DBLTAP: steel quits CS:GO to transition to Valorant
Chaos captain Joshua "steel" Nissan decided to end his career in CS:GO and start playing Valorant professionally. This is reported by several sources close to the situation portal DBLTAP. It is expected that the place of 30-year-old Canadian in Chaos will be taken Edgar "MarKE" Maldonado, who was not included in the new line-up of Swole Patrol.
Steel has played in CS:GO on a professional level since the release of the game back in 2012. In addition to Chaos, he has played for teams such as Dignitas, iBUYPOWER and Ghost, and has worked as an analyst and guest commentator on several events.
In 2015, the player was involved in a scandal with match-fixing, for which he received a ban for participation in championships from Valve. Most tournament operators also banned him from playing until in 2017, ESL lifted the restriction for steel and other iBUYPOWER members.
Along with steel, Chaos recently reached the semi-finals of ESL One Cologne 2020 for North America and also won first place in the regional ESEA Premier S34 tournament. In the North American RMR rankings, the team is one place behind to compete in the majors of ESL One Rio 2020.