s1mple: "Something stood in the way of GuardiaN shining; the problem was psychological"

In the second of a two-part interview conducted by Alexey "OverDrive" Biryukov for HLTV.org, we receive insight into Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev's career and how he has progressed over the years.

The first part of the interview gave readers an idea about the person that stands behind the nickname s1mple and his thoughts on a list of general topics, including his education, wage progression and family support. In the second part of the interview, conducted by Alexey "OverDrive" Biryukov on behalf of HLTV.org, the Na`Vi star discusses his progression as a player, his previous teams and the near-move to SK two years ago.

The second part of the interview gives insight into s1mple's progression as a professional

Additionally, readers are treated to first-hand details regarding some of the internal decisions made by Natus Vincere, including the signing of Kirill "Boombl4" Mikhailov and the recent benching of Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovács just four months into the Slovakian's second tenure with the squad.

When did you start playing CS and when did you realise that you're a professional player as opposed to an amateur?

My brother introduced me to CS when I was 4-5 years old and I played against bots before 1.6 came out. As for when I understood I was no longer an amateur, it was when I won a 1v1 tournament. However, during the CS 1.6 times I had admin powers in the "private dances" lobby on live-cs.ru. It was something of an ancient equivalent to FPL/FPL-C, but at the time I didn't really think about a career in esports.

When were you in peak form?

Results-wise, I'd say when it was when we won three consecutive tournaments in 2018: Cologne, Shanghai, and Starladder, back with Vanya (Edward) and Danya (Zeus). Having said that, I don't think I'm currently out of shape, it's just that when you play few tournaments and when you have roster and role adjustments, you need to find your game anew.

How do you maintain motivation after victories at events?

I've forgotten the feeling as we haven't won in a while. I always have the motivation to win, become No.1, and become better than Astralis. It's very difficult, but if they were capable of achieving it, then so can another team.

How did you join HellRaisers and why were you subsequently kicked?

I won a 1v1 tournament and played well at StarLadder with Courage Gaming, which got people talking about me. At some point, ANGE1 contacted me and invited me to play. I was later kicked because of my ban. It's quite simple, really, as I mentioned previously all of the Majors were held by ESL, hence a player with a ban was useless. Despite me maybe being toxic at the time, the team's actual level of play was good. We invited B1ad3 as a coach and went to DreamHack and beat Fnatic, who no one could beat at the time. ANGE1 called me sometime later and I had a gut feeling as to what the conversation would be about: my removal. It was upsetting, but I understood the situation. The team didn't want to play with a banned player, and, personally, I wouldn't play with myself in the same situation.

Talk about FlipSid3 - who invited you and how did you part ways with the team?

I was invited to FlipSid3 by B1ad3 and markeloff, later departing after our loss to Na`Vi at ESWC. There were a lot of serious mistakes that weren't fixed. The aggregate level of the team was very low, and you aren't able to win as a result.

How did you join Liquid?

I was contacted by Hiko, who asked me whether I'd like to play with them. I thought about it, weighed up my chances and checked out the players. Later, the Liquid management contacted me and I made my way to America.

How did you find the trip?

It was my first trip to America, before that I had only been to Canada. I was at the Liquid house for three months, where we practiced and things were great, I adapted smoothly. My English was decent from back in school, so that was alright too. I learned English on my own, rather than with the assistance of others. Even back in school, I liked to translate songs, learn slang and work on my accent.

Why did you decide to leave Liquid?

I still had an active contract with the organisation, but they allowed me to travel and play with the Worst Players mix. The reason was quite simple, I was homesick and missed my family and friends. Additionally, we had bombed out in last place at DreamHack [Masters Malmö 2016], losing to TYLOO. I later pondered on the "what ifs" of staying in America, but what's done is done. Liquid asked me to stand in for them after I left, and we had a really great showing in Cologne after a fruitful bootcamp.

EliGE is currently one of the best players in the world. At the time that you played with him, did he expect these sorts of results from himself?

He may not have expected them, but he believed them to be achievable. He always played well, but he would lock up if there were tensions or arguments in the team. They worked things out with a psychologist and, currently, I don't think he has anything setting him back.

Why hasn't Hiko been able to find a strong team?

Hiko chose his path, he started dedicating less of himself to CS. He used to always stream and play, but it all changed. It's a shame it turned out this way.

How did you land the no-scope two kills on Cache?

I just counted on hitting the shots, I always practice no-scopes. There's obviously the random element to it, but when you train them a lot you start to get a feel for them.

Do you ever have moments when you start to play for the highlight, as opposed to playing for the team?

It depends on the situation. It's possible that I do during normal matches, but when you play at large events you don't even have the time to think about that, other than maybe when you have a heavy lead you can play with a little bit of flare.

How did you join Na`Vi?

I was invited by seized. After about a month of playing with the team, the coaching rule was introduced and, at the time, Na`Vi's players were drafted for that system specifically. After the introduction of the new rule, the team started to crumble, which forced us to kick the captain - seized.

Did you play a role in all of Na`Vi's roster adjustments/kicks?

I participated in all of the replacements, but I didn't force them. I just gave my opinion about the player that was under discussion. There were moments when I tried to save a player. I recall about a year ago the team wanted to kick Edward, but we had an agreement in place to play it out until the next Major, and I reminded the team of this. We lost 0-2 to Astralis in the final and came to the conclusion that the main issue was lack of practice, which led to the decision to go through another cycle, but not all of the players wanted to try again with the same roster. I wanted for us to save the existing roster.

What were your feelings after losing to Astralis in the final of the Major?

I was upset, but they deserved it more than we did, we barely stood a chance. As I noted earlier, we didn't have the best preparation going into the tournament, and when it comes to Majors that just doesn't cut it, although we believed we could do it.

Is it true that in the last year you were forcing the removal of Edward and Zeus?

No, I didn't force anything on my own, Edward was removed by the entire team. He trained a lot but lacked that extra something. The issue was psychological in nature and he wasn't able to work it out. GuardiaN was going through a similar situation, and only the player himself is able to deal with the issue.

As for Danya (Zeus), he lost motivation to play himself, saying he'd leave after one tournament or another. We didn't understand what to do in that situation; there were conflicts and canceled practice sessions. I just waited for a time when our team would be able to practice consistently, when everyone would have clarity and people would be fired up for the sessions. Currently, for example, things are a lot clearer in terms of training and preparation in comparison to back then.

When the team added Boombl4 were you for or against his addition?

Andrey (B1ad3) gave us various player options, and later we decided who would fit us best. The main idea behind adding Boombl4 was for him to replace the captain. While Danya (Zeus) was still playing, he was supposed to transfer his experience to Kirill (Boombl4), but that was in theory, while in practice things turned out differently. Boombl4 is growing from event to event, and B1ad3 really contributes to his growth, he teaches him something new every day.

At Zeus' last event many thought that the team didn't want to give him a nice farewell and that you just played for the sake of it. Is this true?

I wanted to win. I warmed up in practice and prepared for every single match, while some others didn't because they didn't really care. Had everyone wanted to play, we would have had different results. We lost to nearly everyone we played, it was shameful to me, unacceptable.

Do you watch tier 2-3 matches?

I mainly watch top teams play, but occasionally I switch on streams with medium teams when there's an equal score, for example, 14-14. It's interesting to watch because at this sort of scoreline you have to show your strong side and character.

s1mple called off the transfer to Brazil due to previous international roster experience

Tell us about the time you and flamie nearly flew to Brazil.

We were coming close to finalising the transfer, but I already had the experience of playing in an international team and I knew what it would be like. I knew that there would be communication issues; plus, the Brazilians didn't have the best level of English. I likely would have joined them had it not been for my experience with Liquid, but the proposition was very enticing.

In theory, if things don't work out with Na`Vi in the future, where would you like to play?

I don't know. Maybe towards the end of my career, I could go to America, get a green card and live and work there.

What are Astralis' strengths?

Their work ethic and team play. It turned out that the players really mesh well with each other, they have perfect chemistry, as they say, and they have been working out their issues for two years now, while we've only been doing so for three months. Their mentality prevents them from slacking, they have set goals and they continuously work on themselves and improve.

How did you switch from the AWP to rifles?

I was asked which weapon I would prefer to play with, I said that it would depend on the fifth player that we sign. If he's not a great sniper then I can't pass the AWP to him, as it's the strongest weapon in the game and has to be in the hands of a capable player. We invited GuardiaN because he plays well with it, so I wasn't against giving up the role to him, but something just stood in the way of him shining. He trained a lot, and as I said previously, the problem was psychological. From a different perspective, maybe it didn't work out because of the team, as we were, and still are, in the process of finding our game. Maybe if we had found it right away, everything would've fallen into place and Ladislav (GuardiaN) would have played like we were used to.

Is your coach important to you?

Of course, he always teaches me something. Every coach that I've worked with had a contribution to me, they helped me a lot.

Of the coaches that you've worked with, who was the most and the least impactful?

B1ad3 contributed the most, even back when he was the captain of FlipSid3. He always teaches players both the micro and macro aspects of the game. He presents the information in a way that is interesting to listen to, and you absorb it well. You can always have a discussion with him and come up with the right decision.

The least impactful coach was starix, but that happened after the coach communication restriction rule and he didn't find it that interesting afterward. Every player or coach has their signature ability. Serega's (starix's) ability was to continuously communicate what players should do over the course of the entire match. After the ability to do so was removed, he was left without a calling in the game, which meant he was disinterested and couldn't contribute to the team.

Do you participate in FPL kicks?

Of course, I participate in them to this very day. I'm always asked who I think should be kicked, but as of late I've been spending a lot of time with the team and I don't know the level of players. But on the topic, you get some real "geniuses" on the server, to a point where you can't just ignore the way they play. I remember there was a time where I queued into a drunk Polish guy, I spoke to TaZ about it, he had previously banned me for a week for being toxic. I didn't really understand the decision to grant consul status to players who weren't participating or contributing in any way to the league, yet they have more influence than the actual players involved in the league.

What's the dream roster you'd like to play with if it's not the current Na`Vi squad?

ZywOo, Xyp9x, gla1ve and EliGE!

Name your best and worst teammates.

My best teammate used to be Hiko, now it's electronic. Denis (electronic) is an amazing player and is a great guy in life. As for Hiko, in addition to being able to clutch out any situation, he helped me a lot with my adaptation to Liquid.

My worst teammate was koosta. I don't know whether it's the case now, but at the time he didn't have a clue about the game. If we're talking about worst teammates in Na`Vi, it's probably GuardiaN and seized from 2016. I'm not talking about their performance in general, but specifically about that period of time, their approach to the game, the number of mistakes made and their motivation.

Did you become the best player in the world because of your talent or your work ethic?

I have programmed myself in a way where I have to play all the time; otherwise, you quickly lose the level you have achieved. I try to keep rest to a minimum, going on vacation maximum once a year. Particularly while my career is in full swing I need to dedicate as much time as I can to the game. It's difficult to say whether it's more work ethic or talent; either way, communication, game sense and psychology are work, while timings, a feel for the mouse and creativity are talent. I'd say it's around 50/50.

Do you have a rivalry with ZywOo?

I'm solely interested in my team's results. Rivalries are created artificially, and on the internet people always like to inflate things, comparing us outside of the context of our teams. Sometimes it gets in the way of focusing on the team component of the game, and you start thinking about the wrong things.

What can you say about the current Na`Vi lineup in comparison to its previous version with Zeus and Edward?

At the time we trained a lot to achieve decent results. Currently, we are only on our way to achieving results comparable to the previous iteration, but the ceiling of our current team is significantly higher than that of the previous Na`Vi.

What is your main goal in esports? What tournaments would you like to win?

I don't have a set goal of winning something specific, I want my team to be ranked first within a year. I want people to say, 'This team bested Astralis, and now they are the best in the world'.

Russia Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
659
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Slovakia Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Ladislav 'GuardiaN' Kovács
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1469
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
22
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
1112
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
NO HES WRONG
2020-01-27 16:01
#14
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Israel SOEZ4NIK0 
Tru
2020-01-27 16:01
#21
oBo | 
Italy Hadrianus 
This is such a good interview, thank you!
2020-01-27 16:02
s0mple ruined navi
2020-01-27 16:06
#126
OK | 
Peru TheJuan 
+1000 Also #7 is first wtf
2020-01-27 16:51
at least he's honest
2020-01-27 17:42
#126
OK | 
Peru TheJuan 
+1001 Also double post wtf
2020-01-27 16:51
lmao you stupid retard
2020-01-27 17:14
#560
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Denmark ntnoscene 
s1mple best, after ZywOo of course
2020-01-29 13:50
Simple ruined Navi? How so m, I’m Curious to how you could even say this.
2020-01-27 22:16
#542
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Indonesia lumayan 
S1mple delusional, he dont like koosta becoz he is better than s1mple jajaja
2020-01-28 15:28
I’m pretty sure ur the delusional one on this one bro, koosta is decent while simple is better than good
2020-01-31 04:38
#590
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Indonesia lumayan 
NAME CHECKS OUT LOL
2020-02-01 01:55
#27
coldzera | 
India YESHU 
Aww
2020-01-27 16:03
#32
Zeus | 
Israel Gigska 
+1
2020-01-27 16:04
Cyberbullying was the problem ;(
2020-01-27 16:59
guardian was shiet
2020-01-27 18:34
#398
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Estonia 424hhhh 
Laughs in #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6
2020-01-27 20:20
#418
TaZ | 
Poland Dzangow 
GuardiaN n00b
2020-01-27 20:37
#444
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Russia Slava_slava 
BOT gUaRdiAn LUL
2020-01-27 21:13
s1mple is best
2020-01-27 21:15
#11
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Sweden GUUSHi 
GODiaN, biggest comeback of 2020
2020-01-27 16:01
#150
ropz | 
Czech Republic y0fl0w 
but where?
2020-01-27 17:08
bed
2020-01-27 17:17
#186
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Finland KuKkaa 
In fpl
2020-01-27 17:30
Flipside
2020-01-27 17:34
comeback to mcdonalds
2020-01-27 17:44
#286
nak | 
Brazil hAGGRAZ! 
to some factory probably
2020-01-27 18:23
#413
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Panama FUN4ENCE 
Dignitas in 2 months
2020-01-27 20:34
#458
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France LeDiplomate 
With Patrik "Zero" Zudel, Bence "Deadfox" Borocz, Decoy "seized" Kostin and Yegor "Markeloff" Markelov.
2020-01-27 21:31
drunkeloff
2020-01-29 18:24
Why you bully him
2020-01-27 16:01
#180
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Finland Smoonah 
confirmed getting divorced rip psychology
2020-01-27 17:25
#16
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
GOAT
2020-01-27 16:01
#17
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Georgia NikaT 
S1mple #1
2020-01-27 16:01
#22
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-01-27 16:02
#380
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Poland rude_wredne 
s0mple 0 majors s2mple 0 top 1 in 2019
2020-01-27 19:32
#464
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt dead scene
2020-01-27 21:39
#476
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Poland rude_wredne 
nt being ashamed of your own country so you hide behind "europe"
2020-01-27 23:11
#483
sh1ro | 
Taiwan Mafuuyu 
+1
2020-01-28 00:19
+1
2020-01-28 17:31
#555
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Italy kaiiserr 
oof
2020-01-28 23:54
Big oof!!!
2020-02-06 03:30
+1
2020-01-27 16:13
0/8
2020-01-27 17:09
#212
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United States America! 
Ok
2020-01-27 17:44
what?
2020-01-27 17:45
#220
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United States America! 
Who?
2020-01-27 17:47
where?
2020-01-27 17:47
#224
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United States America! 
When?
2020-01-27 17:47
why
2020-01-27 17:47
#228
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United States America! 
Which?
2020-01-27 17:51
+111111111111111
2020-01-27 17:09
+1
2020-01-27 17:57
s1mple stood in his way
2020-01-27 16:01
#34
f0rest | 
Mongolia 22joyZz 
+1
2020-01-27 16:04
#41
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Sweden GUUSHi 
+1
2020-01-27 16:06
#71
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Canada Herodionus 
S1mple the team destroyer
2020-01-27 16:17
#97
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
yea... lets just blame everything on s1mple... pls guardian was trash last year with faze worst player in the team
2020-01-27 16:36
#118
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-01-27 16:47
+1
2020-01-27 17:09
Eh guardian was trash upon joining Navi but early this year even got an MVP at the invitational and last year made top 20. You're heavily overrating how long ago he dropped off, this was unexpected.
2020-01-27 17:42
#246
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
yea he was top 20 for 2018. Look how many players were better than him this year. Also, he plays with awp ,easiest weapon in game top 3 players are awp lol. He dropped off very hard
2020-01-27 17:59
Right but he was never the worst player in Faze usually 2nd or 3rd.
2020-01-27 18:22
#332
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Italy steven513 
+1
2020-01-27 18:46
Awp easiest weapon yeah? I dont think so really good awpers are super rare... But riflers, entry fraggers huh a lot
2020-01-27 20:12
#519
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
If s1mple says awp is the easiest weapon in game then it is. End of story.
2020-01-28 10:13
#569
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
he said it's the strongest ^^ learn to read gay niko fanboy, he was absolute trash all year
2020-01-30 00:50
#575
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
If a weapon wich is easy to play has 1 shot 1 kill effect, then ofcourse its the strongest weapon in game. Did u ever think like that? Ofc not,cuz u are here to insult people not write something useful.
2020-01-30 12:43
easy doesn't mean its strong strong doesn't mean its easy but it is s1mple, so whatever he is one of the best player ever to touch csgo like it or not
2020-01-31 05:53
#587
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
Yhea he actually tried to use nuanced sentences but I guess it was too much for him. Excepted from a niko fanboy; niko is a terrible awper despite having decent mechanics.
2020-01-31 12:48
+1
2020-02-02 00:43
+1
2020-01-27 17:57
#117
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
0/8
2020-01-27 16:46
#19
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Albania HLTV_God 
his lack of skill
2020-01-27 16:01
#20
valde | 
Denmark QBE_ 
Lol
2020-01-27 16:02
s2mple toxic idiot, nothing changed
2020-01-27 16:02
+1
2020-01-27 16:08
just like you tbh
2020-01-27 16:14
#72
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
0/8
2020-01-27 16:17
big=trash
2020-01-27 17:10
+1
2020-01-27 17:15
Zywoo >>>> s2mple
2020-01-27 16:03
#105
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
0/8
2020-01-27 16:40
cry is free stupid baguette
2020-01-27 17:10
#219
ZywOo | 
France iNolake 
Why would he cry ? Zywoo is the best player in 2019
2020-01-27 17:46
zywoo top 1 men) cry is free bro <3
2020-01-27 18:49
#208
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Portugal joaosenra 
1+ true
2020-01-27 17:43
0/8
2020-01-27 17:58
ez top 1 for zywoo ^^
2020-01-27 18:50
Haha, dream on
2020-01-27 19:30
easiest top 1 for zywoo in 2019 hltv.org/news/28877/top-20-players-of-20..
2020-01-27 20:08
S1mple was better than ZywOo on Majors in 2019: hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7998/s1mp.. And ZywOo was just A LITTLE BIT better overall: hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7998/s1mp.. So it was not "ez top1" for ZywOo. EPICENTER decided everything. :) This year S1mple will crush him anyway.
2020-01-27 20:11
Didn't read but just want to told you that zywoo is top 1 of 2019, so ez for zywoo hltv.org/news/28877/top-20-players-of-20..
2020-01-27 20:33
You better read #393 I know facts hurts, but you just try it. And check links.
2020-01-27 20:41
Ez top 1 for zywoo, he tooks S2mple à coup de WOIN WOIN
2020-01-27 21:11
Trolling cannot save you from the truth. S1mple is by fact much better player and he proved himself 100x more than zywoo. Even in Zywoo prime year, S1mple was much better than zywoo on Majors and was very very close in all other aspects. Considering all changes in Na`Vi, it just shows how insanely good S1mple is. Let's be honest here, OK?
2020-01-28 06:57
didn't read but zywoo is top 1 in 2019 BRO <3 Zywoo >>>>> s2mple
2020-01-28 11:34
chill the fuck out baguette man, stop dickriding your country's player.
2020-01-28 13:44
The ukrainian guy need to chill, i feel tbh btw why your country have no scene ?
2020-01-28 14:38
this is your only argument?About my country?
2020-02-20 16:46
"If we're talking about worst teammates in Na`Vi, it's probably GuardiaN and seized from 2016. " LULUL
2020-01-27 16:03
#45
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Finland Vkims 
So what?
2020-01-27 16:08
Guardian Lied to dodge two bootcamps. Worse team m8 isn't possible on a pro level
2020-01-27 20:28
let me guess, "source: trust me" ? LUL
2020-01-27 21:22
Let me guess An irrelevant basement dweller has better sources ? LUL
2020-01-27 23:16
S1mple told that and his m8 from this time and even guardian didn't disagree. Newfag ckeck ur facts
2020-01-28 07:17
Bump 2nd acc
2020-01-28 07:31
You are obv stupid. Newfag
2020-01-28 07:34
I pretty distinctly recall this being the case. Even casters talking about it in game
2020-01-28 11:43
#31
f0rest | 
Mongolia 22joyZz 
problem is s1mple, noone plays good with s1mple in team. he toxic with bad attitude and puts pressure on his mates. such idiots achieves big things
2020-01-27 16:04
#114
rain | 
Israel ReakZez 
+1
2020-01-27 16:43
Electronic?
2020-01-27 16:54
electronic has a jewel that protects him from s1mple's toxicity
2020-01-27 17:04
+1
2020-01-28 11:01
#184
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Finland JooonsMO 
+ Hiko, EliGE, flamie, nitr0
2020-01-27 17:27
>noone plays good with s1mple in team electronic?
2020-01-27 17:06
gtfo
2020-01-27 17:10
When u practice 12h a day and ur mate who is worse than u play only 4h everyone would say the 4h guy is shit
2020-01-27 17:29
+1
2020-01-27 18:17
So you're telling me that having high expectations for work ethic is a bad thing?
2020-01-30 19:21
#35
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Canada rdss 
simple is a problem.........if others plays bad ,and one play good.....need kick simple...all happy
2020-01-27 16:05
#69
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
0/8
2020-01-27 16:16
#95
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
lol.. if it wasnt for s1mple navi wouldnt won anything
2020-01-27 16:35
Navi was already good before simple
2020-01-27 17:35
#195
NiKo | 
Croatia mimi031 
yet again they didnt win much as they won with s1mple
2020-01-27 17:36
Wrong, check their liquipedia
2020-01-27 17:40
Yeah that was also back when seized was a relevant tier 1 pro and Guardian could 1v5 every other match. Also Zeus and Edward didnt sandbag nearly as hard. Things change, new talent rises.
2020-01-27 17:40
Solid proof that simple destroyed guardian and seized career
2020-01-27 17:41
Wheres the proof? Both just became washed up like every pro eventually does.
2020-01-27 17:46
Seized and guardian before simple: rekt teams, carry Navi Now: both kicked and without team Zeus and edward before simple: legends Now: retired
2020-01-27 18:06
Seized never rekt teams. He didnt win a single MVP his entire career. He was a standard easily replaceable support player. Guardian and s1mple obviously hard role clashes and s1mple won that out as the better player. Thats not toxic thats how sports work. Zeus and Edward. hltv.org/stats/teams/players/4608/Natus Vincere?startDate=2018-01-01&endDate=2018-12-31&matchType=Lan Clearly washed up and sandbagging. Brought nothing to the team during 2018, 2017 Edward was still passable
2020-01-27 18:13
+1
2020-01-27 17:04
stfu
2020-01-27 17:11
kick him and be bad. Solution zero.
2020-01-27 17:30
what the hell is this retarded logic?
2020-01-27 17:58
shr1nkle
2020-01-27 16:05
#37
syrsoN | 
Germany PeKay 
Expected from bot koosta xD
2020-01-27 16:06
#70
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-01-27 16:17
+1
2020-01-27 17:11
#38
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Sweden yayer 
GOAT of cs
2020-01-27 16:05
#68
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-01-27 16:16
+1
2020-01-27 17:11
+1
2020-01-27 17:58
WHUT
2020-01-27 16:07
Electronic > p1mple
2020-01-27 16:09
He seems so motivated. I love it
2020-01-27 16:10
nt
2020-01-27 16:10
nt baitzera
2020-01-27 16:14
#88
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Libya green_wizard 
nt mibr_is_overrated
2020-01-27 16:27
lol the best day of my life was when coldzera forced you to roots for to a Brazilian team
2020-01-28 23:52
#52
shox | 
India iejesus 
GOAT
2020-01-27 16:11
#66
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-01-27 16:16
+1
2020-01-27 17:12
+1
2020-01-27 17:59
#407
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Spain chuggo 
+1
2020-01-27 20:32
S1mple takes all room in team and gives pressure to everyone else
2020-01-27 16:12
The way he talked about Hiko, wtf.
2020-01-27 16:14
Who?
2020-01-27 20:39
what's wrong about it? he said nothing wrong mr 10 iq
2020-01-28 08:20
Nothing wrong? Are you serious? Smh.
2020-01-28 14:12
Real life pepeg
2020-01-28 16:16
True, we must be honest here. ZywOo >>>>>>>>> s2mple
2020-01-28 16:33
Obviously, Zywo top 1 ez
2020-01-28 17:04
#59
Dosia | 
Greenland Grobiz 
S1mple, ZywOo, Xyp9x, gla1ve and EliGE I agree 100%
2020-01-27 16:14
imagine that happening
2020-01-27 17:11
#223
Dosia | 
Greenland Grobiz 
Not sure about team chemistry but it would be insane!
2020-01-27 17:47
3 insane superstars, a clutch master and probably the best IGL in the game... if it worked, it would be a true superteam
2020-01-27 18:07
#570
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
wouldn't all of these players have a decent mentally, s2mple doesn't
2020-01-30 00:54
Good read to be honest. Clearly s1mple was not holding anything back about past teammates lol. A very down to earth person, I'm proud to support him.
2020-01-27 16:14
#103
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-01-27 16:39
+1 Don't understand why all these people are like "hurr Durr s1mple so toxic nothing changed". Everybody just wants him to give scripted responses, but not many players have the balls to tell it like it is, and I respect the fuck out of that. I like reading Styko interviews for the same reason he just keeps it real and calls it like he sees it.
2020-01-27 18:14
+1 god forbid a player actually says something in an interview
2020-01-28 06:28
#64
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Brazil vitoBR 
Did Simples become the owner of NAVI?
2020-01-27 16:15
#102
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
hopefully soon
2020-01-27 16:39
S1mple 80% value of Navi 10% electronic. 10% boombl4 food.
2020-01-27 20:42
10% of food hahahahah
2020-01-28 23:53
#592
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Canada razneK1789 
ahahahahaha
2020-02-01 21:22
Rip koosta
2020-01-27 16:16
koosta LMAO seems to be true
2020-01-27 16:17
#77
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Germany DokiDoki 
"The problem was, I was to toxic" - s2mple
2020-01-27 16:18
#78
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
expected from toxic kid
2020-01-27 16:18
Would love to see more of these in the future :)
2020-01-27 16:18
lol
2020-01-27 16:18
That was a nice interview, s1mple answered frankly to everything.
2020-01-27 16:22
Bot koosta
2020-01-27 16:26
#89
BnTeT | 
Cyprus shmoe 
such an nice read :) an interview well done. thx overdrive.
2020-01-27 16:27
So Guardian was your worst teammate from 2016, but you brought him back in 2019 thinking it would somehow work even though he had shown nothing in FaZe to warrant that hope. Interesting?
2020-01-27 16:30
I think he meant current GuardiaN, and seized from 2016
2020-01-27 16:49
#164
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Switzerland x676 
+1
2020-01-27 17:12
2016 is 4 years ago. it was problems irl and that was f*cked up by both sides. mechanically ingame, he was fine with them.
2020-01-27 17:15
I think it was him being washed up that stood in the way
2020-01-27 16:31
#187
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Sweden sKeletoN_SN 
So we should believe your thoughts and guts instead of simply understand what s1mple said, the guy who was Guardian's teammate. Damn.
2020-01-27 17:30
s1mple is the problem with his toxicity :)))))))))))
2020-01-27 16:33
#99
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
0/8
2020-01-27 16:38
stfu dickhead
2020-01-27 17:12
-2
2020-02-02 13:30
#213
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Portugal joaosenra 
+1
2020-01-27 17:45
+1
2020-01-27 17:51
0/8
2020-01-27 20:33
+1
2020-01-28 12:30
#96
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Germany ToiletShitter 
bullied by s0mple Every player turns to shit in Navi. Scapegoated everyone but the only consistent problem is s0mple.
2020-01-27 16:36
#100
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
nt shit scene
2020-01-27 16:38
Same amount of majors as s0mple
2020-01-27 17:26
cya in hell
2020-01-27 17:12
#411
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Brazil arunino 
Keep making excuses for Fat "GuardiBOT" Pig
2020-01-27 20:34
#98
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Ukraine McSwell 
To everybody whining about s1mple's toxicity - you think Guardian will shine in another team?
2020-01-27 16:37
Pretty sure guardian got tilted playing in navi. Look at the first matches he played, he was awesome, then problems surely came out and got blamed for many things instead of making him comfortable. Mostly s1mple is the cause of this IMO
2020-01-27 16:38
#112
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
0/8 BotdiaN couldn't even hit a single fucking shot with the awp. Washed up bot, glad NaVi kicked him at the beginning of the year instead of giving his old ass more oppurtunities
2020-01-27 16:43
Pure speculation and defamation. Guardian was missing basic easy shots in common positions almost every match. hltv.org/stats/players/events/2757/Guard.. Started at. 88 and dudnt achieve over a 1.04 at any Big Event. When was he playing well.
2020-01-27 17:38
You are literally just throwing baseless assumptions around. Guardian was struggling before he even came into Na'vi and didn't improve at all. The fact is that he's in a slump due to his own accord and that's not something your teammates can help fix for you. You can't blame S1mple or Na'vi as a whole. Guardians career would have been effectively over on the tier 1 level if Na'vi hadn't signed him despite his falling performance and past differences with teammates. They gave him his last real shot to prove he could stay at the top and he blew it. It's on no one's shoulders but his own. With that said, Guardian truly deserved to win a major and I'm sad he couldn't do it in his career he was phenomenal from 2013-2018(the first half). It would have been nice to see him hoist the trophy
2020-01-27 18:27
#104
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Finland Emvi 
koosta y u peeking
2020-01-27 16:40
k
2020-01-27 16:41
"My English was decent" lmao
2020-01-27 16:41
#110
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Latvia tibr0 
2020 ez top1
2020-01-27 16:42
#113
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-01-27 16:43
+1
2020-01-27 17:13
"My worst teammate was koosta. I don't know whether it's the case now, but at the time he didn't have a clue about the game." LMAO
2020-01-27 16:42
+1
2020-01-27 16:54
no wonder,koosta terrible usseles player :D
2020-01-27 17:04
i was dying at that LMAO koosta must be crying when he reads this
2020-01-27 18:06
#384
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Other NDRnews 
koosta is the worst player I have ever seen on t1'5-t2 so S1mple is right
2020-01-27 19:37
XDDDD
2020-01-27 19:43
#473
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Singapore FallBlade 
koosta crying rn
2020-01-27 23:00
ZywOo Xyp9x s1mple EliGE gla1ve Best team ever
2020-01-27 16:47
yep
2020-01-28 06:29
#122
LaimB | 
Lithuania Martis 
"SOMETHING STOOD IN THE WAY OF GUARDIAN SHINING" Yes, you
2020-01-27 16:48
#216
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Portugal joaosenra 
+1
2020-01-27 17:46
+1
2020-01-28 14:15
#124
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CIS kryto203 
"Boombl4 is growing from event to event" Wtf boombelo stick to the diet 😳😳😳
2020-01-27 16:50
#131
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Guatemala KlassiKer 
lmao
2020-01-27 16:53
#571
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
lmao
2020-01-30 00:57
HHAHAHAH ROFL
2020-01-30 12:44
his belly maybe!! :p
2020-01-27 16:50
tl dr s1mple toxic problem :D
2020-01-27 16:51
I guess using a little bigger font size wouldn't cost you that much. Geez!
2020-01-27 16:54
#135
Monkey | 
Singapore go0s3 
+1 my eyes are hurting mens!
2020-01-27 16:55
#501
HUNDEN | 
Iceland GranMa 
S1mple says you have beta eyes
2020-01-28 06:53
#501
HUNDEN | 
Iceland GranMa 
Yes he does
2020-01-28 06:54
this interview is so toxic
2020-01-27 17:00
#414
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Sweden ShageN 
what are you talking about??? it's honest
2020-01-27 20:35
Yes
2020-01-27 17:01
simple: go retire plz
2020-01-27 17:05
Hahahahaha worst bait ever 0/8 It is better for Guardishit to retire! xD
2020-01-27 20:36
+1 real words
2020-01-30 12:45
nice interview.100% imagine s1mple and zywoo,elige,gla1ve and support clutch xy9pex so strong
2020-01-27 17:05
#197
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Sweden Rezeter 
imagine glaive, xyp9x, magisk, devide and dupreeh. wow. with simple in that constilation they would loose all the time just like navi since simple is most toxic player ever
2020-01-27 17:42
actually flamie is the most toxic player in cis zone. He even said that himself in 2019. Flamie was the one who kicked zeus in 2016 and he even had a real fist fight against zeus because he was too disrespectful and toxic. Stupid americans spread that shit about s1mple's toxicity and dumb people like keep repeating that but s1mple is not even toxic. He just honest as fuck. Flamie is the real problem of navi. U can easily find navi's teamspeak. Flamie is the most annoying player in the world. Always tilted and crying. He missing a lot of bootcamps and trainings.
2020-01-31 11:09
#588
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Sweden Rezeter 
#197 and #276 Nt, you are not fooling anyone we all know how toxic simple is and that the team he is on never wins.
2020-01-31 13:33
#593
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Canada razneK1789 
lol i go to this article everyday to see you hate on s1mple axaxaxa it makes me laugh )))
2020-02-01 21:24
#594
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Sweden Rezeter 
Hahaha +1
2020-02-01 21:31
if you put s1mple amongst those players he will make them tilt just like he does everywhere else, astralis would suck with s1mple
2020-01-27 18:15
#572
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
true, though zywoo could be fine, I mean the guy is both cheerful and humble. Wouldn't make much sense to swap a player from the best team since 2 years which is also the best of all time
2020-01-30 00:58
#147
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Denmark Cleandog 
+1
2020-01-27 17:06
#166
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Russia ToughGuy 
nice interview
2020-01-27 17:12
S1MPLE YOU ARE BEST
2020-01-27 17:13
Psychological wtf((
2020-01-27 17:14
yes mens))
2020-01-30 12:45
"Basically we added GuardiaN, but then i realized i don't want anyone to steal my AWP so i bullied him out of my team" lmao how can anyone say hes not toxic... literally most toxic player rn.
2020-01-27 17:16
Actively trying to change history? They added guardian thinking he would be an experienced option that would perform well. He performed horribly. End of story.
2020-01-27 17:35
#205
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Sweden Rezeter 
are you retarded?
2020-01-27 17:42
Wow good one. Are you retarded? Because having no arguments and immediately resorting to insults heavily suggests that. Maybe get some perspective or at least attempt to be rational.
2020-01-27 17:51
#236
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Sweden Rezeter 
you are delusional, no brain since you cant see the truth.
2020-01-27 17:57
I'm delusional because I dont believe baseless speculation. It seems you cant be rational. Goodbye.
2020-01-27 18:00
#251
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Sweden Rezeter 
its facts you retard. he became alot worse after somple crying like a bitch at him. you obviously have no brain.
2020-01-27 18:02
You've presented 0 facts. Correlation =/= causation. And even if that was the reason that still shows guardian has a very weak mentality. S1mple is vocal with the whole team as the star player, if guardian cant handle it then he doesnt belong. I'd much rather have s1mple posting 1.3 ratings while motivated than Guardian at .9 relaxed
2020-01-27 18:05
#265
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Sweden Rezeter 
so you admit simple is toxic but you think its ok because players should be able to handle it. You proved me right you dumb bitch.
2020-01-27 18:09
Where did I say that? Either your English comprehension is absolutely awful or you're incredibly dense. Whatever it may be you've lost this one and proved yourself to be a bumbling moron
2020-01-27 18:21
#296
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Sweden Rezeter 
no, but you proved you are dumb.
2020-01-27 18:32
Just take the L
2020-01-27 18:34
#303
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Sweden Rezeter 
haha you are so delusional you cant even see you are the idiot in this discussion
2020-01-27 18:35
Says the one spouting falsehoods and speculation as truths
2020-01-27 18:37
#316
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Sweden Rezeter 
you are wrong. simple is toxic, that is a fact. lots of teammates and tournaments prove that. just cause you are delusional and lie to yourself doesnt mean anyone else will believe you. just stop talking cause you sound so dumb.
2020-01-27 18:39
s0MpLe ToXiC rUInEd GuaRdIaN.... bla bla bla just admit that Guardian is noob now and don't cry all over this thread
2020-01-27 18:42
#456
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Sweden Rezeter 
standard ruski delusional
2020-01-27 21:29
#488
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Canada razneK1789 
lol mens you seem to hate toxic a lot but you toxic asf relax ))
2020-01-28 01:53
#491
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Sweden Rezeter 
Im chill, some people are just so dumb so gotta tell it like it is. not my fault you get so offended canada
2020-01-28 02:08
do u know anything else other than calling out people based on their flags? stupid 12yo
2020-01-28 08:46
#545
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Sweden Rezeter 
expected from russia
2020-01-28 15:46
#556
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Canada razneK1789 
lol stfu troll
2020-01-29 04:42
he is indeed somewhat of an idiot for trying to argue with a mentally disabled person.
2020-01-27 20:58
#459
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Sweden Rezeter 
shut it retard.
2020-01-27 21:32
now now don't be so aggressive mr toxic troll. go ask your mama to give you your medication
2020-01-27 21:42
#468
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Sweden Rezeter 
wow what an insult. I feel so offended. you dont even dare to show your flag. chicken.
2020-01-27 22:02
#489
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Canada razneK1789 
hey that's better than fakeflagger pretending to be tough on internet AXAXAXAXA
2020-01-28 02:00
#490
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Sweden Rezeter 
well that is fakeflagging. he is probably not even from europe, maybe russian that wants to be part of our wealth.
2020-01-28 02:05
u fckn bish keep ur shitty opinions wid urself fckr
2020-01-29 15:14
You're a garbage troll. Tell me why my options are "shitty" with actual logic or gtfo. You're way too dumb for me
2020-01-31 20:40
#196
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Sweden Rezeter 
+1 indeed this was the case. everyone not seeing this is mental
2020-01-27 17:36
You're the mental one speculation and guessing about things you have no info on. Guardian was shit from the moment he entered Navi. Worse than everyone else. Even if there was arguments that's part of the team environment. Electronic is much younger and still capable of performing at a top 10 level individually, why cant guardian?
2020-01-27 17:53
#244
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Sweden Rezeter 
you sound so dumb. a good player like guardian getting much worse when he joins navi and toxic simple. what can the reason be. we have all seen simple crying like a baby at guardian. you are delusional retarded kid.
2020-01-27 17:59
The reason is he was already declining on Faze and now has a family and other things to worry about. A lot of his drive is gone, same thing that happened to many of the greats. I've seen simple beefing with electronic when he makes mistakes too. Electronic shakes it off and does better the next round, guardian does the opposite. It's pure mentality. If you cant see that the way a player takes criticism is solely on him the you are either a fanboy of guardian or a s1mple hater, either way your bias is very obvious.
2020-01-27 18:02
#255
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Sweden Rezeter 
same as your bias retard. Guardian cant take someone shouting at him all the time, that toxicity makes him worse. that is on simple not guardian. You are not supposed to be a toxic teammate like simple. that is the problem. if you cant see that then you are too stupid to talk to. good bye nigger.
2020-01-27 18:05
-s1mple rarely shouted at guardian, any examples? -how come guardian gets worse with criticism while boombl4 and electronic seem to be improving? -you have no evidence of s1mple being toxic to guardian -if a player is performing well and has a good mentality he will put up good numbers despite the team environment. -guardian performed well 0 tournaments. Thats inexcusable he has only himself to blame
2020-01-27 18:08
#267
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Sweden Rezeter 
so you admit simple is toxic but you think its ok because players should be able to handle it. You proved me right you dumb bitch.
2020-01-27 18:10
-You have no evidence of s1mple being toxic "You admit s1mple is toxic" Jeez you're lost. Never said anything close to that.
2020-01-27 18:18
Players should be able to handle a team environment though which will always involve criticism as it's the basis for improvement. If you cant take criticism you should not be in a competitive environment.
2020-01-27 18:29
#294
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Sweden Rezeter 
its the bullying and toxicity. people are different. you should not be able to handle a toxic person like somple. defending that means you must have below 100 iq. you are from africa so not surprised.
2020-01-27 18:32
Wheres the evidence of the bullying and toxicity aimed at guardian? You cant just pretend it's happening because you dont like what hes done in the past.
2020-01-27 18:35
#301
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Sweden Rezeter 
you admitted it yourself. check tournament replays.
2020-01-27 18:34
I dont need to watch replays I watch the tournaments just fine. S1mple is vocal yes. Correcting a mistake isnt toxic. He corrects electronics mistakes, electronic gets better He corrects guardians mistake, guardian gets defensive and plays worse. How is that acceptable from guardian?
2020-01-27 18:37
#312
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Sweden Rezeter 
electronic does not get better from it. where is that evidence. you are delusional.
2020-01-27 18:38
The evidence is that electronic has improved from the day he joined Navi and became and remained an elite player??? While guardian joined during a slump and got worse despite being experienced and having already played with s1mple in the past, he should feel more comfortable than electronic if anything.
2020-01-27 18:40
#318
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Sweden Rezeter 
because he is a good player. simple have nothing to do with that improvement you dumb idiot.
2020-01-27 18:40
So by that same logic. Why does s1mple have anything to do with guardians decline? Hes allowed to be responsible for players getting worse but not getting better? That's an incredibly biased take. And exactly electronic is a good player who improves despite the circumstances, the same cannot be said for guardian this year.
2020-01-27 18:46
You won't prove him anything. This guy can't be reasoned with.
2020-01-27 18:47
It's not about him, it's about the idea hes portraying. I want anyone who later reads this to understand how ignorant of a rationale this is, trolling or otherwise.
2020-01-27 18:49
oh yea, that makes sense.
2020-01-27 18:54
your logic is just dumb
2020-01-27 21:15
#557
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Canada razneK1789 
lol nt
2020-01-29 04:43
You're the mental one speculation and guessing about things you have no info on. Guardian was shit from the moment he entered Navi. Worse than everyone else. Even if there was arguments that's part of the team environment. Electronic is much younger and still capable of performing at a top 10 level individually, why cant guardian?
2020-01-27 17:53
People are just looking for someone to take the blame for Guardians decline. It's pathetic really. Na'vi gave him his final shot in tier 1 and he blew it. Simple as that. Don't waste your brain cells on people who are just out to "witch hunt" so to speak.
2020-01-27 18:36
+1 guardian was shit and ended like shit
2020-01-27 20:30
+1
2020-01-27 20:39
Guardian retire please thank you :D
2020-01-27 17:16
he will retire after some NA awper will be better than him. so idk i think he wont retire for another 10 years.
2020-01-27 18:00
If NAF or stewie decided they were primary AWPers tomorrow theyd be better. Guardian was missing ridiculously easy shots.
2020-01-27 18:47
overall.
2020-01-27 19:21
Skadoodle 1 major
2020-01-27 23:57
+1
2020-01-27 19:31
#412
nak | 
Brazil hAGGRAZ! 
+1
2020-01-27 20:34
autimatic has already beaten guardian in one of those 1v1 blast thingies back when guardian was in faze if im not mistaken.
2020-01-27 21:09
+1
2020-01-27 22:04
The day the sky is green, the grass is blue, war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength, black is white, 2+2 =5, poor is rich, simple is complex, smart is stupid and true is false Na'Vi with s1mple might get #1.
2020-01-27 17:21
The day the sky is green, the grass is blue, war is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength, black is white, 2+2 =5, poor is rich, simple is complex, smart is stupid and true is false device will might get top 1 hltv
2020-01-28 08:42
oleksandr s1mple aka 2faced cuck
2020-01-27 17:24
f0rest = dnishe
2020-01-27 20:31
Pososi u menya karas'
2020-01-27 21:33
Thanks for interview OverDrive, please do more with other CIS players. Great read.
2020-01-27 17:26
One sided interview , but who are you ? Nothing suitable for team play
2020-01-27 17:34
#192
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Sweden Rezeter 
the problem was simples toxicity. complaining and crying like a bitch at guardian all the time. easy to shine with a ruski screaming at you every time he is not happy. (which is all the time)
2020-01-27 17:35
Any proof on that? Or is it just another poop dropped from your mouth (ass)? :o
2020-01-27 19:32
#461
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Sweden Rezeter 
watch the tournaments
2020-01-27 21:33
Stop dick riding him, it's annoying as hell.
2020-01-29 11:24
I didn't ask you, I asked this guy to put any proof for his words. If it is annoying for you, you have nothing to do, but keep reading my comments, slave.
2020-01-29 12:57
Wow... Typical response from s1mple sect. Have fun with idolizing your "GOAT". Also you can easily cooperate with biggest retard-troll-dickrider-fanboy aka sam2k.
2020-01-29 19:08
As I said, you're my slave. So you're forced to read my comments as I see. Do it on daily basis and don't be distracted! This is my order to you.
2020-01-29 19:10
Very insightful interview. I wish him all the best in 2020.
2020-01-27 17:38
#429
Sunde | 
Denmark Houlden 
+1 !
2020-01-27 20:43
#202
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Hungary Shiron212 
Oh s#& That's deep
2020-01-27 17:40
#207
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Finland kommunisti 
Good read!
2020-01-27 17:43
#334
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World WestSideDude 
+1
2020-01-27 18:47
#419
jR | 
Ukraine zergggg 
+1
2020-01-27 20:37
2 for 2 smoke will do
2020-01-30 12:46
nice, just change title to: "bully S1mple stood in the way of guardian shining, the problem became psychological"
2020-01-27 17:47
don't try to make excuses for this BOT GuardiaN
2020-01-27 20:38
#234
Ukraine bia 
There are some skipped questions and answers, I don't know why hltv.org removed them? Question about salary, for example: Courage Gaming - $300 HellRaisers - $300, $500 and $1000 after quals to Major Liquid - $3500 after taxes and rent payment NaVi - $3500 during trial period of 3 months, then $7000. Then salary rised with rank and results to 10k and more. He also said that TOP15 teams in the world have salaries more then $10000
2020-01-27 17:56
#266
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Spain chuggo 
lol
2020-01-27 18:09
#268
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp 
so Na`Vi has biggest salary in the World confirmed
2020-01-27 18:10
#282
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Russia ToughGuy 
it was in first part...
2020-01-27 18:20
#305
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World Beard43 
See part 1 for all of that.
2020-01-27 18:36
#323
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Germany Schwarzz 
Navi is the richest org confirmed by S1mple
2020-01-27 18:42
#345
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Ukraine Kracken[oN] 
it was written in the part 1, check it
2020-01-27 18:53
#245
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World WestSideDude 
Amazing interview! S1mple #1 !
2020-01-27 17:59
s1mple should join liquid, he literally openly stated he wants to play with EliGE and it would get him the major he had wanted for years
2020-01-27 18:04
Or maybe he should join Vitality, he literally openly stated he wants to play with ZywOo ?
2020-01-27 18:44
vitality too poor to afford s1mple buyout men(((
2020-01-28 05:10
koosta :((((
2020-01-27 18:04
#439
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Sweden Traitorz0r 
n00b k00sta
2020-01-27 21:04
S1mple #CSGOD
2020-01-27 18:05
very interesting interview.
2020-01-27 18:05
#261
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo 
i'm happy to see guardiLUL is kicked
2020-01-27 18:07
s1mple is the president of CS:GO. Or the King. Or wait... He is just a God of CS:GO!!!
2020-01-27 18:07
#280
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Russia ToughGuy 
are u high?
2020-01-27 18:19
why ?
2020-01-27 18:26
Koosta still has no clue about the game
2020-01-27 18:13
#417
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Latvia Phenomennn 
I think he was right lol
2020-01-27 20:36
LMAO
2020-01-30 12:49
said koosta has no clue about the game lol
2020-01-27 18:13
#375
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Latvia Phenomennn 
it is actually true lol
2020-01-27 19:29
No. Back then yes. Now he’s smart
2020-01-27 19:37
#385
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Other NDRnews 
Lol koosta is so fucking bad , he makes so dumb decisions and his aim is not good enough . Expected from Nifty fan btw
2020-01-27 19:41
doesnt matter still a chocker
2020-01-30 12:49
#275
nak | 
Brazil hAGGRAZ! 
The best player ever gave us an interview, thx booooi!
2020-01-27 18:13
S1imple has grown up, great: "Do you have a rivalry with ZywOo? I'm solely interested in my team's results. Rivalries are created artificially, and on the internet people always like to inflate things, comparing us outside of the context of our teams. Sometimes it gets in the way of focusing on the team component of the game, and you start thinking about the wrong things." Also it shows how immature most HLTV users/CSGO lovers are.
2020-01-27 18:19
+1
2020-01-27 19:22
every time i get triggered by autists on hltv i remind myself most of them are brainless kids so it really can't be helped. you can't be too judgmental about 16 year olds being immature. sadly, they are necessary to keep the scene going.
2020-01-27 21:17
#288
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Finland Miroyev 
Why u bully him
2020-01-27 18:26
GuardiaN bullies himself. he is just trash player
2020-01-27 21:12
#574
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Finland Miroyev 
ik just joking
2020-01-30 10:34
THE GOD
2020-01-27 18:30
woooooo s1mple besterestest!
2020-01-27 18:31
GuardiSHIT
2020-01-27 18:32
#300
Cheater | 
China imd0g 
cheating wife? guardian is a fat beta male for any women hes just a enabler
2020-01-27 18:34
#302
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Sweden ShageN 
GuardiaN is not Beta, he is Omega. Women use him only as an instrument, helper, money giver etc aaaand his wife is not an exception.
2020-01-27 18:35
#388
Cheater | 
China imd0g 
that's why he should work on him self
2020-01-27 19:45
#438
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Sweden ShageN 
He is lazy ass shit. And he is liar and hypocrite also btw.
2020-01-27 21:03
#573
nexa | 
Europe Luboss 
wtf are you talking about?
2020-01-30 01:02
#306
Sunde | 
Denmark Houlden 
I think there is no team in the World which wanna play with this piece of cr^p GuardiaN.
2020-01-27 18:37
#308
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Netherlands itsm 
Guardian top form > s1mple top form
2020-01-27 18:37
0/8
2020-01-27 18:46
#353
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Russia ToughGuy 
s1mple top form highest in the world (2018)
2020-01-27 19:01
Dream team confirmed: S1mple, ZywOo, Xyp9x, Gla1ve, EliGE
2020-01-27 18:37
seems amazing
2020-01-27 20:49
Do you think it could dethrone 2018 Astralis?
2020-01-27 23:31
guardian is such a trash player. lying about practice, being hypocrite, criticizing others when he was clearly the problem. such a pathetic dog this guardian is
2020-01-27 18:38
GuardiBOT xDDDDD
2020-01-27 18:38
#315
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World Beard43 
This was a really good interview, both parts. S1mple is far more down to earth than I expected and it was good that he didn't really hold much back here. GLHF in 2020 Mr s1mple.
2020-01-27 18:38
#319
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Russia Slava_slava 
He was always simple guy. But he is too good in-game so haters spam shit about him on a daily basis.
2020-01-27 18:40
#317
jR | 
Ukraine zergggg 
Honest and interesting interview. Thanks HLTV and OverDrive! =)
2020-01-27 18:39
S1mple is a Godlike player.
2020-01-27 18:43
#328
s1mple | 
Russia pEndos 
The legend
2020-01-27 18:43
#336
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Ukraine Kracken[oN] 
I'm not surprised there will be some idiot who will say that it was s1mple's fault that GuardiaN played like dogshit.
2020-01-27 18:48
+1 these 12 yo baiters are just clowns
2020-01-27 18:49
#340
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo 
GuardiLUL = noob
2020-01-27 18:50
#343
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Latvia Phenomennn 
This amount of haters just shows how Godlike S1mple is.
2020-01-27 18:52
u can't expect anything else from here. Kids callin s1mple "toxic" but guardian was garbage OmegaLUL
2020-01-28 10:08
#347
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp 
S1 #1 😎
2020-01-27 18:54
#348
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Germany grimmtz 
Glad to see s1mple raised so much as a person. He is just calm and simple man without this useless cockiness or arrogance! Great interview. Interesting to read!
2020-01-27 18:55
he just understood what real confidence is. real confidence is just a feeling inside you, not showing off all the time. confident person is always calm and friendly. one day he might be as good person as Markeloff
2020-01-27 18:58
#357
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Brazil arunino 
+1
2020-01-27 19:06
something or someone KEKW
2020-01-27 18:57
Yeah, someone LUL GuardiNOOB was playing with -30 K/D every game because of s1mple for sure Kappa
2020-01-27 18:59
Awesome to see his relationship with EliGE has strengthened overtime
2020-01-27 19:13
#432
nak | 
Brazil hAGGRAZ! 
He seems to like USA/NA/America in general. He understood how stupid it was when he left NA just because of some homesickness.
2020-01-27 20:47
#364
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Sweden yayer 
" I've forgotten the feeling as we haven't won in a while. " feelsbadman :( best player that has ever touched the game literally
2020-01-27 19:14
#371
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Sweden Traitorz0r 
+1
2020-01-27 19:20
#367
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Brazil cadik 
s0mple aka 0 major aka t0ximple
2020-01-27 19:17
#370
s1mple | 
Russia pEndos 
cadik aka dolboeb aka hater aka retard aka spamer of shit on Hltv about s1mple 24/7
2020-01-27 19:19
#374
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Kazakhstan Trapptrapp 
cadik aka retard
2020-01-27 19:27
cool
2020-01-27 19:19
Great interview, thank you. Nice to see these players' point of view.
2020-01-27 19:45
Amazing interview
2020-01-27 19:51
+1 so informative!
2020-01-27 20:56
#390
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Finland jUPPE! 
"I always practice no-scopes. There's obviously the random element to it, but when you train them a lot you start to get a feel for them." Hahahahahahaaaaaaa what a retard.
2020-01-27 19:52
??? So you're.
2020-01-27 20:11
no u
2020-01-28 08:35
"Frankie fan" nice retard
2020-01-28 10:09
s1mple bully
2020-01-27 20:12
s0mple
2020-01-27 20:19
#425
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World WestSideDude 
S1mple GOAT
2020-01-27 20:40
#524
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-01-28 11:41
s1mple_0_dolboeb_ti_1_dolboeb
2020-01-27 20:42
#408
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Europe b7ack0ut 
ok :)
2020-01-27 20:33
#430
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo 
ok? This was hell of an awesome interview!
2020-01-27 20:44
Very interesting to read, bravo Overdrive and HLTV staff!
2020-01-27 20:45
Cool interview. Like it.
2020-01-27 21:01
+1
2020-01-27 21:12
#525
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-01-28 11:41
GOAT 👌
2020-01-27 21:22
#526
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-01-28 11:41
#463
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Korea xtkjdtr01 
Great read!
2020-01-27 21:38
flair not flare
2020-01-27 22:42
GOAT
2020-01-27 23:09
#527
s1mple | 
Europe Sam2k 
+1
2020-01-28 11:41
How is Guardian playing bad on S1mple? He was playing worse long before joining NaVi
2020-01-27 23:33
Just biased non-objective haters and trolls
2020-01-27 23:59
#480
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Canada AFuckingLeaf 
And someone stood in your way for #1 player
2020-01-27 23:57
Something stood in the way. ...Mcdonalds
2020-01-28 00:25
I liked this review and actually think it seems s1mple has actually grown up significantly since his younger years. People on the internet are shameless, most likely never made a mistake in your life. I didn't like s1mple at all before. Obviously admired his plays but the persona was unfit for the status. He has clearly worked on it and I believe that he is able and has been able to better on his weaknesses. Obviously, I don't know the guy, I just read the interview so who knows. I also liked the insight into how he saw the moves in his career. I also like how he actually seems not to hold back about subjects if they're not non-disclosure. The way he speaks about the current iteration pf the team gives me more hope that Na'Vi could actually return to a real title contender form. I think the players have what it takes, finding chemistry is just not something that you can find. Some personas and ways of thinking/styles of play just don't work together as well as others and you need a lot of time to work out everything in the micro aspect if nothing clicks automatically. Rare people have the ethics and motivation to work it out if the issues/differences are really vast, especially as usually to achieve this everyone will be forced to give in a bit.
2020-01-28 00:41
Forgot to mention about s1mple that he really always tries to win. He doesn't purposefully throw games, not nowadays for sure. He has done his share of dumb stuff but well.. Sometimes it works out, other times you look like a idiot when it doesn't. I like his mentality in this aspect and he is also emotional. You could see it especially at a younger age. He clearly had issues controlling his emotions, thats something he might still have work with but considering the past outbursts he has come a long way.
2020-01-28 01:15
+1 glad u could relate in the same way as I did
2020-01-28 08:34
nice interview, good content
2020-01-28 02:42
What an amazing read. Will forever love you S1. I'm happy you grew up to be a good person. I do hope deep in my heart that someday, somehow, you win a major. And I'd be in tears.
2020-01-28 03:29
Yeah Na'vi should be really great team with shit IGL and player replacing Guardian with someone who has no experience in tier 1. I don't know how much Na'vi is paying s1mple but he's become delusional, you ruined your entire legacy in CS Go over this shit team just so you can stay in Ukraine... Since s1mple joined this team it's been retarded decision after retarded decision. Fire power > tactics Inexperienced IGL > A true leader Declining Awper > s1mple in his prime No name player> Guardian. This team has literally no direction, bunch of pug mix randoms trying to win a major... It will never happen.
2020-01-28 03:42
I could agree with everything from your post, except: > "No name player> Guardian." It is actually true, any no-name player from tier2-3 scene is much much better than washed-up depressive bot who cannot even practice with the team properly and who is playing -50 every match.
2020-01-28 06:54
Any tier 2 rifler is more of an impact that guardian on the awp this past year. And putting the best player who got his #1 ranking the year where he reinvented aggressive awping in a way that I havent seen since before the awp nerf... Sounds like a good decision to me.
2020-01-28 11:50
nice interview again
2020-01-28 07:58
#522
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Portugal faizk 
Thanks HLTV!
2020-01-28 11:32
Always liked Simple. He has the ego needed to be the best but in someway he is also a humble and stand up guy.
2020-01-28 12:07
Decent Guy not too bad, I like that he is being honest But he just needs to win more trophies 2019 his team was almost irrelevant and he wasnt able to lift them unlike ZywOo and ZywOo did not have electronic on his team
2020-01-28 12:22
This guy has a remarkable mindset. Too bad his teammates are holding him back.
2020-01-28 13:27
Astralis like mindset, he’s a very fascinating person on and off the server
2020-01-28 15:33
#535
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Lithuania N0PEr 
guys guys use code n0pe on csgoempire
2020-01-28 13:41
TL;DR; in one sentence: "It's quite simple, really"
2020-01-28 13:59
Why didnt u try to help him if he had psychological problem? Idiots
2020-01-28 14:15
#546
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Czech Republic EnterCZe 
Guardian is still on of the best players in history of CS and for sure best sniper in history of CS. If there would be sum smart genius telling that it is not then u can check how many TOP 20 places he has.
2020-01-28 16:02
Thats probably just one part of the problem
2020-01-28 21:24
#562
s1mple | 
Ukraine M!r0 
Every successful player must have haters, alot of haters.. ur opinions and hatred to him won't change anything, u just need a damn noob player to support him, that's it. There isn't a respect even to a player and his achievements. Even if he is a toxic player, we still support him. We are fans of s1mple and Na'Vi. By not winning a damn major, that doesn't mean he's bad, or even an issue to him team, every person in this world has bad times in his time, or even his career, not everyone is perfect. Wanna reply to this comment and put some shit, IDK. s1mple is still one of the best in CS:Go history, and this fact is undeniable.
2020-01-29 15:34
+1 But interesting fact, S1mple had haters even when he wasn't the best player, but he was working on it. People already felt that this guy will be huge and hated him. He became the best player. He became the best player in history and the only one goal he has now is just make his team (Na`Vi) great again. Make them winning Major at least or even make them having an Era in CS:GO, like they had in 1.6. Haters always gonna hate no matter what. But the number of haters when you have succeed also show how amazing and great you are. S1mple is this kind of person who will have haters always and even more if he achieves more.
2020-01-29 16:11
you're right, he's still toxic LUL expected from delusional fangays though
2020-02-06 05:31
#601
s1mple | 
Ukraine M!r0 
This is a fact, and he said it too! But we will support him whatever happens.
2020-02-08 06:43
THE PROBLEM WAS PSYCHOLOGICAL =pressure from toxic teammate
2020-01-30 20:41
he is overweighted
2020-02-01 12:45
#599
WARDELL | 
Canada ZHF 
Wow PsychoLogical thanks for ruining Guardian
2020-02-06 22:12
#600
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Turkey tastemycobra 
- s1mple lol
2020-02-07 10:59
Why didnt u help your teammate then,you couldve hired psycholog to help him.
2020-02-26 15:40
nice response to 1 month old thread fucktard
2020-02-26 15:41
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