DaZeD leaves Torqued

Sam "DaZeD" Marine has parted ways with Torqued, Mohamad "mOE" Assad has confirmed.

The North American scene is buzzing with excitement to see what the winds of change will bring as all the teams in the upper echelon are expected to make roster swaps ahead of the online qualifiers for MLG Aspen.

Created last month by Lucas "steel" Lopes and Sam "DaZeD" Marine after they were released by iBUYPOWER, Torqued have given a great account of themselves, having reached the semi-finals of FACEIT's G2A.com December Cup.


DaZeD leaves Torqued

However, they are now the first victim of this major upheaval as DaZeD has left the team, with his destination remaining a mystery.

HLTV.org knows that the former iBP ingame leader was approached by a number of teams in the wake of the ESEA S17 LAN and that, after considering his options, he decided to leave Torqued.

Contacted by HLTV.org, Mohamad "mOE" Assad stressed that his team will finish out the G2A.com Cup and will take part in the MLG Aspen qualifiers.

Torqued currently have:

Canada Lucas "steel" Lopes
Canada Neil "montE" Montgomery
United States Carey "frozt" Kertenian
United States Trey "tck" Martin
United States Mohamad "mOE" Assad

United States Mohamad 'mOE' Assad
Mohamad 'mOE' Assad
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
80
KPR:
0.63
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
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
United States Trey 'tck' Martin
Trey 'tck' Martin
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
109
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
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 Carey 'frozt' Kertenian
Carey 'frozt' Kertenian
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
72
KPR:
0.60
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
Canada Neil 'montE' Montgomery
Neil 'montE' Montgomery
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
166
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.16
wow
2014-12-09 20:30
#70
Algeria en0 
c9 inc :D
2014-12-09 20:44
#75
k0nfig | 
Hungary kruam 
+
2014-12-09 20:46
#110
chrisJ | 
Hong Kong Escher 
iBP* :D
2014-12-09 21:05
+1
2014-12-09 22:03
+5
2014-12-09 22:11
he already said way before that he was just trying to have fun with the team and just play with friends. him leaving torqued for s18 was sad, but expected. rejoining ibp? that was not expected. sad day for na.
2014-12-09 21:09
+1
2014-12-09 22:22
The team could never work given that moe is still banned from esea until March and they would have to play with 2 different rosters between esea, cevo, and various local cups and lan qualifiers. I don't know how they practice since all the NA teams scrim on the esea client. Maybe people are scriming off client because it's worth the effort to have them as a practice partner?
2014-12-10 01:18
mOE is the best AWPer NA Kappa Not Kappa
2014-12-10 20:26
Idea: in these kind of articles you could summerize the players' stats and achievments with the team he just left. Simulating with random numbers: DaZeD finished his journey in torqued with a 1.09 rating, winning xy cups blablabla.
2014-12-09 21:56
expected
2014-12-10 18:06
#2
Finland Brjw 
N1
2014-12-09 20:31
he will be missed <3
2014-12-09 20:31
n1
2014-12-09 20:31
n5
2014-12-09 20:31
insightful Kappa
2014-12-09 20:31
Rip NA
2014-12-09 20:31
to iBP confirmed
2014-12-09 20:31
thx 4 info
2014-12-09 20:31
Concise.
2014-12-09 20:31
#14
friberg | 
Portugal iNCOwo 
C9 change inc.
2014-12-09 20:31
n1
2014-12-09 20:34
yeah
2014-12-09 20:34
#17
Singapore xgt 
n1 edit: WHUTTTTTT
2014-12-09 20:34
internet explorer
2014-12-09 21:03
n3
2014-12-09 20:34
lol
2014-12-09 20:34
Rip
2014-12-09 20:34
moe my favorite muslim
2014-12-09 20:34
inb4 mOE baiting HLTV news
2014-12-09 20:34
#24
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
-semphis +dazed
2014-12-09 20:34
#112
North America r00 
I would love to see this change
2014-12-09 21:10
exactly and then they got a dedicated IGL and as harsh as it sounds then they don't really need sgares anymore. They could trade him for idk, maybe a younger upcoming star like naf-fly or shazam or someone :)
2014-12-09 22:53
#146
ceh9 | 
World mukas17 
I feel like n0thing needs to be in a sort of krimz role to really warrant his spot on a team. As thorin said in some recent video it has been like 6 years of this anticipation of greatness from n0thing and it hasn't happened so it prolly never will. He has a lot of experience so he can be like a mid-round caller and just take a more background role in a team, hold sites, establish map control. So if they removed sgares and got a naf-fly as you said or maybe a nitro this team could be really sick. A decent mixture of youth and experience.
2014-12-09 23:00
the n0thing greatness ended with 1.6, if he had decent teammates to back him in 1.6, he would have been top5 player in the world. He doesnt like csgo and it shows, he has no motivation and only sticks around bc of the money. And u dont even need to be good to make big money these days...dont expect anything from him in the future.
2014-12-10 01:37
agreed he does have sick aim tho
2014-12-10 11:27
jdm would be cool. they need an awper assuming dazed won't awp full time. shahzam could be good enough as well with the talent around him.
2014-12-10 02:36
#25
 | 
Germany lpSykl 
Back to iBP
2014-12-09 20:34
davaj ryssjävel
2014-12-09 20:34
he's going back to iBP.. pretty much everyone knows this.
2014-12-09 20:35
Do you know why?
2014-12-10 20:56
he wanted to compete in international lans and play vs the best
2014-12-10 23:44
#29
rain | 
Norway LearnTACS 
noooo
2014-12-09 20:35
RIP in pepperonis Torqued
2014-12-09 20:35
Back to iBP for desi ? Old news.
2014-12-09 20:35
-denmark +na
2014-12-09 20:36
Let's face it, Steel and Dazed were never gonna stick around with that team if they got other offers.
2014-12-09 20:36
It better be to iBP, hope DaZeD won't have to carry those fools in c9
2014-12-09 20:36
#35
suNny | 
Finland m1skaa 
all them new teams coming in
2014-12-09 20:36
"DaZeD to iBP, hiko out of C9"
2014-12-09 20:36
#54
 | 
Denmark jjh 
adren also to iBP. full time, i guess
2014-12-09 20:39
Torqued was better then c9 lol.. Or atleast they had the potential to grow stronger.
2014-12-09 20:37
torque is badddddddd
2014-12-10 21:25
Sure m8
2014-12-10 22:25
#38
World ggrd 
"Hey DazeD, we made a huge mistake..." - iBP
2014-12-09 20:37
he is fucking stupid if he goes back :D i wouldnt go back after that kind of bullshit
2014-12-09 20:45
Agreed, its like they Said "hey dazed you cannot go to the Most importarnt tourny of the year" and he's fine with it
2014-12-09 22:07
Right? If they ask him back, they should give him some of that sticker money considering he helped make that team who they are.
2014-12-10 02:37
With a good welcome back check, ofc you would.
2014-12-10 20:59
mOE is too toxic :)
2014-12-09 20:37
If dazed goes back to ibp that's the stupidest thing he could do..
2014-12-09 20:37
+1
2014-12-09 20:46
why? they made finals of face it LAN. and nitro could prolly be a better fragger than steel
2014-12-09 21:49
The fact that they cut him once already means that they can easily do it again and you're retarded if you think it will work out this time.
2014-12-09 22:20
Ibp are fuckwits sure ibp will give him better money and rep and shiit but if he goes back its EMBARRASING "Hey dazed we want you back even THO we told you to get fucked" No morals or dignity
2014-12-09 22:29
Its not about morals and dignity, but about him joining what team he feels will be more successful. If he wants to rejoin ibp because they ask him, he may as well seeing as with him ibp was a strong force, + the way they played without dazed at esea lan was really surprisingly pleasant. If he were to rejoin, ibp could probably do a lot more damage in the international scene.
2014-12-09 22:59
Jesus told us to forgive mate. Morals bro.
2014-12-10 02:38
well that was quick xd
2014-12-09 20:38
-sgares +dazed
2014-12-09 20:38
2014-12-09 20:38
Who cares about NA scene anyway?
2014-12-09 20:38
Says the kid who opened the article and then posted...
2014-12-10 21:20
#47
AZK | 
United States Dood 
Back to iBP pls
2014-12-09 20:38
expected
2014-12-09 20:39
moe mad
2014-12-09 20:39
C9 or IBP next
2014-12-09 20:39
expected
2014-12-09 20:39
Join Cloud9, make them a better team.
2014-12-09 20:39
moe sad cuz banned
2014-12-09 20:40
moe gon b like 1v1 me @lan dweb
2014-12-09 20:40
-sgares pls
2014-12-09 20:40
+desi
2014-12-09 20:40
#59
Denmark :~ 
first
2014-12-09 20:40
expected
2014-12-09 20:41
Back to ibp confirmed on the esea ibp's team.
2014-12-09 20:42
He never left it.
2014-12-09 20:42
desi got removed tho =)
2014-12-09 20:58
Desi was never a member he was called a stand in the entire time.
2014-12-09 21:24
but he was in the group
2014-12-09 21:28
....as a stand in lololol.
2014-12-10 01:13
so what ? he was in the group anyway, and they removed desi who was a stand in and didnt remove dazed who was an ex-member (got kicked) ?? Hear what you saying for a bit a think about it pls.
2014-12-10 01:29
"Was in the group" think of what you're saying, no shit he was on the roster when you have to be in order to play ESEA lol. Dazed staying on it meant nothing seeing if you look at ESEA Invite rosters everytime people get cut they still lounge on it unless they join another team or the leader kicks them off it, I doubt skadoodle really cared to login and remove dazed. Anyhow desi was called a stand in the whole time, being in the group means nothing considering he HAD to be in order to play for them last event.
2014-12-10 02:38
Plus desi left the roster on his own. See what I mean, they don't care to remove people off the roster (unless they're at the roster limit) considering they haven't taken anyone off it. play.esea.net/index.php?s=league&d=trans..
2014-12-10 02:41
#120
 | 
Austria db42 
because he was in as a sub for dhw. adren cant travel itnernaionally and desi couldnt play at esea lan because of the roster change rule in esea.
2014-12-09 21:26
#64
World tmvg 
nooo torqued was so good, who's gonna replace him now ?
2014-12-09 20:42
freakzoid?
2014-12-09 20:43
desi
2014-12-09 23:12
expected
2014-12-09 20:44
so either sgares or semphis will leave the squad DaZeD is a great IGL apart from that he's kinda nervous :D
2014-12-09 20:44
a lot the good ones are xizt happy ex6 i always see the biting their nails and shit
2014-12-09 23:15
adreN to C9 pretty sure
2014-12-09 20:45
-sem, -hiko, -sgares atleast 2 of them needs to go,
2014-12-09 20:46
DaZeD back into IBP
2014-12-09 20:45
NA teams > Danish teams in terms of teams lineups' instability
2014-12-09 20:46
due to recent changes i think its obvious that nbk is now gonna join c9
2014-12-09 20:46
no, f0rest is joining mousespaz.
2014-12-09 20:46
DaZeD confirmed back to IBP - DESI + DAZED gl hf
2014-12-09 20:46
#81
 | 
Denmark jjh 
desi was a stand-in lmao, there's no need to '-' him since he's not a full time member
2014-12-09 20:48
Except they had two stand-ins, without other sources someone could think it was -nitro.
2014-12-10 03:08
The old iBP please cumback <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
2014-12-09 20:53
Denial will drop Anger and pick up Dazed.
2014-12-09 20:54
I was thinking that. Would be a good move imo.
2014-12-09 21:01
Dont think dazed would leave to join denial, torqued was way better
2014-12-09 22:09
-sgares +dazed
2014-12-09 20:54
as much as i hate to admit it, this would be best for c9
2014-12-09 20:56
-semphis
2014-12-09 20:59
- Sean to focus on his Master's + Dazed Semphis/Dazed fistfight incoming
2014-12-09 20:55
twitch.tv/godazed hes streaming rn!
2014-12-09 20:55
I can't understand how steel can be playing with moe after the words in his video
2014-12-09 20:56
they acted like they'd rather kill eachother, compared to talk to eachother, like 3 months ago yeah :D
2014-12-09 20:59
because it was either a joke video OR they spoke to each other and sorted things out
2014-12-09 23:38
hiko swag azk skadoodle dazed
2014-12-09 20:56
yup, this is what dazed said, although he said n0thing was confirmed yet.
2014-12-09 21:02
that is sick tho ^^^ n0thing semphis shroud nitr0 steel gogo ^^
2014-12-09 23:25
That would be a sick team, probably who I would pick. Shroud barely not making the cut
2014-12-10 02:05
#96
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
- Sgares + Dazed 90 % prediction on NA scene lol where he can go either lmao ? !....
2014-12-09 20:58
n0thing Hiko Shroud Dazed Shazam
2014-12-09 20:59
nozam.
2014-12-09 23:20
- semphis + dazed please or go back to iBP
2014-12-09 20:59
Can someone summarize the relationship between moE cheating (was he vac banned?) and his ability to play in tournaments like MLG?
2014-12-09 21:00
he wasnt vac'd, he was banned by ESEA for cheating. (ESEA has a better anti-cheat than Valve, fwiw) hes a piece of shit scrub
2014-12-09 21:03
So the only league he can't play in is ESEA? He's able to play CEVO, MLG, and possibly non-NA tournaments, despite video evidence of him cheating?
2014-12-09 21:17
Video evidence != proof Or does that only apply for m0e and not flusha? :-)
2014-12-09 21:29
If I remember right, there was video evidence of him actually installing and using the cheats. How that doesn't deserve a ban from all leagues in the same way as KQLQ/Sf/smn confuses me.
2014-12-09 23:23
If that's the case I totally agree with you. Same goes for schneider, who forgot to hide his aimware on stream. youtube.com/watch?v=aeAMyljvsAQ
2014-12-09 23:35
Currently he can't play ESEA, but was only banned for a year. He will be back playing in your ESEA PUGs in March.
2014-12-09 21:31
so if hiko joins torqued, is c9 officially the worst team NA?
2014-12-09 21:00
#108
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
JDM - awp Nothing Hiko Dazed - Cptn / IGL Shroud TOP 1-2 US confirmed TOP 6 World confirmed
2014-12-09 21:03
If Dazed goes to IBP I will literally have 0 respect left for him and that puppet show of a "team".
2014-12-09 21:11
dazed azk skadoodle swag hiko confirmed
2014-12-09 21:16
imo nitr0's looked really promising lately, while hiko just isn't the same hiko anymore. I'd rather see nitr0 stay in ibp than an out of form hiko take his place
2014-12-09 23:03
That does suck.. With work they could've been a very top tier team imo. That's just too big of a loss to accomplish a top tier team though.. Unless they can find a someone just as good/better, in which Trey is not it..
2014-12-09 21:20
If i was DaZeD I'd do the same, wouldn't want to be on a team with MoE . . lol
2014-12-09 21:25
Would of liked to see n0thing instead of hiko but if this truly a new roster, it looks solid
2014-12-09 21:27
#122
 | 
Austria db42 
on paper swag ska dazed shroud a really fuckin on top of his game motivated as fuck m0thing rip eu
2014-12-09 21:27
-semphis +DaZeD
2014-12-09 21:34
best n/a lineup for me dazed steel skadoodle swag hiko
2014-12-09 21:37
Dazed Skadoodle Azk Swag N0thing That would be mine
2014-12-09 21:39
#142
 | 
Argentina kratoS_fsa 
- Dazed + Shroud for me
2014-12-09 22:37
C9 to change Semphis o Sgares for him.
2014-12-09 22:14
He was sent to torqued by iBP to gather some of their strats :)
2014-12-09 22:27
#148
North America r00 
He is the in game leader try are all his strats Lmao
2014-12-09 23:02
steel is ingameleading for Torqued, friend :-)
2014-12-10 03:02
LOL...
2014-12-09 23:12
RIP MURIcA!!!
2014-12-09 23:11
#155
 | 
Greece her-1g 
torqed is still good imo tck monte steel moe and frozt is a nice blend if rumors are true ibp new roster will be hiko dazed skadoodle azk swag which means that they created a team of the best 5 NA players. so cloud9 will stay with 3 super overrated ex1.6 players nothing, sgares and semphis and shroud who is inconsistent.
2014-12-09 23:13
n0thing overrated? u high? Hiko is shit after he stopped cheating, so should be n0thing, skadoodle, dazed, azk, swag pls
2014-12-10 03:04
You had to know it wasn't going to last. No one wants to play on an unsponsored team that can only play CEVO and have to pay to go to every LAN.
2014-12-09 23:16
I'd be curious to see Dazed take his talents overseas; if it's financially feasible of course. I don't really see him going back to IBP or C9. Dazed has always said that he felt like he had a good relation with IBP but can he really trust that organization anymore? Creative differences and personal conflicts have me thinking c9 is even less likely in his future. Brand new team perhaps? Either gl and hf buddy.
2014-12-09 23:44
#166
 | 
United Kingdom paullll 
I like Dazed, but I'm genuinely more interested to see who joins Torqued than who Dazed joins haha
2014-12-10 00:06
Probably desi
2014-12-10 00:57
maybe adren? they already have players who cant commit completely to cs
2014-12-10 01:44
adreN is not toxic enough to join them :P adreN is not that dumb to join them...
2014-12-10 03:25
smart move, Create a team go win all games, then leave ez
2014-12-10 01:40
IBP kicks dazed right before the biggest tourney of the year, they cost him so much money from sticker winnings. treated him like shit and now hes gonna go back. Pretty sad tbh. Also inb4 steel starts talking insane amounts of shit about dazed...fucking yenta.
2014-12-10 01:40
#181
 | 
Canada JoshNissan 
why would i talk shit about dazed
2014-12-10 02:41
Because you just always talk shit. Remember that shit you said about c9 the other day to moe? Anyone that is doing better than you, you talk shit about. By the way, DaZeD put you at < 7th for his top NA players, basically doesn't think you will ever be on a winning team. So, there is that.
2014-12-10 03:00
#195
 | 
Canada JoshNissan 
what shit did i talk about the c9 guys? that they've had internal issues for months? did I ever say any of them were not skilled? and I don't care if dazed puts me in his top 6 NA list or not.
2014-12-10 03:20
josh you should stop taking hltv comments seriously, just a bunch of retarded trolls seeking attention.
2014-12-10 06:23
+1
2014-12-10 20:25
You should stop nuthugging
2014-12-10 22:40
I'm not, this community is retarded and people with a bit of common sense shouldn't argue with retarded kids.
2014-12-10 23:45
HLTV, Steel. Remember not to feed the trolls here while browsing!
2014-12-10 03:03
bc thats what u do, like ariel said
2014-12-10 03:53
nt sending me a virus thru private message...
2014-12-10 05:21
haha get rekt by the real Josh
2014-12-10 03:08
lol rekt? he asked me a question...LOL
2014-12-10 03:52
rekt
2014-12-10 03:55
lol "the real josh" every josh is real, stop acting starstruck, he aint nothin.
2014-12-10 03:59
"Drake & Josh" , this Josh is not real
2014-12-10 04:00
actually the guy that plays josh on the show, his name is actually josh in real life
2014-12-10 05:21
are you kidding me right?
2014-12-10 05:34
2014-12-10 06:53
gg
2014-12-10 15:39
jk i will stop this shit now
2014-12-10 04:00
EG to sign iBP, thats the reason why DazeD is heading back $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
2014-12-10 02:54
sshhh nobody tell anyone, i want higher value when i bet :3
2014-12-10 02:59
not n1 unless he replaces desi
2014-12-10 03:00
steel > dazed.
2014-12-10 03:17
Just off the topic, but what res is dazed playing on there?
2014-12-10 06:11
1024x768 is the red he uses
2014-12-10 13:49
Mohammad assad=spawn? Kappa
2014-12-10 06:53
#210
SZPERO | 
Poland jakbu 
lol moe
2014-12-10 06:55
2014-12-10 06:59
He never left the roster lol...
2014-12-10 07:08
TOP NA Lineup: Skadoodle Swag Nitr0 DaZed NAF-FLY > Fnatic
2014-12-10 09:08
No nothing. No results.
2014-12-10 21:26
#215
 | 
Macedonia MungosE 
When I saw Neil "montE" Montgomery I remember Monty from Die Hard Clan :))
2014-12-10 10:25
-Semphis -Sgares +Skadoodle (teach him to talk) +Dazed C9 ez top4
2014-12-10 10:29
Expected. Team had 6 players.
2014-12-10 13:01
I'm glad but also not so glad. Is there a word for that?
2014-12-10 13:12
Ambivalent :-)
2014-12-10 19:30
desi though :( Dude is nuts and nobody knows it.
2014-12-10 13:13
He needs to join C9 and call for them because this C9 team are absolutely fucking clueless when they can't rely on pure aim to win matches, get rid of Semphis and Sgares and replace them with Dazed and a good awper.
2014-12-10 18:08
I will be joining c9. #1 in the world confirmed.
2014-12-10 21:24
GG
2014-12-14 23:05
too bad
2014-12-15 07:13
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