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S1mple explains why some CS:GO pros will never be consistent

Published: 17/Jun/2019 10:32 Updated: 17/Jun/2019 10:54

by Connor Bennett


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive star Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev has revealed why he believes fellow professionals are not improving despite, even after piling time into practice.

The Natus Vincere superstar, who is arguably the best player in the world, may not have the recent tournament success to back up his own skills, but there’s no doubt that he dedicates himself to trying to improve rather than just playing for the sake of playing.

Like the majority of top players, s1mple commits himself to practice through hours upon hours of playing CS:GO. Yet, not all of them have matched his ability to get better through playing seriously.

ELEAGUES1mple has risen to the top of the CS:GO mountain with his insane ability.

During his June 14 stream, the Ukrainian had been dabbling in games of FACEIT Pro League alongside a number of fellow pros when viewers questioned his decision to not select upcoming talent ‘D0cC’ for his team. S1mple explained that he wanted players who played the game the right way and not “stupid” in highly intense rounds.

“If you’re going to play really stupid in these rounds, then what? Why are you even playing FPL, why you play CS?,” stated S1mple. “Even if FPL, Matchmaking, FACEIT or whatever is for fun you always need to play your hundred percent level.”

He continued: “How do you want to be consistent in official games if you don’t know or if you can’t be consistent in any other matches? I don’t understand the question ‘how to be consistent’. Just play at your max level every time.”

Will anyone take s1mple’s advice on board?

Considering s1mple has seemingly god-given talent to be one of the premier CS:GO professionals around, it’s pretty easy for him to say that you should just play 100% at all times. However, he practices what he preaches and even takes games with his non-pro friends as serious as he would an on-stage match for Natus Vincere.

It remains to be seen if any other top-level players take his advice on board and look to propel themselves even further. After all, better competition means that everybody has to raise their own game and s1mple could very well take his skills to the next level as he goes in search of that elusive Major win.


Liazz reportedly joining Gen.G after 100 Thieves CSGO split

Published: 22/Oct/2020 1:45 Updated: 22/Oct/2020 2:11

by Andrew Amos


The former members of 100 Thieves are some of CS:GO’s hottest free agents right now, and Gen.G might have snagged themselves one. Jay ‘Liazz’ Tregillgas is reportedly set to join the North America team, filling in for one of Damian ‘daps’ Steele and Sam ‘s0m’ Oh.

The brakes were pulled on Gen.G’s CS:GO project after the departure of IGL daps and rising star s0m. The duo moved to Valorant, becoming the first two core members of NRG. However, not all hope is lost for the up-and-coming squad.

With 100 Thieves pulling out of CS:GO, most of the highly sought after Aussie core is up for grabs. Gen.G might have just snapped up one of the best prospects.

Liazz is set to join Gen.G CS:GO as their newest member, according to reports from DBLTAP. The 23-year-old Australian was hitting a purple patch just as 100 Thieves dropped his roster on their way out of the title.

Liazz joined the 100 Thieves core back in September 2018, when it was still known as Renegades. He was known as one of the best riflers in Australia, having led the Order squad to the top of Australian CS:GO before going international.

On 100 Thieves, things weren’t as smooth sailing. While it started off well with a second-place at IEM Beijing 2019, and ended well with another runner-up spot at ESL Pro League Season 12 NA, the middle section was patchy.

The core hasn’t won a title since the Katowice Asia Minor back in January 2019, often placing behind the likes of Furia, Team Liquid, and Evil Geniuses in North America.

Gen.G have shown a lot of promise, although this has waned with the departure of s0m and daps. While the team got off to a blistering start by winning DreamHack Open Anaheim and the ESL One Road to Rio, they’ve fallen off recently.

Liazz playing for Renegades at StarLadder Season 6
Liazz was a part of the Renegades-100 Thieves core for two years.

Playing with Danny ‘cxzi’ Strzelczyk as a stand-in, they finished ESL Pro League Season 12 NA in 5-6th. The roster shuffle is going to affect their RMR points too, given daps and s0m were on the team during the first qualifiers.

Gen.G is yet to make a public statement on the reports. Liazz also has yet to publicly comment. We will update you as more information arises.