ELUSIVE retires; bLacKpoisoN to play with Denial

Another change has hit Denial's lineup as Robby "⁠blackpoisoN⁠" Da Loca is set to take over the spot on the roster left by Ruan "⁠ELUSIVE⁠" van Wyk.

In a statement which can be read here, ELUSIVE has said that he is retiring from Counter-Strike to go back to university in South Africa, where his credits will expire in 2021 due to curricular changes, making his return an imperative.

After parting ways with Bravado and Dimitri "⁠Detrony⁠" Hadjipaschali, the team is going through what ELUSIVE calls a build-up phase, and with his academic priorities in sight, ELUSIVE has preferred to step down now than in the near future so the team doesn't have to go through another period of changes then.

bLacKpoisoN will join his countrymen in North America

To take his place will be blackpoisoN, the South African player formerly of Bravado who moved to Sweden in 2015 to play in Europe and who joined eNergy upon returning home.

Crossing the pond, blackpoisoN is now teaming up with Denial in the same way as Dominic "⁠Domsterr⁠" Sampaio, trying out for the team during the WESG World Finals and the MDL season before a final decision is made by all parties.

With the addition of blackpoisoN, Denial looks as follows:

South Africa Aran "⁠Sonic⁠" Groesbeek
South Africa Johnny "⁠JT⁠" Theodosiou
South Africa Rhys "⁠Fadey⁠" Armstrong
South Africa Robby "⁠blackpoisoN⁠" Da Loca (trial)
South Africa Dominic "⁠Domsterr⁠" Sampaio (trial)

South Africa Tiaan "⁠T.c⁠" Coertzen (coach)

South Africa Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong
Rhys 'Fadey' Armstrong
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
474
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.73
APR:
0.14
South Africa Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Aran 'Sonic' Groesbeek
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
696
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
South Africa Robby 'blackpoisoN' Da Loca
Robby 'blackpoisoN' Da Loca
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
295
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.12
South Africa Dimitri 'Detrony' Hadjipaschali
Dimitri 'Detrony' Hadjipaschali
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
388
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.13
South Africa Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Johnny 'JT' Theodosiou
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.95
Maps played:
678
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
South Africa Dominic 'Domsterr' Sampaio
Dominic 'Domsterr' Sampaio
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
274
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.13
South Africa Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van Wyk
Ruan 'ELUSIVE' van Wyk
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.97
Maps played:
381
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
South Africa Tiaan 'T.c' Coertzen
Tiaan 'T.c' Coertzen
Age:
28
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
52
KPR:
0.54
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.17
breaking news
2019-02-11 00:07
unexpected
2019-02-11 13:44
interesting
2019-02-11 00:08
#3
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Spain Miki2K
Rip, finally +blackpoision tho
2019-02-11 00:08
Blackpoison is a really good player Great addition from Denial
2019-02-11 00:11
no hes really not. play against him all the time here.
2019-02-11 06:24
#68
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Korea XigNw0w
Proof it
2019-02-11 06:48
he’s namibian, namibia is to south africa what uruguay is to argentina or canada to the us
2019-02-11 06:59
#70
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Korea XigNw0w
Yea, I kmow where the Namibia is located, but don't you think that he is fakeflagger? Also, it still doesn't mean that he daily plays against blackpoison.
2019-02-11 07:06
#75
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Turkey CamelotzZz
No you dont
2019-02-11 08:01
#85
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India Noobdian
Not Canada to u
2019-02-11 11:53
#79
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Israel ICeeGG
eyyyy LUMISSSS FACEIT GANG WE PLAY AGAINST BLACKPOISON
2019-02-11 08:46
Za cs in a nutshell
2019-02-11 09:50
#86
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India Noobdian
Za!?
2019-02-11 11:54
#138
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South Africa fabios11
I totally agree,.
2019-02-12 08:21
#4
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Finland FRGVN
I told you so.
2019-02-11 00:08
he is back
2019-02-11 00:08
WTF POG BLACKPOISON WITH THE BOYS😎
2019-02-11 00:08
#7
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Germany ConAction
no Denial is actually sick expected btw
2019-02-11 00:08
all this investments for this shit players
2019-02-11 00:08
They are giving this players an opportunity to "shine" and improve their level Don't forget the smallest voices can make it major.
2019-02-11 00:14
I'm talking about Elusive and Detrony, who after all the ''suffering'' simply jumped out
2019-02-11 00:15
My bad, I thought you were talking about the whole roster
2019-02-11 00:16
#31
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Portugal CRMN1
blackpoison is a top 3 RSA player.
2019-02-11 00:16
Read what I answered above to the other user
2019-02-11 00:17
#37
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Portugal CRMN1
Well yeah I don't know what's going on with ELUSIVE. Detrony is understandable as his brother owns Bravado but for Denial as a whole this is a good change. Blackpoison is far better than ELUSIVE imho.
2019-02-11 00:19
I Agree
2019-02-11 00:19
#84
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Israel geturlolon
elusive says he has 1 year to finish his engineering degree or lose he credits in college or something
2019-02-11 11:39
who?
2019-02-11 00:08
Top talent from the region?
2019-02-11 00:31
Newfag
2019-02-11 14:11
#10
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Bolivia V1ncentC
No smooya?
2019-02-11 00:08
#11
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Lithuania andy_
Goodbye i guess?
2019-02-11 00:09
Tragic
2019-02-11 00:09
wtf
2019-02-11 00:09
#14
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Poland Crai9Xen
Oh welll
2019-02-11 00:09
#15
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Panama Cyain10
Oof
2019-02-11 00:09
EZ #11
2019-02-11 00:09
#18
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Paraguay darthkaazi
noice
2019-02-11 00:09
Gl
2019-02-11 00:09
NICE GL
2019-02-11 00:10
EZ4ENCE
2019-02-11 00:11
Decent team
2019-02-11 00:11
Upgrade 100%. Now: +Smooya as AWPer and the 5th player. Sonic (IGL / 2nd AWPer) Smooya (AWPer) JT (Rifler) Fadey (Rifler) Domsterr (Rifler) Would be a decent team
2019-02-11 00:15
blackpoisons played pretty good against europeans in the past if i remember correctly
2019-02-11 00:13
He did ^^ He played with a bunch of mix teams etc. The best EU mix he played with was European Misfits imo. Bunch of random people, but players such as Draken, Krii, dipparn (if you know who he is) & b0bbzki played with him. All tho b0bbzki is a cheater & is VAC banned: liquipedia.net/counterstrike/B0bbzki
2019-02-11 00:18
#49
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Brazil de_lite
no dipparn no win
2019-02-11 00:56
#27
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France MIK120
bLacKpoisoN PogChamp
2019-02-11 00:13
who
2019-02-11 00:17
#39
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Portugal CRMN1
It's happening bois
2019-02-11 00:19
Who
2019-02-11 00:21
Anyone else read their usernames in an SA accent?
2019-02-11 00:25
No because idk what SA sound like xD
2019-02-11 00:32
dutch, their language (afrikaans) is essentially just dutch.
2019-02-11 01:41
#93
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Other fo3nixz
almost,
2019-02-11 13:19
agreed mr zuid afrikaans
2019-02-11 15:48
still isn't the most fast disband, sorry Denial
2019-02-11 00:30
#45
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Spain Zhalos
who and who?
2019-02-11 00:33
#46
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United States HLTV_Jew
And now we witness the end
2019-02-11 00:34
much better at least
2019-02-11 00:36
why u kick that sexy boy
2019-02-11 00:44
african cs lol , wasted money
2019-02-11 01:01
#51
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France Sylr
Who ?
2019-02-11 01:02
interesting name
2019-02-11 01:11
#53
steel | 
Belarus Ruble
<3 very nice
2019-02-11 01:18
ez SA
2019-02-11 01:20
blackpoison to NiP
2019-02-11 01:40
This is tough for the team but any other choice but to go back to school would have been idiotic Its tough to make a career out of exports
2019-02-11 01:41
#59
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Denmark Zorrondo
who retired and who added who??? cmon hltv...
2019-02-11 02:39
blackpoisoN ex-major player. He played in swede stacks... If you don't know who is him just ignore this news.
2019-02-11 02:42
#71
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South Africa Thazrog
A lot of other people are interested in the news. Thank you HLTV.
2019-02-11 07:07
SAD, Best luck
2019-02-11 02:47
Mature decision made by Elusive, I fully agree and respect the move.
2019-02-11 02:59
Back to uni. Solid choice. Can always csgo later.
2019-02-11 03:04
expected
2019-02-11 03:23
Goltz, detrony, elusive +2 = ez bravado 2.0
2019-02-11 05:15
#66
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South Africa LiNuXRSA
ZA Super team Let's Go!
2019-02-11 05:35
#139
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South Africa fabios11
This is the break that BlackPoison needs.
2019-02-12 08:27
#72
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Poland SmartyyCS
What the f-word
2019-02-11 07:09
Who?
2019-02-11 07:30
Finally :) hope it works out vor them
2019-02-11 08:06
#78
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Cyprus eClipz-AU
This guy will look back on this decision and wish he did it sooner. Smart decision from a well spoken guy, all the best ELUSIVE!
2019-02-11 08:14
Is this current Denial an upgrade from previous? South Africa user tell me please because i wouldn't have a clue, I just know Sonic is a beast
2019-02-11 10:09
#96
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South Africa Wick_ed
Before Sonic left, the discussion for the best player in South Africa was between Sonic Domster or Blackpoison. So essentially they added a consistent solid rifler (Imo he has better rifles than sonic) and then an aggressive awper/igl. It's Basically the best 5 csgo players per role from South Africa.
2019-02-11 13:54
Oh nice, I hope Denial can make NA pro league with this roster then
2019-02-11 13:53
#87
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CIS kofilzz
finally he returns... now they have a chance to win smth
2019-02-11 11:55
#90
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Poland BAN_ANIME
not really sure about this - did blackpoison changed himself? I heard he is pretty toxic
2019-02-11 12:03
#91
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United States ZeijiN
No , still very toxic and very bad team player
2019-02-11 12:23
#92
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Poland BAN_ANIME
lol so why signing him
2019-02-11 12:24
#94
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United States ZeijiN
No idea , there is plenty of other player in ZA that is younger and better overall players such as Dyvo and Flexeee .
2019-02-11 13:28
blackpoison is back!
2019-02-11 14:19
#102
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United States ZeijiN
Until he is kicked from the team for being toxic .. AGAIN
2019-02-11 15:56
rofl sad but true
2019-02-12 11:48
sick
2019-02-11 18:32
who
2019-02-12 02:11
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