Video: s1mple - MVP of IEM Cologne 2022

Take a look back at some of the best highlights from Aleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev's MVP-winning performance in Cologne in a fragmovie put together by Ayush "AwptiX" Kumar.

Despite ultimately falling short of the trophy, s1mple earned himself his 21st MVP medal overall, second of the year, and third all-time at Cologne by putting up a spectacular 1.25 rating throughout the event.

Apart from his stellar rating, s1mple had the best K-D difference (+95), kills per round (0.84), and most rounds with 1+ frags (55.1%), with high rankings in the clutches (2nd), total headshots (3rd), and opening kills (4th) categories further helping make his case for the MVP medal.

s1mple bagged his second MVP of the year in Cologne

Catch all of s1mple's highlights, including mind-blowing clutches and multi-kills against MOUZ, NIP, and Movistar Riders, as well as a plethora of notable plays in the thrilling grand final against FaZe.


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Ukraine Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Aleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
nice
2022-07-23 20:37
1 reply
#4
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Finland TulinSisaa
F5
2022-07-23 20:38
#2
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Pakistan LoOuU2
BaitF should have got it
2022-07-23 20:38
6 replies
+1
2022-07-23 20:46
definitely not
2022-07-24 00:41
2 replies
#116
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Pakistan LoOuU2
definitely yes
2022-07-24 00:45
1 reply
What is the point of blame always beeing the last alive, picking up the anker scraps, but the team still loosing? Only good for adr - the guy is hopelessly average
2022-07-24 04:34
Why xD
2022-07-24 20:24
1 reply
#164
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Why not xD
2022-07-24 20:57
Goat
2022-07-23 20:38
1 reply
absolutely G.O.A.T.
2022-07-23 21:38
#5
ZywOo | 
Israel LoreX3
7
2022-07-23 20:38
#6
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Comoros Kollaps
This is why s1mple is the GOAT
2022-07-23 20:38
1 reply
+1
2022-07-24 12:57
Congratz to S1mple! But sad for Twistzzz, insane performance (sadly only in a final)
2022-07-23 20:38
7 replies
yeah he was the reason faze got a chance. But GG to Faze they deserved the win.
2022-07-23 20:39
yeah in final where it matters not just stocking up movie frags in group stage but losing in the end
2022-07-23 20:49
5 replies
You sound like S1mple got his MVP for nothing, check his stats this event please
2022-07-23 21:07
1 reply
Agreed. Simple had an incredible tournament overall and no one can dispute this MVP award - truly deserved (even though he threw the medal away). Twist had a great series final. Not the tournament MVP though.
2022-07-23 22:31
#42
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United States zovint
Why couldn’t twistzz get movie frags? Because he’s a bot baiter
2022-07-23 21:18
2 replies
#45
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Latvia chebyrek
kekw
2022-07-23 21:31
Send me 1 clip of simple taking a site, or retaking first no pistol rounds
2022-07-24 13:12
GOAT
2022-07-23 20:40
ok but faze > navi
2022-07-23 20:40
Group stage MVP, congrats!
2022-07-23 20:41
acksually Twistzz robbed O-O
2022-07-23 20:42
#16
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Poland Terlikkk
ZywOo>S0mple
2022-07-23 20:48
4 replies
In 2019 maybe
2022-07-23 21:02
3 replies
NEVER!
2022-07-23 21:37
#78
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Poland Terlikkk
In 2022
2022-07-23 21:48
1 reply
Don't see how
2022-07-23 22:01
Undeserved Should been twistzz
2022-07-23 20:47
g0D
2022-07-23 20:48
No one cars
2022-07-23 20:48
Goat indisputable
2022-07-23 20:48
Undeserved. s0mple down twistzz up
2022-07-23 20:51
that 1v5 against NIP is truly something else. Completely out of this world. What a GOD!
2022-07-23 20:51
#24
NiKo | 
Canada Rev3
Twistzz robbed. no one can convince me that if s1mple and twistzz swapped performances and navi won cologne they wouldnt have awarded it to s1mple.
2022-07-23 20:53
2 replies
If twistzz ended with 1.25 and s1mple with 1.16 im sure mvp would go to twistzz, happened many times like zywoo at cologne 2019.
2022-07-23 21:02
Flag + MVP of tournament not finals
2022-07-23 21:18
group stage abuser
2022-07-23 20:53
sexy man>s1mple
2022-07-23 21:01
undeserved
2022-07-23 21:01
6 replies
#44
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Slovakia EvErisT
everyone was waiting for your pointless opinion
2022-07-23 21:22
5 replies
so here i am, but all of our opinions are pointless
2022-07-23 21:35
4 replies
#84
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Slovakia EvErisT
ok stop cry kid
2022-07-23 21:56
3 replies
you are who one who crying in comments
2022-07-23 22:08
2 replies
#89
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Slovakia EvErisT
no, you are crying like kid
2022-07-23 22:08
1 reply
ok
2022-07-23 22:09
#31
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Slovakia EvErisT
goat kids will cry for ever
2022-07-23 21:03
2 replies
#49
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Belarus slpng
2022-07-23 21:34
2022-07-24 12:43
I'd like it if a player on the *winning* team gets the MVP award lol.
2022-07-23 21:06
3 replies
#53
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Slovakia EvErisT
nobody cares what u want lol.
2022-07-23 21:35
2 replies
Clearly you care enough to comment, plus I'd hope that IEM cares what their fans think about their process in deciding MVPs.
2022-07-23 21:55
1 reply
If HLTV did what HLTV users wanted they'd be entirely meme-worthy. lol
2022-07-24 00:17
-s0mple +twistzz -flair +checks out
2022-07-23 21:06
#35
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Finland HARD4ENCE
AZR robbed
2022-07-23 21:09
#36
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Azerbaijan hacizeynal
well deserved
2022-07-23 21:11
EAZILY the best player on cologne, FaZe lucked out in Nuke, else nobody would even dispute this fact. :D EZ CLAP
2022-07-23 21:12
23 replies
Damn you’re inhaling copium on every post relax
2022-07-23 21:32
3 replies
#50 your opinion is declined
2022-07-23 21:34
2 replies
0/8
2022-07-23 22:43
1 reply
-1 and still declined.
2022-07-23 23:03
#48
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Belarus slpng
just like navi lucked out on ancient
2022-07-23 21:33
12 replies
Flair
2022-07-23 21:34
11 replies
#51
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Belarus slpng
cry is free
2022-07-23 21:34
10 replies
You can cry fanboy, no mvp for FaZe :D and lucky win against a new team, hahahaha
2022-07-23 21:35
9 replies
8 replies
#37 and didn’t care. Enjoy your L
2022-07-23 21:40
7 replies
#68
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Belarus slpng
cry me a river boi
2022-07-23 21:42
6 replies
No need, you already cried that river when FaZe was destroyed in Blast :D which was a way better tournament as well :D
2022-07-23 21:46
5 replies
#37 and enjoy your L
2022-07-23 21:48
4 replies
#109
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Belarus slpng
lol you still here
2022-07-24 00:11
3 replies
Imagine being a faze success fanboy , so cringe
2022-07-24 00:21
2 replies
#123
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Belarus slpng
been one since 2017 nt
2022-07-24 02:56
1 reply
congrats, the org is a bit cringe
2022-07-24 03:07
Still coping lmao
2022-07-23 21:40
4 replies
Enjoy your L faze fanboy
2022-07-23 21:41
3 replies
I hate FaZe and NaVi equally, cope more navi fankiddo
2022-07-23 21:44
2 replies
No need to cope, learn to read the thread title, simple is the MVP :D
2022-07-23 21:44
1 reply
u should listen to our borgir freind in #47
2022-07-23 21:48
0/8 cope harder
2022-07-23 23:23
nice bro now show me reshuffle news rn
2022-07-23 21:12
#39
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India Perseus40
what is that picture 😹😹
2022-07-23 21:13
group stage MVP oh wow
2022-07-23 21:13
#41
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Finland AliSabid
GOAT Deserved
2022-07-23 21:16
#46
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Belarus slpng
twistzz robbed btw
2022-07-23 21:32
He is so good, bro. We will come back stronger than ever.
2022-07-23 21:35
who
2022-07-23 21:38
twistzz robbed
2022-07-23 21:40
very expected GOATED MVP
2022-07-23 21:40
#69
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Ukraine d3adLY
best player ever
2022-07-23 21:43
The goat
2022-07-23 21:45
Zywoo robbed.
2022-07-23 21:47
#79
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Australia rationale
Speaking of the last deag shot: pause just before it and press: , (comma: previous frame) or . (dot: next frame) - you'll see the shot wasn't even a HS but somehow connected. Maybe it's because the clip is only at 60fps and the server ran at 128 tick rate, so at the very least you need a 128fps video to see what was really happening there. @HLTV Is it possible to release a render at 120fps? 240fps? And distribute it e.g. via torrent or Google Drive?
2022-07-23 21:51
s1mple was never MVP
2022-07-23 21:50
3 replies
aww butthurt FaZe fangirl maybe go spam Twitter for your bot players to actually try and work hard for an MVP instead of crying on HLTV like a 12 year old fangirl
2022-07-23 21:52
1 reply
Not a FAZE fan but okay. Just a ROPZ and Twistzz fan. Happy for them two, not the whole team.
2022-07-24 10:16
Everone knows this.. even navi fans
2022-07-23 23:22
mvp but lost???? KKKKKKKK
2022-07-23 21:56
Kids still dont get that the fact that s1mple gets an MVP even though his team lost is the prove of what the greatness truly is/means! Deserved!
2022-07-23 21:59
no sense but ok
2022-07-23 22:04
5 replies
#93
zonic | 
Lithuania Nowne
Agree with you. Do not unserstand by what rules/argumens he become. His team lost tournamen and stat where not the best after all tour.... Zywo and blameF had better stats in his event. But for some reaon didn`t got MPV. How should other players feel? It looks more like who ever made this decision were Simple fan boys...and how you can not give best ever in CSGO history player prize even then he lost :) but these MPV worth 0. CSGO is team game, and only tropthies mater. And main this it is bad for NAVI. Giving to Simple MPV after NAVI lost is like saying - Simple did all what he could, but his team not. Thats is very bad. thats why there should be 1 simple rule. Tournamen MVP only from tournament wining team.
2022-07-23 22:28
4 replies
Hltv has always been bias of simple.
2022-07-23 23:21
1 reply
always. they are known for boosting s1mples stats also to influence bettors. a youtuber did a 45 minute video of all the tournament stats and proved that hltv are putting up fake stats for simple.
2022-07-24 10:18
lmao you said that these MPVs are worthless but crying about the result from the beginning
2022-07-24 09:01
1 reply
and what does it worth for player who just lost tournament? you thing Simple was very happy geting it? Yes it is worthless if MPV given to player who do not have best stats in tournament and did not won tournamen. Then it means its like giving that reward to any random player. this is not about that it was given to S1imple. It is about that it was given to player who did not had best stats in tournamen/ did not win tournamen. All sports have clear rules: Regula season MPV - best stats. Finals/tournament MVP - winer of finals/tournamen. Cristal clear, but then CSGO organizers do somthing, you allways have to ask WTF? :D
2022-07-24 14:06
the first two clips are crazy awp abuser is real
2022-07-23 22:16
1 reply
Awp insanely OP
2022-07-23 23:20
nice video
2022-07-23 22:24
#96
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India Hikkiee
Undeserved tho
2022-07-23 22:39
nice compilation of his group stage frags! maybe show some of the highlights he had when his team actually needed him against an enemy that can actually beat navi?
2022-07-23 22:44
2 replies
Your point? total 8 highlights used in this fragmovie, out of which 5 were against faze lmao
2022-07-23 22:53
He is not good enough for that. No show when needed the most and still mvp.. it’s a bad joke from hltv
2022-07-23 23:20
should have made the video for twistzz instead, most undeserved mvp
2022-07-23 23:10
1 reply
#118
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Germany tilted_up
twistzz won them nuke and the final map by pushing solo into main. That was the MVP play of the whole tournament to me.
2022-07-24 01:05
Stolen from twistz
2022-07-23 23:19
#110
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Sweden multib
he is damn good tbh
2022-07-24 00:15
The greatest ever. CS will never have somebody like him ever again.
2022-07-24 00:17
Twistzz robbed.
2022-07-24 00:36
In really serious sports the MVP comes from the winning team!
2022-07-24 00:56
3 replies
#119
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Germany tilted_up
ask Messi lol. I think he was MVP in 2014 worldcup which is a huge joke if you look at the final where he completely disappeared.
2022-07-24 01:06
2 replies
"ask messi" omg im dead ahahhahah
2022-07-24 10:35
Messi and s1mple both biggest robbers of their respective sports Messi 0 goals 1 assist (In r16 against switzerland) in the 4 knockout matches in ‘14 as Argentinas main star which everyone links up with (just like the rest of navi bait for p1mple and drop him hero guns) Yet somehow MVP just like p0mple meanwhile you had Kroos, Müller and Neuer with actual impact just like Twistzz and Rain at Cologne
2022-07-24 12:29
so tired of this overrated trader
2022-07-24 01:30
1 reply
cry s1mple 1 major zajvu 0
2022-07-24 10:35
twistzz robbed, pimple down
2022-07-24 01:39
Goat
2022-07-24 04:41
draken robbed
2022-07-24 05:38
Twistzz robbed
2022-07-24 06:08
ZYWOO seems not competitive anymore lul
2022-07-24 06:13
#132
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Hungary Frip0
twistzz robbed
2022-07-24 07:46
Fair I guess. Twistzz wasnt even the highest performing player on FaZe - rain was. 💁🏼‍♂️
2022-07-24 09:39
s1mple is still on another level and miles ahead of anyone else.
2022-07-24 10:27
2 replies
+1
2022-07-24 10:34
+1
2022-07-24 20:27
Not my MVP
2022-07-24 12:25
#144
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Korea seoul_air
sti.l lost....
2022-07-24 12:57
literally gifted MVP.
2022-07-24 14:15
I think bit is besserrer
2022-07-24 14:30
Goat showing how it's done.
2022-07-24 14:33
All these discussions (since the end of the tournament) prove that something is not right in the way the MVP is decided.
2022-07-24 14:36
2 replies
Something that isn't right is how many people think MVP is a Finals MVP. And by repeating this stupidity those people look dumber and dumber.
2022-07-24 15:47
1 reply
+1 this
2022-07-24 20:27
#157
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Brazil hugoooo
God tier edit
2022-07-24 20:03
So many haters lol, but when zywoo got all those MVP's in 2020 no one cried so much :D
2022-07-24 20:15
1 reply
let them cry xD
2022-07-24 20:27
GOAT
2022-07-24 20:21
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