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.
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.
koosta, 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.
I can confirm officially that once our contracts expire, @NME_koosta will be playing with a different team. I won't say which out of respect— Ryu (@NME_Ryu) February 16, 2016
According to MLG Executive Vice President Adam Apicella, Liquid will not be able to field koosta 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, koosta 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.
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.— Adam Apicella (@MrAdamAp) February 16, 2016
We have been in talks with @MrAdamAp the whole time regarding his recent tweet. There's no surprises here for us.— Robin Nymann (@robinnymann) February 16, 2016
With koosta's addition, Team Liquid will have the following starting lineup: