ScreaM and Nivera leave Team Liquid’s VALORANT roster

An era at Team Liquid comes to an end. Brothers Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom and Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom have announced... Fragster | 11. November 2022

An era at Team Liquid comes to an end. Brothers Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom and Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom have announced that they will be leaving Team Liquid to pursue their talents elsewhere.

ScreaM joined Team Liquid VALORANT roster in August 2020 as part of the former fish123 line-up. Nivera joined last September after retiring from CS:GO. The brothers, along with Finnish natural Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen, formed the star core of the original Liquid.

In their place, Liquid will bring in former Gambit Esports players Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin and Igor “Redgar” Vlasov along with former Guild Esports star Saif “Sayf” Jibraeel.

Where are the brothers going?

ScreaM and Nivera have been linked to a move to French org Karmine Corp, which is one of the teams partnered with Riot’s VCT EMEA league, believed to be fielding a French-speaking team, including former CS:GO pro Alexandre “xms” Forté. It would be like a flashback to ScreaM’s own CS:GO career, where he played for French teams such as VeryGames, Titan, and Team Envy.

Redgar is Team Liquid’s new IGL

On the Team Liquid side, fans can look forward to the new in-game leader Igor “Redgar” Vlasov, and two new additions Ayaz “nAts” Akhmetshin and Saif “Sayf” Jibraeel.

Despite the fact that ScreaM sometimes took on the role of both entry fragger and IGL, perhaps one of Team Liquid’s biggest issues was their lack of a determined IGL. However, that might be over now with Redgar standing up for the task.

NAts is one of the most sought-after free agents in EMEA and was considered the top player in Gambit Esports’ VCT Stage 3 Masters Berlin winners roster. The 20-year-old Russian has established himself as a remarkable flex player, able to anchor sides and use his lurk plays to give his team an edge over the competition. Redgar was a part of said star Gambit roster as well.

The 21-years-old Swede Sayf is joining Liquid from the Guild Esports roster, with whom his most notable achievement was showing at VCT 2022 Stage 2 master Copenhagen, where they placed 7th-8th.

This year, Team Liquid qualified for two international events, most notably the 2022 VALORANT Champions. The team also pulled off a triumphant run at the VCT EMEA Last Chance Qualifier, defeating the M3 Champions (former Gambit) in a Grand Final revenge matchup. With the Benrlitom brothers departing, Dom “soulcas” Sulcas remains the sole member of the initial fish123 roster.

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