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A seismic change to the skilled Counter-Strike scene is on the horizon, with a report surfacing nowadays that Team Liquid is on the lookout to most likely transfer ahead with a European main and even offer their franchise NA stalwart in EliGE. NA admirers cannot enable but speculate what they’ll do next.
According to a report from Dust2.us, Liquid is “aiming” to promote EliGE to an fascinated bash to make way for Bulgarian rifler Aleks “Rainwaker” Petrov in advance of the launch of CS2. With Liquid also reportedly eyeing Group Spirit rifler Robert “Patsi” Isyanov, the new EU duo along with Yekindar would efficiently establish Liquid as a the vast majority-European roster going ahead.
Among the departure of now retired nitr0 and the suddenly imminent opportunity departure of EliGE, Liquid’s position as a North American bastion of internationally aggressive Counter-Strike is set to tumble, and numerous enthusiasts are scrambling to figure out what is heading to come about subsequent.
As for EliGE, there’s a tiny amount of excitement about the possibility of him heading south to Brazil and linking up with FURIA. Heroic’s captain and key AWPer CadiaN threw out that idea subsequent the report’ of EliGE leaving Liquid’s emergence, and numerous were being swift to jump in as EliGE does talk capable, fluent Portuguese. FURIA has struggled internationally given that their magical semifinal operate at the IEM Rio Significant, and has not claimed an S-Tier trophy still.
If EliGE ended up to remain in North The usa, his best-tier alternatives would be exceptionally minimal for now, with just Complexity and Evil Geniuses as achievable spot.
There is a lot extra despair in the Liquid camp, and among supporters of NA CS as a whole. On the primary CS:GO subreddit, 1 Liquid lover explained currently as “the working day that music died,” with many others posting their frustrations and disappointment. Not all of the online response is purely unfavorable, while, with a single Dust2.us writer expressing perception in Liquid mentor Damian “daps” Steele’s scouting prowess.
Nonetheless, if Liquid is leaving North The united states, it would be a big decline for the region as enjoyment and anticipation for CS2 continues to establish. It’s possible anyone new will decide on up the items?