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Player Information
Joshua Nissan
December 28, 1989 (1989-12-28) (age 30)
Years Active (Player):
2009 – 2015
2017 – Present
Approx. Total Winnings:
Alternate IDs:
steel_, steeel, NISSAN
Counter-Strike: Source:
20??-??-?? – 2010-??-??
2010-08-13 – 2010-11-25
2010-12-05 – 2011-09-01
2010-??-?? – 2011-??-??
2011-??-?? – 2011-10-01
2011-10-01 – 2011-??-??
2011-??-?? – 2011-11-13
2011-11-13 – 2012-03-10
2012-03-10 – 2012-??-??
2012-06-01 – 2012-??-??

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive:

2012-??-?? – 2013-01-19
2013-01-19 – 2013-03-08
2013-03-08 – 2013-07-08
2014-03-27 – 2014-11-06
2014-11-07 – 2015-01-26
2017-08-?? – 2018-01-12
2018-01-12 – 2018-02-02
2018-02-02 – 2018-06-10
2018-06-10 – 2019-06-11
2019-10-08 – 2019-11-11
2019-11-11 – Present

Joshua "steel" Nissan (born December 28, 1989) is a British-Canadian professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive player and former professional Counter-Strike: Source player.

He is permanently banned from competition or involvement in Valve-associated events due to his involvement in the North American match fixing scandal. He previously played Overwatch competitively for Splyce. Since then, he has made his return to Counter-Strike.


Steel started gaming back when he was a child. Though initially introduced to CS through his brother's friend, it was only until the release of CS:S that he began to dedicate significant time into the series. The pinnacle of his CS career was playing with Team Dynamic at DSRack LAN #3 because he had just been acquired by a team that was not only the top North American competitor, but also the only team to contend internationally for years. They placed 2nd behind VeryGames in this tournament, solidifying his place in the top echelons of competitive CS. His favorite event was Copenhagen Games 2012 because it was the longest trip he had taken with a CS team. This trip gave Nissan the time to learn about the game and spend quality time with his teammates while exploring a new country. Although they placed 4th at the event, they eliminated VeryGames before going down, the team that had previously clinched the tournament win at DSRack #3. Later, he was taken on under the iBUYPOWER banner with hopes to win the first major championship for a North American team. During his time at iBUYPOWER he was crucial in defending their Season 15 ESEA LAN title at the Season 16 ESEA LAN and mentored the talents of Sam "DaZeD" Marine and other teammates.

On January 26th 2015, steel officially left Torqued after being banned by Valve. [1]

On July 24th, 2017, steel, along with his former teammates were unbanned from ESL tournaments. [2]

Gear and Settings[edit]

Mouse Settings [3][4] (list of)
MouseeDPIDPIPolling RateSensitivityRaw Input
G Pro Wireless
8008001000 Hz1On
Last updated on 2018-09-03 (583 days ago).
Mouse Settings [3][4] (list of) (calculate)
MouseCurvatureCircumferenceMouse SetupSensitivityRaw.
G Pro Wireless
1056 MPI
0.693 deg/mm
20.5 in/rev
52 cm/rev
800 DPI
@ 1000 Hz
Last updated on 2018-09-03 (583 days ago).
Hardware [3]
Mouse Mousepad
Logitech G Pro Wireless HyperX Fury Pro XL
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
BenQ XL2420Z 144 Hz 1280×800 Stretched
Keyboard Headset
HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Sennheiser GAME ZERO (Black)
Last updated on 2018-09-03 (583 days ago).
Crosshair Settings [4] (list of)
Style Size Thickness Sniper Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
4 3 0 1 -5 Yes (thickness 0) No (0) Green (1) 999
Last updated on 2017-08-22 (960 days ago).
Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.
cl_crosshairalpha 999; cl_crosshaircolor 1; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap -5; cl_crosshairsize 3; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness 0; cl_crosshair_sniper_width 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 0;


Career Achievements[edit]


  • He owns a British passport. [5]
  • He has been relatively known by the United Kingdom and Ireland's Counter-Strike scene as he has previously been fielded in British teams such as mTw in 2012, as well as Team Dignitas' UK CS:GO team in 2013. He has also been to a variety of LAN events in the United Kingdom such as Multiplay's Insomnia events.
  • Spoke against the Molotov grenades back in 2012.[6]
  • Was a guest on Thorin's Counter-Points Episode 57[7] about the New Generation of Counter-Strike.