Video: s1mple - HLTV MVP of IEM Cologne

Relive Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev's best plays from IEM Cologne, including his four record-breaking aces, by watching our MVP fragmovie.

The Ukrainian superstar put up one of his best performances of all time at IEM Cologne, boasting a 1.51 rating across 14 maps played to claim the MVP award by HLTV and Bitskins.com - the 15th MVP of his career.

s1mple continues to amaze in 2021

Alongside the best rating at the LAN event (0.19 higher than the second-best player), s1mple was a standout in a number of different categories such as KPR, KAST, impact rating, ADR, and DPR, but also broke the record for most aces at a Big event by cleaning up four rounds single-handedly.

s1mple's penta kills against Renegades, Astralis, and G2 are all part of the fragmovie, which also includes explosive multikills and thrilling clutches he graced the viewers with during the first LAN event since March 2020.

Click play on the video below to see the plays that ensured s1mple's fourth MVP award of the year in a highlight movie made by Filip "filq" Szatkowski:

You can find the rest of HLTV.org’s highlights, as well as previous episodes of the HLTV Confirmed show, by heading over to our official YouTube channel.

Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1419
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
GOAT
2021-07-20 17:07
10 replies
That's debatable. I personally disagree. However, he is definitely one of the best CS players of all time. Well-played! PS: Good Night xD
2021-07-20 18:39
4 replies
haha good night i'm kinda delusional just with this 1 insane tournament win i would've called device the goat just last year because of his achievements but i'd say it's s1mple for real now
2021-07-20 19:05
#146
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Norway odinsg
Wait, who's better?
2021-07-20 19:29
2 replies
Not better but GREATER, Forest ofc ^^
2021-07-20 23:06
1 reply
Why
2021-07-21 04:22
+999999999999999
2021-07-20 19:39
+1
2021-07-20 19:54
GOAT 2018-2021 present
2021-07-21 03:31
Damn s1mple is insane when he has actual teammates
2021-07-21 03:42
ZyWoo GOAT waiting for his prime and practicing his aim in hide ’n seek
2021-07-21 09:54
#3
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Finland iBait
ZywOo robbed
2021-07-20 17:07
6 replies
#7
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Ukraine McSwell
Zywoo robbed Cologne for 2 mvp without a trophy.
2021-07-20 17:09
1 reply
#8
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India OOFmiester
Yeah Zywoo robbed 2020 HLTV Top 1 From s1mple
2021-07-20 17:09
1 reply
+1
2021-07-20 17:32
everything checks out
2021-07-20 17:28
name
2021-07-20 17:30
#5
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Latvia HiImRenars
goat s0mple
2021-07-20 17:07
Fallen is better
2021-07-20 17:07
2 replies
+1111111
2021-07-20 17:27
Flag
2021-07-20 19:52
No one even close to Simples skill level. WP.
2021-07-20 17:09
#10
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Switzerland x676
nice
2021-07-20 17:09
Goat
2021-07-20 17:12
It was okayy
2021-07-20 17:12
Fallen and cold may rest in peace
2021-07-20 17:13
GOAT 🐐
2021-07-20 17:13
best player ever
2021-07-20 17:14
G O A T.
2021-07-20 17:15
Congratz!
2021-07-20 17:18
GOAT 🐐
2021-07-20 17:21
Fallen better!
2021-07-20 17:26
Ez 4 Navi and GOAT s1mple
2021-07-20 17:28
Deserved 100% Insane performance from the GOAT.
2021-07-20 17:28
congratz S1mple, insane performance 🔥
2021-07-20 17:29
good but olofmeister better olofmeister >>> all Brazilian players
2021-07-20 17:29
1 reply
taco >>> olofmaister
2021-07-20 18:57
GOAT of all time
2021-07-20 17:30
6 replies
Dont repeat G : greatess O : of A : all T : time
2021-07-21 02:11
1 reply
nt try
2021-07-21 20:24
#178
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Finland Nollegee
Rest in rip
2021-07-21 04:15
2 replies
Rip in peace ***
2021-07-21 11:43
1 reply
+1 lol out loud
2021-07-21 20:24
great of all time of all time
2021-07-22 11:04
Outstanding...don't think I've ever seen such a high level in cs history
2021-07-20 17:34
#51
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Europe robo1234
That AWP play at 1:53 is the best even though it's not an ace. If it wasn't on LAN a lot of dorks would have accused him of cheating.
2021-07-20 17:36
17 replies
You are an ignorant if you think you can't cheat on LAN...inform yourself instead of waiting for others to spoonfeed you.
2021-07-20 17:55
16 replies
Go ahead and expose them, Mr. Whistleblower.
2021-07-20 17:59
15 replies
Dude, TO's allow private gear, which is practically the same as allowing people to cheat. This is public knowledge, but public knowledge which seemingly went straight over your head for whatever reason. I am not TO, I am not the one who leave the key in the front door, trusting they wont open it.
2021-07-20 18:01
14 replies
> Dude, TO's allow private gear, which is practically the same as allowing people to cheat This is your proof?
2021-07-20 18:03
13 replies
It's proof that none are to be trusted to be legit, including cadian :D
2021-07-20 18:07
12 replies
Do you even enjoy watching professional CS while being this cynical?
2021-07-20 18:12
3 replies
Not much TBH. Being left in the dark whether a player is legit or not isn't very pleasurable.
2021-07-20 18:13
2 replies
What about professional sports? Do you apply the same logic there too?
2021-07-20 18:16
1 reply
To some extent, but the advantages are way smaller than in esports. You can basically only fiddle with a players health, not with their shooting (football) abilities and so forth.
2021-07-20 18:18
#108
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Finland suomiye
word.exe saved in microchip in keyboard or mouse, together with the PnP driver your very smart mensa! /s
2021-07-20 18:15
7 replies
word.exe is the most primitive form of cheats. Modern cheats are waaaaay smarter than this. Even the aimlocks in 2015 were smarter.
2021-07-20 18:16
6 replies
#113
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Finland suomiye
hardware cheats embroiled within custom mech keyboards and mouse!
2021-07-20 18:17
5 replies
biochips that improve reaction and accuracy, lenses that allow seeing through walls!
2021-07-20 19:00
4 replies
Maybe that would be possible, but at a price very far from returnable. IE, it wouldn't pay off at all. You can't say that about CS.GO cheats. I love your pathetic attempt at sarcasm, easily countered with very simple logic.
2021-07-20 20:28
3 replies
Except for the fact that you can't prove anyone's cheating. All of this is just speculation. And no one cars!
2021-07-20 20:58
2 replies
True, but their legimaticy shouldn't be taken for granted, like everyone, including you does. They have fairly easy option to cheat to gain financial rewards. And it's even 100% legal. They can get sued for breach of contracts, but that's another story. But their criminal record will be 100% untouched no matter how much they cheat, and get caught. People risk way more for way less in other parts of life, but yet people hold these players to have a moral way above the average of other human beings? Why do you hold their moral to be this high?` My point with my "ramblings" is to make people understand that this scene is far from secure from cheating, and that security needs to be upped several levels to be anywhere close to that of the rest of society. Until that happens, anyone in the pro scene should be suspects, from the worst of players to s1mple.
2021-07-20 23:21
1 reply
Your argumentation is stringent and coherent, I agree in almost everything. Good to see some intelligent users on HLTV.
2021-07-21 19:05
Poggers! Best Player of All Time, in my opinion!
2021-07-20 17:37
s0mple god
2021-07-20 17:39
#57
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India psn46
Best Performance in IEM cologne.
2021-07-20 17:42
G.O.A.T.
2021-07-20 17:45
fantastic
2021-07-20 17:46
GOAT
2021-07-20 17:51
Just smoke him off and hes done, noobs.
2021-07-20 18:01
1 reply
#187
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Ukraine MichiLife
Just check 1:56 again and think about ur stupid comment again bot)
2021-07-21 17:50
THE BEST!!!
2021-07-20 18:02
Nice video
2021-07-20 18:02
God tier!!!!!
2021-07-20 18:07
The goat
2021-07-20 18:13
He's just on another level!
2021-07-20 18:50
2 replies
s1 top 1 2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021
2021-07-20 18:54
1 reply
yes)))
2021-07-20 18:58
God
2021-07-20 19:00
GOAT
2021-07-20 19:04
Living legend at his prime. What a time to be a CSGO fan.
2021-07-20 19:46
cold >>>>
2021-07-20 20:04
Nice
2021-07-20 20:44
He is still improving his game as a team member and individually, it's incredible to see.
2021-07-20 20:59
GOAT forsure
2021-07-20 21:07
another level
2021-07-20 21:07
I used to think zywoo was truly better but now I’m not sure after how good s1mple has been playing lately. I think I’ve changed my mind
2021-07-20 21:27
#167
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Chile cristiaan
deserved
2021-07-20 21:29
wow
2021-07-20 22:58
#183
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Finland Paleale
GOAT 2018-
2021-07-21 13:40
#184
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Finland HARD4ENCE
GOATest of GOATs
2021-07-21 15:05
Too short of a video
2021-07-21 17:20
Well deserved sadly no competition for the MVP
2021-07-21 17:48
zywoo is really overrated
2021-07-21 18:33
easy top 1
2021-07-21 21:50
On a whole different level. Everyone driving their bobby car s1mple overtaking in a GT spec lambo max revs.
2021-07-21 22:28
#194
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Kazakhstan Dosss
Ukrainian beast
2021-07-22 10:48
nice editing nice gameplay goat
2021-07-22 10:54
#197
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Sweden suriel666
The absolute and undisputed GOAT of the game
2021-07-22 11:53
Super human performance from the best player the game has ever seen in any version. WIthout comparison.
2021-07-22 14:19
Imagine calling it a pentakill and not an ace
2021-07-22 18:16
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