NAF Explains Why He Extended His Contract With Liquid Over Joining EG


NAF Reveals Why He Chose Team Liquid Instead of Evil Geniuses

NAF was certainly in high demand for the 2022 North American shuffle!

Aditya Singh Rawat
Updated On: 
NAF confirmed in a recent interview that he was about to potentially join Evil Geniuses before choosing to extend his contract with Team Liquid.
The Canadian rifler is the first and only CS:GO player so far that has been confirmed by Liquid as part of their 2022 lineup.
NAF revealed how his plans of joining EG fell through while also explaining the reason behind all of it.

There have been multiple reports and speculations with regards to Team Liquid's potential CS:GO roster for the 2022 competitive season. However, when the North American organization extended its contract with Keith "NAF" Markovic, it was an unexpected decision that took many by surprise. The move also confirmed NAF as the first official CS:GO player that would play for Liquid in the next competitive season.

NAF, in a recent interview with Pley, spoke about his decision to stay with Liquid. He revealed that before extending his contract he was actually looking into joining Evil Geniuses (EG). But unfortunately, this potential roster move fell apart.

NAF went on to explain the reason as to why his potential move to EG never took place and also what he aimed to achieve with Team Liquid in 2022.

NAF explains why he did not join Evil Geniuses and instead extended his contract with Team Liquid

The 24-year-old Canadian rifler, NAF, might have settled down with Team Liquid but he seemed to have piqued the interest of various top tier North American organizations like Evil Geniuses.

NAF revealed that before extending his contract with Team Liquid he was exploring various other options, this included the potential move to Evil Geniuses which eventually fell through.

NAF who was initially interested in the offer, turned it down after some changes were made, which he did not particularly like or appreciate. He also had a standing offer from Liquid at that point in time to continue with the organization.

Since EG made changes that he did not like, NAF ended up extending his contract with Liquid.

NAF after extending contract with Team Liquid

To shed some light on the situation NAF explained what was actually going on and said,

I guess without going into too much detail, we kinda set up a project that we wanted to create with specific individual players on EG and I guess in the end EG wasn't too much of a fan of it. So, in the end I obviously wanted to just stay with Liquid because they proposed a very good roster as well, that I'm very confident in.
Keith "NAF" Markovic - Interview with Pley

After having concluded negotiations between these two top tier CS:GO organizations from North America, NAF is now satisfied with the decision that he has taken and is very happy to be staying with the team he has been competing with since February 2018.

It will be interesting to see what the entire Liquid CS:GO roster looks like for the 2022 competitive season. As per the ongoing reports, Liquid's potential roster looks something like this,

  • Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic - Confirmed

  • Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski

  • Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm

  • Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella

  • Richard "⁠shox⁠" Papillon

  • Eric "⁠adreN⁠" Hoag [Coach]

Subscribe to AFK Gaming's Newsletter

Get a weekly recap of all the latest developments in the global esports industry with our esports business insights newsletter: AFK Weekly.

Subscribe for free to receive insights, analysis and opinions on the biggest developments in esports business, provided by our team of experienced journalists in collaboration with thought leaders across the industry.

Published On: 
author profile picture
Aditya is the in-house CS:GO writer at AFK Gaming. While his understanding of the esports space is not restricted by geographical borders, his current focus lies in the Asian region. Understands and follows almost all major esport titles.

Follow us on social media


Others Also Read