steel

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For other players using the nickname steel, see Steel.

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Player Information
Name:
Joshua Nissan
Birth:
December 28, 1989 (1989-12-28) (age 28)
Team:
Approx. Total Winnings:
$47,154
Alternate IDs:
steel_, steeel, NISSAN
Links
History
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 - Present

Joshua "steel" Nissan is a former professional Counter-Strike: Source and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 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.

Career[edit]

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] (list of)
Mouse Curvature cm/rev in/rev CPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Accel. Raw input eDPI Polling rate
FinalMouse Ultralight Pro 1056 MPI 52 20.5 800 1 6/11 Off On 800 1000 Hz
Last updated on 2017-09-27 (236 days ago).
Hardware [3]
Mouse Mousepad
FinalMouse Ultralight Pro HyperX FURY Pro XL
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
BenQ XL2420Z 144 Hz 1280×800 Stretched
Keyboard Headset
HyperX Alloy Elite RGB HyperX Cloud Flight
Last updated on 2018-03-07 (75 days ago).
Crosshair settings [3] (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 (272 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;

Highlights[edit]


Career achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2018-03-11 A11st A3Minor EGLX 2018 2 : 0 $6,000
2017-09-24 A11st A3Minor WorldGaming Canadian Championship Series 2017 2 : 1 $20,000
2015-10-19 A11st A3Minor Fragadelphia 6 3 : 0 $7,000
2014-10-26 A22nd A1Premier FACEIT League - Season 2 1 : 3 $10,000
2014-10-11 A11st A2Major CEVO Season 5 Professional 4 : 1 $5,000
2014-06-29 A11st A1Premier ESEA Season 16 - Global Invite Division 2 : 0 $20,000
2012-09-01 A11st A2Major ESL Pro Series Germany Summer 2012 2 : 1 $7,548.59
2011-09-25 A11st A2Major ESEA Invite Finals Season 9 2 : 0 $6,500
2010-11-21 A11st A2Major ESEA Invite Finals Season 7 2 : 0 $5,800
2010-10-21 A22nd A2Major DSRack LAN #3 1 : 2 $4,191.75
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament
Date Tier Tournament Position Partner List
2018-02-11 A2Major The Summit cs_summit 2 Guest Commentator
2017-11-12 A2Major IBP iBUYPOWER Masters 2017 Analyst
2017-06-08 A2Major Esports Championship Series Esports Championship Series Season 3 - North America Analyst
2017-06-08 A2Major Esports Championship Series Esports Championship Series Season 3 - Europe Analyst
2017-04-23 A2Major The Summit cs_summit 1 Analyst
2016-11-13 A2Major IBP iBUYPOWER Masters 2016 Commentator
2015-03-15 A1Premier ESL One: Katowice 2015 Observer
2015-01-25 A1Premier Major League Gaming MLG X Games Aspen Invitational Observer None
2014-08-17 A1Premier ESL One: Cologne 2014 Guest Analyst/Commentator
2014-03-16 A1Premier ESL Major Series One ESL Major Series One Katowice 2014 Observer None
About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament

Trivia[edit]

  • He owns a British passport. [4]
  • 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.[5]

Interviews[edit]

2017[edit]

2015[edit]

2014[edit]


References[edit]

  1. Michal "stich" Malachowski (2015-01-26). "ex-iBP banned from Valve majors". HLTV.org. Retrieved 2015-06-11.
  2. Hans Oelschlägel (2017-07-24). "ESL aligns with ESIC’s recommendation on sanctions for cheating in esports".
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 steel's Nightbot Commands
  4. "I'm a double agent". Chad "SPUNJ" Burchill. 2016-12-05.
  5. Petar "Tgwri1s" Milovanovic (2012-10-09). "Players speak out:"Ban molotovs"". HLTV.org.