ISSAA - biography, career and interesting facts
The Jordanian star player
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Issa "ISSAA" Murad is a Jordanian CS:GO professional who has been actively playing since 2016. Currently, the 24-year-old (as of Jan. 2021) is under contract with OG and mainly plays rifle. His roles in the team are Entry and Lurker.
ISSAA spent his most successful and longest time with HellRaisers , which he first joined together with woxic in mid-2017. During this time, he also participated in his first Major.
On Instagram, Issa likes to show some more private details of his life. He has a special relationship with his mother and enjoys spending time with his little niece. Issa is not really active on his Twitter and Facebook profiles.
Most of his socials revolve around updates on the latest game results. At the end of 2020, Issa activated his Youtube account and is currently uploading new videos on a regular basis. He rarely uses his Twitter channel, which has around 20,000 followers.
ISSAA - Career
Issa's career started in 2016 and at the Jordanian organization Chosen5. They played in the Asian region and competed in numerous B-tier events. However, the great talent of ISSAA, who incidentally also managed to make it to the FPL early on, was soon recognized.
Already 1 ½ years after his first official game, the Rifler was invited by HellRaisers to a trial. Together with woxic he joined the organization and both managed to be aquired on a permanent basis during 2017.
After woxic was signed by Mousesports at the beginning of 2019 and HellRaisers subsequently performed weakly at the Berlin Major, the entire roster was handed over. After about half a year without a team, ISSAA was signed by OG , who entered CS:GO at the end of 2019. Together with NBK-, Aleksib, valde and mantuu Issa plays for the organization that became known through Dota 2.
ISSAA - Achievements
ISSAA participated in his first S-Tier event, ESL Pro League Season 6, in 2017. His first Major was the FACEIT Major: London 2018, where he and his team finished 5-8th. In his time with HellRaisers
, Issa participated in a total of three Major tournaments.
By far the biggest success for ISSAA in terms of prize money was a second place finish at Flashpoint Season 2, which he celebrated with OG in December 2020. The team was narrowly defeated by Virtus.Pro in the final. The second highlight of this year was a victory in the final of BLAST Fall: Regular Season in the game with NAVI.
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