Two CIS professionals Counter-Strike community are at their throats after playing on the same team at the Kinguin Legends 2022 tournament. Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev and Volodymyr ‘Woro2k’ Veletniuk both played on ‘Edward’s Team’ and finished second in the final behind ‘Maikelele’s Team”.
Although it is a friendly Counter-Strike match without really on the line, drama ensued with both pros throwing multiple jabs on Twitter.
S1mple, who has been notoriously difficult to work with over the course of his career, seemed like a changed man, but Woro2k may have sullied any redemption arc NAVI’s AWPer seemed to be on his way to.
Woro2k said in a tweet on September 18, “It’s a shame to realize that the player you love the most, other than crying and saying something to someone, hasn’t done anything himself.”
The tweet sparked a row between s1mple and the 21-year-old Ukrainian, with Woro2k eventually ending the argument with a warning for s1mple, saying, “Take your ego away, because the time will come when I will destroy you in tournaments. , yes, maybe not for the first time, but it will come.
Woro2k’s answer came after s1mple claims he was a “dumb player”.
“It’s okay, one day you will understand what team play means in FPS games and maybe you will start to open your mouth and give information for other players to enjoy playing. Time flies , start making progress,” s1mple also said in the heated exchange. .
Edward’s side finished second in the final, losing 2-1 to Maikelele’s side in incredibly tight fashion. The final two games of the series both ended in overtime, with all games separated by six rounds across the three games.
The $50,000 tournament featured heavyweights from CSGO past, bringing back former big winners from Virtus Pro 2014 and stars of the vintage NiP range from the same year.