Volcano joins eLevate

Team eLevate have announced that they have secured the services of The Stream Team's Sal "Volcano" Garozzo for future events.

eLevate had been on the lookout for a new fifth player following the departure of Derek "desi" Branchen, who joined iBUYPOWER as a stand-in for DreamHack Winter later this month.

After analysing their options, the team decided to recruit North American veteran Salvatore "Volcano" Garozzo as they prepare for the ESEA Finals next month and for MLG X Games Aspen, in late January.

Volcano

Volcano joins eleVate

The news will further raise questions about the future of The Stream Team, who had already witnessed the departure of Todd "anger" Williams to Denial earlier in the week.

eLevate now have:

United States Matt "Warden" Dickens
United States Tyler "Storm" Wood
France David "Xp3" Garrido
United States William "RUSH" Wierzba
United States Salvatore "Volcano" Garozzo

France David 'Xp3' Garrido
David 'Xp3' Garrido
Age:
32
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
502
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
United States Tyler 'Storm' Wood
Tyler 'Storm' Wood
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
86
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Salvatore 'Volcano' Garozzo
Salvatore 'Volcano' Garozzo
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.85
Maps played:
11
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.77
APR:
0.12
United States Matt 'Warden' Dickens
Matt 'Warden' Dickens
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.78
Maps played:
55
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.17
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1052
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
349
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.13
nice
2014-11-12 10:50
7-1
2014-11-16 11:00
mOE > Volcona
2014-11-12 10:51
moe is still banned on esea i think, so he cant participate in the esea final :P
2014-11-12 10:52
why is he banned? :D
2014-11-12 18:43
cheating "This user is currently banned until 3/13/2015 at 4:20am for Cheating (1st)." play.esea.net/users/93772
2014-11-12 18:53
blaze it then
2014-11-12 20:10
m0E is still banned until the end of 2015 so gl getting him to esea lan until then roflz
2014-11-12 11:08
march=end of 2015?
2014-11-12 11:58
thought we was banned until the end of 2015 my bad :)
2014-11-12 12:01
no problem my friend
2014-11-12 12:40
#132
Monsen | 
Norway Piesso 
YES IT IS A PROBLEM FFS! THIS IS HLTV!
2014-11-13 08:03
#19
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Brazil bandicoot 
Moe fucking cheater retard, blocked by esea
2014-11-12 11:11
#33
Iraq Jfm 
really?!, no one above you mentioned, very nice of you to do so.
2014-11-12 11:51
#36
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
Shahzam stop it
2014-11-12 11:56
^ lol.
2014-11-12 12:54
#71
s0m | 
Latvia `DinGo 
:D
2014-11-12 14:50
Moe fucking cheater retard, blocked by esea
2014-11-12 15:08
didn't know March was at the end of the year
2014-11-12 11:29
chinese calendar
2014-11-12 15:08
moe is playing in a team with dazed and steel already
2014-11-13 13:51
gl to volcano
2014-11-12 10:51
lmao RIP TST
2014-11-12 10:51
#6
World LASS0 
gl
2014-11-12 10:51
salvatore.. hmm sounds like a druglord, wouldnt trust him
2014-11-12 10:52
except...this is volcano. he fixed the damn maps
2014-11-12 12:55
csgo baby confirmed
2014-11-12 13:03
gl
2014-11-12 10:54
#11
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Brazil Collee 
No TM no party
2014-11-12 10:55
#85
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France cedd 
tm is a rager and noone likes playing with him
2014-11-12 16:50
Grtz on the pick up. I'm curious to see what AdreN and company will do.
2014-11-12 10:56
+1
2014-11-12 13:08
Ultra old-school team
2014-11-12 10:57
lol those dinosaurs :D
2014-11-12 10:57
nice
2014-11-12 11:05
Grats to Volcano and lol this team is ancient. Their combined age must be like 150
2014-11-12 11:08
Thank you based volcanic god.
2014-11-12 11:14
Old compLexity? :P
2014-11-12 11:18
keeping it oldschool
2014-11-12 11:24
woh old school we need rambo too
2014-11-12 11:27
But on the ESEA article it never said if he would stay on to be eLevate's permanent fifth, has this now be confirmed?
2014-11-12 11:30
#57
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Europe midi 
Its hltv confirmed.
2014-11-12 13:40
lol
2014-11-12 11:32
wow Volcano, nice to see ya again!
2014-11-12 11:32
#28
Seberg | 
Russia Seberg 
Bring some old school Team3D/coL mix to CSGO!
2014-11-12 11:34
shaGuar comeback Kappa
2014-11-12 11:38
Isn't Shaguar a millionaire pro poker player now?
2014-11-12 16:36
yes
2014-11-12 16:38
exactly, that's why he could afford to play all day
2014-11-13 06:14
Maybe we'll get another documentary. Maybe a little more positive this time.
2014-11-13 06:21
WHAT
2014-11-12 11:38
#31
Estonia rYm 
oldschool lineup
2014-11-12 11:39
No future
2014-11-12 11:43
#34
Poland jMS 
How old is he? Older than Taz? ;)
2014-11-12 11:54
#35
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Italy 1nf3rn4L 
he is 27 if im right
2014-11-12 11:56
#39
Iceland RXXN 
gl but not news worthy imo ;p
2014-11-12 12:18
well rip TST, I hope adreN also joins a team
2014-11-12 12:19
It's cool to see these old players coming back, but sometimes I really think, did they still not achieve anything more useful then playing a video game full time?
2014-11-12 12:31
Given how the NA scene is currently, they probably play just for fun and not full time.
2014-11-12 12:57
This is the case for most teams outside c9 and ibp, besides the always present nerdgins.
2014-11-12 23:08
volcano has some sort of full time job in the tech industry, hes also married/engaged to sapphire, who i believe was playing with her girl cs team at eswc.
2014-11-12 18:27
#43
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Belarus Starvoid 
rip TST
2014-11-12 12:31
lol, the old Volcano? He was a really great player back in the days. GL
2014-11-12 12:36
#45
Portugal zpkL 
Volcano do a remake of tuscan plspls gl
2014-11-12 12:39
#47
Brazil hpkA 
nice, 5 legends !
2014-11-12 12:44
<? echo "too unfair if you include a map editor"; ?sarcasm>
2014-11-12 12:49
volcano is a counter strike legend guys, be respectfull
2014-11-12 12:52
nicee but tst :((
2014-11-12 13:03
nice to see some old faces! big gl to u volcano
2014-11-12 13:10
Volcano? The same guy who created map like cache etc.?
2014-11-12 13:58
Yes
2014-11-12 14:01
Oh thanks..
2014-11-12 14:02
*The same guy who was in the team "3D"
2014-11-12 17:02
"The guy who created the maps?" Lol, you kids are so young.
2014-11-12 17:56
Do you expect everyone to keep up with the NA scene?
2014-11-12 18:22
If you've even been around the scene for more than 5 minutes, you wouldn't have to. Team3D weren't exactly unknowns.
2014-11-12 19:11
Team3D might be known to you but it is unknown to me.. And yes, I am following GO scene for about 7 months now..
2014-11-12 19:18
That's their point, ANYONE who has been around since 1.6 would know who Volcano and Team3D were. Not shooting you down here, just most people here would give you a lot of shit for not knowing him.
2014-11-12 19:27
Oh ok... I did not follow 1.6 scene so you can understand... Sorry for being noob here.. :)
2014-11-12 19:30
It's cool, I know a lot of new players came in with CSGO(which isn't at all a bad thing). :)
2014-11-12 19:58
<3
2014-11-12 20:53
#112
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Austria gex0r 
"Team 3D | Volcano" boy... you will find that in the cs bible
2014-11-12 20:11
#59
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Poland Keruzz 
funny, so he has time to play CSGO, but tuscan is still somewhere around 2020?!
2014-11-12 13:59
You are mistaking Volcano for Brutes bro
2014-11-12 14:15
#66
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Poland Keruzz 
oh ty man! :D
2014-11-12 14:17
3d legend =D coL warden and storm
2014-11-12 14:03
SO MANY MEMORIES ON MY MIND RIGHT NOW!
2014-11-12 14:04
volcano N1
2014-11-12 14:11
Sal <3 TST :(
2014-11-12 14:23
-RUSH -XP3 +Ksharp +Sunman and they would win.. if it was 2003 and 1.6.
2014-11-12 14:25
#69
shox | 
United Kingdom dezmondo 
oldschool. now they only need ksharp and sunny
2014-11-12 14:27
They can't have sunman... he plays with me :)
2014-11-12 15:46
#70
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Poland kRAMERO 
rush is polish?? :D
2014-11-12 14:29
You know the NA scene is deaded, when you don't have any other option than bringing back 40yr old vets into your team. Who's next ? frod ?
2014-11-12 14:55
He's 27.
2014-11-12 16:47
You tell him Heather
2014-11-12 16:56
older dan u huehue :* :*
2014-11-12 17:01
she's 30 tho
2014-11-12 20:13
#75
Spain Ayrr 
ok
2014-11-12 15:13
nice 1.6 old team. Warden, storm and Xp3 is dafuck..
2014-11-12 15:15
Storm<3
2014-11-12 15:22
Love Volcano.
2014-11-12 15:40
Sal is a great guy. Go watch his stream.
2014-11-12 15:43
Great pickup for eLevate. With all the LAN experience on this roster and RUSH's nasty fragging ability this team is going to be a handful.
2014-11-12 15:48
#86
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France cedd 
sadly this team will get raped but gl
2014-11-12 16:52
Sooo old school! Need fRoD
2014-11-12 17:10
#92
Ukraine tonj 
how old is he? 30?
2014-11-12 17:59
27
2014-11-12 20:11
so TST is officially fucked up I Feel bad for Eric.
2014-11-12 18:34
who joins what ?
2014-11-12 18:39
xD
2014-11-12 18:44
The creator of de_cache joins what*
2014-11-12 19:33
rip tst
2014-11-12 19:35
legend has it there's a button on de_cache only Volcano knows about that gives his entire team 16k
2014-11-12 20:01
#109
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Austria gex0r 
man those names lgndssss
2014-11-12 20:02
he nicked ''Garrozo'' in team.3D back in 2005? i think i remember him vs SK 2005 sometime
2014-11-12 21:27
Yes that is the same player
2014-11-12 21:55
#116
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Greece her-1g 
warden played in teams like Forsaken 2002, 2003 coL 2004 - volcano played in teams like zex 2002, team3D most of his carrer 2003 - storm mainly a coL member since 2004 played with Forsaken in 2003 xp3 was part of team aAa in 2006 along with ozstrik3r, bisou, ferg and geno and idk rush
2014-11-12 21:40
Volcano just turned 60. I wish him well they need someone to keep these whipersnappers in line!
2014-11-12 22:18
So funny that people say omg he's like 27! they have pro football and baseball players in their 40's.
2014-11-12 22:19
#126
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India c0rvus 
7 - 1 Never Forget
2014-11-13 02:55
7-1 Never Forget
2014-11-13 09:43
#121
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Vietnam FAKTARES 
1.6 top team lel
2014-11-12 22:49
+fRoD
2014-11-13 02:34
LAL
2014-11-13 02:41
sup volcano :D my bro
2014-11-13 02:42
Stream Team aka the Source retirement home. Volcano and Anger weren't ready to die yet.
2014-11-13 03:43
Who would have thought that warden storm and volcano would end up playing together eventually? #legends
2014-11-13 03:50
time for grandpa to kick some ass
2014-11-13 06:20
wow so weird seeing him with Storm/Warden, but I guess I felt the same when Rambo joined up with the coL boys.
2014-11-13 13:27
zEx xx
2014-11-13 17:33
+fRoD = Team3D
2014-11-15 22:00
Oh good, underrated player from the past comes back.
2014-11-16 08:45
The name of my vaporizer.
2014-11-16 09:09
inb4 secret paths added to Cache that only he knows of
2014-11-16 11:07
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