ZywOo downplays rivalry with s1mple: "I just play my game, I don't care about others"

The French star spoke about his team, Major preparation, and Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev in a rare interview with HLTV.org.

Ahead of Vitality embarking on their trip to Sweden for the PGL Stockholm Major, we managed to catch up with Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut to hear what he and his team are thinking before the biggest tournament of the year.

The interview was conducted in French and reveals that Vitality passed on the opportunity to conduct a bootcamp before the event, but that the team nonetheless believes they can beat any team if they have "good communication and a good atmosphere on the server".

The best player of the past two years admitted that s1mple has been on a higher level in 2021

ZywOo, the best player of 2019 and 2020 who has 11 MVP medals to his name, also spoke about s1mple. The Frenchmen praised the form the Ukrainian has been in this year, but claims he isn't too interested in the comparisons. "I'm just going to work on getting better and see what happens," he says.

What's Vitality's shape going into the Major and do you think you're among the favorites to go all the way?

I do think our team is at the top. If we play our best and we're focused on the task at hand with good communication and a good atmosphere on the server we can beat any team in the world, although these days it's very close and all teams can beat each other.

NAVI is pretty much the only team this year that has been above the rest, but everyone else is fighting right behind them, as are we. NIP, NAVI, Heroic, Gambit, we're fighting with all of them and we just have to focus on our game and not get in our own heads. If we do that we have the same or even a higher level than the others.

Have you prepared for the Major itself in any particular way? An intensive bootcamp or something like that?

No, no intensive bootcamp or anything like that. Time didn't really allow for it with IEM Fall, which was just two weeks before the Major. We wanted to stay home a bit before the Major because we're going to start racking up tournaments now and so it was the perfect time to see our families.

That doesn't mean we haven't been working, we spent a lot of time on strategy, our weak points, things to get better at for the Major, and that's stuff we will bring with us to the event.

So it was important to manage your energy levels.

Yeah, exactly, it's about managing our energy. There's always more pressure at the Major than at any other tournament, you're playing best-of-ones, best-of-threes, it's a bit all over the place, so to regroup and have high energy is very important going into this type of tournament.

You have two of your guys going into the Major for the first time and they haven't played a huge amount of big LANs, so how is it going for them ahead of a tournament like this?

misutaaa came in at such a bad time, right when the coronavirus pandemic started, right when traveling stopped and everything moved online, so he never got the feeling for the real LAN tournaments and the traveling. It's the same with Kyojin, except he came in right in the middle of the pandemic. The only events we traveled to with them are IEM Cologne and IEM Fall, so this is going to be their third big tournament.

Do you think they're going to have a bit of nerves at a Major for the first time?

They're calm guys, but there's going to be pressure. It doesn't even matter if you're a rookie or not, there's always pressure at the Major because it's the tournament that everyone wants to peak at, so undoubtedly some pressure comes along with that.

It's incredibly majestic to even participate at this type of tournament because it's so hard and rare to get to this level. So there will be some pressure, but it can be pressure understood in a positive way, it doesn't have to be a bad thing. It can be the craziness of it all, the excitement.

Will kicking off in the Legends Stage be a blessing or a curse? Some teams will come from a couple of days warming up in the Challengers Stage and could come in hot.

It's good in the sense that we had a few more days to rest than some of the other teams. It's a double-edged sword, on one hand some teams will come in warmed up and prepared having played a couple of matches, they'll know what the atmosphere is like.

On the other hand what's good about starting in the Legends stage is that we'll be watching them, what they're doing, how they're going to play, if they've changed things on certain maps or not. So we'll have the advantage of just observing other teams.

ZywOo considers every player he can face a rival

Vitality is the flag bearer for French Counter-Strike at the Major, so how have the fans and community been responding to the team?

We're very happy to have all of the French fans supporting Vitality, but we're not letting it carry us away, right now we're focusing on the team and playing our game. We're trying not to get distracted because if you start to get out of the tournament things can get tough. But we're very happy that we have a really strong fan base that always follow us at the tournaments we play and now at the Major.

Do you feel any extra pressure individually going into the first Major in two years? A lot has changed in your career since the last time you played one.

I wouldn't say it's that much pressure, but when we're there in Sweden I'm sure I'll start to feel the different emotions that come with being at a Major. I feel relaxed now and I know I'll give everything for the team, I don't really have any bad thoughts about not passing to the next stage or whatever. I'm really thinking about the pleasure of playing with my team, trying to win as much as possible, and trying to not think about defeat.

How about s1mple, is there a bit of rivalry there now that he's having an absolutely stunning year so far?

No, not really. I don't personally feel any rivalry. I just play my game, I don't care about others. Everyone is strong these days, every player is a rival, every team is a rival, any team can beat anyone, so it's not like I have a rivalry with a single player or anything like that.

s1mple has been having an amazing year, he's been playing above me this year, that's certain. But even then, it's not a rivalry for me, if he's stronger than me then he's stronger than me, I'm not going to make a fuss about it or go crazy. I'm just going to work on getting better and see what happens.

How is the excitement for this Major in particular, with the possibility of reaching the Champions Stage in an arena?

Yeah, there's definitely hype for the first Major we attend in two years! The thing is when we get there, we're going to meet all of the other players, every team will be doing their thing trying to focus as best they can for the tournament. That's what gets you in the mood and the excitement starts to build because then it's do or die at that moment.

The team is also just excited to be back in Sweden, to see each other again. It'll be at the same hotel as IEM Fall, too, so we may even get the same rooms, who knows!

Any players or teams that you've been watching?

Not really anyone in particular because as I said, every single team at the Major can beat you. Every team is good to watch, if they're at the Major it means they're strong as a team, and maybe even individually as well.

You're a top 3 team so obviously winning the event is in your sights and your goal, but are there other things you'd like to take away from the Major other than the final result?

Our second goal would be to just play our hearts out and take full advantage of the experience even if we're in some tough moments or run into any issues during the tournament. To participate with a smile and enjoy ourselves even if we hit some bumps on the road or whatever may happen. To be able to say we fought our hearts out even in tough situations.

Do you work on having this atmosphere in the team actively?

We've always had this, but it's hard to maintain this pleasure sometimes because we're playing all of the time. I'm not sure how to express it, because we do have the pleasure of playing all of the time, but it's not always easy to have a smile on your face and a positive answer for everything. Everyone has their character and their weaknesses. Some days you'll feel better, others worse, there are ups and downs. So yeah, we do work on this to try and show our best as most we can.

shox is one of five "legacy" players to have been at all Majors, do you have any thoughts about it?

It's not something we've really talked about, but knowing him I'm sure there'll be a bit of pressure to keep the streak going, but it's a good pressure. It's shox, we're not talking about just anyone here, he's a legend of the game that I followed all the way back in CS:Source when I was a kid.

These days he knows how to manage these pressures, he has his routines and he'll know how to rally for the Major, so I don't think he'll have any bad pressure. We haven't had the conversation of "shox how are you feeling about this?" it's just the feeling I have, that he's ready for everything.

France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.28
Maps played:
886
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.62
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1456
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
Respect
2021-10-29 17:26
2 replies
+ whata chad
2021-10-29 18:03
+1 Just read through it all. What a cordial fellow with an extraordinary talent, and a commendable mindset! Given the recent forms of NiP, Vitality, Faze, Gambit, and Navi not looking as good as back in Cologne, I see some strong contenders for this major, including Vitality. I hope s1mple can win one, though. After having such an illustrious career, he deserves one. However, I can definitely see a potential upset by any of these teams. After all, Navi is notorious for their major falterings. Having said that, all the best to ZywOo and Vitality! Have a nice day :)
2021-10-30 08:23
Chad
2021-10-29 17:26
3 replies
Hltv keeps triggering these pros for no reason Stunna 🤡 : “hey s1 any message to your haters? Where s1 replied man stop about haters and stuff” This interview: hey zywoo whats the rivalry of u vs s1… Zywoo: i dont rly care who or what every enemy is dangerous and i focus pure on myself Really. stop these things🙄🙄 even pros > these ridiculous media
2021-10-30 15:26
2 replies
+1 Players don't make headspace for these useless comparison.
2021-11-01 02:55
1 reply
+1111
2021-11-01 10:35
zywho?
2021-10-29 17:26
2 replies
+1
2021-10-31 09:37
#382
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Sweden ooze_
that's what we shouted during the quarterfinal match vs NAVI
2021-11-06 18:32
S1mple GOAT
2021-10-29 17:26
1 reply
#368
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Ukraine GEnguch
absolutely
2021-10-31 21:05
#6
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United States Rayduh
This is why he is the GOaT
2021-10-29 17:26
#7
jks | 
Greece J0hnN
Zywoo better player just for that
2021-10-29 17:26
XI WU
2021-10-29 17:26
4 replies
beenchiling
2021-10-29 17:28
#49
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China HEIDASHUAi
Best Chinese awper
2021-10-29 17:32
1 reply
who is XA WU?
2021-10-30 15:33
+1
2021-10-29 20:25
rekt them zywoo
2021-10-29 17:26
#12
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United States ashrock
ZYGOD <3
2021-10-29 17:27
ZywOo major MVP incoming
2021-10-29 17:27
im pretty sure that is lie
2021-10-29 17:27
based
2021-10-29 17:27
GOAT with goat mentality
2021-10-29 17:27
#22
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Canada loldougie
And this is why he is the true GOAT! Also he's not a baiter.. gotta love this man
2021-10-29 17:28
I feel like out of the context this statement sounds aggressive. nice bait hltv
2021-10-29 17:28
1 reply
#58
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China HEIDASHUAi
True
2021-10-29 17:32
"s1mple has been having an amazing year, he's been playing above me this year, that's certain" s1mple #1 zywoo confirmed
2021-10-29 17:28
6 replies
i think everyone knew it, but it seems that zywoo dont really care about it
2021-10-29 18:11
Agreed. And we can agree as well that he said "this year", which means the years before he knows he was better than s1mple.
2021-10-29 19:03
1 reply
Hahahaha
2021-10-29 21:16
It’s hardly possible to take #1 twice in a row without caring about being the first. Looks like okay now that I’m losing I’ll say I don’t care. Can’t even imagine not caring about breaking the record of getting #1 thrice in a row.
2021-10-29 20:16
2 replies
He probably doesn't care because there haven't been much LAN this year ? Or his mates are considerably weaker imo than electronic, perfecto etc. Vitality struggled for a good part of the year, while NaVi are finally peaking. Whatever will be interesting to see how he performs at the major. But like you said 3 times in a row would have been Legendary.
2021-10-29 21:01
1 reply
I totally agree with you. His team is weaker this year and simple has been obviously better so far. But ZyWoo is a god-tier player, this is why it seems improbable to me that he doesn’t care about #1. That’s a champion’s trait of character.
2021-10-30 13:45
its literally like cr7 and messi
2021-10-29 17:28
6 replies
#38
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India OOFmiester
Kinda close but no. S1mple = Ronaldo + Messi, Zywoo = just Messi)))
2021-10-29 17:30
2 replies
Flair
2021-10-29 21:17
0/8 Messi >>>>> cr7 S1mple >>>> Zywoo So s1mple is messi of csgo
2021-10-30 12:27
I consider device similar to cr7 because of his achievments, but zywoo and simple ate definately up there
2021-11-04 20:06
2 replies
because NiP management brainwashed you
2021-11-04 20:45
1 reply
what?
2021-11-05 19:17
ZyWuplee
2021-10-29 17:29
zywoo cmon win major 2021.
2021-10-29 17:29
can't wait for legends
2021-10-29 17:29
im sorry Zywoo i dont think your team can win a major with Kyojin.
2021-10-29 17:30
16 replies
well what should he do then go on the interview and say "nah we ain't winning this major with this bot kyojin"
2021-10-29 17:32
8 replies
at least he (Zywoo)is not being honest.. i could see Vitality be a contender but the week link in my opinion is Kyojin.
2021-10-29 17:40
4 replies
bruh it's not being honest, it's just being confident and good vibes, you can't go into a tournament thinking you'll lose and if you watched shoxie's episode on hltv, he said their mentality is to win every single game that they play
2021-10-29 17:41
#110
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South Africa CRMN1
Not a matter of being honest or not. You are competing to win, you are getting paid to do so and you carry something with you called pride. You just can't go there and discard your own team's chances of winning the tournament. Funnily enough I think Vitality are gonna have a long run
2021-10-29 17:46
2 replies
+1
2021-10-30 10:01
+1
2021-10-30 11:56
It would be so vastly out of character for ZywOo to say something like that, just the thought of it made me laugh out loud honestly I wouldn't mind seeing Vitality win it. zywOo and shox are fun to root for.
2021-10-30 09:15
1 reply
shoxie's too funny, the whole vitality squad has so much good vibes between them hope they win as well, anyone but navi xd youtu.be/41YtFg_Gmic?t=167 shoxie with the no f's given hard slap
2021-10-30 11:58
Kyojin 11 kills and pretty much the reason Vitality lost again. VP abuse the site Kyojin played. I feel bad for the guys on Vitality
2021-10-30 19:00
#56
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Romania xypperz
kyojin sexy
2021-10-29 17:32
100%, zero chance with kyo at this state. He's had similar stats in His first 6 months in Vitality, as DEVIL had in His 6 months in EnVyUs (DEVIL, who was widely considered as some of the all time worst picks in tier 1 CS). I guess the difference is that kyo could have potential, but IMO He needed a lot more time and experience in lower tier teams before jumping into tier 1 CS.
2021-10-29 17:49
5 replies
#144
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Indonesia FinZzz
Spoken like a true ignorant who hasnt been following Kyojin's matches and only looks on his overall stats. Kyojin has certainly been better then DEViL wtf... Kyojin has shown glimpse of brilliances, at times as a ct anchor, but majority of times as an entryfrag. He has a couple of matches where he takes off and becomes the best in the server. Most notably against astralis and gambit. Devil will never come close to Kyojin in terms of raw potential, impact, nor relevance. If kyojin is fully trash like devil then vitality simply wouldnt be a top 3 team.
2021-10-29 18:10
4 replies
hltv.org/stats/players/matches/8569/devi.. DEVIL - 0.95 rating in EnVyUs, mostly LAN, 6 months hltv.org/stats/players/matches/19672/kyo.. Kyojin - 0.95 rating in Vitality, mostly online, 6 months I agree we can see some glimpses of brilliance from Kyojin, but in average He isn't any better than DEVIL. Yes, I'm looking at their stats, that's what everybody's fixated to in this site, no? Biggest difference between them is that kyojin has crisp, but inconsistent aim (perhaps vision is blinded by that).
2021-10-29 18:40
3 replies
just bcz they have the same stats doesnt mean they are both bad.
2021-10-29 21:20
#304
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Indonesia FinZzz
Yes but stats alone dont tell you the whole picture of how a player's giving impact to the game. Kyojin is an entryfragger and an anchor on ct. That means he is playing some of the hardest roles on CSGO, its logically follows that he has pretty bad stats but thats due to the role and lack of experiences that he had. Thats why I say you should watch actual games (not just 1 or 2) and not only look at solely stats. Cause then you would understand more about Kyojin and what he brings to the team.
2021-10-30 02:53
1 reply
I have watched pretty much every single match of Vitality past few years, and I can say that Kyojin definitely deserves the stats he's getting. He does have His moments though, sometimes He's getting amazing T-entries round after round (Inferno comes to mind), sometimes He's solo locking a bomb site as a CT (Vertigo A-ramp), but these seem to be "once in a blue moon"-moments and His statistics clearly reflect that. Also I don't think kyojin is any more entry fragger than Apex or ZywOo is. My biggest gripe with Him is the inability to hold a site/play smart when holding a site, it's almost like He still gets nervous when His team relies on Him or something (maybe Apex malding is affecting Him? idk). Do you actually think Vitality has a chance to win this major in this state?
2021-10-30 03:15
Interview of Zywoo feels like "I dont know " , "I dont know " , "I dont care " . ZZZzzzZZZ
2021-10-29 17:30
3 replies
Yeah he isn't doing very good job of building a brand to himself. Well, at least it isn't going to matter too much as long he plays like this.
2021-10-29 19:34
2 replies
"Well, at least it isn't going to matter too much" Doesnt matter at all to him if hes not about that life. Hes being happy, not arrogant or pressured by fame, playing the game he loves while making millions.
2021-10-30 01:57
1 reply
Of course image and own brand can matter when one is looking for sponsors or would have to look for new team or such. The fame thing isn't first or only point why it can be important but it can actually increase ones desirability. For Zywoo it is not too relevant now because being one of the absolute best is a thing in itself, but it could help his later career if he someday is not as good as he is now.
2021-10-30 03:10
god zywoo
2021-10-29 17:31
Zywoo vs s1mple for the final.Dream scenario
2021-10-29 17:31
1 reply
no
2021-10-29 19:08
Chad
2021-10-29 17:32
that right zywoo real #1
2021-10-29 17:32
no stakes, expected from zoomer kid that is afraid to create rivalries because of bad pr and afraid of failing, gone are the times of epic screaming matches and real rivalries, damn kids, at least have the balls to say that you are only focused on your game and that you are not afraid of showing that you are one of the best and that you and your team will obliterate every other team that tries to stop you, create some excitement you fucking gen z bot
2021-10-29 17:33
12 replies
#64
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Romania xypperz
lol
2021-10-29 17:33
+1
2021-10-29 17:36
#92
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Poland seinterc
chill wtf
2021-10-29 17:40
you have mental issues
2021-10-29 17:42
being humble = being scared and afraid. Twitch chat has more iq than u
2021-10-29 17:50
#140
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Indonesia FinZzz
Says the loser who hasnt achieved anything significant in life
2021-10-29 18:06
you're probably gen z too you just have no friends
2021-10-29 18:11
no one needs these garbage rivalries like in fighting games. They are cancer and CS:GO is well off without them
2021-10-29 18:55
2 replies
I dont agree with the guy above, but rivalries can be fun, even in csgo. For eg kennyS vs konfig
2021-10-29 21:21
1 reply
I guess it depends on the kind of rivalry. If it's more dun fun and banter it's great, but those rivalries in fighting games just make me puke.
2021-10-30 10:54
HAHAHAHAHAHAH I like your point of view, but I respect zywoo anyways.
2021-10-29 19:05
HARD AGREE
2021-10-29 21:31
He was above you in 2020 as well but those RMR MVP medals fucked him up
2021-10-29 17:32
3 replies
#115
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Korea ramza72
+1 that why we call s1mple robbed top 1 by mvp rmr
2021-10-29 17:47
2 replies
Even with rmr mvp he would have way less mvp than zywoo, zywoo who had better impact rating better playoffs big events rating, better adr, more clutch, better opening kills rating better kast more consistency etc..
2021-10-29 18:35
cry
2021-10-29 22:45
nice interview
2021-10-29 17:32
#60
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Hungary raffai
god
2021-10-29 17:33
Is high intake of calcium key to being the GOAT?
2021-10-29 17:33
#67
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North America go1x1n00b
Zywoo is so good he doesn't even care about s1mple
2021-10-29 17:35
2 replies
#118
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Korea ramza72
ofc he say that like who care when you know you lose title top 1 this years
2021-10-29 17:48
1 reply
He used to say the same thing before
2021-10-29 19:43
#68
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France Uexo
Chad
2021-10-29 17:35
god
2021-10-29 17:35
#72
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France d0py
GOD
2021-10-29 17:36
It's cool he mentioned watching shox way back, especially considering shox was basically equivalent to ZywOo now.
2021-10-29 17:36
5 replies
+1
2021-10-29 18:27
no he wasnt. sure shox was a superstar but not on the zywoos level
2021-10-29 18:58
3 replies
Shox in Source was, easily, the best player in the world. It wasn't really even close.
2021-10-29 19:16
1 reply
It's insane how he can keep this level. Reminds me of forest. He had some lower years but he's been performing great lately.
2021-10-30 10:02
shox css goat and is considered by many as #1 player of 2013 but ok
2021-10-30 10:49
KEKW they took break right before major instead of bootcamp? They won't reach playoffs ROFL
2021-10-29 17:36
#75
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Poland sznycel901
cold as fck
2021-10-29 17:36
GG s1mple won
2021-10-29 17:36
Lol they never had any kind of rivalry whatsoever. It's not like they hate each other or something. Both players are unique and very much alike.
2021-10-29 17:37
3 replies
#89
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Russia lo0u
Of course. It's people on the internet that are always trying to spin shit about these two. It's pretty obvious they respect each other.
2021-10-29 17:39
2 replies
+1
2021-10-29 17:44
yeah, same goes for cristiano and messi, hamilton and verstappen and so on
2021-10-29 17:49
Shy who
2021-10-29 17:37
nice interview zywoo youre a great player but s1mple is better
2021-10-29 17:37
#86
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Europe xqt3r
simple might be better but he is toxic. thats why he wont win any majors in his career !
2021-10-29 17:38
nice guy
2021-10-29 17:39
#93
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Other KlNG
why should he ? he's clearly better than s1mple
2021-10-29 17:40
1 reply
hohohoho funny
2021-10-29 17:43
#94
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United Kingdom sajueN
s1mple will smash your ass again zywoo
2021-10-29 17:40
Two goats of cs go s1mple and zywoo 🔥🔥🔥
2021-10-29 17:41
Downplays? You making him appear like an ass. Could have spelled it better don't you think?
2021-10-29 17:41
s1mple top 1 2021 confirmed
2021-10-29 17:42
ZyGOD! let's go
2021-10-29 17:43
zywoo disrespects s1mple once again. TRUE CHAD 😎😎😎 The major is yours Mr. Two Times Nr. 1
2021-10-29 17:44
s1mple is best player ever much better than zywoo, so good even zywoo KNOWS it, but ofc his fans wont say it xd
2021-10-29 17:47
24 replies
zywoo does not accept a rivalry and lives rent free in s1mple's head.
2021-10-29 17:56
23 replies
he said that s1mple is better
2021-10-29 18:11
20 replies
He said that s1mple played better this year, learn to read english, thats like messi saying the same in 2016, he is just honnest not like delusional s1mple fanboys
2021-10-29 18:36
19 replies
???? u said same as me #147 zywoo said s1mple is better
2021-10-29 19:42
18 replies
zywoo said that s1mple played better this year not that he is a better player cant you read english ? this i called humility and messi acts the exact same way towards ronaldo
2021-10-29 20:01
17 replies
played better = is better if not so whats different?
2021-10-29 20:03
16 replies
so if ronaldo played better than messi in 2016 it means ronaldo is better than messi ? xd
2021-10-29 20:04
15 replies
in 2016 yes??
2021-10-29 20:10
14 replies
just like zywoo was better the past 2 years, now lets wait 10 years to make the count
2021-10-29 20:13
13 replies
zywoo wasnt better, just boosted stats by 4 bad teammates
2021-10-29 20:30
12 replies
yeah of course vitality was ranked top3 in 2019 and 2020 with 4 bad players obvious xd
2021-10-29 20:34
11 replies
yes? cloud9 and gambit won major but they didnt deserve it
2021-10-29 20:48
10 replies
you re the most delusional hltv user
2021-10-29 21:04
9 replies
ahaaahahha WHY?
2021-10-29 21:13
8 replies
Just ask anyone in hltv who know you if you re delusional and you will see
2021-10-29 21:33
7 replies
cuz they are fans of zywoo, cant accept truth
2021-10-29 21:40
6 replies
twitter.com/HLTVorg/status/1453770649932.. you re the only one with s2mple fans who cant accept the reality and the truth
2021-10-29 23:51
5 replies
Don't bother talking to him lmao, Gambit and ZyWoo live rent free in his head
2021-10-29 23:57
1 reply
ahahah ok dude
2021-10-30 00:34
dude, i am only one who know truth zywoo is avg player
2021-10-30 00:33
2 replies
you re the only one cause you re delusional thats the definition xd
2021-10-30 00:39
1 reply
no ))) i can tell truth
2021-10-30 10:31
He literqlly said that s1.ple is better lol
2021-10-29 18:37
1 reply
2021-10-29 20:02
Sociopath
2021-10-29 17:47
Very good approach by Zywoo. It is the approach I have seen many times in different sports when two big names rivaled with each other. Respect your rival, focus on yourself and train hard.
2021-10-29 17:48
1 reply
#137
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Indonesia FinZzz
Messi's mindset. Ignore others, focus on yourself.
2021-10-29 18:04
chad
2021-10-29 17:50
thats why hes better than s1mple and will always be
2021-10-29 17:52
GOAT
2021-10-29 17:56
#126
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United States nebbe
what a legend
2021-10-29 17:58
I can totally believe that judging from His play style. s1mple on the other hand, clearly the polar opposite.
2021-10-29 17:59
and this is why s1mple is better, zywoo has beta mentality
2021-10-29 17:59
4 replies
#195
RpK | 
France HippzZ
he has sigma mentality actually, betas care about others
2021-10-29 18:57
you even know what beta means? smh.
2021-10-30 13:48
2 replies
Stay mad kid #s1mpletop1
2021-10-30 15:17
1 reply
12 yo calling people kids, smh
2021-10-30 15:37
he's very humble i respect that he also knows s1mple is better
2021-10-29 18:02
why is everyone so damn boring holy smokery.... just let it be like messi cr7, it brings spicy...
2021-10-29 18:03
#136
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Indonesia FinZzz
Champion mentality by Zywoo. Goodluck and you will shine on this major!
2021-10-29 18:04
Lmao ez to say that when u clearly know s1mple is in another level
2021-10-29 18:05
He just said the obvious.
2021-10-29 18:05
#143
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Japan KotpeHead
This guy is so boring lmao
2021-10-29 18:11
1 reply
Yeah man being respectful is boring, toxicity much better you should go join threads with the other 12 yo Navi fans
2021-10-30 05:09
russians gonna get mad on this one
2021-10-29 18:10
Contrary to most I think ZywOo is better than s1mple
2021-10-29 18:12
#152
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France Torres_
Ofc you don't "care" when you are not even having any impact in your team or winning any events lol All he cares about is stat padding
2021-10-29 18:13
4 replies
#156
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Indonesia FinZzz
Take this L you sad fanboy
2021-10-29 18:15
must be sad to be full of hate like you
2021-10-29 18:48
That's it. That's the worst take I've ever seen on HLTV.
2021-10-29 19:55
How do you always manage to bait someone with comments like these lmao.
2021-10-29 20:37
You can find 2 types of comment under this thread 1. Simple fanboys still acting toxic and giving hate comments towards zywoo as usual 2. Normal people who just supports his man and doesnt act cocky towards others admiring how humble zywoo is
2021-10-29 18:17
5 replies
#198
RpK | 
France HippzZ
as usual, s1mple fanbase is one of the worst
2021-10-29 18:58
1 reply
Ikrr man finally someone who noticed it i dont hate simple or love him either but i absolutely despise his fanbase
2021-10-29 19:26
3) ZywOo fanboys acting toxic and giving hate comments towards s1mple (easy example: #62) But you didn't mention that here. Why? Because you are really unbiased, aren't you xD?
2021-10-29 21:33
2 replies
Im fanboy of depreshn i didnt mention cuz i dont see any
2021-10-30 06:35
1 reply
You just ignored those. Next time be more objective.
2021-10-30 08:53
Of course he doesn't care when he understands that s1mple has been 10x better than him this year.
2021-10-29 18:21
1 reply
he always said he doesen t care about others players.. that he just have fun playing and that he feel honored people comapre him to device and s1mple
2021-10-29 18:45
humble king 👑
2021-10-29 18:22
ZywOo clear anyway Next year 10 MVPs inc It's just insane how perfect he is.
2021-10-29 18:24
He's right to act like this, he knows s1mple is much better and there's nothing to do so might as well have fun
2021-10-29 18:29
1 reply
Nice fakeflag Ukrainian
2021-10-30 05:15
you can feel s1mple and zywoo respect each others... sad s1mple's fans are cancerous , a disease to this scene
2021-10-29 18:31
2 replies
#192
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Finland AliSabid
seen a lot of zywoo fans who are pretty toxic too, ofc not the amount as s1mple's but definetly a lot still
2021-10-29 18:54
1 reply
yes it s that , sad .. here we can see how human race can be so stupid
2021-10-29 20:31
"s1mple has been having an amazing year, he's been playing above me this year, that's certain" zywoo fans are cancerous but at least the man himself admits s1mple is much better.
2021-10-29 18:32
respesct ZywOo Pog
2021-10-29 18:30
I love ZywOo's humbleness and mentality in this interview. :) It is literally the best mentality to have, yet fanatics butchering the views of this interview is a little unsettling.
2021-10-29 18:32
2 replies
GoodGuyMathieu
2021-10-29 18:43
Agree
2021-10-30 15:39
its a strong bait title though, he literally said in the same paragraph that s1mple was better for sure. A more appropriate title would ahve been Zywoo recognizes his second place
2021-10-29 18:44
1 reply
you really have mental issues. stop posting random comments every 5 minutes being salty
2021-10-29 18:48
#181
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United Kingdom Socks!
Zywoo is so humble its refreshing
2021-10-29 18:45
Zywoo = gentlemen, s1mple = big ego kid
2021-10-29 18:45
8 replies
+1
2021-10-29 18:47
+1
2021-10-29 19:05
+1
2021-10-29 20:01
+1
2021-10-29 23:12
#317
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Germany Ryuzth
+1
2021-10-30 07:51
-5
2021-10-30 08:47
+999
2021-10-30 10:46
+1
2021-10-30 18:58
admiting s1mple is better, respect
2021-10-29 18:46
#188
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Ukraine Najara
noone cares about baiter s0mple
2021-10-29 18:49
GOATED
2021-10-29 18:51
#191
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Finland AliSabid
great mindset
2021-10-29 18:53
1 reply
as long as their is no real crises yes. But it will come to anyone someday. S1mple Liquid crises made him a better player. Some people need it to evolve
2021-10-29 19:05
hehe
2021-10-29 18:56
you idiyot rivalry keeps the scene alive pretend you care pls
2021-10-29 18:58
"s1mple has been having an amazing year, he's been playing above me this year, that's certain. But even then, it's not a rivalry for me, if he's stronger than me then he's stronger than me, I'm not going to make a fuss about it or go crazy. I'm just going to work on getting better and see what happens." What a chad and humble mindset. Respect to one of the two kings of CSGO, hope he and s1mple both pop the fuck off.
2021-10-29 18:59
#200
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Brazil Gunzel
s0mple on zywoo: you faking bish wht bulling me everyone asked
2021-10-29 19:00
most of you actually retarded
2021-10-29 19:02
#202
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Liberia rationale
Only HLTV teenage nolifers care who's one of them is the best. The game is about clicking heads but there's a lot more behind that which is calls strats, executes, team play, comms, protocols, nate lineups, etc. etc. etc. Neither s1mple, nor zywhoo can clutch against 5 other opponents each round. It maybe happens once a year.
2021-10-29 19:03
#204
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Vietnam El0nMusk
sh1ro>Zywoo>s1mple atm
2021-10-29 19:03
RESPECT GENTLEMEN
2021-10-29 19:05
if zywoo wins the major and mvp he is top 1 of hltv.
2021-10-29 19:06
1 reply
Yeah sure winning absolutely nothing and playing one playoff of the year eill make him top 1 lmao Do you even tried to think before you shat this shit out? :D
2021-10-30 00:29
Zywoo will overcome s1mple in 2022
2021-10-29 19:11
#213
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Brazil cadik
2 Times TOP1 almost good as coldzera s0mple nowhere near
2021-10-29 19:14
#214
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China CantBanMe
based
2021-10-29 19:16
bestest
2021-10-29 19:18
Every team is good, maybe even individually. Heck even the silvers reading this could be a threat to us if they're prepared for major. This guy is making sure nobody is offended xD. Man. What a nice guy.
2021-10-29 19:20
4 replies
he just know cs better than you.. try to qualify to a major, you have to be very good for it and your team as well , if you have a off day or make a few bad choice or have bad luck you re out ... try to think before posting plz
2021-10-29 20:27
1 reply
Here comes a suck up. Maybe focus on positive side of things rather jumping into shit without understanding it. I wasn't talking about him in a negative way. I just said he's a nice guy. No need to talk shit just because you got it wrong.
2021-10-29 21:50
#325
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CIS ShimonSS
Vitality right know can lose to any team at the major, so he is right
2021-10-30 09:42
1 reply
come on. The only teams they could lose to are Na'vi,gambit and at worst heroic. I don't see them losing to any team apart from those. Xi wu factor really comes into play there. Let's see how it goes.
2021-10-30 10:13
It makes sense, the rivalry is something half fictional made up by the community. It doesn't mean the players feel the same way.
2021-10-29 19:27
very nice interview
2021-10-29 19:33
respect for a legend of the game
2021-10-29 19:33
2 replies
legend is neo, f0rest, dev and mb s1, but not this person, nt prodka
2021-10-29 19:56
1 reply
no
2021-10-29 20:35
XI WHO BING CHILLING
2021-10-29 19:59
s1mple GOAT
2021-10-29 20:09
There is no rivalry s1mple is miles ahead of him and everybody else.
2021-10-29 20:11
#254
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Georgia endyyoo
+respect
2021-10-29 20:24
Zygod s1mple will be destroyed in this Major, when it really counts
2021-10-29 20:37
Zywoo > s2mple
2021-10-29 20:42
holy fuck he is based af
2021-10-29 20:50
He's right to act like this, he knows s1mple is much better and there's nothing to do so might as well have fun
2021-10-29 20:51
XI WU +300 Social Credit Score for saying that he doesn't care about the rivalry and still being able to get s0mple fans mad
2021-10-29 21:05
1 reply
I mean, they would be mad regardless of what he said.
2021-10-29 22:37
Respect ZywOo for being humble. He's a god as well
2021-10-29 23:18
#291
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Poland kaspr02
Zywoo CHAD
2021-10-29 23:55
Zywoo nice as always, hf at the major! (no gl)
2021-10-30 00:12
Vitality taking it home
2021-10-30 00:16
2 replies
that didn't age well
2021-10-31 01:04
1 reply
Will age well. They will do C9
2021-10-31 01:24
#299
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United States xcalibot
LET'S GO CHINESE PRIDE XII WUU THE DRAGON OF THE EAST <3
2021-10-30 01:22
Ultimate CHAD
2021-10-30 02:28
Gigachad. Mad respect
2021-10-30 02:33
Goat player with Goat mentality. #Respect. Hes gonna go far in his career.
2021-10-30 04:38
Goat Zywoo
2021-10-30 05:17
#314
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Canada ducksick
no bootcamp, yikes
2021-10-30 06:59
#316
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Germany Ryuzth
The true goat with the true quote))))
2021-10-30 07:50
at simple's age it's mostly downhill for him now. Zywoo didn't even peak yet
2021-10-30 08:29
lol he just scared of god s1mple
2021-10-30 09:45
Zywoo was the only player in the world at least for these last two years that could stand and compete against s1mple and sometimes he even looked stronger not saying best, but he could bring so much rivalry to the ukrainian than anyone else did that's for sure and which is even great and incredible about him is that the guy is so young, but got an incredible performance and read for the game, ladies and gentlemen Zywoo is a marvel (miracle) in CSGO history that would not repeat that often it's a fact
2021-10-30 12:24
#362
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Europe gazxhe
Respect
2021-10-31 10:49
#363
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Europe MaHoTei
he doesnt have the winners mindset like s1mple does s1mple wants to be on top
2021-10-31 10:52
Overrated. He is wasting his talent. If you are as skilled as he is you should take all the resources you can and carry the team on your back instead of this teamplay bullshit. You need a bit of an ego to be a true star player.
2021-10-31 13:29
Zywoo is only 20, he will take s1mple's spot in a few years for sure
2021-11-01 07:31
#372
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Sweden suriel666
think he's wasting his potential with the team and that mindset. yeah he's gifted AF, but his answers show that he's not really matured, as in thought thoroughly of the things surrounding him and "just wants to have fun". Could actually be that he's already peaked and will decline from now on, considering this year's performance and his attitude to some things. Not really a winner-mentality and he might have been spoiled by the #1 he got. Maybe similar to Kjaerbye winning major @ 18yr old and then basically throwing the towel. Also, in order to (fully) utilize his potential, he would have to join another team, for example G2, but i doubt it will happen and he will limit himself to french teams and unless there's a new "french Gambit" on the rise, i don't see him achieving much with Vitality, considering he also signed a what ... 3 year contract? Kinda shot himself in the foot IMO
2021-11-01 11:15
#373
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Brazil Ties4
Based
2021-11-01 18:43
s1mple about to wreck zywho 8)
2021-11-05 18:54
Calm I understand
2021-11-05 21:30
calm your tits down and get to airport asap
2021-11-06 07:45
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