Video: s1mple - MVP of IEM Katowice 2020

Our moviemaker Pablo "Nickos" Sanabria put together a highlight reel of Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev's plays at IEM Katowice 2020, where he earned the 10th MVP of his career.

s1mple averaged a 1.33 rating over 18 maps played in Katowice, outclassing the opposition at the event while also standing out in the grand final against G2, where he posted a 1.52 rating in the 3-0 victory.

s1mple added another MVP medal to his collection

The Ukrainian stood out in a number of statistical categories aside just rating, being one of the top five on 13 leaderboards including those for KDD (+119), Damage Difference per Round (+21.4), Kills per Round (0.83) and Success in Opening Duels (73.8%).

The IEM Katowice MVP medal is the tenth one of s1mple's career, seeing him now tied with Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund and Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub as the players with the second-most MVP honors.

Click play below to witness s1mple's best plays from the event in Poland:

For more highlights, interviews, and podcasts visit HLTV.org's YouTube Channel.

Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1718
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
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
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1756
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD ALSO NAVI #1 IN THE WORLD NAVI ERA BEST ERA
2020-03-10 18:10
#4
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Germany BIG_FAN
TabseN robbed
2020-03-10 18:10
+1
2020-03-10 18:11
dausel.co/mHGsmk u dont know abiut this
2020-03-10 18:50
2020-03-10 21:35
Clueless big fan 😂😂😂 what a username cheers mate
2020-03-15 20:05
#9
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Canada keenwa
Hi Delusional Big Fan
2020-03-10 18:11
0/8
2020-03-10 18:12
#13
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Canada keenwa
8/8 i’ve caught you
2020-03-10 18:12
#37
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Liberia LilWayne
Real Delusional_Big_fan would be first and not nr 4
2020-03-10 18:27
+1
2020-03-10 18:41
#69
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Europe OG_Sour
Tabsen has been deleted by mopoz from Movistar Riders xD
2020-03-10 19:09
S#1mple
2020-03-10 18:11
Everything checks out. You're right though. 😎
2020-03-10 18:14
the tattoo on his hand looks terrible tho
2020-03-10 18:16
+1
2020-03-10 18:21
#52
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Ukraine YUR4S
+1
2020-03-10 18:42
+1
2020-03-10 21:24
god
2020-03-10 18:10
+1
2020-03-10 18:21
#53
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Ukraine YUR4S
+1
2020-03-10 18:42
+1
2020-03-13 15:56
2020-03-10 18:11
kkkkkkkkkkkk 🤣🤣😂😂
2020-03-10 18:11
+1
2020-03-10 18:21
Bot
2020-03-10 18:11
nt no scene
2020-03-10 18:23
nt scared rat, scared of showing flag, huh
2020-03-10 19:34
Go shit on your street not on hltv idiot
2020-03-10 19:46
nt sam2k alt
2020-03-10 19:50
Nice education you have their mr street pooper
2020-03-10 19:58
Enjoy your ban :) 12 yo braindead kid telling me about education
2020-03-10 20:11
So you incline that people in india well educated? Then it's indeed great education teaching people to shit on streets
2020-03-11 02:45
Most indians are running our jobs unfortunately they are pretty educated i would say.
2020-03-11 07:52
Yeah, out of 1.4 billion you'd probably find 5% who can do things. Not impressive though
2020-03-11 14:13
Signed up 2019-12-11 “12 yo braindead kid”
2020-03-11 03:35
Wdym?
2020-03-11 04:03
#45
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CIS kryto203
Axaxax bot rekted your favourite player kennySilver 1
2020-03-10 18:34
Triggered?
2020-03-10 19:32
#79
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CIS kryto203
shouldve replied to #5
2020-03-10 19:38
At least learn to reply :( nt though
2020-03-10 19:42
#113
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CIS kryto203
#5 is literally one word. Imagine being mad because someone is better than your favourite player. Dont try to hide your tears under these denying comments, there is nothing wrong with crying, well, because... cry is free
2020-03-10 22:39
2020-03-11 03:54
#132
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CIS kryto203
2020-03-11 06:07
Lmao nt pennyS fangirl
2020-03-10 19:45
Type F to pay respekT
2020-03-10 18:11
top 1 2020
2020-03-10 18:12
+1
2020-03-10 18:22
S1
2020-03-10 18:13
<3
2020-03-10 18:22
Many wow such pro
2020-03-10 18:16
Number 1 in his name - number 1 in this game!
2020-03-10 18:17
+1
2020-03-10 18:22
+1
2020-03-10 18:54
Nice video!
2020-03-10 18:17
+1
2020-03-10 18:22
#21
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Russia Harvallen
first blood
2020-03-10 18:19
expected from esl
2020-03-10 18:21
Beautiful
2020-03-10 18:21
Why overrating s1mple GOAT cuz he highest KD? lmao he is AWPer, awp abusing, no scope one shot killer, nothing special. if he rifler he will be nothing..
2020-03-10 18:26
#32
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Russia ToughGuy
nt no scene
2020-03-10 18:22
nt fluke scene s1mple is the best awper and best rifler
2020-03-10 18:23
best rifler kek elige xyp9x electronic twistzz niko zywoo hunter magisk qikert > s1mple
2020-03-10 18:31
atleast put some effort in your shit baits 0/8
2020-03-10 18:32
nt fan of disgusting awp abuser))
2020-03-10 18:32
nt fan of braindead player who refused to play with NaVi for VP XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2020-03-10 18:50
go cry to valve for a nerf, dont hate the player.
2020-03-10 18:48
He was a rifler when GuardiaN was on the team in 2016/17 and 2019. He still carried them LOL
2020-03-10 18:38
Yeah winning so many major, oh wait
2020-03-10 20:11
Did I talk about tournament wins? No, Expected from corona
2020-03-10 22:42
petience 0 is from germany expected from retard
2020-03-10 22:43
nice spelling
2020-03-10 23:57
no one is taking your opinion bitch, are u a fuckin bitch and want defende your boy friend? fuckin homo
2020-03-11 00:04
2020-03-11 02:52
Cry is free.
2020-03-11 07:53
fakeflagger with 0 iq
2020-03-11 19:04
Cry in africa, they need water over there
2020-03-12 03:25
you need a doctor, maybe dr house is free, he can heal your brain
2020-03-12 20:44
Nt qikert go have fun with your shit team
2020-03-10 19:48
are you trolling? s1mple can do both.
2020-03-11 08:43
well deserved he was insane at katowice
2020-03-10 18:27
+1
2020-03-10 18:28
Guardian uchis kak nado igrat s awika!!!
2020-03-10 18:31
#55
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Ukraine YUR4S
who and what?
2020-03-10 18:43
NaVi 1 tournament era KEKW😂
2020-03-10 18:36
#48
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Asia qbiy
better than liquid i think xDDDD
2020-03-10 18:37
liquid 6 big events in a row and grand slam? i arent think that yet btw og not even qualifying for minor XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXAXA
2020-03-10 19:01
+11
2020-03-11 07:53
BIG has more trophies than Astralis in 2020 😄
2020-03-10 18:39
12 hours of studying navi to get rekt 16 5 16 5 KEKWWW
2020-03-10 18:51
15*
2020-03-10 22:43
#47
valde | 
Asia qbiy
god damn this fkn monster <3
2020-03-10 18:36
+1
2020-03-10 19:42
#54
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Ukraine YUR4S
EZ4NAVI GOD S1MPLE
2020-03-10 18:42
+1
2020-03-10 19:42
GOAT
2020-03-10 18:51
+1
2020-03-10 19:42
deserved
2020-03-10 18:52
+1
2020-03-10 19:42
GOAT
2020-03-10 18:51
+1
2020-03-10 19:43
GOAT 👌
2020-03-10 18:53
+1
2020-03-10 19:43
#65
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Sweden Zlatanist
Friberg 1 major mvp (also best in the world for a period of time) S0mple:
2020-03-10 18:54
shit bait Jörgen
2020-03-10 19:03
#68
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Sweden Zlatanist
Even if it was it's still true
2020-03-10 19:04
shit bait Jörgen
2020-03-10 19:10
Friberg: 1 major mvp 6 years ago S1mple: 10 mvp medals, #1 in '18, #2 in '19 questions?
2020-03-10 19:21
+555
2020-03-10 19:46
#112
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Sweden Zlatanist
S0mple will never reach the same level of legacy and nostalgia, he will just be remembered as the best and that's nothing to strive for. There's a huge difference between being good and being great. Problem officer?
2020-03-10 22:23
S0mple already has reached this level of legacy as the GOAT with 0 major. Like Messi, gooooood... But not enough
2020-03-10 23:06
I hope his team will win a major this year & s1mple get atleast 1 major only for satisfaction. But CS fan are grateful to him for his best moves & dedication to this game 16000 Hours shows his dedication. Thanx all legend pro players for entertaining us your fans
2020-03-11 08:05
"he will just be remembered as the best and that's nothing to strive for" fenks, u made me day
2020-03-11 11:30
"he will just be remembered as the best " lmao, nuff said
2020-03-11 15:10
#150
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Sweden Zlatanist
You clearly don't understand the difference between 'best' and 'greatest' and why one of them means much more than the other
2020-03-11 19:02
0 major...
2020-03-10 23:49
no problem, even clown9 won a fluke major bc of faze choke, so
2020-03-11 15:11
#149
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Sweden Zlatanist
But fribergs major mvp wasn't a fluke.
2020-03-11 19:00
2020-03-11 19:33
#153
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Sweden Zlatanist
Totally irrelevant
2020-03-11 19:36
just like his mvp from 2014 nowadays
2020-03-11 19:55
#155
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Sweden Zlatanist
Wow
2020-03-11 20:15
not really a choke when u get outplayed by stewie2k....lets hope some team will choke tho so s0mple can hold a major trophy one day =(
2020-03-11 21:46
NIVA LUL 0 MAJORS
2020-03-10 19:20
pizdec rad za nego
2020-03-10 19:20
#74
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Russia Orz
lul
2020-03-10 19:26
s1mple only real #1
2020-03-10 19:32
+1
2020-03-10 19:43
Number 1 in the name, number 1 in the game! S1mple #CSGOD GOAT
2020-03-10 23:26
Now that's a frag highlight movie, and just 1 event. What a goat 🐐
2020-03-10 19:41
+1
2020-03-10 19:43
Ez 4 god s1mple
2020-03-10 19:45
IS IT INSANE??? OFC
2020-03-10 19:54
big pipi
2020-03-10 20:00
300fps ok.
2020-03-10 21:37
penis music gg
2020-03-10 21:40
Deserved
2020-03-10 21:53
#121
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Argentina yoKex
<3 !
2020-03-10 23:57
Astralis lets investors buy stocks of them on the nasdaq only to get 16-5 twice LULW
2020-03-11 00:00
2020-03-11 00:58
The real number 1.
2020-03-11 03:36
#133
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Russia razorVJ
Finally some good fucking fragmovie.
2020-03-11 07:05
he'd finally deserve a major!
2020-03-11 07:52
goat of this game, end of discussion. haters will forever hate
2020-03-11 09:28
s0mple is #0
2020-03-11 10:27
GOAT
2020-03-11 13:27
DESERVED.
2020-03-11 14:09
sick
2020-03-11 15:58
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