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How s1mple went from toxic talent to CSGO’s GOAT

Published: 21/Sep/2020 12:49

by Shane King


One of the most defining traits of players on the top of CS:GO is the ability, and willingness to do whatever is needed in order for his team to win. But like in the case of s1mple, sometimes, that doesn’t look exactly as you would expect.

For Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev, that rise has come alongside a battle with demons – both internally and externally. The Ukrainian AWPer has never lacked for talent and work ethic but his own anger has often been limiting his chances at the top level and has built up some notoriety for himself.


Now regarded by many as the greatest CS:GO player of all time, despite never winning an elusive major, s1mple’s maturity from toxic youngster to a model teammate is almost as impressive as his ability to rack up frags.

This is the story of s1mple’s journey from being known as one of the most toxic players on the server to what many regard as the greatest player to touch CS:GO.


US Army National Guard CSGO Community Nights: How to enter & compete

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:38 Updated: 13/Oct/2020 18:47

by Calum Patterson


The US Army National Guard are running a series of CS:GO Community Nights and tournaments, all the way until December, with prizes up for grabs. Here’s how to get involved.

Starting in October, the community nights will offer up 30,000 points, which can be redeemed for prizes.


For the duration of the three-month-long series, players can also register their teams for bi-weekly tournaments, which will be held on the National Guard’s organizer page.

So, if you want to compete in CS:GO, participate in the community nights, and earn some prizes along the way, here’s everything you need to know.


How to register for National Guard Community Nights

First, you’ll need to be a United States resident to participate. Make sure you are registered here, and then you can sign up for each event.

Every player will begin with 1000 points, and be awarded 10 points for a win, or be deducted 10 points for a loss. The player with the most points will walk away with 10,000 points, 2nd and 3rd get 5,000, and 4th through 7th 2,500 each.

Links for all the upcoming community nights can be found below. Each night will begin at 12pm PT / 3pm EST.






For the bi-weekly tournaments, starting on October 18, players will be ranked on their wins/losses throughout this period. The top players will proceed to the next stage of the tournament and will be rewarded with Points, from a pool of 30,000.


To make things interesting though, Missions will be in-play for all matches, as a way to earn extra points. For example, actions such as getting headshots, clutches, bomb defuses, nade kills and more will be rewarded.


You will be set a mission challenge, for example, get 3 clutches, and succeeding will earn points.