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Valorant: Team Liquid sign Nivera

The 20 year-old has decided to pursue a career in Riot’s brand new first person tactical shooter.

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Previously reported by TalkEsport, Team Liquid on Twitter have announced the addition of Nabil “⁠Nivera⁠” Benrlitom to their active Valorant squad as the community will now see the former Vitality rifler team up with his brother Adil “ScreaM” Benriltom who had made the switch to Valorant back in 2020. Nivera replaced James “Kryptix” Affleck as the latter temporarily moved away from the game citing personal issues. 

Nivera initially signed up for Team Vitality as the sixth player of their CSGO division, who would be utilized as a substitute over either Richard “Shox” Papillon or Kévin “⁠misutaaa⁠” Rabier on the main squad. During his time with the French side, Nivera notably won the BLAST Premier: Fall Finals 2020 where they breezed past through Astralis in the Grand Finals and Intel Extreme Masters XV – Beijing Online: Europe to secure his team a spot at the Global Challenge event organized by the same. 

Not long after he was benched by the team in wake of the updated rule set published by Valve which imposed a penalty upon teams if they used substitutes in between their ongoing matches at the Regional Major Ranking (RMR) events. This was when he decided to venture into Valorant and was shortlisted by Team Liquid in May only to be contracted under the same, four months later. Currently Team Liquid will field Nivera in place of Kryptix who has gone on a hiatus due to personal reasons.

With the addition of Nivera, Team Liquid are now:

  • Dom “soulcas” Sulcas
  • Travis “L1NK” Mendoza
  • Adil “ScreaM” Benrlitom
  • Elias “Jamppi” Olkkonen
  • Nabil “Nivera” Benrlitom 

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