New iBP, Denial in Legends Series

iBUYPOWER's new roster will take on Denial in CS:GO Legends Series on Sunday evening local time, or at [time,02:00] on Monday night in Europe.

Following a trip to Europe that saw iBUYPOWER finish second at FACEIT Season 2 Finals and exit ESWC in the quarter-finals, they shocked the scene with two roster moves.

The team removed both its long-time in-game leader Sam "DaZeD" Marine, as well as its newest recruit Lucas "steel" Lopes, to get better socially fitting players in.


iBUYPOWER's new roster will have its debut sooner than expected

Soon after iBUYPOWER announced they'd attend DreamHack Winter with Derek "desi" Branchen as a stand-in, and now it seems he will be joined by Nick "nitr0" Cannella, from Denial.

The new iBUYPOWER roster will now have its debut against another prominent North Ameriteam team Denial in CS:GO Legends Series on Sunday evening, or Monday night in Europe.

02:00 Monday, November 10* - CS:GO Legends Series
United States iBUYPOWER vs. United States Denial
Canada Keven "AZK" Lariviere
Canada Damian "daps" Steele
United States Derek "desi" Branchen United States Jacob "FugLy" Medina
United States Nick "nitr0" Cannella Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic
United States Tyler "Skadoodle" Latham United States Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan
United States Braxton "swag" Pierce United States Todd "anger" Williams

CS:GO Legends Series will be played out in a best-of-five format with $1,000 up for grabs for the winners. You will be able to find the match here at HLTV.org

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 Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
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:
26
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 Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1143
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.16
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
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1043
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
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 Todd 'anger' Williams
Todd 'anger' Williams
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
682
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
United States Derek 'desi' Branchen
Derek 'desi' Branchen
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
#1
mason | 
Tunisia mason~ 
nice
2014-11-08 12:02
#37
Australia PhK_ 
The team removed both its long-time in-game leader Sam "DaZeD" Marine, as well as its newest recruit Joshua "steel" Nissan, to get better socially fitting players in. i LOL'd
2014-11-08 13:01
#38
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India c0rvus 
Let's LOL together!
2014-11-08 13:06
but first lets take a selfie, ok?
2014-11-08 13:29
Yes, it is true and not at the same time. It is when they were removed to add 2 new mute persons for steel / dazed, and not if when you look at dazed and steel's perspectives.
2014-11-08 13:37
no selfie pleaseeeeee
2014-11-08 16:24
#104
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Germany fjdeN 
Ibp top 16 at dreamhack gg xD Big Fail new top 1 na clearly c9
2014-11-08 20:41
Team's going to be better than ever, easy skins easy life.
2014-11-09 16:59
#2
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Belarus Starvoid 
GL IBP
2014-11-08 12:02
'socially fitting' dick not big enough to fit the ass
2014-11-08 14:11
they have 2 autistic players, swag and ska. but they remove the 2 who actually talked. GJ IBP.
2014-11-08 17:52
#111
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United States darkun 
If you watch the oversea Lans... Its clear who throws rounds that lead to losing games where IBP has control... the proof is in the matches... anyone else is nonsensing
2014-11-09 05:18
Lol dazed Was on fire @esec. Took the most important frags and triples to open up the map. Even a few nice entrys that won them several rounds
2014-11-09 18:33
nitr0 gonna fk denial up
2014-11-08 12:02
rip ibp
2014-11-08 12:03
*nitr0 gonna fk denial over
2014-11-08 12:17
#17
United Kingdom Qiz 
Replied to wrong guy scrub.
2014-11-08 12:19
that scrub's country nailed yours 5-0 last winter
2014-11-08 12:24
#24
United Kingdom Qiz 
Don't really care for sports, so I have no idea what your talking about.
2014-11-08 12:27
#66
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United Kingdom Ivanmt 
implying he had anything to do with that win. You're taking too much pride in being born in a specific spot, on this massive fucking planet, you downy.
2014-11-08 15:30
In his defence it was up side down ;)
2014-11-08 12:33
#5
France binet 
I don't really follow NA scene but am I the only one that find the loss of Dazed and steel huge for IBP ? No offense to desi and nitr0 but can they fill and keep on having the same results ?
2014-11-08 12:03
Sure they have no chance vs eu teams but they still win vs these low bob na teams
2014-11-08 12:05
Desi is a solid replacement for steel, but nitr0 for DaZeD is like taking cype to replace Xizt.
2014-11-08 12:21
And what's wrong with cype you American spanner
2014-11-08 12:26
He's just saying that it's like losing someone with a tactical mind for another regular player whom may not have that good of an ability
2014-11-08 12:29
I don't think it was only aimed at the tactical mind :D but yeah I saw his point
2014-11-08 12:34
#32
United Kingdom Qiz 
I hope he wasn't trying to say DaZed was a good fragger as well, because he was almost constantly bottom fraging at the the lans.
2014-11-08 12:41
He had the highest rating overall on his team as well as a 1.22 rating at ESWC
2014-11-08 15:10
rekt
2014-11-08 18:12
#105
United Kingdom Qiz 
hltv.org/?pageid=246&playerid=7347&event.. Good for DaZed he had one decent lan where he played against shitty teams most of the time. Also Swag and Ska have a higher rating than him, not that I really care about the ratings on this site. Not trying to hate on DaZed, I actually think it was a mistake for IBP to boot him. I just think people over estimate him at times when it comes to certain aspects. Still a very good IGL.
2014-11-08 21:31
During Quantic when he wasn't calling full time, he was top fragging quite frequently.
2014-11-09 00:20
Yeah but why Cype when he is still a great player when there are people like jumpy ....
2014-11-08 12:39
#57
Japan zet3 
But Xizt is one of the best player in my opinion.
2014-11-08 14:59
cype isnt even close to Xist level though
2014-11-08 16:58
I'd say it's more like losing pronax and replacing him with pauf
2014-11-08 12:52
Yeah this guy has the right idea
2014-11-08 15:24
n1
2014-11-08 12:03
denial going to take this
2014-11-08 12:04
#8
Finland AScir 
rip in pep iaccelerateplanetickets
2014-11-08 12:05
#9
Sweden binz 
rip ibp
2014-11-08 12:05
Anger ???
2014-11-08 12:06
what about him?
2014-11-08 12:13
2014-11-08 12:33
swag doesnt want to play with anger, he's in TST anyway
2014-11-08 12:14
lol, i mean anger will stand-in for Denial...
2014-11-08 12:31
ah sry
2014-11-08 13:16
#52
Afghanistan HSM- 
swag wont play with anyone lol
2014-11-08 14:17
this is true
2014-11-08 15:45
Temporary, I'm assuming juvi turned them down.
2014-11-09 17:01
rip in peperonies ibp
2014-11-08 12:07
ameriteam tea xD
2014-11-08 12:08
rip
2014-11-08 12:20
i dont think nitro and desi are stronger than steel and dazed... But we will see)
2014-11-08 12:20
Did ibp ever release an official statement explaining why they let dazed and steel go?
2014-11-08 12:26
"the majority of the group felt it was best to look in a new direction"
2014-11-08 12:43
wait what?
2014-11-08 12:28
ez for TBD
2014-11-08 12:31
denial ez skins
2014-11-08 12:42
rip
2014-11-08 13:07
#40
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Singapore The_Fiend[fA] 
LOL. There are literally zero people in those 2 teams who are anywhere near being a legend in any counter strike game.
2014-11-08 13:09
It's going to be fun to witness your world crumble all around you when a North American team wins a major.
2014-11-08 13:38
#47
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Singapore The_Fiend[fA] 
Why would that make my world crumble? I don't really give a fuck who wins the tournaments.
2014-11-08 13:42
ATM, they are NOT legends but they are in a FCKING legend series
2014-11-08 15:59
So is anyone from the fnatic lineup besides maybe pronax thats close to being a legend in both games, they were all semi-pro/young talents in 1.6 except pronax and yet theyre owning everyone, dignitas CSS legends, LDLC as well, NiP too, yet fnatic owns everyone, its not about "legend" its about playing well and combining young talent + experience.
2014-11-08 17:01
#85
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Singapore The_Fiend[fA] 
In CS:GO, absolutely. fnatic won the first ever csgo major. That goes into history books for sure.
2014-11-08 17:14
Yet none of them are legends in any cs game like you said except pronax, its not about being a legend you get old
2014-11-08 17:31
#90
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Singapore The_Fiend[fA] 
They are as big a legend as they can be in CSGO. The game is only 2 and a bit years old.
2014-11-08 18:07
So is swag then
2014-11-08 18:08
#93
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Singapore The_Fiend[fA] 
Just playing game since start years doesn't make him a legend. fnatic WON the first major and have a ton of top4 international finishes. Swag hasn't even played in a final of an international tournament.
2014-11-08 18:16
except for the faceit finals which just happened....
2014-11-08 19:44
Esea? Faceit?
2014-11-09 05:28
Anger standing in, why him though? Knowns some tactics IBP might pull off?
2014-11-08 13:30
Best player they can get on short notice. Probably wanted juvenile but I highly doubt he wants to go back there knowing they cut him once and probably would again.
2014-11-09 17:02
Was hoping there would be an event to showcase these roster changes.
2014-11-08 13:33
gl hf
2014-11-08 13:52
#49
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Czech Republic I am maxXx 
this is not iBP
2014-11-08 13:57
thats why lurrpis wrote "New iBP"
2014-11-08 15:48
rIP iBP
2014-11-08 13:59
Shahzam will ace 3 times
2014-11-08 14:30
lol "social attitude" in iBP HAHAHAHAAHAH Skadoodle and swag dont talk at all both of them dont have a social life i bet
2014-11-08 14:31
anger in denial?waaat?Oo
2014-11-08 14:39
"Legend" LOL
2014-11-08 14:48
nitr0 is shit lmao.
2014-11-08 14:59
#109
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France cedd 
he's way better than anyone in Denial lol
2014-11-09 04:40
Oh boi! Shots Fired! "to get better socially fitting players in" (c) :D
2014-11-08 15:12
DaZeD's Interview after being cut, not my link, but still... youtube.com/watch?v=tfaTKbKDYc4
2014-11-08 15:18
"to get better socially fitting players in." lol so 0 communication at all now on the team? rip ibp
2014-11-08 15:20
NA scene goes from crap to crappier, cool.
2014-11-08 15:29
"North Ameriteam team Denial"
2014-11-08 15:36
#68
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Portugal dracø 
Mute tactics inc
2014-11-08 15:42
I'd like to ask Denial for just one thing, don't annihilate iBP by too much. We need to see them get 16:0'd at DHW, before swag decides to rage-quit (or should I say 'mute quit'?) from the team
2014-11-08 15:52
#75
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
Riperino IBP new team supposed to be Adren JDM - awp Steel Dazed IGL Anger and they riperino IBP n CLoud
2014-11-08 16:27
#77
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United States sxg 
yea so many great fraggers on that team.... not
2014-11-08 16:44
lol u mean kappa...
2014-11-08 17:00
steel fucking hates anger they would never be on a team together
2014-11-08 19:31
#76
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
and whose gonna call strats in new IBP Swag ? XD lmfao prognoses loose to everyone in group stage on DH winter
2014-11-08 16:28
adren coming back confirmed
2014-11-08 16:54
adreN for desi in iBP!
2014-11-08 17:01
iBP is like a 10man team on paper right now who the fuck is gonna be calling for them now? surely none of the mute trio. nitro has never been igl or had a serious lan experience and desi probably called briefly in jumas afaik. really want to know whose braindead decision it was to cut the core of the team and replace them with some scrap metal. you just don't do that, unless you are pretty fucking desperate, especially right before a major. yeah, they've had the ~lowest kdr out of all 5 in the recent tourneys, but they were calling all the shots and they're the reason ibp managed to put up a good fight vs fnatic. gl azk/swag/skadoodle, i heard you guys are really proficient in sign language. you don't want the opponents to be hearing your "strats" across the venue anyways, do ya now?
2014-11-08 17:42
#95
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North America NaughtyWalrus 
I'm not sure if I'm just complacent, but I'm oddly okay with this...
2014-11-08 18:53
anger is not playing for the TST team?
2014-11-08 18:57
hfhfhhf
2014-11-08 19:02
In the paragraph above the teams' rosters: "another prominent North Ameriteam team " American* Sorry, couldn't help but notice the small error haha. Anywho, great read about the new rosters. I wonder if anger is joining Denial on a permanent basis or if he is just a stand-in.
2014-11-08 19:04
"to get better socially fitting players in." Gotta love Lurppis !
2014-11-08 19:04
csgo legends what a fiasco
2014-11-08 19:10
can some1 confirm TORQUED is back?
2014-11-08 22:54
#110
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France cedd 
i can confirm this
2014-11-09 04:41
Will i stay awake late to watch Murica games ? Yes if loungerino adderino.
2014-11-09 00:29
invite for the next week real legends - mTw and m5 xDDDDDDDd
2014-11-09 12:01
Ibp probly thinking now : "we have to initiate owr new players , lets throw this game " :D
2014-11-09 16:25
Denial easy
2014-11-09 16:26
gl
2014-11-09 18:45
god I hope iBP loses
2014-11-09 20:07
#122
Dosia | 
Norway Skagos 
Who cares about NA teams, just a bunch of hackers and backstabbing DramaQueens
2014-11-09 20:08
ezpz iBP win
2014-11-09 21:08
-shroud + Cloud9.Dazed
2014-11-09 21:28
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