DALLAS, TX - JUNE 02: Team Liquid competes against ENCE during the CORSAIR DreamHack Masters finals at Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on June 2, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Team Liquid has had a WHIRLWIND week of signings for the org as a whole, and this has to be one of the biggest ones. After announcing the departure of longtime player turned coach adreN, Liquid said that they were bringing on one of the premier casters to be the team’s new CS:GO shot-caller in a move that seems to cap off a week of power moves. Fans of Anders and Semmler rejoice, the shakeup in the casting scene comes shortly after a leaked email by Moses calling out CSGO tournament organizer BLAST for their involvement with the NEOM deal that was such a blowup for Riot as well. In it, he stated that BLAST’s “silence on this matter was deafening” and he held back nothing in criticizing the org.

Moses Joins Team Liquid

Is this the reason that Moses left to become a head coach? I would venture probably not. But it does show that Moses, who has been involved with the CS:GO scene for over 20 years including a stint of pro playing starting when he was 17, is deeply involved in this esport. Not that adreN wasn’t but Liquid obviously thought they needed a change in their rosters, and who better to get than somebody who observed and cast matches for years? And really, I don’t think anything sums up this mantra better than Moses himself did in his reveal video announcing the hiring.

“You’ve been a player, you’ve been a commentator, what can you do when you’re leading a team? That’s the challenge that inspired me to take this on.” – Moses

The future looks bright for Team Liquid. Although they may not be atop the NA leader boards currently, they’ve made some changes and kept their core players intact between Stewie2K, Elige, and Twistzz, and that could just pay off. We haven’t seen any major CS:GO tournaments in MONTHS at this point, and if there was a time to hit the reset button, now is the perfect time in order to set up a great comeback in the upcoming months. 


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