Esports historian Duncan "Thorin" Shields called out unnamed veteran Natus Vincere players for hindering Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev’s growth during the start of his prime. He feels that they boughed him down and did not let him utilise his skills to the maximum as he goes on to say that “The veterans of Na'Vi pissing away the start of s1mple's prime is disgusting.”
Thorin Slams Unnamed Na’Vi Veterans
Having called out former Na’Vi players for wasting the early days of a brilliant player like s1mple, Thorin went on to criticise the public as well who “propped them up for so long to believe the lie they were still who they used to be.”
He went on to name the former in-game leader of Na’Vi Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko as well saying that no one has any idea why he has called out Zeus multiple times in the past as well for similar reasons, indirectly pointing out that he had a big role to play when it comes to running s1mple’s start in Na’Vi.
Regarded as one of the best CS:GO players in the world s1mple has everything to show for how skilled he is at the game except for the coveted CS:GO Major trophy which has evaded him twice in 2016 and 2018 on two different teams with two different lineups.
Proficient with both the AWP and the rifle s1mple joined Na’Vi back in September 2016 and has stuck around since then as the constant star player for the team as others came and went. In his time with the team, s1mple has played with the following players:
- Ladislav "GuardiaN" Kovacs
- Denis "seized" Kostin
- Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko
- Ioann "Edward" Sukhariev
S1mple who had impressed a lot of organizations during his time at Liquid had been grabbed by Na’Vi which has turned out to be one of the best signings for the organization in its history. But not so great for the Ukrainian himself who was playing amidst a group of players who were well past their prime.
He has reached the finals of the Majors twice, once with Liquid and once with Na’Vi but has never managed to win any as he continues to fight on trying to win one. Na’Vi is a stronger team now when compared to last year but are still super unstable.