nitr0 set to join iBUYPOWER

Denial Esports member Nick "nitr0" Cannella is poised to join iBUYPOWER, Damien "daps" Steele has revealed.

iBUYPOWER are currently in the process of revamping their squad after parting ways with Lucas "steel" Lopes and Sam "DaZeD" Marine in the aftermath of the team's two-week stay in Europe for FACEIT and ESWC as they look ahead to DreamHack Winter.

Derek "desi" Branchen, a former member of Manajuma and Exertus, has been brought in as a stand-in for the Swedish major, and Nick "nitr0" Cannella is seemingly the one who will complete the roster, according to a Tweet from Denial's Damian "daps" Steele.

nitr0, formerly of Area51, joined Denial only last month and helped the team to win FACEIT's John Wick CS:GO Invitational by beating MouseSpaz 2-0 in the grand final. He left Denial's ESEA roster earlier today, which indicates that a move to iBP is close at hand.

If confirmed, the North American giants will attend DreamHack Winter with:

United States Braxton "swag" Pierce
Canada Keven "AZK" Lariviere
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham
United States Derek "desi" Branchen (stand-in)
United States Nick "nitr0" Cannella

United States Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Tyler 'Skadoodle' Latham
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1047
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.59
APR:
0.11
United States Sam 'DaZeD' Marine
Sam 'DaZeD' Marine
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
170
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.19
Brazil Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Lucas 'steel' Lopes
Age:
25
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
959
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1207
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
Canada Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Keven 'AZK' Lariviere
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
282
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Braxton 'swag' Pierce
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
525
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
United States Derek 'desi' Branchen
Derek 'desi' Branchen
Age:
26
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
GL nitr0
2014-11-07 14:03
#126
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Europe chespiZ 
ipb is stronk, dat playerz r rly good
2014-11-07 15:26
LOL they are so much worse then dazed and steel. nitr0 haven't been to any big LANS. They will get fucked.
2014-11-07 15:35
#139
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Europe chespiZ 
just w8
2014-11-07 15:40
BTW there are just 20 days till DHW, he will be support player, so probaly isn't that good. He can't practice much his game because of college.
2014-11-07 15:46
If he can't play that much to prepare for a major maybe he shouldent be joining a team then? Just some bullshit you make up for him to have a reason to suck! ibp is gone xD
2014-11-07 17:36
Would you not jump at the chance to join iBP no matter the circumstances?
2014-11-07 21:54
LOL!!! they just kicked NA's best IGL, what should I w8 for?
2014-11-09 00:59
#225
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United States criimson 
They will be fucked bro there's no doubt about it iBP had a hell of a line-up and now this one i dont see them achieving what they did with dazed and steel. GL to them though but they will crash at DHW...
2014-11-07 19:55
+1 nitr0 and desi are good, but not as good as DaZeD and steel, and nowhere near as experienced.
2014-11-07 22:25
Agreed, ibp should've at least waited until after DHW to make changes. C9 should have no trouble stomping these kids now.
2014-11-07 23:06
+1
2014-11-08 00:59
#2
Estonia Tauri 
fine
2014-11-07 14:03
iBlowPower
2014-11-07 17:06
#3
United Kingdom jimak 
Any info about nitr0? Who's this Swedish player the article refers to...
2014-11-07 14:08
it's Swedish event*
2014-11-07 14:08
I see, I see... Didn't think it would make sense.
2014-11-07 14:12
#32
Bulgaria R4D1 
swedish major tournament not player :D hhaha xD
2014-11-07 14:10
hahahaha no
2014-11-07 14:13
#49
 | 
France Kairos1g 
actually yes ?
2014-11-07 14:16
#45
2014-11-07 14:18
#41
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United Kingdom Ivanmt 
HAHAHA XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
2014-11-07 14:14
su noob
2014-11-07 15:19
when the tweet refers "in Sweden" meaning at DHW
2014-11-07 14:11
... the news was edited since my comment. I was referencing the text written on HLTV, not the tweet :)
2014-11-07 14:14
Its major from reason gaming. He will be joining.
2014-11-07 15:12
From reason gaming? wot
2014-11-07 15:33
#4
Norway Lussi 
n1
2014-11-07 14:03
Who?
2014-11-07 14:04
No steel no game
2014-11-07 14:04
GL =D
2014-11-07 14:04
ALMOG HOMO
2014-11-07 14:04
xD
2014-11-07 14:04
RIP IBP ö7
2014-11-07 14:05
#12
Basso | 
Sweden eNvym 
who calls?
2014-11-07 14:05
#46
 | 
United Kingdom Ivanmt 
None of them.
2014-11-07 14:15
This is funny on so many levels.
2014-11-07 14:31
+1
2014-11-07 16:24
#70
 | 
Greece her-1g 
irukandji. he will be their coach and also their caller.
2014-11-07 14:32
that sounds like such a mess. do they even know if "coaches" are allowed to be on TS?
2014-11-07 14:39
They are at major events. cArn was on TS with fnatic during DHW13. Don't think iruk is going to call though, just coach.
2014-11-07 15:42
You are very wrong
2014-11-07 15:22
Azk is calling
2014-11-07 22:10
i lol'd
2014-11-08 05:45
MIRAA, why do you never actually confirm the move, instead of making stupid speculations like you did with Steel. Please get some solid evidence before you make a blog jesus.
2014-11-07 14:05
#14
Aleksib | 
Europe RANKKA 
why no tarik?
2014-11-07 14:05
It's not so long since he joined, Denial? It is like seeing the Danish screne....
2014-11-07 14:05
shut up dane
2014-11-07 14:35
:)
2014-11-08 09:52
who is nitro ?
2014-11-07 14:05
he's the one that goes wooooooooooooooooooooooooosh when you que his button
2014-11-07 14:07
+1 his button wtf
2014-11-07 14:24
hes average not as good as players on ncg
2014-11-07 16:05
murican no namer
2014-11-07 14:05
confirmed IBP sucks omg
2014-11-07 14:06
why is he poisoned
2014-11-07 14:06
inb4 5 people who can`t communicate.
2014-11-07 14:07
iBP will not get out of DHW groupstage without steel and DaZeD.
2014-11-07 14:07
lol @ desi standin, tier 3 team now.
2014-11-07 14:07
tier 3 NA, so tier 5~ world Kappa
2014-11-07 14:39
#267
 | 
United States bfrank 
desi and nitr0 are top performers in INVITE/PRO NA leagues, just like your swedish Maikelelel or skytten before they got this exact same break into the international level
2014-11-08 08:47
Highly doubt that. Performing online in NA isn´t the same thing as being on, for times, the 3rd best team in Sweden and just outside top 10 in Europe. And not the same thing as stomping solo at Copenhagen Games like Eksem (Maikel) did! Don´t know why you bring up Skytten, KRIMZ would be much better example for the argument you´re trying to make, a argument that isn´t valid though. It took the IBP/Curse players (-swag) like 1½-2 years to really have an impact on European soil, IBP will probably fail miserably at DH, if not they will only win some matches because they couldn´t be anti-strated properly and swag/skadoodle goes mental+the newcomers performs way better than anyone can really expect from them on their first major. I find that highly unlikely :/ IBP just had their best performance in Europe by a far margain, too bad they went full retard...
2014-11-08 12:15
The problem with outstrating iBP will be the fact that they won't have any proper tactics except for the basics before DHW. It should be quite easy for the top teams to play their T sides, iBP will most likely be super lost on their rotations and unsure of each other's locations. I wouldn't be surprised to see them coming last in their table (ofc considering they'll not face off against a non-eu/na team)
2014-11-08 15:31
Top 20 na
2014-11-07 14:08
#27
 | 
Portugal maguire 
top100 in NA
2014-11-07 14:08
Lel iBP is rip
2014-11-07 14:09
#30
 | 
Chile Cristoff 
GL iBUYCOMMUNICATION
2014-11-07 14:09
or COMMUNICATIONPOWER
2014-11-07 14:38
propably rip
2014-11-07 14:09
Well... GL to them, I suppose. I would be surprised if they deliver strong results.
2014-11-07 14:10
Cloud 9 top1 NA gg wp :)
2014-11-07 14:10
#36
 | 
Poland gibeq 
nitr0 good , but not best ( JW best )
2014-11-07 14:11
Realy like the fact, that fresh blood is coming to NA scene. And hope them to perform good. GL
2014-11-07 14:11
They won't. Dazed was the only reason they did well at faceit.
2014-11-07 16:48
hahahhahah R.I.P IBUYBURGERS
2014-11-07 14:12
wtf are they doing?
2014-11-07 14:14
#43
ayaya | 
Ireland skend 
lmao NA scene is a joke
2014-11-07 14:14
OKAY so they kick dazed and steel and pick up these two average american players. Now they basically have zero chance against any European team.
2014-11-07 14:14
++1, 3 great players now mixed with two that are just not fit for EU top level competition. its ridiculous how they ruined the team. apparently though theyd rather be a lot worse team then play with steel and dazed which nobody apart from them can judge on.
2014-11-07 14:23
if dazed moved to denial could be top2 NA. Shahzam and him can match fix together and stuff too
2014-11-07 14:15
#48
zehN | 
Finland ludiMacak 
top5 na, top 100 world?
2014-11-07 14:15
This seems strange, hope atleast they know what they are doing, gl iBP.
2014-11-07 14:17
hahaha god they didnt even think this a little through xD gg RIP
2014-11-07 14:18
#53
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
#Dazed2Denial plz
2014-11-07 14:21
Nah. DazeD gunna play with Moe, Frozt, TCK, Monte, and Steel for fun in CEVO. He says he hasn't decided yet if he will continue to play CS seriously or not. He said he might go back to school.
2014-11-07 14:36
#82
 | 
Latvia Ke]R[4u 
dang, dazed playing for fun is such a waste of talent
2014-11-07 14:39
It really is :/
2014-11-07 14:45
Yeah he is one of the sickest players na. And best igl.
2014-11-07 16:48
RIP IBUYPLANETICKETS, my friends.
2014-11-07 14:22
C9 best in NA confirmed. iBuyPlanetickets HLTV confirmed!
2014-11-07 14:23
gj RIP IBP
2014-11-07 14:23
can't wait for my ez skins from IbuyPower
2014-11-07 14:24
how old are they? desi and nitro?...if they are young players, i have nothing against this decision. on the contrary, i support it
2014-11-07 14:27
I would say nitr0 is actually a better player than dazed or steel. Tbh they were ibp two weakest players. Nitr0 not a bad choice but I would love to see roca and freakAzoid. That would be a nice team.
2014-11-07 14:28
Youre an idiot. Nitr0 is not good.
2014-11-07 15:27
#194
Korea ws0 
dazed carried iBP at eswc
2014-11-07 17:21
LOL
2014-11-07 22:23
Hmm.. iBP just made a huge mistake.. Good job with that.. They won't do much of damage..
2014-11-07 14:28
hahahahah
2014-11-07 14:29
donut
2014-11-07 14:30
Damn iBP just fucked up the NA scene
2014-11-07 14:31
#68
 | 
Brazil mth^ 
oO what the hell
2014-11-07 14:31
bad move, ibp.
2014-11-07 14:32
who is their IGL now?
2014-11-07 14:35
nitr0 maybe? or azk not sure..
2014-11-07 14:36
AZK
2014-11-07 14:42
Interesting. ty!
2014-11-07 14:43
NP :)
2014-11-07 14:44
What a trash team. Torqued TOP 1 NA. Kappa
2014-11-07 14:36
sick!!! oh wait
2014-11-07 14:36
Gg RIP ibp
2014-11-07 14:37
I can bet that C9 has a smug smile right now.
2014-11-07 14:38
sad its not tarik or freak.
2014-11-07 14:39
I think ex-NCG is going to be a better team than iBP now so Tarik is better off where he is
2014-11-07 14:42
inb4 iBP changes name to iDon'tTalk
2014-11-07 14:40
TOP 30 Well done iBP.
2014-11-07 14:40
Gl justin bieber lol
2014-11-07 14:41
#88
 | 
Bulgaria bUHALOVIC 
If they feel comfortable wihout steel and dazed I dont see any problem. AZK-swag-ska trio is enough strong to past the groups.
2014-11-07 14:41
Hasn't been in the past..
2014-11-07 14:43
This, they just need to add 2 good teamplayers with decent fragging power, but who can fill the spots these 3 won't cover and one of them must be a good igl. Does anyone know who these guys are, what roles did they have in other teams?
2014-11-07 16:04
Desi is pretty beast but not amazing. nitr0 is just another wonder kid like swag. neither are that great. Definitely not as good as dazed and steel.
2014-11-07 16:50
no IGL?
2014-11-07 14:41
AZK is calling. Probably not going to work.
2014-11-07 16:51
who?
2014-11-07 14:41
Can't wait til dazed is asked to be back along with steel..
2014-11-07 14:41
I don't think either of them will go back. DazeD feels betrayed. Idt Steel really cares because he didn't really want to play with those 3 anymore anyway. DazeD said "Why would i try to play with people who obviously don't want to play with me?"
2014-11-07 14:44
Ik but I dont think dazed wants to retire and Im pretty sure he still wants to compete in CS but he really won't go anywhere in Torqued like where iBP was. If iBP Wants dazed again I'm sure he'd join
2014-11-07 14:59
umm didnt u read the other thread? *UPDATE*: Sam "DaZeD" Marine, also formerly of iBUYPOWER, has just been added to Torqued's roster
2014-11-07 15:07
Did you misread? I said Dazed won't go anywhere with Torqued like the level he was with iBP.
2014-11-07 15:09
"Ik but I dont think dazed wants to retire" thats why i wrote , he isnt retiring , he joined that team.
2014-11-07 16:19
He said that he was playing for fun so maybe not retiring from cs but from serious CS is possible Sucks NA is losing the best IGL.
2014-11-07 18:05
Don't know why HLtv even bothered posting about that team. On stream they were saying it was just for fun.
2014-11-07 15:40
well its steel and dazed , so that's that...if they can post about virtual impact and team wolf , they can surely have a thread about steel and dazed's team.
2014-11-07 16:20
rip ibp.
2014-11-07 14:43
HAHAHA wada joke
2014-11-07 14:45
officially, na cs is dead besides C9. desi.. nitr0... what a joke. lol ibp not even gonna get out of group stage.
2014-11-07 14:50
+1 just picking up 2 mediocre fraggers with no international experience instead of a talented strategic IGL who studies international teams on how they play and what they do w/ tons of international exp
2014-11-07 15:01
Who is this strategic in game leader they were able to pick from in the na scene? Gtfo, azk can do fine.
2014-11-07 15:33
good points from both of you guys. obviously i'm not privied to what led to the roster change, but i think that cutting dazed will come back to bite ibp in terms of results. there just isnt an equal in terms of strat calling and game understanding in NA right now
2014-11-07 17:33
Desi often played better than shroud in manajuma and look how well shroud fit in for c9. Nitr0 on the other hand...
2014-11-07 15:31
But shroud had longer to improve in the team before cologne. I agree desi might work with ibp but nitr0 will get kicked.
2014-11-07 16:54
the difference between c9 and ibp at the moment is that ibp is missing out an igl who can outsmart euros while c9 has both seangares and semphis who can call decently well. Azk imo never led team before and he isnt really experienced as an igl. Ibp just replaced two members when dh is in slightly less than 3 weeks. And they dont have an established caller. This is a bad sign and they will fail in dh.
2014-11-07 19:28
He has lead a team before, arguably the most successful NA source team of all time. He has years of xp.
2014-11-07 23:11
Name one team he led, then I'll ruin your day and tell you who actually did the strats + called
2014-11-08 05:50
x3o
2014-11-09 00:15
adreN.
2014-11-09 11:11
adreN didn't even play on the original x3o, but nice try. He played for BiP with Er1C, b1llnose, suave, and others.
2014-11-09 16:31
top100 gl :)
2014-11-07 14:52
gg lel
2014-11-07 14:55
rIP iBP
2014-11-07 15:05
Can someone from USA tell me if these players are any good? I don't know them but I love IBP!
2014-11-07 15:06
Well they don't have an igl anymore and seeing how they have atleast 3 mutes and 2 young talents with very little experience I don't see any future for them, they went from a top contender to a top4 NA team -- Denial and ex-NCG (MouseSpaz) are probably on same level.
2014-11-07 15:09
desi is a real up-and comer. super skilled, but he was being held back by playing with the elevate/manajumas guys recently. he reminds me quite a bit of shroud but obviously without the hype that shroud had coming into c9 because of his stream numbers i know less about nitr0 but what i've seen from him, he doesn't seem like a super skilled guy that goes nuts but rather someone who is consistent and will be a sufficient role player. he's also pretty young so he has room to grow
2014-11-07 17:39
pretty much this. desi is an alright pick up and was probably the best choice out of who is available. nitr0 on the other hand is solid, but nothing to write home about.
2014-11-07 20:39
#268
 | 
United States bfrank 
desi and nitr0 are top performers in INVITE/PRO NA leagues, just like your swedish Maikelelel or skytten before they got this exact same break into the international level
2014-11-08 08:48
not saying you're right/wrong, but this post keeps showing up as I scroll down
2014-11-09 13:26
dazed and steel must be rofling at nitro and desi replacing them, neither come close in skill, experience and tactical knowledge.
2014-11-07 15:06
the article title should've been "nitr0 set to boost IBUYPOWER" :(
2014-11-07 15:07
i dunno about nitr0 but desi is sick
2014-11-07 15:09
nitr0 and desi are good players, but they have no international lan experiences and this will hurt ibp. They will get easily overwhelmed by top euro teams and won't know what to do.
2014-11-07 15:13
Sgroud had no international lan experience and he did great. Shroud had les cs experience in general than either of these 2.
2014-11-07 15:34
everyone has to start somewhere though
2014-11-07 22:28
KIDS BE KIDS
2014-11-07 15:10
Tarik>nitro
2014-11-07 15:11
It was a good decision by Tarik to stay with ex-NCG. I think they will be better than iBP now
2014-11-07 15:17
#231
 | 
Italy 1nf3rn4L 
So you are saying TariK refuses their offer to join??
2014-11-07 21:16
interesting, i was thinking maybe it would be tarik. he and nitr0 are both pretty young but i do think tarik has the better raw aim and probably the higher ceiling as a player
2014-11-07 22:29
I told you guys, either tarik or nitr0 ;)
2014-11-07 15:14
#123
 | 
United States sxg 
giving new guys a chance. GL :)
2014-11-07 15:20
iBP biggest idiots, cutting top 2 players lol. never seen such retardation
2014-11-07 15:24
#128
 | 
United States sxg 
if you think steel and dazed where their top players you're delusional, their stats were awful in faceit finals
2014-11-07 15:28
+1
2014-11-07 15:30
its not only about stats u.........steel has some really important round, clutches u are clueless us fuck, u think its all about stats lol
2014-11-07 15:32
#135
 | 
United States sxg 
not all about stats but when steel and dazed have almost 30 less kills in a b03 than the rest of the team, then yes, stats do matter
2014-11-07 15:35
and u think that new iBP would do better?
2014-11-07 15:37
#142
 | 
United States sxg 
not sure, they brought in 2 nutty aimers, so im guessing they're going for just a crazy run and gun style. idk, i know the game is about killing the enemy and steel and dazed lacked that sometimes. lol
2014-11-07 15:42
Yeah, and I'm pretty sure that those nutty aimers will shit their pants on EU lan. Will see though. :)
2014-11-07 16:03
Run and gun does not work against high lvl EU teams. They need set strats and shit like that.
2014-11-07 16:57
OMG! Need For Speed Playa
2014-11-07 15:37
Gj ibp getting worse and worse ...
2014-11-07 15:50
This is a clear indication that ex-NCG are going to be serious about their new team when they will get a new sponsor. Which makes me happy because they will be better than iBP 100% :D. Otherwise iBP would have wanted to sign tarik or hazed because both 3x better than this nitr0
2014-11-07 15:52
#146
 | 
United States sxg 
you've probably never even seen nitro play.. give him a chance...
2014-11-07 15:55
everyone is bad at their first big LAN. shroud was decent at cologne but c9 is a completely different team to iBP. being on a really awkward team at ur first big LAN is pretty bad
2014-11-07 16:06
Ibp gave us quick instruction how to get rekt on dhw.
2014-11-07 15:58
Giants? Huhuehuehue. Kicked two good players, got two noobs instead. Top16 confirmed.
2014-11-07 15:58
#269
 | 
United States bfrank 
desi and nitr0 are top performers in INVITE/PRO NA leagues, just like your swedish Maikelelel or skytten before they got this exact same break into the international level
2014-11-08 08:48
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
2014-11-07 16:06
low
2014-11-07 16:08
I buy m4a1-s nitro put stickers of ibp and i get in hltv?
2014-11-07 16:11
8\8 Inglish
2014-11-07 16:27
10/10 name
2014-11-07 16:30
nitr0 and desi are the only 2 non-recycled top NA players worth getting an opporunity similar to shroud with c9. Anyone calling them bad is a moron. The only thing that should be questioned is leadership. Hopefully AZK is calling the strats.
2014-11-07 16:18
AZK is calling, but shroud was the best player in invite out of from iBP nad coL players.
2014-11-07 16:22
nitr0 would also be a stand-in
2014-11-07 16:19
I don't hope to see good results from this new roster but at least some sparks of genius from new guys
2014-11-07 16:25
Lmao replacing steel is 1 thing but who the fuck is their ingame leader now? This team has literally no chance of upsetting any pro teams unless they all play lights out.
2014-11-07 16:26
they will sucked so hard
2014-11-07 16:27
nitro - xyitro......
2014-11-07 16:28
out with the cunts and in with the young talent. GL HF
2014-11-07 16:29
That feel when your sponsor is so good you can poach players from nearly any team on the continent.
2014-11-07 16:29
nah, it's becasue they have a slot at dreamhack. they have a chance for instant success if they somehow pull it of. glhf iBP, you're dead.
2014-11-07 17:30
#171
 | 
France cedd 
these guys are all great talents, desi and nitr0 used to play together for a short period of time if i remember right. But I just don't see this team outplaying european teams within less than one month's time. good luck and i hope you can practice some european teams, not only americans, before DHW
2014-11-07 16:37
"Derek "desi" Branchen, a former member of Manajuma and Exertus" Exertus and eLevate merged to form one organization under the name eLevate. desi was never on the roster when they went by the name Exertus.
2014-11-07 16:38
who?
2014-11-07 16:39
His twitch: twitch.tv/ismnitr0
2014-11-07 16:44
gl hf!
2014-11-07 16:45
nitr0 was a backup for IBP in the IBP vs Denial game that went 31-27 and tbh he wasn't bad at all and i think by the way he played he can do more for the team I think it wasn't a bad idea. Still kind of upset on the Dazed and Steel loss :/
2014-11-07 16:49
ibuypower sucks from now
2014-11-07 16:52
daps mad that he wasnt picked up. Anyone would jump at the chance to play for iBP who isnt currently going to majors.
2014-11-07 16:52
#184
Nifty | 
Ukraine ifhy 
did he has m4a1s and cz-75 nitro skinz? :D
2014-11-07 16:53
wtf are ibp doing
2014-11-07 17:04
IBP showed some really nice results with the old team. They were getting better and better why change line-up when u have a big event like DH?
2014-11-07 17:09
ibp top1000 with vox eminor , Worst decision ever by kicking dazed and steel.
2014-11-07 17:13
no mOE no W ya hear MOE?
2014-11-07 17:17
#195
Estonia rYm 
not even close to be better than old iBP shame
2014-11-07 17:24
This screenshot is from a private league triggerbot/aimbot providers shoutbox. tinypic.com/view.php?pic=15np24w&s=8#.VF..
2014-11-07 17:28
RIP iBP will lose dh and like all
2014-11-07 17:31
#200
fox | 
World WEZZyx 
makes no sense to take out 2 good players with experience for 2 rookies, but whatever.. they even won FaceIT LAN in Milan.. fucking retards
2014-11-07 17:33
wut? when did ibp win the faceit lan event?
2014-11-07 19:33
#227
fox | 
World WEZZyx 
oh ok sry xD ... Fnatic did. but still they had some close games
2014-11-07 20:26
this team is going to get fucked... i wish they would comment on why they kicked steel and dazed
2014-11-07 17:34
yeah, i fucking hate how dazed and steel worked their asses off for a spot in DHW and it just gets taken away. Swag is good, but he's a backstabbing little cunt, just like he did to cloud9. I really fucking hope they go out in the group stage and come crying for steel and dazed to return.
2014-11-08 05:24
Who
2014-11-07 17:53
may this be the return of iBuyPlanetickets :)
2014-11-07 18:01
They will really struggle against EU teams with this lineup
2014-11-07 18:04
#211
NAF | 
Canada ozboz 
Expected After all he was their standin, its not like Freakazoid still plays
2014-11-07 18:10
Damien "daps" Steele joins in place of steel. Steele in place of steel. interesting.
2014-11-07 18:12
umm no ? daps didnt join. nitr0 did -_-
2014-11-07 19:32
c r i n g e last place in group behind nip
2014-11-07 18:38
#215
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Belarus Starvoid 
rip ibp
2014-11-07 18:39
Looking beyond DH14, IBP obviously know they even more work cut out for them. I'll reserve judgment until after MLG in January.
2014-11-07 19:18
well if he goes onboard its a nice move for him but pretty sad for Denial as they got some nice results with him on the team
2014-11-07 19:21
#218
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United Kingdom pickles 
gl nitr0!
2014-11-07 19:21
who are these nobodies?
2014-11-07 19:27
#270
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United States bfrank 
desi and nitr0 are top performers in INVITE/PRO NA leagues, just like your swedish Maikelelel or skytten before they got this exact same break into the international level
2014-11-08 08:49
replacing is fine i guess, but not when dh is in like 3 weeks. what kind of team does that? lol
2014-11-07 19:36
want to see fREAKAZOID in international tournaments :(
2014-11-07 20:18
You want to see his biceps?
2014-11-07 23:36
Weird!
2014-11-07 20:52
skill wise this is pretty much an even trade, most people in this thread have never even played vs these players, just assuming shit because they haven't been on top teams inb4 iBP still makes it out of groups and plays a bit better than before
2014-11-07 21:19
imo desi is stronger then dazed, steel is garbage. nitro should replace steel just fine
2014-11-07 22:15
I've played against nitr0, desi, steel and DaZeD. The skill gap between the latter two and the former two are incomparable. There's a reason steel was considered one of the best riflers and DaZeD as the #1 player in the NA before both joined IBUYPOWER. Just because they don't put up monster stats all the time on a stacked team doesn't mean they aren't amazing players.
2014-11-07 23:25
Steel and Dazed are better than Nitr0 and desi...
2014-11-07 21:46
need for speed nitr0 and desi cant replace steel and dazed. IBP will be very bad and they gonna cry and begin steel and dazed to come back like little bitches
2014-11-07 21:57
good, easy all in against IBP inc
2014-11-07 22:18
That's actually retarded. rip IBP
2014-11-07 22:19
WHO is THAT oO steels team > iBP
2014-11-08 00:03
rip ibp
2014-11-08 00:18
gl!
2014-11-08 00:54
later ibp, retards
2014-11-08 00:56
Everyone talking shit about this lineup. It's not that bad of a lineup. Just because people call Skadoodle and swag quiet people doesn't mean they don't communicate well with the right set of guys. swag was the one that invited desi and I've played with nitr0 before and hes a really chill guy. This lineup can be good if one of them picks up on the support role. Spreading the talent pool in america/canada might be the best thing that has happened over here. Now that we have three cliques here we might finally see more than 2 teams that are good.
2014-11-08 02:00
nitr0 will play "support" - nobody is disputing they are two "okay" players, maybe desi is close to steel's level, but nitr0 is the equivalent of Barcelona selling Xavi in his prime and replacing him with Eric Djemba Djemba.
2014-11-08 05:55
I believe putting the right man in the right role/team can bring out more of that player than once thought. This could be nitr0's time to shine.
2014-11-08 06:37
Not only iBP fucked themselves up but they are also fucking up the other top teams in NA by taking their players. LOL. C9 must be sleeping soundly right now. RIP !!
2014-11-08 04:50
desi and nitr0 are good replacements for steel but neither of them are better than dazed
2014-11-08 04:54
nitr0 is extremely, extremely average & desi is hit or miss, he's either sick or absolutely dogshit. AZK as a leader is capable of about a 5th of what DaZeD was. This lineup will be lucky to beat the lowest seeds in group stages.
2014-11-08 05:53
IBP making some terrible choices xD
2014-11-08 05:53
these players have better aim, its possible they could eventually perform well but its hard to tell, all depends at how they play when the pressure is on.
2014-11-08 07:25
better aim than steel and dazed? thats debatable, but they will still have less impact on LAN than those two
2014-11-08 09:07
dumb as fuck lol
2014-11-08 08:03
how good is nitr0?
2014-11-08 10:50
better add 2 players from europe than this duo
2014-11-08 14:48
Nitr0 > dazed (on aim + attitude) Desi > steel (on everything)
2014-11-08 15:35
desi > steel in terms of fragging power. he lacks the experience and game sense, though, those things come with time. dazed > nitr0 in literally every aspect. he has superior aim, game sense, strat calling, motivaton, etc. dazed got kicked because he was too good at being a team leader. it's clear that swag and ska want someone who will keep their mouth shut and not bitch at them for their lack of communication. it only makes sense to bring in new players, who wont bitch at them because their spot on iBP would be at risk. sad stuff. RIP iBP.
2014-11-09 00:26
desi > steel in raw talent, but he doesn't have international lan experience. Removing dazed was moronic. Besides azk they really have no veteran leadership now. What is nitr0 18/19 years old? If things go bad I could see this team falling apart quickly.
2014-11-09 00:46
yup, i agree. C9 and fully torqued are gonna be the only contenders from NA now.
2014-11-09 00:48
desi > steel? i dont know if anyone who knows cs would agree to that. just.. lol..
2014-11-09 11:16
in terms of fragging power. he lacks the experience and game sense, though, those things come with time.
2014-11-09 14:54
xd
2014-11-08 16:47
wow.. dont know how they can drop dazed just like that, his preformance at faceit was incredble just sayin
2014-11-08 19:11
He's NA's best IGL and they decided to just kick him just like that.
2014-11-09 01:02
lol IBP will be destroyed at DHW
2014-11-08 20:04
Expected
2015-01-17 04:03
+1
2015-01-17 04:04
its old
2015-01-17 04:05
gl nitr0
2015-01-17 04:04
its old
2015-01-17 04:06
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