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s1mple tries Fortnite Battle Royale for first time with hilarious results

Published: 26/May/2019 10:35 Updated: 26/May/2019 16:31

by Joe Craven

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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.

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.

HLTVS1mple is arguably the best CS:GO player in the world.

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.”

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.

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S1mple & dev1ce hit out at Twitch and YouTube over CSGO scam streams

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:30

by Marco Rizzo

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Professional CSGO players Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev and Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz have spoken out on the lack of measures against fake skin giveaway scammers on Twitch and Youtube. 

Scammers of CSGO personalities such as Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek, s1mple and dev1ce have been roaming around streaming platforms with little consequence for a while. The problem reached new heights in late 2019, when s1mple initially started to comment on the situation.

The issue of fake streams has started to resurface again, and unsuspecting fans are being cheated out of their Steam inventories. 

On October 27, the Ukrainian shared an email from a fan expressing their disappointment in having his CSGO inventory stolen after falling prey to a scammer impersonating s1mple on Twitch.

Astralis player Nicolai ‘dev1ce’ Reedtz also voiced his unhappiness with the lack of action from Youtube, referencing his own problems with impersonators on the Google platform. 

The way these scammers operate is relatively straight-foward: they create an account pretending to be a famous personality or pro player and use old footage to simulate a live stream. They will then provide links to websites claiming to give free prizes, instead they ask for login details and sometimes more. Richard Lewis has previously covered the issue on Dexerto. 

S1mple has pointed this issue out multiple times over the last eight months, however it seems that Twitch is unable or unwilling to deal with the growing problem on their platform. 

Just a couple of days ago, fake streams of shroud and s1mple appeared on the Amazon-owned platform with upwards of 20,000 viewers. These fake streams took over the CSGO section of twitch, claiming a higher percentage of viewers than the regional final of a major CS tournament. 

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CS:GO streams are popular targets, claiming to give away ‘free skins’.

While those accounts were eventually deleted, new ones have already taken their place. Twitch and Youtube have so far, failed to keep up with the problem of fake streams and this poses a risk to its users, with today’s one being the most recent example.