S1mple secured the seventh position in the HLTV's top 20 rankings for the year 2023 — marking his lowest placement in the last five years

NAVI's stand-in player, Alexander "s1mple" Kostylev, has secured the seventh position in HLTV's top 20 CS players for the year 2023, marking his lowest rank since 2018.

His average rating throughout the season tallied at 1.18. Despite being a Ukrainian esports athlete, s1mple didn't claim any championship victories in 2023. Detailed statistics regarding his performance are available below.

S1mple secured the seventh position in the HLTV's top 20 rankings for the year 2023 — marking his lowest placement in the last five years 1

This is the first instance where s1mple has held the seventh rank in the HLTV ladder. His poorest placement in the HLTV ranking was eighth back in 2017.

Since October 2023, Kostylev hasn't participated in professional matches, temporarily suspending his career for an unspecified period. The reason behind his absence from competitive play remains undisclosed.