desi announces eLevate exit

Derek "desi" Branchen has announced via Twitter that he has been released by eLevate.

The news comes just hours after eLevate were eliminated from the ESWC USA qualifier in the semi-final stage following a 0-2 defeat against Team Liquid, who would go on to win the tournament.

Derek "desi" Branchen, who had been part of the team since March, when he was brought on to replace Liquid-bound Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski, has just revealed on Twitter that he is a free agent after being released from his contract with eLevate.


desi has been released by eLevate 

Replacing the former iBUYPOWER member will allegedly be Andrew "Professor_Chaos" Heintz, who has been without a team since losing his place on Nihilum's roster to Spencer "Hiko" Martin.

With these changes, eLevate now have:

United States Tyler "Storm" Wood
France David "Xp3" Garrido
United States William "RUSH" Wierzba
United States Daniel "roca" Gustaferri
United States Andrew "Professor_Chaos" Heintz 

United States Andrew 'Professor_Chaos' Heintz
Andrew 'Professor_Chaos' Heintz
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
171
KPR:
0.62
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1182
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
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 Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
917
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
United States Tyler 'Storm' Wood
Tyler 'Storm' Wood
Age:
-
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
86
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.13
United States William 'RUSH' Wierzba
William 'RUSH' Wierzba
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
993
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.15
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
United States Daniel 'roca' Gustaferri
Daniel 'roca' Gustaferri
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
620
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
#1
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Brazil stmm 
wtf? gg =(
2015-06-02 02:39
Sad :/
2015-06-02 02:39
rip elevate
2015-06-02 02:39
expected
2015-06-02 02:39
Gg. Hope he'll find himself a good team :>
2015-06-02 02:40
gl
2015-06-02 02:40
#11
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Brazil stmm 
rip elevate :(
2015-06-02 02:40
Gl desi:D
2015-06-02 02:41
wtf? pretty good player imo
2015-06-02 02:41
#14
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United Kingdom tomtmh 
rip elevator
2015-06-02 02:42
Downgraded. Storm should've been cut. #NAShuffle continues?
2015-06-02 02:43
Storm might not be as good of a fragger but he's the one with the most experience and knowledge on that team. His LAN experience probably totals more than the rest of the team combine. desi, roca, and RUSH are the same type of run and gun players and fit the same roles on the team. If anyone on Elevate was going to be replaced, it would be one of those three. Prof Chaos brings a much needed dedicated awper into their lineup which is a big plus.
2015-06-02 05:14
Yeah I guess if you ignore everyone on Elevate saying that Storm is incredibly important.
2015-06-02 16:03
#17
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Vietnam yolesnoobs 
=(
2015-06-02 02:43
DESI TO NIHILUM RIGHT NOW
2015-06-02 02:44
clg desi?
2015-06-02 02:44
Proff Chaos hype. Guy is actually talented. Was desi really so impactful as people hyped him up to be in eLe?
2015-06-02 02:45
Seeing as how he either topped or 2nd fragged. Yes
2015-06-02 04:21
desi = toxic
2015-06-02 02:46
nt dazed
2015-06-05 09:51
bad trade, -storm
2015-06-02 02:48
^
2015-06-02 02:53
desi for tem hiko ;D
2015-06-02 02:48
lol? desi best player on elevate NA T2 team just become T6
2015-06-02 02:49
#32
Barcode | 
Sweden mlns 
If he gets a better attitude, throw him into CLG. Good fragger, decent mid round caller.
2015-06-02 02:50
Everyone on CLG is already toxic. Perfect fit for them.
2015-06-02 04:23
Kinda true. Plus, they need some frickin' calling to replace ptr. The team has looked uncoordinated as of late.
2015-06-02 18:09
CLG has no future
2015-06-02 14:25
Nihilium desi?
2015-06-02 02:50
#37
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Norway Magnetic/ 
yup
2015-06-02 02:52
#39
United Kingdom myzz 
Some of the plays desi makes are really dumb, and he's toxic. Not really surprised.
2015-06-02 02:56
you must know since you have been playing with him fucking idiot
2015-06-02 02:59
#67
United Kingdom myzz 
lmao you must be a troll
2015-06-02 03:07
Desi good aimer but toxic af. Not surprised at all
2015-06-02 02:58
CLG desi? the dream?!
2015-06-02 02:58
desi = NA Troubley ?
2015-06-02 02:59
Troubley is so much better than desi, only German player better than troubley is Krystal
2015-06-02 03:16
toxic as fuck
2015-06-02 03:23
Yea
2015-06-02 04:22
Elevate had so much promise. Players leaving one after another....
2015-06-02 03:01
Proof he is toxic?
2015-06-02 03:01
pretty much this, where is the proof that he is toxic?
2015-06-02 03:03
If Professor Chaos was released from his Nihilum contract, why didn't he go to CLG? He seems like a good fit; they should've at least tried him out.
2015-06-02 03:02
#57
Kaze | 
Malaysia Swattax 
CLG desi? maybe tarik could just be the awper
2015-06-02 03:03
He is one of the most toxic players that you can ever have on a team, no one likes playing with him because he is a stat-whore and whenever you go in an argument with him he would directly refer to his stats. Trust me on this, elevate might have been his only chance to prove his attitude changed.. sad, he has the potential to be a great player..
2015-06-02 03:05
#62
NAF | 
Canada ozboz 
Liquid: -flowsick +desi
2015-06-02 03:06
would be nice to see, flowsick is terrible
2015-06-02 03:13
He already had a try out with Liquid (when they still had daps) and they chose Elige over him. There's a reason for that.
2015-06-02 03:24
yes but desi is still better than flowsick
2015-06-02 10:09
typical csgo community anybody who cant frag is terrible Flowsick is great at what he does. He doesnt hit crazy shots but they already have elige, nitro. and fugly for that. Flowsick is a good teamplayer and rarely messes up in terms of positioning and timing. Hes stable, what a young team like liquid needs.
2015-06-02 16:06
Exactly. Flowsick's job is not to frag like crazy. Liquid was terribly imbalanced before adding him, and removing him will only imbalance them again. Not to mention that Liquid's main issue is teamplay, and that is not something desi thrives at.
2015-06-02 18:49
no flowsick fits atm liquid is top NA (piece of shit imo)
2015-06-02 04:12
popups is so mad m8. how much you b1tch? bet 100000 knivs he plays better than you without 2 hands ;)
2015-06-02 03:06
In before -Freakazoid +Desi posts.
2015-06-02 03:06
lol literally no one is saying this
2015-06-02 19:56
Forgot you need to use kappa in 2015.
2015-06-06 00:52
Wouldn't know if he's toxic but his playstyle itself is enough reason to boot him. He will straight up lose you games with his type of plays.
2015-06-02 03:08
#73
United Kingdom myzz 
+1, he literally just does random aggressive stuff that makes no sense
2015-06-02 03:11
typical desi
2015-06-02 03:08
Should have gotten rid of storm
2015-06-02 03:11
Again where is the proof he is toxic? still waiting
2015-06-02 03:12
Nice for PC, guy deserves a top team and with a good AWPer I think Elevate will be on the same level as Nihilum tbh.
2015-06-02 03:24
So shit?
2015-06-02 21:02
I liked Elevate had some nice potential. Sad :( Wonder why
2015-06-02 03:32
this is actually an awesome move in my opinion you just watch these guys wreck face with chaos, although I do think it should have been storm who should have been dropped.
2015-06-02 03:51
LOL desi for P. Chaos RIP eLevate.
2015-06-02 03:55
Gl desi!
2015-06-02 03:58
Theres gotta be something up with desi when he gets continually passed on by top NA teams. Kicked from ibP (but for better players), not considered for denial/liquid, not considered for torqued, not given a spot on luminosity when he was a stand-in, and now kicked from elevate...all in a 7 month period. There has to be something behind the scenes that we don't know about.
2015-06-02 04:03
+1 There are other players who have bad habits as players (peeking too much, not being the best team player, etc.) who have managed to stay on teams longer than desi. He seems like a nice guy, but maybe it's an ego thing behind the scenes?
2015-06-02 18:25
desi is just not a good team player, he always tries to make big plays on his own and it more often then not get's him killed. There's a reason nobody wants him on their team.
2015-06-02 04:20
Player gets kicked, must be a toxic player am i rite???
2015-06-02 04:45
Or he is just toxic?
2015-06-02 05:11
Or maybe he spent too much time in toxic?
2015-06-02 05:34
-Xizt +desi They look similar so why not
2015-06-02 05:14
+1
2015-06-05 09:52
I used to think desi was a god fragger but now when i watch him play all he seems to do is bait his teammates and go for easy frags. what happened?
2015-06-02 05:19
rip
2015-06-02 05:40
-flowsick +desi
2015-06-02 06:21
expected. about time he got replaced very toxic and all he does is bait.
2015-06-02 06:26
#139
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Greece hekzy 
POPUPS STOP SPAMMING THIS THREAD.
2015-06-02 07:50
he acts like a piece of shit on stream anyways, i can only imagine what he acts like in a team situation
2015-06-02 08:25
#144
Dosia | 
Russia cann0n 
Desi to CLG 85 % as stand in for couple matches
2015-06-02 08:37
Yeaaaah boy! Professor Chaos is ready to wreck
2015-06-02 08:50
#152
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Other UMGRÄTSCHER 
Professor Chaos best
2015-06-02 09:54
9-17 Good pickup IMO /s
2015-06-02 10:35
desi to CLG?
2015-06-02 10:36
#161
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Greece hekzy 
-LeX +desi !!!!
2015-06-02 11:44
Desi can do better. One of my absolute favorite players!
2015-06-02 12:41
good for chaos
2015-06-02 13:05
#170
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Finland FRGVN 
just remove Storm already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2015-06-02 13:07
P_C HYPE
2015-06-02 15:52
How is a team suppose to be consistent when they players are always coming and going?
2015-06-02 16:51
Desi was the best player on that team, elevate had potential, R.I.P [*]
2015-06-02 17:38
why they not get Dr. Evil insted??
2015-06-02 17:45
he will join Liquid, kappa
2015-06-02 19:22
#204
mimi | 
Denmark nsk- 
Liquid desi?
2015-06-02 19:34
This is roughly the 54th time he's been kicked. Seems like he really needs to change his mindset because something is definitely going wrong.
2015-06-02 19:51
Desi is toxic people arent making this up....... I played with him a lot in 1.6
2015-06-02 20:00
hltv confirmed doddoMN CS 1.6 legend has spoken. Desi toxicity confirmed over 9000
2015-06-02 20:02
Dr Holmes can confirm
2015-06-05 09:53
Desi is a good player, but has been making stupid-as-fuck plays in their last however many series', so this isn't a surprise at all; decent individual skill, but toxic as fuck. He's thrown so many easily winnable 1v1's (one of which ended up losing them the game on cache a week or two ago vs vVv was it?).. The dude tries rambo lurking time and time again on CT side and repeatedly dies.. etc. So this is understandable.
2015-06-02 22:43
you ever think the team may want him to be doing that? It is possible that the team tells him what to do and how to do it
2015-06-03 02:50
RIP
2015-06-03 17:29
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