Official: Liquid sign Grim

Liquid have announced the addition of Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince to take over the place on the roster left open following Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella's departure.

Initial reports last week that pointed at Liquid and Grim being locked in talks for the 19-year-old to be added to the roster replacing nitr0 have now been confirmed, as the Los Angeles-based organization has officially announced the player's signing.

Grim had been turning heads with Triumph since the beginning of the year, amassing a 1.31 rating while putting up strong showings against the likes of MIBR, 100 Thieves and Evil Geniuses at BLAST Premier Showdown and cs_summit 6, making him a prime candidate to make the jump to one of the region's top teams.

Grim will make his debut at DreamHack Open Summer

The change to Liquid's starting five comes after nitr0, the team's longest standing player, stepped down after a five-year tenure, making him the last player from Liquid's original CS:GO roster to depart the organization, leaving behind a storied career with the organization that includes becoming champions at multiple Big Events, winning the second season of Intel Grand Slam, and reaching the top of the world ranking.

Grim will make his debut with Liquid in the upcoming DreamHack Open Summer tournament, which kicks off on August 8. Liquid have been placed in Group A of the $90,000 event, meaning Grim will face his former Triumph teammates, who were also drawn into the same pool, as well as Chaos and Ze Pug Godz.

Liquid are now:

United States Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski
United States Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip
Canada Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken
Canada Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic
United States Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince

United States Eric "⁠adreN⁠" Hoag (coach)

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1342
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.16
United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1323
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1303
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.16
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
610
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
APR:
0.15
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
622
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1089
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.11
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
1278
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
#1
 | 
Switzerland x676
gl Grim Fandango
2020-08-04 21:06
gl grim
2020-08-04 21:14
great kid will make his name in csgo t1
2020-08-04 21:20
who IGL ???
2020-08-04 23:35
Elige i think
2020-08-05 00:20
nope it's stew
2020-08-05 01:03
-Grim +Pasza
2020-08-05 18:16
hahahaaaa yesss xD
2020-08-05 18:34
Wtf man kick this trash iglul
2020-08-06 11:36
All they had to do was just kick adren and stewie, but nah, a prime example of American brains
2020-08-04 21:20
#110
 | 
Russia xyp9x38
True
2020-08-04 22:02
+1
2020-08-04 22:06
Without American Brains, France would have lost to Hitler
2020-08-04 22:28
wow wow wow wowwwwwww
2020-08-04 22:28
#130
 | 
United States Frotha
Braindead comment
2020-08-04 22:32
How? He is absolutely correct. There is ZERO dispute. Go back to your Gender Studies homework.
2020-08-05 16:13
Eastern front, biggest contribution of US was materials not brains, brains won you the pacific war and to be frank lot of that was carried by scientists with asylum. Edit: Before you start spitting land lease to soviets, it was mostly uniforms, food, and plane engines other than that US supplied them with raw materials.
2020-08-05 16:52
#227
 | 
United States Frotha
Yeah, he might be right. Such a easy comment to make, not France didn’t help the US in the revolutionary war or anything
2020-08-05 21:57
mans totally forgets about Winston Churchill
2020-08-05 07:36
Oh wow thank you so much mr gunhead but u forget about 1 tiny fact america join this only for response after pearl Harbor after being a spactator and even with that most of work done ZSRR including capture of Berlin
2020-08-05 13:13
French lay down weapons at sight of enemy, they rush home to eat their baguettes and kiss their women who dont shave, sad lifestyle. Letting children chug wine legally as well, sad.
2020-08-06 11:27
Sad but true
2020-08-06 11:56
What about your independence? Where does it come from for the most part?
2020-08-05 14:28
Britain for the most part
2020-08-06 11:25
dont see how does that make sense
2020-08-06 17:16
We got our independence from the British. There was this war called the American Revolution, pick up a book
2020-08-06 20:18
Who helped you during this revolution? Who sent you monetary/military support to help you win the revolution? Who sent their country down the economic crisis hole after all of it? Pick up a book.
2020-08-06 21:43
did it for selfish reasons. Go eat a baguette you are grumpy
2020-08-10 22:33
Reason doesn't matter, we still did it, so I was right. Although you deliberately choose to deny it
2020-08-11 13:34
>baguette talking about american brain >mfw
2020-08-04 22:28
Bra71l
2020-08-04 22:50
Okay
2020-08-05 05:13
#126
 | 
United States Frotha
Classic French toxicity
2020-08-04 22:36
my username has been saying that for a long time B)
2020-08-05 02:42
#252
 | 
Indonesia zetaxalay
hahahaha i agree with you
2020-08-08 06:29
American brain: Rp Feynman, Einstein, Oppenheimer, Fermi, Weinberg, Hans bethe, Schwinger .......... but OK Frenchie
2020-08-05 06:23
#198
 | 
Russia win73ry
Do you realize that three of them are not even American?
2020-08-05 08:10
oops lol.. doesn't matter. America still has given this world some of the greatest brains unlike my Danish brain :(
2020-08-05 11:21
Remember america is country created by immigrants most of this names are Germany related and lot of german scientists get their amnesty for working for america.Thats how u build a country have a low educated group to be your work cows and smart people to milk them like a cows and teall everybody how great u are and best in world (puke)
2020-08-05 13:03
#228
 | 
United States Frotha
You know nothing, LMAO
2020-08-05 21:56
Ok i accept chellenge that i know nothing now link me at least 1 native american (true native american indian) that earn noble prize i will wait
2020-08-06 07:08
#240
 | 
United Kingdom Shahaan
Why would they kick adren? just kick stew and sign grim
2020-08-06 12:25
Is grim fat or not fat? Every picture I see make me confused.
2020-08-04 23:05
#152
 | 
Estonia babzkL
Use 16:9
2020-08-05 00:07
#192
 | 
Denmark pdxm
he lowkey looks like a grown minion to me xd
2020-08-05 06:39
#194
 | 
India $h!eld
gi grim just hope we could beat furia with this new addition
2020-08-05 07:33
#2
 | 
Finland Jack1CS
noob
2020-08-04 21:06
Yeah
2020-08-04 21:06
#4
 | 
Russia jogo_mogo
WOW
2020-08-04 21:07
Pog
2020-08-04 21:07
#6
NAF | 
Finland tpsa
welcome grim
2020-08-04 21:07
lmao
2020-08-04 21:07
#8
 | 
Asia idk_either
gl
2020-08-04 21:07
Ez top 1 Grim
2020-08-04 21:07
signing grim when adren is free agent...
2020-08-04 21:07
Bot adren
2020-08-04 21:08
Bot grim
2020-08-04 21:09
No
2020-08-04 21:17
yes
2020-08-04 21:23
True but still better than adren
2020-08-04 21:18
0/88888
2020-08-04 21:22
#62
ZOREE | 
Finland ossib
grim>>adren
2020-08-04 21:19
+1 AdreN goat
2020-08-04 21:22
+1 GOATren
2020-08-04 21:23
they already have one
2020-08-04 22:03
#122
 | 
Sweden fastflop
Adren left like 6 hours ago they probably signed grim yesterday so not possible
2020-08-04 22:27
grim>>>>>>>>>
2020-08-06 16:39
no lol
2020-08-04 21:07
About time
2020-08-04 21:07
min wage?
2020-08-04 21:07
what a surprise 'o'
2020-08-04 21:07
rip liquid
2020-08-04 21:07
#85
 | 
Georgia Xeeh
ez top 1 now
2020-08-04 21:30
#150
 | 
Kyrgyzstan Dambagar
R.I.P - Liquid
2020-08-04 23:37
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
2020-08-04 21:07
grim
2020-08-04 21:07
liquid top 1
2020-08-04 21:07
#19
 | 
Russia 29Shamil11
i wont cheer for liquid anymore since they replaced nitro
2020-08-04 21:07
ok bye
2020-08-04 21:07
Cool, good talk. Goodbye
2020-08-04 21:24
Who?
2020-08-04 21:07
who?
2020-08-04 21:07
#23
 | 
Macau Be_Happier
PogChamp
2020-08-04 21:07
Now -stewie +an actual IGL
2020-08-04 21:07
+1 fuck stew
2020-08-04 21:11
LUL, salty kids don't know what you're talking about.
2020-08-04 22:37
Stew and auti igled when c9 won a major tho he's not bad at it by any means
2020-08-05 18:10
Tarik Igled when they won the major??
2020-08-05 18:48
Fr? All I know is that stew igled for most of the time after n0thing left, auti switched with him sometimes when he got burned out, much more frequently before the major, tarik igled sometimes before they split.
2020-08-07 19:02
Pog
2020-08-04 21:08
2 baiters 1 team
2020-08-04 21:08
#27
 | 
Belarus ChecksOut
Unexpected
2020-08-04 21:08
#28
 | 
Poland Yomenik
ez
2020-08-04 21:08
Grim onliner
2020-08-04 21:08
Liquid dead team, grim onliner promise
2020-08-04 21:08
#32
 | 
France Carrotaboy
WoW
2020-08-04 21:08
#33
 | 
China HEIDASHUAi
Suprising news omg
2020-08-04 21:08
Hahahahahhahahah GG Liquid
2020-08-04 21:09
wow didnt expect that
2020-08-04 21:09
Welcome grim. i Hope you will preform good for the team since they have been doing worse online.
2020-08-04 21:09
Expected, i already knew that
2020-08-04 21:09
na zywoo
2020-08-04 21:10
+1
2020-08-05 04:16
rank up to top6
2020-08-04 21:10
It is a hard time to buy pc in Brazil bcs dollar is very expensive and hardware prices are high as fuck, but anyway i decided to buy a new pc: i3-9100f 8gb ram hyperx ddr4 2666 ssd 250gb 1tb hd rx 550 2gb Im playing cs go in 1024x768 4:3 stretched all low 250+ fps. Also i dont pretend to play AAA or high graphic games. r8 my pc
2020-08-04 21:10
#93
 | 
Canada razneK1789
7/10
2020-08-04 21:39
its ok for cs
2020-08-04 21:40
i could've bought same pc with rx 580 but now price is too high
2020-08-04 21:47
If you're being serious, you should've went with an AMD Ryzen 5 2600 or 3600 with 16GB DDR4 (2x8) and at least an RX 470 / 570.
2020-08-04 23:16
ryzen 2400g or 3400g = better performance, same graphical quality, way better for future upgrades.
2020-08-05 05:58
Just don't buy electronics now. The dollar went up and prices doubled, at the very least.
2020-08-05 18:18
#42
 | 
Sweden FL4XY
gl grim
2020-08-04 21:11
#44
 | 
Spain Pog_chaos
Pretends to be shocked
2020-08-04 21:11
GOOD LUCK GRIM! HOPE THEY GIVE U FREEDOM TO PLAY YOUR OWN GAME
2020-08-04 21:11
no one care
2020-08-04 21:12
Who asked?
2020-08-04 21:16
JacobSick954
2020-08-04 21:16
DONT BE MEAN TO JACOBSICK.
2020-08-04 22:32
because you are no one
2020-08-04 21:16
sjuush |
2020-08-04 21:17
LULQUID OMEGALUL
2020-08-04 21:14
lol
2020-08-04 21:14
GL
2020-08-04 21:15
so shocked
2020-08-04 21:16
I told that he would be in a good team when he was on Azio at 2017
2020-08-04 21:17
massive upgrade
2020-08-04 21:17
#59
 | 
Romania SkipLD
Glad for Grim and Liquid but sad for Triumph.
2020-08-04 21:17
Yeah NA needs more teams like Triumph to help boost the lower level pro scene more, but Grim was too good for that level
2020-08-04 22:30
But he's sticking around long enough to put Triumph in ESL. That doesn't seem right. Triumph doesn't belong in pro league without Grim.
2020-08-05 02:14
good luck grim but so sad for nitr0 i think nitr0 is still one of best igls at the world only they need some tactical changes role changes maybe
2020-08-04 21:19
>nitr0 is still one of best igls at the world Literally lol.
2020-08-04 21:21
ok boomer
2020-08-04 21:27
#226
 | 
United States Frotha
Haha +1
2020-08-05 20:12
0/8
2020-08-04 23:04
8/8
2020-08-04 23:21
Lol nitro best igl?? What a cringe bot
2020-08-05 06:28
Good pickup. Now just -Stewie2k +Good IGL and they are good.
2020-08-04 21:20
stew2k isnt problem
2020-08-04 21:28
He is part of the problem, yes. Hes the worst player on the team AND hes a garbage IGL.
2020-08-04 21:28
good luck to him!
2020-08-04 21:21
Breaking news
2020-08-04 21:22
the grimsters comming
2020-08-04 21:23
#76
Izzy | 
Turkey w0rthy
who
2020-08-04 21:24
#78
 | 
Colombia AlejoBuh
F liquid t2 team
2020-08-04 21:24
grats to grim
2020-08-04 21:24
DAMMNNNN
2020-08-04 21:32
WHOA. it's like the 5th thread of the same thing i never saw this coming crazy
2020-08-04 21:32
#88
 | 
Portugal joaosenra
Liquid becoming the new Faze clan only reuniting firepower insted of building a team, hope stewie2k doesnt choke as igl because even with 4 guys with insane aim if the team work and the callls arent there well no wins
2020-08-04 21:33
#89
 | 
Hungary Shiron212
gl
2020-08-04 21:34
is it just me or you all think hes like young gaben ? :D
2020-08-04 21:35
look at this face
2020-08-04 21:36
#92
 | 
Estonia RopzTop1
Good idea
2020-08-04 21:38
liquid top #1 now
2020-08-04 21:39
#96
 | 
Bulgaria goshyy
Liquid back to #1
2020-08-04 21:39
#99
God | 
Russia amc20
I hope this goes well
2020-08-04 21:41
gl
2020-08-04 21:49
Lmao Im waiting for thread "-grim" from people who saying that +grim is great Hltv bunch of hypocrites
2020-08-04 21:49
#106
 | 
Sweden slyde123
Hope this works out!
2020-08-04 21:54
Why not XEPPA or LEAF??? Aren't they better than Grim? ok
2020-08-04 21:54
Grim was preforming against the good teams in NA, like EG, Furia and whatever the other teams are I don't follow NA scene... Xeppa or Leaf for example only destroyed washed up tier 3 teams so far so they haven't really proven anything.
2020-08-04 22:11
Ok
2020-08-05 07:29
#108
 | 
Brazil hugoooo
If everyone plays at their max, this is the #1 lineup of the world
2020-08-04 21:55
#109
 | 
Europe Juuzou_
Unexpected
2020-08-04 21:58
#113
 | 
Brazil Elakk
Gl
2020-08-04 22:07
#115
 | 
United States ScanDull
Welcome and good luck grim! Honestly he was one of the biggest reasons Triumph had any success at all and this guy is damn good. I think he might honestly do a lot of good for the team, especially since he's not really being forced into any uncomfortable roles that he doesn't usually play from what I can tell.
2020-08-04 22:13
GL
2020-08-04 22:17
#118
 | 
Germany BIG2020
deserved for the GRIM reaper
2020-08-04 22:18
Deserved
2020-08-04 22:23
Finally t1 cs I am gay
2020-08-04 22:24
#121
 | 
Argentina ivanpb
unexpected
2020-08-04 22:25
google translate grim danish to english plox
2020-08-04 22:27
Lets go god grim lets make liquid better
2020-08-04 22:31
How many articles can be written about the exact same thing?
2020-08-04 22:33
GL
2020-08-04 22:40
#137
 | 
Philippines EDBX
Every NA FPL stream I see Grim is absolutely tearing it up. He deserves his chance at tier 1, can't wait to see how they perform.
2020-08-04 22:50
Ad han er grim
2020-08-04 22:55
Let's go baby
2020-08-04 22:59
gee i wonder what up and coming player triumph will sign now...kick spongey and just rebuild the team
2020-08-04 23:00
EZ4ENCE
2020-08-04 23:22
#146
 | 
Poland SebL
I'm sure that when Grim will get some experience he can be one of the best players in the world. Great signing by Liquid. I think Liquid should now remove Twistzz, I know he has been pretty ok, but if Liquid wants to move forward I think they can't make it with Twistzz. As for replacement, I would like them to take vanity, he looked pretty good recently, and he can be a supportive style of AWPer, so I think it would not be hard for him to fill the gaps left by Twistzz, and he would fix the lack of AWPer in the team.
2020-08-04 23:29
Twistzz is the most skilled player in na and the second best overall after elige btw
2020-08-05 01:27
#170
 | 
Poland SebL
If he is the most skilled player in NA, he needs to have a role that will unlock him, because in a support role he doesn't play well.
2020-08-05 01:49
disregard anything this guy says, for the last 3 months he's just posted some brainlet comments on fixing teams that are always so fucking stupid
2020-08-05 01:30
#171
 | 
Poland SebL
Because?
2020-08-05 01:50
0/8
2020-08-05 15:07
#229
 | 
Poland SebL
It's not a bait.
2020-08-06 01:42
brain injury is so sad random polish guy
2020-08-05 16:38
#230
 | 
Poland SebL
It's not brain injury. I think you have brain injury offending ppl which tells their opinions about the situation etc.
2020-08-06 01:43
#147
 | 
Brazil Vini007
Best of luck.
2020-08-04 23:31
#148
 | 
United Kingdom _xC4ctus
Grim onliner so ez for lulquit
2020-08-04 23:34
#151
 | 
Brazil 9Rain
n1
2020-08-04 23:46
welcome grim))
2020-08-05 00:25
Welcome
2020-08-05 00:36
The real GOAT
2020-08-05 00:56
İm going to be big fan
2020-08-05 01:08
Gl with stewie2k one of the most braindead players as igl
2020-08-05 01:25
#239
 | 
France soju_c
you are the kind of player who cry when a player push your smoke and kill you
2020-08-06 12:21
Only if hes stewie2k
2020-08-06 13:18
GL
2020-08-05 01:26
He is not bad at all.
2020-08-05 01:30
imagine -tarik +Grim
2020-08-05 01:37
-Stewie2k +nitr0
2020-08-05 01:52
#174
 | 
Brazil Capi___
GL
2020-08-05 02:14
gl grim
2020-08-05 02:35
#177
 | 
South Africa @FyreCS
Idk if this is the solution. Twistzz will play support role since Grim is retaining his roles and will probably clash with Elige’s roles. I don’t think it’s the solution.
2020-08-05 03:47
GL
2020-08-05 04:10
#181
 | 
Asia Blitzer
hltv.org/stats/players/13578/Grim 0.98 vs top 30 opponents (90 maps) and it gets worse 0.98 vs top 50 opponents (197 maps) this is a shitty move!
2020-08-05 04:42
Ever heard of evolving as a player
2020-08-05 05:18
#182
 | 
Indonesia Journeast
So, Stew as IGL? Let's see how it works!
2020-08-05 04:53
#186
 | 
Brazil Vitor_IS
very nais
2020-08-05 05:54
yaaaay finally
2020-08-05 05:54
He will be kicked so fast when the international matches start again. Farming stats against na bots is so ez
2020-08-05 06:19
#238
 | 
France soju_c
he did 120 kills against mibr idk what are you talking about
2020-08-06 12:20
but mibr is fucking terrible worse than eu mdl teams
2020-08-06 13:08
Good luck, hope liquid stops choking after this
2020-08-05 07:49
#197
 | 
Russia razorVJ
Like for nitr0
2020-08-05 08:02
liquid top1 now
2020-08-05 17:41
Grim Top 20
2020-08-05 18:48
#223
 | 
Sweden txshirx
Ripquid
2020-08-05 18:49
#224
 | 
Chile cristiaan
GL
2020-08-05 19:03
I guess you could say... Liquid's future's gonna be grim. *ba dum tss*
2020-08-05 20:10
They made steve from minecraft a real thing
2020-08-06 01:44
Insane
2020-08-06 13:22
grimzera pogzera
2020-08-06 21:45
yeye gl yung peter griffin
2020-08-07 14:26
gl grimgo
2020-08-07 19:39
Oh man, liquid is unstoppable now.
2020-08-08 07:21
yet another inexperienced kid getting signed because of nepotism
2020-08-09 00:35
this kid looks like gaben's childhood
2020-08-09 18:30
Next ZywOo
2020-08-09 19:39
Login or register to add your comment to the discussion.