s1mple tries Fortnite Battle Royale for first time with hilarious results

Joe Craven. Last updated: May 26, 2019
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Professional CS:GO player Oleksandr s1mple Kostyliev, branched out his gaming skills into the immensely popular Fortnite Battle Royale, while streaming on May 25.

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Ukrainian s1mple is generally considered one of the best CS:GO players in the world, currently playing as an AWPer for Natus Vincere. He has amassed prize money of nearly half a million dollars over his career, starring for a number of outstanding rosters over his 6 years as a professional.  

Like many esports professionals, s1mple also runs an immensely popular Twitch channel, with over 780,000 followers on the platform. While live on May 25, s1mple decided he was going to branch out and play some Fortnite Battle Royale, much to his chat’s amusement.

S1mple is arguably the best CS:GO player in the world.
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Kostyliev clearly had a lot of faith in his abilities, claiming that if he put a lot of time into the game, he would be the best player in the world. While admittedly a bold claim, other streamers, like Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, have proven how CS:GO players can seamlessly transition into other games.

“Okay, guys, Fortnite? You want me to play Fortnite?” He asked his viewers, “I have never tried [to] play Fortnite. But if I try, and if I play more and more, I’ll be the best player in Fortnite.”

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The CS:GO superstar went into Playground mode to start with, trying to work out the game’s integral building mechanisms, much to his viewer’s delight, who are clearly not used to watching such a talented gamer struggling.

After this, s1mple quickly jumped into some squads, and showed he was adept at Epic Games’ battle royale, amassing a few victories in his time. 

He even mentioned professional player Turner ‘Tfue’ Tenney after a win.

S1mple appeared to enjoy his time on Fortnite Battle Royale, as the talented Ukrainian demonstrated showing his natural ability at a number of video games.

However, he clearly still needs a lot of work on his building techniques if he is to conquer competitive play in the battle royale title, like he has CS:GO.