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Team Liquid CSGO signs YEKINDAR, finally!

A new legend approaches … Yekindar formally joins Team Liquid ahead of the IEM Rio Major 2022.

Team Liquid have finally announced the signing of Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis to their CS: GO roster. The signing is not really a surprise as the player has been competing for Team Liquid for quite some time. 

Yekindar has stood in for Team Liquid since June 2022 shortly after Shox’s departure from the roster. The trial player has definitely had an impact on Team Liquid’s performance and the players have obviously felt the difference. For Team Liquid fans, the difference is in the form of results and they have been nothing to complain about.

Team Liquid’s results after Yekindar

Team Liquid’s results have seen a notable improvement after Yekindar joined the roster. The team started off with a top 6 placement at IEM Cologne-. They lost to Movistar Riders, who had one of their best performances on the international stage till date.

Liquid’s next few events also inspired confidence with the best performance at BLAST Fall Groups as well as a runners-up performance at ESL Pro League Season 16. The ESL Pro League Season 16 

Finally, Team Liquid ended their season (pre-Major) with a win in the NA RMR event after a very close bo3 series versus Evil Geniuses. Both the maps of the NA RMR Grand Finals went to overtime with Ancient going the distance of 48 rounds.

  • Top six at IEM Cologne
  • Top 3 at BLAST Premier Fall Groups (the best result any team could achieve)
  • Runner Up at ESL Pro league Season 16
  • Winners of the NA RMR event 

Why the delay?

Despite ekindar proving crucial to Team Liquid’s renewed form, the organization was only able to sign him after a delay of several months. The Team Liquid members have repeatedly expressed their satisfaction of having worked with Yekindar, constantly praising his work ethic as well as adaptability.

However, Team Liquid could not easily buy Yekindar from Virtus.Pro due to regulations imposed on doing business with Russian organizations.

What is Team Liquid’s CS: GO roster?

  • Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski
  • Keith "NAF" Markovic
  • Joshua "oSee" Ohm
  • Nicholas "nitr0" Cannella
  • Mareks "YEKINDAR" Gaļinskis

Team Liquid will next play at the IEM Rio Major that kicks off on October 31. The team will start in the Legends stage.