steel's Torqued sign up for ESL One NY qualifier

Former iBUYPOWER member Joshua "steel" Nissan will be taking part in the upcoming North American open qualifier for ESL One New York.

The 27-year-old has reunited with former Torqued teammates Trey "tck" Martin, Carey "frozt" Kertenian and Neil "montE" Montgomery for the qualifier, with Sam "4sh0t" Mariano and Ricky "floppy" Kemery making up the rest of this six-man squad.

Joshua "steel" Nissan is allowed to compete in ESL tournaments again after the tournament organiser decided to lift all-match fixing bans preceding February of 2015. In an interview with HLTV.org at Fragadelphia 11 , where he helped Bee's Money Crew to finish third, the player admitted that he simply wanted to find a team he could "have fun with".

steel will play for a spot in the ESL One NY closed qualifier

Up to 512 teams will take part in the open qualifier, which will run from August 14-15. The winner will advance to a closed stage, in which they will join the likes of Cloud9 and Immortals.

Below you can find Torqued's line-up for the ESL One New York open qualifier:

Canada Joshua "steel" Nissan
United States Trey "tck" Martin
United States Carey "frozt" Kertenian
Canada Neil "montE" Montgomery
United States Sam "4sh0t" Mariano
United States Ricky "floppy" Kemery

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
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
438
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
United States Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Ricky 'floppy' Kemery
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
416
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
United States Sam '4sh0t' Mariano
Sam '4sh0t' Mariano
Age:
27
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
143
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.11
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
LUL gl
2017-08-14 10:43
The old timers with bad teammate 4sh0t. 0 chance
2017-08-14 11:30
Yeah the teammate that got banned on ESEA for cheating and didnt hide it LUL
2017-08-14 11:32
Technically that's not what happened, but he is banned for cheating and being a general scumbag. But he's always been kind of a shithead.
2017-08-14 20:10
DaZeD, now it's your turn.
2017-08-14 12:13
#84
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Germany ceeazy 
Ayye that's pretty cool
2017-08-14 12:22
#163
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Finland Smoonah 
6 man roster, automatic win
2017-08-14 22:37
Good
2017-08-14 10:43
#3
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Ukraine WhiteREP 
n1
2017-08-14 10:43
#4
ZywOo | 
France Aladdin70 
Rip moe
2017-08-14 10:43
#18
NEO | 
Denmark felpv1ceH 
+1
2017-08-14 10:44
#155
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
+2
2017-08-14 20:35
+3
2017-08-14 22:20
#5
f0rest | 
Turkey fr0then3 
LUL
2017-08-14 10:43
#7
Aleksib | 
Bangladesh 696969 
thats amazing
2017-08-14 10:43
#9
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Turkey CHAMPTZ 
swag is next :thinking:
2017-08-14 10:43
Ez for luminosity
2017-08-14 10:43
#12
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Lithuania Slim Flug 
why 6 ? is one of them coach ?
2017-08-14 10:44
5 players + 1 subsitute
2017-08-14 11:50
do you know who the sub is?
2017-08-14 14:40
i guess floppy cuz he s last but im not sure
2017-08-14 14:54
if they are playing with frozt tck and monte and not floppy in the lineup they are getting first rounded
2017-08-14 16:27
i heard a2z was starting instead of frozt or tck
2017-08-14 17:03
#15
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Kuwait marrrwin 
:) but they wont qualify with this shit team
2017-08-14 10:44
+1
2017-08-14 12:20
#158
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Peru fark694 
+2
2017-08-14 20:52
#16
ZywOo | 
United States TeamSESH 
lmao 4shot
2017-08-14 10:44
They talk about my 4shot
2017-08-14 11:10
tier 20
2017-08-14 10:44
Nice
2017-08-14 10:45
go frozt <3
2017-08-14 10:46
n1
2017-08-14 10:46
ez Major
2017-08-14 10:47
frozt? Is that the guy that played for Quantic and destroyed VeryGames on inferno?
2017-08-14 10:48
only 1
2017-08-14 10:50
yes
2017-08-14 10:50
is that the match where he was playing awp/auto and had 34 kills or something?
2017-08-15 10:39
I only remember that he played with the awp and hit crazy flicks. It was so long ago...
2017-08-15 10:53
#31
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Israel MopSiLENCE 
gl
2017-08-14 10:50
#32
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Israel geturlolon 
what time do the games start tho
2017-08-14 10:51
#33
Sf | 
France heaven^ 
gl Josh, ez next major by ESL
2017-08-14 10:51
#88
Switzerland crn. 
he can't play if it's a major...
2017-08-14 12:24
#34
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Faroe Islands shubaNN 
ez for steel
2017-08-14 10:51
#35
Denmark zink 
I feel so sad that we will never get to see the absolute strongest team of banned players. Imagine if steel and DaZeD actually could get on. Well, Torqued is a sick brand, neverforget them beating iBP on Overpass the first time Torqued played it. GL steel, excited to see the team DaZeD signs up with!
2017-08-14 10:52
Agreed
2017-08-14 11:37
I hope valve never unbanns these criminals
2017-08-14 12:21
i mean, he makes enough from streaming alone so competing with his friends is probably not the worst decision. exposure from hype + money from companies who want to invest in the torqued brand.
2017-08-14 10:54
#39
liTTle | 
CIS Dowa) 
Sam "4Shot" Mariano when u cant get sam marine and u must settle to mariano
2017-08-14 10:55
#43
Liazz | 
Indonesia rimusi 
+1
2017-08-14 11:02
#52
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Guatemala KlassiKer 
kekked so hard
2017-08-14 11:11
#56
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Norway insy 
Hahaha
2017-08-14 11:22
#73
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Portugal dascouves 
LMAO
2017-08-14 11:58
xD
2017-08-14 12:11
#95
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Georgia Fatal Fighter 
good one
2017-08-14 12:51
yaya top kek
2017-08-14 14:15
LOL
2017-08-14 14:46
#123
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Sweden 133665 
Lol +1
2017-08-14 16:01
#125
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United Arab Emirates BunnyIsCry 
great kek.
2017-08-14 16:16
#136
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United Kingdom PompeiLad 
lmao
2017-08-14 17:20
lmao
2017-08-14 19:01
#40
 | 
Moldova OptimusBlyad 
no chances lul
2017-08-14 10:57
#41
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Greenland LilPeep 
Not even him can do such miracle
2017-08-14 10:58
#44
k0mplex | 
Europe R4as0n 
Torqued 94% - 6% Dismay never forget.
2017-08-14 11:02
#61
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Russia ez4u 
I remember this game... I lost my 1st knife on this game...
2017-08-14 11:33
ofc retarded russian bets on 94% hahahah
2017-08-14 14:08
#128
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Russia ez4u 
Yea you prefer to bet on 50/50% games. At the time i bet odds were smthng like 90% but you retard cant even consider that odds are changeable.
2017-08-14 16:48
fucking retard, even betting 80% is fucking stupid, you bet huge and gain fucking little amount and risk is not worth it, retarded russian cry you lost your knife haha brainless fuck. learn how to bet
2017-08-14 17:57
#148
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Russia ez4u 
I know its hard to win anything with your sand dunes.
2017-08-14 19:08
lost on csgl?
2017-08-15 06:36
#117
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United Kingdom Theodoooore 
Top match
2017-08-14 15:01
With m0e they coould beat vg.i mean g2
2017-08-14 11:07
#46
WARDELL | 
Europe COOCH 
There is any website with actual bracket and stuff?
2017-08-14 11:08
+1
2017-08-14 11:12
#54
WARDELL | 
Europe COOCH 
nt
2017-08-14 11:14
#47
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Germany Ni7o 
Nice, a cheater and a match fixer in 1 team. Gj esl
2017-08-14 11:08
#63
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Russia ez4u 
Who is a hacker?
2017-08-14 11:34
4sh0t got on a teammates account and cheated
2017-08-14 12:16
Gl
2017-08-14 11:08
Excited to see a brilliant IGL and clutch player again in the Pro Scene.
2017-08-14 11:09
LUL
2017-08-14 11:10
#55
rain | 
Indonesia lather 
GL
2017-08-14 11:19
monte.... this guy is just plain awful. there's no way this team qualifies
2017-08-14 11:24
#58
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Turkey CamelotzZz 
No mOE ?
2017-08-14 11:29
#65
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Australia RaginStarZ 
dispointing.... was hoping he would get some up and coming talents from uk (pulse) or au (zewsy)
2017-08-14 11:44
zewsy is from NZ.
2017-08-14 17:08
ANZ player then. We claim everything they do.
2017-08-15 00:10
lmao 512 teams, torqued not gonna be in top 300 even
2017-08-14 11:54
#98
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Russia SHADOWBEASTz 
Potato brain. If they win first game they already will be in top 256
2017-08-14 13:02
unless its not single elimination
2017-08-14 14:34
Always is.
2017-08-14 16:20
exactly lUL
2017-08-14 18:04
#69
swag | 
United Kingdom EgRoEg 
Ez for torqued
2017-08-14 11:54
Ez t5
2017-08-14 11:54
#71
ISSAA | 
Japan LiLeX 
niceeeee. now dazed , swag , azk need team fast
2017-08-14 11:55
Isn't azk playing OW for liquid?
2017-08-14 17:08
#137
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Germany NiceC 
Liquid droped their OW team a Week or two ago
2017-08-14 17:23
Can we see the games somewhere?
2017-08-14 11:58
they will probably lose their first game with this lineup but its ok, because steel was having ''fun''
2017-08-14 12:13
easy for Joshua
2017-08-14 12:20
#86
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Finland jayss 
newfags don't remember old torqued, the situation was basically the same and torqued was top3 team in NA
2017-08-14 12:22
#89
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Turkey osmanabi 
Sam "4sh0t" Mariano Sam "DaZeD" Marine :thinking:
2017-08-14 12:24
#90
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Turkey osmanabi 
This is like those knock off Chinese brands.
2017-08-14 12:25
deez noobs won't stand a chance at qual.
2017-08-14 12:38
#96
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Russia v1p3rrr 
steel is not with old ibp players hmm
2017-08-14 12:55
Because him and Dazed don't get a long on a personal level, and Dazed is much closer to the others while Steel is not.
2017-08-15 07:12
#97
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Sweden godname 
YAA TORQUED 4 Same players since css in same torq nice
2017-08-14 13:02
#107
s1 | 
Armenia gr1nch 
who cares
2017-08-14 14:12
WHERE IS a2z ??? Can't qualify without the best NA player
2017-08-14 14:17
ez tck
2017-08-14 14:18
no moe no win
2017-08-14 14:46
Good luck, would be crazy to see them qualify and upset some juggernauts.
2017-08-14 15:11
#120
Estonia rYm 
lol no chances tier5 team
2017-08-14 15:21
#121
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
wow, nice! good luck! We smart, we loyal, we friendly, we are from BRAZIL! Kreygasm
2017-08-14 15:36
woo nice to see let's go steel!
2017-08-14 15:38
will lose to random pug team, lul
2017-08-14 16:08
#129
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African Union ArisA 
Where the fuck is mOE. 2Sec imma kill myself, best streamer team and duo steel and mOE, is dead. But im happy for you steel, hope you will stream ur career in Torqued, like you make bills of streaming, might aswell provide content with Torqued streams and generate more money from that.
2017-08-14 16:43
YA HEAR MOE?
2017-08-14 17:33
#130
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Bulgaria TEDDSENN 
tier 3 eks dee
2017-08-14 16:42
Funny how you HLTV fuckers took down their streams, but now are making threads about them. Funny shit
2017-08-14 16:52
copycat
2017-08-14 17:45
Copy what ? Did you post a comment like mine? or you just want attention?
2017-08-14 20:40
dont act dumb
2017-08-15 15:13
+1
2017-08-14 18:07
I dont see the 'funny' part in that, makes good sense. Would you not had removed their streams, when they all got banned? And would you not make a news post about them being unbanned, and now eligible to attend tournaments again? They were the most hyped team in all of north- and southamerica when they got banned, so there must be some interest for them.
2017-08-14 20:51
#135
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Argentina FKT 
0 chance, shit team. LOL
2017-08-14 17:14
bracket anyone
2017-08-14 17:37
#141
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United Kingdom MFDOOM 
didnt 4sh0t get banned from esea or something?
2017-08-14 17:54
maybe if the whole 6 plays in same time they can beat some tier2
2017-08-14 18:50
Pogchamp
2017-08-14 19:06
I hope this is a joke lol, this team won't even be able to win in premier.
2017-08-14 19:12
#150
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Germany Dayjay 
Who cares about this T5 team?
2017-08-14 19:13
throw inc
2017-08-14 19:19
Where can i watch?
2017-08-14 20:15
thank god they wont qualify, he doesnt deserve any prize money
2017-08-14 20:19
#162
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
+ All the IBP deserve to be banned
2017-08-14 22:26
#159
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United States AjAjCaptain 
GL
2017-08-14 21:19
no m0e no win
2017-08-14 22:22
Wtf lul
2017-08-15 00:38
team so bad ESL letting them have a sixth
2017-08-15 00:39
#167
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United States y0rk 
If this is the team that will make him happiest playing CS then I'm all for it, although I kind of hoped it would consist of a couple players that were with him at Frag11.
2017-08-15 01:01
Old skool best skool Poor dazed. Swag and Steel is playing but no one wants him. Talk about karma.
2017-08-15 02:56
??? That's not the case at all lol.
2017-08-15 06:47
They already lost lol
2017-08-15 03:03
#170
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Ireland Intrilo 
"lost"
2017-08-15 03:12
torqued and rogue LOST LMAO
2017-08-15 03:29
Steel is still throwing. They didn't even play yet and already happenned. Please ESL...
2017-08-15 04:02
#179
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Poland shadyman15 
LOL already lost to no-namers
2017-08-15 23:16
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