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Player Information
Олександр Костильєв
Romanized Name:
Oleksandr Kostyliev
October 2, 1997 (1997-10-02) (age 21)
Years Active (Player):
2013 – Present
Approx. Total Winnings:
Alternate IDs:
s1, simple
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
2013-??-?? – 2014-??-??
2014-02-12 – 2014-04-13
2014-04-14 – 2014-04-29
2014-04-29 – 2014-??-??
2014-??-?? – 2014-09-09
2014-09-18 – 2015-01-14
2015-01-15 – 2015-02-01
2015-07-20 – 2015-07-26
2015-07-26 – 2015-08-25
2015-08-25 – 2015-09-10
2015-09-13 – 2015-10-22
HellRaisers (Stand-in)
2015-02-01 – 2015-10-23
2015-12-?? – 2015-12-??
FlipSid3 Tactics (Stand-in)
2016-05-08 – 2016-06-06
2016-01-02 – 2016-08-04
2016-08-04 – Present

Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev (born October 2, 1997) is an Ukrainian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player. He currently plays for Natus Vincere as an AWPer.

Professional career[edit]

Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev is known to be one of the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players in the world. Despite being first known as a paramount rifler, he began to showcase his amazing potential with the sniper rifles in Amazing Gaming and HellRaisers.

Having started his career in the game in 2013 with Ukrainian team LAN DODGERS, he was discovered in early 2014 after his impressive showings online especially on StarSeries IX for team Courage Gaming. Due to internal issues, however, Kostlyev parted company with the ex-Courage squad and returned to the DODGERS team that later became Amazing Gaming.

In mid-September 2014, s1mple saw his career elevate to a new height as he signed for team HellRaisers, joining stars like Dosia and markeloff.[1] In his time in HR, his first international achievement happened at DreamHack Winter 2014, beating fnatic in the group stage 16-14, which led to surprising win of the whole group. Their DHW run ended in the quarter-finals as they were dominantly beaten by Ninjas in Pyjamas, losing the series 2-0.

HellRaisers parted ways with s1mple about two months later, with the main reason for the decision being s1mple's ban from ESL tournaments (a notably harsh blow to his potential due to two majors organized by ESL in 2015). His ban has finally expired on February 1, 2016.

s1mple then joined the predominantly Ukrainian Flipsid3 Tactics team. Due to his aforementioned ESL ban, players like DavCost and CyberFocus were often seen standing-in for him in events managed by ESL. He left the squad on July 17, 2015 following internal problems, and later announced that he would be going inactive for the time being. However, he took a sudden U-turn to this decision only a few days later as it was announced that he would join the revamped roster of Evolution, which later rebranded to Evolution.Dark. His Evolution.Dark story didn't last long as Evolution released whole "Dark" squad after a month. However, the players would keep playing together under name of Worst Players.

Just a few weeks later, it was announced that s1mple was going to stand-in for his former team, HellRaisers, which had been looking for the fifth player after the surprising departure of Dosia.[2] Two weeks later HellRaisers attended DreamHack Stockholm 2015, which was a qualifier for upcoming Major, DreamHack Cluj Napoca 2015. The team failed to qualify despite being a big favorite for a Major spot, as they lost to Titan eSports 1:2 in the winners match, and then were upset by Vexed Gaming losing 1:2, which they had defeated just a day before 2:0.

s1mple became good friends with Hiko while Hiko was playing as a stand in for Flipsid3 Tactics, who would later go on to recruit him to Team Liquid, sacrificing his university course in the process. Team Liquid, with s1mple and Hiko would go on to make it to the semi-finals of MLG Major Championship: Columbus. At the same major, s1mple was chosen for the NA vs EU All-Star Game on the NA side which would go on to win the match in overtime. s1mple was awarded the All-Star MVP.

In August 2016, he joined the Ukrainian team Natus Vincere, replacing Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko. At first everything was not so smooth. After a series of failures, there was a victory at ESL One New York 2016, but this was the last big victory of this roster. After long reshuffles, the team was able to find the strength in itself, and take the second line of the HLTV rating. Then came such great victories as StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 5, CS:GO Asia Championships 2018, ESL One: Cologne 2018 and other. At the moment s1mple is one of the best players in the world, many people call him the best.

Gear and Settings[edit]

Mouse settings [3][4] (list of)
Mouse Effective DPI cm/360 in/360 DPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Zoom sens. Raw input? Polling rate
HyperX Pulse FPS Pro 1236 33.6 13.2 400 3.09 6/11 1 On 1000 Hz
Last updated on 2018-06-07 (166 days ago).
Hardware [5][3]
Mouse Mousepad
HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pto HyperX Fury S Pro (Navi Edition)
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
ZOWIE by BenQ XL2546 240 Hz 1280×960 Stretched
Keyboard Headset
HyperX Alloy Elite RGB HyperX Cloud II (Red)
Last updated on 2018-05-07 (197 days ago).
Crosshair settings [6] (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
4 1 1 1 -2 No No (0) Green (1) 255
Last updated on 2018-11-12 (8 days ago).
Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.
cl_crosshairalpha 255; cl_crosshaircolor 1; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap -2; cl_crosshairsize 1; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 1; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;

Career Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2018-11-03 A11st A2Major BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen 2018 2 : 0 $125,000
2018-10-28 A22nd A1Premier EPICENTER 2018 0 : 2 $75,000
2018-09-23 A22nd A1Premier FACEIT Major: London 2018 0 : 2 $150,000
2018-07-28 A33rd - 4th A1Premier ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier 2018 0 : 2 $80,000
2018-07-08 A11st A1Premier ESL One: Cologne 2018 3 : 1 $125,000
2018-06-18 A11st A2Major CS:GO Asia Championships 2018 2 : 1 $150,000
2018-06-03 A11st A1Premier StarSeries & i-League CS:GO Season 5 2 : 0 $125,000
2017-12-03 A11st A2Major DreamHack Open Winter 2017 2 : 0 $50,000
2016-10-02 A11st A1Premier ESL One: New York 2016 2 : 1 $125,000
2016-07-10 A22nd A1Premier ESL One: Cologne 2016 0 : 2 $150,000
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament











  1. Official: HellRaisers add s1mple, HLTV.org
  2. s1mple steps in for HellRaisers, HLTV.org
  3. 3.0 3.1 Moobot commands
  4. Info box
  5. [1]
  6. s1mple stream
  7. 7.0 7.1 "ELEAGUE - Player Profile - s1mple - Natus Vincere". ELEAGUE. 2017-01-11.
  8. "ESL One Cologne 2016: s1mple vs. fnatic". HLTV.org. 2016-07-10.
  9. s1mple (2016-10-07). "Thank you my brother for this gift". Twitter.
  10. Tom East (2016-12-28). "s1mple is your eSports Player of the Year". Red Bull.
  11. {{cite web|url=http://https://twitter.com/FACEIT/status/954035666110828549%7Cdate=2018-01-18%7C
  12. Zvonimir "Professeur" Burazin (2017-01-11). "Top 20 players of 2016: s1mple (4)". HLTV.org.
  13. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-01-11). "Top 20 players of 2017: s1mple (8)". HLTV.org.
  14. Duncan "Thorin" Shields (2018-01-01). "Thorin's Top 10 CS:GO Players of 2017". Dot Esports.
  15. Michal "stich" Malachowski (2016-10-03). "s1mple: "I was calling with seized"". HLTV.org.
  16. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2017-12-03). "s1mple claims DH Winter MVP award". HLTV.org.
  17. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-02-26). "s1mple wins StarSeries MVP award". HLTV.org.
  18. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-04-22). "s1mple claims DH Marseille MVP award". HLTV.org.
  19. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-06-03). "s1mple claims StarSeries S5 MVP award". HLTV.org.
  20. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-06-18). "s1mple secures CS:GO Asia Championships MVP". HLTV.org.
  21. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-07-09). "s1mple wins ESL One Cologne MVP award". HLTV.org.
  22. Luis "MIRAA" Mira (2018-11-03). "s1mple secures BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen MVP award". HLTV.org.