Following days of anticipation, Team Liquid have announced their new CS2 roster, confirming the all-star additions of Twistzz, cadiaN, and skullz alongside coach zews. After the failed transfers of Patsi and Rainwaker back in June, it’s the best Team Liquid CS team on paper since 2019’s Intel Grand Slam winners.
Twistzz is Home
This isn’t Twistzz’s first dance with Liquid. NA’s finest export spent three years on the Team Liquid CS roster between 2017 and 2020, before moving on to pastures new with FaZe Clan. There, he cemented his legacy, becoming a CS:GO Major winner and the only two-time Intel Grand Slam champion.
Now, he’s home. Considering FaZe’s incredible start to CS2, it’s a decision that won’t have come lightly. He comes straight in as the star of the new Team Liquid CS2 roster, and pressure will fall on him to make a difference on the server. Just how huge this transfer is for Team Liquid can’t be understated. If he can continue where he left off with FaZe, NA is ready to win again.
“New faces and old. This star-studded roster looks to put Liquid back on top of the Counter-Strike world.” – Team Liquid
cadiaN’s Next Step
With cadiaN’s move to Liquid confirmed, the Heroic CS2 roster drama has reached its conclusion. The charismatic IGL helped build Heroic from the bottom, and now, he has a huge new challenge ahead. Helping NA’s biggest organization win again won’t be easy, but cadiaN has proven he can take a team from nothing to Tier 1 tournament victory.
Now, cadiaN probably didn’t win as much as he should’ve in Heroic due to multiple high-profile Grand Final catastrophes. The new Team Liquid CS2 roster represents a blank slate for him to work with. No baggage, and a team hungry for success.
skullz’s Role in Liquid
No doubt, skullz is the biggest unknown here. A young talent from Brazil, skullz was putting up great numbers with paiN Gaming. Crucially, his signing allows the new Team Liquid CS2 team to participate in the Americas RMR for the upcoming PGL Major Copenhagen 2024, giving them an easier route to qualification.
If things aren’t working, skullz will likely be first on the chopping block. It was already rumored that FURIA’s KSCERATO rejected Liquid in this role. However, if skullz can prove his worth, Liquid may have discovered a diamond in the rough.