Despite that, the lack of success has never detracted from his own skill. That was on full display during his May 31 stream as he decided to drop his new interest in Fortnite Battle Royale and return to the virtual battlegrounds of Counter-Strike.
Playing in a matchmaking game of Dust 2, the Na’Vi star and his teammates found themselves in a first-half deficit as they took on the mantle of the counter-terrorist side. Reacting to the B rush, s1mple located himself in the window position with his trusty AWP.
As the Terrorist team came streaming out of the tunnels, the professional immediately gunned two down with one bullet before backing out and protecting himself from a hailstorm of bullets. He peeked back into the site with a USP in-hand, picking off a third player with the help of a teammate.
He would remain with the USP to clean up his ace - taking down a fourth player who was pushing him to the right. With the clean round in sight, s1mple picked up his final kill a crisp, clean headshot of the final player who had tried their best to hide behind the destroyed car.
Even though it wasn’t the high-level competitive game that s1mple is used to playing, his full array of talent was on show as he propelled his teammates to a 16-12 victory.
As ever, the Ukrainian finished as the top fragger with 37 kills. His Na’Vi teammates will be hoping he continues his fine form despite their recent roster change - as Kirill 'Boombl4' Mikhailov replaced Ioann 'Edward' Sukhariev.
However, the new look CIS squad will have to wait until July 2 before they can jump into LAN action as they travel to ESL One Cologne.