It used to be certain to occur, even though Josh ‘Steel’ Nissan sought after one ultimate hurrah with bringing Chaos EC into relevance marking the second one crew that he’s labored with to carry them to a better tier of Counter-Strike play previous to his inevitable departure.
Josh can be transitioning over to a content material author for Riot’s sizzling new first-person shooter, Valorant, in spite of everything leaving the Counter-Strike scene after more or less a decade.
The most likely straw at the proverbial camel’s again used to be the insipid verdict again in 2014 the place he used to be indicted for match-fixing Counter-Strike video games for benefit; a transfer that led to an enduring ban from Majors.
This in the long run supposed that, despite how the scene would possibly view him lately, his play inside of skilled Counter-Strike is terribly restricted.
Multiple participants of the CS:GO scene have put ahead a commentary of be apologetic about and well-wishes on his departure.
metal did far more just right for NA CS:GO than the dangerous he did with the fastened tournament and it's now not even shut. If there have been any justice Valve can be listening, however we understand how that one is going…
— Thorin (@Thorin) September 1, 2020
I'm indisputably very unhappy to peer @JoshNissan leaving csgo, however most commonly selfishly as a result of looking at him play and lead is a smart pleasure and I don't know many of us as hooked in to Counter-Strike as Josh. I’m hoping he has an excellent occupation in Valorant and can nonetheless widespread desks in CS.
— Anders Blume (@OnFireAnders) September 2, 2020
Regardless of his spotty document, it’s admittedly tricky to disclaim his intrinsic worth as an IGL and mentor for younger skill this is having a look to upward thrust in the course of the ranks into a certified scene, and lots of are figuring that Josh will proceed to do a lot of the similar inside the skilled Valorant scene, with most likely a much less pronounced highlight on his earlier dealings again in 2014.
These tournament fixings have been published by means of Richard Lewis to happen between iBUYPOWER and NetCodeGuides, the place Steel used to be at the iBP crew; the crew that agreed to throw the tournament on function with the intention to benefit from having a bet, as iBP have been closely liked to win the match-up.
While the case, as an entire, does make clear the trouble of amending previous transgressions, it additionally displays Valve‘s frank disposition of now not being prepared to negotiate with previous offenders; a side that has not too long ago been dropped at gentle with Jammpi’s case in opposition to Valve.
Even at the most productive of instances alternate is continuous.
Coming off of our fresh luck, @JoshNissan can be transitioning to streaming full-time as a content material author fascinated by Valorant.
— Chaos Esports Cats (@ChaosEC) August 31, 2020
Yet to fixate only at the previous misdeeds can be egregious for a participant that has cemented himself as a robust IGL for Chaos EC, bringing them into a contemporary usual of top-tier Counter-Strike (that has up to now have shyed away from the present wave of scandal with coaches the usage of spectating insects) whilst dealing out a plethora of losses to the likes of MIBR, 100 Thieves, FURUA, and Cloud nine as they’ve begun their climb in opposition to the highest.
Overall, allowing for Josh Nissan’s fresh works inside the scene, a shift to Valorant brings an extraordinary alternative to start out anew with the enjoy of uber-competitive esports below his belt. The overwhelming majority of the pro Counter-Strike scene want Josh Nissan properly, and hope he can settle in new roots in Valorant.