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ISSAA

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Person Information
Name:
عيسى مراد سمير
Romanized Name:
Issa Sameer Issa Murad
Birth:
December 23, 1996 (1996-12-23) (age 23)
Nationality:
Status:
Years Active (Player):
2016 – Present
Team:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$141,687
Alternate IDs:
issaaa, issa
Links
History
2016-03-?? – 2016-10-??
2017-01-?? – 2017-0?-??
2017-07-?? – 2017-08-11
2017-08-11 – 2017-10-20
HellRaisers (Trial)
2017-10-20 – 2019-09-04
2019-09-04 – 2019-12-04
HellRaisers (Inactive)
2019-12-04 – Present

Issa "ISSAA" Murad (born December 23, 1996) is a Jordanian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player who currently plays for OG.

Biography[edit]

Early career[edit]

ISSAA's professional career began in began in early-2016 when Chosen5, a lineup consisting of Jordanian and Iraqi players, was created. While the lineup failed to gain traction internationally, ISSAA began to be recognized as a budding talent after qualifying to FPL while also guiding the team to numerous closed qualifiers including the first DreamHack Masters Malmö 2016 Closed Qualifier and the WESG 2016 Middle East and Africa finals.

Team Spotnet[edit]

In early 2017, ISSAA joined his first organization, linking up Team Spotnet. With the Lebanese organization ISSAA lifted his first minor trophy, winning Arab Gaming Championship 2017 - Winter Open. During his time Team Spotnet ISSAA helped his team qualify to Asia Minor Championship - Kraków 2017 being eliminated with a 0-2 record following loses against Renegades and Signature Gaming.

Gux & Friends[edit]

After the end of his time with Team Spotnet, ISSAA briefly linked up with Gux & Friends, a lineup helmed up famous former Fnatic player Gux. During his briefly one-month tenure with the squad, the team failed to achieve any notable results however this was the start of ISSAA's relationship with woxic his future teammate on HellRaisers.

HellRaisers[edit]

After only a month with Gux & Friends, ISSAA joined his first major organization, HellRaisers, alongside woxic. ISSAA's first big event with HellRaisers was the ESL Pro League S6 Finals, where the team made it to the playoffs after beating fnatic, Team Liquid, and Astralis before being felled by Misfits. Their next LAN event was Bets.net Masters in April, where ISSAA lifted his first large trophy with the team following a 2-1 win over North in the finals. At ISSAA's next international LAN, DreamHack Tours 2018, the team claimed a second place finish North returned to claim revenge in the finals. In 2018, ISSAA and HellRaisers qualified to the FACEIT London Major CIS minor where the team qualified in the Major while dropping only a single map to Team Spirit. In the FACEIT Major, HellRaisers reached their peak as a team and an organization after qualifying to the playoffs before being eliminated by Team Liquid. With this, ISSAA also notably became the first Middle Eastern player to attend a Major. After this incredible achievement, ISSAA would continue with HellRaisers for another year where the teams results began to stagnate as notable players began to leave the team, with their only achievement at this team being a fourth place finish at SuperNova Malta 2018. In December 2019, ISSAA exited HellRaisers after being acquired by OG to join a new international project alongside NBK-, Aleksib, valde, and mantuu.

Gear and Settings[edit]

Mouse Settings [1] (list of)
Advanced
MouseeDPIDPIPolling RateSensitivityRaw Input
ZOWIE
ZA13
1120400500 Hz2.8On
Last updated on 2020-04-15 (223 days ago).
Mouse Settings [1] (list of) (calculate)
Simple
MouseCurvatureCircumferenceMouse SetupSensitivityRaw.
ZOWIE
ZA13
1478 MPI
0.97 deg/mm
14.6 in/rev
37.1 cm/rev
400 DPI
@ 500 Hz
2.8On
Last updated on 2020-04-15 (223 days ago).
Hardware [1]
Mouse Mousepad
ZOWIE ZA13 ZOWIE G-SR DG
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
ZOWIE by BenQ XL2546 240 Hz 1024×768 Stretched
Keyboard Headset
Xtrfy K2 HyperX Cloud II
Last updated on 2020-04-15 (223 days ago).
Crosshair Settings [1] (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
5 2 1 1 0 No No (0) Red (0) 255
Last updated on 2020-04-15 (223 days ago).
Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.
cl_crosshairalpha 255; cl_crosshaircolor 0; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap 0; cl_crosshairsize 2; cl_crosshairstyle 5; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 1; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Type Tournament Team Result Prize
2020-10-28 A1A31st - 3rd A1S-Tier Online BLAST Premier: Fall 2020 Regular Season 2 : 1 $25,000
2020-10-11 A22nd A2A-Tier Online Intel Extreme Masters XV - New York Online: Europe 0 : 3 $30,000
2020-02-16 A4A64th - 6th A1S-Tier Offline BLAST Premier: Spring 2020 Regular Season 1 : 2 $35,000
2018-09-21 A5A85th - 8th A1S-Tier Offline FACEIT Major: London 2018 1 : 2 $35,000
2018-07-13 A11st A2A-Tier Offline CIS Minor Championship - London 2018 2 : 1 $30,000
2018-05-21 A22nd A2A-Tier Offline DreamHack Open Tours 2018 0 : 2 $20,000
2018-04-08 A11st A2A-Tier Offline Bets.net Masters: Season 1 2 : 1 $50,000
2018-03-25 A3A43rd - 4th A2A-Tier Offline V4 Future Sports Festival - Budapest 2018 0 : 2 $61,790.35
2017-12-08 A5A65th - 6th A1S-Tier Offline ESL Pro League Season 6 - Finals 0 : 2 $45,000
2017-11-26 A11st A3B-Tier Offline FCDB Cup 2017 2 : 1 $20,000
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