The Ukrainian star player Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev bested the other nominees at Stockholm International Esport Awards.

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The battle for the title Player Of The Year came down to five of the biggest names in the business. As in the category Team Of The Year the winner in each game category went on to compete for the prestigious title.

The 20-year-old Counter strike: Global Offensive player came out as the winner with the jury stating: “Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev was always one of Counter-Strike’s most talented players, but this year saw him elevate his play to a peak and consistency perhaps no one has ever reached before. Nobody can stop s1mple and Na’Vi rely upon that fact.”

The nominees for Player Of The Year

Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev, CS:GO – WINNER!
Amer ”Miracle-” Al-Barkawi, Dota 2
Jian ”Uzi” Zi-Hao, LoL
Park ”Profit” Joon-yeong, Overwatch
Peirce ”Gunless” Hillman, CoD

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