Chaos Esports Club is a moderately new entity inside of aggressive esport; based 2015 to compete in Apex Legends, Rainbow 6 Siege, and (in fact) Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, they didn’t turn into a bigger identify till the previous few months the place they controlled to topple some titans of esport.
What began as an all-Swedish staff struggling with out within the decrease tiers has slowly morphed over the years into its trendy presentation, that includes an NA roster that held Josh ‘Steel’ Nissan on the helm because the in-game chief; the similar from the iBP match-fixing scandal of 2014.
Reformed, Steel introduced the brand new iteration of Chaos into the limelight that each one started with them in spite of everything defeating their nemesis of MIBR in early-June which caused a flurry of accusations of dishonest from MIBR and their lovers; it culminated in demise threats being levied in opposition to the sixteen-year-old Nathan ‘leaf’ Orf as they accused him of dishonest persistently.
Yet MIBR was once just a stepping stone beneath the management of Steel, that introduced the staff to a shockingly top consequence inside the ESL One Cologne 2020 Online match, the place they positioned 3-4th after a loss to Team Liquid, which then due to this fact misplaced after a five-match banger to Evil Geniuses.
With Steel performing because the IGL, Chaos has appeared indomitable; but Josh Nissan’s previous would inevitably come to hang-out him, forcing Chaos trainer Matthew ‘mCe’ Elmore to exchange in for Valve-sanctioned fits the place Steel was once banned.
Expect the anticipated.
We're bringing in somebody we imagine will carry the suitable mix of uncooked mechanical ability and enjoy.
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— Chaos Esports Cats (@ChaosEC) September 1, 2020
Now, Josh Nissan has left the roster to concentrate on streaming and content material advent targeted round Riot’s first-person shooter Valorant, and that leaves a large hollow within the roster for Chaos. A hollow that must be plugged by means of somebody who can’t simplest tally frags, however most likely can fill the now-vacant function of IGL for the NA group.
Enter 22-year-old Edgar ‘MarKE’ Maldonado hailing from Mexico after temporary stints on more than one T2/Three groups inside the Counter-Strike scene; maximum not too long ago Ze Pug Gods, and Swole Patrol previous to that.
Just closing month, MarKE confronted off in opposition to Chaos in a Bo3 the place Chaos controlled a (2-1) victory whilst MarKE held a -22 Okay/D ratio with 58.2 averaged injury according to spherical. In the previous two match-u.s.in opposition to Chaos, MarKE persistently held the bottom ADR for his staff. Some level to this as an indication of competence (or lack thereof) whilst others state his quick tenure inside the roster didn’t permit the younger participant to seek out his footing.
Moving forwards, the questions are transparent: will Chaos EC proceed their Cinderella tale inside of T1 CS:GO? Can Anthony ‘self-importance’ Malaspina fill the huge sneakers of Josh Nissan and information the younger gamers to victory over way more skilled groups?
We’ll in finding out quicker fairly than later, as ESL Pro League Season 12 NA is already neatly underway.