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S1mple continues to break his own impressive CS:GO stats streak

Published: 22/Apr/2019 11:53 Updated: 7/Apr/2020 12:47

by Connor Bennett

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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive superstar Aleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev is currently on his way to securing a record-breaking year of performances despite not winning as many titles as he may have deserved.  

S1mple secures #1 status

The Ukrainian star was given the honor of being named as the #1 player in the world for the 2018 season despite his Natus Vincere team falling well behind the dominant Astralis.

S1mple’s brilliant form has already transitioned into 2019, helping carry NaVi to a third-place finish at IEM Katowice and a win at StarSeries i-League Season 7. Yet, the most impressive thing about his current run might just be his ability to sustain the individual brilliance.

StarLadders1mple helped NaVi secure the StarSeries title in Shanghai

S1mple continues to break his own records

With a ton of time still left to go in the 2019 season, s1mple is riding high on a 29 map streak of a 1+ rating from HLTV. HLTV’s 1.0 rating combines a number of different stats to formulate a score for a player’s performance, with 1.0 being the average that a player can fall below or jump above.

The stats become even more mind-bogglingly awesome when you realize that s1mple has been able to extend the run-on-year. In 2016, he went 16 maps with a +1 before jumping up to 24 consecutive maps in 2017. He beat his own record in 2018, marching to 28 maps with a positive rating.

As impressive as they are, however, he still some way to go to achieving the eclipsing the overall record of 53 set by legendary Ninjas in Pyjamas pro Patrik ‘f0rest’ Lindberg.

Screengrab from HLTVS1mple’s run spans over a number of different CS:GO events – including the IEM Katowice Major.
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Can s1mple dethrone Astralis?

Despite all the stunning personal stats and highlight plays, s1mple won’t be able to lift NaVi to titles and success all by himself – even if that might seem like the team’s gameplan every now and again.  

The superstar has already revealed how the organization is shaking things up by adding even more structure to the team with the introduction of a dietologist and psychologist. 

However, they will probably need a bit more than that to be consistently challenging Astralis at the very top of the CS:GO food chain.

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S1mple banned again on Twitch for fourth time over “aggression”

Published: 30/Oct/2020 22:28

by Bill Cooney

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CS:GO star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev has apparently been banned again on Twitch, for his fourth time in total on the platform.

The Ukrainian is the star of Natus Vincere’s CSGO squad and generally considered one of the best CS:GO players in the entire world, but even that isn’t enough to save you from the wrath of Twitch mods.

S1mple is no stranger to temporary bans from the site, and it seems he added to his tally again on Oct. 30, with his channel being taken offline out of nowhere.

It seems that like in the past, the pro has once again been banned for using a slur while streaming, but this latest episode isn’t quite like the others.

Shortly after news of the ban dropped, s1mple Tweeted that he was banned for using a Russian slur, but he claims he only said it because he was upset with another player for saying it on his stream.

“It’s funny that I get banned for aggression towards a person that says the word “Pidor” and specifically tries to ban me on the platform,” he wrote. “I try to condemn him for this and say the forbidden word because I have a negative attitude towards it (because of rules).”

While s1mple filled fans in on why he was banned, he didn’t mention how long he would be off of the platform for. Looking at his past infractions though, and it’s safe to say he’s probably looking at a 7-day break, at the very least.

The site has been known to ban repeat offenders for longer if they continue to get in hot water for the same thing, but considering how big of a name s1mple is and the circumstances surrounding this particular incident, it’s hard to say.

A good number of his fans noted that Twitch was quick to ban the Na’Vi pro after he slipped up, but still haven’t taken action against any one of the countless channels that rebroadcast s1mple’s streams to try and steal viewers.

Still, the pro doesn’t seem so much bothered by the ban as he does annoyed, which makes sense because he doesn’t really need to stream so to speak, considering all the money he’s made playing CS:GO professionally. That doesn’t really help his fans though, who will have to find someone else to watch while they wait for his return.