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    daps: "Biggest regret was not getting NAF for NRG; I would've finally completed my perfect team"

    The Canadian in-game leader opened up about the highs and lows of his career in Counter-Strike as he embarks on a new adventure in VALORANT.

    In an interview that marks the end of his CS:GO playing career, at least for the time being, Damian "?daps?" Steele spoke about what drove him away from the game he spent the majority of the last decade playing.

    daps also addressed the community's biggest talking points about himself: individual skill, the relationship with Tarik "?tarik?" Celik, and the notion that he and other North American players are switching to VALORANT only for the money.

    Coaching in CS didn't feel like the right option for daps after leaving Gen.G

    The 27-year-old also brought some new details to light, a big one being that he was planning to bring Keith "?NAF?" Markovic to NRG as a replacement for Jacob "?FugLy?" Medina in February 2019 — "If we had got him I would have finally completed my perfect team, I'm sad I couldn't pull it off" —, while praising the trio of Vincent "?Brehze?" Cayonte, Tsvetelin "?CeRq?" Dimitrov, and Ethan "?Ethan?" Arnold, stating that "those three together can be the best in the world".

    Let's start off by discussing the current year and the early days of the pandemic. Gen.G had two surprising tournament wins, DreamHack Open Anaheim and ESL One: Road to Rio, with less impressive runs filling in the gaps for the first six months of 2020. How come you were able to have such high peaks while lacking event-to-event consistency?

    To be fair, I feel it's hard to compare Anaheim and Road to Rio. I genuinely feel on LAN we would have been consistent, if the year had panned out in a normal manner, with bootcamps and regular LAN events, because we had a LAN team in my opinion, and I also needed LANs and bootcamps to help keep a good and positive mindset in CS at this stage of my career. We were never consistent online because that is the nature of online play, as you have seen with online results since CS:GO was created. That, combined with playing the same four-five teams 24/7 in scrims and matches, made innovating and practicing even harder.

    In your post on Pastebin, you mentioned wanting to make changes in Gen.G. Which issues led to the desire to change things? Were these strictly roster changes, or did you also want to touch on other things, including roles and the approach to the game?

    A general reason for wanting changes in the team was knowing that we would inevitably hit our peak faster than teams such as EG, Liquid, and FURIA, and trying to get ahead of it because our overall level would be lower on average. Out of respect for their current project and the rebuild, I won't go into detail about all the changes I wanted as it doesn't matter now, but they were both inside and outside of the game changes as I already said in my Pastebin. I wish them the best and hope they find the replacements they need to get into the top 10.

    daps wanted in and out of game changes to improve Gen.G

    Expanding on the effects of the pandemic, many fans are having a tough time understanding why burnout and lack of motivation have been such big issues for players this year. Can you talk about how playing professional CS:GO was for you in 2020 compared to how it had been in the past, and where the frustration comes from?

    Well, my point of view is probably a little more extreme than that of most pro players, but the main reason I even continued playing CSGO three-ish years ago was because of LAN events and bootcamps. I found fulfilment and happiness in those.

    Read more: daps returns to NRG starting roster (November 2017)

    Online, on the other hand, is pointless compared to LAN, and the results barely matter at all — I had been playing online CS for over a decade and didn't find any enjoyment in it anymore. Online is better in Europe, though, due to it having more teams to play and better ping, but in North America it's dreadful, so I assume all teams will move to Europe from North America if LAN events don't continue at a regular pace soon because, while other pros may not feel as strongly as me on this point, I know most of them agree to an extent.

    The cancellation of the Major seems to have opened the floodgates for roster changes, with players leaving to VALORANT, but it also affected organizations who are missing the most important event of the year and probably the most financially lucrative one, when in-game purchases are available. Do you think Valve should or could have done things differently to keep the interest in CS:GO?

    It's hard to say as I don't know the logistics or the liability Valve/ESL would have had to take on to run something on LAN, but I assume Valve made the right choice for them as a company since they're a video game/hardware company and not an esports company. It will hurt the CS:GO esports scene, though, as CS:GO is already really hard to monetize for organizations and the Major is something pretty much all of them rely on to some extent. So yes, I wish they'd do something more, but it is seeming like CS:GO organizations will have to depend on Flashpoint, ESL, and BLAST to make their money back, which at this point is no surprise to anyone.

    Talking about your departure from CS:GO, you noted that you were open to other options before moving to VALORANT. How enthusiastic were you about the idea of coaching in CS? Was there any other role that you were open to? Perhaps returning to an analyst desk?

    There was one playing option I potentially had that would have been better than my past team, but things happened that were out of my control so it unfortunately never materialized. I've thought about coaching in CS on and off at times but I don't feel it's time for me. In terms of talent work, I doubt I'd do it again unless it was with people I knew as I don't really enjoy that line of work.

    Did you consider the idea of moving to Europe and playing there, on a lower level if necessary?

    There were some opportunities there that could have been formed into something decent, but nothing that would have made me move and continue playing CS in these times.

    Some critics have said that the influx of CS:GO players in VALORANT in North America shows that there is a different mentality in this region, where players are more driven by money and are more open to changing things when compared to their European counterparts. Do you think there is some truth to it, or is it a matter of opportunities dictating the behavior?

    There may be some truth to their criticism for some players, but to assume everyone leaving CS is 'securing the bag' is wrong because a good amount of people switching to VALORANT are taking a pay cut, some bigger and some smaller, and the prize money is also way higher in CS. The main reason I switched is I wanted to be in a project I believed in again since, after NRG, I failed to find that same feeling of comradery, happiness, and hope I once had, and if I don't have that in a team I can become depressed and my ability to play takes a hit.

    daps returned to NRG to compete in VALORANT, reuniting with Chet

    Another reason I switched is that I had been playing CS on and off for 15 years and as much as I'll always love the game, it has been nice learning a new game and moving on to something new, which has put me in a way better place mentally. If I still had it in me to give 110% in CS, things would have been different, but I can't wait around for things to return to normal in the circuit. I had thought about stepping down or taking a break multiple times over the course of the year, telling management and some teammates, and I should've done it during the player break as I had planned, but the Major kept me hanging on by a thread.

    Moving back in time: when you initially signed for Cloud9, you mentioned that the team being built wasn't necessarily meant for them. What other organizations were interested and why did you end up going to Gen.G so quickly after signing for Cloud9?

    There were like six-seven organizations that contacted me after NRG to make a team for them. Most of them didn't have a team yet at that time, so you can put two and two together. The whole Cloud9 situation was kind of odd and not really my story to tell, but Cloud9 was a very good organisation to me and Jack [Etienne] was insanely nice to let all three of us go to Gen.G at that speed.

    From the outside, people have faulted you mainly for your individual performances, saying that you held your teams back by not fragging enough. Do you agree with the sentiment?

    I'd say it depends on the team or era. On some teams, I do agree I played way worse than I should have, and there were moments in which I played better. I also played the entry role most of my career and it was a role I was not good at but did it so my better players could have more room, it's a sacrifice I'd make again.

    I'll never regret dropping Brehze an AK (laughs).

    Throughout your interviews in the past few years, two things were often mentioned as issues: lack of discipline and lack of effective practice. Do you feel responsible for those things?

    That comment was only meant for my time on NRG. All five players, the coach, and the management of the team were the reason for that because we honestly had way too much fun all the time, inside and outside of the game. Looking back, though, I feel I was wrong and that the environment we had in the team was actually why we were so consistently good.

    Having a lot of fun was the key to consistency in NRG, daps realized in hindsight

    Let's talk about the tarik - stanislaw - daps relationship. The removals from OpTic and NRG, both in a similar fashion, are another big talking point. Do you find the community's perception of what went down annoying or straight-up incorrect? You seem to be painted as someone who can build a team, but not as someone who can hold it together or win championships with it…

    I don't have an issue with stanislaw, he's a good person and a good IGL who took offers that anyone would take. The OpTic situation was weird before tarik even joined, NAF was the one going to be cut, then it switched to stanislaw getting cut, and then it turned out that I was getting cut. And to be honest, I'm glad I got cut because it helped my career a lot. For NRG, stan got to join the No.4 team in the world at the time and leave Complexity, any IGL would take the offer in a heartbeat and I'm glad stan got to experience playing with CeRq, Brehze, and Ethan because they're the three best players I ever played with by a long shot.

    As I've stated many times about tarik, I don't really have an issue with him as a person as he's a chill guy outside of the game, but I feel he handled the situation on NRG poorly. From things I heard from people inside and outside of the team, I knew he had been trying to remove Chet and me for a long time, and if I know someone has been actively trying to remove me for months, I'm not really going to be in a good mindset to play well - especially since this was a team I had been building for years and that had been improving at a consistent rate. If we had worked together more, I feel we could have turned some of those semi-final runs into finals or wins. But who knows?

    Do you think you were not given enough credit as a player? In a very stat-oriented game, do you think that you and other similar players were often painted in an overly negative light by fans and experts alike? Can Counter-Strike be better in that regard?

    I think I got a good amount of credit, to be honest. While there will always be negative comments for players with bad stats, I honestly saw just as many positive comments. I don't feel I was painted with more negativity than I deserved because I generally played roles I wasn't too comfortable with. On the majority of teams I played on I had roles such as entry fragging and anchoring sites, which were both things I was pretty uncomfortable/bad at individually. If I wanted better stats, I would have been one of those hard-lurk IGLs and a rotator on the CT side on all my teams.

    Do you have any regrets from your time as a CS player?

    The biggest regret was not getting NAF for NRG as we were supposed to get him for months, but the situation didn't allow us to do so. If we had got him I would have finally completed my perfect team, the one that I was aiming for all those years. I'm sad I couldn't pull it off because NAF fit role-wise and was already close with everyone on the team and was literally the perfect replacement for FugLy. If we had got NAF instead of tarik we would have been insane. We also should have asked jks when NAF wasn't possible because our list of options was: NAF, then jks, Stewie2k, autimatic, BnTeT, tarik, s0m. Out of the players we wanted we either couldn't get them due to money or organizations stopping it, the player not wanting to join, or in Stewie's case, Liquid getting to him before we could even ask.

    This period was very disappointing as we couldn't get a direct role/firepower upgrade for FugLy. Our manager at the time warned us about the path we were taking, but we had no other choice as keeping FugLy wasn't an option for the players at the time.

    Upsetting Cloud9 at ESEA Season 17 Global Finals remains one of daps' fondest memories

    Switching to some more positive things, you managed to bring over two European players to North America, one of whom still remains a part of the scene, and you did something similar with BnTeT in Gen.G. What is the key to importing talent to North America?

    The key is to do your research, talk to the players and see what their motivations are, and hope they're not lying about being serious and wanting to give their all. Overall, though, it's a big risk because you never know how someone is going to be when they actually arrive in North America.

    Overall, what are your fondest memories from competing in CS:GO? Which do you consider your best achievements?

    I remember my first international LAN ever on Denial with NAF, FugLy, ShahZaM and anger, and beating the original Cloud9 because that is where most of our careers started and what led us to get our first salary ever. Making my first Major ever on OpTic with NAF, stanislaw, RUSH and mixwell as we started to feel like we could finally compete with European teams, which was unthinkable back in the day for North American teams. And finally, my time on NRG after we got Ethan and CeRq, there isn't really one moment on this team I didn't enjoy because my whole time with this team was the best experience of my career by far. I wish those guys continued success because those three together can be the best in the world, easily.

    Lastly: is there a chance we will see you back in Counter-Strike one day?

    Never say never.

    United States Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
    Vincent 'Brehze' Cayonte
    Age:
    22
    Rating 1.0:
    1.12
    Maps played:
    997
    KPR:
    0.77
    DPR:
    0.66
    APR:
    0.12
    Bulgaria Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
    Tsvetelin 'CeRq' Dimitrov
    Age:
    20
    Rating 1.0:
    1.13
    Maps played:
    1029
    KPR:
    0.75
    DPR:
    0.62
    APR:
    0.10
    Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
    Keith 'NAF' Markovic
    Age:
    22
    Team:
    Rating 1.0:
    1.09
    Maps played:
    1319
    KPR:
    0.73
    DPR:
    0.63
    APR:
    0.16
    Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
    Damian 'daps' Steele
    Age:
    27
    Team:
    No team
    Rating 1.0:
    0.87
    Maps played:
    1023
    KPR:
    0.58
    DPR:
    0.66
    APR:
    0.15
    United States Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
    Jacob 'FugLy' Medina
    Age:
    25
    Team:
    Rating 1.0:
    1.01
    Maps played:
    1077
    KPR:
    0.67
    DPR:
    0.65
    APR:
    0.13
    United States Tarik 'tarik' Celik
    Tarik 'tarik' Celik
    Age:
    24
    Rating 1.0:
    1.04
    Maps played:
    1368
    KPR:
    0.72
    DPR:
    0.68
    APR:
    0.14
    United States Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
    Ethan 'Ethan' Arnold
    Age:
    20
    Rating 1.0:
    1.07
    Maps played:
    948
    KPR:
    0.73
    DPR:
    0.67
    APR:
    0.15
    #2
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    Argentina?xpl0d3
    thats so true PD: I prefer stainslaw
    2020-10-23 01:02
    20 replies
    Wonder how tarik will process this now that its his perfect team
    2020-10-23 01:26
    14 replies
    "my biggest regret was not getting s1mple, dev1ce, Zywoo and NAF to complete my perfect team"
    2020-10-23 02:17
    13 replies
    "my biggest regret was not getting F4LLEN, fer, TAC0, fnx, Coldzera to complete my perfect team"
    2020-10-23 02:35
    12 replies
    "my biggest regret was not getting Zeus, FREAKAZOiD, blameF, pashaBiceps, JW/Snax to complete my perfect team"
    2020-10-23 03:06
    11 replies
    "my biggest regret was not getting bymas, broky, brollan, booml4 to complete my perfect team"
    2020-10-23 07:05
    9 replies
    "my biggest regret was not getting allu, sergej, aleksiB, xseveN, aerial to complete my perfect team"
    2020-10-23 07:36
    8 replies
    flag
    2020-10-23 07:54
    1 reply
    +1 i agree, it's so beautiful and perfect looking flag
    2020-10-23 14:00
    my bigest regret was not getting s1mple,taz,niko,ceh9,kngv to complete my perfect team
    2020-10-23 08:41
    5 replies
    "my biggest regret was not getting Device, Xyp9x, Gla1ve, Dupreeh, Magisk to complete my perfect team"
    2020-10-23 08:53
    4 replies
    my biggest regret was not getting myself,myself,myself,myself,myself to complete my perfect team
    2020-10-23 10:09
    3 replies
    "my biggest regret was not getting s0mple, s1mple, s2mple, s3mple, s4mple to complete my perfect team"
    2020-10-23 10:42
    2 replies
    my biggest regret was not getting niko, nico, niko, taco, styko to complete my perfect team
    2020-10-24 03:50
    1 reply
    HiKo would've fit better
    2020-10-25 18:04
    Why the last two
    2020-10-23 20:49
    imagine prefering snakeislaw
    2020-10-23 05:23
    3 replies
    "Imagine prefering an IGL that actually wins trophies unlike the other" Hope this helps
    2020-10-23 10:53
    2 replies
    imagine prefering an IGL has more fluke than other
    2020-10-23 13:39
    1 reply
    Trophy is a trophy pal, it's better than not getting a trophy. Hope this helps
    2020-10-23 13:40
    LOL
    2020-10-23 07:42
    -perfect team -daps pick one
    2020-10-23 01:01
    2 replies
    right? this guy should be coach which player would talk so much I can't even read it all
    2020-10-23 02:36
    1 reply
    that's literally what igls do wdym
    2020-10-23 04:40
    Pog
    2020-10-23 01:01
    hii
    2020-10-23 01:01
    No problem man,problem is no 2020 sticker,pls call someone to valve pls
    2020-10-23 01:01
    6 replies
    ok bro I'll call gabe
    2020-10-23 01:02
    5 replies
    what he said?
    2020-10-23 01:11
    4 replies
    #36
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    Denmark?z1kkxd
    no
    2020-10-23 01:40
    " no mibr no sticker mens :(((" ~ L?rdG?beN, CEO,Volvo Corp.
    2020-10-23 01:47
    2 replies
    Gaeben earn a lot of respect now :((
    2020-10-23 04:19
    1 reply
    GabeN understands you brazillians :(((
    2020-10-23 20:18
    daps this is csgo not pokemon go
    2020-10-23 01:01
    1 reply
    Imagine switching from cs because there are no LANs and then go on a game that havent never got a big LAN at all. feels bad man
    2020-10-23 08:48
    true
    2020-10-23 01:01
    Never say never.
    2020-10-23 01:02
    5 replies
    never
    2020-10-23 01:12
    never
    2020-10-23 01:22
    2 replies
    See I never thought that I could walk through fire I never thought that I could take the burn I never had the strength to take it higher Until I reached the point of no return
    2020-10-23 02:28
    1 reply
    No men, Justin Bieber no, just no
    2020-10-23 02:31
    never
    2020-10-23 03:18
    Why don′t you talk about valulrant?
    2020-10-23 01:02
    4 replies
    He did. Edit: Have a good day!
    2020-10-23 03:04
    3 replies
    He did talk about Valullurant
    2020-10-23 08:56
    2 replies
    VaLOLOMEGALOLrant
    2020-10-23 11:59
    1 reply
    *Cough cough, Cancer*
    2020-10-26 07:02
    Tarik ain’t do nothing wrong there’s no perfect team with daps and he knew it
    2020-10-23 01:06
    5 replies
    There is no perfect team with tarik either
    2020-10-23 01:14
    except for being a selfish snake
    2020-10-23 01:30
    did you ever consider the possibility of daps not giving a flying fuck about your idea of a perfect team? ffs the question was "hey daps what's the team you almost had that you really would've liked to have". he's the one doing the interview, not some 12 yr old on HLTV.org. also if you're in QC please buy my mattress + bed before I go homeless I really need the money.
    2020-10-23 18:20
    2 replies
    LOL, he got roasted by a Canadian, (PS, your mattress should be arriving in 5-6 business days, kindly leave a tip for the deliveryman, covid sucks :)
    2020-10-26 07:11
    1 reply
    i doubt someone who "<3 Jerry" would leave tip :(
    2020-10-26 19:06
    Of course bro... if you never played with tarik you would still be playing CS to this day. Didnt he do this to daps twice?
    2020-10-23 01:07
    2 replies
    stainislaw > daps tho all 24 hours of the day long
    2020-10-23 02:38
    1 reply
    Stanislaw is nothing without zews LUL
    2020-10-23 10:58
    SeriousSloth 7
    2020-10-23 01:18
    1 reply
    Mens)))
    2020-10-23 13:30
    LMAO IMAGINE THINKING LIQUID WOULD LET NAF GO KEKW
    2020-10-23 01:19
    1 reply
    right? they became top1 of the year naf was a monster
    2020-10-23 02:39
    #23
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    France?cedd
    for real, naf is a key player. tarik ? guess he won the major but now is pretty expendable
    2020-10-23 01:19
    2 replies
    Tarik was also the one that suggest to C9 management to pick FNS and then he left to MIBR when things didn't look good.
    2020-10-23 01:23
    1 reply
    Tarik is a peanut.
    2020-10-23 02:01
    FeelsBadMan
    2020-10-23 01:22
    Man this year sucks mens(( Expected informations about Tarik "twofaced" Toledo
    2020-10-23 01:34
    #28
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    Ukraine?ksay
    ehhh actually sad that he left the game
    2020-10-23 01:26
    well, at least there's closure on it I guess, still really sucks to see him leave
    2020-10-23 01:28
    "I knew had been trying to remove Chet and me for a long time, and if I know someone is actively trying to remove me for months, I'm not really going to be in a good mindset to play well" oh my god
    2020-10-23 01:29
    1 reply
    expected from tarik "snake" celik
    2020-10-23 01:34
    rip
    2020-10-23 01:32
    SnakeTarik destroyed poor Daps' career.
    2020-10-23 01:36
    1 reply
    he has flight too high
    2020-10-23 02:42
    my biggest regret was trading Kirby for Donkey Kong on gameboy on the playground
    2020-10-23 01:49
    1 reply
    Kirby was the bomb back in the days!
    2020-10-23 08:29
    Imagine thinking you are going to get NAF and all of a sudden Turok joins your discord channel. Sad.
    2020-10-23 01:55
    1 reply
    Haha, feels bad man.
    2020-10-23 02:01
    sad
    2020-10-23 02:01
    #46
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    Brunei?br0ks
    That would've been a sick line-up tbh, I feel like the only team that tarik didn't ruined was the OG CLG roster (reltuC, hazed, jdm, tarik and FNS). After he left that team he became such a toxic player
    2020-10-23 02:25
    6 replies
    What team hasn't flourished since tarik joined (except for MiBr but what team of theirs has ever flourished after SK), daps fanboys just crying because they don't understand that he was a person who wanted to control EVERYBODY and want them to play to his system only.
    2020-10-23 07:51
    5 replies
    +1
    2020-10-23 09:35
    IGL wants people to listen to his calls, CRAZY
    2020-10-23 13:58
    3 replies
    IGL's job is to make most of his players and what they feel most comfortable in doing, not to make them play specifically where and how you want. Why do you think all of NRG members agreed to replace him with stan, it wasn't just tarik's decision.
    2020-10-24 13:13
    2 replies
    except daps spent time watching hundreds of demos to make sure that he gets players that fit the role he wants them to play in (which he said in interviews) and you're just talking out of your ass
    2020-10-24 17:37
    1 reply
    check the articles around the time he was kicked from NRG as well as when C9 ended. I'm pretty sure mixwell commented on this as well as TenZ.
    2020-10-24 22:18
    NAF is calmness genius
    2020-10-23 02:31
    1 reply
    NAF is top 1 hltv just hasnt realised yer
    2020-10-23 13:31
    #53
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    Peru?devbot
    Any Naffers?
    2020-10-23 02:36
    2 replies
    SeriousSloth ANY NAFFERS? SeriousSloth
    2020-10-23 03:20
    Yes)))))
    2020-10-23 13:31
    naf-ethan-stan-brehze-cerq Then - Stan+good igl and I would support this team
    2020-10-23 03:01
    3 replies
    stanislaw is the best igl in the game dude
    2020-10-23 03:23
    2 replies
    0/8
    2020-10-23 04:13
    once upon a cringe
    2020-10-23 18:06
    I’ll miss you in the CSGO Scene. Edit: Have a good day!
    2020-10-23 03:06
    daps is such a smart guy, i honestly believe him that he could have better stats if he played different roles but he took a hit for the teams. also hes so right about tarik, hes just not good anymore ever since he won the major. if nrg got naf theres no doubt in my mind they would have had a run like liquids maybe even better.
    2020-10-23 03:20
    2 replies
    tarik is not worse that he was but now with cerq/brehze/ethan on the team (who are the star player) he plays more of a support/entry fragger so he doesnt shine like in cloud9 where he was a star player and people would flash and die for him
    2020-10-23 04:11
    i know right he kinda memed other igls out there made me chuckle
    2020-10-23 08:23
    good read
    2020-10-23 03:29
    My biggest regret was coming out from my mother's womb
    2020-10-23 03:49
    "but to assume everyone leaving CS is 'securing the bag' is wrong because a good amount of people switching to VALORANT are taking a pay cut" Wait a sec... Aside of s0m, who else possibly take pay cut to jump to Valorant again? I can't imagine 100T pays steel lower than Chaos, and I've heard somewhere that nitr0 quit because he suspected Liquid was going to kick him...
    2020-10-23 04:17
    11 replies
    Who knows but I doubt he's lying. Daps has always seemed like a straight dude at worst.
    2020-10-23 04:27
    1 reply
    homophobic af
    2020-10-23 05:03
    Lies probably. Looks pretty bad for your scene when you say " yeah a bunch of failures from other games came in to secure some easy money"
    2020-10-23 06:40
    8 replies
    Lies with a Device tag. Come on dude. Read the room.
    2020-10-23 17:24
    7 replies
    Still facts...
    2020-10-23 18:30
    6 replies
    Are they? Would is shock you if Nitro or Sinatraa took a pay cut? Overwatch League for all it's failures would have wanted to keep their literal MVP I'd imagine. Nitro led a top 3 team for two years straight. If not second or first depending on the time period. These are just two off the top of my head but it certainly wouldn't shock me. Edit: Especially if you factor in prize money. Which you should. Although that certainly may change.
    2020-10-25 03:39
    5 replies
    Typical NA brain, equating exceptions to the general case. No one is talking about nitro or Sinatra, it's so obvious that nitro got a sizeable paycheck or there's no way he leaves. But it isn't about nitro but 90% of the other players who left that had next to no career in cs and were pretty much stuck in the same place for Years at this point, guys like mixwell, hazed, wardell etc. Or the pubg guys on 100T, or couple of others ow guys ( except Sinatra) who were irrelevant in ow scene.
    2020-10-25 06:08
    4 replies
    So what you are saying is some players took a pay cut. I didn't say everyone or nearly everyone or over 50% or a plurality of people playing Valorant were getting a pay cut or bump. I said I didn't find it likely Daps was a liar. Daps who himself as an aside could be taking a cut now that I think about it. Typical Danish brain. Too stupid to realize what he's even arguing.
    2020-10-25 17:36
    3 replies
    Are you a brainlet? Or is there too much grease in your head 'murican? When did I say daps is lying about the whole pay cut? I literally said that apart from few big names like nitro, Sinatra etc a lot of people who switched are probably taking a paycut? Can you comprehend basic stuff? All I said that a lot of these people switched because their respective careers in their former games had hit dead end, which is 100% true. I don't know how someone fails to understand that. Except a few guys Sinatra, nitro most of the cs, ow and pubg guys that switched were irrelevant failures in their respective scene or were hard stuck in t2/t3. Guess it's too much for brainlet like you to understand.
    2020-10-25 18:51
    2 replies
    #80 Jesus. Christ. HLTV.
    2020-10-25 21:08
    1 reply
    Dude are you a brainlet? Or do you not know how to comprehend stuff? Go to school again, may be? Do you understand what I said in #80. Let me break it down for your dumbass head. I said it would look bad for dap's scene ( current scene that is valorant you brainlet) if he said that people switched to valorant because they failed in their former games and are now securing an easy check while valorant is still in it's infancy. Go to school again, you have Au.....
    2020-10-26 06:12
    If they got NAF instead of Tarik Daps probably would never have gotten removed... A legend gone too soon...
    2020-10-23 04:43
    #79
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    Europe?t.o.p
    Nice
    2020-10-23 05:48
    In a year from now Daps- "Biggest regret was switching to valoRENTED"
    2020-10-23 06:41
    L.E.G.E.N.D.
    2020-10-23 08:43
    "Never say never"
    2020-10-23 09:05
    Leaving cs for a dead game pog
    2020-10-23 09:11
    you forced to leave CS. that's why you haven't choice. paid for valorant lul
    2020-10-23 09:56
    sad for NRG , that was great . tarik the worst player because he always makes snakeslaw do that for daps . NAF just play for bussines and makes him looks professional daps want player like that , that tarik and snakeslaw playing with feel loud and just like want play like world just have two this idiot.
    2020-10-23 10:02
    Who cares crybaby valocuck
    2020-10-23 10:35
    Auti JKS or NAF would have been sick. Daps is a very good IGL, like he says stats don't tell the full story especially when you are entry and dropping rifles over to Brehze and Ethan
    2020-10-23 10:45
    It’s ok daps you sculpted a lot of great talents for the NA squads
    2020-10-23 11:15
    daps is so delusional. He says if NAF joins instead of tarik , they would have been one of the best teams in the world? lmao. It doesnt matter if you have 2 s1mples and 2 devices playing alongside daps, that team will not go far because daps is a very very poor fragger. A team cannot consistently stay in top 5 with him because the enemy team will always target where daps plays and he cannot do a damn thing about it. Also, he says his role is to entry????? rofl. that is so not true. 9 round out of 10 we had daps being last alive on T-side trying to "clutch" or boost his stats. Good riddance
    2020-10-23 11:16
    rip
    2020-10-23 11:22
    #111
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    North America?bakaa
    yeah daps you ran while tarik stayed and helps the scene grow. never even had a chance at getting NAF either dude is delusional
    2020-10-23 11:43
    no
    2020-10-23 12:03
    buf NAF is sloth
    2020-10-23 13:20
    even though i don't like daps at all he is still right about tarik. tarik is a bad pro player. he has no strengths, he is mediocre and tier 3 level.
    2020-10-23 13:22
    3 replies
    woah, nice analysis. His strength is that he is a fearless entry. Launders had demo review of his. Rushes, gets info. But he is flawed. Isn't bad tho.
    2020-10-23 13:42
    1 reply
    he is a bait. it proves my point.
    2020-10-23 14:08
    #135
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    North America?bakaa
    and you're silver commenting on HLTV. you know nothing about the pro scene
    2020-10-23 18:52
    Koosta is pretty short damn
    2020-10-23 13:25
    Kkkkkk sure sure
    2020-10-23 13:49
    #126
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    Poland?SebL
    This corona time is so tough for everyone, even for pro players. Overall I like idea of him moving to VALORANT, he has been bad at CS recently and maybe in VALORANT he will be better. And he was fragging like a bot which is the biggest problem, because as an IGL he was not bad. He was overrated for me still. Overall 2 trophies are perfect for him imo.
    2020-10-23 14:07
    Peanut brain Tarik ????
    2020-10-23 15:09
    tarik xaxaxa
    2020-10-23 17:20
    perfect team is any team without daps.. bot with 20 adr every match isnt a part of perfect team in any universe
    2020-10-23 17:41
    always loved daps, such a chill and handsome dude :3
    2020-10-23 21:12
    No one cares about this reject
    2020-10-23 22:17
    i like daps, he seems nice
    2020-10-23 22:39
    thank you again daps. secure the bag <3
    2020-10-24 03:29
    When was this
    2020-10-25 00:11
    daps the man
    2020-10-25 00:42
    always looked like a cool dude, and proven to be an amazing team builder.
    2020-10-25 01:27
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