s1mple claims DreamHack Masters Spring MVP award

The Ukrainian prodigy earned his second medal of the year and the 13th of his career.

Natus Vincere star Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev has been named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of DreamHack Masters Spring 2021 by HLTV.org. The 23-year-old capped off a memorable tournament with a 1.38 series rating in the 3-0 victory over Gambit in the final, topping the scoreboard on both Overpass (1.71 rating) and Dust2 (1.59).

s1mple had only two under-1.00 ratings over the course of the tournament and ended 12 of the 15 maps that he played with ratings higher than, or equal to, 1.25. He made the tournament's stats leaderboards in 15 categories, most notably rating (1.41, second only to Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut's 1.53), ADR (90.8), Impact (1.52), clutches (10) and percentage of rounds with at least one kill (57.6%).

s1mple adds another MVP to his collection

s1mple's accomplishments continue to rack up: He has the second-most MVP medals at 13, two more than ZywOo — who beat the Ukrainian to the title of the best player in the world in 2019 and 2020 — and five fewer than Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz.

2021 MVPs by HLTV.org:

BLAST Premier Global Final - Ukraine Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev
cs_summit 7 - Russia Dzhami "⁠Jame⁠" Ali
IEM Katowice - Russia Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov
ESL Pro League 13 - Russia Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov
FunSpark ULTI Europe Final - Canada Justin "⁠FaNg⁠" Coakley
DreamHack Masters Spring - Ukraine Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev

Russia Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Dzhami 'Jame' Ali
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.55
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
808
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.62
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.22
Maps played:
657
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.54
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1664
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
720
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Canada Justin 'FaNg' Coakley
Justin 'FaNg' Coakley
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
367
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.24
Maps played:
1353
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
#4
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Ukraine NiP_sux
Goat
2021-05-09 20:10
#6
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Finland LeksaBoi
wow
2021-05-09 20:10
S13ple
2021-05-09 20:10
expected
2021-05-09 20:10
#10
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Spain eX3n1k
GOAT
2021-05-09 20:10
EZZZZZ FOR TOP 1
2021-05-09 20:10
1 reply
+1
2021-05-09 20:11
#13
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Portugal DaHunter
🐐 s1mple
2021-05-09 20:10
2 replies
+1 s1mple top 1 2021
2021-05-09 20:13
S🐐mple
2021-05-09 23:25
POG Well deserved for BOAT S1MPLE Edit: That is now 2 big event MVPs + 2 big event EVPs in 2021, for s1mple.
2021-05-09 20:11
5 replies
+1 I just woke up and haven't been this ecstatic in quite some time. Well deserved. Also, it feels dreamy to see Electronic at the top. Best rifler in the world, imo.
2021-05-09 20:14
4 replies
A bit of shame you haven't seen the match cause it's rare to see Na'Vi play so good :)
2021-05-09 20:27
1 reply
I saw the highlights :)
2021-05-10 05:14
Mate can I pm you about Deutsche Bank ?
2021-05-09 20:40
I had tears in my eyes watching electronic. So good to see him play so well again. Hope there's consistency from him and NaVi now.
2021-05-10 06:18
so ez, he'll be better this year than he was in 2018, 100%
2021-05-09 20:11
2 replies
but yet dumb hltv will pick rank him 2nd best again this year.. smh..
2021-05-09 23:06
1 reply
#242
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Estonia Shoyo
of course they love zywoo's farm rating lmao aint impressive as fvck
2021-05-10 01:36
Deserved 100% s1mple showing once again why he is and will always be the #1 player.
2021-05-09 20:11
5 replies
"will always be" - no, not always. s1mple will gone from pro scene, sooner or later, like every great other player did.
2021-05-09 20:14
3 replies
yeah, he's already been on top for so long, it's actually pretty impressive
2021-05-09 20:29
2 replies
#119
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Argentina An7uan
There is a video in YouTube showing players with more kd along the time and simple was #1 for a lot of time since his debut
2021-05-09 20:45
1 reply
yea, s1mple is easily among top5 of the very best csgo players
2021-05-09 20:47
+1111 deserved
2021-05-10 03:32
#24
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Ukraine McSwell
Deserved, basically the only guy in game who is good if not the best at everything.
2021-05-09 20:12
Deserved, insane tournament from insane player
2021-05-09 20:12
#27
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Russia Michael_R7
GOAT
2021-05-09 20:12
6 replies
*Best
2021-05-09 21:06
5 replies
same no?
2021-05-09 23:01
4 replies
Nope
2021-05-10 19:19
3 replies
goat = greatest of the all times which is similar to "the best", so dont write anything pls
2021-05-10 20:54
2 replies
Lmao, goat is characterized by team results with personal success. Personal success includes the number of mvp and the player's contribution as a team player. While the best is characterized only by individual results. In the case of cs, these are top 1 in top 20 and 1v9 games. Goat and best are different definitions. So, russki, first of all you must stop drinking vodka, and only then you can make comments like "don't write".
2021-05-10 21:51
1 reply
"abbreviation for Greatest Of All Time: used to refer to or describe the person who has performed better than anyone else ever" - the defenition of "goat" from cambridge dictionary. In my opinion this mathes with s1mple. You have different point of view? Whatever it is - I dont care. Also your stereotype thinking behaviour is making you look dumb
2021-05-10 22:40
#28
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Serbia LtN))
EZ4S1MPLE
2021-05-09 20:12
1 reply
+1
2021-05-09 20:13
SPASIBO FLAMIE ZA POBEDY!
2021-05-09 20:12
0/8 ZygOd deserved it he had better rating :(
2021-05-09 20:12
1 reply
bro you need to step up your nvidia game. ast are noobs now
2021-05-09 20:38
Xantares robbed.
2021-05-09 20:12
1 reply
+1
2021-05-10 03:36
Deserved
2021-05-09 20:13
goat
2021-05-09 20:13
1 reply
*best
2021-05-09 21:06
#CSGOAT
2021-05-09 20:13
nice
2021-05-09 20:13
best player we've ever seen
2021-05-09 20:13
1 reply
s1mple #1
2021-05-09 20:15
well deserved
2021-05-09 20:13
CIS going strong this year
2021-05-09 20:13
electronic scammed
2021-05-09 20:14
3 replies
ZyWoO*
2021-05-09 20:40
1 reply
#167
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
0/8
2021-05-09 21:13
+1
2021-05-09 20:41
#57
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China Xpicyy
I'm happy to witness history
2021-05-09 20:15
#58
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Russia Soawii
deserved
2021-05-09 20:15
pimple botttt player elektronik mvp.
2021-05-09 20:15
#60
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Poland SebL
Well no doubt deserved, what a tournament from s1mple, he is hiting new heights it seems like, GJ my man.
2021-05-09 20:15
gratz
2021-05-09 20:15
bubble robbed
2021-05-09 20:17
#65
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Asia Drag0nJ
ez for FaNg
2021-05-09 20:17
not surprising
2021-05-09 20:17
No surprises there, what a ridiculous tournament he had! Congrats
2021-05-09 20:17
deserved
2021-05-09 20:18
#72
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Georgia Megobari
Russia and Ukraine going for MVP race with each other xd
2021-05-09 20:21
1 reply
russia and simple*
2021-05-09 20:23
Well deserved Goat
2021-05-09 20:21
#75
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China HEIDASHUAi
s1mple well deserved !!!! On the way to top1 2021!
2021-05-09 20:23
1 reply
+1
2021-05-09 20:23
Bombla deserved mvp for
2021-05-09 20:24
#82
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Argentina TavishT
GOD of the game!!
2021-05-09 20:24
Deserved and thanks to his teammates.
2021-05-09 20:25
S1mple is uterly insane man, i never seen player like this never never. I don't understand how he is so different from all other players, he is the besstest player to touch this game, alex was right, number1 in the name and number 1 in the game. i am impressed
2021-05-09 20:25
ez4goats1mple
2021-05-09 20:26
deserved
2021-05-09 20:26
#89
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Bulgaria goshyy
DESERVED! GOD SASHA!
2021-05-09 20:27
ez top1
2021-05-09 20:30
Deserved, what a performance from him and Elec
2021-05-09 20:31
FunSpark ULTI Europe Final - Canada Justin "⁠FaNg⁠" Coakley xantares robbed
2021-05-09 20:31
1 reply
Yeah what a shame move by hltv. I think they are trying to boost NA scene but it was awful
2021-05-09 20:56
Deserved what a player
2021-05-09 20:32
1 reply
He is s1mple
2021-05-09 21:05
So deserved amazing player
2021-05-09 20:37
#99
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CIS elefiveS
GOAT
2021-05-09 20:39
3 replies
*Best
2021-05-09 21:05
2 replies
#240
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Ukraine zergggg
Greatest*
2021-05-10 01:24
1 reply
*Best
2021-05-10 21:51
2021 looking good for the GOAT
2021-05-09 20:39
1 reply
*for the best
2021-05-09 21:05
shouldve gone to electronic IMO
2021-05-09 20:40
DESERVED KING
2021-05-09 20:41
ZyWoO should have got it
2021-05-09 20:41
1 reply
xDDDDDDDDD
2021-05-09 21:10
deserved king
2021-05-09 20:42
#110
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Brazil arunino
"s1mple is greatest player to ever touch the game" (c) f0rest
2021-05-09 20:42
#112
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Spain chuggo
The best player ever in both CS versions.
2021-05-09 20:42
3 replies
Both🤔
2021-05-09 20:49
2 replies
He is from the other universe.
2021-05-09 21:04
1.6 and 1.7
2021-05-10 03:35
Some people are consistent, some people have good peaks. S1mple is CONSISTENTLY GODLIKE.
2021-05-09 20:43
#116
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
s1mple is the Man, The Myth and the Legend!!!!
2021-05-09 20:44
100% deserved, without him navi would have lost to heroic 0-2
2021-05-09 20:44
there will never be a player with such skill, consistency and carry-potential as S1mple, never...
2021-05-09 20:46
Nice
2021-05-09 20:46
s1mple was absolutely robbed several times with Top1 player of the Year. And 2020 was a good example of such sadness.
2021-05-09 20:47
1 reply
+1
2021-05-10 14:37
Greatest Player Of Alltime aka S1mple aka NAVI's main carry
2021-05-09 20:47
4 replies
Greatest? S1mple is best, zywoo also.
2021-05-09 21:04
3 replies
+1
2021-05-09 22:40
S1mple and zywoo both are the greatest because nobody in the past has had as high of a peak as s1mple and zywoo.
2021-05-10 12:28
1 reply
Greatest and best are different definitions
2021-05-10 19:09
Nice job!
2021-05-09 20:50
True fighter and champion...
2021-05-09 20:50
Deserved CiS era incoming.
2021-05-09 20:51
S1mple is born to bring back NAVI's Kingdom.
2021-05-09 20:51
well deserved you goat
2021-05-09 20:55
5 tier 1 tournaments and 5 CIS MVPs, damn. Year of CIS, eh?
2021-05-09 20:56
3 replies
all teams from CIS are onliners... NAVI is not CIS imo cuz they rely too much on S1mple, and S1mple is not CIS.
2021-05-09 20:58
2 replies
dudeeeeeeeeee
2021-05-09 22:41
Its not like it been almost a whole year before 2021 online where ZyWhooo got his underserved top 1
2021-05-10 00:21
#137
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Russia Wyrierit
GOAT s1mple
2021-05-09 20:57
1 reply
Best s1mple
2021-05-09 21:03
Deserved
2021-05-09 20:58
S1mpleB1Tronic
2021-05-09 20:59
1 reply
S1mB1tronic
2021-05-10 12:29
GOAT Bubble deserves more tbh
2021-05-09 20:59
1 reply
+1 ez
2021-05-09 22:41
#143
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Chile cap_
Deserved GOAT ♡
2021-05-09 21:00
expected and deserved EZ
2021-05-09 21:01
Congratz
2021-05-09 21:03
GOATED
2021-05-09 21:05
#157
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United States ekwi
teh 🐐 indeed better than olof or get right, this new era is stronger than anything
2021-05-09 21:07
vamos GOAT s1mple!!!!! BR <3 S1
2021-05-09 21:08
#160
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
deserved af, for sure the best player rn
2021-05-09 21:08
#162
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Bosnia and Herzegovina lousooo
the best of the best of the best of the best ...
2021-05-09 21:11
#164
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Turkey duxs1
well deserved
2021-05-09 21:11
Yay
2021-05-09 21:12
#170
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Brazil Anarchybr
If he doesn’t get top 1 again this year I’m going to be very angry
2021-05-09 21:16
5 replies
+1111111
2021-05-09 21:24
#175
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Germany grimmtz
+1
2021-05-09 21:30
#177
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Brazil arunino
+1 there is no player on this planet who deserved top1 of this and previous year more than GOAT S1mple
2021-05-09 21:39
This year hltv will have to really work overtime to rob him lol.
2021-05-10 03:34
1 reply
+1
2021-05-10 14:37
#176
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Russia wmenarg
graz
2021-05-09 21:35
beast since 2015
2021-05-09 21:40
3 replies
+1 it was obvious since the beggining of S1mple's career that he gonna be the Best ever.
2021-05-09 21:42
2 replies
+1 was pretty obvious even when he was playing sltv amateur series (Vs kjaerbye in finals lul)
2021-05-10 01:50
1 reply
Was curious enough to look into it, tournament was called sltv proseries X and apparently a-gaming and kjaerbye's team didn't met in finals nor even playoffs, prob was some pre qualifier for it or something
2021-05-10 02:32
EZ 4 GOAT S1MPLE AND NAVII
2021-05-09 21:41
n1 GOAT s1mple
2021-05-09 21:43
props to B1T s1mple GOAT
2021-05-09 21:44
#186
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Denmark Vespurr
Why
2021-05-09 21:54
1 reply
What?
2021-05-09 23:33
deserved
2021-05-09 21:55
#189
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Finland AliSabid
GZ EZ
2021-05-09 21:55
gg ez for goat
2021-05-09 22:08
Easily the GOAT Tho I still expect HLTV to find someway to put Zywoo as top 1 again
2021-05-09 22:10
cant wait for another group stage exit on next event
2021-05-09 22:10
2 replies
translation: ''I put a bet on Gambit''
2021-05-09 22:12
1 reply
#239
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Ukraine zergggg
translation: "i'm russian so i'm mad that Ukrainian org is doing consistently Great, during decades" *
2021-05-10 01:23
#193
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Poland kingWZRD
The greatest of all time
2021-05-09 22:11
POGMODE s1mple!
2021-05-09 22:12
electronic robbed
2021-05-09 22:28
1 reply
Cuz he played on match "good"?
2021-05-09 23:19
best
2021-05-09 23:35
BOAT
2021-05-09 23:36
#227
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Russia mshkoda
Sasha beast
2021-05-09 23:52
The GOAT
2021-05-10 00:02
device got all his mvp with solid teammates (awp will ofc pick up all the kills)...whereas simple always had to carry two people whose always struggling...device not comparable to simple but zywoo is
2021-05-10 00:45
deserved for the true goat s1mple #1
2021-05-10 01:24
GOAT 🐐🐐🐐🐐
2021-05-10 02:55
#250
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Turkey sedo7
they stole another mvp from zywho, shame on you hltv
2021-05-10 03:14
What a great player - universally celebrated for his extraordinary work!
2021-05-10 03:33
True Top 1. God of CS.
2021-05-10 03:36
deserved
2021-05-10 03:41
THE GOAT
2021-05-10 04:17
The 13th MVP for god s1mple!
2021-05-10 05:10
Top 1 2021 for sure
2021-05-10 05:31
#270
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Canada Twlv
Great work for S1mple. One step closer to HLTV #1
2021-05-10 06:06
#273
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Slovakia oKoOOooOO
Number one in his name, number one in the game <3
2021-05-10 08:28
deserved
2021-05-10 09:08
100% Deserve
2021-05-10 10:02
sanya beast
2021-05-10 10:23
s1mple best playa
2021-05-10 10:47
With this performance top 1 2021 for sure
2021-05-10 11:09
- Gurdian + perfecto, navi won the IEM Katowice -Flamie + b1t, navi won Dreamhack Masters. Navi should change their roster every tournament, this is the only way for Navi to win tournament.
2021-05-10 12:06
1 reply
Good eye
2021-05-10 12:33
Unexpected!
2021-05-10 12:42
Looking forward to enjoy more games with s1mple
2021-05-11 16:42
2021-05-12 01:39
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