s1mple: "Maybe I will take a break; I need to set up my life, not travel with the same bag for six months"

Natus Vincere's superstar spoke about Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev, the team's new IGL, and potentially taking time off from competition.

In a catch-up ahead of BLAST Premier Spring Final, Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev spoke to HLTV.org about adding sdy as a stand-in, Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov taking over the in-game leader role, and his expectations at the tournament in Portugal, where Natus Vincere are placed in group B with OG, BIG, and ENCE.

s1mple opened up about the difficulties of life on the road

The Ukrainian also talked about Natus Vincere's future, revealing that they "still need to decide if we will stick together or if we should do more changes," as the AWPer himself might be taking time off. However, before that, there is a job to be done, as s1mple says that the "most important thing is to not let FaZe win the Grand Slam."

I think it fair to say it has been a turbulent period for NAVI, since the Major, and even before that, going back to Katowice. How are you personally feeling right now, ahead of BLAST?

It is an interesting feeling because we have something new, we haven't changed a player for a few years, since b1t came in. And we changed roles so it is going to be interesting to see how it is going to work.

Do you feel extra motivation or is it perhaps frustrating, the position you are in right now?

I don't know, we still didn't decide who we are going to play with, but it is something new to try, a new player, new setups, new spots, and of course, new IGL. On one side it is better for us because, in terms of individual skill, I feel we became better, but from the IGL perspective, we still need to play more games to understand how electroNic is going to in-game lead.

Let's talk about that when you mentioned it, why was electroNic selected to IGL?

I think because no one else can do what he can do as an IGL. I need to focus on my game, b1t is a young player, he is just clicking headshots, there was some thought between electroNic and Perfecto but I think Perfecto said he didn't want to do it in the end. Overall electroNic has one of the best understandings of the game, he can easily read opponents as well and he is really calm in pressure moments when you need to make a good call, so I think it was the easiest decision for B1ad3.

Should we expect a different style of NAVI or is it going to be more of plugging electroNic into how Boombl4 was calling, with B1ad3 setting the foundations, and continuing in a similar way?

In terms of strategies it is going to be the same, but maybe in terms of mid-round calls we will make much faster ones. Maybe they won't be better, but they will probably be much faster because electroNic, as I said, reads opponents really well and he understands faster than Boombl4 where he can find a gap in the CT side.

Let's talk about sdy. Obviously, he is a stand-in and what was said by NAVI is that how he plays here could decide if he is maybe going to stay. But why was he the player you went for initially?

That might be a question for B1ad3 because he usually watches demos and how other teams play. The most important thing about sdy is that somewhere he has similar roles to Boombl4 and in other places he can easily change spots with electroNic who can take Boombl4's roles. We don't know if he is going to stay with us, we don't know how he is going to play on stage or in this tournament, but from practice, he played well. In terms of individual skill, he showed a really good performance. In terms of understanding the game, utility usage, and overall understanding of how we all play as a team, he still needs time to work. But everyone who works with B1ad3, at least one or two hours per day, will become better as a player in one, two, or a maximum of three months.

electroNic, sdy, and b1t will be playing some new positions at BLAST

You touched on the roles, is the idea to adapt sdy and electroNic, those are the two players that will be adapting, and the rest of the team will stick to what they have been doing?

Yes, yes. When you become an IGL like electroNic, sometimes you need different roles on the map. Because there are some roles, especially on the T side, where you need to be together with your team. You cannot go first, you cannot be a lurker on the other side because you need to see the whole picture in the game. When you are trying to lurk, get some info, come from behind them, or when you go first and die — I think that is wrong. B1ad3 understands this and electroNic understands this as well. So he is trying to be somewhere between the two sides of the map to see what is happening, to understand and listen to all information we have.

Turns to b1t: "We've only changed roles for electroNic and sdy, right?

Oh yeah, yeah, there are some interesting spots for b1t as well. (laughs) He needs to practice these spots I feel.

What does this event mean for your team? The Major finished, Cologne is coming up, and this event is kind of in the middle. How important is it, what makes it important for you?

The most important thing is to feel each other once again, especially with a new player. And to decide what we are going to do next with our fifth player, we need to see how sdy is going to play, how he will deliver, how he is going to react in pressure moments.

As a team, I think the most important thing is to not let FaZe win the Grand Slam, if we are talking about Cologne and other events. But overall we want to get better form and decide who we want to play with because it is really hard when you have to play with a stand-in. You can win one tournament with a stand-in, like FaZe did, or like... FaZe did a few years ago as well when they had Xizt and other players, but if you want to win 2-3 tournaments in a row like we did before, we need to build form, we need to play better individually, and get this synergy in the game.

You mention the Grand Slam and FaZe. You were the team that won the Grand Slam, won the Major, but going into this year it was more about building into something more, building into an era. Does it feel disappointing, how things ended? That you didn't really get a chance to play out the whole year with that roster?

Yeah, it felt like Putin decided to remove all CIS teams from winning tournaments and disband them, you know? Because that is the most important thing that happened, when the war started we were mentally destroyed, we even got to the semi-finals [in Katowice], we lost to G2... I mean, G2 who still can't win tournaments. We lost to ourselves the first time, after that we had no preparation [for Pro League] and we lost again, and then at the Major it felt like it could be our last hurrah because we knew something was probably going to change, and we failed again.

Overall, things happening in the world... we just lost to ourselves. Maybe it feels like an excuse and that we could play better and we could win, but I think that is the main reason why there is no NAVI era right now. But still, it gave us a lot of experience, as people.

You had a cryptic Tweet recently, "Still thinking about my decision, 2BC." Was this connected to the team situation?

Yes, yes. It is about deciding what to do. I don't know what is going to happen with the organization and all the players. We still need to decide if we will stick together or if we should do more changes. Because maybe I will take a break because I need to do things in life, like I need to move, I need to get a lot of documents... when you have a tournament after tournament you just have no time.

I understand, these kinds of things are why I'm not in Lisbon right now, everything takes time. Is this something you are looking to do after the player break?

I don't know, I don't know. I said I would play Cologne so FaZe wouldn't win the Grand Slam, but they failed Dallas. So what do we do now? (laughs)

Turns to b1t: What do we do b1t? We take a break for six months? (laughs) No?

It is the same as with you, you have a new flat (Editor's note: reference to a pre-interview conversation) and you cannot visit a tournament because you need to set up everything. For example, I don't have a flat right now or a house where I can always live, that is the main problem. I need to set up my life, I want to play and stream and not worry about other things, not travel with the same bag for six months. My teammates live with family, b1t is in Spain right now with his mom and dad, sdy lives in Kyiv but he has permission to go to tournaments. I live everywhere, just traveling and traveling, and I have become mentally tired of this.

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To wrap it up, you are in a group with BIG, ENCE, OG. How do you see yourself there, are you still favorites to top the group?

I think yes, we can still easily beat all of these teams. I don't know why we are in third place, we should be second. Why ENCE is above us I don't know (smiles). I hope this gives them a bit of anger to play against us if we meet.

But overall I think we are much better as players and as a team, we have more experience than all the teams in our group. BIG did a good run in Dallas, but they lost a close game to Cloud9. They always have great runs, like FURIA, but in playoffs they don't have something, they miss some detail. OG with a new roster, I was actually surprised by it, but OG usually does some weird things, in DOTA and CS, and usually, it works out. It will be interesting, we need to be focused against these players.

About ENCE, I saw this topic on HLTV, "It is time for ENCE to get this trophy, it is their best chance," but I don't know, I don't feel like they are individually ready to beat other teams. As a team, yes, I think they have a really good mood, I think they have a good IGL and motivation to win this event, but it feels like they need a bit more time, especially on stage.

Anything you want to add at the end?

I hope we win this tournament, and I hope when we pass the group stage all Portuguese fans will cheer for our team and our organization.

Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1291
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1072
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1544
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
#2
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Finland Cucumber))
Damn
2022-06-14 22:17
17 replies
haha slow bozo
2022-06-14 22:18
9 replies
#14
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Finland Cucumber))
juu are goner
2022-06-14 22:19
1 reply
#161
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Canada Bannasad
Tällistäa
2022-06-15 00:34
Finns running wild here
2022-06-14 22:20
2 replies
yes sir
2022-06-14 22:32
#149
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Singapore 2200DPI
Yea man welcome to Savannää
2022-06-15 00:12
not anymore ha
2022-06-15 01:35
3 replies
Bro why wtf
2022-06-15 14:44
2 replies
karma
2022-06-15 14:54
1 reply
is a b*tch
2022-06-16 10:01
ok
2022-06-15 09:07
we lost to G2... I mean, G2 who still can't win tournaments OMEGALUL
2022-06-15 11:18
3 replies
that was wild not even gonna lie
2022-06-15 18:02
nice trash talk :) love it
2022-06-17 09:43
1 reply
Hes right tho
2022-06-19 19:38
#328
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Niger Feline
Sasha became quite fat... xD
2022-06-15 15:00
hf s1mple
2022-06-19 18:18
F
2022-06-14 22:18
11 replies
Now we Will see electroNic rushing Banana at the start of the round and dying like an idiot?
2022-06-15 00:47
10 replies
it's kind of an IGL curse, you have to make the sacrificial plays cuz your teammates won't it's common if you'd see kind of the reason why most IGLs are aggressive in eco rounds and alot of buy rounds to get info (kind of the reason why they bottom frag)
2022-06-15 08:17
9 replies
they take those roles cuz they suck, not the other way around
2022-06-15 10:08
8 replies
XD so every bad player should be IGL makes sense
2022-06-15 10:16
u dumb as hell
2022-06-15 12:49
#317
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Finland C4shew
average liquid fan
2022-06-15 13:22
#357
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Brazil Ghr1
So you mean nitro is horrible?
2022-06-15 21:56
4 replies
nitr0 gets good roles - 2iq hltv'ers don't understand not all IGLs have the same roles
2022-06-16 05:30
3 replies
have you heard of the Dunning-Kruger effect?
2022-06-18 10:00
2 replies
yes it's what you suffer from, dolt
2022-06-18 21:51
1 reply
oh well I know my place very well, thank you for the concern :D
2022-06-19 06:44
#4
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Argentina xpl0d3
Lul
2022-06-14 22:18
#7
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United States fl1ghtt
navi fans rn😣😭😭
2022-06-14 22:18
1 reply
#153
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Latvia pumasiK
dont mention it pls
2022-06-15 00:16
ou nou
2022-06-14 22:18
#9
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Brazil wazask1
F
2022-06-14 22:18
s1mple RETIRE LOL COME TO ASTRALIS
2022-06-14 22:18
2 replies
flag checks out
2022-06-15 05:36
#385
b1t | 
Finland Diddyy
NA Take
2022-06-17 05:03
#12
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Hungary YoloKutya
-s1mple +phzy?
2022-06-14 22:19
2 replies
Ez top 1
2022-06-14 23:40
1 reply
#309
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Australia Blue_oce
Lololololol
2022-06-15 12:06
rip navi
2022-06-14 22:19
haha He will finally stop doping at L'adderall 2016/2018/2019/2021/2022! S1mple Valorant omg
2022-06-14 22:20
22 replies
#144
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Hong Kong Sn1tchey
1.26 hltv rating 2017 1.29 hltv rating 2020 what was he taking then?
2022-06-15 00:04
20 replies
Adderall is a drug that boosts physical and mental performance. In France you need a prescription, unlike in Russia it is over the counter in pharmacies Adderall and Mydayis are the pharmaceutical trade names for a psychostimulant or sympathicomimetic amine consisting of a combination of four amphetamine salts. From 2017/2019 the c9 adderall as well as VP, Optic gaming and other teams.
2022-06-15 00:10
19 replies
#147
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Hong Kong Sn1tchey
"haha He will finally stop doping at L'adderall 2016/2018/2019/2021/2022!" you didn't mention 2017 and 2020, which is why i made that comment didn't think it would be that hard to understand
2022-06-15 00:12
yeah dude just take adderall and you become the best player in the world.
2022-06-15 00:19
2 replies
flag does not check out you should know that c9 were on adderall back in the day
2022-06-15 01:49
man has no idea what it is, he probably read somewhere that it gave you an advantage due to the c9 issues back in the day and now hes spewing this shit
2022-06-15 06:00
you do realise every tournament navi attends tests for these types of drugs right?
2022-06-15 01:07
7 replies
#181
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United States DarkFX
Does USADA do the testing?
2022-06-15 01:34
6 replies
no i dunno but i know they do drug tests
2022-06-15 01:37
5 replies
#222
Petra | 
Poland 138|
thats the thing with drug tests - they test you for specific drugs, so, just like in lifting, use drugs that arent being checked.
2022-06-15 04:58
4 replies
Aderall is explicitly on the black list for CSGO pro players since the C9 incident. Meaning that they are indeed testing for it as it's one of the easiest ones to get.
2022-06-15 10:04
1 reply
#343
Petra | 
Poland 138|
i dont know why are you explaining this to me, it is kinda obvious.
2022-06-15 17:15
This is the most stupid shit I've seen on HLTV in a long time, you like to make up conspiracy theories alot?
2022-06-19 23:23
1 reply
#401
Petra | 
Poland 138|
oh im sorry mens, nobody dopes, nobody uses drugs. Soccer players are ok, bolt and other runners are all natural and arnold never took any steroids
2022-06-20 01:20
you should work for police, insane investigations
2022-06-15 01:27
you cant even comprehend a simple question. nobody asked you what adderall is. How can you allow yourself to come off this stupid while trying to act smart. straight up pathetic
2022-06-15 02:29
1 reply
I think he should "boosts physical and mental performance" to answer this question lul
2022-06-15 09:55
Objection Speculation
2022-06-15 05:39
adderall is the brand of the drug, not the actual drug. youre so dumb it hurts
2022-06-15 05:58
1 reply
most intelligent polish HLTV user XD
2022-06-15 15:22
??? Adderall is illegal in Russia. You can't even buy it with a prescription.
2022-06-15 15:52
smartest pole
2022-06-15 14:01
#16
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Denmark slacking
Valorant confirmed
2022-06-14 22:19
1 reply
+1
2022-06-14 22:20
goat forever
2022-06-14 22:21
"we even got to the semi-finals [in Katowice], we lost to G2... I mean, G2 who still can't win tournaments." LMAO
2022-06-14 22:21
15 replies
#43
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Palestine 500
NAPALM GRADE BURN
2022-06-14 22:30
#96
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Barbados DTurkey
G2 never stood a chance
2022-06-14 23:06
de_stroyed
2022-06-14 23:13
kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-06-14 23:55
#154
Snax | 
Finland SDTN
giga chad moment
2022-06-15 00:18
#172
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Turkey bizonSX
puhahahahhaahah
2022-06-15 01:13
Ahahahahahahaha. He never miss.
2022-06-15 01:14
Lmao
2022-06-15 01:21
LMAOOOOO
2022-06-15 01:50
choke2
2022-06-15 02:17
g2 fans malding and seething kkkkkkkk
2022-06-15 03:00
axaxxaxaxa
2022-06-15 04:32
Based S1mple
2022-06-15 05:41
Rekt
2022-06-15 08:34
#281
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Asia loveall
Lol, he is correct only, NaVi would've easily won the tournament if those problems were not there.
2022-06-15 09:55
taking a page out of devices book
2022-06-14 22:22
3 replies
Hell yea wait contract out and join another team for free... Soon we Will see him in Astralis No doubt xD
2022-06-15 02:05
2 replies
Would make no sense to join astralis... Communication would suck
2022-06-15 04:49
1 reply
Called sarcasm
2022-06-15 04:56
:( nooo
2022-06-14 22:22
Maybe just search a home in Europe? He is privileged and will have 0 issues getting a house and a work license.
2022-06-14 22:22
12 replies
he wants to stay in Spain or Portugal
2022-06-14 22:29
2 replies
For the weather, I would do the same.
2022-06-14 22:32
1 reply
"good weather, good people", exactly what he said xd
2022-06-14 22:34
#49
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Scotland Ludax
thats the point, he needs time to look for a house and get all the documents and shit sorted, stuff he cant do while hes constantly travelling and focusing on the game
2022-06-14 22:33
8 replies
That is why other people have a GF for that. He could do nothing except necessary appointments and some document signs. + he can pay a lawyer if necessary. As I said he is very privileged compared to normal Ukraine refugees.
2022-06-14 22:34
2 replies
Nonsense
2022-06-14 23:18
1 reply
for some people is reality indeed nonsense.
2022-06-14 23:30
well, maybe he'll do that after Cologne during the summer break. But then it's only up to him to decide if he wants to start a new season. But I don't he's going to miss br major, so 99% no break
2022-06-14 22:37
why doesn't he have people doing it for him
2022-06-14 23:10
3 replies
#110
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Scotland Ludax
I dont trust ppl to do that stuff for me, maybe s0mple is the same
2022-06-14 23:22
2 replies
You wouldn't trust people in your org to help you with his stuff? I'm sure NaVi would do allot of leg work to keep him happy. Biggest asset in CSGO
2022-06-15 02:49
1 reply
#272
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Scotland Ludax
no, its more like Id rather do that stuff myself so I know its done right
2022-06-15 09:14
Few years since bit joined. Uhm…yeah like 1 and a half?
2022-06-14 22:22
4 replies
#33
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Europe everybodyz
he's been in navi for 3 years including junior
2022-06-14 22:26
1 reply
yeah, okay but he's framing it as it's been few years since he stepped into the main team.
2022-06-15 00:35
yeah for me like time stopped after 2020
2022-06-14 22:33
He was their 6th player even before, when they had flamie
2022-06-15 05:45
#26
KRIMZ | 
Sweden Cveta
Dont do a device pls
2022-06-14 22:22
2 replies
Who?
2022-06-14 22:56
1 reply
Who indeed.
2022-06-15 01:16
don't do an astalis pls and comeback washed
2022-06-14 22:23
if he leaves he will never come back with same or better form ever and be washed forever
2022-06-14 22:24
Come to Portugal <3
2022-06-14 22:24
6 replies
he is in portugal?
2022-06-14 22:48
4 replies
he means live in Portugal. some portugueses esports websites said there was a chance that he would be coming to live in Portugal or Spain, because he likes it here. But Portugal is already out of the option duo our internet being shit.
2022-06-14 23:35
3 replies
Spain is fine, if he wants more stability he could stay alway from Barcelona, given the separatists tensions going on there.
2022-06-15 01:18
1 reply
#270
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Spain JesterS
Im from BCN and theres no separatist tensions like a few years ago. Its very quiet rn haha although now we have another type of more serious problem with crime sheeeeesh
2022-06-15 09:03
Our internet is not shit tho. Problem with Portugal is that its far from the servers players playh on Faceit for instance. The closest one is France and no one plays France in FACEIT
2022-06-15 10:58
im pretty sure he said in one interview that he would like to live in portugal in lisbon actually im wrong he only said lisbon was the best city to play in im sorry lmao
2022-06-15 03:02
He will join device
2022-06-14 22:24
#31
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Ukraine d3adLY
noooo, best player ever, dont leave us
2022-06-14 22:25
In 6 months S1mple will announce retirement on cs go to go to Valorant for easy money! He is starting to no longer have a skill on cs go so he wants to go to a Valorant mobile game.
2022-06-14 22:25
4 replies
yeah but it causes respect that even if he's not enjoying it, doesn't wanna play it at all and never plays it lately (except when necessary), sick and tired of it.. he still has 1.45 kd/1.33 rating hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2021-06.. hltv.org/player/7998/s1mple usually when I play the game that way I end up with 0.7 k/d lmao, fuck faceit toxic 3k/4k elo pre-muted animals.
2022-06-14 22:44
1 reply
Pure talent. And when you played the game that long... I guess it really doesn't matter whether you're into it or not. You still manage to rek everyone else lmao
2022-06-15 04:04
I mean if RIOT pay him 10 Millions why not
2022-06-14 22:45
polaku ty gupi
2022-06-14 22:58
i will dissolve if s1 takes a "break" and pulls a dev1ce
2022-06-14 22:27
navi disband incoming
2022-06-14 22:27
9 replies
Navi disban cs go Navi hello Valorant
2022-06-14 22:29
yea ofc they will disband navi use your brain
2022-06-14 22:59
7 replies
Complete disband is better than that.
2022-06-14 23:20
6 replies
ok complexity is trash, where disband? astralis is trash, where disband? and many more teams easier to say, harder to do.
2022-06-14 23:29
5 replies
Yea I meant better disband than playing valulrant
2022-06-14 23:30
4 replies
who tf are you must me new someone, amateurs usualy write that kind of shit.
2022-06-14 23:32
3 replies
yeah bro yekinder also trash but he donot go to valo
2022-06-15 09:37
2 replies
0/8
2022-06-15 11:56
1 reply
Just to trigger ;)
2022-06-15 20:54
really good interview and wish Navi and s1mple gl
2022-06-14 22:28
#37
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Asia harxDy
will he be in top 1op 10 for the year then
2022-06-14 22:28
feels bad man
2022-06-14 22:28
He will move to NA and play Valorant there most likely
2022-06-14 22:29
5 replies
Lol
2022-06-14 23:20
Lol who would want to move to NA?
2022-06-15 05:45
3 replies
true
2022-06-15 11:04
s1mple
2022-06-15 11:13
1 reply
I really doubt that you are just a hater
2022-06-15 20:07
#42
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Netherlands UL_MIKEY
If s1mple is taking break. Who will replace him? w0nderful?
2022-06-14 22:30
1 reply
#299
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Switzerland ayygurl
maybe degster if he's okay with moving to Ukraine?
2022-06-15 11:02
My GOAT
2022-06-14 22:30
S1mple roasting G2 OMEGALUL
2022-06-14 22:32
#48
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Bangladesh ImpacT_
damn the war really changed the whole CIS scene in less than 6months
2022-06-14 22:33
1 reply
#156
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Latvia pumasiK
nerfed, CIS was getting way too good
2022-06-15 00:19
I love that SDY is wearing shorts and everyone else is in trousers. Legend. But please someone sort him out with some black shorts for Christ sake - navy and black?!?! What were you thinking man!!! Navi, get that merch out
2022-06-14 22:33
1 reply
style police is here, hide your drip!
2022-06-14 23:26
it will be a loss for cs if he takes a break but it'll probably happen
2022-06-14 22:34
BYE S1MPLE SEE U IN VALORANTEEE GRAND FINAL MAJOR POGGGGGGGGG
2022-06-14 22:35
rip navi
2022-06-14 22:35
Not letting FaZe to win grand slam? No worries, c9 will take care of that.
2022-06-14 22:37
5 replies
Will be hard without American soil buff
2022-06-15 07:06
3 replies
wtf flair doesmt check out
2022-06-15 07:27
1 reply
Faze is without a doubt team number one right now, Ax1le cant play every bo3 in that way he played against faze in Dallas. I was pretty confident that Faze would win Inferno considering this is the best Faze map and ex-gambit always had issues on this map, but to my happiness Faze made a lot of mistakes in the beginning, normally they would never lose unlosable 2v5 rounds. Also i think karrigan didn't expect c9 would play agro ct side. And on mirage for some reason he didn't call a single timeout on t side mirage. Don't wanna call this victory a fluke but for me it seems like this is the case
2022-06-15 08:12
Don't think so. C9 has lots of fans all over the world. Not like at home ofc, but still that should be enough. When they were at Gambit they did not have ANY support at all during LANs. It was very hard to watch them against NaVi during major, when entire stadium were full on supporting NaVi and only them. Now they will get some fans that will cheer on them everywhere they go.
2022-06-15 09:17
Exactly how many C9 players have American passports?
2022-06-15 07:39
#59
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Turkey duxs1
oh no..
2022-06-14 22:37
#61
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United Kingdom _xC4ctus
BOT S1MPLE TO VALULRANTE NAVI. LUL
2022-06-14 22:37
s1mple bro take care. We NaVi fans will always support and cheer for you :)
2022-06-14 22:38
1 reply
#241
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Denmark AndroxusG
Cringe
2022-06-15 06:20
#64
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Poland Ozianin
Didn't he said that like 2 times already?
2022-06-14 22:39
1 reply
first time is not really , but this time the team change roster position igl etc , and s1mple always move place to place he want to fix that but busy with navi
2022-06-15 16:19
navi era dissolved, such a shame. they cant compete anymore
2022-06-14 22:40
damn...
2022-06-14 22:41
"we lost to G2... I mean, G2 who still can't win tournaments" roasted carlos
2022-06-14 22:46
#73
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Norway TheDEA
What are you talking about s1mple, you're drunk
2022-06-14 22:46
#75
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United States newlifepop
Both plays and talks like a boss, gotta love this guy hahaha
2022-06-14 22:49
#76
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Germany DonBones
He does not sound like someone who's in it to win it. Sad.
2022-06-14 22:49
#77
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Brazil Anarchybr
BR CS solution: Step 1- S1mple asks to be benched in Navi Step 0- S1mple moves to Portugal and learns Portuguese Step 3- Imperial kicks fnx Step 4- Imperial buys s1mple just one week before the major Step 5- FalleN, fer and S1mple Carries us to a major title in Brazil Step 6- all three players decide to retire after this legendary run
2022-06-14 22:49
7 replies
bruh
2022-06-14 23:50
#166
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Argentina Aleeee
+1 nice storyline for a movie
2022-06-15 00:47
+1
2022-06-15 03:03
Whoa I didn't think Brazilian fans were this desperate
2022-06-15 05:48
Rip FNX
2022-06-15 07:28
#325
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Poland rakyushi
keep dreaming
2022-06-15 14:27
+1 amazing
2022-06-15 15:55
NOOOOOOOO GOAAATTTT WHYY GOAT??? WHY????
2022-06-14 22:50
Damn this is sad, but it looks like he finally understands his own necessities over the CS and so on. I am happy for him <3
2022-06-14 22:50
very sad interview
2022-06-14 22:52
he got bored of cs
2022-06-14 22:52
SPANISH SIMPLE INCOMING VAMOS
2022-06-14 22:54
What a great interview
2022-06-14 22:54
:( zad
2022-06-14 22:56
Electronic IGL > boombl4 IGL
2022-06-14 23:00
Great interview. Got to know him a bit more. Living like a nomad is tough as I personally experienced it. I used to live with only stuff that can be packed within 2 suitcases (on purpose) and that was all I had. Sometimes, it is important to take a step back to sort out your life, settle down a bit and then get back to work.
2022-06-14 23:01
#94
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Sweden Trkmag
Great interview
2022-06-14 23:01
Very nice read
2022-06-14 23:03
One of the best interviews recently. I think he should take a break and sort his life. I don't really understand life destroyed by war but I know how easy it is to destroy important relationships in life just because of traveling. I was in travel basicly all the time for 4 years and basicly every aspect of my life was fcked up when I was back for longer than 2 weeks.
2022-06-14 23:06
Is there realistically anyone else they could get who is better than sdy?
2022-06-14 23:11
4 replies
#238
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Thing is, best CIS talent and even in large amount comes from Russia itself and from the words of NaVi representatives, they aren't willing to add any other Russian player in the team anymore so safe to assume that they arent contacting anyone form there to relocate from Russia and come play for them. That means their only choices are players from Ukraine and Kazakhstan and other countries and tbh, these countries only have handful of T1 or potential T1 players. The ones with "potential" are already poached by NaVi for their various academy rosters, the actual T1 players like Buster and Yekindar and SDY are options but 2 of them are in contracts with a Russian org that NaVi aren't gonna pay for either. There's some Ukrainian talent like Woro2K, Sensei perhaps though he was part of the infamous HAkuma, that's just about it. Not much of a choice or better options than SDY
2022-06-15 06:01
3 replies
sensei is just an onliner, but yeah you're totally right sdy is probably the best guy they could get within fitting parameters
2022-06-15 08:44
2 replies
#330
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Pakistan LoOuU2
yea well thats every CIS player until they actually play on LAN , i do feel that Sensei was perhaps still kinda decent from that Akuma roster and wouldnt be that bad of a choice but we all know how serious NaVi were accusing Akuma of being hAkuma
2022-06-15 15:18
1 reply
yeah im sure he is a talented dude, spamming faceit so much etc. but i just havent watched many of his games tbh, so to me he just seems like the typical onliner pugstar
2022-06-15 15:37
degster navi?
2022-06-14 23:15
#105
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Guam maL0VAS
damn his face looks chubby in that picture. he really needs a break to normalize his lifestyle cuz he might turn into boombla
2022-06-14 23:19
s1mple the awkward Chad. But I can totally relate to the feeling of always moving and not having a place to call home. It is sickening and so tiring.
2022-06-14 23:20
Yeah, it's much better to smoke some "weird dope" with Kizaru than winning Majors and stopping FaZe from winning IGS. Of course.
2022-06-14 23:23
3 replies
?????? And btw s1mple has 1major dummy
2022-06-15 05:08
2 replies
"majorS" dummy. Do you need glasses?
2022-06-15 09:53
1 reply
Ur name dummy lmaoo do u need glasses?
2022-06-16 20:45
So basically -s1mple +ZyWoo?
2022-06-14 23:25
SEN s1mple inc SIUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU
2022-06-14 23:26
s1mple, I'm sending you love. It's okay to hit pause, my man. Do what you need to do. Do what is best for your life, not the game.
2022-06-14 23:32
1 reply
+1 actually a sane hltv user rare
2022-06-14 23:34
#129
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Croatia dinnkksss
s1mple tumbling down the order of cs scene incoming?
2022-06-14 23:41
#130
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Wales the_dark
Good for him! he is undoubtly one of the best and nothing can take that away from him! Its important to 'live' life.
2022-06-14 23:43
1 reply
Not one of the best. He is 'the best player' without a doubt.
2022-06-14 23:56
Sad for the goat
2022-06-14 23:53
#136
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Turkey YUS33F
bb goat god bless you
2022-06-14 23:53
0.89
2022-06-14 23:54
GOAT will be missed.
2022-06-14 23:55
#140
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Colombia AlejoBuh
rip navi
2022-06-14 23:56
electronic igl so why did they get sdy lol
2022-06-15 00:01
1 reply
4v5 is difficult
2022-06-15 03:07
#143
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Aruba defoliant
haha navi fans malding. Cant wait to see Navi drops to top 20 and Navi gloryhunters fanbase disappear.
2022-06-15 00:02
5 replies
I mean, G2 who still can't win tournaments
2022-06-15 01:37
2 replies
+1
2022-06-15 03:54
+1 kkkkkkkk
2022-06-15 04:39
calm bro he just plan to take a break for his place not retire LOL
2022-06-15 16:22
1 reply
#344
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Aruba defoliant
yeah and during this break Navi will drop to top 20.
2022-06-15 17:16
Great 1 you have carried this team for such a long time.. Do what you need to do and come back strong! And even if you don't come back and decide to call time on your CS career, you'll still be remembered as the greatest to ever touch this game! Mad respect to you and the team! <3 DAVAYE!
2022-06-15 00:09
s1mpl3
2022-06-15 00:12
#150
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Other rssyo
Stay strong bro <3
2022-06-15 00:12
My favourite part is when the experts throw their superiority stick around but can't admit a s1mple truth ;)
2022-06-15 00:19
#158
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North America Dayt0na
go ahead s1mple you deserve it
2022-06-15 00:21
take a break GOAT if you feel like you need it
2022-06-15 00:27
Rip Navi era because of Putler's war against Ukraine. But tbh Faze would have end Navi era easily. Because of whole superstar roster, i wonder who's stronger, Faze 2022 or Liquid 2018-2019?
2022-06-15 00:37
1 reply
what ? liquid only good 3 month in 2019 bro
2022-06-15 16:23
Fucking Putin ruined the best Na`Vi line-up since 2010.
2022-06-15 01:05
"G2 who cant still win tournament" lmao S1mple owned G2
2022-06-15 01:13
#180
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United States zuelong
so fucking happy SDY is in navi, SDYGOD
2022-06-15 01:28
Putin and Emilia Hult worst team destroyers :(
2022-06-15 01:45
On photo everybody on sneakers & Sasha on gucci flipflops B)
2022-06-15 02:21
sadddd
2022-06-15 02:34
Bye S1mple
2022-06-15 02:47
GOD simple I hope you find happiness
2022-06-15 02:54
#204
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Finland AliSabid
Noooo
2022-06-15 03:12
If Jordan can take a break at the peak of his career so can S1mple
2022-06-15 03:23
s1mples decision to be respected. Let's go Goat
2022-06-15 03:55
Editor's note is appreciated :)
2022-06-15 04:04
S1mple holo and more holos now
2022-06-15 04:37
Overdrive is a visionary
2022-06-15 04:41
S1mple just gotta buy a mansion real quick then he's ready again EZ Clap
2022-06-15 04:57
F csgo
2022-06-15 04:57
Wtf this picture… Why you did that shit hltv 👎👎👎🤡🤡🤡
2022-06-15 05:29
s1mple turning into flamie
2022-06-15 05:31
#226
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Brazil sprk1
"we lost to G2... I mean, G2 who still can't win tournaments" kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2022-06-15 05:35
Ok
2022-06-15 05:48
#239
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Pakistan LoOuU2
"On one side it is better for us because, in terms of individual skill, I feel we became better" Don't diss my man Boom like this
2022-06-15 06:03
Beta mentality
2022-06-15 06:06
ez4faze lol
2022-06-15 06:20
#244
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Germany who|cars
ez4 gg.bet ceo and friends
2022-06-15 06:54
Back to choking grand finals like vintage Navi
2022-06-15 06:55
#248
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Germany who|cars
everyone on current politics change "trust the process" s1mple : "maybe I will take a break"
2022-06-15 07:07
#250
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Austria doMK0
He deserves a break with all thats going on, true fans would support that decision.
2022-06-15 07:12
#251
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Russia VJovahV
He really did let himself go for real, kinda sad
2022-06-15 07:14
we even got to the semi-finals [in Katowice], we lost to G2... I mean, G2 who still can't win tournaments. this shows that no matter how bad the situation G2 is the butt of all menes
2022-06-15 07:21
Good luck s1mple😭😭😭
2022-06-15 07:32
Gade would never.....
2022-06-15 08:04
#261
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Russia KPbIM
RIP navi D:
2022-06-15 08:05
Actually sad to hear that he pretty much has no real home at the moment. All the best brother, and good luck.
2022-06-15 08:35
switch bags
2022-06-15 08:52
#274
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United States vox_3
Yeah do that. And lose some weight maybe
2022-06-15 09:19
1 reply
+1. That will make him mentally feel better too.
2022-06-15 09:48
"The most important thing is to not let FaZe win the Grand Slam" When that is your mental drive to be successful, something is wrong.
2022-06-15 09:47
If you need time for your self - do it. Don't feel guilty about it.
2022-06-15 10:06
#286
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Lithuania ashas
s1mple about to pull a dev1ce... but seriously, he should do it, this year must have been really tough so far
2022-06-15 10:11
Way to get the fans excited for an event. "Nah i dont really wanna be here, i wanna take a break" fuck me these guys are morons
2022-06-15 10:19
2 replies
Yeah its not that something else, outside of Esports is going on in his country. Talking about morons here...
2022-06-15 10:46
#300
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United States EDBX
Maybe he is more worried about his country being torn apart by war than pleasing fans right now?The CS players do not owe us anything, they can burn out or quit just like anyone with a regular job. We can only appreciate legends like Device and S1mple while they are playing, cannot take it for granted.
2022-06-15 11:04
bb sanya ranwe ti bil veselee kogda toxichil v 2015
2022-06-15 10:30
s1mple gotten fat He took boomblas role i guess
2022-06-15 10:38
That's it, -osee -shox -nitro +s1mple igl + yekindar awp + monesy support
2022-06-15 10:38
sad
2022-06-15 10:40
-s1mple +degster after this event
2022-06-15 10:44
NOOOOOOOO
2022-06-15 10:50
RIP NAVI
2022-06-15 11:39
#305
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Brazil flytw4tp
worst interview i’ve ever seen s1mple is egocentric and not humble at all hope he retires and never come back
2022-06-15 11:44
1 reply
He has bigger stuff to carry about, who cares about CS:GO when your neighbours are killing your family.
2022-06-15 13:37
Sad things, s1mple without proper self-motivation will not be the same player anymore.
2022-06-15 11:52
The most important thing is to not let FaZe win the Grand Slam Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev xDDDDDDDDD back to army and calm down s0mple
2022-06-15 12:25
#311
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Finland n3iki
that G2 burn KEKW
2022-06-15 12:43
easy on the foods simple...
2022-06-15 13:10
#321
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Spain LoLaZo
bye.
2022-06-15 13:45
carlos on life support
2022-06-15 13:58
navi benched Boombla. Therefor S1mple is gaining weight so that the weight of old Navi remain unchanged.
2022-06-15 16:10
S1mple is following Dev1ce's footstep........
2022-06-15 16:14
bye
2022-06-15 17:23
#346
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Russia Thfthf
S1mple is very patriotic but he cant return to Ukraine for being mobilized to the army. I dont blame him of course but thats a bit ridiculous. Ukraine has already lost up to 200 thousand and keep mobilizing everyone possible not caring but to fight for the last Ukrainian.
2022-06-15 17:33
10 replies
#360
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Norway TheDEA
Is that the Russian estimate now, 200 000?
2022-06-16 03:24
2 replies
#363
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Russia Thfthf
Thats from different sources and calculation, in particular former US General Steven Twitty said that. Russian officials say its 50-60k with all known names of killed and captured, but they are interested in underestimating Ukrainian losses.
2022-06-16 09:39
1 reply
#388
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Norway TheDEA
It's hard to gather information, I wouldn't take information provided by an ex-general from the other side of the world as facts. I think you should estimate 10-20% losses from that number, remember that Russian state propaganda are interested in overestimating Ukrainian losses.
2022-06-17 15:54
#364
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Ukraine Kellso
so what? russia lost around 400k just to seizure some more lands, but what the damn point of it? ukraine is at least defending their lands which every country would do, you guys defended from germany in ww2 to fight for the last russia right? so why can't ukraine?
2022-06-16 09:45
6 replies
#369
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Russia Thfthf
You mean 10-20k? How could Russia lost so much having advantage in any kind of weapon, technics, organisation etc and advancing all the time. By the way Russia is defending their lands and people as well, they were Russian for centuries and became independent because the bunch of traitors for last 30 years. Not independent of course but an American whore who were making it anti-Russia and its about time to get it to the order at last.
2022-06-16 10:19
5 replies
#370
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Ukraine Kellso
Thats from different sources and calculation. offensive side always get more casualties than defenders, it's a known fact. This ain't russia land, the fact it was under ussr back in the days doesn't mean they still own those lands, they took them by force and now trying to do the same, russia is an aggressor country and have always been, they invade countries by killing and raping people, that's how they are defending people? There are many more "traitors" if we follow your logic, you will have to invade Latvia, Lithuania,Estonia, Kazakhstan, Molodva etc becase all of them were under USSR
2022-06-16 10:33
4 replies
#371
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Russia Thfthf
Well they dont create biolabs, dont threaten with a nuclear bomb, dont collect hundreds of thousand army ready to attack at the moment of weakness and also dont have a strategical entrance to the Black sea. Your own statement should have made you thinking why exactly Ukraine. We dont have problems with other countries if they are peaceful and neutral. And no need to mention USSR, that was a renamed Russia.
2022-06-16 12:27
3 replies
#372
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Ukraine Kellso
Every damn country have biolabs LOL, it's a normal scientist process >nucler bomb? Ukraine were denuclearizated long time ago, it's russia who threatens everyone with their nukes > dont collect hundreds of thousand army ready to attack what is this nonsense? >We dont have problems with other countries if they are peaceful and neutral. ahahah sure, you were getting in troubles all your damn history. - transnistria, chechnya, abkhazia, ossetia, finland. All of this was unprovoken conflicts, you simply wanted to invade and seizure another land cuz you are imperealistic contry , you just can't stop. You annexed crimea ignoring budapest memorandum and post USSR pact that guaranteeing sovereignty. Your country is full of filthy gopniks that got the power and kill people just because they want to. Your country always bring the death to civils. Entering bordering country with guns can only bring suffering and that's what you are doing, shelling all the country with missiles
2022-06-16 13:19
2 replies
#373
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Russia Thfthf
Man get off the tv from your head, I cant answer every bullshit word youre saying, just have no time. Hope you at least feel better when have said all of that.
2022-06-16 14:37
1 reply
#374
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Ukraine Kellso
You can't claim I watch tv, I read western media exclusively, I read english articles only. Funny hearing about the tv from the guy who talk about some fucking biolabs hahahah. You are pathetic victim of putin's propaganda
2022-06-16 15:34
#349
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Russia ToughGuy
Poor sasha, putin ruined his era
2022-06-15 18:21
1 reply
mr putler navi hater ((
2022-06-16 10:02
S1mple been eating well
2022-06-15 19:12
S1mple is not a god, he could not do anything , is time to let him to do his own thing his own life, after bloomb left
2022-06-15 20:59
hes getting fat :/
2022-06-15 21:24
expected from s0mple. Imagine running away from nothing lmfao
2022-06-15 21:26
Team was dead as soon as they announced Boombl4 being kicked for "reasons unrelated to gameplay". I don't think most teammates agreed to or wanted it either, they wil be extremely lucky if they can remain relevant, finding that "one sweet spot chemistry" with teammates in a team is one of the hardest things in all of this. A real shame.
2022-06-15 23:44
S1mple to NiP confirmed
2022-06-16 00:57
So electronic is miles ahead of boomich as an igl because as good in calling but faster decisions and yet they played so long with him. Seems legit. Also the goal to not let someone else win is just petty. Maybe it was lost in translation but that's quite "something" lol
2022-06-16 09:37
rip, come work with me in a kebab restaurant, i will speak with the manager
2022-06-16 09:51
sad simple
2022-06-16 10:00
s1mple is getting fat while poor ukrainian people are starving what a gigachad!
2022-06-16 18:03
3 replies
not_a_kind_old_man
2022-06-16 19:20
1 reply
i am kind to ukrainians
2022-06-16 20:10
seems like a fat character of Simpsons
2022-06-17 03:59
Seems like he needs a break, everything going on in the world rn has clearly taken a toll on his overall health.
2022-06-16 19:19
#378
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Argentina Maiv
based
2022-06-16 20:02
nice hair s1
2022-06-16 21:30
damn he looks chonky
2022-06-16 22:47
why s1mple is so BASED?
2022-06-17 03:52
Something so many high level athletes or anyone that competes at a high level event of some kind faces is knowing when to pull the plug. So many times we see the great fall and usually they leave it too late before retiring and their form completely drops off to the point it's embarrassing and they damage their legacy. I think there's value in retiring at a high point in your career, maybe not your peak but certainly before you drop off or feel the competitive edge fading. A good example for me is Jamie Whincup who competed in the V8 Super Car series in Australia. He could have continued for many years and still had decent results, but he knew other people were at the top now and he would no longer win everything. So he retired while in very good form and people wont remember him being 'washed up'. You could also argue Khabib did the same thing, I believe he didn't even peak yet. Although he had different reasons for retiring, he retired with a flawless record. Instead of people thinking he left it too late to retire, people think what heights he could have reached. I think the same applies to s1mple. So many CS pros retire too late, to the point fans actually begin to dislike them and give them shit. You can argue they keep playing for the salary, but if you damage your reputation too much you might not have a streaming fallback for example if you wanted to keep making good money with your 'image'. I guess s1mple is implying he wants a break, rather than to retire. There's no denying he would be thinking about retirement from CS though. Especially if he wants a long break, those two things go hand in hand. Another factor could be that he wants another lineup. Perhaps he doesn't think this team can go to the top anymore, or he knows it's the beginning of the end especially with boombl4 getting kicked. Let's be real you could build an insane CIS lineup just with guys like s1mple, ax1le, sh1ro and so on.
2022-06-17 08:18
Damn s1mple is really fat in that photo.
2022-06-17 21:13
might retire to eat burgers full time
2022-06-18 00:37
I love how everyone is in sneakers and simple is chad in slippers
2022-06-18 13:14
goodbye, you didnt deserve major mvp.. electronic carried you guys in the finals with all those clutches and b1t saved your career. s1mple not even the best player on his team, just an ecofrag awp abuser.
2022-06-18 13:27
#395
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Brazil MadVini
S0mple you're INCHADO
2022-06-18 20:57
Thats what happens when you start playing too much Valorant
2022-06-21 01:31
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