From Liquipedia Counter-Strike Wiki
For other players using the nickname steel, see Steel.

[e][h]Torqued 2017logo std.png steel
Player Information
Joshua Nissan
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-?? – 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 and is now playing for Torqued once again, currently playing in ESEA Premier.


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 Effective DPI cm/360 in/360 DPI In-game sens. Windows sens. Accel. Raw input? Polling rate
FinalMouse Scream One 880 47.2 18.6 800 1.1 6/11 Off On 1000 Hz
Last updated on 2017-09-27 (26 days ago).
Hardware [3]
Mouse Mousepad
Finalmouse-icon.png FinalMouse Scream One Hyperx-icon.png HyperX FURY Pro XL
Monitor Refresh rate In-game resolution Scaling
Benq-icon.png BenQ XL2420Z 144 Hz 1280×720 16:9
Keyboard Headset
Hyperx-icon.png HyperX Alloy FPS (MX Blue) Hyperx-icon.png HyperX Revolver S
Last updated on 2017-08-22 (62 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 (62 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]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Result Prize
2017-09-24 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png WorldGaming Canadian Championship Series 2017 Torqued 2017logo std.png 2 : 1 Sapphirekelownalogo std.png $20,000
2015-10-19 A11st A3Minor Csgo icon.png Fragadelphia 6 Torquedlogo std.png 3 : 0 EnemyGGlogo std.png $7,000
2014-10-26 A22nd A1Premier Csgo icon.png FACEIT League - Season 2 Ibuypowerlogo std.png 1 : 3 Fnatic origlogo std.png $10,000
2014-10-11 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png CEVO Season 5 Professional Ibuypowerlogo std.png 4 : 1 C9logo std.png $5,000
2014-06-29 A11st A1Premier Csgo icon.png ESEA Season 16 - Global Invite Division Ibuypowerlogo std.png 2 : 0 CompLexity Gaminglogo std.png $20,000
2014-04-20 A11st A2Major Csgo icon.png CEVO Season 4 Professional Ibuypowerlogo std.png 2 : 0 Csgologo std.png $2,948
2012-09-01 A11st A2Major Css small.png ESL Pro Series Germany Summer 2012 Mtwlogo std.png 2 : 1 Nfacultylogo std.png $7,548.59
2012-07-01 A22nd A2Major Css small.png ESEA Season 11 - Invite Division Fullytorquedlogo std.png 1 : 2 Teamdynamiclogo std.png $4,000
2011-10-25 A33rd A1Premier Css small.png ESWC 2011 Checksixlogo std.png 2 : 0 Teamdynamiclogo std.png $4,000
2010-10-21 A22nd A2Major Css small.png DSRack LAN #3 Teamdynamiclogo std.png 1 : 2 Verygameslogo std.png $4,191.75
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament
Date Tier Tournament Position Partner List
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 Analyst
2016-11-13 A2Major IBP iBUYPOWER Masters 2016 Commentator
2015-03-15 A1Premier ESL ESL One: Katowice 2015 Observer
2015-01-25 A1Premier Major League Gaming MLG X Games Aspen Invitational Observer None
2014-03-16 A1Premier ESL ESL Major Series One: Katowice 2014 Observer None
About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament


  • 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.






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