Team Liquid start their Counter Strike roster rebuild.

Team Liquid have dropped Robert "⁠Patsi⁠" Isyanov from their Counter-Strike roster. The player parts ways with the team after just five months with the roster and a string of poor results. There are reportedly more changes on the cards for Team Liquid CS2.  

Patsi joined Team Liquid in June. Previously on Team Spirit, Patsi was expected to rejuvenate the Team Liquid firepower. Unfortunately, Team Liquid’s results did not improve which probably necessitated this decision. 

Disappointing Team Liquid results

Team Liquid had forgettable performances through the IEM Cologne, BLAST Premier Fall Groups, Gamers8, and ESL Pro League Season 18. The team’s performance saw them provide little to no competition in these events, quite often finishing dead last or somewhere near. 

They did finish 2nd in the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown, but that result was not really very impressive considering the opposition. Team Liquid defeated Forsaken and Party Astronauts en route to the Grand Finals. They lost 0-2 to Complexity in the Grand Finals, which helped Complexity secure their spot for the BLAST Premier Fall Finals.

Patsi’s performance dipped compared to last year. With a 1.02 rating and a 1.00 rating on LAN for Team Liquid, Patsi was not able to showcase his true talent on the team. He had joined Team Liquid to have a bigger impact than he did in the team’s performance. 

In many ways, Team Liquid’s CS performance has seen a steady decline over the years. The team, which was once NA’s finest, has been struggling to find its footing. And they reportedly are working on a fix soon.

Are there more changes on the cards?

Team Liquid are expected to undergo more roster changes. Reports suggest the rebuild will focus on retaining two of the existing roster - Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis and Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic. 

Team Liquid are expected to sign Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken, Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller, and Felipe "⁠skullz⁠" Medeiros as per a HLTV report.

Counter Strike fans can expect more news out of the Team Liquid CS camp in the next few days. For now, Team Liquid’s CS roster is as follows:

  • Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis
  • Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic
  • Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm
  • Aleks "⁠Rainwaker⁠" Petrov
  • Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele (coach)

Team Liquid did not qualify for the final event of the year after they lost to Complexity in the BLAST Showdown. The BLAST Premier Fall Finals will kick off on November 22 with a $425,000 prize pool. Later, in December, the best CS teams will descend in Abu Dhabi for the World Finals. 

Stay tuned to esports.gg for the latest CS news and updates.

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