- Team Liquid finally enters VALORANT with the announcement of their lineup.
- The much hyped roster consists of ScreaM along with the former fish123 lineup.
- This VALORANT roster will most probably be competing in the European region.
One of the biggest North American esports organization Team Liquid has finally entered VALORANT with the announcement of its roster which comprises of former Counter-Strike Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom along with the entire ex-fish123 lineup.
With this announcement, the much-discussed rumors and speculations have also come true which were first reported by 1pv.fr last month itself. The roster comprises of players based in the European region which means Team Liquid will be competing away from the packed North American region.
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Team Liquid Announces VALORANT Roster
The organization were hyping up the news since the start of the week, dropping daily reminders that they were about to enter VALORANT on 7th August with the official announcement of their lineup. Though the buildup to the announcement was pretty great, the reveal was not that big of a surprise as reports had leaked a bit too early what the eventual lineup would look like.
The current Liquid VALORANT roster comprises of the following players,
- Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom
- Adam "ec1s" Eccles
- Dom "soulcas" Sulcas
- James "Kryptix" Affleck
- Travis "L1NK" Mendoza
- Connor “Sliggy” Blomfield [Coach]
The most well-known player in the lineup is, of course, one of the best players to have ever played Counter-Strike, ScreaM. The Belgium-Morrocan player who is popularly known as ‘The Headshot Machine’ enjoyed a 10-year long career spanning both CS:Source and CS:GO, throughout this period he has played for multiple great organizations like VeryGames, Titan, Epsilon eSports, G2 Esports, Team Envy, and Fnatic (Stand-in).
By switching to VALORANT, ScreaM has officially retired from Counter-Strike parting ways with his former team GamerLegion who gave him a touching farewell stating that “Adil being with us from since the beginning of our CS:GO venture has left a mark in our organisation's history. Thank you so much ScreaM.”
The four remaining players along with their coach previously comprised the fish123 lineup and have been acquired by Liquid. They are some of the best VALORANT players in the European region who have won the majority of the tournaments that they have participated in.
They had started competing in 24th April, winning 8 of the 12 events that they competed in, according to Liquipedia. The only tournament in which they seemed to have put on a poor performance was Epulze VALORANT Prodigies, but they turned it around by achieving the runners-up position at one of the biggest VALORANT tournaments in Europe ‘WePlay! Invitational’.
It is clear that Team Liquid wants to compete away from the packed North American region and with a solid lineup on its side, they seem to be in a strong position to become one of the best VALORANT teams in Europe. Let’s see how the team performs in the next few tournaments.