According to a report by ‘neLendirekt’ from 1pv.fr, Richard ‘shox’ Papillon might be on his way to Team Liquid, after Team Vitality decided to undergo a roster overhaul after their Quarter Final exit at PGL Stockholm.
It was ‘neL’ that broke the news of Vitality parting ways with ‘Kyojin’, ‘shox’ and coach ‘XTQZZZ’ and signing the Danish trio of ‘Magisk’, ‘dupreeh’ and ‘Zonic’ to replace them. ‘neL’ has been a trusted source of news in CS:GO for a long time, especially about the French scene.
Team Liquid have also been looking at possible changes, after their Major run was less than satisfying as they couldn’t make it to the playoffs, winning only 1 game in the Legends Stage vs ENCE, and losing to Entropiq, FURIA and FaZe Clan.
It was rumoured that ‘FalleN’ would be reuniting with his MIBR/SK/LG teammates – ‘coldzera’, ‘fnx’ and ‘fer’. It wouldn’t be surprising that they would part ways with the Brazilian IGL as his addition hasn’t delivered the results they desired.
Current Valorant pro for 100 Thieves Nick ‘nitro’ Cannella was also seen grinding FACEIT with ‘EliGE’ and Liquid coach ‘AdreN’ a few days ago and upcomer reported that his future with 100 Thieves may not be secure. All these point to a return to CS:GO, but we don’t know anything concrete for sure.
If things go right between ‘shox’ and TL, we may see him representing the North Americans in the 2022 CS:GO season, which is bound to bring surprises.