s1mple awarded IEM Cologne MVP

A masterclass of a performance saw the Ukrainian clinch his fourth MVP medal of 2021.

Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev has clinched the Most Valuable Player award by HLTV and Bitskins.com at IEM Cologne after leading Natus Vincere to the title at the stacked $1 million tournament with terrifying form.

There was no question that it would be none other than the 23-year-old megastar to secure the individual accolade ahead of the best-of-five final against G2 already, as s1mple was heading into the title decider with a 1.56 rating following wins over Renegades, Vitality, Astralis, and FaZe, and he went on to top the charts in the narrow grand final affair, as well.

In the end, the Ukrainian is sporting some staggering numbers in just about every category imaginable, averaging a 1.51 overall rating (#1), 0.96 kills per round (#1), 78.5% KAST (#1), 1.70 impact rating (#1), 93.1 ADR (#2), and 0.54 deaths per round (#3) across 14 maps played over the course of the event.

Closing the gap to Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz, who has 18 to his name, s1mple has now increased his total MVP count to 15 after locking down his fourth individual award of the year, having previously been named the best player of the BLAST Premier Global Final, DreamHack Masters Spring, and StarLadder CIS RMR in 2021.

2021 MVPs by HLTV.org

BLAST Premier Global Final - Ukraine s1mple
cs_summit 7 - Russia Jame
IEM Katowice - Russia sh1ro
ESL Pro League 13 - Russia Ax1Le
FunSpark ULTI Europe Final - Canada FaNg
DreamHack Masters Spring - Ukraine s1mple
Flashpoint 3 - Slovakia frozen
EPIC League CIS - Kazakhstan Hobbit
IEM Summer - Russia Ax1Le
BLAST Premier Spring Final - Kazakhstan Hobbit
StarLadder CIS RMR - Ukraine s1mple
IEM Cologne - Ukraine s1mple

Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1722
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1419
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
ez
2021-07-18 20:49
7 replies
unexpected!
2021-07-18 20:55
5 replies
Who do you expect?
2021-07-18 20:57
2 replies
jumping god boombla
2021-07-18 21:03
b1t
2021-07-18 21:10
#92
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
0/8 that was very expected
2021-07-18 21:12
i thought it would be xi wu
2021-07-19 01:01
Shocking wtf!
2021-07-18 20:58
#2
rain | 
Lithuania rainb0b
ez
2021-07-18 20:49
2 replies
+1
2021-07-18 21:56
🔥🔥🔥🔥 WHERE DEM S1 HATERZ NAWWWW🤣🤣👌👌👌
2021-07-18 22:32
#3
doto | 
Finland Exeilus
i was expecting allu to be the mvp
2021-07-18 20:49
8 replies
was close next time mby
2021-07-18 20:51
#31
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Ukraine McSwell
allu robbed
2021-07-18 20:52
+5518001
2021-07-18 21:07
#94
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
+1 s1mple didn't deserve the mvp
2021-07-18 21:13
3 replies
+99999 allu > s0mple
2021-07-18 21:57
2 replies
#159
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
+1111 i couldn't agree more
2021-07-18 22:01
1 reply
+999999
2021-07-18 22:01
wtf allu robbed
2021-07-18 21:56
#4
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Kyrgyzstan hallohallo
GOAT
2021-07-18 20:50
DESERVED!
2021-07-18 20:50
WELL DESERVED s1mple GOAT
2021-07-18 20:50
3 replies
+1 #80
2021-07-18 21:10
+999999999999999999
2021-07-18 21:53
allu got robbed of mvp
2021-07-18 23:48
#7
SA | 
Sweden ve!
Congratulations but Nivera still top 1 2021
2021-07-18 20:50
9 replies
who is?
2021-07-18 20:53
7 replies
#39
SA | 
Sweden ve!
Damn dead meme?
2021-07-18 20:54
6 replies
idk, just tried to bait kek
2021-07-18 20:55
That guy is missing fr
2021-07-18 21:21
4 replies
nivera, france, keep talking lul
2021-07-18 21:25
2 replies
I mean that guy with "nivera top1 2021" name is missing, i mean i miss him
2021-07-18 21:27
1 reply
:D
2021-07-18 21:28
#173
SA | 
Sweden ve!
He will come back if nivera does maybe
2021-07-18 22:39
baity baity bait
2021-07-18 21:57
With mibr s1mple you would have 2 majors
2021-07-18 20:50
5 replies
and 3 disbands XD
2021-07-18 20:54
3 replies
what about allu???
2021-07-18 21:13
Lmao +11 rekt
2021-07-18 21:15
+9999999999
2021-07-18 21:54
nt
2021-07-18 21:57
#9
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Portugal MGL257
ez
2021-07-18 20:50
beast
2021-07-18 20:50
ecovice mvps where?
2021-07-18 20:50
8 replies
I like ecolai more
2021-07-18 20:51
4 replies
same but not everyone understands who is meant by that nick. lately i liked devbot, too.
2021-07-18 21:12
3 replies
Botvice is much better
2021-07-18 21:52
1 reply
dev40%ce
2021-07-18 22:09
#191
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Ireland kdorek
a full ecolai dev40%ce solves it all
2021-07-18 23:48
dev40%ce too bad
2021-07-18 21:57
xi wu robbed
2021-07-19 01:19
GOD nothing to add more
2021-07-18 20:50
CIS Supremacy this year
2021-07-18 20:50
s1mple robbery day 179.
2021-07-18 20:50
1 reply
why do u mean katowice 2019 major katowice 2020 not major?
2021-07-18 21:54
Expected and where is Zywho?
2021-07-18 20:51
7 replies
Dont disrespect zywoo like that. just forget about him, enjoy the moment men)))
2021-07-18 20:53
You didn't need to bring that up dude, grow up
2021-07-18 21:09
3 replies
did he not play at this tournament?
2021-07-19 06:25
2 replies
Yes he plays 1v9 this tournament
2021-07-19 06:53
1 reply
only 1.12 rating lmao how bad is he?
2021-07-19 06:55
idk
2021-07-18 21:58
robbed
2021-07-19 01:19
who would have guessed
2021-07-18 20:51
1 reply
2021-07-18 21:58
#19
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Russia AlexUdacha
EZ FOR GOAT!
2021-07-18 20:51
3 replies
+1
2021-07-18 20:53
#97
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
+1
2021-07-18 21:14
+1
2021-07-18 21:58
karrigan robbed
2021-07-18 20:51
4 replies
b1t robbed
2021-07-18 21:00
3 replies
my house robbed
2021-07-18 21:05
2 replies
Same
2021-07-18 21:06
1 reply
same
2021-07-18 21:58
Deserved
2021-07-18 20:51
1 reply
+99999
2021-07-18 21:59
GOAT
2021-07-18 20:51
1 reply
+99999
2021-07-18 21:59
Not a fan of s1mple but, i have to admit he is the most mechanically gifted csgo player
2021-07-18 20:52
2 replies
+9999
2021-07-18 22:00
He also wins every clutch so not only mechanically
2021-07-19 12:33
he will easily surpass bot devve
2021-07-18 20:52
#26
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Ukraine sargon32
Greatest
2021-07-18 20:52
2 replies
+123456789
2021-07-18 22:00
Can't be without major. NT tho.
2021-07-22 17:26
4 so far. still more to go. surely noone can reach him in Top 1 race.
2021-07-18 20:52
1 reply
AND THERE WILL BE MAJOR MVP FOR GOAT s1mple <3333333
2021-07-18 22:00
#28
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Ukraine McSwell
1.51 with title won - that's what I call a real men's mvp.
2021-07-18 20:52
1 reply
+99999999999999
2021-07-18 22:00
The one and only goat.
2021-07-18 20:52
2 replies
+1
2021-07-18 20:58
+123456789
2021-07-18 22:00
#30
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Europe JUNlOR
cool
2021-07-18 20:52
G. O. A. T.
2021-07-18 20:53
best player ever nice
2021-07-18 20:53
G O A T.
2021-07-18 20:54
expected goat
2021-07-18 20:54
#42
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Brazil cadik
0 major :(
2021-07-18 20:55
1 reply
no majors in 2 years though
2021-07-19 00:05
Only the major is missing: D
2021-07-18 20:56
GOAT next major is his
2021-07-18 20:56
Poggers! The best individual player to ever touch the game, in my opinion. The BOAT (not yet GOAT). Well-played G2. It was a really close and entertaining match-up!
2021-07-18 20:56
5 replies
Just need a major to be the undisputable GOAT.
2021-07-18 21:16
4 replies
A couple I'd think. Can't say they got lucky if they win more than 1, right?
2021-07-18 21:46
3 replies
malaysian logic
2021-07-19 01:28
Nah only one is required since he only has been consistent for 5-6 years already. So it wont be lucky.
2021-07-19 03:51
1 reply
5-6 years consistent at not winning majors
2021-07-19 06:54
Ez for mr. s1mple
2021-07-18 20:57
S1mple is OUT OF THIS WORLDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-07-18 20:58
#52
NiKo | 
Brazil _wlk93
GOAT 🐐
2021-07-18 20:58
lucky
2021-07-18 20:59
1 reply
yes
2021-07-19 01:28
#55
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China HEIDASHUAi
Goat
2021-07-18 20:59
rly? sensation
2021-07-18 21:01
#60
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Italy who_asked
BREAKING NEWS, SENSATION!
2021-07-18 21:02
+ 4 ace
2021-07-18 21:02
#64
Dosia | 
Russia Rapu
Well, only 2 events without MVP from CIS (and 1 is EU RMR)! Not bad, not bad :)
2021-07-18 21:05
1 reply
#84
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Russia TRAV1SZ
anyway in matches he played he was the best on the server
2021-07-18 21:11
why sh1ro didnt mvp, much better
2021-07-18 21:05
7 replies
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-07-18 21:05
6 replies
why u laugh :D sh1ro so much better than s1mple, he should get that mvp
2021-07-18 21:21
5 replies
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-07-18 21:41
3 replies
stfu nerdpop21k fan
2021-07-18 21:42
2 replies
2021-07-18 21:43
1 reply
XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2021-07-20 17:28
lul
2021-07-19 10:04
Is it his highest rated tournament?
2021-07-18 21:06
6 replies
I think highest was 1.52 in 2018
2021-07-18 21:18
1 reply
holy fuck that's insane thanks
2021-07-19 18:17
#126
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
i dont think so, but very close
2021-07-18 21:43
No niko has the record
2021-07-18 21:56
2 replies
ohh okay thanks 1.70 is fucking insane man
2021-07-19 19:19
1 reply
Yeah as a rifler it's actually impossibly difficult Back in the days niko was something else, sad he's getting slowly washed Welp all good things must come to an end
2021-07-20 07:00
well fucking deserved 👏 s1mple is just above every other player
2021-07-18 21:07
Congrats! Stellar performance goat S1mple.
2021-07-18 21:07
Best of all time
2021-07-18 21:07
4 replies
true
2021-07-18 21:13
#125
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
+1 boat
2021-07-18 21:42
2 replies
xd ez
2021-07-18 21:48
1 reply
#132
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
ez B)
2021-07-18 21:51
Deserved
2021-07-18 21:08
#76
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Russia TRAV1SZ
great perfomance
2021-07-18 21:08
CIS >>> EU 10 MVP >>> 2 MVP
2021-07-18 21:09
5 replies
Eu really 1 mvp
2021-07-18 21:12
2 replies
u mean roflan spark by fang?
2021-07-19 01:30
1 reply
Yes xd
2021-07-19 13:26
You could've say: CIS 10 : 2 Everyone else
2021-07-20 17:30
1 reply
At the moment, only 2 scenes are live - the CIS and the EU. NA - dies on the sly. Asia has never been live, only occasionally if Tyloo qualifies for a Major or a big tournament.
2021-07-20 21:51
Damn no way, u sure its not kennys?
2021-07-18 21:09
easy top1
2021-07-18 21:10
it wasn't a million-dollar event. it was a $972k dollar event. don't underestimate the value of that new Volkswagen automobile organizers probably bought for themselves. it could be a one-million-dollar event, but at the end of the day, it was not.
2021-07-18 21:11
2 replies
There was 28k for the 16-24th It's just split on hltv
2021-07-18 21:41
1 reply
thanks for clarifying! didn't know this!
2021-07-18 21:42
EZ
2021-07-18 21:12
ANOTHER LEVEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2021-07-18 21:12
#96
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Russia INESSOR
CIS DOMINATION
2021-07-18 21:13
#98
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Ukraine workspree
HLTV robbed s1mple in previous year
2021-07-18 21:15
#100
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Australia Australis
REAL #1
2021-07-18 21:15
#101
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
expected and deserved ^^ amazing tournament for navi :DDD
2021-07-18 21:16
Who would've thought
2021-07-18 21:17
4 aces new record. 1.51 rating GOAT indeed
2021-07-18 21:19
4 replies
#123
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
did he really got 4 aces?
2021-07-18 21:42
3 replies
Yes
2021-07-18 21:55
2 replies
#146
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
wow !
2021-07-18 21:57
1 reply
In this tournament. Not in the final. In final he only got 1
2021-07-19 03:50
f.......n kd player nooooobbbss
2021-07-18 21:19
2 replies
#113
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Ukraine Najara
+1 baiter
2021-07-18 21:26
1 reply
bot pimple 0 major.
2021-07-18 23:32
Zywoo 0 MVPs in 2021 KEKW
2021-07-18 21:26
who had highest adr?
2021-07-18 21:28
2 replies
s1mple
2021-07-19 04:52
1 reply
93.1 ADR (#2) obviously not. anyway, was kscerato.
2021-07-19 14:41
Congratz man, deserved!
2021-07-18 21:29
#118
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Asia 2xu
hi, hater
2021-07-18 21:39
Very surprising
2021-07-18 21:40
congratz, deserved 🔥
2021-07-18 21:44
#129
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Australia Beard43
WP
2021-07-18 21:46
deserved!
2021-07-18 21:57
EZ FOR GOAT s1mple <3
2021-07-18 21:59
3 replies
ez for who
2021-07-18 22:03
2 replies
#167
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Israel Xpicyy
G.O.AT of cs
2021-07-18 22:24
1 reply
ez for GOD bettor
2021-07-18 22:24
#162
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Sweden Akoulad
why?
2021-07-18 22:06
Well deserved. GOAT of CS. Not just CSGO, but CS as a whole. He is just on a completely different level.
2021-07-18 22:12
9 Tournaments, 1 non CIS MVP?? tffffffff (funspark ulti is a t3 event)
2021-07-18 22:14
1 reply
Flashpoint is also EU only tournament
2021-07-18 22:42
beast
2021-07-18 22:25
#170
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Israel Xpicyy
I don't think anyone reach that level
2021-07-18 22:25
Flamie robbed
2021-07-18 22:26
Best player of all time
2021-07-18 22:41
#176
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Switzerland x676
deserved, better performance in a tier S LAN event ever
2021-07-18 23:00
S1mple = coldzera Monster
2021-07-18 23:00
3 replies
#181
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United States LemiTZzZ
Totally sorry, but s1mple > any other player.
2021-07-18 23:24
2 replies
s1mple how many major?????? s1mple = messi best player = 0 world cup
2021-07-19 23:29
1 reply
+1111
2021-07-19 23:36
#178
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Chile cristiaan
deserved
2021-07-18 23:03
Gambit 5 mvp S1mple 4 mvp Gambit > s4mple
2021-07-18 23:07
1 reply
#240
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Russia ToughGuy
onlinebit
2021-07-19 12:01
"he went on to top the charts in the narrow grand final affair, as well." KEKW
2021-07-18 23:27
#183
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Russia INESSOR
God Sasha
2021-07-18 23:30
S1mple is like messi lol
2021-07-18 23:38
And yet people still mention Dev1ce in the same breath as this Titan, Simple is x10 Dev1ce
2021-07-18 23:42
3 replies
10 times as bait, yes
2021-07-18 23:44
1 reply
pathetic
2021-07-18 23:51
How many majors does he have...? oh I forgot... none!
2021-07-22 17:27
Still 0 majors though
2021-07-18 23:43
4 replies
3 replies
lmao s1mple go fix teeth
2021-07-18 23:59
2 replies
imagine being so shit that trying to snap someone by saying bad to his looks lmao get a life
2021-07-19 02:05
african talking about looks lmaooooo
2021-07-19 12:09
Wow
2021-07-18 23:56
ez for the best player to ever touch a mouse!
2021-07-18 23:58
S1mple would have atleast 30 mvp if he were in Astralis, navi was so bad, finally they found good parts, s1mple will collect all mvps from now on
2021-07-19 00:03
MVP LAN NO FAKE
2021-07-19 00:16
GOAT
2021-07-19 00:49
got robbed last year but 2021 he'll be #1
2021-07-19 01:37
EZ
2021-07-19 02:01
#219
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Denmark Jonasnhj
All hail the GOAT of CS
2021-07-19 02:11
#220
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China CantBanMe
Goat ~ gg
2021-07-19 03:05
ezzzzzzzzzzz
2021-07-19 03:53
The real goat!! God s1mple
2021-07-19 04:17
looks like this year will be s1mple no.1 without doubt btw, it will be awesome if zywoo and s1mple show to us in 2022 their best performance and both will be fighting hard for no1 spot
2021-07-19 04:45
2 replies
zywoo will down like get_right/coldzera.
2021-07-19 05:39
1 reply
hm i dont think. he is just afected by new player kožin and i bet that he taking shitier roles only because he is humble and dont care about stats.
2021-07-19 16:31
Deserved
2021-07-19 06:24
Zywho? rip french cs again
2021-07-19 07:09
Deserved
2021-07-19 07:14
1 reply
#238
cArn | 
Europe m5_cs
Deserved (not delusional as it turns out)
2021-07-19 09:56
The Greatest of All Time
2021-07-19 12:08
Expected from s1mple. But Why you bully :(
2021-07-19 12:12
s1mple 2018 incoming
2021-07-19 12:14
1 reply
You mean even more insane or?
2021-07-19 12:26
Who else than the fucking beast
2021-07-19 12:26
s1mple top 1 hltv 2021
2021-07-19 13:13
GOD
2021-07-19 14:04
He still has a long way to go to match xanthares
2021-07-19 16:56
#255
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Brazil Sr_Tiago
s1mple gonna be the best player of 2021 100% confirmed. Insane perfomances from this guy 👍🏻
2021-07-19 17:02
very very special player
2021-07-19 17:05
he played very well
2021-07-19 22:13
ez4s1mple
2021-07-19 23:17
#264
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World thooo
not a shock! well deserved
2021-07-20 12:26
Deserved so much 5 minutes of fame for Na'Vi though, Gambit 'bout to take their throne
2021-07-20 22:12
#269
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United States vox_3
cock
2021-07-21 08:05
Can't be GOAT without a major ... sorry.
2021-07-22 17:28
#273
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Serbia BadPerson
Deserved
2021-07-22 22:32
Deserved, still needs one or two majors to be GOAT
2021-07-22 22:46
Well played
2021-07-23 13:55
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