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Player Information
Joshua Nissan
Years Active (Player):
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

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 currently plays Overwatch competitively and previously played for Splyce, though he is still under his contract with them.


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].

Gear and settings[edit]

Mouse settings (list of)
Mouse Effective DPI cm/360 in/360 DPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Polling rate
FinalMouse ScreaM one 1200 34.6 13.6 800 1.5 6/11 500 Hz
No date of last update specified!
Mouse Mousepad
FinalMouse ScreaM one ZOWIE GEAR GS-R
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution
BenQ XL2420Z 144 Hz 1280×720
Keyboard Headset
Cooler Master Quickfire Ultimate (MX Brown) HyperX Revolver
No date of last update specified!
Crosshair settings
Style Size Thickness Gap Outline Dot Color Alpha
4 3 .5 -2 Yes (thickness 1) No (0) Green (1) 999
Click "Expand" for a code to copy and paste into your console.
cl_crosshairalpha 999; cl_crosshaircolor 1; cl_crosshairdot 0; cl_crosshairgap -2; cl_crosshairsize 3; cl_crosshairstyle 4; cl_crosshairusealpha 1; cl_crosshairthickness .5; cl_crosshair_outlinethickness 1; cl_crosshair_drawoutline 1;


Career achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2017-02-28 A11st A5Monthly Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESEA Rank S - North America: February 2017 $5,000
2015-10-19 A11st A3Minor Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Fragadelphia 6 Torqued 3 : 0 Enemy $7,000
2014-10-26 A22nd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive FACEIT League - Season 2 Team iBUYPOWER 1 : 3 Fnatic $10,000
2014-10-11 A11st A2Major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive CEVO Professional Season 5 Team iBUYPOWER 4 : 1 Cloud9 $5,000
2014-06-29 A11st A1Premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ESEA Season 16 - Global Invite Division Team iBUYPOWER 2 : 0 CompLexity Gaming $20,000
2014-04-20 A11st A2Major Counter-Strike: Global Offensive CEVO Professional Season 4 Team iBUYPOWER 2 : 0 Manajuma $2,948
2012-09-01 A11st A2Major Counter-Strike: Source ESL Pro Series Germany Summer 2012 MTw 2 : 1 N!faculty $7,548.59
2012-07-01 A22nd A2Major Counter-Strike: Source ESEA Season 11 - Invite Division Torqued 1 : 2 Team Dynamic $4,000
2011-10-25 A33rd A1Premier Counter-Strike: Source ESWC 2011 CheckSix Gaming 2 : 0 Team Dynamic $4,000
2010-10-21 A22nd A2Major Counter-Strike: Source DSRack LAN #3 Team Dynamic 1 : 2 VeryGames $4,191.75
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament


  • He owns a British passport.
  • 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.





  1. stich (2015-01-26). "ex-iBP banned from Valve majors". Retrieved 2015-06-11.