steel: "It's satisfying to lead a second group of players into the top 30; it's a different type of reward"

We caught up with the Chaos in-game leader ahead of their semi-final match against Liquid for ESL One Cologne North America.

Joshua "⁠steel⁠" Nissan's Chaos roster shocked in the group stage of ESL One Cologne when they scored massive upset victories over FURIA, currently ranked sixth in the world, and 100 Thieves, ranked 18th, to top Group A, earning themselves a direct ticket to the playoffs.

It was evident that the entirety of the roster had been putting in time and drilling to improve their overall level as they stayed in stride against their Brazilian and Australian opposition, dropping just one map between the two series with strong performances from Nathan "⁠leaf⁠" Orf, steel, and Jonathan "⁠Jonji⁠" Carey leading the way.

steel spoke at length about Chaos' trajectory and his thoughts on developing talent

While Chaos took some time to recuperate following their group stage victories, we caught up with steel to discuss the team's meteoric rise, with the Canadian captain sharing details on why his players' initiative to improve is a key component in their development, the ongoing harassment towards Chaos players on social media, as well as his thoughts on the recent changes to platforms like Rank S and FPL.

You recently tweeted, 'If I can't play Majors at least I can be there to see new players break the top 30 and play them for me.' Given Chaos' progress, how satisfied are you with the way the team has been growing?

It's definitely satisfying being able to lead a second group of players into the top 30 within two years. I think it's rewarding in itself even if I can't play at the Majors or win huge titles or anything like that. It's a different type of reward. So it's good to see that not only was I there to see it happen, but also that I had the opportunity to do it.

More recently, you've qualified for Funspark ULTI, and in ESL One Cologne, you've already beaten FURIA and 100 Thieves. What do you feel like the future holds for your team in general, with the young group of players that you have?

The players are situated really well, the only thing that's really going to hold them back is me and my status with being banned from Valve-sponsored events. Right now, with our trajectory and where we're situated with rank 22 on HLTV, for example, I think we're in a pretty good spot, I think that we're going to be able to maintain this level of success long-term. All things considered, we've done a pretty good job with this roster in the short period of time that we've been together, I think it's been maybe three or four months at this point.

With that Valve ban situation, how far do you think the team can go as it is right now?

I mean, the team can go as far as it can go within the limitations. Like we could theoretically win big titles, we just can't participate at those events unless they want to use a stand-in for me. So I think the question that you're asking would be if is there is going to be a point where they're going to be like, 'Alright, steel, we want to play at these other events because we think we're good enough to place and perform really well at them, we're going to have to move on,' then I think yes, that's probably something that's going to happen down the line at some point — it's just a matter of when. But for now, it's kind of one step at a time.

Right now, we're in the semi-finals of ESL Cologne, let's get to the finals first, let's win an event first, and then see from there what the trajectory is because I think right now they're fine not playing in those events. I think right now, going one step at a time is completely fine because this is the highest level that leaf and Xeppaa for sure have played at. Jonji had some level of success on Riot Squad but he's been playing for many years, so he's probably happy to see some form of long-term or stable success, and vanity also had some peaks with eUnited but probably has never seen anything lasting either. So for all of them and myself as well, I haven't seen this type of long-standing success since Ghost, if you want to consider that a success, and before that in 2014 with iBUYPOWER, so any sort of lasting success is something that they're happy for.

With this group of players, did you expect to be able to post this kind of results so quickly? Why do you think your trajectory has shot up like this?

I think the players that are on this team are mechanically really strong, probably some of the strongest that I've ever played with. But beyond that, everyone has a perspective and an opinion and they're not afraid to speak their mind if they don't agree with something. If something goes wrong, if someone does something not good in the game, they're not afraid to call each other out, open a discussion, share their opinion, share their perspective, push back on something. They're not just sitting there, nodding their head to everything I say. They're individuals and they have their own individuality, and I think that's super important.

They're also relatively mature, especially for being younger players, and are able to have these discussions and talk about things that a team needs to talk about to get us to the next step. Those are the qualities, the maturity and the mechanical ability, or prowess, I think those two in tandem are the reasons why we're able to do so well.

Talking a bit more about their maturity, when I did that feature on Xeppaa and leaf, leaf talked a bit about how he is recovering from all the cheating allegations. What is your perspective on the way that Xeppaa and leaf have been playing since that whole incident, and how they've dealt with the criticism?

Yeah, initially after the first week or two, I think that they were able to rebound from everything. Obviously, like daily, for every match we play if you check the comment thread to any of our tweets about a match that's coming up, or results of a match, or Chaos' tweets about a match, you might have to click the "show more" but you can just scroll through and you'll find people still messaging about us, about being cheaters, about this, about that. Instagram messages, emails, direct messages on Twitter to the other guys. I have mine blocked off so I never received them.

It's just crazy, and you need to learn how to just shrug it off, and I think they've started to do so. Initially, when it first started happening and it's really new and you're getting bombarded, you don't really know how to deal with it. But after a certain point of time, you see these people, you see how kind of delusional they are. Even in my stream last night, I was streaming and some guy just comes in and he's just spamming stuff in my chat for like 10 minutes, and I didn't ban him because I thought it was hilarious. This guy has nothing better to do in his life than to go out of his way to start trying to talk shit to people because he thinks someone is cheating at a video game because they beat his favorite team. It's sad.

I've been in Xeppaa's streams occasionally and I've seen those same sort of comments popping up for a while, so I definitely know what you mean. So then, to expand on that a little bit more outside of the fan response, how is your team's relationship with MIBR? Obviously, there's been a lot of stuff on Twitter that's come up even recently, so I want to get your perspective on that as well.

My team's relationship, like the organization's, or the players?

The players, mostly.

Yeah, I'm not sure if I'm supposed to comment on that. Personally, I think they're all idiots. You can put that in, I don't care. But I don't know, I can't speak for the rest of my team, or my organization.

steel expressed his discontentment with MIBR

So just in that sense, when you have a team like MIBR that used to be very well-regarded publicly calling you out, how is that something that you individually respond to?

I mean, I'm 30 years old and I have gone, not nearly to this extent, but I have gone through this [before], kind of. I've had other threats, of people threatening to like, break my wrists or hands or something at a LAN in America, for example, or at a local LAN, I had all this when I was younger when I was coming into the scene when I was 18, when I was 20, things like that. So, for me to see these comments, initially I was just like, 'Let's look at these clips and see what they're talking about'.

And then I watched them and I'm like, 'What?' Like, you see this guy, you see a flash come through heaven and he turns away from it, and then he looks back because that's where the person flashed from. What do you want him to look at, the ground? And the other clip, yeah, he's clearing this box in site and the guy happens to be through the wall. Have you guys never watched a game with X-ray before? So after I watched that, I realized just how stupid the entire situation was and I'm just like, 'Holy, these people are actually just vehemently attacking them based off of what?' It's just hard to process in your mind, and you just realize that everyone's just so dumb and there's nothing else you can really do about it except poke fun at them every now and then.

Diving away from that a little bit, recently you tweeted about some of the structuring issues with FPL and Rank S and the way they're pouring money out, and there's also the article I wrote about the same issue a few months ago. Now both organizers have come out with changes, ESEA have their 5vs5 Cups and FPL just announced their overhaul. Do you feel like that's a step in the right direction, could that help the NA scene? And who do you think would make for a good FPL Mentor in North America? Do you think you would be a good candidate for that?

I think I could be a good FPL Mentor candidate. I was actually already speaking with them, I had conversations with them around a month ago about the idea of bringing that on and it's still a possibility, I just don't know if it's something that I would want to do.

I think that the transformation of FPL and Rank S into their current forms with their bi-weekly cups, I think that's a really good step for the tier two scene because it allows for a little bit more financial stability. It's not really stable, it's not something you can depend on, but it's something for teams as opposed to players to be able to go, grind, get better at as a team, and get a little bit of a reward at the end of it versus doing these individualistic PUG-style things that don't promote team play at all. It's really super good for the tier two scene to be able to get more reps in as a team, maybe win some smaller events.

This will help the tier two scene build a bigger playerbase, a stronger playerbase, and it's going to be something that helps the overall competition level. It's going to give more practice to the tier one teams, and it's going to be a positive feedback loop where there's more and more tier two teams who are able to start competing with the tier one teams because the tier two teams are now at a point where they're good enough to be practice partners for the tier one teams. And then that practice cycle is going to help everyone get better at the end. So I think those moves are definitely in the right direction.

You've already helped develop a pretty big chunk of young talent over the years like koosta back on Ghost, and more recently with Xeppaa and leaf for example. Can you speak to that a bit?

The word development sounds weird to me when I think about what I did, because when I was working with Ghost, for example, and koosta was on that team, koosta had everything he's displaying today on that team and he was doing it on his own. If anything, it was maybe helping with his confidence that had been lost on previous teams for numerous reasons, and having someone who's there saying, 'Alright, let's make you comfortable, let's put you in your roles, you're good, let's see what you can do.' And having him be able to just find his own confidence and work through it, I think a lot of that was on him. What he knew he needed to work on, he figured out on his own, I was just there so that we could play together and then he could do most of the work on his own and I just kind of gave him the stepladder or something like that.

It's the same thing with leaf and Xeppaa. They had the parts to get to where they are now, I was just that stepping stool. If I didn't have Chaos, if I didn't have an opportunity with salary, we didn't have inclusion in these leagues, my experience as an IGL and the rest of the pieces there, they would have eventually made it or they could have done it with other people. I was there to provide the opportunity and let them see their own potential flourish, but they did most of the work, I was just there to help them see it through, one way or another. So it's just weird, it's not like I'm sitting there mentoring them day in day out like, 'Okay, this is how you're supposed to do this,' they figured most of this out on their own.

Final question. Obviously, you've seen Grim make it into Liquid now, but a lot of players who I've talked to say that Xeppaa is on a very similar trajectory and think that he can make it big. Where do you see Xeppaa or even leaf at in a year or even two years, let's say?

Either or both of them could be really good. I think the biggest issue that they have right now is an in-game discipline thing, where they play so many PUGs with bad players, and retake servers with these awful players. I think that's training their brains to think that they can get away with loads of things, and then when we play a better team, like FURIA or 100 Thieves, an EG or Liquid or something like that, they punish those overpeeks, repeeks, those bad post-plant cross-fires or when they are not playing off someone else's contact and peek anyways and die.

I think that if they want to be at the top and consistent, they have to cut out those bad habits, which is both easy and hard to do. Easy because it's like, just play more disciplined, but hard because someone needs to be on their ass about it every time they make that mistake. Someone needs to say, 'He said he had contact and you peeked, don't peek. You have this angle, just stay alive. You don't have to peek. They have to push you and kill you and it's going to waste 10 seconds of their time.' Once that's drilled into their heads, I think that they're gonna be really super consistent and strong players and they definitely could be on the level of Liquid and EG in a year's time for sure.

Canada Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Jonathan 'Jonji' Carey
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
769
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.71
APR:
0.16
United States Nathan 'leaf' Orf
Nathan 'leaf' Orf
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
225
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Canada Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Joshua 'steel' Nissan
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
617
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.15
Chaos >>>>>>>>>> mibr
2020-08-27 18:16
everything>>>>trash>>>mibr
2020-08-27 18:19
#7
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Brazil PrestusHood
leaf noob
2020-08-27 18:17
cry is free
2020-08-27 18:26
brazil 2 majors russia 0 NA 0
2020-08-27 18:31
Dosia, cloud9 1 major mibr 0 majors
2020-08-27 18:33
STEEL I WANT YOUR BABIES
2020-08-27 19:48
i don’t think that checks out
2020-08-27 18:32
Can you answer this question?: hltv.org/forums/threads/2348071/brazil-m.. Edit: Have a good day!
2020-08-27 19:03
it has to do with our football rooting culture. it's common among our fans to brag about their team's titles when it is facing rough times. it's silly indeed. but it's just trashtalk most of the times. very different from the racism that us brazilian suffer for example. i know it has nothing to do with the question, but it's kinda pathetic to feel bothered by things like "br 2 majors blablabla"
2020-08-27 19:56
coldzera 2 major mvp niko 0 nt serb loser
2020-08-28 02:31
okay...? Edit: Have a good day!
2020-08-28 04:23
dev1ce 4 majors :x
2020-08-29 19:28
device is washed up
2020-08-30 23:43
Like Brazillian CS :>
2020-08-31 15:12
brazil 2 majors NA 0 omegalul
2020-08-31 18:25
#179
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Denmark dyinbyran
Thanks for free bumping on my thread dude btw i still dont get it why only brazilians do that i mean even swedish cs has 4 majors and fnc has 3 of it but for some reason its always a brazilian bragging about majors when no one asks about it
2020-08-28 13:48
+1 they’re just dumb Edit: Have a good day!
2020-08-28 18:24
#108
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United States Jeebur
Gambit, Cloud9.
2020-08-27 20:00
they dont even own a cs team wtf
2020-08-28 02:32
Your history of CS:GO must stop after the SK/LG winning majors 3 years ago.
2020-08-28 01:37
mibr isnt even trying, when they stop stealing paychecks and bring in fnx they will be back raping every cs team once again ez clap for gabriel "2majors" toledo
2020-08-28 02:33
KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKJJJJJJJJ
2020-08-28 06:17
#46
fnx | 
Brazil NextL
Major is 1.000.000
2020-08-27 18:39
+1 BOOM>mibr
2020-08-27 19:13
ez
2020-08-27 19:11
br 2 majors
2020-08-27 19:18
So true
2020-08-27 23:15
#168
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Brazil MatheuZo_
no major man
2020-08-28 03:56
#2
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United States Apophis29
unban this man
2020-08-27 18:16
no
2020-08-27 18:18
#26
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Yugoslavia RiggedShit
unban steel and ban mibr
2020-08-27 18:28
#42
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Indonesia lumayan
+1
2020-08-27 18:36
+1
2020-08-27 19:02
#106
who | 
North America Shehp
+1
2020-08-27 19:59
+1
2020-08-27 20:57
#130
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United States pes0man
+1
2020-08-27 21:18
#137
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United States brbsalt
i second thiss
2020-08-27 22:02
+1 Edit: Have a good day!
2020-08-28 04:24
#186
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Germany bowski23
+1
2020-08-28 17:15
no
2020-08-27 18:30
Yes.
2020-08-27 18:51
+1
2020-08-27 18:41
#53
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Faroe Islands pmX_
nope
2020-08-27 18:52
flag
2020-08-28 15:01
#59
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Switzerland OHMOHM
+1
2020-08-27 18:55
+1
2020-08-27 19:02
+1 Unban all the iBuyPower roster! Edit: Have a good day!
2020-08-27 19:04
#107
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Germany AdiZen
its time for that how can fckn valve think they are some kind of god when they are useless
2020-08-27 20:00
+1
2020-08-28 12:05
What do you mean some kind of god, their tournament their decision
2020-08-28 12:58
#178
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Germany AdiZen
thats the thing it is not their tournament it would be nothing without our support its like a dictatorship
2020-08-28 13:34
Kinda true but still their money = their decision
2020-08-29 10:14
#197
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Germany AdiZen
they have no clue about cs itself because they are no players
2020-08-29 14:21
+1
2020-08-27 23:40
love steel!!!!
2020-08-27 18:16
he wanted to knife.
2020-08-27 18:17
#103
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United Kingdom alcazar4
men(
2020-08-27 19:58
Steel is the deal
2020-08-27 18:17
Xiter 🤬
2020-08-27 18:17
Ur mom hoe 🤬🤬🤬
2020-08-27 18:41
And he will do it again if he needs to
2020-08-27 18:19
Imagine fucking match fixing and ending the career of other 4 players by doing that. This guy does not deserve an unban.
2020-08-27 18:20
the career he hurt the most is his own, the rest already left cs..
2020-08-27 18:21
flag checks out
2020-08-27 18:26
Imagine being this ignorant and dumb
2020-08-27 18:26
Bruh, you can't throw a match alone
2020-08-27 18:29
Oh rly? All he needed to do was say "hey guys u wanna make good money". He is trash but the fact that others accepted that makes them even worse.
2020-08-28 18:46
So they all threw
2020-08-28 19:47
first the other 3* players and skadododle were involved and agreed with matchfixing so don´t put all the shit on steel like he masterminded everything. Secondly dude ain´t getting unbanned no matter how much work he does (same for V$M) for the scene, everyone knows that. So chill
2020-08-27 18:31
Not like he forced any of his teammates to do it idiot.. Skadoodle was found to not even be involved and went on to win a major even.
2020-08-27 18:41
#104
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United Kingdom alcazar4
mad cuz he called mibr idiots, cry is free idiota
2020-08-27 19:59
#138
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United States brbsalt
nice b8 5/8
2020-08-27 22:03
#151
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Brunei cyLoL
3 other players skadoodle won major in a more competitive time than any br wins
2020-08-27 23:48
#166
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Portugal antCB
guess you better start using your brain.
2020-08-28 03:14
Imagine mibr Fan...
2020-08-29 12:52
Respect for steel, and he is 100% right in saying the MIBR players are idiots, plain and simple.
2020-08-27 18:21
#17
mir | 
Turkey ZaTaa
+9999
2020-08-27 18:25
#105
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United Kingdom alcazar4
+1111
2020-08-27 19:59
#13
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Hungary subzera
gj bro
2020-08-27 18:21
Respect to hltv for not making the mibr comment the headline 👍
2020-08-27 18:24
That too, very good reporting by HLTV
2020-08-27 18:26
+1
2020-08-27 18:30
#116
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United States Jeebur
TI = Top MDL
2020-08-27 20:10
#142
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Europe z_ro
+1
2020-08-27 22:13
#FREESTEEL
2020-08-27 18:25
#22
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United States burzeus
please unban him already wtf x((
2020-08-27 18:26
#24
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Finland FlNLAND
FLANK, FLAANK, FLAAAAAANKK
2020-08-27 18:27
#25
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Latvia kjyy
good read
2020-08-27 18:27
"Personally, I think they're all idiots" Love it
2020-08-27 18:29
i wanted to knife
2020-08-27 18:30
Good IGL
2020-08-27 18:30
xaxaxa
2020-08-27 18:30
steel is LEGEND want to see him on major but probably wont happen in this life cuz Valve "TwoFaced" Toileto
2020-08-27 18:32
+1 i hate Gabe “TwoFaced” Toledo
2020-08-27 18:34
#78
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Yugoslavia RiggedShit
+1
2020-08-27 19:12
#37
OK | 
United States Bioax
steel only deserved a 5 year ban IMO, he seems like a wholesome dude
2020-08-27 18:32
#109
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United Kingdom alcazar4
lul dota2 matchfixers got 1 year bans from valve
2020-08-27 20:01
free steel
2020-08-27 18:32
Steel imo is one of the best igls ever touched cs, smart and simple calls. Would be great to see him at the major one day
2020-08-27 18:36
Unban steel
2020-08-27 18:37
#45
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Canada YankeeM
Well said about MiBR players.
2020-08-27 18:37
Ok matchfixer
2020-08-27 18:42
Possibly the brightest NA IGL of all-time. What a shame we'll never see his true potential.
2020-08-27 18:51
Good read, props to hltv for not making the title a clickbait with the idiots remark.
2020-08-27 18:52
#56
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Switzerland OHMOHM
Unban steel ffs this guy needs second chance
2020-08-27 18:54
no one asked matchfixer
2020-08-27 18:52
#62
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Greece rusty1
Well, apparently, hltv asked him.
2020-08-27 18:57
What can I expect from a chaos fan literally nothing.
2020-08-27 18:57
#68
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Greece rusty1
Did I say something wrong?
2020-08-27 19:03
No, just the fact that you replied to the question to defend steel as a chaos fan
2020-08-27 19:14
#125
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Norway Triplex02
I asked
2020-08-27 21:07
who are you gtfo
2020-08-27 21:13
#176
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Norway Triplex02
Im the one who asked
2020-08-28 12:55
As satisfying as stealing your fans skins n cash? :O
2020-08-27 18:55
Matchfixer calling Major Champions idiots... Nice :) Even if they were... Stealing Money from kids > Idiots
2020-08-27 18:56
cry is free
2020-08-27 19:01
Yes :)
2020-08-27 19:55
Especially major winner are idiots if they accuse someone to cheat with this standard plays. You should ask how such idiots won a major
2020-08-29 12:56
steel <3
2020-08-27 19:00
The fact that steel has not migrated to valorant and given up on this game should give valve a new perspective of him. Everyone makes mistakes and that mistake has haunted him over all these years. He deserves an unban. Also to those snowflakes who are mad about steel calling them idiots, it's because they are idiots. Fallen purposely publicized his opinion and thus sending his thousands of fans to harrass other players. #FREESTEEL
2020-08-27 19:04
#FreeiBuyPower Edit: Have a good day!
2020-08-27 19:05
#73
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Germany BIG2020
#freesteel
2020-08-27 19:06
#74
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Denmark ghostan11
couldn't agree more with steel here. MIBR players proved that they're idiots who rather want to destroy good na young potential players with such a bad accusations instead of trying to get better. Rn they are even worse than chaos
2020-08-27 19:09
#83
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Portugal Agricultor
they specifically said that they lost because they made a lot of mistakes, but found the amount of clips suspicious
2020-08-27 19:17
#86
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Denmark ghostan11
that's why fallen tweeted something pointless just to look more like idiot
2020-08-27 19:18
#88
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Portugal Agricultor
what?
2020-08-27 19:19
#96
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Portugal Agricultor
What are you talking about?
2020-08-27 19:43
"found the amount of clips suspicious" more like outright accused someone of cheating because they lost lmao
2020-08-27 20:02
Kng said that they lost because they made a lot of mistakes, but because richard lewies didnt put it on twitter you probably didnt see it
2020-08-27 22:01
ok but how does this counter the direct blatant accusations made by FalleN? seems like you're letting your fanboyism cloud your judgement here
2020-08-27 22:07
FalleN never said he was sure they were cheating, he said that there were 3 blatant aimlocks, just that and that he found them suspicious "I don't like to accuse anyone of cheating without evidence, they've done this to me in the past and it can be a great injustice. Let's wait for the championship to find out is just what we can do. I found the uploaded clips suspicious yes" twitter.com/FalleNCS/status/127519434705..
2020-08-27 22:37
Yet he didn't apologise for his words, and "3 blatant aimlocks" definitely sounds like an outright cheating accusation dude. He won't apologise for jumping the gun, and why? Because his pride is hurt? A lot of people who idolise him take it as he still believes leaf is cheating.. and that shouldn't be the case. He should own up to it and apologise properly.
2020-08-27 22:52
"3 blatant aimlocks" doesnt mean he is cheating, it means there were 3 blatand aimlocks... Its like saying someone was at a crime scene but you dont know if that person comitted the crime so you want an investigation
2020-08-27 22:59
I don't know if there is a language barrier here, but I will try anyway. Saying someone is "blatant aimlocking" is the exact same as saying someone is cheating. That's just it. There is no other way of interpreting it dude. No, it is nothing like saying "someone was at a crime scene". It's more like saying "I saw this guy stab the other person in clear daylight".
2020-08-27 23:05
Bro stop making shit up honestly he directly called him out for cheating. FalleN is a sore loser little btich 30 y/o accusing kids of cheats because he sucks dik at CS good for him but don't lie about shit like it didn't happen that way and btw Leaf is better than FalleN ever were in CS Go, Fallen is a joke of person and player who gave so much to the Brazilian community yet he has no problems destroying it at the same time so yes Steel was right he is a idiot.
2020-08-28 17:04
#75
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Portugal Agricultor
now, an interview with fallen, oh whait you would never do that
2020-08-27 19:18
#82
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Portugal Agricultor
sometimes its good to hear the other side of the story, hltv should give both sides a voice and not suck steel's cock only
2020-08-27 19:15
cry is free
2020-08-27 19:18
#85
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Portugal Agricultor
cry is free
2020-08-27 19:18
#113
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Brazil KVNonly
+1
2020-08-27 20:08
I've messaged FalleN three times in the last two months about an interview. You really have no idea what you're talking about.
2020-08-27 21:39
Sry, my bad then. Keep up the great work, and good luck getting fallen on an interview, its really the best he can do for him
2020-08-27 21:59
problem with FalleN and TACO, they don't want to apologise or own up for their actions or clear anything. Nobody saw any direct apology from these players. And why would HLTV wish to continue to pursue it if FalleN really doesn't want to clear anything up?
2020-08-27 22:11
Imagine steel's happiness if his Valve-ban get terminated
2020-08-27 19:14
nice
2020-08-27 19:24
#91
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United States Gonginator
I love steel's interviews because he's honest and not afraid to speak his mind.
2020-08-27 19:25
#114
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Brazil KVNonly
But if we call someone idiot, all the people here will sacrifice us
2020-08-27 20:09
Everyone sacrifices you for saying such because people with your flag are known to send threats and who knows even making them come true. I mean even mibr manager has sent death threats to players.
2020-08-27 20:48
#122
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Brazil KVNonly
Send to me a prove of it... I didnt see it, really Put the fault in all brazilians due to the immaturity of one or other brazilian, all the countries have some idiots, but nobody is broken down by HLTV... Its interesting no?
2020-08-27 20:54
"Send to me a prove of it... I didnt see it, really" Hahahahah I don't see it so it doesn't exist or happen that logic is so flawless really m8 because the entire world revolves around what you see hahhahah such a retard comment Jesus Christ. Brazil has the most toxic, delusional and piece of shit community in CS Go ever, even CIS can't compare to how retarded you guys are so I tip my hats off to yall that's quite an accomplishment tbh.
2020-08-28 17:09
#204
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Brazil KVNonly
How do you want to me speak about a thing that I dint see? Its only what I said... I didnt say nothing about its a false argument, I just didnt see it and I need to read before speak, its what anyone would make. Try to think my position about this, I know that there are a lot of toxics and other bad things here, but it isnt about all the guys here, but if they are from Brazil = they are toxics, delusional, and others... Im speaking about it, Its very wrong
2020-08-31 13:44
It doesn't matter if you have seen it or not, it was brought to your attention and it's not hard to find... thus, you are the one choosing to ignore facts. It was wrong for me to generalize btw, I'm not a hater or a bad person. You just don't care enough to see the people you idolize in their true colours. I've encountered so many toxic BR users, you seem like a decent human being so don't take my previous comment personally.
2020-08-31 22:30
#208
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Brazil KVNonly
Man, Im not ignoring the facts, I didnt see it, I searched about but I didnt find and I requested him to send me because I dont find... Is it difficult to you understand? How can I say about this if I didnt see it? What I know is that some guys speak about the suspicious of cheat and SOME fans understand other thing, sending death threats...
2020-09-01 20:27
I don't think it's fair for everyone to criticize Brazilians more than anyone else because like you said, every country has their own "idiots" (or what ever you want to call people who are disruptive and make everyone else from their own country look bad). It sucks to see that Brazilians get bullied here, but sometimes you have to try and tune it out. It's not justified by any means and perhaps I can't relate to you or other Brazilians, but Americans also get bullied because a handful of them express their opinions very strongly as if it were facts. That's why a lot of Americans get called "burger" or "fat" here, or some people just don't take us seriously when we express support for North American teams.
2020-08-27 21:30
#140
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Brazil KVNonly
I ve seen a lot of bullys here too, and Its fair to get a relation with this victims, if we want we can do an better society. Thanks for your comprehension, this is increasingly difficult to see people assuming this around here.
2020-08-27 22:11
I'm just trying to be reasonable and a decent human being haha. Anywho, I'm hopeful that MIBR will bounce back, but that'll only happen if they make some real changes.
2020-08-28 02:19
#92
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North America Mang0
Don't worry you'll be out of the top 30 soon enough, only because this is online you're here.
2020-08-27 19:31
Very good players, but very disrespectful team, Xeppaa best player of the roster by far, hes insane
2020-08-27 19:32
matchfixer
2020-08-27 19:32
harsh words from someone who never achieved anything in his life, just bans XD
2020-08-27 19:39
Steel is so authentic and reminds me of my playing days long ago. Glad he's kept at it. Wish they would just unban him. Mistake were made. Lessons were learned. Enjoy watching his teams.
2020-08-27 19:43
Thank you for selling bets again
2020-08-27 19:51
#101
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Finland J3bediah
What other events he can’t play besides majors? I thought all other TO’s let him play no?
2020-08-27 19:56
#111
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Finland J3bediah
Unban Steel. 5 years is enough.
2020-08-27 20:07
mad br fans inc
2020-08-27 20:07
unban this man already
2020-08-27 20:10
now he can manipulate the result in two different teams
2020-08-27 20:38
one of the best minds in counter strike, definitely NA but I think the world. Its been really good to the NA scene specifically that steel has been willing to work on the periphery of the scene and is still developing the relationships and mentality that lead to strong players. Thanks to Joshua 'steel' Nissan for continuing to dig and be motivated in a tough environment. Keep digging and valve should be taking notice, I think there is something to be learned in here as an example of how to move past bad decisions.
2020-08-27 20:47
lets see how long it takes for him to matchfix again
2020-08-27 21:15
Thanks josh, I just love to see my fellow brazilians getting baited
2020-08-27 21:16
#129
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Poland PawelsSSS
cry is free brazil kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2020-08-27 21:17
#131
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Sweden geekaya
#freesteel
2020-08-27 21:26
Let's go Steel !!
2020-08-27 21:36
gtfo washed up grandma
2020-08-27 22:26
-steel +fns
2020-08-27 23:38
nice interview
2020-08-27 23:50
#153
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Brunei cyLoL
-fallen +steel -fer +leaf -kngv +Jonji -taco +Xeppaa -trk +vanity That is a good team right there
2020-08-28 00:00
Matchfixer and xenophobic.
2020-08-28 02:15
fake steel
2020-08-28 02:34
NA scene needs good teams i think Chaos can be it. But ive seen their firepower and i dont think they can match liquid or eg anytime soon unless a good plot here and there
2020-08-28 03:09
I think AleksiB soon lead 2 top 10 team
2020-08-28 05:55
"This guy has nothing better to do in his life than to go out of his way to start trying to talk shit to people because he thinks someone is cheating at a video game because they beat his favorite team. It's sad." ouch that hurts
2020-08-28 08:16
Steel is a fucking legend man. Dude has put up with more then anyone else in the scene in terms of harassment and he's on his way to building a top 20 team. I almost hope he and Chaos beat Liquid today to go along with the 100T and Furia scalps.
2020-08-28 19:00
unban this guy finally, he deserves it. lets call it "released due to good behaviour"
2020-08-29 19:42
Just to clarify, Xeppaa developed in season 33 playing for Under 21. He had been on losing teams prior to that. Had nothing to do with Steel.
2020-08-29 22:03
stell stfu, they were and maybe are cheating. go check the fucking clips. u fucking ignorant mentally retard kid.
2020-08-30 09:00
steel *
2020-08-30 12:14
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