion is by the one who provides zero counterpoints. Good job, 60 IQ.
2020-01-28 11:55
hes right, s0mple destroyed navi
2020-01-28 11:59
nt kniGhtlife's alt
2020-01-28 13:50
Most sad part which this interview clearly indicates is that even tho s1mple wants to think talking wont affect him as pro player it does. He clearly acts differently to avoid talking among the viewers.
2020-01-27 22:33
DOUBT!
2020-01-27 23:13
Would someone link me the source video(s) of s1mple saying, "I'm talking to you; I'm not fucking pussy" and "Fak zis bish"? Figure someone in this thread knows those quotes.
2020-01-28 02:38
"My team", yeah sure.... More like "Me" S1mple : The biggest Stat farmer / baiter on cs : go, the trashtalker of teamates. Stop lying because you didn't achieve to be rank 1 last year....
2020-01-28 16:26
his aim is to keep high stats
2020-01-28 19:14
Are you demanding towards your teammates? Yes, I'm a perfectionist and I want every player in the team to put in an equal amount of time and effort. If I see someone slacking, lying or missing out on commitments then I won't be happy with that. If a mistake is repeated two or three times, I won't sit quietly. If we face a team that doesn't repeat their mistakes, then we will likely lose, which I don't want to happen. This is very honest but at the same time this would destroy team synergy I think pointing out the mistakes is likely to be done by a coach or analyst rather than a player in the team
2020-01-29 16:26
RU Casters, please make sure you get better after reading what s1mple said! :D
2020-01-31 06:03
Damn
2020-02-02 01:53
#720
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Ukraine CISanimal
cant win with 4 anchors.
2020-02-02 11:24
ure so fucking good s1mple. haters fuk off
2020-02-02 15:59
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