mOE ruled out of major qualifier
Mohamad "mOE" Assad has announced that he will not be able to play for Team Liquid at the offline qualifier for MLG Columbus after all.
Mohamad "mOE" Assad did not reveal the reason behind this decision but noted that he will issue a statement during the day to shed more light on the matter.
But Liquid member Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski explained on Twitter that it is mOE's commitments to Echo Fox that will force him to miss out on the qualifier and on what could be the first major of his career.
If Liquid managed to qualify for MLG Columbus with mOE, the 29-year-old would not be able to play for Echo Fox in the qualifiers for the following major. This issue is bound to severely limit Liquid's options, with the qualifier due to start in just four days.
mOE decides against playing for Liquid in Columbus
One possibility is that Liquid field Eric "adreN" Hoag, who is still tied to the organisation despite not being on the starting roster anymore, as a replacement for Kenneth "koosta" Suen. The 19-year-old, who officially joined Liquid on Sunday, is ineligible to compete at the event after qualifying for it with Enemy.
Liquid have been drawn alongside mousesports, HellRaisers and Team YP for the group stage of the MLG Columbus qualifier, with their first match pitting them against Kirill "ANGE1" Karasiow's side.
Sorry to say i will not be able to stand in for @TeamLiquidPro at the Major Qualifier. I will release a statement tomorrow with details.— mOE (@m0E_tv) February 22, 2016