NRG add RIKO; daps becomes the team's coach

Damian "daps" Steele announced that he would be stepping down from an active playing position, switching to the coaching role. To fill in for the Canadian, NRG will trial Dylan "RIKO" Sabin-Arnce.

In his short announcement on Twitter, Damian "daps" Steele stated that he is "excited for this to finally happen", hinting that the move away from playing is something that the Canadian has been thinking about for a while.

daps first came to prominence while playing alongside Shahzeb "ShahZaM" Khan and Jacob "FugLy" Medina in Denial, with a 2-0 win over Cloud9 at the ESEA Season 17 LAN Finals being the team's break-out performance. After that, the in-game leader played in a multitude of different teams such as Liquid, Conquest, OpTic and finally NRG.

daps moves to a coaching role

The Canadian's fragging output hasn't too impressive for a while now, which probably lead to his departure from the active roster. Replacing him is Dylan "RIKO" Sabin-Arnce who represented both Denial and Swole Patrol in recent times, and is added to the team on a trial basis.

RIKO already had his debut for NRG in the Closed Qualifier for the Americas Minor, finishing with a 22-12 K-D in a 16-4 win over Beacon.

NRG now have the following roster:

United States Jacob "FugLy" Medina
United States Vincent "Brehze" Cayonte
Denmark Allan "AnJ" Jensen
Bulgaria Tsvetelin "CeRq" Dimitrov
United States Dylan "RIKO" Sabin-Arnce (trial)

Canada Damian "daps" Steele (coach)

United States Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Shahzeb 'ShahZaM' Khan
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
956
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.10
Denmark Allan 'AnJ' Jensen
Allan 'AnJ' Jensen
Age:
24
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
399
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.15
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1035
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
Age:
21
Rating 1.0:
1.13
Maps played:
827
KPR:
0.77
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
Age:
19
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
855
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.10
United States Dylan 'RIKO' Sabin-Arnce
Dylan 'RIKO' Sabin-Arnce
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
350
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.13
#1
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Israel Kryst1 
lul
2017-10-15 22:19
who is riko
2017-10-15 22:20
fake niko
2017-10-15 22:20
more like fake Hiko
2017-10-15 22:54
hes both
2017-10-16 00:29
niko our time, too, fake niko from 1.6 kinda...
2017-10-16 16:04
he carried denial
2017-10-15 22:20
#24
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Israel Kryst1 
look it up kek
2017-10-15 22:20
#35
n2g | 
United States n2g 
He played for Denial most recently, I use to play with him on SB also, Trust me he is insane
2017-10-15 22:30
heard he was extremely toxic?
2017-10-15 23:08
#53
shox | 
Portugal NAOverEU 
I mean anyone young and coming up is toxic if they know they're good my dude its greed everyone has it. hes good tho n2gs right
2017-10-15 23:44
#43
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United States gtmaniacmda 
no-face onliner
2017-10-15 22:49
#2
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Serbia Removekebab13 
Tier 7
2017-10-15 22:19
#3
KRIMZ | 
Denmark slacking 
aren't those amazing news
2017-10-15 22:19
#33
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
aren't those amazing news
2017-10-15 22:28
#4
malta | 
Malta vfXy0 
Who is that
2017-10-15 22:19
Expected
2017-10-15 22:19
#6
Boo | 
France mbl4 
Wtf
2017-10-15 22:19
#7
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United States Globebuster 
expected
2017-10-15 22:19
normal na
2017-10-15 22:19
#9
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Sweden Swedish_CS_Fan 
k
2017-10-15 22:19
LETS GO RIKO
2017-10-15 22:19
#11
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Latvia Tw1nk 
Who?
2017-10-15 22:19
hiko?
2017-10-15 22:20
#60
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Germany TheFerox_ 
niko?
2017-10-16 12:11
OMG RIKO R U KIDDING ME?!
2017-10-15 22:20
15
2017-10-15 22:20
Lulz
2017-10-15 22:21
Lul
2017-10-15 22:20
That's good for NRG
2017-10-15 22:20
who dafuq is riko
2017-10-15 22:20
#23
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
RIP Daps!
2017-10-15 22:20
#25
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Brazil hugoooo 
hltv.org/stats/players/matches/11737/RIK.. His stats are sick, let's see how he does against better teams.
2017-10-15 22:21
NRG is now top5 NA team.
2017-10-15 22:21
LUL
2017-10-15 22:21
#34
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United States ldKuKluxKlan 
I love how NRG gets money from JLo Washington DC and others but gets these scraps wtf r they doing with this money
2017-10-15 22:29
#29
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Argentina ivanpb 
who who who
2017-10-15 22:23
#30
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Turkey spaceSfanboi 
Who?! Such big team should pick up a good player. Not a hope of one
2017-10-15 22:23
daps was rlly bad anyway
2017-10-15 22:24
great great move!
2017-10-15 22:27
#36
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Finland Smoonah 
omg finally daps not playing fake niko
2017-10-15 22:32
#37
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Brazil VAC0 
best: NiKo (faze) good: niko (heroic) reasonable: Hiko (rogue) leftover: RIKO
2017-10-15 22:32
#46
Frankie | 
United States lybrel 
reasonable lul Maybe in 2015
2017-10-15 22:57
#51
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Australia JingleBells 
LUL
2017-10-15 23:31
choke: Hiko (rogue)
2017-10-15 23:38
best: spiidi good: NiKo (faze) reasonable: niko (heroic) leftover: Hiko
2017-10-15 23:50
finally this shitter steps down from playing
2017-10-15 22:33
Fake HiKo
2017-10-15 22:35
Fake Niko
2017-10-15 22:39
#41
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Lebanon RobloxPorn 
Whos igl?
2017-10-15 22:42
#63
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Spain JasonRacism 
Fugly
2017-10-17 00:05
they actually looked decent and now he leaves/switches to coach? meh
2017-10-15 22:45
#44
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Brazil Brazilian Wax 
Quite decent pick up. I just hope he does it at lans too.
2017-10-15 22:49
#47
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Sweden 4Sweeeden 
Who is RIKO?
2017-10-15 23:00
#48
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China wordEXE 
expected
2017-10-15 23:02
gl guys
2017-10-15 23:11
nice
2017-10-16 01:06
finally
2017-10-16 01:23
#58
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United States Tater_Hater 
"The Canadian's fragging output hasn't too impressive for a while now" Nice England. On the flipside before we start questioning the move lets see how they play as a team first.
2017-10-16 01:39
Oh for FUCKS sake we just lost an IGL that we didn't have. Now all we have is FNS Slemmy seangares and stanislaw. And seangares doesn't want to travel frequently anymore apparently. So we only have three real IGLs in NA. Kill me.
2017-10-16 09:54
nitr0 is the IGL for Liquid now thescoreesports.com/csgo/news/15151
2017-10-17 00:01
It's a combination of him, stan, and zews. And stanislaw is a known IGL who has seen success with his in game leading. nitr0 has a LONG way to go before anyone ever suggests him based on his in game leading prowess, if he even IGLs for that long..
2017-10-17 00:54
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