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The solution to CS:GO’s problems is s1mple, he says

Having issues with CS:GO at the moment? You’re not alone - pro player S1mple has put Valve on blast with claims that he could improve the competitive shooter

CSGO s1mple complains devs: an image of s1mple on stage in early 2022

We know it’s all too easy to blame the game itself when something isn’t quite going your way, but if you’re struggling to win in Counter-Strike Global Offensive, you might find that it actually is the game that’s part of the reason behind that. Valve doesn’t update CSGO all too often and when it does the community always finds out there’s more than one major issue unresolved. Of course, it’s hard to fix a game with so many moving parts, but it looks like pro player Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev has had enough of waiting around to see his beloved shooter fixed. S1mple has put the developers on blast with claims that he could fix CSGO with a “few millions”.

Following a CSGO update that temporarily stripped players of their ranks in-game, S1mple took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the current state of the game – and it’s safe to say that he is less than happy with how things are going.

To summarise, s1mple has stated that with a “few millions”, he would be able to improve Valve’s shooter, “not only professionally, but also for players who rarely log in [to CSGO] and want to enjoy the game”. In his social media post on the matter, he reiterated that he was “not kidding” – adding that he would be able to improve player numbers at the very least.

Adding to this rather brazen expression of deep dissatisfaction, s1mple specifically complained about the game’s brightness bug – something that, while seems simple, is actually quite detrimental to the player base looking to improve their experience playing.

What makes this situation somewhat special is that s1mple isn’t always one to agree with the wider CSGO community on what the game needs to improve. One recent example is his rebuttal of claims that Mirage should be removed from the active map pool, claiming that people who think this map should be removed “know nothing about [CSGO]”.

CSGO s1mple complains devs: an image of a tweet from s1mple complaining about the state of the game

As you might imagine, the developers are yet to respond to s1mple’s offer – if you can call it that. However, maybe they should consider what he has to say. He might only be 24, but s1mple is easily one of the best active CSGO pro players out there and, for many, he’s one of the all-time greats when it comes to competitive CSGO. He has won a record 21 MVP awards for his performance in competitions and was crowned the best player in both 2018 and 2021 – while earning runners up awards for 2019 and 2020. It’s safe to say that he’s always at the top of the CSGO ranks and probably has quite a good idea of what this game would need to become a major competitive esports title again.

While we can’t claim he knows everything there is to know about game development, he knows a lot about CSGO – and can probably pick up on players using CSGO cheats with his eyes closed. For now, though, despite s1mple’s offer to Valve, we’re just going to have to look at the CSGO patch notes and pray that things start to improve in the coming months.