After just nine months with the team, the 34-year-old North American has been allowed to explore his options for the future. Team Liquid on Twitter have announced that they have parted ways with their head coach Jason ‘Moses’ O’Toole.
Moses, ex-Caster, and Analyst who stepped in as Team Liquid’s Head coach in August 2020 has been released from his duties as the team’s Head Coach. After a series of mixed results, including a top-three finish at the IEM Katowice 2021 followed by an early exit from ESL Pro League’s playoffs, Liquid have been yet again forced to shuffle things up, since their last change which saw Russel “Twistzz” Van Dulken move to the team’s bench post their loss to Astralis in the grand finale of the IEM Global Challenge. The team later went on to sign Gabriel ‘FalleN’ Toledo from Mibr, who took up the duties as the In-game leader.
The overall form of the Team Liquid seemed to dwindle after their upset against Brazilian side paiN in the Semifinals of DreamHack Open North America in March. Since then the team were unable to fetch back their rhythm as they crashed to Dignitas in their opener at the recently concluded Blast Premier Spring Showdown, eventually getting eliminated from the same.
According to a report from HLTV.org, Eric ‘adreN’ Hoag has been once again linked to Liquid for the Head Coach role after the former was replaced by Moses in August 2020. Under adreN, Team Liquid rose to dominance in 2019 as they topped the ranking charts followed by their $1M USD Intel Grand Slam scoop post their win at the ESL Colonge’19. Note: Nick “nitr0” Cannella was then a part of the team who later switched to Valorant.
With the departure of Moses from the roster and if the above report goes through, Team Liquid would have:
- Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski
- Keith “NAF” Markovic
- Jake “Stewie2K” Yip
- Michael “Grim” Wince
- Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo
- Eric “adreN” Hoag (Head coach)