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.
Just imagine to become best Esport player in fighting game, congrats @SonicFox5000 But CSGO is team game, there is more things to practice individually and with a team, this game is more harder and interesting— Sasha (@s1mpleO) December 7, 2018
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.
I think you don't understand he has won titles in multiple games. You for example have only won in CS GO.— Nemi (@LifeOfNemiii) December 7, 2018
i play like 5 games!!!— FOX | SonicFox @ TGA (@SonicFox5000) December 7, 2018
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.
If any CSGO player thinks fighting games are easy I’ll accept any money match from anyone in the FPS community (CSGO community primarily) $1000 minimum in mk11, I’ll give you a month prep time after launch.— PXP | A F0xy Grampa (@AF0xyGrampa) December 7, 2018
Any takers? The offer is real
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.
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