Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev is used to making headlines in the CS: GO pro scene. However, this time it may not be for the usual reasons.
The player’s fate with Natus Vincere is looking grim, as he hinted to his desire to leave the team during a recent Twitch broadcast. s1mple gave a surprising response when a fan asked about his future with Na’Vi. “I don’t know where I’m going to play next year,” he said while practicing in a free-for-all deathmatch server. “I need to decide my future.”
S1mple’s words come after a rough patch for Na’Vi. Even after Danylo “Zeus” Teslenko rejoined the team after the PGL Major: Krakow, Na’Vi kept failing to score higher than top eight placement at recent tournaments. Those placings include performances at DreamHack Masters Malmo, ESL One New York, and the ELEAGUE CS:GO Premier. When taking into account that the Ukrainian player outperforms all of his teammates according to statistics, it’s no wonder he wants to leave and join a better roster.
Na’Vi player contracts will supposedly end when the new year arrives. This means that the star AWPer will need to figure out whether he’ll compete with Na’Vi in the next ELEAGUE Major Offline Qualifier in January or not.