s1mple vs ZywOo – Who's Better?


Is s1mple better compared to ZywOo? (Image credit: StarLadder)

If you are an avid CS:GO esports fan, you probably can't help but compare some of the best and brightest pros out there. Have you ever asked yourself – who is better, Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev or Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut? We at EarlyGame like the thought exercise, so it is time to get this comparison going! We'll try to base it on numbers using the stats provided by HLTV. Let's take a look!

Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev Stats

So far in 2020, Oleksandr has played 198 maps and 5219 rounds. In total, he acquired 4427 kills with an average headshot % of 39.00%. It is also important to mention that he is averaging 84.3 damage per round while maintaining a 1.41 kill/death ratio.

At the time of writing, s1mple is also getting 0.85 kills per round and an average rating of 1.29. Na'Vi's Golden Boy knows how to make them pop.

He played a total of 14 events this year and got 3 first-place finishes – at IEM Katowice 2020, Gamers Without Borders 2020 and WePlay! Clutch Island. His best event was ESL One: Road to Rio – CIS where s1mple averaged a 1.40 rating.

Mathieu "ZywOo" Herbaut Stats

Despite being three years younger than his biggest rival, the French wonderboy is also breaking the charts with an average rating of 1.29. With 187 maps and 5019 rounds played, he is one of the most active French players in CS:GO.

During the maps ZywOo played, he accumulated 4062 kills and a 1.32 kill/death ratio. Just 85.2 damage per round is also insane the alongside 0.81 kills per round.

Believe it or not, ZywOo only won one event with Vitality – IEM Beijing-Haidian 2020 Europe by beating no one else than s1mple and his squad Natus Vincere.

Judgment Time – Who is Better?

If you paid attention to the stats we presented, you can easily spot that these two guys are playing on a level above everyone else. However, they are so close to each other that you really can’t give anyone an edge here.

Let's try to be fair – s1mple won more events than ZywOo in 2020 and this will probably play a big factor in determining the best CS:GO player in 2020. It is also important to mention that the French hybrid player is slightly better at getting impact frags while Oleksandr is above Mathieu when it comes to matches played against top contenders.

To each their own, but while we believe both players are in a league of their own, s1mple still has a lot to show to Vitality's French star. Even though many people will argue that ZywOo is better while others will join in saying that s1mple is on a level above Mathieu, we believe that all of us should enjoy this rivalry that is very similar to Messi vs Cristiano Ronaldo.

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