Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev recently called out Paweł "byali" Bielinski while streaming CS:GO on Twitch after some alleged remarks made by the former Virtus.pro legend. On 10 February, the 23-year-old Ukrainian star addressed allegations of byali leaving an FPL (FACEIT Pro League) match search when he saw s1mple joining the matchmaking queue and also called him a “toxic bot”. Responding to this on his Twitch stream, s1mple said that he does not understand Polish but if byali was actually trash-talking about him then he does not want to “comment anything about trash players” and waste his “energy and time” on them.
Byali calls s1mple “toxic bot”
This controversy started on 9 Feb after someone shared a Twitch clip from byali’s stream on the HLTV forum. The translation of the Polish clip stated that byali did not want to play FPL with s1mple and called him a “toxic bot”. This topic blew up and caught byali’s attention who then tweeted about the same asking the community to stop.
But it seemed like the damage had been done because soon after Twitch handed byali his first ban from the platform, suspending his account for a period of 7 days. It is unclear why this happened and no official update on it has been given by any of the parties involved. However, it is highly unlikely that it had anything to do with the comment about s1mple.
S1mple responds to byali
S1mple did not take this lightly and on his own Twitch stream responded to the byali situation by saying that “Actually I do not understand Polish but it feels like he is scared to play against me, you know. Otherwise, if he is actually saying some shit about me, I don’t want to respond to any trash players. I don’t want to spend my energy and time on them.”
It surely takes a lot of courage and confidence to call a CS:GO legend “trash player”, especially if he has won a CS:GO Major. But this might not be applicable for one of the best CS:GO players in the world who continued his rant by saying that,
“I wish him good luck. I hope he will practise against other players, not me because I am actually trash. I don’t deserve to play against him or with him in the same team, with a Major winner.”
The matter seems to have settled down now as byali has not responded to s1mple so far, but the fans are still going at it with the most common point of discussion being the difference of Major trophy wins between the two players.