Steel Allegedly Leaving CSGO for Valorant
We’re sorry to see that this has been confirmed since yesterday. Josh “Steel” Nissan is going to be leaving behind CSGO for Valorant. We aren’t shocked, though. CSGO players converting over to Valorant have been a growing trend, even though there’s no official Valorant scene yet. But Steel, who has been active in the scene since 2009, has transitioned off of Chaos EC’s CSGO team to transition to Valorant.
When Chaos EC announced it, Steel tweeted in response “WHAT?” which can be found here. Here’s what Chaos EC said about the change to their squad. “Even at the best of times change is constant. Coming off of our recent success, @JoshNIssan will be transitioning to streaming full-time as a content creator focused on Valorant.”
A little bit more was said on the official Chaos EC blog. They want to honor his wishes to let him take time to figure out what is next for him,” but if that’s the case, why did he seem shocked on Twitter?
There’s word that Edgar “MarKE” Maldonado will take Steel’s place on the Chaos roster, but there’s no confirmation on that quite yet.
So, it’s official! Steel will be a Valorant content creator, and hopefully, a pro in the scene, if it should develop. Thinking about it, perhaps Steel is switching games because he was permanently banned from participating in Valve-associated events since he took part in a match-fixing scandal?
It was likely only a matter of time, as Steel can’t compete in official CSGO events. Regardless, if Steel does wind up making moves in Valorant, we wish him success for the future. We also hope that he learned his lesson.
It is a smart move to shift over to the new CSGO-style shooter, Valorant. What do you think? Is it a good idea, and if so, where could he go? Or will he stay working on solo content? We’re curious to know what you think!