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Joshua Nissan leaves Counter-Strike for Valorant

In the benefit to make esports known to people and accepted, it comes with various partnerships and sponsorships, extending alliances, buying players, players switching, player training, and so forth. In this case, 30-year-old Nissan’ steel’ wants to switch games to challenge himself and explore his horizons after his ban.


Joshua’ steel’ Nissan is leaving Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS: GO) to Valorant for bigger opportunities and a new future.

After being banned alongside three teammates in 2015, longtime Counter-Strike veteran Nissan has decided to say goodbye to the developers of CS: GO. He was banned for fixing an august 2014 match. He has signed with Prodigy, a Brazilian esports organization that has represented several players who have been in Nissan’s position. They include players like Nicholas’ nitr0′ Canella, Oscar’ mixwell’ Canellas, and Adil’ screaM’ Benrlitom.

“I’m currently still under contract with Chaos,” Nissan said in an interview, “I’ve transitioned, I guess, onto the CS bench for now. I’m going to be streaming VALORANT in the meantime but weighing the options for future transitions as we speak, so different teams in VALORANT might be on the table soon.” He added.

Nissan is leaving CS on a flawed and promising note. He will be remembered for his brilliant mind but also his history with match-fixing. It will be hard for people to let go of the latter. It is black paint on him. Everywhere he goes, people are going to remember him for it, including potential teams he could play for. Social media has not been very kind to him, either.

He is mortified by people judging him the way they do; he describes the feeling as ‘bitter’ and hopes to use the experience as a catalyst for change. “Eventually, I got to a good place where I want to be as a person, and I don’t know if the circumstances that occurred to me were a catalyst for what was gonna happen eventually, or if I was going to become this person anyways or if it just developed naturally or what, I don’t know.”

Nissan is also known to have built up teams with his specialties and experience, and he has mentored players including rising star Nathan ‘leaf’ Orf, who had some good things to say about the veteran. He admitted to Nissan, teaching him to fix bad tendencies, refining and fixing mistakes, and being a better player in all kinds of ways.

He also praised Nissan for helping him find himself and calling him out for all the bad things he did, unlike before, when he acted recklessly and did things he knew were bad. Entering VALORANT will not only allow Nissan to explore and compete without restrictions but also help him fulfill his goals. It turns out it is not everyone who saw Nissan’s stay for CS: GO as tragic. Counter-Strike analyst Duncan Shields took to twitter to express his admiration for the work Nissan did for them, and he believes that Nissan has not been appreciated as he should.

In his own words, “steel did way more good for NA CS: GO than the bad he did with the fixed match, and it’s not even close. If there were any justice, Valve would be listening, but we know how that one goes.” Indeed Nissan has accomplished a lot for CS: GO. He played for top teams in the Counter-strike: Source like Team Dynamic and pioneered professional Global Offensive observing after its release in 2013.he was able to bring two unknown talent into the top 20. He also won ESL One Cologne in Germany.


Nissan wishes to see Chaos esports, his recent team, in his next organization.

Moving forward with VALORANT will have Nissan uniting with some of his former teammate’s which will be very advantageous to him. He wants to find a promising organization such as Chaos, who are ready to listen, make needed decisions that include relocation, workspace infrastructure, and housing. A team that treats its player’s right, communicate, and notices them. “Being able to put together a team of players that with a long term outlook in mind, obviously where we need to have some long term success… And doing it for an organization that kind of notices their players, treats them well, and has open communication is important.”


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