Liquid part ways with moses
The 34-year-old leaves the team two weeks before the first RMR tournament of the year in North America.
Jason "moses" O'Toole is no longer the head coach of Liquid, the North American organisation said on Monday. The former caster and analyst steps down from the role nine months into his tenure after a run of underwhelming results during the team's most recent stay in Europe.
moses replaced Eric "adreN" Hoag as Liquid's head coach in August 2020, stepping away from his broadcast work to embrace a coaching career. His arrival came during a transitional period for the team, who had just lost in-game leader Nick "nitr0" Cannella and brought in Michael "Grim" Wince from Triumph.
Liquid continued to blow hot and cold, though they ended the year on a high note as they finished runners-up to Astralis in the IEM Global Challenge - Russel "Twistzz" Van Dulken's final event with the team. Just two weeks into the new year, the North American organisation signed two-time Major winner Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo from MIBR to fill the vacant position on the roster.
With the Brazilian taking over as in-game leader in February, the team found a well-timed burst of form right before IEM Katowice, in which they managed to reach the semi-finals, but then results took a turn for the worse. Liquid crashed out of ESL Pro League 13 in 9th-12th place and were upset by Dignitas in the first round of the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown.
Liquid are yet to announce who will be coaching the team in their next tournament, the cs_summit 8 Regional Major Ranking (RMR) tournament, scheduled for May 20-30. moses has not commented on his departure from the team or his future plans.