MarKE to join Chaos as steel weighs up future

The Canadian player will step down from the Chaos lineup and his future could lie elsewhere.

Chaos are close to signing former NRG and eUnited member Edgar "⁠MarKE⁠" Maldonado, as first reported by DBLTAP and confirmed by HLTV.org. The Mexican player will step into the shoes of veteran in-game leader Joshua "⁠steel⁠" Nissan, who is currently entertaining the idea of moving to VALORANT.

MarKE has been without a team since parting ways with Ze Pug Godz, who recruited Maxim "⁠wippie⁠" Shepelev last week to fill the vacant slot. In Chaos, the Mexican player will reunite with his former eUnited teammate Anthony "⁠vanity⁠" Malaspina, who will take the team's reins.

steel is pondering a move to VALORANT

steel's lifetime ban from all Valve events following his role in the 2014 iBUYPOWER match-fixing scandal was viewed by many as a hindrance to the team's progress, including by steel himself, who said in a recent interview with HLTV.org that his departure was "just a matter of when". Due to the Canadian's situation, Chaos were forced to field Jacob "⁠FugLy⁠" Medina and coach Matthew "⁠mCe⁠" Elmore as stand-ins in the ongoing Regional Major Ranking (RMR) circuit, the qualifying system for the ESL One: Rio Major.

The last member of the Ben's Anime Team signed in November 2019, steel looks set to leave Chaos on the same day that they broke into the top 20 in the world rankings, a huge achievement for a team with two young talents who have just started playing at the highest level in Erick "⁠Xeppaa⁠" Bach (20) and Nathan "⁠leaf⁠" Orf (16). In last week's interview, the Canadian admitted that helping other players to move up the ranks had been a source of pride.

steel's retirement from Counter-Strike would represent another blow to the North American scene, which has already lost several players to VALORANT, most notably Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella, who switched games shortly after stepping down from Liquid's starting lineup and linked up with former teammate Spencer "⁠Hiko⁠" Martin on 100 Thieves.

MarKE will make his first appearance for Chaos on Tuesday, in the team's opening match in ESL Pro League Season 12, against Liquid. The team have also qualified for FunSpark ULTI, a $300,000 Chinese LAN that could be pushed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With this change, Chaos will have:

United States Anthony "⁠vanity⁠" Malaspina
United States Erick "⁠Xeppaa⁠" Bach
Canada Jonathan "⁠Jonji⁠" Carey
United States Nathan "⁠leaf⁠" Orf
Mexico Edgar "⁠MarKE⁠" Maldonado

United States Matthew "⁠mCe⁠" Elmore (coach)

Correction: An earlier version of the article incorrectly mentioned that MarKE would become the in-game leader of the team. According to Chaos, the new captain and IGL is vanity.

United States Matthew 'mCe' Elmore
Matthew 'mCe' Elmore
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.83
Maps played:
249
KPR:
0.57
DPR:
0.72
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
26
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1323
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
Age:
26
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
1057
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Mexico Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Edgar 'MarKE' Maldonado
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
599
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.65
Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
738
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.71
United States Nathan 'leaf' Orf
Nathan 'leaf' Orf
Age:
17
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
194
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
937
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
617
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
United States Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Anthony 'vanity' Malaspina
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
549
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
Russia Maxim 'wippie' Shepelev
Maxim 'wippie' Shepelev
Age:
22
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
104
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.64
United States Erick 'Xeppaa' Bach
Erick 'Xeppaa' Bach
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
260
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.68
lol wtf RIP CHAOS
2020-08-31 20:59
16 replies
#createchaos
2020-08-31 21:00
4 replies
V A L OMEGALUL R A N T
2020-08-31 21:22
3 replies
V A L OMEGALUL R A N T
2020-08-31 21:45
1 reply
V A L OMEGALUL R A N T
2020-09-01 03:57
#223
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United States btescobar
I think once they all go pro and are established in valorant they’ll get unbanned in cs lol
2020-08-31 22:48
mens(((
2020-08-31 21:02
#98
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Germany I_car
Yeah marke is decent but I don't know about him as igl
2020-08-31 21:17
2 replies
Vanity also can be igl
2020-08-31 22:13
#267
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Bulgaria radofjc
Actually its said that actually vanity will actually be IGL
2020-09-01 03:55
NOOOOOOOOO
2020-08-31 21:19
Actually so sad
2020-08-31 21:21
Mexican CS lul
2020-08-31 21:29
2 replies
#265
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United States broken1i
on your favorite team LUL
2020-09-01 02:45
1 reply
Not my favorite team :)
2020-09-01 04:25
GET WOKE GO BROKE
2020-08-31 21:39
#192
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Canada MiLkBaGzz
chaos dead :(
2020-08-31 22:06
#2
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New Zealand dani3
expected
2020-08-31 20:59
6 replies
sadly :(
2020-08-31 21:00
5 replies
Truly sad but it's the right call, too bad he fucked up in the past... If he moves to VALORANT it will be a big loss to NA CS, but I doubt the man wants to keep on developing young talents until they become top30 just to have to let them go. Is coaching completely out of the picture for him?
2020-08-31 21:05
4 replies
#75
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United States btescobar
No valve events even as a coach
2020-08-31 21:12
3 replies
That's 2 events a year. And he just wouldn't be behind the team physically, could still prep with the team. If he wants to coach it's just a matter of the orgs seeing him as worth it.
2020-08-31 21:18
2 replies
But winning a Major is every CS Players' goal, even just playing at one, you are immortalized. I know who fucking baitlander is but I still don't know much about AZK
2020-08-31 21:25
steel is a competitive man, he won't settle in a coaching position, at least for now
2020-08-31 21:26
#3
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United States inflict
pain
2020-08-31 20:59
#4
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India KaiserGene
Time to coach
2020-08-31 21:00
1 reply
cant coach at major so no he has to switch games
2020-08-31 21:01
Lol what a clown fiesta carrer
2020-08-31 21:00
19 replies
expected cry from br
2020-08-31 21:01
LULW expected
2020-08-31 21:03
much more interesting career than typical professional player, also he seems much more happier in valorant so he will go there, exciting times ahead of him, unlike mibr
2020-08-31 21:04
16 replies
+1
2020-08-31 21:06
Mibr already achieved everything, there is not anything more to ask. Steel? Enjoying some skins. A completely loser
2020-08-31 21:07
14 replies
steel was fucking important for the NA scene regardless, he developed so much talent there. also you're living in the fucking past just like MIBR does
2020-08-31 21:14
12 replies
MIBR living in the past: 2 times major champions, shit tons of tournaments, earning money till now even they can't play well; Steel's carrer: Won some skins, never won any tournament. Feels like we have a winner here
2020-08-31 21:19
10 replies
LG and SK won these majors the mibr name will from now on forever be known as the clusterfuck it is now, thanks to fallen, fer and taco. they destroyed this name with their inability to see their own mistakes steel's competetive csgo career might not be on par with the brazilians and still he was a very important part for the north american csgo scene. also he apologized a thousand times in a thousand different ways for what happened six years ago. another quality the mibr core does not have.
2020-08-31 21:22
8 replies
Bro, i'm talking about the core. GTR and Forest are in Dignitas but they will always be remebered of NIP's Golden Era, Same as VP's roster that won the major. Does'nt matter if they only do shit from now on, these guys will "die" as csgo legends, from pasha to fallen. If it wasn't fallen we would never see a Brazilian team playing outside of brazil. He did by himself, same as our scene. The second team that moved to overseas was his project, he paid their salary, and this team came 2nd in a fucking major. He developed a "gamer's school" to teach players how to play csgo, he owns the most famous csgo server in brazil, GamersClub, that has tons more players than faceit here and organizes our most important tournaments. What did steel do? IGL some american teams? LMAO I agree the MIBR core is just there because of their past, not desrving their big salaries nowadays, but it can't erase their past. And so on, if some org pays 50k Dollars every month for you to play, would u quit? LMAO
2020-08-31 21:37
1 reply
I can kinda agree with you on most things you wrote, thanks for elaborating. Only thing I disagree on is obviously the ‚coaching some American teams lul‘ part - I mean yes, that’s exactly what he did but he taught many young players a lot of stuff and helped them gain exposure
2020-08-31 23:10
"might not be on pair" Hahahahahahahahhahahahahhajahahahahaha Steel career is close to mine than to mibr pls STFU Those apologizes doesn't mean a shit.
2020-08-31 21:40
5 replies
Mibr have just proven again that they are complete shitters, Crying about cheats when they lose but abusing coaching bug, don’t even try to defend those idiots anymore
2020-08-31 23:08
4 replies
pls stop being cringe. shitty cs is for example german cs, probably gonna get banned since they reached 1st in this qarentine when they have never acheived something in their lives. hahahah this nazi kid calling brazilians shit just make my day. 2 major wins you kid
2020-08-31 23:49
3 replies
You’re a fucking cliche 2 majOr wiNs 4 yeArs aGo Probably cheated there as well You’re trying too hard
2020-09-01 00:11
2 replies
Pr0bAbLy ChEaTeD /close
2020-09-01 00:11
1 reply
i.imgur.com/yIGJ7Ak.gifv dont think so KEK
2020-09-01 12:37
mibr* : zotac cup lmfao and hoarding wealth and power from the brazilian scene
2020-08-31 21:24
I hope that Valorant's tournaments have no gambling sites involved KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-08-31 21:19
+1
2020-08-31 21:15
wtfmen(((
2020-08-31 21:00
no
2020-08-31 21:00
#10
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Australia SleepyAsp
You're joking
2020-08-31 21:00
Bye bye! Matchfixers not welcome.
2020-08-31 21:00
Rip chaos
2020-08-31 21:00
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2020-08-31 21:00
2 replies
Match fixer bro
2020-08-31 21:17
1 reply
nt
2020-09-01 05:37
no way
2020-08-31 21:00
Chaos from top 20 to 200th in world
2020-08-31 21:00
#16
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Spain Kyuuta
Steel to 100T valo
2020-08-31 21:00
1 reply
That would be Pog
2020-08-31 21:13
#18
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Romania Anonym20
rip chaos
2020-08-31 21:00
WTF
2020-08-31 21:01
WOW NICE TOP 1
2020-08-31 21:01
#23
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North America kekdubbs
100t steel!!
2020-08-31 21:01
#24
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Malaysia Suno[t]
gl marke
2020-08-31 21:01
#25
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Sweden godname
rip chaos
2020-08-31 21:01
FUCK
2020-08-31 21:01
RIP Chaos. Steel best IGL to ever touch CSGO. Respect legend.
2020-08-31 21:02
2 replies
not even close
2020-08-31 21:09
Legend of what? Matchfixing?
2020-08-31 22:06
Joshua "⁠steel⁠" Nissan, who is currently entertaining the idea of moving to VALORANT. AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA NA IS FOCKING INSANE
2020-08-31 21:02
7 replies
normally i'd laugh as well because NA scene is a clusterfuck but i can understand it in this case because steel would be in top 15-30 teams for the rest of his career with that valve ban. i think its normal that you wanna evolve, and in this scene, steel cant
2020-08-31 21:12
6 replies
he ill probably matchfix in valorant and got permabanned by riot
2020-08-31 21:14
5 replies
this was 6 years ago people can change my friend
2020-08-31 21:14
1 reply
He is banned for life for a good reason, hopefully Riot bans him from their events aswell
2020-08-31 22:09
13yo hater
2020-08-31 21:30
2 replies
from that name i can tell that you are the only 13yo here
2020-08-31 21:32
1 reply
Well i mean it
2020-09-02 23:36
STEEL: ON MY WAY TO MATCHFIX IN VALORANT KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-08-31 21:02
5 replies
everything checks out
2020-08-31 21:10
+1 KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-08-31 21:16
Extreme cringe
2020-08-31 21:18
1 reply
+1 its sad
2020-08-31 21:24
Gringe no scene
2020-08-31 21:27
unexpected move rip chaos
2020-08-31 21:02
1 reply
How is it unexpected? If the team wants to play on valve events they had to drop steel sooner or later, the only reason they did it now is that steel has done everything he could have done for the team and he is probarly happy with the end and bringing on markE was his idea
2020-08-31 21:23
well RIP chaos now. Didn't he talk about getting the FPL coach spot for NA in his interview? Did that fall through, why would he prefer Valorant?
2020-08-31 21:03
2 replies
why would he play cs if he is banned from majors
2020-08-31 21:06
#53
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United States Gonginator
Steel would probably make a lot more money as a professional Valorant player than an FPL coach. I'm not saying he's motivated by money alone, but money has been shown time and time again that it talks.
2020-08-31 21:07
RIP CHAOS Steel, Top 3 IGL for sure
2020-08-31 21:03
1 reply
Flag doesn't check out
2020-09-01 06:27
#36
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Bosnia and Herzegovina Foxxyownz
Also wtf, why??? steel was making this team great slowly but surely
2020-08-31 21:04
1 reply
No majors
2020-08-31 21:42
#37
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Pakistan hawrU
RIP Chaos Steel was the heart of the Team sad to see him gone
2020-08-31 21:04
#38
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Germany BIG2020
gl at 100T steel!
2020-08-31 21:04
wtf!?!?!?!
2020-08-31 21:04
unexpected move, but fully understanding BTW welcome to 100T, steel
2020-08-31 21:04
#41
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Andorra NDRnews
hahahahaha steel biggest snake in history also biggest NA meme he will be trash like when he played overwatch lmao
2020-08-31 21:04
1 reply
steel has reached top30 with numerous teams with completely different lineups, he's a great ingame leader, probably the best/second best in NA he raised so much talent i'm not sure if NA scene can recover from this
2020-08-31 21:08
Nice sign, marke is so good
2020-08-31 21:05
i'm not following the NA scene too close but who would be the IGL in chaos then? can marke IGL? i know steel is an important part of the team but sometimes a lineup change can be positive regardless, maybe it's just what they need to reach the next level
2020-08-31 21:06
5 replies
marke can only streamsnipe LUL
2020-08-31 21:08
#58
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United States Gonginator
I think vanity has IGLed in the past. Seeing as he is one of the weaker players frag wise, I would imagine that he'd take over as IGL.
2020-08-31 21:08
2 replies
okay, thanks for the information i hope the young guns have learned enough from steel, would be nice to see them succeed further
2020-08-31 21:10
1 reply
No problem. I don't remember all of the details, so if something is wrong - someone, please feel free to correct me. Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I feel like there is still a lot more that steel has to teach Xeppaa and leaf, but for reasons that are unknown to us, steel wants to jump ship now - whether it be a coaching role of some sort or to Valorant.
2020-08-31 21:24
vanity was igl in eUnited with marke, cooper, moose etc an they reached top31 i think, there were times when they beated EG like twice, furia once or twice too and liquid once
2020-08-31 22:49
#47
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Poland W0JT3K
RIP Chaos :( It's sad
2020-08-31 21:06
sad steel is best na igl deserved more than that
2020-08-31 21:06
lol, why would mods delete my thread? :(((( I was just saying i was sad that Steel never got unbanned by Valve and that its RIP that Chaos lost him. And also i thought Xeppaa and Leaf should join GenG
2020-08-31 21:07
Sadge
2020-08-31 21:07
#54
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United States MooseMania
Wow this is actually a great addition. Chaos could have a really solid and promising team now.
2020-08-31 21:07
4 replies
Eh, no? NO IGL lol?
2020-08-31 21:08
3 replies
#69
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United States MooseMania
They now have the top 3 players outside of the NA tier 1 scene. MarkE has been playing great. Leaf and Xeppaa both have a ton of potential. I'm sure Vanity, Jonji, or MarkE could pickup the IGL role with all of their experience with mCe helping call as the coach until they really get the hang of it. Gotta remember he can still do that during online over the next few months. (Top 3 imo. Have been wanting MarkE to go to a bigger team for a while. Think junior is right there in that group too though.)
2020-08-31 21:12
2 replies
I feel like MarkE is one of those people who are a young and upcoming talent, but haven't surrounded themselves with the right people. That could partially explain all the team changes he's been through. Then again, his personal goals in CSGO are unknown to most people, so maybe he doesn't feel like he is ready for a Tier 1 team (I'd also like to say that he got some offers from low Tier 1 teams, but he may have wanted to stick with some of the better Tier 2 teams). Young players who have exceptional mechanical skills and game sense don't always surround themselves with the right people, meaning that they kind of hold themselves back. There have been a good number of these cases in the NA CSGO scene where Tier 2 players hop teams constantly every few months, going from say...a top tier ESEA Main team to a mediocre Advanced or MDL team, only to end up leaving half way through the season or towards the end of the season because the team wasn't going to make playoffs.
2020-08-31 21:29
1 reply
Agreed with all that you said. Really hoping that MarkE can find success with Chaos. Was hoping that 100t would retune their roster around Jks and give him a look there. Really enjoy watching Chaos though and think they have more potential now than before. I love Steel but he really capped their development with the ban. I think he got them to the best place that he could and now is passing it off with hopes they keep the trajectory going.
2020-08-31 21:36
#55
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Europe idk_either
vanity to c9 plz
2020-08-31 21:07
#57
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Chile esanchez47
Well, is sad to see that the progress of Chaos with steel IGL will always be stopped by the ban (if they play in Valve events). Not sure if anyone on the team can dothat job rn. Maybe new airs are the way for steel. Also (offtopic maybe) he was streaming Valorant with nitr0 on saturday, and looked like relaxed and stuff... so maybe he actually needs a change of pace.
2020-08-31 21:08
3 replies
I missed his stream this weekend, so thanks for mentioning that. I can definitely see steel feeling exhausted and crushed in defeat in the realm of CSGO since he made one mistake that ruined his career. Despite all of his efforts, he could only go so far and it's very apparent that he's near the end of his path in CSGO given his circumstances. I hope he can still help Xeppaa and leaf on the side as a mentor or friends and push them to go far and help them learn from his mistakes. I'd also like to see steel pursue something else where he can have a clean slate...a fresh start.
2020-08-31 21:33
2 replies
Yeah, it's sad because people will always remind him his past mistakes, and that will always be there. At the end all people are different, some can just ignore the harrasment (which is good for them), but others don't and that ends affecting a lot. The guys (Chaos) surely have learned a lot from him, Xeppa and leaf will carry the flag...
2020-08-31 22:18
1 reply
I'm going to believe in Chaos - that they will carry on the torch for steel.
2020-09-01 00:11
#59
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Brazil oBraga
Sad :( the fight with the MIBR fans was so entertaining
2020-08-31 21:08
This is such a stupid move by Chaos. Back to being a tier 3 NA team it is then.
2020-08-31 21:09
8 replies
did you actually read the article??
2020-08-31 21:12
7 replies
They said Hunden chose to leave aswell. Then bubzkji tweeted that Hunden getting kicked was a team decision (he deleted the tweet shortly after tweeting it). I just do not buy it when orgs go out and say that it is the players choice leaving, until it is proven.
2020-08-31 21:16
6 replies
Again, you didnt read the article "The Mexican player will step into the shoes of veteran in-game leader Joshua "⁠steel⁠" Nissan, who is currently entertaining the idea of moving to VALORANT." twitter.com/dekay/status/130050683086754..
2020-08-31 21:17
5 replies
No you just did not understand my point. I was saying that he is entertaining the idea of moving to valorant because he got kicked.
2020-08-31 21:19
4 replies
you're just putting assumption over other assumptions kick him? after his results? why?
2020-08-31 21:25
3 replies
Is not assuming and commenting on things more or less all we do here in hltv?
2020-08-31 21:26
2 replies
then why would you comment "omg what a retarded move from the org. Tier 3 again".. when you don't know CRAP about this move? Wait for facts
2020-08-31 21:30
1 reply
Why do you care so much about what I comment anyway? It was very implied that Steel is going to leave/get kicked from the team. If this happens, I do believe they will go back to being a tier 3 NA team.
2020-08-31 21:35
100t steel inc
2020-08-31 21:09
back to top100
2020-08-31 21:10
one of best igl in na of all time sad thaty his bad was lifetime
2020-08-31 21:10
fuck valorant
2020-08-31 21:11
Bye match fixer
2020-08-31 21:11
chaos is now completely irrelevant. Bye bye nobody will miss you
2020-08-31 21:11
5 replies
people said that from gla1ve once.
2020-08-31 21:22
4 replies
That nobody would miss him?
2020-08-31 22:15
3 replies
yep he was D back in the days and toxic
2020-08-31 22:49
2 replies
I have never heard of that story but ok ty
2020-08-31 22:59
1 reply
Gla1ve was kicked from TSM cuz he wanted his gf backstage he also insulted an admin. You can google it. His team was pissed.
2020-08-31 23:03
#73
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Asia loveall
good for his future
2020-08-31 21:12
#77
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Panama bakedcs
Rip man
2020-08-31 21:13
1 reply
#88
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Panama bakedcs
marke is nutty tho, if chaos doesn't crumble without steel leading i can see them in top10 real soon
2020-08-31 21:15
#79
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Uruguay iNVE14
They don't deserve to be banned rn, it is just crazy
2020-08-31 21:13
;n;
2020-08-31 21:13
Expected tbh
2020-08-31 21:13
bro nooooooooooo steel
2020-08-31 21:14
Rip chaos
2020-08-31 21:14
Man what a shame, imagine steel playing for TL. They'd win everything.
2020-08-31 21:14
#92
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United Kingdom JupiterACE
Valve seriously hurting the relevance of their game in NA on two levels: 1) Not treating pro scene like real sport 2) Not treating player scene well, with good anticheat
2020-08-31 21:16
12 replies
How is it Valve's fault if NA players are in comparison to EU, shitty and the orgs there don't want to invest in them? Apart from Nitr0, literally no other NA player who made the switch was relevant to the whole CSGO professional scene in general at the time. The region isn't good in the game, is just what it is
2020-08-31 21:22
11 replies
Valve could do so much for NA but they only give a fuck about Dota 2
2020-08-31 21:24
10 replies
Lol how did DOTA got mentioned in here all of a sudden? Are you even thinking before saying something here? Why should they give a shit about a certain region being bad at their game when historically it has always been dominated by Swedes, Danes and Frenchies aka EU peeps? NA can go fuck themselves to Valorant all they want, these guys are too lazy to never grind and always take the easy way out.
2020-08-31 21:32
9 replies
The guys who won 9 tier 1 trophies last year. Those are the ones you are referring to?
2020-09-01 04:25
8 replies
You really wanna dive into the topic of the number of trophies won by regions, are you sure?
2020-09-01 05:33
7 replies
I'm talking about what happened in the last year. Not two years ago. Not three years ago. Two of your three number one teams on LAN last year were NA teams. That's just a fact.
2020-09-01 06:52
4 replies
#151 First para.
2020-09-01 07:15
3 replies
Don't really care about reading it. Doesn't really change the facts on the ground. 2/3 best teams on LAN are NA teams. That's the latest data. Period.
2020-09-01 07:23
2 replies
>i mention the game`s whole history as argument >brings in the history of 1 last year to make his point >acting like an ignorant guy everything checks out. i`m done talking to you.
2020-09-01 07:32
1 reply
No you're a fucking moron. The region isn't good in the game, is just what it is This is what you said. The hard data from before corona shut everything down simply doesn't support the assertion. I don't know what else to say to you.
2020-09-01 07:31
He has a point. The team that won the most trophies last year was Liquid.
2020-09-01 07:21
1 reply
I'm not even trying to take away from EU. I'm just saying that instantly dismissing EG and Liquid as top 5 maybe top 3 teams when they've essentially been that for two years is really stupid.
2020-09-01 17:05
-matchfixer +cheater nice job chaos 🤡
2020-08-31 21:16
#100
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Chile cristiaan
-stew +steel liquid top 1
2020-08-31 21:18
Just as they get in the top 20 ;(
2020-08-31 21:18
rip chaos
2020-08-31 21:18
#107
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Iraq NIAMZWER
Sadge
2020-08-31 21:19
3 replies
#111
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Iraq NIAMZWER
fuck off valorant But I understand the lifetime ban is SHIT No1 should be banned for lifetime :/
2020-08-31 21:20
2 replies
#174
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Romania own420
forsaken
2020-08-31 21:40
1 reply
#181
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Iraq NIAMZWER
Yeah but I still belive that if u ban a cheater for 2-3 years its most likely carrier-killer, and if someone is so persistant to keep the grind throughout the years of ban, I belive they wont just comeback to do the same shit they did before, also I belive if u were banning cheater for 2years they would not come back since they would have terrible reputation and most likely would not even find a team. But I belive if u would ban even matchfixers for 3 years that its just enough
2020-08-31 21:45
#108
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United Kingdom StonkBonk
>The Mexican player will take the reins in Chaos' lineup So MarKE is going to be calling? Why wouldn’t Vanity call since he’s done it in the past?
2020-08-31 21:19
Big win for CSGO, this guy was the biggest asshole in the scene. CSGO will lose nothing
2020-08-31 21:20
1 reply
#186
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Romania own420
go to a doctor people can change idiot
2020-08-31 21:47
#113
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United Kingdom Ad4mmm_
Should’ve only been 5 years
2020-08-31 21:21
#114
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Denmark Gryde
NICE A SKIN
2020-08-31 21:21
F
2020-08-31 21:21
big loss for the cs community RIP steel you will always be remembered. I started watching cs streams due to this guy when he used to stream their live games with moe and all
2020-08-31 21:23
Oh nonono Steel dont leave to valorant
2020-08-31 21:24
GG VOLVO THIS IS ON YOU
2020-08-31 21:24
valorant skins are more expensive than cs skins, he's already thirty years old it's time to make more money
2020-08-31 21:27
Completely understand his decision. He basically has no chance to ever play for a top 15/10 team considering his situation and knows he isn't getting any younger. Probably got a very lucrative offer in valorant and its pretty much his last chance to earn some big money as a player before calling it quits.
2020-08-31 21:27
Yes of course. Having a Top 5 NA Team but still going to Valorant. I lost all respect for him. Ngl MarkE is good but steel is the IGL so I think they will not be the same after this sadly
2020-08-31 21:29
1 reply
#220
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United States Bhu_Tang
The problem is his valve ban, if he wasn't banned from valve events he 100% would be staying
2020-08-31 22:42
LMAOOO RIP HACKERS
2020-08-31 21:30
#143
steel | 
Greece 1926
nooooooo
2020-08-31 21:30
One more tier7 player realized that he will never do anything in csgo hahahaahahahahaha
2020-08-31 21:30
Whar a dumb move. Why do crap orgs keeo recieving RELEVANCE from steel and then dumping him and moving back into obscurity. Chaos is nothing w/o steel's leadership. Amd Marke is online, inconsistent and replaces nothing even tangible let alone intangible that steel provides.
2020-08-31 21:32
They should’ve got Cooper wtf... vanity can’t AWP
2020-08-31 21:31
wtf is this then... right at the moment chaos was going well steel leaves??? dumb
2020-08-31 21:32
I will never watch another Chaos game again. This is bullshit. Good night.
2020-08-31 21:32
should have gone sooner.
2020-08-31 21:33
1 reply
+1 he will matchfix on valorant now KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK
2020-08-31 21:41
#159
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Brazil LCgg
steel hahahahahaah
2020-08-31 21:35
Wtf,why would he fo that now when they are starting to get pretty good
2020-08-31 21:38
#171
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Poland Po_Prostu
what a chaos
2020-08-31 21:39
Bye
2020-08-31 21:40
#179
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Brazil hugoooo
Chaos gain firepower but I wonder how good their leading will be
2020-08-31 21:44
Hope people don't bully steel for doing what he wants to do with his life. With that out of the way, holy cow feelsbad for Chaos, rip any potential this roster had.
2020-08-31 21:44
1 reply
#189
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United States jmarcelo
for real, he is a really good igl. -1 top player in NA :(
2020-08-31 21:51
clever move left the scene before being caught by cheating i'd do the same or actually quit cs
2020-08-31 21:46
#191
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Portugal YANRAZA
IBP valorshit version coming
2020-08-31 22:04
This forum is too strange, they talk a lot against mibr arrogancy and etc, at the same time are praising this guy lol. He is one of the most arrogant players that i have ever seen in the scene, has a big ego and shit, even so never won anything important. HLTV in a nutshell PS: This guy(steel)
2020-08-31 22:10
4 replies
He's hands down the best IGL in NA, he takes a bunch of no namer teams and players and somehow they are always a top team in NA, I'm not a FalleN hater, I respect him but he is the complete opposite he had 2 good lineups and since then it's been a bunch of roster changes and the same results. Let's not talk about skill because I think FalleN was a great awper years ago, high skill level but as I said that was years ago and I will agree the online era of corona kind of boosted FalleN's career again and no I'm not calling him an onliner or anything but before online era FalleN was garbage on LAN, literally useless when he was letting kNG awp, his rifle skill is so fucking low, worse than Taco. The guy (Steel) is literally banned from majors.... he kept himself relevant all these years.... show him some respect kid, the guy is a destroyer of scenes and yes for all BR the cry is free toxic kiddies.
2020-08-31 22:18
3 replies
Yeah he is the best IGL just behind, Stan, Daps and Nitro(maybe). Idk how much delusional you are, i'm talking about how they behave in internet and i did not get into merits of igl skill. Also why did u put the individual performance there? If you look up to FalleN indv perf x steel, it is not even a fair duel. Hence, why are you talking about online? Do you know that Chaos would never get to top20 if it wasn't online, like every Steel's projects. The only team to work in steel's hands were Ibp, but i won't even say how he destroyed the team with one of dumbest and imoral decision that could happen in sportive scene (really deserved ban obv). "He kept himself relevant all these years"... just in NA, even Fnx is relevant if you count just Br scene, along the only news that we did recieved about him were about getting or going out of a team. Conclusion: Your comment was completely unecessary, idk how did you get the idea of 'igl/indv skills' out of a comment talking about personality and decisions on internet. Also, you can't change what i said 'cause everything there was a FACT; steel never won anything relevant, has a massive ego and is one of the biggest assholes of the scene and how you guys tolerate him at the same time that talk against the same issue of other players. I won't even comment about your last sentence, it is just free ad hominem just like the majority of other 'arguments' of hltv zzz
2020-08-31 23:28
2 replies
You put stan, daps or nitro in a team like chaos and they would be tier 8 stop talking shit seriously. Stan, Daps and Nitr0 only ever had success in teams who had insanely good players already that could carry them somewhat until shit hits the fan and they get kicked because they are useless. FNX being relevant in BR is such a pointless argument lmao the BR scene is so fucking shit the teams have to go into NA or EU to even have a chance of making a living for themselves and no FNX was even fucking garbage in tier 8 BR again a bs point that means nothing from you. You are delusional and a blatant blind hater, give the man some respect for keeping himself relevant while being banned, FNX was never banned so nice comparison kid, and plays in one of the lowest onliner scenes in the entire world worse than CIS lmao. I feel honestly so bad for biased ass blind fanboys like you who can't see shit for how it really is, I don't even like Steel is a complete asshole but I don't blindly hate like you.
2020-08-31 23:31
1 reply
Wow hands down. Stan and Daps wouldn't do... bla bla bla liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Stanislaw liquipedia.net/counterstrike/Daps They have already done. Also, your second paragraph just embrace how FalleN igl was good, how did you say, and i agree, Br region is the worst, then i doubt that steel would be capable of get a team into a inexistent scene without any tournments or qualifier then bring them to the tier1 scene, also dominate the scene. You didn't understand my first comment, then started to talk a lot of half truths and lies( when talked about other NA igl). Where did i said that i hate him? I really dont like him and i listed why i dont like and said what i do think about the forum praising pattern, just 'cause i dont think he was that good like HLTV's users that sucks his balls, and it doesnt mean that i hate him and wish him the worst future possible. Therefore, you dont get what i meant talking about fnx, he was NOT relevant, news about getting into or out of a team is not being relevant. Cya.
2020-09-01 00:17
Ah jaysus this'll be a fun comment section
2020-08-31 22:09
wtf kind of news is that wow. Chaos the destroyer of scenes losing their IGL... Leaf and Xeppa save yourself guys Jonji, marke & vanity are not good.
2020-08-31 22:10
3 replies
marke was the best player on ze ougs godz mr clown better than overrated infinite, wippie, cooper
2020-08-31 22:51
2 replies
Wow he was the best on a trash team such a great player, honestly you changed my mind about him.
2020-08-31 22:56
1 reply
he has better stats than jonji, vanity and leaf, and very close to xeepa i think you just a hater lmao
2020-08-31 22:58
#200
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Netherlands PATOZR
Big F for CSGO
2020-08-31 22:11
wow thats crazy
2020-08-31 22:12
he wanted to knife
2020-08-31 22:15
:( that is genuinely sad
2020-08-31 22:16
well i support steel he gived everything to CS, after all drama he tried all the time moving and trying. I hope u do good in Valorant mr steel <3
2020-08-31 22:17
I was wondering for 5 minutes what the Italian flag have to do with it.
2020-08-31 22:19
Losing a toxic cheater with 0 achievements makes no fucking difference. Better try your luck in Valorant, loser. And no, this is no mibr whining, that's my opinion ever since
2020-08-31 22:21
bye matchfixer
2020-08-31 22:22
#213
Ax1Le | 
Portugal KSED
Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck Valorant
2020-08-31 22:27
expected, steel was playing 10 mans with nitr0 everyday
2020-08-31 22:31
#217
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Portugal astacp
riot will punish even harder if stell matchfixes.
2020-08-31 22:36
Chaos trying to hurry and cash in before LAN comes back.
2020-08-31 22:45
1 reply
Exactly, LMFAO
2020-08-31 22:54
going to matchfix in valorant now lol
2020-08-31 22:50
ahhahah matchfixed at ibp matchfixed at chaos and now in VAOMEGALULRANT
2020-08-31 22:52
Chaos will disband before the LANs come back, OMEGALUL
2020-08-31 22:54
God MarkE <3
2020-08-31 22:55
Amen
2020-08-31 22:59
Good luck to matchfixing in vaLULrant
2020-08-31 23:00
#241
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Germany Naviever
Very sad that 1 mistake destroyed his whole career I think steel must had one more chance
2020-08-31 23:08
#245
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Poland SebL
MarKE can be either great, or shit, it depends how will they use him, because when he is used well he is one of the best player in the region, but when not, he is just weak. Overall I like this signing. I understand steel decision. He was ok, he could stay, but I understand that he wants to leave.
2020-08-31 23:20
#247
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United States freiheit
fuck chaos
2020-08-31 23:30
Sad but expected. Valorant is definitely growing as an esport, with that Pop Flash tourney getting a surprising amount of viewers. I could honestly see viewers go over 100k once international tourneys start.
2020-08-31 23:33
#251
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United States ekwi
oh no. isn't he washed up? :/
2020-08-31 23:50
1 reply
#258
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North America Straf3R
hes a high rated player, even now.
2020-09-01 00:06
yeah since marke and vanity did so many good things for Eunited....beginning of the end....
2020-08-31 23:57
no steel no win
2020-09-01 00:04
wtf, they should kick vanity
2020-09-01 00:05
#257
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North America Straf3R
100T Steel
2020-09-01 00:06
Rip Chaos. Free Xeppa.
2020-09-01 02:23
Bro imagine if nitr0 stayed on cs chaos.nitr0 would be real
2020-09-01 03:30
is this an attempt to "fix" the lineup?
2020-09-01 03:58
#270
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Europe t.o.p
GL in VALORANT
2020-09-01 04:07
#273
REZ | 
Mexico PS4
VAMOS
2020-09-01 04:50
BEST ITALIAN PLAYER ANDIAMO MARKE!
2020-09-01 05:18
expected
2020-09-01 06:09
PAIN
2020-09-01 07:20
#290
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Poland BAN_ANIME
wish him well
2020-09-01 10:41
Mexico flag looks more like Italy flag on HLTV.
2020-09-01 13:46
Rip steel, been a fan since early ibp days. I learned a lot from his tutorials on ytb. Gl in valorant.
2020-09-01 15:25
V A L OMEGALUL R A N T
2020-09-01 15:30
Rip chaos
2020-09-02 01:41
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