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 in 2023
- Mouse settings
- Monitor & Resolution
- Video settings
- Launch options
- s1mple cfg
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.
s1mple has changed his crosshair from a dynamic one (which expanded when shooting) to a very small, dot-style crosshair. This crosshair has a gap of -2, meaning it appears as a solid dot on screen.
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.
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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.
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.
|Global Shadow Quality||Very Low|
|Model & Textures||Low|
|Boost Player Contrast||Disabled|
|Texture Filtering Mode||Bilinear|
|Wait for V-Sync||Disabled|
|Triple Monitor Mode||Disabled|
|Use Uber Shaders||Enabled|
In CS:GO, the viewmodel settings will determine the position and movement of your hands, knife and weapons on the screen.
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Again, the easiest way to copy s1mple’s exact viewmodel is by copying the following commands into the console.
|Mouse||Logitech G Pro X Superlight|
|Keyboard||Logitech G915 TKL|
|Headset||Logitech G Pro X|
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.