Today, it was announced by Natus Vincere (NaVi) that Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev, a notorious CSGO player will be joining Raid: Shadow Legends as a new legendary champion!
Much like Ninja, s1mples character ‘Aleksander the Sharpshooter’ will be completely free to both new and existing players on the 7th day of gameplay in a 2 month period.
S1mple has led his CSGO squad NaVi to victory many times and is second to none in terms of his skill and precision, to celebrate this, S1mple has worked closely with Plarium to bring the NaVi sharpshooter to life within Raid: Shadow Legends.
Sergey Bragilevskiy, Plarium’s director of growth spoke out about the announcement saying:
“we are thrilled to have one of the greatest CS:GO players of all time become his own Legendary Champion in RAID shadow legends. We spent significant time with S1mple to determine how he envisions himself in the world of RAID and we cannot wait for fans to get a chance to add him to their roster.”
S1mple will be a legendary High Elves champion with a lot of his abilities created very similar to his CSGO gameplay. From tomorrow the 1st of December, all you will have to do Is play for 7 Days across 2 months, so realistically the earliest you can obtain him is the 8th December, and that’s all, just like Ninja he is completely free for all players to obtain.
This is what S1mple has to say about becoming a new legendary champion in Riad: Shadow Legends;
“It’s been an incredible experience seeing myself become a RAID: Shadow Legends champion, especially one that is built to symbolize my talents in CS:GO. I can’t wait for my fans to get a chance to add this character to their team and always hit their marks!”
I know we’re very excited to see how S1mple has been implemented into the game, what about you? Do you like that Plarium has been introducing real-life gamers into the game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.