s1mple crowned MVP of IEM Cologne

The Ukrainian superstar was a level above the rest in Natus Vincere's run to the final.

Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev expanded his medal collection after claiming the HLTV x Bitskins MVP award at IEM Cologne 2022, bringing his personal tally to 21. It was a bittersweet reward as the 24-year-old marksman dominated the tournament starting from the group stage all the way to the final, but fell short at the last hurdle.

This is the second MVP medal the Ukrainian earned this year, coming less than a month after the one taken from BLAST Premier Spring Final where he broke the record for the most individual awards won by a player. It is also his third medal earned at IEM Cologne, with the first two coming from Natus Vincere's victories in 2018 and 2021.

s1mple claimed the MVP medal despite falling short in the final

s1mple was unplayable throughout the whole tournament as he propelled Natus Vincere to their third IEM Cologne grand final. Some of his best performances came from the group stage games against MOUZ and Movistar Riders where he dropped a 1.36 and 1.31 rating respectively. He carried this level into the playoffs as he powered his team to glory against Astralis in the semi-final and two map victories against FaZe - the only ones the that European squad lost at the event.

Top 5 all-time tournament MVPs in CS:GO:

1. Ukraine Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev: 21
2. Denmark Nicolai "⁠device⁠" Reedtz: 19
3. France Mathieu "⁠ZywOo⁠" Herbaut: 12
4-5. Sweden Christopher "⁠GeT_RiGhT⁠" Alesund: 10
4-5. France Kenny "⁠kennyS⁠" Schrub: 10

The "Undertaker" accumulated a 1.25 rating and topped the charts for KD-diff (+95), KPR (0.84), and rounds with 1+ frags (55.1%) while also shining in other categories such as clutches (2nd), total headshots (3rd), and opening kills (4th). Realistically, s1mple was by far the main contender for the MVP medal before the grand final even started, with Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer being the closest player to the award.

During the final, Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken, Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants, and Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard all had their moments of brilliance which brought their case for MVP closer to s1mple's. However, the Ukrainian AWPer performed well enough across all five maps to stay ahead in the race.

s1mple had the following in his loadout in his MVP showing at IEM Cologne:

Sport Gloves | Vice (Minimal Wear)

AWP | Chromatic Aberration (Factory New)

Flip Knife | Crimson Web (Factory New)

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Previous HLTV x BitSkins.com MVPs in 2022:

Roobet Cup - Germany Florian "⁠syrsoN⁠" Rische
BLAST Premier Spring Final - Ukraine Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev
Pinnacle Cup Championship - Denmark Benjamin "⁠blameF⁠" Bremer
IEM Dallas - Russia Sergey "⁠Ax1Le⁠" Rykhtorov
PGL Major Antwerp - Norway Håvard "⁠rain⁠" Nygaard
ESL Pro League Season 15 - Estonia Robin "⁠ropz⁠" Kool
IEM Katowice - Latvia Helvijs "⁠broky⁠" Saukants
Funspark ULTI - Russia Dmitry "⁠sh1ro⁠" Sokolov

Germany Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Florian 'syrsoN' Rische
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1735
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
Latvia Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Helvijs 'broky' Saukants
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
714
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.61
Sweden Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Christopher 'GeT_RiGhT' Alesund
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1745
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
Estonia Robin 'ropz' Kool
Robin 'ropz' Kool
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1149
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.61
Denmark Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Nicolai 'device' Reedtz
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.16
Maps played:
1793
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.62
Russia Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Sergey 'Ax1Le' Rykhtorov
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
957
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
France Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Mathieu 'ZywOo' Herbaut
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.27
Maps played:
1020
KPR:
0.84
DPR:
0.61
Norway Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Håvard 'rain' Nygaard
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1627
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Russia Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Dmitry 'sh1ro' Sokolov
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.23
Maps played:
884
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.53
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.11
Maps played:
1394
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Denmark Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Benjamin 'blameF' Bremer
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
884
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.61
Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
France Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Kenny 'kennyS' Schrub
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
1852
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.63
#1
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China ynafan
nafany robbed
2022-07-17 23:36
52 replies
+1 RUSH also robbed
2022-07-17 23:37
15 replies
#71
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Ukraine VoidWave
+1 also mOE robbed
2022-07-17 23:38
10 replies
Subroza robbed, can confirm
2022-07-17 23:43
1 reply
allu robbed
2022-07-18 13:22
my mvp is twistzz..
2022-07-17 23:47
5 replies
#266
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South America I_say_Ok
+1 simple is #NotMyMVP
2022-07-18 00:53
1 reply
but its DHL mvp, and only that matters.
2022-07-21 06:07
He had an amazing final. Crazy impact on so many rounds. One of my favorite performances from him for sure.
2022-07-18 02:59
+1
2022-07-18 06:54
+111
2022-07-18 07:45
I thought for sure this would be Get Right's 11th. Straight up robbed.
2022-07-17 23:49
#285
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Niger Feline
+100 "say connector, CONNECTOR! not the e-drop! what the fukc is e-drop?!" "wtf! fucking noob s1mple, why did u telll me to drop the AK?!" mOE is an absolute legend
2022-07-18 02:00
twistzz robbed, s1mple choked just like always
2022-07-17 23:39
3 replies
liquid fan talking about choke
2022-07-17 23:56
2 replies
True xD
2022-07-18 11:04
#363
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Moldova Typhoooon
xdddddddddd
2022-07-18 19:58
#56
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Asia aref81
faze fans be like: twistz popped off in that last 10 rounds lets give him the mvp bro s1mple was like that the whole event(except nuke ofc)
2022-07-17 23:37
31 replies
#80
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New Zealand SWARN151
And that's pretty much how it's been with HLTV MVPs. Happened a ton of times. Factoring recency bias out is very tough for most people. Logically, s1mple's MVP is pretty expected lol, just like how it's always been in such situations.
2022-07-17 23:40
8 replies
+1
2022-07-17 23:46
U guys didnt even watch the games, just came here to use the new word you learned from Wikipedia. Twistzz was mvp whole event
2022-07-18 05:36
6 replies
delusional? or math denier?
2022-07-18 05:51
3 replies
Totally agree. Mvp should go to the person who farms low/mid tier teams. while sending thier team onto sites and being last one in on retakes and saves alot. Stats bra. Mvps just don't go to the people who do the work, entry or support your just ignored even if for your position you actually did amazing. Opening kill every round but you die and your awper gets a free kill on the rotators. Awper mvp!
2022-07-18 14:51
2 replies
agreed, calm down, damn.
2022-07-18 19:19
1 reply
Sorry just irks me. So many more players could get recognition for what they do
2022-07-19 09:09
I don't know if you can read or not but the best player from faze was Rain at no. 8
2022-07-18 06:55
#326
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New Zealand SWARN151
I don't need to use Wikipedia to stock up on new words, cuz English is my 1st language lol. And I've been watching games for 8 years now. I've been aware of MVP selection process for years. It's you who's new. Twistzz wasn't close to being the whole event's MVP.
2022-07-18 08:04
more like faze fans be like: twistz played better than s1mple in the final when it mattered the most lets give him the mvp, nt tho
2022-07-17 23:45
19 replies
+1
2022-07-17 23:48
2 replies
ok then spinx robbed in epl 15
2022-07-18 00:36
1 reply
#334
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Slovakia hassenux
Spinx had 1.18 vs ropz's 1.16 which is way closer than the current 1.16 of rain vs 1.25 of S1mple. Spinx had 0.84 in GF in 4 maps S1mple had 1.09 in GF in 5 maps On top of that, you had a closer affair 3:2 with close maps vs 3:1 No, Spinx wasn't robbed. You could even make an argument for Broky instead of ropz, but spnix def. wasn't robbed
2022-07-18 09:57
But mvp is given for the whole tournament not just for the final because if u dont play good through out the tournament, u wont reach the final. And even statistically broky was the best player in the final whereas rain was the best faze player in the tournament. Twistzz was not!! 🤷‍♂️
2022-07-17 23:49
14 replies
how that does change my point tho xd, is it bad to have diffrent opinions, no need to find 15 excuses to make me think like u, for me, and probably for a lot of people when it even was like this on hltv couple years ago mvp is not given for the best statwise player, but for the most valuable how the name suggests, and twistzz did step up when it mattered the most, and the guy who got mvp was clapped by him in the whole series
2022-07-18 00:00
I would agree if Twistzz played poorly the rest of the tournament, but he didn't. Purely by rating, him and rain were the exact same at the end with 1.16 and personally with the impact he had in the finals as a whole and considering the fact Faze won the final, I would favor Twistzz for MVP. While s1mple was the most consistent of his team, he wasn't full on carrying every game. Mouz: he carried NIP: he and sdy carried Movistar: he carried Astralis: b1t carried Faze: electroNic was their best player If he had a carry performance in the final and despite that, they lost, I would've given it to him, but his performance in the finals was just good for a star AWP-er. I also think that the 'voting' for MVP was started somewhere in the middle of the final after the first map, which is just silly. That's just not giving anyone in the running before the finals a chance to catch up if s1mple has a bad game.
2022-07-18 00:08
8 replies
+111111
2022-07-18 00:17
The voting doesnt decide who gets mvp. Stats do. Hltv does not care about anyone's opinion while giving official mvps. They only care about their stat system. And according to that, s1mple had the highest rating and impact rating in 15 maps he played this whole tournament. So he got the mvp. Simple as that! Dont know why ppl are crying about it. The recency bias is contagious. Twistzz carried only in nuke.
2022-07-18 03:28
6 replies
I wouldn't be surprised if HLTV picked their MVP to be the same as the DHL MVP, so that's why I mentioned voting. Apart from that: people are 'crying' about it (just think it's unfair and express their opinion) because it's a short-sighted thing to just look at the stats and impact in the tournament as a whole. If you look at just the play-offs for instance, s1mple played on the level of both rain and Twistzz. While in the finals alone he played below their level. It can (and I'd agree) be argued that these matches were far more important and thus more VALUABLE than the group stage matches that had almost 0 pressure for these two teams. While Twistzz only carried on Nuke, he played really well throughout the rest of the tournament as well, and considering that both Na'Vi and Faze shouldn't have any problems with the rest of the opposition in this tournament, the finals is without a doubt the most valuable match. While he maybe only carried on Nuke, his impact on the other maps was also big. And it's a big part in what made the WIN the finals. Meanwhile, s1mple's underperformance in the finals, especially on Nuke, can be argued to be a factor why Na'Vi lost. If you want to mention recency bias, I think there's a s1mple bias these days. He's just been so good that people will think he should be MVP of every tournament where he makes the finals, regardless of them winning or losing. But this tournament he was only that good in the group stages and it padded his stats. That's why a lot of people think this is undeserved.
2022-07-18 11:49
5 replies
Well I see your point but I disagree. I honestly believe mvps should given to the most consistent player with the highest peaks. Coz imagine if karrigan popped off in finals in just one map. I wont be surprised if ppl started saying "karrigan robbed" As far as recency bias goes, twistzz' nuke performance has sich a strong recency bias on faze fans, they just dont wanna look at statistics. Eye-test wise everyone's mvp can be different that's why stats is the only objective way where each player is evaluated equally according to their performance. Though I get it you have different opinions. So it's best we dont discuss it anymore. It's not like we audience can decide who gets the mvp.
2022-07-18 18:42
4 replies
I wouldn't give Twistzz the mvp if he played mediocre CS the rest of the tournament, but he still had a 1.16 rating overall. I just feel like s1mple wasn't a difference maker, especially in the play-offs, while Twistzz was. Problem with stats is that they don't tell the full story. Stats don't tell you the impact of a clutch in a 14-14 on the last map of the finals, but I'd argue those should have more impact than a clutch in the group stage 10-0 up.
2022-07-18 19:59
3 replies
S1mple was the difference maker in first map of semifinal and first 2 maps of final, in 4th map his team wasnt there. And only in 5th map he underperformed. It's crazy how high people have expectations from s1mple. These are unreal expectations man.
2022-07-19 03:10
1 reply
I value being a difference maker in a 16-8 that your team was playing good enough to win in not super high. He also played poorly on Ancient, just like on Nuke, but they won that time. It's not like on Mirage he carried. He wasn't 'there' either. It's only 2 out of 5 maps that he actually played well in the finals. When you give the MVP to someone who loses the finals, in my opinion, this person also has to have had a great or they must've carried their team completely to the final. That's where the individual gets enough value to compensate for the loss in the final. But that's where our opinions differ, which is how it is. I will also say that I have a slight bias towards Twistzz because I wanted him to get the MVP before the tournament started. I still stand by my points though, but just to clarify.
2022-07-19 08:34
I agree with ur last paragraph. Imapct at 14-14 is bigger than impact at 10-0.
2022-07-19 03:11
Group stage games shouldn’t be considered. s1mple played bad in both semis and the final and somehow got MVP cuz he farmed stats in groups.
2022-07-18 00:14
1 reply
I mean u cant reach playoffs if u dont win in group stage. And s1mple played pretty good in semifinals and above average finals. Enough to keep him at the top of the stat table. Hence the mvp. It's not rocket science.
2022-07-18 03:29
Yeah but realistically Navi and Faze are head and shoulders above everyone else right now. Faze did not drop a map on the way to the finals and that maps that Navi lost against MRS and mouz was basically the latter two punching above their weight - but the series were never in jeopardy. Not saying that s1mple didn't deserve it for his performances against lesser teams, but they would have won those matches even if s1mple hadn't popped off. Twistzz single-handedly won Faze the deciding map in the grand final - and he was not shabby in other matches either (that 1v3 to close ancient vs MRS, for example). Twistzz had insane impact for Faze at the times that it really mattered, even if s1mple's statistics are better overall.
2022-07-18 00:24
1 reply
I agree twistzz was really good eye-test wise.
2022-07-18 03:30
+1
2022-07-18 00:13
I'm old enough to remember when HLTV basically refused to give out MVPs to players who didn't win. Then s1mple put up such crazy stats that it was impossible to ignore. We're talking 1.3+ rating, absolutely monster stats. But his stats this tournament aren't that crazy, and he didn't have a fantastic final. I think people have good reason to disagree with the decision.
2022-07-18 02:24
KEKW
2022-07-17 23:50
+1 try also robbed
2022-07-18 00:09
+1
2022-07-18 00:10
hahaahah
2022-07-18 00:13
Twistzz robbed
2022-07-17 23:35
35 replies
+1 ya there are 5 players that performed better than simple, its a weird pick
2022-07-17 23:36
2 replies
But they didnt reach the finals
2022-07-17 23:38
what? theres only 2, of which none made the finals
2022-07-17 23:38
13 replies
2022-07-17 23:42
2 replies
youre either incredibly stupid or dont know how the MVP award works
2022-07-17 23:43
1 reply
ignore that pepsi bro
2022-07-18 07:58
Twistzz's grand final performance (impact) > s1mple's tournament performance
2022-07-17 23:43
9 replies
too bad the MVP award consists of more than 1 match
2022-07-17 23:44
8 replies
It's the most valuable player award. How can s1mple be the most valuable player of the tournament while dissapearing in the most crucial maps and losing ? Call me stupid but that makes 0 sense.
2022-07-17 23:46
7 replies
because he carried them to the finals, without s1mple navi wouldnt have gotten this far in the first place
2022-07-17 23:49
6 replies
You know what. That makes sense.
2022-07-17 23:53
#178
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Bulgaria |mens|
+1, navi got the finals because s1mple, not to say they are bad, but thats just how good he is, navi is s1mple
2022-07-17 23:55
3 replies
C'mon man by now it's clear that this dude just farms ratings against teams his amazing squad would've beaten anyway. You can't tell me this guy deserves so unproportional amounts of credit for his teams achievements compared to the other team members. Na'Vi isn't good because of S1mple alone, but because Bla1de is one of the best coaches ever, their mentality is on point and every single member of the team (ofc including s1mple) could easily outaim and outplay most of the hltv top 20 list individually. Navi isn't s1mple, navi is a team
2022-07-18 00:19
2 replies
#283
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Bulgaria |mens|
look me in teh eyes and tell me navi would de 75% of what they are today with a anyone other than s1mple
2022-07-18 01:59
#359
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Austria HomoTopf
funy that you say that and at the same time if you check your statement, you see that s1mple actually performs best against t1 teams and his rating drops when he plays lesser teams. most other players have that in reverse. So to summarize, your eye test is a bit far off...gl trolling with something else
2022-07-18 19:20
you mean b1t? He wasn’t there in the semis it was b1t sending them through
2022-07-18 00:48
agree
2022-07-17 23:38
#63
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France Aresys
Agree
2022-07-17 23:38
How? hltv.org/stats/players/compare/7998/s1mp.. 1 map doesn't make you an MVP tho
2022-07-17 23:38
#78
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Yeah, because MVP should be handed just by the final performance and not the whole tournament? Right..
2022-07-17 23:39
12 replies
S1mple dissapeared last 3 maps where as twistzz shone and is the reason why FaZe won the final. I understand handing mvp to the loser if he was head and shoulders above everyone but he finished as the third highest rated player of the event thus someone from FaZe deserved it more.
2022-07-17 23:42
10 replies
#139
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Fair point, I guess. But it is what it is.
2022-07-17 23:45
When you consider the whole event, I think s1mple still is head and shoulders above the rest of the viable candidates. He has 1.25 rating after final and no one else from FaZe or NaVi even has 1.15. The only other player even close who made the playoffs was BlameF, so I guess there’s the argument that technically BlameF was above him so s1mple wasn’t head and shoulders above everyone else, but for any reasonable MVP candidate he was better. S1mple disappearing for 3 maps out of the whole tournament and still being highest rated of the players left by a mile is pretty insane. MVP for a tournament is supposed to award the best player across the whole tournament, not the final. Twistzz was 100% the MVP of the final. However, s1mple was closer to the best player in the event overall, because he had nearly the highest rating and played every match possible. It seems weird because of the recency of Twistzz’s performance and because s1mple disappeared on the most recent maps played, but it’s pretty clear s1mple’s average performance at the event was way better than anyone from FaZe.
2022-07-17 23:54
8 replies
Twistzz (and rain) both ended the event with a 1.16 rating. While you can't deny s1mple was probably the best player of the tournament, MVP is not just that. Is it Valuable to be the best player in the tournament when you don't win it? I personally see MVP as the difference-maker throughout the tournament to allow a team to perform at their best. The problem for me concerning s1mple is that literally every other match outside the final was a stomp from both Na'Vi and Faze, and in these everyone on both teams stepped up. Yes, s1mple was the most consistent, but then when it mattered most, he fell off a bit. I find it more Valuable to have Twistzz who played well throughout the entire tournament and then stepped it up in all the important rounds. It's not like Twistzz is Skadoodle from Boston. Skadoodle played just average for an AWP-er with very little impact in C9's other games, and thus probably didn't deserve the MVP, and there was too much recency bias. I actually think there is a bit of a s1mple-bias, where s1mple has to have a less than 1.2 rating for him not to be automatically considered MVP, which (as I've stated above) is just not great. It just feels like some critical thinking gets lost when we talk about him. That being said, I think it's 50-50 for this tournament and I just value the performance in the finals more because it was literally the only big match for both of these teams.
2022-07-18 00:18
6 replies
#286
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United Kingdom elliah
wtf are you even arguing about, rating 2.0 takes in every kpi - k/d, impact, adr, clutches etc., 1.25 and 1.16 is a huge difference, there shouldn’t even be a discussion about whether s1mple deserved it. no doubt twistzz was the mvp of the last map, not the whole tournament and not even the final, if his team didn’t carry to get to the close score at the end he wouldn’t have ever got the chance to pop off and win the last rounds
2022-07-18 02:05
3 replies
But rating 2.0 is not the same as overall value. What do you value more: a big performance in the group stage under 0 pressure, or a big performance in the finals under all the pressure. The MVP of the finals based on stats would be broky, but I find that his impact (based on eye-test) was okay, but not to the level of Twistzz. It was Twistzz who came up clutch multiple times with 1v3's and big entries. So for me, he would be the MVP of the finals. s1mple's problem in my opinion is that he farmed the group stage. The semis he played good, but it was b1t who carried, while in the finals, he fell off as the BO5 went on. They were up 2-1 and partly because s1mple started falling off, they lost. Meanwhile, Twistzz just played a very consistent game throughout the tournament and then when the biggest moments came his way, he stepped up. I consider this more valuable.
2022-07-18 11:54
2 replies
#381
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United Kingdom elliah
there's not such thing to 'farm in group stage', you have to try hard and win to get to playoffs and then to finals, each game has the same importance, if you don't show up in group stage you won't progress further twistzz won the final rounds on the last map, s1mple carried throughout the whole tournament lol
2022-07-25 19:11
1 reply
One: not every game has the same importance. Playing well against a team that you'd beat even at 50% is far less valuable than playing well against a team where you need to be at your best. Similarly, playing well when in a group stage where you can still lose a game and not be out of the tournament is far less valuable than playing well when losing means being out of the tournament. In the more important matches, s1mple played worse. s1mple carried 2 out of their 5 games, one of which they won because of it, the other it was just a stomp by the whole team, The reason I consider Twistzz more valuable as a whole is because while he played worse over the whole tournament, he stepped it up when needed. That's what I value more.
2022-07-25 21:33
I think 50-50 is fair enough, I would’ve been happy if Twistzz got it at least as much as I am for s1mple, I guess its hard to say with both teams only having one important series, but I think performing well in one series is pretty much exactly the Skadoodle argument. Not like Twistzz did poorly outside of that, but I feel that its closer than a lot of people here are willing to admit.
2022-07-18 02:34
1 reply
I just value Twistzz's consistent performance throughout the tournament with him stepping up in the big game higher than s1mple's farming of the group stage and then falling off in the second half of the finals when things mattered most.
2022-07-18 11:55
+1 well said
2022-07-18 07:13
s1mple had a below 1.10 rating on 4/8 maps in the playoffs and dissapeared in finals, group stage matters too much in mvp awards imo
2022-07-18 00:38
#214
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Belarus klicunami
HLTV mvp is about statpadding only
2022-07-18 00:08
+1
2022-07-18 03:42
#4
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Mongolia TengisG
man
2022-07-17 23:35
HOES MAD
2022-07-17 23:35
5 replies
HOES MAD
2022-07-17 23:36
Hoes enjoying the moment with the trophy
2022-07-17 23:36
1 reply
literally malding under my comment
2022-07-17 23:41
#50
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Canada Bak2BED
They gave him participation prize cuz he was baby raging lol nice copium
2022-07-17 23:37
1 reply
2022-07-17 23:41
#6
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India mirapakay
robbery
2022-07-17 23:35
#7
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Russia 0_0
why
2022-07-17 23:35
haters mad
2022-07-17 23:35
2 replies
where are they men, I don't see them also elec deserved it
2022-07-17 23:43
1 reply
#380
SpawN | 
Sweden O7D
Haters everywhere bro
2022-07-23 17:58
#9
broky | 
Latvia Comzie
twistzz MVP -1
2022-07-17 23:35
#10
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Russia DevilBr0
Rigged shit
2022-07-17 23:35
s1mple its tyred
2022-07-17 23:35
nice
2022-07-17 23:35
Twistzz real MVP
2022-07-17 23:35
GOAT
2022-07-17 23:35
#15
Petra | 
Poland 138|
twistzz robbed
2022-07-17 23:35
deserved. for the whole tournament it's deserved. he just didn't play at his level in the final
2022-07-17 23:36
8 replies
#60
NAF | 
Canada Bak2BED
Farming t1.5 teams and dropping negative rating when it actually matters is not MVP behaviour
2022-07-17 23:38
7 replies
+1
2022-07-17 23:42
he carried first 2 maps, u want him to carry all 5 ? nobody can go watch another game
2022-07-17 23:44
2 replies
yes
2022-07-18 01:26
1 reply
Lmao same. xd
2022-07-18 05:45
He only went negative in 3 out of 15 maps he played in this tournament. Stfu
2022-07-17 23:55
?? FaZe also played way worse teams the rest of the tournament, and somehow none of them were even close to s1mple’s performance before or after the final. Twistzz was definitely the best player during the final 3 maps and the final bo5 overall, but there’s no denying that s1mple was a better player for the rest of the tournament.
2022-07-17 23:56
+69
2022-07-18 00:02
#17
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Italy cele87
Wtf? Why?
2022-07-17 23:38
0/8
2022-07-17 23:36
wtf
2022-07-17 23:36
#20
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India SKS_1337
I wanna say daylight robbery. But it's midnight.
2022-07-17 23:36
3 replies
#42
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India SKS_1337
either give it to zywoo coz hltv.org/stats?event=6140 "stats/ratings" or give it to someone from winning team. like s1mple. but this shit is broken.
2022-07-17 23:37
2 replies
I think ur new to csgo cause if u watch 2018 u would understand that the mvp can be earned by one player from the two grand finalists thats why s1mple got some mvps of the tournaments that astralis have won
2022-07-17 23:43
1 reply
#230
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India SKS_1337
I am new (after pandemic) but I am not mad specifically because it was given to s1mple. I am mad because MVPs can also not be given to players of winning teams.
2022-07-18 00:16
#21
rain | 
Sri Lanka Uditha
Rain MVP
2022-07-17 23:36
#22
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United States DrewJaru
Thats not Twistzz? Hmmmmmm
2022-07-17 23:36
deserved
2022-07-17 23:36
Twistzz robbed sadly
2022-07-17 23:36
dmg hes 5th, kills hes tied for 4th, 5th in rating kast 5th also. probably twistzz to win but just my opinion.
2022-07-17 23:36
#27
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Finland AliSabid
DESERVED
2022-07-17 23:36
ok
2022-07-17 23:36
#29
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Somalia goner
Robbed
2022-07-17 23:36
#30
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Bangladesh ImpacT_
he doesnt look happy lmao
2022-07-17 23:36
s0.87mple, nice final map LOL respect to twistzz for being humble tho, any different player with an ego would be screaming for the hills about this
2022-07-17 23:38
3 replies
Tbf twistzz probably doesn't care about MVPs atm he just won Cologne lol no MVP is worth more than the trophy
2022-07-17 23:41
#288
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Indonesia lukerey
I don't think Russel care about mvp. He just grateful that he find a team that consistently being on top of the hill. And he is one of the reasons for it
2022-07-18 02:08
Faze fans talking about being humble, haven't heard about that since the start of time, this comment alone shows no humble lmao(which is expected tbh). But hey, at least s1mple will never be broke in his life since he permanently living in your head and you will never get rid of him xD, bad winner outweight bad losers, get over it, get me 1 clip of s1mple dissing people after winnning dude.
2022-07-18 19:13
So rigged, Twistzz deserved it way more, Twistzz way higher impact and mental tournament for him
2022-07-17 23:36
1 reply
trueee
2022-07-18 07:24
Wasnt even the best player on his team in the finals. Farmed stats against lesser teams and lost the grand finals. Terrible.
2022-07-17 23:36
twistzz robbed
2022-07-17 23:36
#36
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Finland soossixd
undeserved
2022-07-17 23:36
#38
NAF | 
Canada Bak2BED
Clown shit, twistzz/Broky robbed so bad
2022-07-17 23:36
NOT DESERVED,ITS TWISTZZ
2022-07-17 23:36
3 replies
For what? 1.16 overall +40? lol. s1mple 1.25 overall +95, MUCH better.
2022-07-17 23:38
2 replies
+55 more and only a meager difference in rating screams that twistzz had more impact to me
2022-07-17 23:43
1 reply
#41
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Poland Wairusss
twistzz or broky should get it tbh
2022-07-17 23:47
what a joke
2022-07-17 23:37
ghost on nuke
2022-07-17 23:37
#46
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Fiji __Exile_
bullshit
2022-07-17 23:37
Deserved.
2022-07-17 23:37
Some disagree
2022-07-17 23:37
That's crazy, Twistzz should've gotten it. But s1mple doing s1mple things I guess.
2022-07-17 23:37
Reported
2022-07-17 23:37
even as a navi fan I would have liked twistzz to get this one
2022-07-17 23:37
electroNic:( this guy was fucking insane during the tournament and in the finals as well being an IGL Shame MVP went to s1mple honestly.
2022-07-17 23:37
Aww look at him he looks kinda sad
2022-07-17 23:37
1 reply
#96
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Europe S0me_dude
hltv.org/gallery/view/101306 Not the first time lol
2022-07-17 23:40
look at his face, he really wanted that photo to be taken quickly and be done with it
2022-07-17 23:38
Junior Robbed
2022-07-17 23:38
1 reply
#115
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India Bhendi
+1
2022-07-17 23:43
2022-07-17 23:38
he looks happy
2022-07-17 23:38
NOOOOOOOOO
2022-07-17 23:38
#72
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Brazil 0mega_
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAA HLTV HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
2022-07-17 23:38
its rare that s1mple ever does NOT deserve an MVP but this is one of those times
2022-07-17 23:38
Deserved GOAT <3
2022-07-17 23:39
#75
NAF | 
Canada Bak2BED
Bro even in NaVi he was not the most impactful player, this shit so dumb man
2022-07-17 23:39
#76
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Norway Mickoo
xD
2022-07-17 23:39
As a twistzz fan, this sucks. still deserved for s1mple for the entire tourney. 1.34 impact as well.
2022-07-17 23:39
10 replies
Doesn't matter twistzz is mvp in out hearts, funny they give MVP to Kjaerbye in ATLANTA MAJOR 2017 for basically same reason Twistzz should got it here
2022-07-17 23:41
9 replies
I guess it's a bit of luck as well. I remember this one time where papatronic was robbed off his mvp. oh well. Would have been nice to have twistzz get that mvp tbh. The only star player to not get mvp in faze :(
2022-07-17 23:43
8 replies
He will get one for sure one day, but I think it doesn't bother him to much. He is about to become the only player to ever win Grand Slam two times and that is something
2022-07-17 23:45
7 replies
Yup. Let's wait and see.
2022-07-17 23:57
6 replies
Dude this is not time to wait and see, we won 3 out of 4 biggest tournaments of the year top 1 of 2022 secured, WE ARE THE BEST FUCKING TEAM IN THE WORLD!!!
2022-07-18 00:00
5 replies
"we" so sad
2022-07-18 00:05
4 replies
Well if you don't identify with your team then I am really sad for you, but I do.....oh wait I think you also do since you are most likely "Disabled"
2022-07-18 00:07
3 replies
"identify with your team" holy sadness
2022-07-18 00:09
2 replies
ok boomer return to your Casa del Virgin
2022-07-18 00:22
1 reply
ok emo have fun at after party.. oh wait
2022-07-18 00:26
EXPECTED
2022-07-17 23:39
My MVP is Twistzz, I won't listen to you
2022-07-17 23:39
I doubt s1mple himself values that cartoon mvp without trophy. Probably will send that to kizaru as well.
2022-07-17 23:39
1 reply
Step closer to #1 in 2022 though
2022-07-18 00:42
Farming group stage to get mvp. GJ S1mple!
2022-07-17 23:39
You are joke HLTV, he was nothing in final especially on Nuke. PLS EXPLAIN HOW DID Kjaerbye GOT MVP IN ATLANTA MAJOR 2017 AND TWISTZZ FOR BASICALLY SAME PERFORMACE NOT??? Because Kjaerbye is danish???
2022-07-17 23:41
5 replies
+1
2022-07-17 23:41
I doubt HLTV decided it. They probably just went with the tournament's decision since it would be weird to do so otherwise. Don't know if they would've decided differently, but blame the DHL 'voting' process that started after the first map of the final.
2022-07-18 00:22
3 replies
Ofc hltv decides it, they don't care about some fan voting and it happened many times, they picked someone else then organizator of the tournament
2022-07-18 00:24
2 replies
Did it happen many times? Can you give me examples? I honestly doubt they would for an event like this. But it's possible.
2022-07-18 00:27
1 reply
I definitely remember it happened few times sorry not many, one I remember for sure was 2017 Oakland tournament MVP was f0rest but hltv gave it to REZ
2022-07-18 00:33
#89
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Finland giaoskr5
2022-07-17 23:39
lol what
2022-07-17 23:40
S1mple has no smiling if sdy performanced better, the result would not become like this, SDY must go
2022-07-17 23:40
Time to give out finals MVP, or am I stupid? Stupid is fine.
2022-07-17 23:40
#94
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China Rynaki
Even if they were to award a player on Faze the MVP, it would be Rain, who had consistently good performances throughout the entire tournament, I clouding in the grand final, not Twistzz. The recency bias for the last 3 rounds of Nuke is insane.
2022-07-17 23:40
1 reply
Twistzz and rain literally played equally consistently the whole tournament. You're just biased against recency bias. You can make the case for rain though, if you want to. But I feel like Twistzz stepping up in big clutches and even more so at the end gives him the edge.
2022-07-18 00:25
Electronic deserved more Twistzz deserved the most
2022-07-17 23:40
1 reply
Smart take, Electronic played extremely well while IGLing a very tight series against arguably the best (min 2nd best) IGL of all time.
2022-07-18 05:09
Twistzz >
2022-07-17 23:40
Pity MVP and we all know why.
2022-07-17 23:40
Undeserved.
2022-07-17 23:41
Junior ropped. Funny tho how silver chat misunderstands TOURNAMENT mvps and MATCH mvps...
2022-07-17 23:41
#107
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United Kingdom zoltes
Xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa
2022-07-17 23:42
Unfortunately they forgot to print out s1mple.doc for the final.
2022-07-17 23:42
wtf they lose final he sucks he is racist and they give him mvp ??? for what ??? lmao
2022-07-17 23:42
It’s MVP for the whole tournament, not only final, people are forgetting that. Congrats Faze, and another mvp for the goat, but not one to remember… :(
2022-07-17 23:42
3 replies
I would argue that in this case, the final was the only really big match for either team, and thus the finals should be valued more than the other matches. They each played 4 other matches, all of them against teams they were expected to beat, even if they weren't on their best game, thus the impact/value of high performances in those games is less in my opinion.
2022-07-18 00:29
2 replies
Yeah it’s debatable, 50/50 I would say.
2022-07-18 12:37
1 reply
Given the context and the fact that s1mple dropped off significantly in the last maps when it was needed most while Twistzz actually stepped up, I favor Twistzz.
2022-07-18 13:30
s1mple unhappy faze fans unhappy why give it to him?
2022-07-17 23:42
“group stage games against MOUZ and Movistar Riders” Sums s0mples career up
2022-07-17 23:43
1 reply
“Some of his best performances came from the group stage games against MOUZ and Movistar Riders where he dropped a 1.36 and 1.31 rating respectively.“
2022-07-17 23:44
Twistzz played extremely well and was one of the highest rated all tourney, then has an amazing performance in the Grand final and still gets scammed -sadge
2022-07-17 23:44
I feel like HLTV already had Navi winning and wrote the article for s1mple MVP so they didn't want to bother to change it lol
2022-07-17 23:44
irrelevant person picked mvp over god twistzz, cringe as usual
2022-07-17 23:44
electroNic ?
2022-07-17 23:44
cringe!
2022-07-17 23:45
I get mvp for the whole tournament but ive felt this for the past year that, just like any sport out there, there should be a mvp and a finals mvp. simple deserves mvp of the whole tournament but if someone pops off in the finals, they deserve to get something too but thats just my opinion
2022-07-17 23:46
4 replies
I don't think there should be 2 MVP's, but I think tournament MVP should take into account the finals performance as a weight. like 50% tournament, 50% finals or something. because sure s1mple had a good tournament, 1.25 rating, but only 1.09 rating on finals, and twistzz had huge impact besides pretty high rating overall of the tournament + finals.
2022-07-17 23:49
3 replies
yeah i think thats a good idea too, id be fine with either cause if a dude makes it to the playoff and has like a 1.6 rating they could still win mvp right? or do you have to make the finals to get it. but yeah 50% is still great cause thats when the lights are the brightest.
2022-07-17 23:56
2 replies
If you make it to top 8 with a 1.6 rating and lose in the quarter finals, you're probably not getting the MVP, because your rating hasn't been accomplished in the biggest pressure moments. You could weight the group stage for 30%, semis/quarters for 35%, finals for 35% or something to solve this issue.
2022-07-18 00:33
1 reply
yeah the percentages could be shifted by whoever thinks is more important but yeah introducing a percentage to how it is weighed depending on the stage would help with determining who wins it a lot
2022-07-18 01:33
Twistzz deserves MVP just for that one round
2022-07-17 23:46
just delete MVPs at this point Not fair to compare AWPers to riflers players by just judging "stats" It's like the Ballon d'Or for goalskeepers and defenders
2022-07-17 23:47
#148
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Brazil _Awper
Playoffs : hltv.org/stats/players?startDate=2022-07.. Farming in the group stage while awping is what you should do to become HLTV MVP.
2022-07-17 23:47
2 replies
should he not shoot in the group stage then?
2022-07-17 23:50
1 reply
But they could take it under consideration when deciding an MVP like giving a good finals performance more value than a good group-stage performance, or look at the strength of the teams you faced when you got the rating and such. It's not like he carried in the semis and he fell off in the finals compared to what you would expect from an MVP-level performance.
2022-07-18 00:37
I admit that s1mple is the MVP for the tournament, but the ''Player of the match''of the grand final is Twistzz, not s1mple.
2022-07-17 23:47
twistzz deserved in more in my opinion, sadly. but gz for s1mple.
2022-07-17 23:47
my mvp is twistzz
2022-07-17 23:47
My flair is s1mple but I really think, that Twistzz or rain deserve it. Hltv, I oppose your decision.
2022-07-17 23:47
Twistzz robbed
2022-07-17 23:48
Gg deserved
2022-07-17 23:48
congrats on the MVP! it was a very tense ancient but in the end you guys managed to close it. Nice 2-1 win against Faze. ggs and enjoy the vacations
2022-07-17 23:48
he do not look happy
2022-07-17 23:49
1 reply
He doesn't look happy because he knows... Twistzz robbed...
2022-07-18 00:57
This makes no sense.
2022-07-17 23:49
S1mple ends event with 1.25 - s0mple overrated choker Insert any faze player ends event with 1.15 - omg what a sick tournament he had That's just the difference really
2022-07-17 23:50
5 replies
#194
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Brazil _Awper
2022-07-17 23:59
4 replies
I mean he was good? B1t really disappointed tho, and sdy prob not the right player if u want to win every single event out there
2022-07-18 00:04
3 replies
He was decent for a star AWP-er, but in the play-offs, he didn't have an MVP-level performance and you can definitely argue that these games are more VALUABLE.
2022-07-18 00:38
2 replies
It's not like faze players had a 1.30 playoff runs either, sure slightly better in finals but it doesn't make up for the rest of event
2022-07-18 00:42
1 reply
You're saying that as if Twistzz and rain played poorly the rest of the event. They still had a 1.16 rating in those. There are a couple of factors here where you could argue that everything before the finals is (significantly) less valuable than the finals itself. The first is just what's at stake. Playing well in a game where losing means you get eliminated from the tournament should be more valuable than playing well in a game where you still have second chances. Second is the opponent. Playing well against a stronger opponent should be more valuable than playing well against a weaker opponent. Another argument against s1mple in this discussion is that his performance wasn't much of a difference-maker for Na'Vi in the matches where he played well. If in those matches he got a 1.15 rating, similar to the Faze players, they probably would've still won these. All of that means that for me, the fact that Na'Vi lost the finals means s1mple doesn't deserve the MVP, especially since his performance got worse and worse throughout the tournament.
2022-07-18 01:03
Deserved
2022-07-17 23:50
Best player of event? Nope Best player of final? Nope Give him MVP, it's like fucking Ballon d'Or
2022-07-17 23:50
how twistz robbed ? mvp given not for final, for whole tournament where s1 has better stats
2022-07-17 23:50
1 reply
So, MVP should go to whose team allows them the most room to sh1t on easier, weaker teams leading up to the finals? As opposed to what happens when the two best teams clash, and one outplays the other in the final 3 maps of the series... Makes no sense, lol...
2022-07-18 00:52
#169
rain | 
Norway RCice
ratio + based
2022-07-17 23:50
ROBERY
2022-07-17 23:54
Wow
2022-07-17 23:54
#177
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San Marino Loyuu
Robban robbed
2022-07-17 23:55
#179
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Ukraine d3adLY
deserved, kids are crying about twistzz...
2022-07-17 23:55
Fnx Robbed
2022-07-17 23:56
#185
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Belarus danch1k
Pockerface
2022-07-17 23:57
robbed
2022-07-17 23:57
You can't be MVP if you post a 1.09 rating as an AWPer in the final, especially when you lose it. You can't be MVP if another AWPer has a better rating in the tournment than you (ZywOo 1.31) and also a rifler (BlameF 1.29). Also finished with the same rating as EliGE.
2022-07-17 23:58
5 replies
Pointless take as s1mple was above them before the finals and you can't seriously make the comparison after he faced the best team in the world faze in such a close match up.
2022-07-18 02:19
4 replies
He's the GOAT and played lights out until the semis. The reasons listed above are relevant, far from pointless.
2022-07-18 19:25
3 replies
It is pointless because Zywoo, BlameF and Elige did not play such a difficult and intensive match vs Faze, which always heavily decreases a rating especially when you are on the losing side. The more competition you get, the harder it is to get a good rating, even more so when you play lots of additional maps. So the comparizon between them and s1mple is flawed thus pointless. You can only compare s1mple with other players on Navi and Faze. s1mple was far better than zywoo, elige of blamef in this tournament, it is not arguable.
2022-07-19 18:22
2 replies
Quite the contrary. What you argued is irrelevant to whether he is the MVP or not, because if his rating 2.0 was still lower than Zywoo's and BlameF's before the final, what you said makes zero sense. If you show me he was leading in rating 2.0 until the semifinals then I will consider that you are right and agree with you. So what was his rating 2.0 before the finals?
2022-07-20 19:45
1 reply
It was 1.37 (highest in the tournament) before the playoffs and 1.34 (still highest in the tournament) before the grand finals. It is absolutely relevant to whether or not he is MVP lol. It is MVP of the whole tournament not the finals, people are not objective and bias because of the finals highlights. Furthermore, he was not good "until semis", he was still very good in the semis as well as in the first 2 maps in the grand finals, being the best player on the server for those 2. Thus what you said makes zero sense. Stop saying people claim false statements before having a look at anything. You are making a joke of yourself.
2022-07-21 09:20
#189
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United States RyoGTO
Twistzz MVP in my book. However, wp s1mple and congrats! GG FaZe and NaVi what an incredible Grand Final and way to end the season. I called FaZe becoming #1 over a year ago when they first made the roster changes with karrigan and Twistzz. I was dead on!
2022-07-17 23:58
Feels like it's either because they are used to giving it to him or it's some kind of political Ukraine thing which is obviously just wrong
2022-07-17 23:59
1 reply
I think their is a s1mple-bias in the awarding of these things. He's just so good that he counters recency-bias. But yeah, I think it's undeserved.
2022-07-18 00:41
Robbed
2022-07-17 23:59
#192
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Israel Xpicyy
deserved
2022-07-17 23:59
#197
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Brazil davidzor
My man needs to lose some weight!
2022-07-18 00:01
who is smokin what , you cant give mvp to simple he wasnt the best in finals , and he isnt the best at the whole event lmfao
2022-07-18 00:02
#200
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Malta challi9
The most valuable player should be the one that takes his team the entire hurdle. How are you the most valuable if you cant even win the tournament? The award should be Most Highest HLTV Rating Award.
2022-07-18 00:03
4 replies
cry more
2022-07-18 00:06
1 reply
#226
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Malta challi9
Its not cry, its logic.
2022-07-18 00:14
If you really carried in the finals, but still lost, you can get the MVP in my opinion. But that's not what happened.
2022-07-18 00:41
1 reply
#371
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Malta challi9
true, s1mple won having the highest hltv rating, and that´s about it. Even though twistz did not play as well in the whole tournament, he played well in the championship rounds, and he was the one that had the most impact to bring back from 13-14, to 16-14. but that~s obviously my opinion.
2022-07-19 09:35
hltv.org/forums/threads/2658660/mvp-disc.. Just as a breakdown of stats. I personally disagree with this decision, I feel like their mind was made up before the final map was even played. Kind of unfortunate for Twistzz
2022-07-18 00:03
2 replies
NA CRY
2022-07-18 00:06
1 reply
Ur so right
2022-07-18 00:13
#202
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United Kingdom chexsum
ouch
2022-07-18 00:03
but ?? twistzz ??
2022-07-18 00:04
Deserved. People think MVP is based off of the final map of the grand final. Overall, s1mple was the best player of the whole tournament!
2022-07-18 00:04
Deserved as always! Still a decent run, just 2 rnds away with a stand in! Sad for NAVI but GG for FaZe!
2022-07-18 00:06
lmao he looks miserable in that pic
2022-07-18 00:07
Happy s1mple, but device is still the goat by a mile and a half.
2022-07-18 00:07
First Time in my lofe that i think s1mple robbed and mvp Twistzz robbed
2022-07-18 00:12
Vs riders, s1mple shocked too. On the final did 0. Really robbed MVP.
2022-07-18 00:12
RObbed
2022-07-18 00:12
Scam
2022-07-18 00:12
robbed what a shame
2022-07-18 00:12
deserved, the GOAT, the legend!
2022-07-18 00:14
not twistz? fucking scam revard
2022-07-18 00:15
man hltv today is full of tears xD
2022-07-18 00:20
This choking bot farms teams in group stage and wins the mvp KEKW
2022-07-18 00:19
1 reply
Yeah, how to not make a good stats versus teams like mouz or movistar riders? Men.... its literality BlameF moment with this mvp.
2022-07-18 01:51
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2022-07-18 00:20
Daylight robbery Magician 1v9d on last map in the final ON T SIDE OF NUKE WITH 2 KD 130adr Solo won last 3 rounds +w double entrying He clutches,entries, anchors whatever is needed up to highest level S1 crybaby farming groups vs t2 gets mvp but was useless in finals except 1 deag round GG Mighty Magician. You will earn many more trophies and MVPs
2022-07-18 00:22
Even being a big fan of s1mple and Na'vi, you cant give the MVP to the losing team, especially when this player plays bad in the last maps in comparison to another player who has a team around him but has memorable clutches in the hardest of times and still good stats, but not great. Congrats on s1mple piling up kills on weaker teams leading up because his team gives him that room. Is that how it should go? The fairy tale ending to the end of this season for Faze is each star got its MVP. Twistzz robbed by HLTV on this one...
2022-07-18 00:24
#246
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Algeria Crashwow
not happy at all
2022-07-18 00:27
Twsitz robed
2022-07-18 00:34
It really just goes to show that hltv rankings and awards are meaningless. They are created by bias individuals who cannot be objective. That combined with their stupid rankings where events from the beginning of the year somehow still add points at the end of the year. It's a joke.
2022-07-18 00:38
HLTV became france football. What a joke.
2022-07-18 00:45
s1mple didn't even show up in the final game, the only one that really mattered. The one where both teams were dropping maps to eachother and trading map picks right and left. The one that was a few times over, the hardest game they played s1mple didn't show up for the final and he gets and MVP for losing. Joke of an award
2022-07-18 00:46
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#276
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United States DarkFX
Joke MVP........complete joke
2022-07-18 01:33
Twistzz robbed lol
2022-07-18 00:46
its the First time s1mple didnt deserved MVP as a NAVI fan have to admit it
2022-07-18 01:01
nice joke damn awp abusers
2022-07-18 01:03
#271
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Poland EZ4Bard
he looks thrilled
2022-07-18 01:08
Mvp, yet no impact at finals. Really deserved.
2022-07-18 01:21
#274
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United States DarkFX
Nice JOKE OF MVP!!!!!!!!! Clearly this was TWISTZZ MVP after that last map performance and rating. Unreal
2022-07-18 01:32
#277
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Europe Tuanis
deserved, stay mad dogs
2022-07-18 01:33
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No wonder s1mple is going to have crazy stats throughout tourney if his team drops him awp and ak for every single round.... whereas Twistzz plays on an all around team, but stood out amongst them this tourney with a good rating, outplaying s1mple in final 3 maps, and having a lot of clutches through the whole tournament. While s1mple was getting stats on shit teams but not playing well against the best team, Faze, but still get MVP????? Wrong...
2022-07-18 01:38
You need to suck dick on the last map every time when it matters if you want to get MVP i guess Classic s0mple fanboys aka HLTV owners
2022-07-18 01:48
Yeah, it was absolutely deserved. It's unfortunate that the award isn't just for the grand-finals but it is what it is. s1mple still finished top of the board throughout the grand-final and carried Na'Vi to the grand-finals, though it was definitely close given how Twistzz popped off in that last map where it mattered. Overall, one of the best BO5's of all-time and GG to both teams. <3
2022-07-18 01:55
Lmao, can we stop doing this please. Simple looked like he didn't want to be there
2022-07-18 02:07
#290
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Poland DzikiMiki
his face shows exactly what it is like to receive such an award for the 21st time
2022-07-18 02:17
Deserved through and through
2022-07-18 02:19
goat
2022-07-18 02:23
junior robbed
2022-07-18 02:25
blameF would have deserved it second highest player in the tournament just behind zywoo but s1mple still deserves it, broky should have gotten it if someone from faze would have gotten it
2022-07-18 02:36
twistzz moral mvp
2022-07-18 02:40
#299
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United States Phanji
"s1mple had the following in his loadout in his MVP showing at IEM Cologne: Sport Gloves | Vice (Minimal Wear) AWP | Chromatic Aberration (Factory New) Flip Knife | Crimson Web (Factory New) Find new skins on BitSkins." who really cares though, we'll get whatever skins we want
2022-07-18 02:43
#301
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Russia Thfthf
Strange, probably MVP for being Ukrainian or something. The IGL was better than him. And you can just take MVP from the winners team.
2022-07-18 03:10
He looks tired
2022-07-18 03:18
#313
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Australia Whatajoke
what a joke
2022-07-18 06:04
why? twistzz is way better in grand final
2022-07-18 06:44
1,25 vs 1,16 while one of those two had great final playing hardest roles when other had avarage final playing easiest roles. There was a point giving Simple mvp when he had 1,30 or above with monster final performance and still lost it but now thats just robbing others. Stop making him even fattier hltv.
2022-07-18 07:06
Twistzz robbed. No, really. Some fella mugged him tonight on the block.
2022-07-18 07:12
Your faze boys just did well in grand final, but s1mple went good during all tournament
2022-07-18 07:38
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You win as a team, you lose as a team.
2022-07-19 11:56
#322
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India Hikkiee
Nice robbery, bottled in finals with 1.09 ratings
2022-07-18 07:43
#324
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France Diodele
undeserved
2022-07-18 07:47
It's a personal title it has nothing to do with the whole team I mean they lost yes, but s1mple played better during all tourny who knows Twistzz could also deserve it and it depends on the players' stats I mean s1mple is above all players when it comes to compare that could be the reason why he won this MVP
2022-07-18 08:38
Personally i would have given it to rain, he was the best rated player of the winning team during this tournament.
2022-07-18 08:39
Deserved
2022-07-18 08:49
#330
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Czech Republic Bumb1s
fully deserved
2022-07-18 09:03
lol p1mple sucks!
2022-07-18 09:03
Give it to twister
2022-07-18 09:26
I feel that stats and ratings should weigh much higher during a finals match than during the group stage. I wonder how much s1mple's rating is inflated by say, the NIP match. I get how the system works and congrats to s1mple, but it would be nice to see the MVP awarded to the difference maker that has the most impact and turns the game into their favour.
2022-07-18 10:23
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#342
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Sweden wyv0
rain should of gotten the mvp
2022-07-18 11:54
#336
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Denmark slacking
Lmao what a joke Not even best rated player in playoffs and still gets MVP despite losing tourny S0mple carried as always
2022-07-18 10:32
alright start giving the MVP to someone else please I know s1mple is good but clearly there are others in the sport having major impact with high fragging just like him that are actually beating him and staying consistent. Twistzz is consistent and shows up when needed
2022-07-18 11:29
#340
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Sweden wyv0
rain should of gotten mvp
2022-07-18 11:54
#345
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India bartallen
Twistzz deserved it more than anyone.
2022-07-18 12:42
Loser gets mvp
2022-07-18 13:35
who cares what skins he had?? what does that have to do with MVP
2022-07-18 14:43
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#353
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United Kingdom Bullitead
Because you can find new skins on bitskins…….
2022-07-18 16:21
#351
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African Union mikecool
Congrats to s1imple, well deserved!
2022-07-18 15:42
classic csgo thing. gives MVP to loser
2022-07-18 16:17
another hollow crown.
2022-07-18 19:05
Is always s1mple being mvp no matter what tournament he plays which makes it stupid due to inflated stats throughout the whole tournament even when versus Low tier team.
2022-07-18 19:09
#360
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Venezuela linos7
Why do they keep awarding MVP to players who didn't win the tourney? I guess they love seeing them not smiling on picture *shrugs*
2022-07-18 19:25
BOOOOOO Not deserved
2022-07-18 19:53
S1mple MVP of this one? Are you serious?
2022-07-18 20:25
Look at his face in the picture! That truly is the face of a loser! so sad
2022-07-18 20:26
poor twistzz definitelly better whole playoff
2022-07-19 11:58
EZ and deserved by s1mple. Nobody came close to him in the tournament, who also made it far. Anyone saying anything else is a 0/8 who doesn’t understand MVP medals.
2022-07-19 14:50
The expression on his face says it all... "Look i got the damn MVP im the greatest player of all time but unfortunately can't win final". Just sadge shit...
2022-07-19 19:36
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