S1mple Features In Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2022

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S1mple Featured in Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2022 - Sports & Games

The GOAT of CS:GO gets the recognition he deserves.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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NAVI AWPer s1mple has been featured in the 'Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2022' under the category of 'Sports & Games'.
S1mple was the best CS:GO player in 2021 according to HLTV and even won his first-ever Major trophy in Stockholm.
In 2021, ZywOo and dev1ce had featured under the same category in 'Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2022'.

NAVI's Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev has won a lot of honors during his competitive career with Major titles, multiple HLTV player of the year achievements, and winning the Esports Awards for being the best esports player in 2021. Now, s1mple has yet another feather to add to his cap.

The talented Ukrainian AWPer has been featured amongst some of the best athletes from all over Europe in the '30 Under 30 Europe 2022 - Sports & Games' category. He is the only active CS:GO player on the list unlike last year, when both Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut and Nicolai "dev1ce" Reedtz had featured on the very same list.

Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe 2022 - Sports & Games features NAVI CS:GO player s1mple

Natus Vincere's (NAVI) star player, s1mple, has been featured on the European Forbes list under the sports and games category for all that he achieved last year along with his team.

Not only did he win his first CS:GO Major in Stockholm last year, he was also the MVP (Most Valuable Player) of the tournament where NAVI made history by becoming the first-ever team to win the Major without dropping a single match.

While PGL Stockholm Major 2021 was the icing on the cake, s1mple showed unmatched consistency through the entirety of 2021, winning a record number of MVP awards in a calendar year - eight.

30 Under 30 Europe profile of s1mple

The series of stellar performances helped him break the curse as he finally took the top spot as the best CS:GO player of 2021, according to the HLTV rankings. This was the second time he had achieved this feat after having claimed the top spot in 2018, which was followed by runner-up finishes in 2019 and 2020.

With an overall HLTV rating of 1.35 in 2021 and a huge impact rating of 1.43, s1mple showed what he was capable of achieving with the right players by his side.

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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.