S1mple returns to competitive Counter-Strike, to debut in CS2 with Falcons on loan – eSports 

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Team Falcons on Monday revealed one of the most anticipated news by Counter-Strike fans when they announced that one of the greatest Counter-Strike players of all time, Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyljev, is set to make his professional CS2 debut with the org.

S1mple joined Team Falcons on a one-month loan from Natus Vincere, where he has been for a long time. The Major winner will play for the Falcons at the BLAST Premier: Spring Showdown. Furthermore, the Falcons also announced on Monday that Mohammad “BOROS” Malhas has been moved to the bench after the team’s failure to make the PGL Copenhagen Major.

There are possibilities that the move could be made permanent; nothing in that regard suggests such for now, and the arrangement is still temporary.

S1mple wasn’t elaborate nor specific when he made a brief appreciation to NAVI when he was leaving, and neither did he remove the Ukrainian org from his X bio and banner.

Furthermore, Falcons director Grant Rousseau stated that the loan arrangement is temporary and that it will give them the flexibility to make the permanent roster decision needed in the future.

Last year, S1mple was away from professional Counter-Strike due to a plethora of reasons, including a disagreement with CS2 and personal reasons.

NAVI may have looked like they were put in the tight corner with S1mple’s move, but they have been competing with w0nderful on the AWP in his absence and even qualified for the PGL Copenhagen Major with a 3-1 run at the European RMR A last week.

S1mple has recently said, at the IEM Katowice, that he hopes to make a full-time return after the Major. The CS2 has gotten more updates, and S1mple is happy with that development.

The Saudi Esports-backed organization has been linked to the likes of NiKo, m0nesy, and Twistzz in recent months.

Daniel Ademiju Idowu