nitr0 returns to Team Liquid CS:GO

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After floppy who joined Extra Salt from competing at Valorant, the 26 year-old veteran comes out of retirement to compete in Counter Strike. 

Team Liquid have signed Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella from 100 Thieves Valorant, back to their active CS:GO division, the North American organization announced on their Twitter handle. This marks the return of the nitr0 to Team Liquid after stepping down from Counter Strike:Global Offensive in August 2020 to pursue a career in Riot’s first person tactical shooter, Valorant.

After having decided to overhaul their roster for the 2022 pro season after their unsuccessful major run, Team Liquid were poised to transition a plethora of changes within their CS:GO roster which saw them move Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, Jake “Stewie2K” Yip and Michael “Grim” Wince to the bench. This indeed made the way for Josh “oSee” Ohm from Extra Salt who is to replace FalleN on the team’s sniper duties while a surprising move featured Richard “shox” Papillon joining Liquid from Team Vitality who recently signed the ex-Astralis trio. 

nitr0 had reportedly been linked to Team Liquid as their final piece to the puzzle under whom the previous iterations of Team Liquid secured championships at the ESL One Cologne 2019, Intel Grand Slam Season 2,  BLAST Pro Series : Los Angeles 2019 and most notably the $1,000,000 Intel Grand Slam season 2 after scaling the 4-tournament threshold over Vitality at Cologne’19. 

Team Liquid’s plans to restructure comes after the failure to bag events across the past two years having won their last event at the Intel Extreme Masters XIV – Chicago back in 2019. 

With the return of nitr0, Liquid are now:

  • Jonathan “⁠EliGE⁠” Jablonowski
  • Keith “⁠NAF⁠” Markovic
  • States Josh “⁠oSee⁠” Ohm
  • Richard “⁠shox⁠” Papillon
  • Nick “⁠nitr0⁠” Cannella
  • Eric “⁠adreN⁠” Hoag (Head coach)
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