S1mple Calls Out Esports Awards

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S1mple Calls Out Esports Awards Over "Dubbed" Acceptance Speech, Shares Original

The GOAT of Counter-Strike was not pleased.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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CS:GO star s1mple was named as the 'Esports PC Player of the Year' by the Esports Awards.
The 24-year-old was not too pleased with his acceptance speech uploaded by Esports Awards as they had modulated his voice, making it sound really weird.
He not only called out Esports Awards but also shared his original acceptance speech while asking the question, ""Tell me, what you don't understand?"

One of the best CS:GO players in the world, Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, has had a fantastic 2021 so far. He has won a total of six MVP (Most Valuable Player) awards while also claiming his first ever Major victory and Intel Grand Slam title.

Not only this, s1mple along with NAVI registered a historic victory at the Stockholm Major where they lifted the trophy without dropping a single map. All these achievements resulted in him being named the 'Esports PC Player of the Year' by Esports Awards, however, s1mple's reaction was quite bitter.

He called out the organizer's for the weird modulation that they had done to his voice in his pre-recorded acceptance speech, even going ahead and sharing the original to prove his point.

S1mple calls out Esports Awards for tampering with his voice in his acceptance speech

Usually when a player wins an award they are happy about it and share the news around in a celebratory and positive attitude. However, this was not the case after s1mple was named the best PC esports player of 2021 by the Esports Awards.

The 24-year-old was quick to point out the weirdly modulated voice in his acceptance speech uploaded by the Esports Awards, calling it "dubbed". The NAVI star was quite upset about it, as the voice in his pre-recorded speech clearly felt altered and did not match his original voice at all.

He stated that to him it felt as if "they (Esports Awards) actually hate me," further highlighting that his voice felt delayed and cracked. The final words from s1mple were "(I) wish they do a better show next year".

To further prove his point, s1mple even shared the original unedited version of his acceptance speech while asking the question, "Tell me, what you don't understand?". Almost everyone responded by saying that he was perfectly audible and everything he said clearly understood.

This only further solidified his point against the Esports Awards that there was absolutely no need to have his voice altered without any rhyme or reason.

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Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.