CS:GO Pro S1mple Donates More Than $33,000 to Ukrainian Army
The GOAT of CS:GO supports his country in the need of the hour!
Ukrainian star CS:GO player, Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, has been vocal about his support towards Ukraine by calling for peace and raising his voice in favour of the 'No War' campaign.
Following his heartfelt speech urging peace to the entire esports community at the Spodek Arena during IEM Katowice 2022, s1mple has gone ahead to make a donation of 1 million Ukrainian hryvnia (UAH) which is roughly about $33,000 USD (INR 24,87,540) to the Ukrainian army.
He shared this information via his official Instagram account, while also thanking the army of Ukraine for protecting their land, families, and loved ones, "I am proud of you as ever".
S1mple donates 1,000,000 UAH to the Ukrainian army
The ongoing crisis in Ukraine has had a devastating global impact, also affecting the esports community with many professional players and organizations from the region raising their voices against the Russian invasion of their country.
While the Ukrainian organization NAVI has been expressing its thoughts on the situation publicly, using its platform to preach peace and spread awareness about the situation, NAVI's star player s1mple who hails from Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, has also spoken on the matter openly.
Since the beginning s1mple has been saying that "We all need peace," supporting the notion against war and even extending his appreciation to the people of Russia for taking to their streets to protest against this "devastating war".
The 24-year-old was completely distraught following the attack on Kyiv by the Russians, as he revealed having cried thinking about his family and friends in Kyiv, "I’m 'lucky' that I’m not at home, but you can’t even imagine how much I want to be there".
Yesterday on 27th February, s1mple revealed that he had made a donation to the Ukrainian army, a sum of 1,000,000 UAH ($33,000) and along with that he also posted a long message which had been inspired from J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
The message written by s1mple in Russian and shared from his official Instagram account was as follows,
Sons of Ukraine! Of Rohan! Kyiv! My Brothers! I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me! A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship. But it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields when the age of Men comes crashing down! But it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth.Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
: Everything written in Russian has been translated to English using Google Translate with minimum changes to maintain brevity and clarity.