Video: s1mple - HLTV MVP of PGL Major Stockholm

Sit back and enjoy the best moments from Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev's astonishing MVP performance in Stockholm.

The Ukrainian superstar finally reached the summit of the CS:GO mountain with Natus Vincere's victory at the PGL Major Stockholm, and he did so in style with one of the most dominant performances ever seen at a Major, a 1.47 rating across 10 maps.

s1mple finally took home the one trophy that had thus far evaded him

Not only was he comfortably the highest rated player (1.47 to Nikola "⁠NiKo⁠" Kovač's 1.36), but he also lead the event statistically across a plethora of categories including kill differential (+106), kills per round (0.95), and 1+ kill rounds (60.2%).

This MVP medal by HLTV x BitSkins takes s1mple to a total of 17 for his career, putting him just two shy of Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz's total of 19.

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

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Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1777
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Bosnia and Herzegovina Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Nikola 'NiKo' Kovač
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
1535
KPR:
0.80
DPR:
0.67
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1466
KPR:
0.85
DPR:
0.64
#1
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Sweden bevern
cool
2021-11-11 18:24
5 replies
super cool
2021-11-11 18:25
4 replies
he looks so good in this pic omg s1mple hottest
2021-11-11 18:27
3 replies
#52
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Peru TheJuan
that ak ace to display his skill was crazy!
2021-11-11 18:51
2 replies
You mean M4 ace? +1 Actually beautiful spray control, reminiscent of 1.6 sprays.
2021-11-11 19:00
1 reply
+1
2021-11-11 19:10
#2
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Brazil ramiiressss
GOAT
2021-11-11 18:25
1 reply
O CABRA
2021-11-12 00:30
ez4s1mple
2021-11-11 18:25
pog
2021-11-11 18:25
In my eyes, the best player ever.
2021-11-11 18:26
8 replies
Not only for you but for 90% of Csgo community
2021-11-11 18:27
4 replies
Great for us s1mple fans then :D
2021-11-11 18:29
Seen as many people who would say the opposite so definitely not 90%.
2021-11-11 18:35
2 replies
In hltv only kekw and many of them are only trolling.
2021-11-11 18:51
1 reply
Nope, actual people. HLTV forums wouldn't be my source for anything.
2021-11-11 18:54
It's not in your eyes bro he IS the best player ever
2021-11-11 18:29
objectively
2021-11-11 18:57
I agree!
2021-11-12 09:57
#9
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Chile 1cristiaan
goat
2021-11-11 18:26
Almost as good as coldzera
2021-11-11 18:26
1 reply
#26
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Brazil klauz1337
+1
2021-11-11 18:35
God
2021-11-11 18:27
GOAT OFC
2021-11-11 18:28
#17
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Czech Republic wellbi
I am missing 1.6 moviemaking in CSGO a little bit. Thanks for the video.
2021-11-11 18:29
5 replies
#58
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Bulgaria tick10
ANNIHILATION FTW
2021-11-11 18:55
4 replies
#70
.PhP | 
Czech Republic wellbi
More like Chillside production and such. There was a lot of personality and cinematic artistry in some of these videos. I remember the whole old 1.6 Mouz roster because of a great team movie, or NOA with shaGuar and co. because of Chillside Two Continents epic. SK Believe and many more ... These videos were somewhat more engaging than a couple of clips pasted together with music and commentary.
2021-11-11 19:02
3 replies
#78
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Bulgaria tick10
Such videos require a lot of time and HLTV are trying to do the clips as fast as possible because the hype of the major is still on.
2021-11-11 19:13
Oh man you almost put me in tears. Have all of them on my PC, Oh wait, I just gonna go and watch them now and cry my teen years
2021-11-11 21:23
ChillSide > Hollywood
2021-11-12 20:29
#21
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Russia igotbanned
GOAT
2021-11-11 18:30
HLTV did Niko dirty
2021-11-11 18:31
2 replies
hahaha thought exactly the same xD
2021-11-11 18:42
+1 lul
2021-11-11 21:10
This fraud is not my MVP!
2021-11-11 18:32
9 replies
No one asked
2021-11-11 18:46
you fell off + ratio + L + s1mple owns your flair
2021-11-11 18:50
coooope
2021-11-11 19:01
wtf is wrong with you lol?
2021-11-11 19:05
#81
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China HEIDASHUAi
nice try
2021-11-11 19:17
XANTARES OUT LULW
2021-11-11 19:54
Must be hard that you are not even first comment xD cry more
2021-11-11 20:30
Did your script stop working?
2021-11-12 10:41
Noone cares your MVP
2021-11-12 11:01
best player ever
2021-11-11 18:34
9 replies
zywoo is better
2021-11-11 18:42
6 replies
Yes! Is fat! :D
2021-11-11 18:48
he isnt even close
2021-11-11 18:49
3 replies
at choking.
2021-11-11 18:50
2 replies
What are even on about xD
2021-11-11 21:17
you replied to the wrong comment you donut
2021-11-12 11:40
ZywOo GOAT (#13)
2021-11-11 20:25
#37
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Sweden drakendilf
Goats is Godzera Device Olof Forest Simpel
2021-11-11 18:46
1 reply
goat is device or s1mpie(in csgo) csgo+cs1.6 f0rest 100%
2021-11-11 18:50
1
2021-11-11 18:36
#29
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Ukraine Ant4rctic
Absolutely deserved
2021-11-11 18:36
#31
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Slovakia Mr_Jumbo
Cool but niko was the true mvp as he carried average g2 to final, everyone expected navi to win
2021-11-11 18:37
7 replies
Niko the real MVP by choking nuke and letting s1mple win major and mvp
2021-11-11 21:40
5 replies
#127
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Slovakia Mr_Jumbo
Wasnt he highest rated player on nuke? At least from g2
2021-11-12 08:58
4 replies
From G2 yes. He was both their carry and downfall.
2021-11-12 11:00
3 replies
#141
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Slovakia Mr_Jumbo
You are clueless
2021-11-12 13:28
#150
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Finland Pegull
missing one shot doesn't make him the downfall. The downfall was bad tactics on the t side which let NaVi come back into the game.
2021-11-14 18:08
1 reply
literally a 2vs1 with a very good chance of winnins if he kills s1mple Game was 15-13, in this case he was the downfall
2021-11-14 21:48
NT Niko! Well played anyway, i hope next time you get the team you deserve!
2021-11-12 06:54
#32
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Turkey sedo7
G.O.A.T.
2021-11-11 18:39
#33
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Brazil Brunoow13
nob
2021-11-11 18:39
GOD
2021-11-11 18:44
k00l
2021-11-11 18:47
like f0rest said... s1mple is the greatest to ever touch any version of cs
2021-11-11 18:47
nobody will ever reach the level of s1mple, from a pure objective angle
2021-11-11 18:47
6 replies
as a s1 fan, zywoo has almost reached his level and is a couple years younger so who knows what his peak will be.. for now though, s1mple is clear but i just want zywoo and niko to win a major :D
2021-11-12 06:15
5 replies
Nop...I'm a zywoo fan but hes nowhere near as good as s1mple. Like many pro players have said, zywoo needs his steam to set him up, whereas s1mple can do everything on his own and set up his own team. Despite zywoo having his entire team playing for him, he still can't reach s1mple level...speaks volume on how superor s1 is. Also eye test doesn't lie, whoever knows cs will tell you s1 is vastly superior and scary thing is we haven't seen s1 hit his prime yet. He just outperformed his 2018 year, which is considered, to this day, as the highest performance in cs history
2021-11-12 07:37
4 replies
this was a while ago but i remember twistzz saying the complete opposite of what you just said in regards to making space. i doubt either of our opinions compare to what a pro player says but yeah for now i think s1mple is better. (ill try find the vid) yes we can agree that s1mple is better atm but what im saying is that zywoo dominated 2019 and 2020, although 20 could've gone either way since both had great years. my main point was that zywoo is still younger and is performing better than s1mple did when he was in his first few years, perhaps that could've been because of his toxicity, therefore his teammates not doing what he wanted them to do.
2021-11-14 06:27
3 replies
youtube.com/watch?v=db6vmTz37V4&ab_chann.. 2:20 this was 2 years ago though and i didn't watch cs back then so yeah
2021-11-14 06:52
and f0rest said the complete opposite of twistzz...and I doubt twistzz opinion compares to someone that understands the game on a level that twistzz can only dream of.
2021-11-14 09:00
1 reply
true f0rest has an expert opinion but oh well. they're great players and im sure we both are looking forward to see how they do in the coming years. as for now we can confirm s1 > zywoo and hope that someone can compare to how s1mple is doing rn and has done for his whole career(hopefully its zywoo since i have utmost respect for the man)
2021-11-15 06:35
that shot on Niko was actually pretty hard if you consider how fast he had to be to kill him, a little bit slower and niko could have survived and who knows how the round ends up
2021-11-11 18:48
Congrats on having the highest performance in the history of a major s1mple. You deserve it all.
2021-11-11 18:48
#44
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Russia mshkoda
goat
2021-11-11 18:48
Lmao why so much emphasis on the NiKo miss, that was cold
2021-11-11 18:48
He currently has 6 mvps this year not just 5
2021-11-11 18:49
Exoected from GOAT S1mple with a '1'
2021-11-11 18:54
RIP s0mple xdddd
2021-11-11 18:55
what a performance, best individual peak of all time
2021-11-11 18:55
can we get EVPs? :(
2021-11-11 18:56
1 reply
+1
2021-11-12 10:05
Six mvps in 2021, not five!
2021-11-11 18:56
Where's the flick against nip in round 13 of overpass. Flick was nasty, lnz was literally on the edge of the scope
2021-11-11 18:56
where is flick against nip? a bunch of highlights missing
2021-11-11 19:00
Goat
2021-11-11 19:00
s1mpel god!
2021-11-11 19:01
#71
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Finland AliSabid
GOAT
2021-11-11 19:04
Just say it like it is, it was the most dominant performance ever seen at a Major.
2021-11-11 19:04
congratz S1mple 🙂
2021-11-11 19:05
"one of the most dominant performances ever seen at a Major, a 1.47 rating across 10 maps." the single most dominant performance "fifth mvp" 6th this year.
2021-11-11 19:06
1 reply
#101
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Brazil hugoooo
I have noticed things like these recently, I feel they are hiring people that are not stat-freak enough.
2021-11-11 20:50
GG WP
2021-11-11 19:11
@king_dempz, it's his 6th MVP, not 5th. Also, the over-emphasis on the Niko shot was kinda brutal xD But yeah, understandable. If s1mple hadn't made a practically 180 flick, Niko would've probably had the kill. And if we got to Mirage with Navi having lost Nuke, well well. This fail will never be forgotten.
2021-11-11 19:16
EZ GOAT'ED
2021-11-11 19:17
#82
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China HEIDASHUAi
The goat.
2021-11-11 19:18
What is his name? Alexandr or Sasha?...
2021-11-11 19:30
6 replies
#86
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Russia budy420
This is the same
2021-11-11 19:49
Sasha is a shortened name for Aleksandr I think
2021-11-12 07:11
4 replies
more like a common nickname for the name iirc
2021-11-14 06:31
3 replies
hmmm could be. I'm not an expert on Russian language so yea I could be wrong
2021-11-14 19:44
2 replies
then why do u even say anything? :D
2021-11-15 21:35
1 reply
idk I was bored af and I thought I knew the answer kekw
2021-11-15 22:24
#85
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Brazil rZz
he's just different
2021-11-11 19:47
#88
koks | 
Yugoslavia al0))
such a nice edit damn
2021-11-11 20:00
GOAT
2021-11-11 20:16
GOAT
2021-11-11 20:23
need a navi frag movie at pgl, with the same music
2021-11-11 20:26
should've been NiKo if he didn't choke :((((((((
2021-11-11 20:27
5 replies
No?
2021-11-11 21:11
4 replies
Yes?
2021-11-12 13:13
3 replies
had niko hit that shot, we wouldn't know what would happen in the last map and im pretty sure that the winner of the major would've decided the mvp, obviously s1mple won so he got mvp but im saying if g2 won then niko most likely would've and deservedly got the mvp. still that was only for mirage, which navi were quite dominant on vs gambit who must've had an off day or navi were just wayyy too strong :D but that is ofc talking about how the players were playing, not taking into account their emotions, e.g s1mple feeling pressure about choking and missing some easy shots so who knows, one click could've been a very different outcome.
2021-11-14 06:34
2 replies
But he didn't hit it
2021-11-15 06:40
1 reply
which is why i wrote "had" lmfao
2021-11-15 06:41
#96
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Latvia RICHxD
S1mple is the Cs
2021-11-11 20:27
WTF! It was ace with galil on nuke but in video its only 4 kills!
2021-11-11 20:40
#99
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Europe erhansol
wth editor missed the best one; youtu.be/6x1qy0J6dHY?t=11759 poor editing..
2021-11-11 20:45
GOAT
2021-11-11 20:46
GOAT
2021-11-11 21:56
#109
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Liberia rationale
Simple uses a totally different crosshair, would be nice if you actually showed players crosshairs. Anyways, thank you for the work, the last bit was exquisite - s1mple not being a God is nice to see.
2021-11-11 21:59
goat
2021-11-11 21:58
LMAO that slowed down footage of Niko choking, ooooooooof
2021-11-11 21:59
pls use more synthwave, its really cool
2021-11-11 22:20
#113
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Latvia TIBR0X
GOAT OF CS
2021-11-11 22:29
DISASTER!!! AN ABSOLUTE DISASTER!!!!!!!!! BEST OF THE BEST COMMENTATOR IN THIS FINALS pog pog
2021-11-11 22:36
You know it is some real shit, when you make it into s1mple frag movie video ;)
2021-11-11 23:01
#117
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Canada chanse
Niko missed shot LOL
2021-11-11 23:30
Nice montage
2021-11-12 01:54
Where the haters at lmao
2021-11-12 05:21
2 replies
they became his fans
2021-11-12 07:24
1 reply
#125
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Spain chuggo
+1 as usual GOAT and GOD s1mple
2021-11-12 07:26
filqq why u bully nikolinho
2021-11-12 09:54
#131
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Norway Napapijri
Imagine tribute video for s1mple in like 10 years. Duration 10 hours
2021-11-12 10:14
#133
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Europe skelteR
gg
2021-11-12 10:43
THE G.O.A.T
2021-11-12 11:37
#138
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Estonia nordjoker
one and only
2021-11-12 11:48
Greatest GOAT Of All Time
2021-11-12 11:59
Insane tournament, that makes the fight for the title of the best player in history of CS:GO so close, before it was uncontested that it's dev1ce, but now, I feel like it's such a close fight, and if s1mple continues to perform like this and NAVI continues to perform like this he will overtake the Dane. Insane really. I'm so happy that NAVI has this Major.
2021-11-12 14:15
god
2021-11-13 00:37
I'm very glad that I witnessed this live
2021-11-15 06:37
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