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Liquid to recruit koosta - Report
By: MIRAA
Time: 2016-02-16 21:17
Game: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Team Liquid are poised to sign Enemy star Kenneth "koosta" Suen, acccording to a report from Breitbart's Richard Lewis.

Liquid made headlines at the start of the year when they signed Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev, one of the hottest prospects in Europe, with hopes of establishing themselves as a serious contender for the biggest titles after some mixed results in 2015.

But not even the addition of the 18-year-old Ukrainian has been enough to turn Liquid's fortune around, with the American team having recently failed to secure a spot at IEM Katowice after losing to Tempo Storm in the quarter-finals of the North American qualifier.


koosta about to join Liquid 

And Liquid are believed to be on the brink of fine-tuning their squad once again by picking up Enemy's Kenneth "koosta" Suen, one of the top prospects in the North American scene. The 19-year-old will reportedly fill in for Eric "adreN" Hoag, who has been the subject of much criticism after several lacklustre performances.

Suen, who burst onto the scene in Tempo Gaming just seven months ago, wowed the community when he helped Enemy to win the Americas Minor Championship with an event-leading rating of 1.67. He produced a stellar display in the grand final, when he posted a 2.03 rating and a +37 K/D difference.  

According to MLG Executive Vice President Adam Apicella, Liquid will not be able to field Suen at the offline qualifier for the upcoming major as the 19-year-old can only play for Enemy, the team he qualified with, at the event. With the same rule also applying to the major, Suen can only play in the $250,000 competition if Enemy qualify.

Despite the setback, Liquid were fully aware of the rule, insists the organisation's director of esports, Robin Nymann.

With Suen's addition, Team Liquid will have the following starting lineup:

Spencer "Hiko" Martin
Nick "nitr0" Cannella
Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski
Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev
Kenneth "koosta" Suen 

good news

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:18:11
2016-02-16 21:17:11
we did it HLTV!!!
2016-02-16 21:31:12
damn that line-up thoo
2016-02-16 21:52:50
witmer to nme pls.

im too emotionally invested in nme. pls no flom minikerr or hades.

give witmer a chance ryu.

k im done
2016-02-16 22:12:57
finally they kicked AdreN as a player, he could be coach tho
2016-02-16 22:39:27
- elige + jasonR

This would be the complete NA Dream team
2016-02-16 22:58:11
Why would you take out elige? JasonR is a fucking bum
2016-02-16 23:06:37
no.
2016-02-16 23:57:00
drugs is bad m8
2016-02-17 00:24:12
jasonr sucks dick lmfao
2016-02-17 00:48:45
Are u fuckyou? JNASTY IS OP AS FUCK!!!!1!
He just need a chance
2016-02-17 02:49:32
nt jasonR
2016-02-17 04:35:25
nice try jasonr
2016-02-17 01:51:26
-elige +OCEAN
2016-02-17 15:30:55
WE DID IT FINALLY http://www.hltv.org/?pageid=18&threadid=104220..
2016-02-16 22:03:07
And why did you link this unrelevent stuff? 0.0
2016-02-16 22:43:37
WE DID IT WE RLLY GOT RID OF NOVA ADREN
2016-02-16 22:30:55
FiNaLLy
2016-02-16 22:07:49
y
2016-02-16 21:17:11
nice
2016-02-16 21:17:11
ok

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:17:29
2016-02-16 21:17:11
1
2016-02-16 21:17:12
gl

"Suen, who burst onto the scene in Tempo Storm"
Tempo Gaming*

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:18:36
2016-02-16 21:17:13
nope, it was Tempo Storm, same org as the new brazilian team is in.
2016-02-16 21:24:37
False
2016-02-16 21:24:51
sauce?
2016-02-16 21:25:20
Ok u win this time Winland
2016-02-16 21:26:16
NP Evil Sweden, I understand the confusion.
2016-02-16 21:27:03
,

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:54:19
2016-02-16 21:53:35
Kek
2016-02-16 21:58:57
http://wiki.teamliquid.net/counterstrike/Enemy

Looks like Enemy is just a rebrand of Tempo Gaming.

@edit
nvm, the owner of TempoG is just the manager of the players from Enemy.

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:37:08
2016-02-16 21:36:07
GL koosta, hopefully liquid will now be first in NA

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:19:13
2016-02-16 21:17:13
Over LG? Reaaaalllllllyyyyy?
2016-02-17 00:34:56
LG is still SA
2016-02-17 02:26:21
NorthAmurica and SouthAmurica is same thing?

i arent think that....

NT s1mple
2016-02-17 13:41:41
LG is NA team.Doesn't matter where the players are from.
2016-02-17 21:11:38
yeah the organisation is but not the players...

we can go on and on about visas, green cards and citizenships but youre a third worlder so use to calling yourself a race when really youre an smelly leb...jk i have a small dick
2016-02-19 12:55:35
nooo

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:17:28
2016-02-16 21:17:13
OMFG THATS HUGE NEWS!!! Koosta for AdreN? Liquid Top 1 NA soon quite easy!

Btw: Is AdreN kicked from Liquid or Coach? What is with him? :o

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:19:00
2016-02-16 21:17:13
Adren to TSM
2016-02-16 21:23:17
not sure if bait or real.
2016-02-16 21:47:45
NOT b8 m8, TSM or Coach to C9,

Post edited 2016-02-16 22:23:10
2016-02-16 22:20:09
"or Coach to C9,"

okay yeah, totally not bait gr8 information ty so much
2016-02-17 02:05:55
Ofc NOT b8, this is hltv, nobody b8's here bruh, wtf are u want? I can confirm he's thinking to coach C9 cuz money duuuh
2016-02-17 02:47:49
"this is hltv, body b8's here"

ya totally right, I forgot this was HLTV and not reddit :DDDD
2016-02-17 03:05:33
Are u retarded or wut? Ofc is a b8, just stop complaining about THAT, damm u looks like a kid who follows MojoOnPC
2016-02-17 03:42:50
It's FaZe Mojo to YOU!!!!!!!

No but seriously, I'm just trolling you, of course it's b9. And I also don't want Mojo..
2016-02-17 03:47:59
No your NOT, I catch u, fuck u.
2016-02-17 03:49:31
nt Guantanamo Bay
2016-02-17 03:57:20
We do not talk about new TSM
2016-02-16 21:48:14
New tsm is like the slow kid in the room we pat him on the back and encourage him but are sad because we know he doesn't have any friends and will probably die before his thirties.
2016-02-16 23:04:32
+1

That statement was like poetry..
2016-02-17 02:04:30
Yep, they are going to rekt most, but LG is still number one in NA right now. My dream though, col's roster killing it. Don't kill my dream guys, it can totally happen...
2016-02-16 22:04:37
it could because its online but ^^ well Roca has to 50 bomb it xD
2016-02-16 22:05:07
For my dream, already gone and so young. [*]
2016-02-16 22:13:32
Nrg is also doing well.
2016-02-16 22:34:58
good
2016-02-16 21:17:13
kk
2016-02-16 21:17:14
nice
2016-02-16 21:17:14
;///
2016-02-16 21:17:14
k
2016-02-16 21:17:14
first
2016-02-16 21:17:15
n1111
2016-02-16 21:17:15
n1
2016-02-16 21:17:16
gg
2016-02-16 21:17:16
first

kappa

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:18:03
2016-02-16 21:17:17
knew it
2016-02-16 21:17:17
n1
2016-02-16 21:17:18
Expected

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:17:43
2016-02-16 21:17:18
ez 4 koosta
2016-02-16 21:17:19
n1
2016-02-16 21:17:19
nice
2016-02-16 21:17:20
expected
2016-02-16 21:17:20
So it is true.
2016-02-16 21:17:20
RIP Adren
2016-02-16 21:17:21
gl
2016-02-16 21:17:23
Would be nice
2016-02-16 21:17:23
gl
2016-02-16 21:17:28
WHEN CONTRACT OVER
2016-02-16 21:17:29
his contract is over next week
2016-02-16 21:20:41
if what u saying is true, thats awesome. how sure are you his contract is over next week?
2016-02-16 21:33:07
thank you !
2016-02-16 21:36:55
np pal
2016-02-16 21:37:17
didn't nme's coach say its over in a few days? saw his stream today.
2016-02-16 21:55:19
Well yeah, the source just says that the contract ends before the major qualifier, so it may be in a few days :)
2016-02-16 21:56:26
can't wait for their game this week, hopefully they will be playing with koosta.
2016-02-16 22:01:57
wat
2016-02-16 21:17:33
noice
2016-02-16 21:17:35
rip adreN
2016-02-16 21:17:35
LETS GO
2016-02-16 21:17:37
niiice !!!
2016-02-16 21:17:38
yeee
2016-02-16 21:17:39
okeyyyyyyyyyyyy

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:17:50
2016-02-16 21:17:39
n1
2016-02-16 21:17:43
That might be a really interesting replacement tho.
2016-02-16 21:17:44
1
2016-02-16 21:17:45
ez for Kenneth Suen
2016-02-16 21:17:45
FINALLY <3
2016-02-16 21:17:46
Oh, they listened to thooorin.
2016-02-16 21:17:47
Good luck
2016-02-16 21:17:47
first <3
2016-02-16 21:17:49
yes ur are the first :(
2016-02-16 21:18:52
GOD KOOSTA
2016-02-16 21:17:49
nice
2016-02-16 21:17:52
Yay top 1 na
2016-02-16 21:17:52
pls
2016-02-16 21:17:53
Report
2016-02-16 21:17:54
LETS GO BABY

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:18:20
2016-02-16 21:17:56
so they made a team full of retarded players even more retarded. loads of aim in that team but 0 brain. wont do _ANY_ damage outside of na, if even there.
2016-02-16 21:17:58
The only retard I see here is you
2016-02-16 21:18:41
nt diabeteshiko fanboy
2016-02-16 21:19:09
Atleast where I'm from there is a csgo scene. I don't remember last time I heard about a Chile team.
2016-02-16 21:20:53
Yea because liquid with adren is accomplishing so much

:P
2016-02-16 21:20:11
getting rid of adren was a good idea but getting another brainless kid in there wont help them at all.
2016-02-16 21:25:36
Great minds of CS in NA are few and far between. Seems like they just want to add even more firepower. I don't know what other choices there are really. If this team got work done tactically they could be pretty good.
2016-02-16 21:33:59
HAHA. Koosta is a very smart player. s1mple and nitr0 too. Elige too.
2016-02-16 21:28:32
lmao
2016-02-16 21:35:07
Yes because AdreN was SICK igl. TL will reaaaly miss his tactics
2016-02-16 22:20:58
i think if anything it will be less retarded. adren is not very bright bro..
2016-02-16 21:40:07
lol! that's a matter of scale. ;p i'd rather watch a team full of good aimers and no tactics than a team with shit aimers and no tactics..
2016-02-17 00:03:04
typical na pleb
2016-02-17 00:03:37
you don't agree? liquid was shit tactically. as long as they're insistent about not getting a good igl, i'd rather they continue to recruit top talent..

don't get me wrong. i'd much rather see great tacticians recruited to top teams. it only makes the game more interesting. but so long as that isn't the case, watching disorganized play is at least tolerable if it's with sick aim.
2016-02-17 00:07:38
expected
rip adreN
2016-02-16 21:18:08
This won't happen because MLG won't allow someone who qualified with another team as koosta did with nme to play the qualifier with a new team like Liquid.


Liquid should get Skadoodle.
2016-02-16 21:18:15
nt
2016-02-16 21:34:02
No, that's fine, doesn't it have to be at least 3 players who qualified on the same team?
2016-02-17 10:09:06
Adren couldn't even online recently
2016-02-16 21:18:24
great change, maybe they can be top 3 cause lg and ts are top 2 now :D
2016-02-16 21:18:25
u forgot kappa
2016-02-17 04:12:10
maybe now they can give a better fight to Brazil teams

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:21:31
2016-02-16 21:18:25
-elige + swag would have been sick :(
2016-02-16 21:18:26
why would they pick up a player who wouldnt be able to attend a major
2016-02-16 21:31:27
yeah exactly sad that he's banned :( liquid would have been a sick team
2016-02-16 21:31:56
and at that point he would be playing in c9 cuz hes already contracted to stream for them
2016-02-16 21:32:50
Insane =;DDDDD
2016-02-16 21:18:30
now liquid can maybe be something lol
gl
2016-02-16 21:18:33
rip major nice rules mlg
2016-02-16 21:18:38
who will igl...
2016-02-16 21:18:45
Flusha
Kappa
2016-02-16 21:19:29
2 awp's? for what????
liquid needs a goot riffle!!
2016-02-16 21:18:48
S1mple have better riffles than all of NA
2016-02-16 21:21:50
i prefer him playing with awp!
2016-02-16 21:24:11
he will be playing olof style, picking up an awp from time to time.
2016-02-16 21:57:43
- "olof style"
- s1mple

lol
2016-02-17 00:02:12
s1mple can rifle aswell
2016-02-16 21:25:59
S1mple said he doesn't like awping
2016-02-16 21:29:28
simple is not even that good with awp. he gets a lot of aggressive and random flick shots but people will eventually catch on to that. he wiffs quite a bit and koosta is freaking precise with the green machine like no other awper i've seen. he never misses. passive and aggressive! besides simple will be utilized way more with a rifle which he owns with.
2016-02-17 02:02:30
well i don't see that...
koosta aim is like me on faceit SA or GamesAcademy League, my question is how NME become pro in NA?
i'm too old to play cs hight now, i can be pro in NA too....
i respect the liquid's choice but koosta? =/
2016-02-17 02:09:24
im sorry but no. koosta is probably 1-3 best awpers NA, and he deserves to be on a team of this caliber
2016-02-17 07:56:13
snipper riffle is riffle too
2016-02-26 18:13:02
seriously? no
seriously? nooo
2016-02-26 18:14:13
PogChamp
2016-02-16 21:18:54
Anyone replacing adren would be good but this is actually great for them.
koosta is a beast, s1mple is a beast, nitro and elige can be beasts. Hiko needs to stop baiting tho ayyyy
2016-02-16 21:18:56
Hiko needs to stop pugging all day with noob streamers its starting to show in his gameplay, wtf happened to him he used to be a top player in NA now he isn't even a top player in his own team.
2016-02-16 22:11:18
koosta deserves it.

Just move adren to the coach role and its fine.
2016-02-16 21:19:07
well that could be a problem for simple since HE is the awper, but koosta is looking really hot, so maybe koosta main awp simple 2.nd awper
2016-02-16 21:19:26
s1mple already said that he dont want to be the main awp
2016-02-16 21:22:06
oh okay did not know that, then there should not be a problem
2016-02-16 21:22:39
Yep, S1mple is also a top tier rifler. They'll have a good double awp setup as well.
2016-02-16 21:26:33
holy fuck talk about yellow teeth
2016-02-16 21:19:46
lol, so who's gonna be IGL now?
2016-02-16 21:20:16
Hiko probaly
2016-02-16 21:21:09
Either Hiko or Adren from coach, or even a different coach
2016-02-16 21:21:20
adren should go and coach in miniput football, since he know as much about football as he does about cs go
2016-02-16 21:23:38
IM A GIRL XD

He knows a lot about cs, he just can't replicate his knowledge while playing. He would be a perfect coach

Post edited 2016-02-16 22:35:01
2016-02-16 22:34:46
maybe but if they need an experienced coach than why dont pick gob b instead of some half asian who aim like he have parkinsons
2016-02-16 22:36:49
s1mple will be IGL soon like NiKo in mousesports.
2016-02-16 22:21:42
olaf is bad
2016-02-16 21:20:21
gl koosta :)
2016-02-16 21:20:51
Liquid scary as hell
2016-02-16 21:21:05
fuck liquid give the spot to tempo storm now for the major qual
2016-02-16 21:21:08
Only wish about this move is that they done it before qualifiers.
2016-02-16 21:21:18
Omfg yes
2016-02-16 21:21:18
Finally.
2016-02-16 21:21:21
This is what all HLTV was asking for, to -adren now we will see top1 NA
2016-02-16 21:21:38
expected


PS Elige is so annoying to watch. Just look at how he plays the game. He constantly needlessly dies.

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:23:41
2016-02-16 21:22:35
yup he is stewie2k junior
2016-02-16 21:48:09
stewie2k junior ahahaha
2016-02-17 07:12:14
MLG COLUMBUS BETTER LET HIM COMPETE ON LIQUID FOR QUALIFIERS OR RIOT
2016-02-16 21:22:49
liquid have a sick lineup now
2016-02-16 21:23:10
easy for american keenys
2016-02-16 21:23:21
2awp??
2016-02-16 21:23:26
Such a good move. Adren not even average player
2016-02-16 21:24:43
This is the move they needed to make... insofaras IGL I think that Hiko has the ability to IGL but hopefully they just pick up a coach so that Hiko can still focus on just fragging
2016-02-16 21:25:05
Good sign
2016-02-16 21:25:43
YESSSSS
2016-02-16 21:27:16
This will make TL so much more competitive.
2016-02-16 21:27:37
Don't think so. They need a great igl asap, otherwise it won't be a big deal.

But ofc, koosta is much better than adren.
2016-02-16 21:35:32
adreN is a player no way he is going to coach, he will prob end up joining another team.

optic -daps +adren.
2016-02-16 21:28:24
cool
2016-02-16 21:29:26
wat
2016-02-16 21:30:08
Expected -adren +koosta
2016-02-16 21:30:25
its actually -elige +koosta
confirmed on hiko stream, he says adrens spot is save after he reads out the chat.
2016-02-16 21:31:19
oddshot?
2016-02-16 23:06:31
idk i'm kinda sceptic about it, basically 5 random guys that dont give a fuck about each other, without any support structure to help figure them out how to make it work.

There was already enough skill on this team to be best in NA, maybe they can bruteforce their way to wins, but team play will lack for sure.

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:34:26
2016-02-16 21:31:56
This
2016-02-16 21:33:21
just do much bait, it will be fine with superior aim. envyus proved it works.
2016-02-16 21:35:46
envy also had a long history playing with each other, and a decent leader who has some understanding about how team should work, and was leading other rosters before with decent success

Liquid on the other hand changed 4 players in less than 1 year, and made 180 degree reversal in play style since s1mple joined.
I mean they have a high skill threshold that wont allow them to bully people in NA and don't fail completely vs EU, but it doesn't look like this team is tier1 material

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:43:32
2016-02-16 21:39:05
you don't need a long term history to become the best! take navi, barely anyone played together. then starix picked best people up from different teams. next thing you know, best team in the world.
2016-02-16 22:00:38
Yes, it can happen, and navi clicked almost immediately, like VP, LG and Fnatic when they changed 2 players

But liquid where trying to do it for a long time with little success, and i don't think changing worse player for a skilled rookie will fix core leadership issues in this team, there is no solid foundation here.

They look pretty much a north american version of Faze

Post edited 2016-02-16 22:11:49
2016-02-16 22:09:37
probably not, in faze they took everyone who is skilled, without thinking about their positions. they took best players of all teams. that can't work. liquid takes players that play well at their positions. good lurker, good entry, good second entry, good awp etc. that is exactly the way navi did it.
2016-02-16 22:30:26
wait for Gob b as a coach IGL
2016-02-16 22:25:34
Liquid top 3 now after LG and TS.
2016-02-16 21:32:16
good
2016-02-16 21:32:17
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTTTTTT
2016-02-16 21:32:29
finally they kick bot adren
2016-02-16 21:32:30
If adren move to coach that should be good, they need better tactics and coordination not aim
2016-02-16 21:32:33
On paper, this team is NAs best chance by a mile to succeed, and people saying Koosta is brainless, you people are VERY retarded, ever seen his stream or interviews? Kid is obviously very smart and his game play shows it also.

Stewie2k is brainless, do u see Koosta Pugging the fuck out of everygame like Stewie? NOPE

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:33:23
2016-02-16 21:32:55
+1
2016-02-16 21:43:59
omg so nice
2016-02-16 21:33:24
ahhahahahah

Thoorin called it yesterday.
2016-02-16 21:33:25
s1mple dont use awp and who IGL
2016-02-16 21:33:46
s1mple rifler, koosta awper, probably hiko igl
2016-02-16 21:35:21
good thing adren is finally cut, u could clearly see in game that they had no idea what to do. he could make a good coach, but i believe adren is not the right person to IGL.
2016-02-16 21:33:48
Now shit just got real!
2016-02-16 21:34:37
SO FUCKING NICE!!!!!
2016-02-16 21:34:46
adren :(
2016-02-16 21:34:46
stupid rules
2016-02-16 21:35:35
S1mple and Koosta?? ...
2016-02-16 21:36:01
so who will call for liquid?
2016-02-16 21:36:42
Hiko xd
2016-02-16 21:41:17
Maybe they play like fnatic and rekt everyone just with aim and reading things quickly.
2016-02-17 07:19:03
YESSSSSSSSSSSS FUCKING NICE
2016-02-16 21:36:44
hahahahahahaHAHhahaahh RIP NME!
2016-02-16 21:37:12
WOW they don't give a f*ck, I love it!!

BTW. Easily the most skilled NA lineup. NA still alive?

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:38:26
2016-02-16 21:37:44
Finally...slowly a NA "Superteam" is coming to fruition.
2016-02-16 21:40:57
FINALLY

Bye bye BOT AdreN
2016-02-16 21:41:36
Finally NA super team
2016-02-16 21:42:08
Liquid nr.1 in usa
2016-02-16 21:42:47
LOOOL wtf
2016-02-16 21:43:29
WHAAAAAAT

that's unexpected...
2016-02-16 21:44:40
THORIN. WAS. RIGHT.

INCOMING TWEETS BASHING THE H8ERS ALL ENDING WITH ":>"
2016-02-16 21:44:45
hahaha
2016-02-16 21:52:21
rip adren the $5k decoy
2016-02-16 21:44:56
RIP GOD ADREN REPLACED BY CHINA MAN NEVER FORGET

16/02/2016
2016-02-16 21:45:37
sick
2016-02-16 21:45:47
better awper than s1mple tbh, koosta is smart
2016-02-16 21:46:53
koosta > adreN
n1
2016-02-16 21:48:41
i hope you're not being sarcastic because adren has been playing really bad lately. and koosta is better than adren in every aspect, as a player. all they need to do is figure out who calls for them now, out of the five they have.

Post edited 2016-02-16 21:51:26
2016-02-16 21:51:09
adreN :/
2016-02-16 21:48:45
thank the lord for this ;) NA scene has a chance now
2016-02-16 21:50:01
I am surprised how people still don't know that s1mple's rifles are superior to anybody in NA and 1 of the best in the world.People seem to know him just for his awp,even tho he was a rifler/secondary awper in Flipside all the time.
2016-02-16 21:51:10
Finally adren is out &#9829;
2016-02-16 21:52:19
rip NME:(
2016-02-16 21:53:01
He didn't throw, he didn't cheat. He simply joins a new team and therefore he can't play the major.


niec:>>
2016-02-16 21:53:56
sad story
2016-02-16 22:31:26
rip liquid. without a proper igl they are destined to fail
2016-02-16 21:54:10
agree

-s1mple
+seangares

they already have enough firepower. Comm and strats would improve a lot without s1mple.
2016-02-16 21:59:28
w0w dude adren is far from even low level igl..wtf you talking about,he didn`t show anything taticalwise with his team during quals/esl.
the only chance for liquid to compete with tier1 EU is to get 5 sick fraggers and 1 ok igl/coach behind them
2016-02-16 22:33:40
+1
2016-02-17 00:56:31
"PSA: The only way a player qualifying from a Minor or the LCQ can participate in the major is with the team they qualified with." lol what a retarded rule
2016-02-16 21:54:45
and who will be playing for liquid during the qualifier instead of koosta?
2016-02-16 21:56:55
mOE Kappa
2016-02-16 22:01:04
rofl
I would like to see that tbh
It could work
No kappa
2016-02-16 22:03:29
but now it could be - adren - fugly + s1mple + elige
2016-02-16 22:14:49
Just saying it would work, mOE is better than all those over rated players, the game I linked was on LAN as well.
2016-02-16 22:15:28
GL
2016-02-16 21:57:25
Secretly get steel as coach and Liquid top 1 world
2016-02-16 21:58:30
why secret? only thing he cant do is go behind them on lans
2016-02-16 22:12:28
He can't coach teams for the major.
https://twitter.com/JoshNissan/status/687025133026..

Edit- This includes outside the major so any team that qualified can not have him help at all even at their home.

Post edited 2016-02-17 00:22:14
2016-02-17 00:20:13
Hiko is going to be new IGL
2016-02-16 22:01:17
expected
2016-02-16 22:04:33
nice news. gl Liquid
2016-02-16 22:06:45
FINALLY
2016-02-16 22:06:49
ye it good news
2016-02-16 22:07:44
thank god.
2016-02-16 22:08:42
get AZK ffs
2016-02-16 22:09:12
Haha, when I read the headline I thought they had already booted s1mple :D
2016-02-16 22:10:51
AdreN to Coach and IGL would be sick aswell
2016-02-16 22:11:05
Bets NA team since 2013's compLexity
2016-02-16 22:11:23
let's go NA!
2016-02-16 22:12:49
According to MLG Executive Vice President Adam Apicella, Liquid will not be able to field Suen at the offline qualifier for the upcoming major as the 19-year-old can only play for Enemy, the team he qualified with, at the event. With the same rule also applying to the major, Suen can only play in the $250,000 competition is if Enemy qualify.

valve at it's finest people... un fucking believable.
2016-02-16 22:13:36
i dont see anything about valve there
2016-02-16 22:20:12
this specific ruleset is made by valve, not MLG.
2016-02-16 22:21:55
*Sets up Minor tournament to showcase lower-tier talent*

*someone (koosta) impresses in lower-tier minor*

*isn't allowed to play in main qualifier on a bigger team he deserves to be on after talent is showcased*

Valve-logic at its best, people.

Post edited 2016-02-16 23:11:50
2016-02-16 23:11:12
+1337
2016-02-16 23:48:54
finalllllyyy, get REKT adren
2016-02-16 22:14:05
Looking forward to Liquid - C9 on Friday
2016-02-16 22:14:41
Thursday*
2016-02-16 23:12:11
Technically it'll be Friday for me, but yes Thursday.
2016-02-16 23:26:30
ah I see
2016-02-17 04:28:18
Team Liquid have been watching Thorin https://youtu.be/HDwJoX1u5T8
2016-02-16 22:19:11
+1
2016-02-16 22:55:37
Sick lineup.

NA is getting stronger bois
2016-02-16 22:20:14
NA is getting stronger BOTS*
2016-02-16 23:20:49
finally liquid "is" getting rid of AdreN, maybe the NA will shine stronger now.
2016-02-16 22:27:05
new top 1 NA
2016-02-16 22:27:34
can be good
2016-02-16 22:28:18
Thooorin + HLTV = we did it guys?
2016-02-16 22:29:26
can be nice
2016-02-16 22:29:59
hello kosta my friend welcome to top 3 in Na how are you
2016-02-16 22:32:54
Did they even try to get sgares?
2016-02-16 22:34:42
but how can he see the enemy?
2016-02-16 22:36:21
Wait, so s1mple will no longer awp? Or is koosta igl? I'm confused af with this lineup...
2016-02-16 22:37:52
nooooooo, GOD ADREN

























Kappa
2016-02-16 22:37:59
nice move.
2016-02-16 22:42:34
Good luck!
2016-02-16 22:45:35
good move, i think. now go and make it work, and put NA on the map again.
2016-02-16 22:45:38
koosta is rly good
2016-02-16 22:51:41
Who is the iGL here?
2016-02-16 22:54:28
Honestly, i was thinking S1mple is kicked xD
2016-02-16 22:59:35
LETS GO KENNETH
2016-02-16 23:01:14
This is the best team NA ever had in csgo.
2016-02-16 23:01:31
holy fuck shit, this team could be atleast a top6 team if they find their perfect roles and form.
2016-02-16 23:03:30
AHHHH HIKO YOU LIAR
2016-02-16 23:04:42
I cannot understand the hype,they know they will be top 3 na ,tops

Post edited 2016-02-16 23:05:12
2016-02-16 23:04:54
If this is true, then I can only say well done Liquid. The only NA team that actually makes good decisions.
2016-02-16 23:05:32
plz -hiko +roca or RUSH

hiko is overrated
2016-02-16 23:08:18
SicK bait
2016-02-16 23:12:45
Listening to thorin = making the right moves! Gg

Post edited 2016-02-16 23:13:48
2016-02-16 23:12:50
Everything is better than adreN, but don't all say this is a major improvement. Inexperienced international player who's basically been a full-time awper so far. they ain't gonna let s1mple say goodbye to the awp so you'll get a medicore rifler. Maybe good enough for NA competition, but alas against the likes of apex/flusha/snax just being a good enough rifler for NA ain't gonna cut it vs them.
2016-02-16 23:18:27
maybe they should let s1mple rifle. his rifle is top notch anyways.
2016-02-16 23:35:22
koosta he is the north american player but the TyLoo he is the chinese stars.
2016-02-16 23:18:47
expected
2016-02-16 23:36:22
This is a strong pickup. Will take time for this team to build chemistry. Ceiling is as high if not higher than any of the best placings of iBP and Cloud9 (mid-2015). However that height will not come easily.
2016-02-16 23:39:15
FINALLY ADREN STEPS DOWN! BOLD MOVE MY FRIEND!
2016-02-16 23:39:46
THIS IS EXACTLY what I've been saying Liquid needed. KOOSTA! AWESOME! As soon as I saw Koosta I've been saying this is exactly who Liquid needs to push them over the edge! This would be friggin awesome! I hope it's a done deal. C9 is probably getting quite nervous about now (I love Cloud9, so no hate from me).
2016-02-16 23:43:57
YEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSS
2016-02-16 23:47:02
Replace a nove with onliner.. nice one LANquid 4Head
2016-02-16 23:55:28
nice comment supported by no research whatsoever. Koosta is FAR better on LAN so far in his career, which says a lot cause he's good online too.
2016-02-17 02:27:21
Well at least they no longer have a constant bot on their team, probably most skilled NA team at this point. s1mple, nitr0, elige can be good, hiko is ok, koosta can also be really good if it's his day
2016-02-16 23:59:16
rip but now who is calling?
2016-02-17 00:10:20
GBJames :>
2016-02-17 00:38:16
Nonsense
2016-02-17 00:24:35
finally they kicked bot adren
2016-02-17 00:31:46
about damn time, adren is the hunden of NA
2016-02-17 00:47:51
OMG , thank god they got rid of adren, i got banned on simples stream cause i told ADREN he sucked and needs to get kicked, he banned me a few seconds later hahaha, i laugh at you adren...u baddy
2016-02-17 00:48:03
lmao
2016-02-17 01:08:41
Rofl...Karma's a bitch my Canadian friend..xD
2016-02-17 10:49:27
s1mple ruined this team.
who's next? i think elige
anyway they cant reach world class level with s1mple ;}
team need chemistry

Post edited 2016-02-17 00:52:43
2016-02-17 00:52:31
omg s1mple ruined a shit team..what a disaster.
wtf dude now they have at least a chance to compete with europe with such firepower
2016-02-17 01:23:39
What an allstar lineup it could be . NA hope
2016-02-17 01:18:45
Good individual players won't necessarily make good team. Liquid is gonna be shitty as always.
2016-02-17 01:57:15
here we go again.... Hiko with his giant ego and giant belly about to ruin another NA team
2016-02-17 01:32:04
Hiko will be igl&#65311;
2016-02-17 01:59:43
LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2016-02-17 02:01:15
Wherever hiko goes, chaos appears.

did the same with the current coL lineup, he kicked 2-3 players when they were a decent team with huge potential.

Wanted to do the same with C9..

Going to be interesting nonetheless he is a top3 awper in NA after Ska/JDM, the only difference is he can use multiple guns.
2016-02-17 02:01:26
brazilian players forcing yet another roster change on rival teams. but this time it really is necessary
2016-02-17 02:01:33
Thoorin you did well now hopefully c9 and clg listen to you
2016-02-17 02:06:45
1/3 of thoorin's teams completed, pls follow C9 and CLG
2016-02-17 02:29:43
finally.. :D im curious who will be the first awper tho s1mple or koosta ¯\_(&#12484;)_/¯
2016-02-17 02:48:23
koosta
2016-02-17 03:12:43
Still they need a real IGL because adreN as a coach also will fail.

Adding koosta is okay but they need new IGL. Hiko can try I guess because adreN is useless.
2016-02-17 03:34:03
they just need someone to igl better than adren...hiko or nitr0 possibilities.
2016-02-17 04:28:56
n1

FINALLY
2016-02-17 04:05:26
Suck for cloud nine, not all teams need an igl for success but c9 is absolutely one of them. rip
Grats for lq
2016-02-17 04:49:54
This asain fuqboi will hit some insane shots
2016-02-17 07:33:16
Finally koosta in a worthy team for him.
2016-02-17 07:35:24
Poor Bot AdreN.. Really hope this helps NA finally shine.
2016-02-17 09:08:24
lmao and who will be igl?
2016-02-17 09:16:31
hahaha noobs
2016-02-17 09:18:12
for once am happy with a NA lineup, gl bois
2016-02-17 09:37:38
Thank the lord man AdreN was so ass
2016-02-17 09:48:26
NA hope
2016-02-17 10:09:42
Smart org
2016-02-17 10:54:46
i need 25 replies follow this b8 m8 adreN>koosta
2016-02-17 10:57:52
HOLY FUCKING SHIT. OMFG. LIQUID top 1 NA
2016-02-17 11:11:43
gl
2016-02-17 11:47:53
adren should coach them
2016-02-17 13:43:52
Liquid = youngsters
2016-02-17 15:12:21
The timing of this move is so dumb it should've happened at the end of the year when tournaments where over. Now they're behind AGAIN.
2016-02-17 15:14:37
Liquid will be pretty solid now
2016-02-21 22:49:37
guD newS
2016-04-06 15:55:14

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