S1mple – Age, Height, Net Worth, Family Status and Complete Biography

S1mple, or Aleksandr ‘Sasha’ Kostyliev, is a professional eSports player, widely considered by many in the online gaming community as among the best Counter-Strike: Global Offensive players in the world.

S1mple is a member of team Natus Vincere, a Ukraine-based eSports team. He has previously been a member of team LAN DODGERS, Courage Gaming, Hellraisers, Flipsid3 Tactics, & Team Liquid.

S1mple has earned over $1.6 million in prizes with his performance in eSports events. At present, he has participated in over 137 tournaments with over 33 tournament victories and a further 45 runner-up and semi-final positions. S1mple is currently ranked 60th in overall earnings (3rd in Ukraine).

S1mple was awarded the title of the Best Esports Athlete of the year 2021 by the Game Awards.


Real NameAleksandr Olgovich Kostilev (Oleksandr Olehovych Kostyliev)
Birthday October 2nd, 1997 (Age: 20 years)
Height6’ 1”
TeamNatus Vincere
Currently PlayingCounter-Strike: Global Offensive
Net Worth$1 million +


S1mple has an older brother who is also a co-partner in a Sushi restaurant business. His parents are extremely supportive of his eSports career and have been regularly spotted at major tournament events.

Gaming Origins

S1mple’s first foray into the world of gaming came when he was introduced to the world of Counter-Strike by his brother at the age of four.

He grew up playing several FPS games, including Counter-Strike 1.6, with his neighbors during his teenage years. The duo participated in several LAN tournaments together.

The release of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in 2012 encouraged S1mple to go professional, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Professional Career

S1mple signed with LAN DODGERS in 2014 but soon left the team to sign up with Courage Gaming. He won the StarLaddar ProSeries Season 10 (CS: GO). In the same year, S1mple signed with Hellraisers.

S1mple was removed from the Hellraisers due to inflammatory comments in January of the following year. There is still some controversy regarding whether the ban was due to the remarks made on the platform or due to cheating. This ban was further extended for a couple of years due to ban evasion.

By the end of the year, S1mple signed with Flipsid3 Tactics.

In 2016, S1mple joined Team Liquid and finished 2nd in the ESL One: Cologne 2016 and iBUYPOWER Invitational 2016 – Spring. He also won WESG 2017 Europe & CIS Finals with Team Ukraine.

The best results in the S1mple professional carrier came with his latest team Natus Vincere, with 2018 being the standout year, where the S1mple won some of the biggest tournaments on the CS: GO eSports calendar. S1mple also achieved the highest individual rating of the year.

What is S1mple’s Net Worth?

S1mple has received over $1.6 million for his performances in CS: GO tournaments, with 33 victories. In addition to this, S1mple is a co-owner of a Sushi Restaurant with his older brother. More concrete info regarding the net worth of S1mple is not publicly available, but one can safely assume it is over $1 million.

How much does S1mple earn?

In a leak in the April of 2022, it was reported that S1mple makes around $50,000 per month from his current contract at Natus Vincere, which is in addition to bonus clauses that are part of this contract.

In addition to this, S1mple has a popular Twitch channel with over 3.2 million followers. And even though S1mple does not stream much due to his hectic tournament schedule and other business, he still easily attracts twenty to twenty-five thousand viewers. Brand endorsements, Twitch subscription, and cheer bit donations add to his earnings.

Streaming Hours

S1mple is not a regular streamer.

Official Channels


S1mple has some noticeable achievements in his professional eSports gaming career. His 33 tournament wins, including some of the major tourneys that are part of the CS: GO calendar.

One of his biggest-ever wins is the PGL Major Stockholm 2021 event, which netted the victors $1 million. He also won six tournaments back-to-back in 2021, starting with StarLadder CIS RMR 2021 and finishing with BLAST Premier: Fall Groups 2021.

S1mple has also been the recipient of multiple personal accolades. This includes being awarded the Best Esports PC Player of the Year 2018 by Esports Awards. It is a feat he repeated in 2021.

He also won the Best Esports Athlete of 2021 at The Game Awards. Red Bull also awarded him the eSports Player of the Year award in 2016. In addition, S1mple was also named MVP in 21 tournaments.


  • S1mple is also referred to as Sasha, a shortened version of his Russian first name, Alexander.
  • S1mple has been the subject of a documentary titled s1mple formula.
  • He studied Chinese at a university in 2016.


S1mple’s Team Members at Natus Vincere

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