S1mple’s 10 years of stellar play gained him the status titled player of the decade.
S1mple has been regarded as the best player in CS:GO during the past 10 years. Because of the persistent superiority of his individual play over the past decade, he has emerged as an exceptional player in every respect and has been awarded the coveted title as a result.
In the history of CS:GO, s1mple is one of the players with the longest career and the most honors.
The fact that he won his first major championship with NaVi in 2021 means that he does not possess the most extensive trophy cabinet, but the fact that he has won several MVP honors as an individual makes him one of the best players of all time.
Natus Vincere has finally achieved their goal of winning a Major tournament in CS:GO after coming so close over the past five years. The CIS organization has never been able to secure a Major trophy, despite the fact that its history of success in Counter-Strike is unparalleled.
The organization had lost the DreamHack Cluj-Napoca Major final to ENVY, the MLG Columbus Major to SK Gaming, and the Faceit London Major to Astralis, but at PGL Stockholm, they won their first Major and established themselves as the best team of 2021.
It wasn’t long after the CS:GO ace was eliminated from the IEM Rio event, which was a very turbulent time for him, that it was announced that he had been given the Player of the Decade award.
His endurance as an individual player, combined with his dedication to winning his first major championship after several years of competing, won him the title of Player of the Decade.
S1mple in an interview with Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere stated, “The game changed my life. I just want to play, play, play.” Even after competing for a decade, he still has the drive to go better and stay one of CS:GO’s elite players in the game.
As mentioned, he won his first major championship with NaVi in 2021, but his MVP honors make him one of the top players of all time. Up until this point, Aleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev had competed in 9 Majors, consistently appearing on the Biggest Stage when it was required of him.
But perhaps it wasn’t meant to be all those times, either because fate intervened, their opponents were the superior team in every way, or it was just ill fate that Sasha hadn’t won a Major tournament yet.