Nabil ‘Nivera’ Benrlitom has announced that we will be joining Team Liquid’s VALORANT team. This takes Nabil and his brother Adil ‘ScreaM’ Benrlitom, from brothers to teammates, strengthening their bond more than ever before. ScreanM has been a part of the organization since his starting foray into the VALORANT esports scene. Both Nabil and Adil come from a Counter-Strike background but have now fully moved into Riot’s tactical FPS.
VALORANT is a free-to-play first-person hero shooter that is developed and published by Riot Games for Microsoft Windows. The game began a closed beta testing period with limited access in April 2020, followed by an official release in June of that same year.
VALORANT’s popularity is constantly on the increase, and it has taken the world of esports by storm, currently having around 14 million monthly players and its current peak for players online was 3 million at one go. In fact, esports betting in general is constantly on the rise at some of the best online casinos in USA with companies like Tencent Holdings and Take-Two Interactive offering some of the best competitive odds.
Nivera is famous for being the ‘first’ player to compete as a sixth man for Vitality, being part of several championship winning roasters. When Nivera was in his free agency era, there were rumours about him switching to VALORANT with Team Liquid being his obvious choice.
The transfer came only a few hours after the team also announced that James ‘Kryptix’ Affleck would be taking a pause from competition due to personal reasons. However, as until now, ‘Kryptix’ is still signed with Team Liquid and could come back any day with VALORANT.
Team Liquid shone bright at Masters Reykjavik, however, they failed to qualify for Masters Berlin. The team will now compete in the Last Chance Qualifier in order to make it to the VCT Challengers. This means that Nivera, and the team, have only a few short weeks to adjust to their new structure before competing for their season.
Nivera’s appearance into VALORANT has been long-awaited by fans and his debut in the EMEA LCQ is highly anticipated.