NAVI release "s1mple formula" documentary

Celebrating a five-year anniversary since signing Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev, NAVI released a two-hour documentary about the superstar's career.

Called "s1mple formula," the documentary details the Ukrainian's entire CS:GO career dating from 2013, when he first appeared on the CIS scene with a mixture of relatively unknown players at the time and began to make his name, to present day as he is entering his sixth year with Natus Vincere.

In the nearly two-hour video, many of the players s1mple has been in teams with talked about their time and experiences with the 23-year-old, both good and bad, including his now coach Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy, Liquid teammate Spencer "⁠Hiko⁠" Martin, and Kirill "⁠ANGE1⁠" Karasiow, among others.

The documentary also features comments from s1mple's family members as well as various community figures, such as Matthew "⁠Sadokist⁠" Trivett and Duncan "⁠Thorin⁠" Shields, and one of his biggest individual rivals, Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz, discussing important moments in the Ukrainian's successful career.

"s1mple formula" is available in two versions, one dubbed by Tres "⁠stunna⁠" Saranthus in English and the other in Russian. You can watch the English version below:

United Kingdom Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Duncan 'Thorin' Shields
Age:
38
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
Ukraine Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Kirill 'ANGE1' Karasiow
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
1728
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
United States Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Tres 'stunna' Saranthus
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
4
KPR:
0.30
DPR:
0.54
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1736
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Canada Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Matthew 'Sadokist' Trivett
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.64
Maps played:
1
KPR:
0.50
DPR:
0.88
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1429
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
oof i thought it said Navi release s1mple
2021-09-08 11:33
26 replies
yeah, the title of the article should be considered bait :)
2021-09-08 11:34
3 replies
GOD S1MPLE 🔥🔥🔥🖤🖤🖤🖤
2021-09-08 15:32
2 replies
god Sasha with zero majors should be a 5 min video...
2021-09-08 19:11
1 reply
Bro are all of u so frustrated?😂🤣he earned more than any other pro already. Hes driving around in his porsche jeep while u are pissing 0 major threads. Now tell me whos the real winner here?🤣🤣
2021-09-08 21:01
#11
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Norway outin
You didnt watch it to the end?
2021-09-08 11:35
1 reply
No, bad bait bro.
2021-09-08 12:03
same 8/8
2021-09-08 11:37
#33
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Romania Laskof
even news try to bait these days
2021-09-08 11:42
+1 hltv baiting smh
2021-09-08 11:48
how is this a bait, can y'all not read or smt, literally says DOCUMENTARY
2021-09-08 11:50
3 replies
+1
2021-09-08 12:39
navi release s1mple - documentary
2021-09-08 13:40
#122
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Brazil ghcnvbkn
In the recent activity it says "Navi release 'S1mpl..." :P
2021-09-08 14:58
My heart dropped for a split second ngl.
2021-09-08 11:53
Almost shat myself
2021-09-08 11:56
#57
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Finland Nollegee
+1
2021-09-08 11:57
#76
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Russia zj2
8/8 bait hltv
2021-09-08 12:16
wtf, Russian version has no subtitles, what a shame.
2021-09-08 12:47
2 replies
why do u need sub, when there are dub version?
2021-09-08 13:40
1 reply
I want to watch it how it was released in the original version, i dislike dubbing. I don't want to shit on stunna but i don't believe he's a voice actor but sometimes the pacing seems off.
2021-09-08 13:52
why tho baits is bad when users do them, even if they are good but its ok by media themselves
2021-09-08 13:44
SAME LOL!
2021-09-08 13:49
+1
2021-09-08 14:15
yeah hahahaa
2021-09-08 17:22
+1 hahaha i was like "what?"
2021-09-09 00:01
I freaked out lol
2021-09-09 00:19
#2
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France PowwneD
How long S1mple's career will be ?
2021-09-08 11:34
2 replies
4
2021-09-08 11:36
1 reply
maybe 5
2021-09-08 11:37
s1mple my love
2021-09-08 11:33
7 replies
Great player but as a honest s1mple fan i have to admit that he is sadly only the number 2 in the world after zywoo.
2021-09-08 11:34
5 replies
#10
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France PowwneD
Smart s1mple fan right here
2021-09-08 11:34
0/b8
2021-09-08 12:28
not anymore, s1mple has been monster this year versus zywoo has been quiet, and they haven't even been in any finals this years with vitality
2021-09-08 12:41
zyw0o is a great player but as a honest zyw0o fan i have to admit that he is sadly only the number 2 in the world after s1mple
2021-09-08 13:55
1 reply
+1111 lmaooooo
2021-09-08 20:12
+1 Sasha the Smasha <3
2021-09-08 11:35
nice! gonna watch!
2021-09-08 11:34
s1mple GOAT <3
2021-09-08 11:34
i deadass thought it said navi release s1mple at first
2021-09-08 11:34
1 reply
ong hahahaa
2021-09-08 12:04
#9
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United Kingdom Tnk11
0/8 bad bait
2021-09-08 11:34
3/8 bait
2021-09-08 11:35
1 reply
+1 I got baited for 0.3 seconds
2021-09-08 11:39
Bump
2021-09-08 11:35
#17
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Finland IFK
wroom
2021-09-08 11:36
0/1000000000000
2021-09-08 11:36
1/8 Striker
2021-09-08 11:37
that got me i thought s1mple are out from NaVi 8/8
2021-09-08 11:37
2 HOUR S1MPLE DOCUMENTARY LETS GOOO
2021-09-08 11:37
#29
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Brazil cadik
s0mple formula s0mple x majors = 0
2021-09-08 11:40
5 replies
#27
2021-09-08 12:27
2 replies
#100
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Brazil Vicmar
Still 0 major
2021-09-08 13:13
1 reply
Still 0 trophies in 2021 for NA and SA and EU Excluding EPL 13
2021-09-09 12:46
+1
2021-09-08 15:55
#160
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Serbia G2_eGODS
Hahahaha
2021-09-08 17:25
Hltv.org: Striker is named as the best baiter of 2021 - report
2021-09-08 11:40
pog, will 100% watch
2021-09-08 11:41
pog
2021-09-08 11:41
#34
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France pol44r
Simple formula? Reverse cough syrup? You take it you choke and cough .
2021-09-08 11:42
#35
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Ukraine dessyder
Nice!
2021-09-08 11:42
#38
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France modds
s1mple is love, s1mple is life
2021-09-08 11:43
1 reply
+1
2021-09-08 12:13
#39
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Finland hermion
Just change the word release with upload please :D
2021-09-08 11:44
8/8
2021-09-08 11:45
cool thing but 2h is a bit long no?
2021-09-08 11:46
1 reply
#79
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Finland 5way
it's not 2h
2021-09-08 12:21
i only watched the part about his toxicity
2021-09-08 11:49
2 replies
Toxic s1mple >
2021-09-08 11:50
Lasted 2 hours ? Kappa
2021-09-08 11:55
Striker, why u do dis ?
2021-09-08 11:50
#47
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Norway JohanAnsen
Reported for b8
2021-09-08 11:51
bestest))
2021-09-08 11:54
Hltv baiting this Is the end
2021-09-08 11:54
Where is the "s1mple formula"? They didn't tell us how to become s1mple :(
2021-09-08 11:55
Goat
2021-09-08 11:56
Omg pog, i am actually going to watch a nearly two hour documentary on the god himself
2021-09-08 11:57
You will learn how to win a Major with this formula.
2021-09-08 11:57
#58
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Netherlands p2dr
when even HLTV goes full HLTV lmao
2021-09-08 11:57
They had us in the first half not gonna lie
2021-09-08 12:00
It was completely unnecessary, Striker...
2021-09-08 12:04
#65
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Myanmar dexzzz
baiTV
2021-09-08 12:07
#66
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New Zealand SkirmishX
2 hour docu, ez
2021-09-08 12:08
Good stuff
2021-09-08 12:09
At least it explains the MIBR situation a bit, which clarifies CSGO history a bit.
2021-09-08 12:09
3 replies
contractual stuff is something not often discussed
2021-09-08 16:11
2 replies
Which leaves too much specultation in the air, which is a shame.
2021-09-08 19:00
1 reply
yeah well that openness just isn't here (Yet?) thats what hennry tried to change a bit
2021-09-08 19:10
#69
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Spain MCMXCVI
amazing bait
2021-09-08 12:10
#70
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Estonia Shoyo
Man wish there was a russian dub with english sub. It kinda feels off watching english dub.
2021-09-08 12:11
6 replies
navi fans cant read, hence why its dubbed
2021-09-08 12:13
1 reply
xD
2021-09-08 17:11
#124
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United States xcalibot
+1 :( i prefer it like this, i sometimes watch Na'Vi vlogs and thats how they do but its really weird they didnt go with this time
2021-09-08 15:10
3 replies
They said they would add subs in the next few days.
2021-09-08 15:50
#141
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Ukraine GluckFM
Stunna is not a voiceover artist, so its understandable his timing is a bit off. Also a sub may be more common than dub in the western world, while its completely the opposite in CIS, so Navi probably didn't take it into account. Meanwhile russian dub of foreign guests is done by a pro and is real nice. Yeah, I just watched both versions cause i have nothing better to do)
2021-09-08 16:57
1 reply
#177
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CIS zMo_z
"Meanwhile russian dub of foreign guests is done by a pro and is real nice." yeah I had to watch both versions too. (russians in Russian version, etc.) I have nothing against JAM and don't even know how good his reputation is, but I didn't like the way he was saying some CS termins, it seemed like he never played that game. like here, for example: youtu.be/R-5PrnwUSD0?t=1435 you can't say "Na cesh" in Russian, as well as with any other map, you say "na daste", "na ceshe". but it's okay, but then he said "he jumped from HAVEN" wtf is HAVEN? is it valorant? it's heaven, and if he did play that game he'd knew how to call this and not only this position. and there're dozens of times when that kind of things happened, which is a shame, a film about the best CS player and dub from a guy who doesn't know how to pronounce things from CS. other things like incorrect meaning and mistakes are also there, which isn't JAM's fault but still: youtu.be/v2Aj8cvcFYY?t=3310 device said "otherwise you'll just be bullied on the locations he is not at the map". he says "HE" which means s1mple and that makes sense that you'll have problems on areas at the map where s1mple isn't at the moment. but dub says: youtu.be/R-5PrnwUSD0?t=3322 "otherwise they'll run you over on the locations THEY ARE not at the map" which is incorrect and doesn't make any sense. and this kinda things happened not once, and not to mention that russian dub from English "soften edges" from original interviews which is understandable but still, guys like Thorin, etc. lose their personalities with this dub and start talking like polite grandpas with that attitude. the only dub-voice I liked was Hiko's, he hasn't changed much. but still "mne ne xvatilo" sentences and the way of pronouncing things and building sentences like that: youtu.be/v2Aj8cvcFYY?t=1873 Hiko: "Even making a major grand-final and beating Na'Vi in that run.. it wasn't enough to convince him to STAY.." whereas in Russian version he says: youtu.be/R-5PrnwUSD0?t=1874 "Even making a major grand-final and beating Na'Vi in that run didn't help" this is so much worse than the original sentence I just can't.
2021-09-08 21:24
nice b8, cya in 10
2021-09-08 12:11
OMG bad bait.... mini heart attack
2021-09-08 12:12
Whoa, orgs pumping out long form content? Must watch
2021-09-08 12:12
HLTV baiting HLTV Forum baiters, expected tbh :D
2021-09-08 12:19
One downside of a players documentary being created by an organisation is that they will hype themselves up like the shill at the beginning who says he associates s1mple with consistency, the drive to win and at last "navi since he has carried them for 5 years now" In reality we will look back and lament at the time he wasted with trash lineups and not once did he ever win a major with navi and one of his regrets will be that he didnt make the team he wanted and instead let the org make roster decisions as he got a $contract
2021-09-08 12:22
1 reply
its not that biased tbf to NaVi. I mean they speak about the failures of the guardian (first one) lineup. Also, the mibr thing was interesting. also they talked massive amounts of shit about old s1mple lul tho everyone does.
2021-09-09 00:03
#81
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Norway Napapijri
na'vi release s1mple
2021-09-08 12:23
HLTV baited us all mens. A full circle indeed.
2021-09-08 12:23
Where's the link? Wtf.
2021-09-08 12:28
JeBaited
2021-09-08 12:31
NAVI RELEASE S1MPLE monkaS
2021-09-08 12:41
1:07:50 Device: Losing major finals must be very frustrating, haven't tried it myself... LMAO
2021-09-08 12:44
2 replies
Maybe this is why he is in nip now lmao
2021-09-08 13:10
1 reply
Oh come on, it was a funny joke
2021-09-08 13:12
Nice
2021-09-08 13:02
EZ4GOAT TOP 1 2021 #NAVINATION #NAVIDAVI #BORNTOWIN
2021-09-08 13:16
i hope it documents his time cheating too and his ban evading, important part of his legacy
2021-09-08 13:22
1 reply
it does
2021-09-08 13:24
Bruh The title baited me NaVi Release S1mple...
2021-09-08 13:26
S1mpüle Formula besides work ethic is: -be selfish and believe in what you do you do the best - take responsibility - don't think you can lay back because you are at a certain level - don't ask for excuses
2021-09-08 13:27
TOO LONG DIDN'T WATCH; GOAT. Sasha went from angry nerd to angry pro with hot babe, the natural trajectory most of us desired also.
2021-09-08 13:27
The bestest to date!
2021-09-08 14:00
Does it talk about his cheating / scamming days or not?
2021-09-08 14:08
1 reply
3-4 mins
2021-09-08 14:20
#119
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United States _intaKe
title bait but baiting is not allowed on hltv
2021-09-08 14:28
goat
2021-09-08 14:52
ONE AND ONLY GOD
2021-09-08 14:59
#127
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Nice one. Was that NaVi youtube host his brother? Didn't even know that. I noted before they had the same surname tho.
2021-09-08 15:38
This is actually really really well made. 12:36 in and already got the feels :)
2021-09-08 15:44
hltv baitink (not) expected
2021-09-08 15:45
GOAT
2021-09-08 15:46
admins baiting)) kkkk
2021-09-08 15:51
1 hr 50 mins thanks but no thanks
2021-09-08 15:52
6 replies
#144
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Ukraine McSwell
tiktok generation
2021-09-08 17:03
5 replies
+1 People nowadays cant concentrate for longer than 15 sec
2021-09-08 17:27
3 replies
lol sorry but 1 hour and 50m of 95% just interviews is def way past the avarage human attention span.
2021-09-09 03:18
2 replies
thats why ppl love shows like big bang theory. how do u concentrate on a test?
2021-09-09 09:10
1 reply
This has to be the worst comparison ive ever seen
2021-09-09 13:34
I mean this is movie length, if it was 50 mins then perfect
2021-09-08 18:29
The one and only. GOAT of CS GO
2021-09-08 16:04
2 replies
#150
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United States Cheerios
"goat" needs to win a major first
2021-09-08 17:11
1 reply
Michael Jordan was considered as GOAT without World Cups s1mple GOAT
2021-09-08 17:13
Baiting formula?
2021-09-08 16:05
intresting stuff!))
2021-09-08 16:06
nice
2021-09-08 17:00
#145
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China CantBanMe
2021-09-08 17:08
TOP1 FOREVER
2021-09-08 17:09
#1 in the name. #1 in the game (in history)
2021-09-08 17:09
THE LEGEND OF LEGENDS
2021-09-08 17:12
There is only 1 Superstar in the game and it is S1mple
2021-09-08 17:12
i've got a heartbreak when i saw "NAVI release s1mple"
2021-09-08 17:15
the goat of all time
2021-09-08 17:16
#157
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Czech Republic manik999
goat
2021-09-08 17:18
Striker baited me so hard((
2021-09-08 17:18
GOD
2021-09-08 17:30
#165
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Europe Vallon4
When even admins start baiting.
2021-09-08 17:37
I skipped to the end where he wins a major… ohh wait
2021-09-08 17:38
10/10 film
2021-09-08 18:11
2 hours? it's a lot for me
2021-09-08 19:59
Watched the whole thing, god damn I already had a lot of respect towards s1mple.. but now even more. Such a legend!
2021-09-08 20:40
#176
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Chile cristiaan
n1
2021-09-08 21:19
#178
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Russia mshkoda
A little often the same words were repeated that Sasha is super-skillful, always wants to win, but sometimes he is burning and strict and demanding of his teammates. But this is a great inspirational movie! Sasha is a living legend, a hard worker. Thank you for such a film, respect for Hiko and Device, including the Navi media team, it's great that they were invited, and they and others said such good words. Parents. I learned new things about Sasha and looked in one breath.
2021-09-08 21:35
#179
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Biske
Reported Jonathan E for 0/8 b8
2021-09-08 21:36
GOAT
2021-09-09 00:20
#184
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Ukraine Vovanx
this is actually an amazing documentary or whatever you want to call this. i got chills throughout the whole thing and can easily compare s1mple to ronaldo and messi. very well done and cannot hate on anything like this +10000000
2021-09-09 02:32
The worst voiceover I've ever heard. Holy shit cant listen to this. Need to wait for english subs on the russian video.
2021-09-09 03:15
#188
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Norway Balta69
reported for baiting
2021-09-09 09:15
John E should ban Striker for baiting.
2021-09-09 09:33
#190
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Brazil arunino
GOATlike movie about GOATest GOAT NAVI are dinosaurs of CS, legends for decades
2021-09-09 10:32
too much s1mple even for me
2021-09-09 11:56
#192
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Ukraine StaR1y
4 in 10 film((
2021-09-09 12:45
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