s1mple claims third consecutive MVP in EPL victory
Alongside the Pro League title and the Intel Grand Slam, the Ukrainian superstar was awarded the 16th MVP of his career.
This is s1mple's third consecutive MVP won, having also been the most valuable player at the StarLadder CIS RMR and IEM Cologne before the break.
In the historic event for Natus Vincere and s1mple, as it secured them the $1,000,000 Intel Grand Slam Season 3 alongside the $195,000 first-place prize for ESL Pro League, the Ukrainian was the standout in a number of statistical categories.
s1mple was the best performer at the event in a number of categories, including rating (1.35), impact rating (1.48), KAST (77.8%), and kills per round (0.88), while also being top-5 in terms of ADR (87.3), K-D difference (+135), and opening kills per round (0.18).
His consistency was impeccable, finishing just two maps with a below-average rating (0.69 on Inferno vs. Evil Geniuses and 0.96 on Overpass against Vitality), allowing him to edge out the main rival for the MVP award in Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut, who posted a 1.31 event rating in Vitality's runners-up finish.
2021 MVPs by HLTV.org:
BLAST Premier Global Final - s1mple
cs_summit 7 - Jame
IEM Katowice - sh1ro
ESL Pro League 13 - Ax1Le
FunSpark ULTI Europe Final - FaNg
DreamHack Masters Spring - s1mple
Flashpoint 3 - frozen
EPIC League CIS - Hobbit
IEM Summer - Ax1Le
BLAST Premier Spring Final - Hobbit
StarLadder CIS RMR - s1mple
IEM Cologne - s1mple
ESL Pro League Season 14 - s1mple