S1mple’s CSGO settings: Config, resolution, viewmodel, DPI, sensitivity & more

Calum Patterson
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João Ferreira/Dexerto

Ukrainian CS:GO legend Aleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev reigns supreme as the undisputed GOAT of Counter-Strike. So, naturally, you might be inclined to copy some of s1mple’s settings, to get every possible advantage from his mouse settings, resolution and viewmodel.

With so many settings to tinker with in CS:GO, and so many different ways to play, there are no ‘correct’ settings. It all comes down to preference. However, if these settings are good enough for the best player in the world, they should work well for anyone.

Before getting into s1mple’s CS:GO settings in full, it’s worth noting that he is an AWPer primarily, which can sometimes have settings less suitable to a rifler. Further, the distance you sit from your monitor, and whether you aim with arm or wrist, can be major factors in which settings will work best for you.

s1mple’s settings for CS:GO


s1mple’s mouse settings

S1mple uses a Logitech G Pro X Superlight mouse, with 400 DPI and 3.09 sensitivity. Compared to many pros, this is a fairly high sensitivity, but as an AWPer, this allows s1mple to get those quick flicks.

Setting Value
DPI 400
Sensitivity 3.09
Zoom Sensitivity 1.00
eDPI 1236
Hz 1000
Windows Sensitivity 6
Raw Input On
Mouse acceleration Off

s1mple’s Crosshair

s1mple uses a pretty small crosshair, and also has it set to spread when shooting – something not common among most top players.

s1mple's crosshair in CSGO
Twitch: s1mple
s1mple uses a small crosshair, dynamic when shooting.

The easiest way to copy s1mple’s exact crosshair is to copy these settings into the console. Here’s how to open the CS:GO console.

s1mple’s monitor and resolution

When playing at home, s1mple uses a BENQ XL2546K monitor, which boasts a rapid 240hz refresh rate.

Like all of his NAVI teammates, s1mple plays on a stretched res. While this isn’t for everyone, it has the benefit of making player models appear wider. They’ll also move faster across your screen though, and reduce your field of view significantly.

Setting Value
Resolution 1280×960
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Scaling Stretched
Refresh Rate 240hz
Display mode Fullscreen
Brightness 130%

Video settings

S1mple keeps his settings low to get the maximum FPS. There are some exceptions though, such as MSAA, which is high to make the game look smoother on the low res.

Setting Value
Global Shadow Quality Very Low
Model & Textures Low
Texture Streaming Disabled
Effect Detail Low
Shader Detail Low
Boost Player Contrast Disabled
Multicore Rendering Enabled
FXAA Disabled
Texture Filtering Mode Bilinear
Wait for V-Sync Disabled
Triple Monitor Mode Disabled
Use Uber Shaders Enabled
Motion Blur Disabled


In CS:GO, the viewmodel settings will determine the position and movement of your hands, knife and weapons on the screen.

Again, the easiest way to copy s1mple’s exact viewmodel is by copying the following commands into the console.

s1mple’s equipment

Equipment s1mple
Mouse Logitech G Pro X Superlight
Monitor BENQ XL2546K
Keyboard Logitech G915 TKL
Headset Logitech G Pro X

Launch Options

These launch options settings are applied in your Steam library, in CS:GO’s properties tab. Simply copy and paste these launch options to match s1mple’s:

-freq 240 -console -novid -tickrate 128

s1mple’s CS:GO config

If you want to copy all of s1mple’s settings, including his keybinds and more, you can do so by downloading his config.

You can download s1mple’s config here.

To apply the config, you’ll need to take the .cfg file and add it to your Counter-Strike: Global Offensive folder. This is usually located in Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg.