ToH1o returns to coaching in Nexus

The Bulgarian is active once again, just one month after his ban was lifted by ESIC.

Anton "⁠ToH1o⁠" Georgiev has taken charge of Romanian side Nexus, it was announced on Thursday. This will be the Bulgarian's first coaching stint since he was handed a 10-month ban by the Esports Integrity Commission (ESIC) in September 2020 for exploiting the spectator bug on two occasions in 2017.

ToH1o had his ban reversed by the esports watchdog in mid-June following a successful appeal. He was able to prove that he experienced the bug without his knowledge while coaching ex-Outlaws in an IEM Oakland open qualifier game against hASSeLsNOk, and Windigo in a CS:GO.NET Cup 1 match against Tricked.

ToH1o returns to coaching after his ban was lifted by ESIC

ToH1o's coaching CV includes guiding Windigo to victory in several Balkan tournaments in 2017 and 2018, as well as to a semi-final run at Copenhagen Games 2018. He also took charge of SMASH for nearly six months and had a brief stint with Excellency before his ban was announced.

"I am really happy to have been given the chance to be Nexus' new head coach and to return to the Counter-Strike world," he said in a statement. "We are in the process of rebuilding the whole roster, and I am really happy that I will work with young and highly motivated players. I love the challenge of working with a fully Romanian-speaking roster.

"We have a lot of work to do, but I am really happy with how things have gone so far after a few days of practice. With my ban lifted, I can enjoy what I love doing the most again. I will do everything I can to reach the top 30 with this roster as soon as possible."

Nexus hope that the appointment of a coach of ToH1o's experience will bring the team back to where they were last fall, when they reached their highest ranking of Number 40 in the world. In May, the team competed in BLAST Rising, finishing in 17th-18th place.

Meanwhile, the Romanian organisation has announced the return of Mihnea "⁠mhN1⁠" Gheață, who played for the team between April and November 2020. The 20-year-old, who went on to represent GameAgents and Infinite, will fill the role left vacant by Alexandru "⁠s0und⁠" Ștefan.

"These are the in a series of performance-focused decisions that we're currently making," Nexus CEO Octav "ang" Cretu said. "We felt that we needed someone like ToH1o and mhN1 in order to steady the ship and shift our immediate focus to team performance.

"Nexus Gaming's goal is to proudly represent Romania's esports ambitions. We want all viewers and friends to be proud of the work that we're doing, and our aim is to improve upon our 2020 performance."

Nexus now have:

Romania Cătălin-Ionuț "⁠BTN⁠" Stănescu
Romania Adrian "⁠XELLOW⁠" Guță
Romania Raul "⁠Blytz⁠" Gligor
Romania Laurențiu "⁠lauNX⁠" Țârlea
Romania Mihnea "⁠mhN1⁠" Gheață

Bulgaria Anton "⁠ToH1o⁠" Georgiev (coach)

Romania Mihnea 'mhN1' Gheață
Mihnea 'mhN1' Gheață
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.89
Maps played:
60
KPR:
0.61
DPR:
0.70
Romania Alexandru 's0und' Ștefan
Alexandru 's0und' Ștefan
Age:
18
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
50
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.73
Romania Raul 'Blytz' Gligor
Raul 'Blytz' Gligor
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
131
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.72
Romania Cătălin-Ionuț 'BTN' Stănescu
Cătălin-Ionuț 'BTN' Stănescu
Age:
32
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.92
Maps played:
910
KPR:
0.65
DPR:
0.71
Romania Laurențiu 'lauNX' Țârlea
Laurențiu 'lauNX' Țârlea
Age:
16
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
29
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.71
Romania Adrian 'XELLOW' Guță
Adrian 'XELLOW' Guță
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
883
KPR:
0.79
DPR:
0.67
gord sum
2021-07-22 19:03
4 replies
wtf?
2021-07-22 19:04
Returns from where wtf hltv?
2021-07-22 19:24
2 replies
From inactive to active due to esic ban
2021-07-22 19:36
From hell aka Bulgaria
2021-07-23 02:26
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Brazil Arf___
ok
2021-07-22 19:03
#3
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Sweden Skunk2
OK
2021-07-22 19:03
ez4ence
2021-07-22 19:03
#5
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Estonia drac0zGOD
im so excited that i could pee myself
2021-07-22 19:04
1 reply
+1
2021-07-23 19:16
#8
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Denmark Zetix02
Ez4who???
2021-07-22 19:04
swole
2021-07-22 19:05
Lol
2021-07-22 19:06
#12
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Romania assdada
who??
2021-07-22 19:07
2 replies
romanian cs scene lul
2021-07-26 10:07
1 reply
#83
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Romania assdada
bulgaria cs scene lul ( still bulgaria > romania dont get me wrong )
2021-07-26 13:26
good luck
2021-07-22 19:07
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Switzerland thomazzz
nexus dead team btw
2021-07-22 19:08
1 reply
Yep
2021-07-23 14:11
Ok
2021-07-22 19:10
WHO
2021-07-22 19:10
#17
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Romania csf
nexus top 30 inc
2021-07-22 19:11
6 replies
#20
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Switzerland thomazzz
nah, nexus dead and washed team, can't even beat random russians mix on esea lmao
2021-07-22 19:17
2 replies
because btn still in the team
2021-07-22 20:00
+1
2021-07-22 20:10
#80
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Romania DZthebest
hahaha too delusional
2021-07-25 19:14
2 replies
#81
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Romania csf
they reached top40 with seminte still in the team and no coach, why wouldnt they reach top30 now that they have 4 motivated young players and a motivated coach that led Windigo to the Europe Minor?
2021-07-25 19:37
1 reply
#88
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Romania DZthebest
dude go play on casual and dont talk about professional scene, you are too nationalist for a shit team, even with a good -but overrated guy like xellow
2021-07-27 21:22
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Faroe Islands raisen123
who returns to coaching in where?
2021-07-22 19:12
4 replies
are you really that arrognat to ask such a question given that this is the normal reaction when people hear about the faroe islands
2021-07-23 01:31
3 replies
#74
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Faroe Islands raisen123
chill ur ass im bulgarian xd
2021-07-23 16:24
2 replies
well the above applies to bulgaria as well
2021-07-23 18:25
1 reply
#77
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Faroe Islands raisen123
yes
2021-07-23 20:10
who
2021-07-22 19:13
who cares regali > nexus
2021-07-22 19:17
3 replies
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Romania Nica_Mihai
Regali or [Fnatic Rising] are below Nexus as a level or any other team in Romania.
2021-07-22 19:58
2 replies
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Europe g4nl0cK
"any other team" is way too much, and fnatic rising given time will be better than nexus
2021-07-23 08:39
1 reply
he was talkin about teams in ro scene.Nexus are the first, they win last rel 20k$ in lan
2021-07-23 12:06
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Canada GGNORE33
good that he took a young team to develop but not some washed-up clown9 v2 team and good that he is back working again.
2021-07-22 19:18
3 replies
#30
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Romania burtiqutz
*young with the exception of btn, who is the same age as him.
2021-07-22 19:27
2 replies
#31
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Canada GGNORE33
yeah, i didn't see but rest are young and motivated, he worked with bobble before so not a big deal LOL
2021-07-22 19:28
1 reply
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Romania burtiqutz
yeah, hopefully it goes well
2021-07-22 20:33
what
2021-07-22 19:19
who?
2021-07-22 19:24
Nexus's last run to top40 in 2020 started with mhN playing for them
2021-07-22 19:26
#28
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Romania alexinio05
Who cars man
2021-07-22 19:27
7 replies
flag dont check
2021-07-22 20:54
6 replies
#55
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Romania alexinio05
Nexus is just fuked
2021-07-22 21:01
5 replies
ok.
2021-07-22 23:17
where is cosmeen to save romanian scene?
2021-07-22 23:18
3 replies
#61
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Romania alexinio05
Man we have regali (fnatic rising) and iM (GamerLegion) ))). They are better than cosmeeen so don't worry our scene is rising 😎😎
2021-07-23 00:13
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Europe g4nl0cK
he liked drugs way more than cs
2021-07-23 08:41
1 reply
drugs!!?!??!?!
2021-07-23 08:49
expected
2021-07-22 19:27
Nexus ?!?!?!
2021-07-22 19:30
very excited about these moves, now BTN has some help in "educating" his kids, good luck <3
2021-07-22 19:32
Let's go, NXS ! <3
2021-07-22 19:38
who cars
2021-07-22 19:41
OMG REALLY? I was thinking about this all week, now I can finally sleep in peace.
2021-07-22 19:41
FINALLY MY LIFE IS COMPLETE!!!!!!!!!
2021-07-22 19:42
liquid top 1 is coming
2021-07-22 19:44
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Chile cristiaan
cool
2021-07-22 19:49
#41
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Romania Nica_Mihai
Let's go, Nexus!
2021-07-22 19:51
nice move
2021-07-22 19:52
LESSGOOO
2021-07-22 19:55
Gl
2021-07-22 20:07
nexus dead team, pls stop buying all the good players just LET THEM BE!
2021-07-22 20:09
1 reply
+1, i'm so glad they didn't picked up regali
2021-07-22 20:49
Yo les romanians, Is LauNx LaurentyuSss or just two different players?
2021-07-22 20:22
2 replies
Different players
2021-07-22 20:41
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Romania NotSpidi
different. launx >>>>> laurentyuss
2021-07-22 20:55
nice. time for top 30
2021-07-22 21:47
good luck
2021-07-22 23:15
Who????????
2021-07-22 23:50
gl
2021-07-23 01:42
no sunvita no win
2021-07-23 02:00
Good luck!
2021-07-23 10:03
I offered my seat on the bus to BTN because I respect the elderly
2021-07-23 14:37
2 replies
:))) lol
2021-07-24 20:02
:O o/
2021-07-27 21:23
gl
2021-07-24 11:06
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