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S1mple Argues with Fans after Facing Public Backlash due to Navi's Elimination from Road to Rio-CIS

Aditya Singh Rawat
11th May, 2020

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  • S1mple faces public backlash after Na'Vi gets eliminated from ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS.

  • The star player engages in arguments with some fans as they hurl abuses towards him and the organization.

  • A few users suggest s1mple to ignore the haters, while some others take his side and support him.

It was unfortunate to see Na’Vi get eliminated from ESL One: Road to Rio - CIS after facing a ‘2-0’ defeat against Hard Legion in a do-or-die match yesterday, which led to some fans turning against Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev as they expressed their disappointment with the team.


After the defeat, s1mple took to Twitter to bid farewell to Road to Rio as Na’Vi reached an end to their journey, only to face angry replies from the fans as they abused both him and the organization.

One such instance witnessed s1mple engage in an argument with a fan, having taken enough heat from the public.

[Also Read: S1mple Responds to Dimasick's Accusations on the High Ping Controversy]

But luckily the back-and-forth did not go on for long as another fan came in between, requesting s1mple to not react to the haters.

imageUser Requesting S1mple To Not Engage With The Haters

But users were quick to notice this uproar from s1mple’s side, calling him out for both his unprofessional behaviour and the failure to not keep his language in check.

imageUser Calling Out S1mple For Unprofessional Behavior


Luckily not everyone was against the star player as few users showed their support by, encouraging the player to ignore the haters, defending the remarks made by him, and wishing him luck for the upcoming qualifiers.


The top-rated Ukrainian organization after a decent start to the group stage faltered against Syman Gaming, in a surprising upset which led to the uncomfortable situation against Hard Legion. Na’Vi was not in their best form on the final day, as they tried to take the series onto the third map but failed to do so, placing fourth in their group overall and getting eliminated from the tournament.

The playoffs are set to start on 13th May with Team Spirit, Winstrike Team, Nemiga Gaming, Hard Legion Esports, Virtus.pro, and Syman Gaming qualifying for this round through the group stage.

[Also Read: S1mple Requests ESL to not use 'Fake Phrases' During Official Broadcast]

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Aditya Singh Rawat is the in-house CS:GO editor at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.