Mysterious "A" in players nicknames


and I can find maybe +100 more.

- what's the mystery?
- what's the reason?
- why?
- wtf?

thx for answer.
This is like the "D." in one piece, cu
i dont understand that as well...
question is, why its always big A.
edit: also Aggro
edit: sAijlent
Cause first letter of Alphabet
only suitable for mAus, eot
fAntasy stole it from me.
I was using FanTaSy taken from the starcraft pro before. Thanks for showing me the power of the capital A, Mr asd!
why nOt?
i think originally it was about aesthetics but some players understood that totally wrong. there are some letters that look better when written capital and some normal. for example i looks better than I, q looks better than Q, y looks better than Y, N looks mostly better than n. and the capital A most people saw from mAus although most wont admit it.
müHsam würde zum beispiel richtig kacke aussehen :D
Quotefor example i looks better than I, q looks better than Q

Ye, fuck you too
You misunderstood him. What he actually tried to say was that your name is fucking ugly.
if this nick wouldnt be a famous person too i'd say wow that's the ugliest nick i've ever seen
capital letters are cool :D
no idea why people would put a capital A into their nickname. so stupid
razzAh > RazZaH
So weird people putting capital O in their names aswell wtf
the A in the font that's in ET is fucking beautiful
Which font? ET has a different font in console than on the HUD.
hA2o, diAler, wiAderko, Abj
The A in my starts with the adoption of Phoenician letter forms and continues to the present day. This article concentrates on the early period, before the codification of the now-standard Greek alphabet.

The Phoenician alphabet was strictly speaking an that was consistently explicit only about consonants, though even by the 9th century BC it had developed matres lectionis to indicate some, mostly final, vowels.[1] This arrangement is much less suitable for Greek than for Semitic languages, and these matres lectionis, as well as several Phoenician letters which represented consonants not present in Greek, were adapted according to the acrophonic principle to represent Greek vowels consistently, if not unambiguously.

The Greek alphabet was developed by a Greek with first-hand experience of contemporary Phoenician script. Almost as quickly as it was established in the Greek mainland, it was rapidly re-exported, eastwards to Phrygia, where a similar script was devised. It was also exported westwards with Euboean or West Greek traders, where the Etruscansadapted the Greek alphabet to their own language.

The earliest known fragmentary Greekinscriptions date from this time, 770–750 BC, and they match Phoenician letter forms of c. 800–750 BC.[3] The oldest substantial texts known to date are the Dipylon inscription and the text on the so-called Cup of Nestor, both dated to the late 8th century BC, inscriptions of personal ownership and dedications to a god.

Some scholars argue for earlier dates: Naveh (1973) for the 11th century BC, Stieglitz (1981) for the 14th century, Bernal (1990) for the 18th–13th century, some for the 9th, but none of these are widely accepted.

According to legends recounted byHerodotus, the alphabet was first introduced to Greece by a Phoenician named Cadmus:

The Phoenicians who came withCadmus—amongst whom were the Gephyraei—introduced into Greece, after their settlement in the country, a number of accomplishments, of which the most important was writing, an art till then, I think, unknown to the Greeks. At first they used the same characters as all the other Phoenicians, but as time went on, and they changed their language, they also changed the shape of their letters. At that period most of the Greeks in the neighbourhood were Ionians; they were taught these letters by the Phoenicians and adopted them, with a few alterations, for their own use, continuing to refer to them as the Phoenician characters—as was only right, as the Phoenicians had introduced them. The Ionians also call paper 'skins'—a survival from antiquity when paper was hard to get, and they did actually use goat and sheep skins to write on. Indeed, even today many foreign peoples use this material. In the temple of Ismenian Apollo at Theba in Boeotia I have myself seen cauldrons with inscriptions cut on them in Cadmean characters—most of them not very different from the Ionian.[4]

Herodotus estimates that Cadmus lived sixteen hundred years earlier, or around 2000 BC.[5] He had seen and described the Cadmean writing engraved on certain tripodsin the temple of Apollo at Thebes. He estimated that those tripods dated back to the time of Laius, the great-grandson of Cadmus.[6] On one of the tripods there was this inscription in Cadmean writing, which as he attested, resembled Ionian letters:Ἀμφιτρύων μ᾽ ἀνέθηκ᾽ ἐνάρων ἀπὸ Τηλεβοάων ("Amphitryon dedicated me from the spoils of [the battle of] Teleboae."). A second tripod bears the inscription inhexameter verse: Σκαῖος πυγμαχέων με ἑκηβόλῳ Ἀπόλλωνι νικήσας ἀνέθηκε τεῒν περικαλλὲς ἄγαλμα. ("Scaeus the boxer, victorious in the contest, dedicated me to Apollo, the archer god, a lovely offering"). Herodotus estimated that if Scaeus, the son of Hippocoon was the dedicator and not another of the same name, he would have lived at the time of Oedipus. The third tripod bears the inscription again in hexameter verse: Λαοδάμας τρίποδ᾽ αὐτὸς ἐυσκόπῳ Ἀπόλλωνι μουναρχέων ἀνέθηκε τεῒν περικαλλὲς ἄγαλμα. ("Laodamas, while he reigned, dedicated this cauldron to Apollo, the sure of aim, as a lovely offering").

Edit: onion i am, as a level 3 admin on nbs, find it offensive im not even in your list of names you could think of..
Lol, fucking dwAas
The A-Team
it was first made popular by Belgium mAx chapters
maus is the original fanboi...

same thing when kids added 'ji' to the end.
hahahah true that! :D
or the ending S after feruS!
kennyS is the original fanboy

on a serious note feruS>kennyS
Intrestingly, kennyS started playing CS:S and some of the CS:GO players that played CS:S either stole their nicknames or were inspired by 1.6 players, probably from watching fragmovies I would assume.
Like ScreaM and kRYSTAL. So I guess it's possible that kennyS was inspired by the player Johnny R who was one of the best AWPers in the original CS.. or maybe he just got it from the ET legend alexL.
ScreaM got his nick from a friend, who suggested it to him.
lies, scream doesnt have friends
So basically his friend stole the nickname from the original ScreaM and told him to use it then I guess. That's unfortunate. Anyways, I doubt he would admit to stealing the nickname in an interview after he has started branding himself with that nickname with FinalMouse etc, he could but I doubt he would. Anyways it's not the biggest issue, ScreaM was probably like 10 years old when he picked that nickname. It's just a mild annoyance since the original ScreaM was one of the best players in the original counter-strike.
capitalization is for squares
Ti+As (tight ass)
quote from someone with a capitalized "a" in his nickname who wants to stay anonymous:

Quotethe capitalized a stands for anilingus
As a part of your research you could see what percentage of of these A listers has been banned.

Must be netcoders
Except winAct, his real was Qlogics:D
mAx also from BE or rAz from UK and rAzbo from UK too

The reason is just that it must looks good because A has the same form than pyramid where the goal of it was to aim the sky with the top of it and the symbol just means that every ways are rejoining a single point, the top of the A, must be a symbol of force and a little mystic reason + some mAus fanboys copying
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