S1mple, widely regarded as one of the greatest CS players in the world, has now confirmed that he will be taking a break from professional competition.
While the duration of his hiatus remains unspecified, this decision has left the CS community both stunned and curious about his future in the game.
Perhaps the most intriguing part of s1mple's announcement is his intention to consider a shift in his role within the game. He expressed concerns about the diminishing impact of AWP-ers in the latest iteration of CS, known as CS2.
This revelation has sparked discussions about the evolving dynamics of CS and the challenges faced by even the most accomplished players in adapting to these changes.
So what’s next, time to take break as I wanted but that’s only half of story— Sasha (@s1mpleO) October 26, 2023
Need to fix documents and take care of other people in my life
About switching to other org : never thought about it but would be interesting to see offers, maybe on rifle since awp a bit not impactful…
Furthermore, s1mple revealed that part of his break will be dedicated to resolving document-related issues. This issue was notably responsible for his absence from the recent IEM Sydney 2023 tournament.
The timing of this revelation adds an element of clarity to his absence, as fans had been left in the dark about the reasons behind it.
In a surprising turn, s1mple, who has been synonymous with NAVI for a substantial part of his career, shared that he is open to offers from other teams. This announcement raises questions about potential new alliances and the impact it could have on the CS landscape.
To add to the intrigue, s1mple hinted at an ongoing "CS2 related project" that he will be working on during his break, further fueling speculations about the future of CS and his role within it.
As these seismic changes continue to unfold, the CS community eagerly awaits more details about s1mple's future endeavours and the impact of his break on the competitive landscape of the game.">