Only three players remain on the active roster. Who’s joining the team?
Team Liquid have announced a few changes to their Counter-Strike roster ahead of the upcoming series of events. First, they’ve parted ways with Daps while also extending NAF’s contract ahead of the org’s CS2 rebuild.
NAF extends Team Liquid stay
Keith "NAF" Markovic has decided to stay on with Team Liquid until 2026, the org revealed earlier today.
NAF has been with Team Liquid since 2018 when he joined the org from Renegades. Over the past five years, NAF has been an integral part of Team Liquid, often standing as the team’s bedrock. His performance has been a pillar of strength for the North American org in their CS events.
Throughout his Team Liquid stint, NAF helped the org win multiple tournaments, including a period when Team Liquid was the undoubted best team in the world. They won the ESL Pro League Season 9, ESL One Cologne 2019, BLAST Pro Series: Los Angeles 2019 as well as IEM Chicago. The team also won the Intel Grand Slam Season 2, becoming the second-ever team, after Astralis to win the coveted title.
However, more recently, Team Liquid’s performance has not been as per expectations. The team had made a few changes to its Counter-Strike roster, but these changes failed to have the desired effect. There are reports of Team Liquid undergoing an overhaul with changes to their CS2 roster. They initiated a step in this direction when they parted ways with Robert "Patsi" Isyanovto make way for further roster changes.
Team Liquid parts ways with daps
However, the team has parted ways with its coach, Daps. The former Counter-Strike Global Offensive player was the team’s coach, joining the org in 2022.
The first year saw some success, but of late, the team has failed to produce any notable results. It will be interesting to see who Team Liquid picks up in the next few days as the org approaches the upcoming CS2 season.
As of now, Team Liquid’s CS roster is as follows:
- Keith "NAF" Markovic
- Joshua "oSee" Ohm
- Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis