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CS:GO • Jun 11, 2019

Daps on NRG, tarik and being replaced by stanislaw

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Daps on NRG, tarik and being replaced by stanislaw
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Canadian CS:GO player Damian 'daps' Steele has opened up about his turbulent time with NRG Esports, following his replacement by former CompLexity star Peter 'stanislaw' Jarguz on June 11.

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Dexerto's DeKay first revealed that CompLexity were looking for a replacement for stanislaw back in May, and the Canadian now has a new home.

Stanislaw was quickly swooped up by NRG only days after he himself was replaced on coL by 15-year-old rising star oBo, who excelled individually at the ECS Season 7 finals.

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Stanislaw will be NRG's new IGL.

NRG's struggles at the tournament, by comparison, would be their last together with that lineup, as stanislaw has now taken daps' place on the roster, which he held for over three years.

Following the announcement, daps made a lengthy post, detailing his "miserable" 2017, and the improvements made in NRG over the course of his time there, including being ranked in the top 10 for a number of months.

He even revealed that due to the misery of 2017, he was close to quitting competitive CS:GO altogether, but despite the issues his outlook soon changed.

He even spent a month as the team's coach in late 2017, but thanked his teammates for giving him a chance again in 2018, where they even reached top 5 in the world rankings. NRG thanked him for instilling a "winning culture in the organization", as he moves to the substitute role.

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Daps also revealed that their top three options to replace Jacob 'FugLy' Medina turned the move down, which resulted in the recruitment of Tarik 'tarik' Celic, who, although a proven winner, was not a direct replacement for FugLy's role.

Stanislaw will be taking over as the team's in-game leader, as per NRG's official announcement, making his debut on June 12 in the Americas Minor NA Closed Qualifier.

Stanislaw's "style will offset what we lost with FugLy", Daps explains, saying it should help NRG win tournaments, rather than their current pattern of making semi-finals.

Daps is currently benched, but says his situation is "uncertain", and is open to offers in any field.

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