- Feb 29, 2024
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Ukrainian Counter-Strike legend Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyljev has now teased his potential return to Counter-Strike. In a recent interview with James Banks during the grand final of IEM Katowice 2024, he talked about the game.
It has been quite some time since Counter Strike 2 release, along with the time we saw s1mple take a break from the game. One of the major reasons was the bad condition of the game, which prompted the pro to take a break.
He is currently the sixth player on his team, with Ihor “w0nderful” Zhdanov currently filling the role of AWPer. During the interview, he revealed that for the past few months, he has been enjoying watching the game, rather than playing.
While on break, s1mple also launched his Counter-Strike course along with his brother. The course aims to help beginners understand the game on a fundamental level. Players will be able to learn from the GOAT himself along with taking part in multiple tournaments.
During the HLTV awards, s1mple revealed that his break was temporary, and he will retire, but just not yet. Now, during his interview with Banks, s1mple said that he has plans to start again after the Major.
The PGL Copenhagen Major for CS2 is set to take place from March 17 to 31. A total of 24 teams from direct invites and Global RMR will face each other for a chance to secure a spot in the BLAST Premier World Final.
With that statement, we now have a potential return window for one of the most beloved Counter-Strike players across the community.