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CS:GO pro stirs up controversy by claiming fighting games are easier than FPS games

by Bill Cooney

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After Dominique "SonicFox" McLean was named Best Esports Player of the Year at the 2018 Video Game Awards, CS:GO pro Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev ignited a firestorm by claiming first person shooters were more difficult than fighting games.

SonicFox surprised everyone at the Video Game Awards on December 6 when he ended up winning Best Esports Player of the Year.

Most people were excited for the athlete, and for fighting games in general, but some, like s1mple, thought competitors in first person shooter were more deserving of the award because the games are more difficult.


After congratulating SonicFox on the win, s1mple wrote in the same tweet that “CSGO is team game, there is more things to practice individually and with a team, this game is more harder and interesting.”

This obviously didn’t go over well with a number of people, some, including SonicFox himself, pointed out that he has won tournaments in multiple fighting games this year.


Pro fighting games player Denom ‘A F0xy Grampa’ Jones saw s1mple’s tweet and decided to respond with a challenge of his own to FPS players.

For his part, s1mple did respond after learning that SonicFox competes in five different titles to say he thought the athlete did deserve the award.