North American coach Daps has been removed from Team Liquid’s CS2 lineup. He was part of the organization for almost a year and a half. Team Liquid has not yet announced a replacement for the coach.
Team Liquid has parted ways with their CS 2 coach Damian “daps” Steele and is currently looking for a new coach to take his position. There are rumors that daps’ position will be taken by Wilton “zews” Prado.
As is so often the case, restructuring and dismissal of players or coaches is the inevitable step after poor results – and Team Liquid and their CS2 team are no exception.
The two players Robert “Patsi” Isyanov and Aleks “Rainwaker” Petrov have not brought the desired results and it seems that the organization was not satisfied with Daps’ performance either. That’s why Team Liquid announced on Twitter and X that they are parting ways with Daps and thus have no coach for the time being, as there is no one to take his position yet. Liquid has until ESL Pro League Season 19 at the end of April next year to build up its lineup.
Our time with @daps comes to a close ahead of 2024.
We appreciate his dedication to being the best we can be, getting our rosters on the same page and being the calm voice of reason out of the server.
Thank you & best of luck in the future, Damian! pic.twitter.com/IfONjjTbPL
— Team Liquid CSGO (@TeamLiquidCS) November 20, 2023
Who is Daps?
Daps is a Canadian professional esports player best known for his role in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. He was best known for his role as an in-game leader (IGL), meaning that he had to coordinate his team during matches and make strategic decisions. This ability in turn also made him a good coach.
The Canadian has played on various professional teams in his career and is known for his strategic intelligence and deep understanding of the game. He has competed in several major CS:GO tournaments and leagues, achieving considerable success.
Daps contributed to Team Liquid finishing in the top four multiple times and almost making it to first place in events such as the BLAST Premier World Final 2022.
The desired success did not materialize
However, the months following his success in the top four were less than convincing.The team was good, but not as good as the organization had hoped. Daps simply couldn’t get the full potential out of the lineup and the players struggled to connect with each other.
Liquid’s CS lineup never made it past seventh place and the organization knew they had to make a change if they wanted to dominate CS2.
So far, it’s unclear who will replace Daps. There are rumors of Wilton “zews” Prado supposedly returning to the lineup in Daps’ place, but these rumors have not been officially confirmed anywhere.
It is also still unclear what the future holds for Daps himself. He will probably stay in esports, but whether he will coach a new team, is not yet certain.
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