Nisha joins Team Liquid

As the new DPC season is on the horizon, teams are now locking in their roster to go into... Harrison | 10. December 2022

As the new DPC season is on the horizon, teams are now locking in their roster to go into the new season before the roster shuffle deadline. Team Liquid has announced on the final day of roster shuffle that Michał “Nisha” Jankowski, Team Secret’s former midlaner will be joining Team Liquid as the new midlaner.

The team’s former midlaner Michael “miCKe ” Vu will be filling the shoes of the Ti7 champion and their former teammate Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen as the team new carry player going into the 2022-2023 DPC season.

Promising past with answered questions

Nisha first came into the professional scene with Team Kinguin but it was Team Secret that saw the potential in him and gave him a chance to shine. Nisha took that chance that was offered to him in return, helping Team Secret to become one of the top teams in Western Europe region. During his time with the team, Nisha helped Team Secret win multiple Majors and the team saw their most successful year during the 2019-2020 season as the team went unbeatable for nearly half of the year, winning every match they had and breaking records. However, they could only secure the top 3 spots when it comes to The International. 

In the official announcement video, posted by Team Liquid, Nisha stated that he wanted to try something new, reflecting on his Team Secret departure he states  

I left Team Secret ‘cause I want to try something new and like  even though we changed like three players during the season, it still wasn’t enough I think

He also continued to state that he wanted to change the overall picture and joining Team Liquid would do it. Before the conclusion of the video, Nisha said that his goal for the upcoming season would be to win every Europe League, win Ti and win every tournament.  

Why Nisha could be the key

Even though Team Liquid displayed dominance and marvellous performance regionally last year, they couldn’t continue to do so when it came to the global stage. Before going into The International 2022, the team added Jesse “JerAx” Vainikka as part of their coaching staff and the results started to improve slowly. The team had to take the hard route to The International 2022, going through qualifiers and LCQs. The team made a deep run in The International 2022 but Nisha along with his former team Team Secret eliminated Team Liquid to go into the Grand Finals of the tournament. 

Now with JerAx officially taking a break from the competitive scene once again and Nisha joining Team Liquid, fans are hoping the team will be able to unlock new heights with the help of their coaching staff William “Blitz” Lee and Mathis “Jabbz” Friesel . The team now officially have two players that are versatile and can play both midlane and safelane. 

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