Player Oleksandr Kostyliev (s1mple) in CS: GO

Now, few people can compare with him in CS: GO. Moreover, many are convinced that Simple is the best pro gamer who has ever played in CS: GO.

NameOleksandr Kostyliev
Date of birth02.10.1997
TeamsHellRaisers, Lan Dodgers, FlipSid3 Tactics, Team Liquid, dAT Team,  Natus Vincere
Current teamNatus Vincere

Oleksandr Kostyliev Biography

The passport name of the pro gamer with the nickname s1mple is Alexander Kostylev. For s1mple, CS GO became the obvious choice from an early age. He was a fan of Counter-Strike. As a pro, he started playing in 2013 when he was invited to LAN DODGERS.

s1mple’s config CS GO

Can you play as well as s1mple does with his settings?  We don’t want to upset you, but hardly. You can at least get experience in your favorite game just like the best gamer in the world with s1mple’s settings. True, for this, you first need to download Counter-Strike to your Steam account.

Game launch options

The launch parameters of the s1mple are as follows:

-novid -freq 240 -tickrate 128 -console

s1mple’s CS GO crosshair settings

This commands should be used in console.

  • cl_crosshairalpha 255;
  • cl_crosshaircolor 1;
  • cl_crosshairdot 1;
  • cl_crosshairgap -2;
  • cl_crosshairsize 1;
  • cl_crosshairstyle 5;
  • cl_crosshairusealpha 1;
  • cl_crosshairthickness 0;
  • cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;
  • cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1;
  • cl_crosshaircolor_r 255;
  • cl_crosshaircolor_g 255;
  • cl_crosshaircolor_b 165;

s1mple’s CS GO graphics settings

  • Resolution: 1280 × 960.
  • Screen mode: stretched.
  • Aspect ratio: 4: 3.
  • Hz: 240.

s1mple’s tactics

For s1mple, CS GO became a game where he revealed himself as an excellent aimer and an ideal sniper. However, even that was not what made s1mple the best. A well-trained skill in CS: GO, of course, is an important parameter. However, excellent knowledge of maps and tactics and the ability to understand the game are much more important. Most gamers have even ceased to be surprised by s1mple, who quietly turns out to be right behind them and stabs them with the knife.

How many hours does Oleksandr Kostyliev spend in CS: GO?

s1mple hides game statistics in the same way as other gamers. Once, during the London match between NAVI and Astralis, a camera lens captured s1mple’s screen. This allowed us to find out how much time he spent on CS: GO. As it turned out, at that time, he spent 16 122 hours in the game.

Zeus’ CS: GO training process

For s1mple, CS GO is primarily headshots and flick shots. According to him, he usually hones his skills at Yprac Arena or Aim Botz.

At first, he warms up, trying to shoot as many opponents as possible with headshots, and then he takes AWP and tries to make flick shots.


His gaming path started in 2013 in LAN DODGERS team. Then there was the HellRaisers team, where he came in 2014. And after that – dAT Team and FlipSid3 Tactics.

In 2016, s1mple was a member of Team Liquid, but later, he was invited to Natus Vincere. For s1mple, Natus Vincere has become another career springboard – it was with NaVi that a gamer became the best in the world.

How much s1mple earns?

The CEO of Natus Vincere disclosed information about the salaries of his esportsmen to the FEDORIV VLOG YouTube channel, hinting that one of the NAVI participants receives at least $ 1 million a year.

Most users in comments on the video agreed that, of course, they are talking about the main star of the team – Kostylev.

Personal life

For s1mple, CS: GO is practically his whole life. However, he has little time for a relationship. Previously, the gamer met with Katerina Rudenko. However, after the couple broke up, Evgeny Rise hinted in one of the videos that S1mple now likes Arina Berdnikova.

S1mple answers questions from Reddit readers

How do you aim so well?

My scope is centered but slightly lower than needed. I do not exclude that this allows me to see opponents who the standard sight will hide.

What’s your favorite moment in the game?

In a game with fnatic, I jumped and finished off two without aiming. It is for this that I got graffiti on de_cache.

How do you like to relax?

Mostly I relax with my friends. Besides, I like to drive around the city – this leisure “ventilates” the brain well.

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