S1mple All Set to Make His CS2 Debut With Saudi Arabian Org Team Falcons

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S1mple All Set to Make His CS2 Debut With Saudi Arabian Org Team Falcons

Dhruv Bhatnagar
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The world's greatest Counter-Strike player, s1mple, is all set to make his CS2 debut, and it isn't with NAVI.
S1mple has been loaned to Saudi Arabian esports organization Team Falcons for the upcoming BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2024.

There’s no doubt that s1mple is undoubtedly the goat of Counter-Strike. However, since CS2’s launch into the pro scene, the legendary player has been out of the stage, announcing a break shortly after IEM Sydney 2023. However, in a surprising move, Oleksandr Olehovych 's1mple' Kostyljev will be joining the Saudi Arabian organization Team Falcons on loan to resume playing his career. 

S1mple Joins Team Falcons For His Return to Competitive Counter-Strike

S1mple is considered one of the best Counter-Strike players ever. The Ukrainian AWPer has completely dominated the competitive landscape for many years and is known for being the star player of NAVI. He has spent more than seven years with the Ukrainian organization at this point. 

On 19th February 2024, Team Falcons announced that Mohammad "BOROS" Malhas would be benched after the team's defeat at Copenhagen Major RMR Qualifiers, with a loaned player being teased in the announcement. As it turned out, the organization got a simple loan from NAVI for a month. 

However, this is not a permanent switch for the Ukrainian player, as he would be playing for the Team Falcons for just one tournament, the BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown 2024. With NAVI currently settled with w0nderful on their team for the foreseeable future, it’s not that difficult to imagine a world where this move might become permanent if it works out for the Falcons, who will obviously want to bounce back after their recent failures. This exciting move to Team Falcons could prove to be a missing piece that motivates s1mple to mark a full debut on the competitive scene.

The benching of Mohammad “BOROS” Malhas will make it quite interesting where s1mple fits in the team’s lineup. As Alvaro “SunPayus” Garcia is the main AWPer for the team, it might give s1mple a chance to play with a role that players have been talking about for a while now. 

S1mple will debut with The Falcons at BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown on 6th March 2024. The team is looking to grab one of the spots in the Spring Final. There are some notable squads in the competition, such as Cloud9, Team Liquid, Complexity, and Ninjas in Pyjamas. 


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