s1mple won ESPN’s “Play of the Year”
ESPN announced the winners of their own 2016 Esports Awards, aiming to celebrate the best moments, players, and teams across all esports. Five great plays have been selected for the “Play of the Year”, but ultimately our last addition to the team, Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, deserved the first place thanks to a double no-scope.
The game took place at ESL One Cologne 2016, while s1mple was still playing with Team Liquid, against Fnatic. It was the second map of the matchup on de_cache, and his victory on this clutch brought new motivation and energy to the team, that surfing the momentum won the match. We are elated by s1mple’s performance, and hope he will win even more awards in 2017 with his home team.
ESPN pointed out some of s1mple best qualities: “Consistency, clutch factor, and ingenuity. s1mple of Natus Vincere is often considered one of the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players of all time.”
Skulz 11 January 2017, 20:18 11130 0