ScreaM's Brother Nivera Might Switch To Valorant

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ScreaM's Brother Nivera Might Switch to Valorant, Reportedly Set to Trial With Liquid

Nivera might soon join his brother ScreaM in Team Liquid.

Aditya Singh Rawat
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ScreaM's younger brother, Nivera might be considering a switch to Valorant after being away from the CS:GO competitive scene for more than six months.
Nivera was benched from Vitality's active CS:GO roster in March 2021 and has been away from the circuit ever since.
As per reports, Team Liquid's Valorant roster might be trialing Nivera as they expand to a six-man lineup.

Talented CS:GO player, Nabil "Nivera" Benrlitom who is currently sitting on French esports organization, Vitality's bench, might be considering a switch to Valorant. The 20-year-old is set to trial with Team Liquid's Valorant roster which is ready to try out a six-man lineup, as reported by Upcomer. If this move actually comes to fruition, we will witness Nivera play alongside his elder brother, Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom, one of the founding members of Liquid's Valorant lineup.

ScreaM, popularly known as 'The Headshot Machine', retired from competitive CS:GO in August 2020 to pursue a career in Valorant, where he has established himself as one of the best duelists in Europe. About a year later, Nivera is now ready to jump ship after missing out on top-tier CS:GO action for more than six months now.

Vitality Nivera is reportedly set to trial with Team Liquid's Valorant roster

The talented Belgian-Moroccan Counter-Strike player, Nivera might be on his way to an early retirement from competitive CS:GO, following his shift to Vitality's inactive roster six months ago in March 2021.

Having missed out on majority of the 2021 CS:GO circuit warming Vitality's bench, Nivera seems to have made a decision of switching to Valorant. As per reports, Team Liquid is interested in trying him out as a potential permanent player.

However, while he comes onboard as a potential permanent player down the line, Liquid has reportedly not decided on removing anyone from the current lineup. This means that the organization is ready to give six-man Valorant roster a try and see how things work out for them.

Trialing out Nivera also means that he will be playing alongside his elder brother, ScreaM, professionally in the same team for the first time ever. While Nivera himself is a talented player, so far he has not come close to ScreaM in regards to the overall standard of gameplay.

Nivera and ScreaM might play together in Team Liquid

Team Liquid, after having represented the EMEA region at the VCT 2021: Stage 2 Masters - Reykjavík, failed to qualify for the upcoming VCT 2021: Stage 3 Masters - Berlin following a 5th-6th finish at VCT 2021: EMEA Stage 3 Challengers Playoffs.

Team Liquid's Valorant lineup if Nivera was to join them would look as follows,

  • James "Kryptix" Affleck

  • Nabil "Nivera" Benrlitom

  • Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom

  • Elias "Jamppi" Olkkonen

  • Travis “L1NK” Mendoza

  • Dom “soulcas” Sulcas

  • Connor “Sliggy” Blomfield - Coach

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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.