The Ukrainian star Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev who is widely accepted as the best CS:GO player in the world has time and again proved why this is so. Along the way, he has inspired a whole generation of Counter-Strike players who look up to him and draw inspiration from his relentless pursuit of being the best. The fact that he was the most viewed player on Liquipedia between the period of 1st January 2020 to 30th June 2020 is proof enough to show his popularity amongst the Counter-Strike community and beyond.
Liquipedia is the one-stop-shop for all major esports titles including Counter-Strike. It is similar to Wikipedia in many ways, focussed towards everything esports which comprises of information on teams, players, organizations, tournaments, organizers, and more. It is where every esports enthusiast goes to find information on anything and everything, so it is definitely a big thing to be the most viewed player on the platform.
Though the data in itself is not surprising at all considering how popular s1mple is both in and out of the competitive circuit. The statistics would have been more exciting if the exact numbers were also disclosed publicly, that would have given everyone a better insight as to how big of a difference is there between the profiles of the players included in the list.
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Till date, s1mple can be seen grinding matches on FACEIT Pro League and is, in fact, one of the most common face one can come across in the FPL circuit. He believes in the mantra that one should never stop working on improving their game, and that is one of the reasons why s1mple never walks away from the game for a long period of time.
Other surprising personalities who were on the list were retired CS:GO players like Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom and Braxton "swag" Pierce, probably due to their recent VALORANT associations.