adreN to Denial

stich
December 15th, 2014 06:23

In tandem with the news of [p,7810]'s departure to Cloud9, Denial have added [p,7433] to their lineup.

Last seen representing iBUYPOWER as a standin for the ESEA S17 LAN Finals, and a previous player for organisations such as Curse and Team Dynamic, Eric "adreN" Hoag will fill out Denial's lineup as their fifth member.

The news was confirmed by adreN himself via Tweet and could also be evinced in Denial's new roster on CEVO.


adreN returns to fulltime professional play

Denial player Damian "daps" Steele had this to say about the addition:

"It is unfortunate that another one of our players has been taken by Cloud9 and iBP once we have some form of success or progression (with the first time being nitr0). However, I am confident that we will be just as good if not better with adreN on our team.

adreN will be taking the role of ShahZaM as our main awper, but he also gives our team a secondary caller for the first time since montE was on our roster at the start of ESEA last season. I have no hard feelings towards ShahZaM as pretty much everyone would take the offer that they gave him and I wish him and his team the best," said Steele.

With this respective change in mind, Denial's lineup now stands as follows:

United States Todd "anger" Williams
Canada Keith "NAF" Markovic
United States Jacob "FugLy" Medina
Canada Damian "daps" Steele
United States Eric "adreN" Hoag

Since adreN stepped down from iBUYPOWER earlier this year due to the time commitment of professional play, this change may indicate adreN's ability to commit fully to the game once again.

Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
564
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.16
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.91
Maps played:
435
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.98
Maps played:
426
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.15
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
561
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.13
United States Todd 'anger' Williams
Todd 'anger' Williams
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
438
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.15
what.
2014-12-15 06:24
irrelevant news of a former washed up semi pro.
2014-12-15 06:32
n1
2014-12-15 06:41
who r u
2014-12-15 06:51
haters~
2014-12-15 06:56
基佬
2014-12-16 05:31
hes the guy who thought fnatic and nip werent invited to MLG
2014-12-15 07:19
Adren is still a very solid player you have no idea what youre talking about
2014-12-15 07:19
It's adreN Adren is from Kazakhstan
2014-12-15 07:50
AdreN is from Kazakhstan*
2014-12-15 08:32
#rekt
2014-12-15 11:39
who cares whos from kazahstan, i just like their anthem youtube.com/watch?v=Pv5jLsLoYcE
2014-12-15 15:49
+1 :D
2014-12-15 16:35
AdreN is complete shit xD
2014-12-16 15:44
#75
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United Kingdom Swannaz 
still more relevant than you moron
2014-12-15 11:00
+11111111111111111111111 NA scene is careless, specially when we talk about tier 2/3 teams
2014-12-15 15:18
well if you take it like this then allmost 70% of todays posts about current csgo players are irrelevant
2014-12-16 01:10
rly???
2014-12-15 06:46
They have a terrible way of breaking a story "as good if not better with adreN.." Basically dissed Shahzam. Learn 2 break news
2014-12-15 09:31
Not really. They didn't say something like "now we finally have a good awper." Shahzam may be a better awper than adreN, but adreN is a pretty sick awper and he has calling experience and he can fill rifling/lurking roles better when the team can't afford an awp.
2014-12-15 18:43
#3
Canada cLamp 
Nice!
2014-12-15 06:24
#5
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United States BoLT- 
denial top1
2014-12-15 06:25
#7
Australia glib 
New 2nd NA team
2014-12-15 06:26
No, he's not fully committing lol. If he wanted he could easily get on an actual pro team. Other than C9 and iBP the rest of the teams are just teams that play online seasons and hope to make LAN finals. iBP and C9 get invited to offshore LANs and such. He will just go to the Cevo LAN Finals if they make that, ESEA LAN Finals if they make that. If he wanted to he could have easily stayed on iBP and not quit his job, he wasn't underperforming. Actually adren in for Ska wouldn't be a bad move, but he still has his job and gf.
2014-12-15 06:27
#15
Denmark jjh 
My guess is that he joined them to play the mlg qualifier, if they wont make it i doubt he will stick for a long time
2014-12-15 06:28
lol......
2014-12-15 06:28
obviously his fulltime job will likely limit his ability to travel internationally, so I prefaced it with "may indicate," but I still view joining Denial as a step-up from playing for a mix like TST
2014-12-15 06:29
Wish you had used the following title for this article: adreN in Denial ... so catchy :)
2014-12-15 18:55
thanks for the update man!
2014-12-16 06:27
So cute and innocent... are you up for adoption?
2014-12-15 06:30
are you disguised Brad Pitt?
2014-12-15 07:12
nvm
2014-12-15 16:43
#10
Denmark jjh 
Haha, the fun part is that denial looks better than c9 now. Lets see how it goes
2014-12-15 06:27
#11
World zeLx 
good luck, this squad is good
2014-12-15 06:27
adren&anger :3
2014-12-15 06:27
denial > cloud9
2014-12-15 06:28
#14
North America lint 
n1 denial goin places this season
2014-12-15 06:28
AndreN Anger combo back again
2014-12-15 06:29
NA TOP 5 1- IBP 2- Denial 3- Torqued 4- Mousespaz 5- Random team Over9000- C9
2014-12-15 06:30
c9 not even top 9000
2014-12-15 06:41
I smell retard
2014-12-15 10:49
lol
2014-12-15 06:31
#28
Australia PhK_ 
Gg
2014-12-15 06:32
Anger and adreN WOMBO COMBO back up for business :DDDDDDD
2014-12-15 06:35
didnt they play together in tst lately ?
2014-12-15 06:41
yes. Also played together on Team Dynamic in source. Curse in GO. And iBP in GO
2014-12-15 06:44
Both of them are ex-iBP members
2014-12-15 07:10
Didn't anger underperform pretty badly? He also seemed like a bad teammate from what I could hear during their TST matches.
2014-12-15 10:38
Well, this was more of win in favor of Denial now lel.
2014-12-15 06:43
I think so nice choice. Good lucky denial! Regsrds,
2014-12-15 06:44
adreN!!!
2014-12-15 06:45
Rip in peace TST
2014-12-15 06:47
gl
2014-12-15 07:11
Rest in Pepperonis StreamTeam
2014-12-15 07:23
thats one strong team
2014-12-15 07:29
#53
Zeus | 
Russia cann0n 
gl bud .
2014-12-15 07:30
+Hiko +Steel +mOE -naffly -fugly -daps top1 na
2014-12-15 07:34
why would you want to remove any of those players instead of anger? lol
2014-12-15 08:24
#68
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Portugal dracø 
online form is very important for some people
2014-12-15 09:39
anger was top at esea lan yes
2014-12-15 10:15
Literally not even denial any more.
2014-12-15 14:42
So is this going to keep happening in America/Canada? One team is up and coming to actually be great then the bigger sponsors just cuts a player and steals yours? This is why you need better sponsors for teams over here so they can't just steal all the players from teams that can't afford to keep their good lineups.
2014-12-15 07:34
money is important... cloud9 pays better
2014-12-15 11:12
We don't know how well Denial are selling themselves to sponsors. I mean, sure, part of it comes down to having the talent. But you have to be a good salesmen to convince sponsors to let you carry their banner.
2014-12-15 12:56
So Bad .... AdreN was carrying
2014-12-15 08:12
n1
2014-12-15 08:34
God damn Adren, you are everywhere!
2014-12-15 08:40
#62
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Estonia Bulletprooof 
great!
2014-12-15 09:06
#63
Zeus | 
Russia IGROMAN47 
RIP Denial
2014-12-15 09:12
Its a decent lineup now
2014-12-15 09:20
#65
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Portugal dracø 
For me adreN is the biggest mind in NA, this can end up being a bigger win for denial than for C9 if he can practice enough (he stepped down because of his work)
2014-12-15 09:22
adreN is a good player for Denial, but C9 replacing Hiko with Shahzam seems like a weak decision.
2014-12-15 09:37
#74
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Austria db42 
I wonder how hes gonna fit in, i mean 4 americans and 1 Kazach is gonna be a huge laungage barrier Kappa
2014-12-15 10:58
huehueheu br :D
2014-12-15 13:58
Expected
2014-12-15 12:12
Asian AdreN > Murica AdreN
2014-12-15 12:34
gl adreN
2014-12-15 12:57
Something positive out the the NAshuffle finally.
2014-12-15 13:21
adreN is coming in as a coach only. Not a starting player, confirmed by FugLy.
2014-12-15 13:58
Ohh yeah ! nice!!!
2014-12-15 14:41
adreN + anger <3 forever!
2014-12-15 15:18
dope ! gl adren
2014-12-15 15:30
adren is great player, like his streams
2014-12-15 16:23
hiko to ibp maybe?
2014-12-15 16:28
+hiko
2014-12-15 16:32
#101
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Portugal Cyborgy 
adreN <3
2014-12-15 16:33
anger adren hiko steel nitro = denial plz
2014-12-15 16:33
im a fan!
2014-12-15 16:53
Actually TST were way better than this line-up
2014-12-15 17:29
n1
2014-12-15 17:47
Hiko in Torqued? :D
2014-12-15 17:59
Lol @ iBP and C9 destroying every other NA roster
2014-12-15 18:40
And they're not even getting anywhere themselves in the process.
2014-12-15 19:55
This is definitely a plus for Denial. adreN has been flying under the radar most of the year since stepping down. He brings a lot of experience and positivity to the team. Oh yeah, and the guy has got the skills. He removed more accomplishments but adreN's resume is nothing to dismiss as a 9 time ESEA Invite LAN Champ. IMHO his TST was already a top 4/5 NA team even though slotted in ESEA Premier. Eric and Todd already have a chemistry that Denial will immediately benefit from. If he is really recommitting himself to topping the CSGO scene, it will only be a plus for Denial, as well as the entire NA CSGO scene. Gl hf to all and congrats again to the hoagsta!
2014-12-16 00:58
Denial = the dropouts of the pro US scene. Theyre the discount bin you see in stores.
2014-12-16 01:02
-daps +n1tro/freakazoid/jdm/anyone
2014-12-16 05:53
NAF AWP?
2014-12-16 15:15
#123
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Netherlands xdanny 
naf-fly is pretty good imo
2014-12-16 15:44
very solid lineup could make some noise
2014-12-16 22:51
They're nuts now with nitro
2014-12-16 22:54
nice!
2014-12-20 21:33
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