s1mple to return for BLAST Premier Fall Groups knockout stage

The Ukrainian star will be back in action for NAVI when the event resumes in Copenhagen.

Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev announced that he is flying to Denmark, where the BLAST Premier Fall Groups have been taking place since Group A kicked off on August 19.

Natus Vincere's star AWPer missed the mostly inconsequential first part of the group stage, which served to seed teams with best-of-one matches ahead of the knockout stage.

s1mple will be back for NAVI in the knockout stage BO3

The 24-year-old did not fly to Copenhagen at the start of the event for personal reasons and gave way for academy player Daniil "⁠headtr1ck⁠" Valitov to get his second experience with the main NAVI squad.

The youngster posted a 1.12 rating in his team's lower bracket run to the top seed in Group B, but despite the promising numbers he is not yet completely comfortable against top tier opposition, according to coach Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy.

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B1ad3: "I think headtr1ck is not ready to play versus tier one comfortably enough"

Natus Vincere will continue their BLAST Premier Fall Groups run on the last day of the knockout stage, Saturday, August 27, thanks to their top seed from the group stage. They will face G2, BIG or Vitality in the final match of the bracket for qualification to the Fall Finals or a spot in the last chance stage.

Natus Vincere will return to full force in Copenhagen with their starting lineup:

Ukraine Oleksandr "⁠s1mple⁠" Kostyliev
Russia Denis "⁠electroNic⁠" Sharipov
Ukraine Valeriy "⁠b1t⁠" Vakhovskiy
Russia Ilya "⁠Perfecto⁠" Zalutskiy
Ukraine Viktor "⁠sdy⁠" Orudzhev

Ukraine Andrey "⁠B1ad3⁠" Gorodenskiy (coach)

Russia Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Ilya 'Perfecto' Zalutskiy
Age:
23
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
726
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.60
Russia Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Denis 'electroNic' Sharipov
Age:
24
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1322
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.66
Ukraine Daniil 'headtr1ck' Valitov
Daniil 'headtr1ck' Valitov
Age:
18
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
102
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Viktor 'sdy' Orudzhev
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
1103
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Valeriy 'b1t' Vakhovskiy
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
463
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.63
Ukraine Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Oleksandr 's1mple' Kostyliev
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
1.25
Maps played:
1571
KPR:
0.86
DPR:
0.64
no valorant?
2022-08-23 11:13
19 replies
#22
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CIS I_D_R_C
he's too bad for valorant so he shifted back ASAP.
2022-08-23 11:20
6 replies
Maybe because he isnt 12 years old like The valorant community LUL
2022-08-23 11:37
4 replies
#84
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India Hikkiee
S1mple wasn't really needed
2022-08-23 13:20
3 replies
Lost to COL so 100% needed. My question is why remove headtrick but not sdy
2022-08-23 15:09
2 replies
Cause he isn't ready for t1
2022-08-23 15:19
LOL DELUSIONAL FINN, coL lost was fluke evidently bc of 16-3 next time they versed and headtri1ck <<<< sdy
2022-08-23 16:16
#132
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Canada loldougie
+1 lol hes so bad
2022-08-23 18:47
He is banned from valorant iirc
2022-08-23 11:41
8 replies
What did he do? Cheat again?
2022-08-23 12:48
5 replies
No, he got banned because he ranked up too quickly. LUL
2022-08-23 15:34
4 replies
Did he restart as silver?
2022-08-23 16:01
never even hit radiant lmao hes washed already in val
2022-08-23 19:39
2 replies
if S1mple played Valo for the half of TenZ's playtime he would make all players who transitioned there come back to cs or retire : D
2022-08-24 14:23
1 reply
He's played since beta, every single season. He actively plays the game. And yet, still can't rank up past immortal. Unlucko!
2022-08-24 21:49
He can't keep getting away with it!
2022-08-23 13:22
1 reply
S1mple doesnt need to proove anything. You're probably not even faceit 10 and still speak like...
2022-08-24 23:38
#55
cyx | 
Germany c0smjn1
u talk about valorant bullshit man!!
2022-08-23 11:57
#61
MoMs | 
United States Virgin Islands zj2
writers made a typo, its s1mp* youtube.com/watch?v=pCI5LAkY1FE
2022-08-23 12:03
1 reply
xddd lol
2022-08-23 13:22
#2
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Poland szuleek
good
2022-08-23 11:14
#3
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North America Sluttysally
#KeepItSimple
2022-08-23 11:14
Oh, that's kinda unexpected since I thought he would be taking a longer break but the GOAT is back in action
2022-08-23 11:14
11 replies
#25
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Europe KiroBullS
couldnt let zywoo take the No.1 spot :(
2022-08-23 11:23
7 replies
#50
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Slovakia arasidd
pretty sure zywoo wont be even top 2 this year
2022-08-23 11:49
6 replies
if Vitality continues to shit the bed at every event he will not even make Top 5...
2022-08-23 11:59
5 replies
He will be top2, apart from their win in dallas c9 (Players) were also not making a lot of good tourney runs, same goes for blameF, stavn and whoever could be in the race for top 2/5. Only broky had loads of success bit his rating is too low. Also i expect zywoo to have a better 2nd half of the year
2022-08-23 12:05
#78
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United Kingdom Jonty04l32
It can only be ZywOo, though. Only others players to put up the same numbers are BlameF, sh1ro, Ax1Le and Broky. NiKo is still NiKo when it comes to statistics, stavn is kind of there and obviously ropz/Twistzz is still doing good work, alongside B1T.
2022-08-23 12:53
3 replies
+1 but electronic >> bit
2022-08-24 11:54
2 replies
Electronic is always insane. :D
2022-08-24 12:38
1 reply
+1
2022-08-25 05:07
#32
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Switzerland nierg
S1mple baited all those other teams making them think they have a chance
2022-08-23 11:28
1 reply
Not only goated in the actual game, but goated in the mental game too
2022-08-23 11:30
#66
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Scotland Ludax
he couldnt stand to see how close it got, had to book the flights asap
2022-08-23 12:13
Huge downgrade for Navi in my books tbh
2022-08-23 11:14
10 replies
LOL
2022-08-23 11:25
Your book must be called "Delusional"
2022-08-23 11:58
4 replies
and he has a whole library filled with that one
2022-08-23 12:03
#98
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North America BoDaddy
Take a joke kid
2022-08-23 14:49
2 replies
Even I was kidding. Can't u take one kiddo?
2022-08-23 15:13
1 reply
+1
2022-08-24 11:55
Well just bc u just started to watch csgo doesnt mean u know everything. LOL. s1mple is the Goat. if you have watched a lot of Navi´s games
2022-08-23 17:27
3 replies
says someone who started watching when s0mple became relevant and hasn't witnessed prime fnatic, prime kenny or guardian good try newfrog
2022-08-23 17:28
2 replies
Well i wittnessed NIP 87-0 Era if that suits u.
2022-08-23 17:33
1 reply
Rekt
2022-08-24 11:55
No Valo then? :D
2022-08-23 11:14
5 replies
Being top1 player in csgo Switchin to valorant Good idea))))))
2022-08-23 15:40
4 replies
I wonder can you be a top 1 in both games at the same time ?
2022-08-24 02:21
3 replies
U can, but from what ive seen on s1mple valorant streams he is kinda average in val
2022-08-24 11:49
2 replies
I didn't watched him play valorant but i'm pretty sure he's way better than bot2k.
2022-08-24 14:16
1 reply
probably same level in val, atleast rn xD
2022-08-24 16:04
#7
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Australia poppyxox
short and sweet
2022-08-23 11:14
#9
NiKo | 
Poland zdb11
nice
2022-08-23 11:14
2022-08-23 11:14
#11
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Sweden Cveta
Goat is back nice to see no excuses for Navi fans as well when faze win
2022-08-23 11:15
2 replies
#99
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North America BoDaddy
Faze and Navi don’t play………….
2022-08-23 14:50
1 reply
#100
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Sweden Cveta
Should have checked seeding face palm
2022-08-23 14:51
Thats by the rules?
2022-08-23 11:15
ratio
2022-08-23 11:15
Downgrade
2022-08-23 11:15
6 replies
#26
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Pakistan Xpicyy
s1mple > krimbo
2022-08-23 11:23
5 replies
currently yes, wait 6 years when s1mple is 30 then krimbo will be better 100%
2022-08-23 14:59
4 replies
#117
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Pakistan Xpicyy
but still Krimbo will never come close to s1mple peak years
2022-08-23 16:00
1 reply
i agree on that of course, still my statement isnt wrong probably :D or krimbo is just a late bloomer and will solo carry BIG to major in 2025 <3
2022-08-23 17:49
"just wait until s1mple is on his deathbed with multiple illness and no vision, then krimbo will be better"
2022-08-24 12:35
1 reply
well by then probably everybody will be better than s1mple
2022-08-24 15:00
#15
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Brazil elpy
who?
2022-08-23 11:15
1 reply
I envy him. But now he is god of cs go.
2022-08-23 11:18
#16
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Poland Astoner55
Nice
2022-08-23 11:16
Poor headtrik
2022-08-23 11:16
7 replies
#35
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Turkey nghtmr_71
Good experience for him also
2022-08-23 11:31
#45
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Headtr1ck did fine tho. I'm not sure what those b1ad3 comments were about.
2022-08-23 11:41
5 replies
Blade was even upset with navi after winning major as he was not happy with how navi played Nuke. Blade is like that hahah
2022-08-23 11:57
1 reply
blade
2022-08-23 12:15
#79
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France Insidium
Its a good thing that he's like that instead of being a yesman
2022-08-23 12:56
1 reply
#92
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Finland HARD4ENCE
Yeah, probably so. A demanding coach is good for the competitive side of things, to push the team forward and do even better.
2022-08-23 13:44
It is not only fragging department, it is also comms, spacing and stuff like that. You say in a clip where blade told sdy to call enemy positions before tilting.
2022-08-23 14:58
Nice
2022-08-23 11:17
#19
vsm | 
Brazil tlszin
Welcome back King Sasha
2022-08-23 11:18
way to ruin headtr1ck's confidence
2022-08-23 11:18
1 reply
He must be satisfied with his performance, he could be 1.40 rated every map and still S1mple would come back
2022-08-23 11:20
Zywoo vs s1mple pagman
2022-08-23 11:21
#saveheadtr1ck
2022-08-23 11:24
1 reply
headtr1ck god
2022-08-23 11:35
Boss.
2022-08-23 11:25
1 reply
#33
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Finland AliSabid
+1
2022-08-23 11:28
#31
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Finland AliSabid
GOAT
2022-08-23 11:28
#36
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Ukraine d3adLY
god is back
2022-08-23 11:31
#40
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Europe monerap
waiting for the goat
2022-08-23 11:35
saturday, the king plays
2022-08-23 11:37
goat is back
2022-08-23 11:39
Welcome back goat
2022-08-23 11:41
sad, no chances for them now
2022-08-23 11:45
#48
mir | 
Russia M31F
-perfecto +headtrick
2022-08-23 11:45
3 replies
#68
arT | 
Asia ke1fu
-sdy +headtrick
2022-08-23 12:15
-perfecto is the dumbest move you can make
2022-08-24 11:57
1 reply
#161
mir | 
Russia M31F
russian have no place in a team whose owner calls for killing all russians
2022-08-24 15:37
#49
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Romania Pecea
no s1mple for u riot! GET GOOD HATERS WHERE?
2022-08-23 11:47
#52
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Netherlands RichHours
OK now G2 can beat them
2022-08-23 11:52
Welcome back OTEC.
2022-08-23 11:56
Ezz for the goat
2022-08-23 11:56
#59
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Ukraine shisee
-sdy +headtr1ck
2022-08-23 11:59
#64
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Estonia Kukkel
Why he plays this game when he achieved everything. Story mode is complete, does CS has good replay value?
2022-08-23 12:08
5 replies
#67
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CIS Cresscent
S1mple unlocked New Game+ mode
2022-08-23 12:14
2 replies
#72
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Estonia Kukkel
Oh, new achievements.. That explains.
2022-08-23 12:20
1 reply
Dlc packs
2022-08-24 11:58
Well there is still Astralis era to overthrow and make his name as the indisputable GOAT
2022-08-23 13:05
1 reply
he already indisputable GOAT, 3 top-1(lets be real it's like last year top-1 race already over), major winner igs winner, few cologne and katowice epl also won all blast finals(2020 and 2021), yep overall astralis member won more, but he won everything and also the only one who have 3 top-1 hltv, also i really doubt that anybody would brake his 2021 perfomance with 1.35 rating overall Yep he can achive more(more majors 4th and 5th top-1) but as of now he is indisputable GOAT
2022-08-23 21:10
thats bullshit, they should be forced to play with bottrick
2022-08-23 12:11
5 replies
#74
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Finland aleksiii
Headtr1ck is better than any bri'ish player in the scene right now
2022-08-23 12:26
4 replies
u havent seen the "ountap" play. hes a lvl 5 faceit british god. avg k/d 0.64 avg kills 13./ avg hs 27%
2022-08-23 13:20
2 replies
So your faceit account?
2022-08-23 15:24
1 reply
nonce
2022-08-23 15:50
+1111111 pretty much rekt him
2022-08-23 13:20
#71
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Nepal Voicon
Sad, that ‘s how Navi losing Blast
2022-08-23 12:20
val didnt work out i guess
2022-08-23 12:25
#75
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Portugal dracø
Imo this is the best case scenario for both na'vi and headtrick. The youngster got to experience a t1 event without it's full presure as there was no elimination match, and na'vi will have their full roster for when it actually counts. Win-win.
2022-08-23 12:27
S0mple
2022-08-23 13:00
The GOAT is back bby
2022-08-23 13:02
#82
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Brazil flytw4tp
bro really said "BIG ANNOUNCEMENT" on IG just to miss a couple of days of BLAST PREMIER? lmao he's desperate for attention
2022-08-23 13:05
1 reply
s1mple missing even a single day of LAN play is indeed a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT..
2022-08-24 02:26
gg navi win the tournament
2022-08-23 13:30
good
2022-08-23 13:30
who cares ? sdy haircut copy dog ! totaly washed up player to be honest ...
2022-08-23 13:38
1 reply
tell me you got owned by s1mple on fpl or lost a huge bet because of s1mple carry without telling me you got owned by s1mple on fpl or lost a huge bet because of s1mple carry.
2022-08-24 12:41
Rip LULtality
2022-08-23 13:47
#94
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Pakistan LoOuU2
Downgrade for Navi , now they are gonna have a tough time in the event
2022-08-23 13:54
#95
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Sweden Akoulad
I thought simple quit????
2022-08-23 14:33
3 replies
He never quit. He sad that he will miss last week games from the start. That is he had to get an apartment and to move in. He never said that he will be away for a long time.
2022-08-23 17:31
2 replies
#128
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Sweden Akoulad
I know, just making fun of the people who said he's done with CS and/or switching to Valorant
2022-08-23 17:48
1 reply
hahah ok :)
2022-08-23 17:56
Bad mood in TS is back
2022-08-23 14:36
i saw his tweets during the matches, can't help himself but be centre of attention, oh well, good luck goat.
2022-08-23 14:39
1 reply
#114
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Europe mistermr
+1, also i think its a dick move to not come and join your team when u know your team wont be disqualified. So u just sit one out and put someone else to travel for couple matches
2022-08-23 15:51
S1mple saving my fantasy
2022-08-23 15:02
1 reply
#152
b1t | 
Argentina Punsha
i could save your fantasy too
2022-08-24 13:36
GOAT is back baby!
2022-08-23 15:07
Who cares
2022-08-23 15:26
Wb s1mple Nice
2022-08-23 15:29
Is it me or did he put on like 20+ kg in a span of 2 years? He looks very unhealthy for a 24 Y.O guy. Hope he's alright.
2022-08-23 15:55
1 reply
its ok, he will be ripped as a gigachad when he realizes that.
2022-08-23 17:19
dev1ce takes leave - still hasn’t returned S1mple goes on a break - back within a week GOAT
2022-08-23 15:58
The king is back !!!
2022-08-23 16:11
headtrick actually is ready for t1 in my opinion. He has been called in to fill the shoes twice now and he hasnt disappointed. Great talent.
2022-08-23 17:20
1 reply
yeah i think he'd be a massive upgrade over sdy, don't know about the roles tho, so i'm not sure how -sdy +headtr1ck would turn out.
2022-08-24 13:25
AMAZING The King is back
2022-08-23 17:28
#131
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Brazil joneszika
finally the goat is back
2022-08-23 18:17
THE GOAT IS BACK YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
2022-08-23 20:05
W
2022-08-23 21:13
#137
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Latvia laiziolas
Who cares Faze up #1
2022-08-24 01:29
Hallelujah!
2022-08-24 02:25
why does simple have so many haters, he's undisputedly the best cs player, god tier awp and rifle, where these braindead unjustifiable takes coming from, they russians who are butt hurt cause they're losing to ukraine? ppl he destroyed on faceit? i dont get it, literal best player in cs history and there's straight clown takes toward him, some serious salt in these comments coming from somewhere
2022-08-24 05:39
1 reply
It’s hltv, the average iq here is below room temperature. And also the greatest always have many haters.
2022-08-24 15:02
#153
b1t | 
Argentina Punsha
The GOAT THROAT BACK!!!!!!!
2022-08-24 13:38
YEAH BABY
2022-08-24 14:10
#163
jks | 
Czech Republic sGreeN
The king is back
2022-08-24 18:03
hfhf
2022-08-27 02:57
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