Captain America is considering a return to Counter-Strike, with one of his potential homes being Team Liquid.
After failing to make VCT Champions Berlin, 100 Thieves’ Valorant roster is undergoing a rebuild, and their IGL may not be sticking around. According to a report by George Geddes, 100T’s Nicholas “Nitr0” Cannella is considering a return to Liquid CS:GO and might be moving away from Valorant.
100T had a strong overall result at VCT Masters: Berlin. They were the only team that beat the eventual Champions, Gambit, and lost to their fellow NA rival Envy. Surprisingly they immediately made a roster move, benching their In-Game Leader Joshua “Steel” Nissan and bringing in Aaron “b0i” Thao from Andbox instead.
With Nitr0 taking up the IGL and AWPer roles, 100T set their eyes on VCT NA LCQ. Their singular goal: Qualify for VCT Champions Berlin. Now after failing to make that goal a reality, 100T is undergoing a total rebuild, having released their coach Hector “FrosT” Rosario.
Nitr0: Captain America’s Return to CS:GO
With North America being in chaos, with roster rumors flying all over the place. NA needs someone to lead them back to glory. Who better to do it than Captain America himself. Nitr0 was one of the most tenured players in NA and his departure left an IGL void in the scene forcing Liquid to import Brazilian Godfather Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo.
Now with rumors of his return to Liquid, fans of NACS will be hoping for a Liquid 2019 Repeat though, with the state of the region right now, it seems almost impossible. Liquid was his home for 5 years, and ever since he left, the team has struggled with finding a consistent leader and many players have talked about his importance for the team chemistry.
While the player seems to be seriously considering the move back, the Organizations haven’t negotiated for any buyouts, so the move seems to be up in the air still.
Grim on the way out?
While there have been rumors about Jake ‘Stewie2K’ Yip and Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo considering different futures, with nothing concrete being on the table, the future of Liquid is still up in the air. On today’s HLTVConfirmed Chad “SPUNJ” Burchill was talking about top NA talents being available for the rebuild and let it slip that one of the top young NA talents will be available soon, but he couldn’t mention the name.
With Michael ‘Grim’ Wince being the only young talent still under a top team’s contract, and earlier comments from Stewie and Elige both mentioning Grim’s deficiencies, the ex-Triumph wunderkind could be on the chopping block when Nitr0 returns. But this move will likely not happen this year as Liquid Manager Steve “JokaSteve” Perino mentioned on Twitter that Liquid will be playing Blast Fall Finals and IEM Winter with their current roster.