S1mple elaborates on what kind of "stupid mistakes" make him angry Interview2023-09-13 12:07:00
Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev from NAVI explained why he often gets annoyed with his teammates at the events. In a comment to Dot Esports at ESL Pro League S18, he stated that he hates "stupid mistakes" and strives for perfection. But s1mple thinks he has evolved in controlling himself from angry outbursts.
Sometimes I'm a bit angry because we lose stupid rounds, and I need to control myself. But, trust me, I've learned to control myself for 10 years and there was a different situation [back then].
S1mple provided an example of such a mistake. He thinks even the top pros, like players from Vitality or ENCE, tend to underestimate losing guns on anti-eco rounds. Taking away two guns can break opponents' economy.
I play a lot of CS, I know what it means when you kill two people on eco, and if you win the next round, their economy is fucked up. Some players don't understand these things, in every team, in Vitality, in ENCE, some players make these stupid mistakes. If we're already playing well, we can play even better without these mistakes.
On September 13, NAVI will begin their run in ESL Pro League Season 18. In the first match, they will face Asian team 5yclone. The match will begin at 16:00 CEST. The prize pool of the tournament is $850k.