adreN poised for Liquid return - Report

After spending the past year playing in ESEA Premier, Eric "⁠adreN⁠" Hoag will reunite with Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski and company on Liquid.

adreN is set to return to Liquid as the team's head coach, sources with knowledge of the situation have told HLTV.org. The 31-year-old will fill the spot left vacant following the release of Jason "⁠moses⁠" O'Toole, reprising his role as head coach after being replaced by the former commentator in August 2020.

With adreN, the Liquid roster - which, at the time, still had Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella - attained the No.1 spot in the world rankings for a period of three months, peaking in mid-2019 as they secured tournament victories at six consecutive Big Events and won the Intel Grand Slam Season 2 prize in a record-setting 63 days.

adreN is set to return to Liquid as their head coach

The team's results took a downturn in the following year as the online era got underway, leading to a flurry of changes as nitr0 stepped down from the lineup and was replaced by Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince, and moses was brought to succeed adreN,

The team were unable to return to their previous world-beating form, and made further changes to their roster in January 2021, replacing Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken with Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo. Still, lacklustre results continue to plague the team as they recently exited the BLAST Premier Spring Showdown following an 0-2 defeat to Dignitas, and were also eliminated in the first round of ESL Pro League Season 13 playoffs following a narrow loss to G2.

adreN, who has spent the past year streaming his matches in ESEA Premier with Mythic, will hope to help Liquid return to their previous level, with his first appearance back under the team's banner expected to be in the upcoming North American Regional Major Ranking (RMR) event, cs_summit 8, which will run from May 20-30.

If the move is confirmed, Liquid would have the following lineup:

United States Jonathan "⁠EliGE⁠" Jablonowski
Canada Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic
United States Jake "⁠Stewie2K⁠" Yip
United States Michael "⁠Grim⁠" Wince
Brazil Gabriel "⁠FalleN⁠" Toledo

United States Eric "⁠adreN⁠" Hoag (coach)

United States Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Jonathan 'EliGE' Jablonowski
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1438
KPR:
0.76
DPR:
0.68
United States Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Jason 'moses' O'Toole
Age:
34
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.93
Maps played:
18
KPR:
0.64
DPR:
0.71
Brazil Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Gabriel 'FalleN' Toledo
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
1392
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.60
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
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
1399
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.63
United States Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Eric 'adreN' Hoag
Age:
31
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
697
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.65
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
21
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
1176
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.62
United States Michael 'Grim' Wince
Michael 'Grim' Wince
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
718
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
United States Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Jake 'Stewie2K' Yip
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
1374
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.68
interesting...
2021-05-03 23:39
10 replies
idk if they're past their tilting/attitude problem yet, they looked incredibly tilted vs dignitas when they lost
2021-05-04 00:21
8 replies
terrible move
2021-05-04 00:26
5 replies
Coaching while fallen is the igl is like moving s1mple hands to help with his aim
2021-05-04 00:58
4 replies
lol I like this
2021-05-04 04:04
Good analogy
2021-05-04 06:22
That's stupid. Think about how bad mibr was when they had (brain) dead, a coach who was cheating, and seemingly just there because it meant fallen could have full control. Now they're adding adren, who appears from the outside to be a definitive yes man. So fallen is going in for the coup, can't wait for him to degenerate liquid to the mibr levels.
2021-05-04 08:55
1 reply
adreN is long time associated with liquid, doubt Liquid players would Just let Fallen boss around even if fallen tried to boss around, idk much about adreN so i wont go further in
2021-05-04 11:37
#104
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Germany Droidd
I never saw elige get tilted until adreN left
2021-05-04 01:42
1 reply
true they had very good form with adreN i know he's a living meme "decoy awp" and such but he's got solid fundamentals and seemingly a good mentoring chemistry with the boys
2021-05-04 04:26
#88
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Canada ksuD
hopefully this can help them catapult into winning the rmr event and iem cologne!!
2021-05-04 00:28
#2
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Denmark NT_
gl liquid!
2021-05-03 23:39
Pog
2021-05-03 23:39
xd
2021-05-03 23:39
#5
NAF | 
Finland tpsa
Pog! When Twistzz and nitr0 come back to save NA CS
2021-05-03 23:41
Lmao
2021-05-03 23:39
Lulw
2021-05-03 23:39
wtfff
2021-05-03 23:39
no
2021-05-03 23:39
ah the classic -adren +adren
2021-05-03 23:39
2 replies
#114
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Russia Voldarck
Alga Adren
2021-05-04 02:12
-ChrisJ+ChrisJ
2021-05-04 09:03
KKK
2021-05-03 23:39
#14
ropz | 
India icle
LMAO
2021-05-03 23:39
#17
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Asia Drag0nJ
ahahahahahaha
2021-05-03 23:40
LOL
2021-05-03 23:40
Ez4adren
2021-05-03 23:40
wtffffffffffffffffffffffffffff ayoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
2021-05-03 23:40
#21
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United Kingdom Tnk11
nice, good to see him back
2021-05-03 23:40
adren tryin to run it back
2021-05-03 23:40
1 reply
hopefully
2021-05-04 11:04
lol why
2021-05-03 23:41
WHY?
2021-05-03 23:41
#27
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United States hellokappa
LETS GO GOD ADREN! !
2021-05-03 23:41
Now kick Fallen and bring nitr0
2021-05-03 23:41
1 reply
Lul nitro forgot how to spray by now and raging when he can't use skills
2021-05-04 01:40
#29
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United States joke_cs
WELCOME BACK ADREN
2021-05-03 23:41
#30
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Czech Republic fnx_legend
nice one, yeeeeeees,
2021-05-03 23:41
trash to trash
2021-05-03 23:41
1 reply
name checks out
2021-05-04 12:01
#32
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Czech Republic fnx_legend
moses you suck
2021-05-03 23:41
#33
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Denmark Vespurr
I CALLED IT!!! Now -Grim +Twistzz -Fallen +nitr0
2021-05-03 23:42
16 replies
nitr0 making the bag in the clothing brand now sorry
2021-05-03 23:43
1 reply
Hoodie org 🤢🤢🤢
2021-05-04 16:44
#44
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Brazil gosttavoo
fallen is better than nitr0 +twistzz and they will be top 1 again
2021-05-03 23:44
10 replies
Yeah... maybe better at stealing paychecks and losing too dignitas Nitr0 >>> F0llen
2021-05-04 00:40
9 replies
#100
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Brazil gosttavoo
or maybe beating navi and VP xD "two faced toledo">>>>>valorant pro
2021-05-04 01:01
8 replies
What has fallen won with liquid? Compare to Nitro
2021-05-04 01:28
7 replies
does nitro have at least one major?
2021-05-04 01:46
#118
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Brazil gosttavoo
how much time nitr0 need to win something relevant with liquid? 3 years? how long fallen is on the team? like 4 months?
2021-05-04 02:47
2 replies
Bro do you seriously think fallen’s going to improve at 32??
2021-05-04 03:08
1 reply
#122
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Brazil gosttavoo
I think fallen has the experience and the capacity to make this liquid roster great again (kekw) especially with a real coach on his side
2021-05-04 03:11
nitr0? 0 major?
2021-05-04 06:30
1 reply
Typical BR living 5 years in the past
2021-05-04 13:02
Fallen has been here for 3-4 months and nitr0 has been in Liquid for 5+ years, so you can't compare that
2021-05-04 11:05
#49
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United States 3manu3l
+1
2021-05-03 23:44
+1 and +lan too and neverending era inc
2021-05-04 02:05
nitr0 kklllllkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
2021-05-04 06:28
POGGG
2021-05-03 23:42
#35
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Brazil d00kzera
Bush did 9/11
2021-05-03 23:42
4 replies
2Faced was behind every big conspiracy nt
2021-05-03 23:43
#46
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United States 3manu3l
rip banned week
2021-05-03 23:44
#56
El1an | 
Hong Kong LonT
Wow
2021-05-03 23:46
#75
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Portugal Troll_JuJu
HAHAHAAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAA
2021-05-04 00:10
POG
2021-05-03 23:42
#38
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North America drac0z
twistzz and nitr0 not coming back tho PepeHands
2021-05-03 23:43
why....
2021-05-03 23:43
#40
ropz | 
Argentina jqn
nice
2021-05-03 23:43
adreN is kinda Blad3
2021-05-03 23:43
2 replies
Nah if anything moses=b1ad3
2021-05-04 06:52
1 reply
=YNK
2021-05-04 09:05
#42
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United States 3manu3l
Pagman
2021-05-03 23:43
#45
daps | 
Canada JC_123
time to steal more paycheques lole
2021-05-03 23:44
time to win 6 tournaments in a row and bomb out of the major
2021-05-03 23:44
4 replies
#79
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Netherlands GeNer8
6 tournaments in a row. sounds like a deal
2021-05-04 00:14
1 reply
+1
2021-05-04 06:30
#142
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United States Holdini
The 6th event would be the major 😯
2021-05-04 06:40
At this point, winning 6 tournaments in a row would be damn near saving NA CS
2021-05-04 17:41
RIP O PLANO
2021-05-03 23:45
better than moses atleast
2021-05-03 23:45
#53
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United States thvAD
ok
2021-05-03 23:45
#54
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United States bennjayx6
legendary drain member shit mannn
2021-05-03 23:46
unexpected, i'd say but i hope for the best, the liquid era was pog
2021-05-03 23:46
moses back to casting pls
2021-05-03 23:47
POG, NOW BRING BACK NITR0 PLZ
2021-05-03 23:48
KEKW
2021-05-03 23:48
#61
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Poland Kycek223
top #1 hltv is coming
2021-05-03 23:48
Wtf again
2021-05-03 23:48
SmithZz > adreN
2021-05-03 23:50
Rip mythic ☹️
2021-05-03 23:51
1 reply
+1. First Keiti and now Adren
2021-05-03 23:54
WTF WHO POISONED HIM ☹️????????????
2021-05-03 23:52
1 reply
Poizon from col
2021-05-03 23:58
Rip mythic
2021-05-03 23:53
RIP k23...
2021-05-03 23:57
$4750 decoy is back
2021-05-04 00:03
#74
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Indonesia DioBrando
I hope liquid get elmapuddy as analyst
2021-05-04 00:10
When liquid needed a hype man, they got moses to help them keep a positive attitude. Now that the roster seems in a better mood with fallen and the absence of grumpy twistzz, they dont need that hype man behinf them, but a tactical coach. What people didnt liked about adren was that he just stood behind them in tournaments and rarely said a word during pauses. Adren is not the guy who' going to hype you up. He's the cerebral type who will analyse the situation and come back to you later with a solution. He has enough experience into the game as a professionnal player, teacher, igl and coach to inspire liquid with new ideas. Its a good move.
2021-05-04 00:10
7 replies
interesting pov, hope liquid bounce back
2021-05-04 00:38
#92
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Finland Anslebus
Was Twistzz a grumpy man? I really don't recall any comments of that sort, but i might be wrong. Since nitr0 left shortly before adreN and after that (according to Twistzz) there was a role clash with Grim, and that led to Twistzz's leave initially. All in all, i'm glad to see adreN coaching Liquid again, he sure has a talent for coaching.
2021-05-04 00:40
3 replies
#96
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Italy MulaManca
I think he was a very emotional player. Amazing to play with when you’re winning but unbearable when in a slump
2021-05-04 00:49
2 replies
#128
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Ukraine ksay
stewie is like the same thing multiplied by 10
2021-05-04 04:17
1 reply
#148
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Italy MulaManca
For sure
2021-05-04 07:32
#123
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Australia csRIOTgo
don't they have an analyst helping Moses with the tactical side of things?
2021-05-04 03:32
1 reply
Yes, he helps find the plays, but if you watch their vlogs, he's pretty much very quiet and shy. They need someone in the middle and adren fits right in.
2021-05-04 08:53
pog?
2021-05-04 00:11
why fire him in the first place...?
2021-05-04 00:12
1 reply
#160
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Japan ang9r5193
he stepped down i think
2021-05-04 10:45
#80
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United States BombTaco
not a lot of good coaches, maybe adreN will have a better vision for the team
2021-05-04 00:14
what? lmao. dude just sits quietly behind the players, not even using timeouts.
2021-05-04 00:15
1 reply
Exclusive cheerleader mens
2021-05-04 01:42
-adren +adren top2 strat after -chrisj +chrisj
2021-05-04 00:15
#83
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United States BuckSoxely
Let's gooooo! Liked moses but I was sad when Adren dipped
2021-05-04 00:18
#84
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China HEIDASHUAi
Good move for Liquid
2021-05-04 00:20
Good move, adren is very good at analyzing games
2021-05-04 00:26
#89
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Sweden Nappev
Emotional hype coach vs analytical tactical one. I think this will be very good.
2021-05-04 00:30
#93
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Poland kad_xqd13
adreN is prolly top 4 coach in the world after zonic, hunden and threat. Good choice.
2021-05-04 00:42
Expected, FalleN is known to clash with coaches. AdreN is a more strategic coach so maybe he will work better with FalleN.
2021-05-04 00:45
1 reply
#106
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Germany Droidd
+1 also i never saw elige rage once while adreN was coaching
2021-05-04 01:43
Good news!
2021-05-04 00:48
AdreN may have not been the best when it came to frags, but the dude has a brilliant tactical mind. I remember liquid having some good runs with him as coach, so hopefully they’ll fix some of these tactical/attitude issues that have been plaguing them for awhile. Also, -Grim and -Stewie if he can’t get his shit together under AdreN.
2021-05-04 00:49
#98
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Italy MulaManca
Nice
2021-05-04 00:49
#105
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Germany Droidd
MAH BOY IS BACK
2021-05-04 01:42
Wtf I thought it said ‘poisoned’ at first Blame my English but nice
2021-05-04 01:44
Nice!
2021-05-04 01:45
#110
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Japan ang9r5193
GOOD MOVE
2021-05-04 01:48
never shouldve left legit the only good tactical coach in na, and thats the one thing liquid needed
2021-05-04 02:03
#115
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North America 007DBR9
no more mythic adren sadddd
2021-05-04 02:16
#116
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Canada AyyyJayyy
REVOLVING DOOR LIQUID YAY!
2021-05-04 02:36
#117
NAF | 
Indonesia Captha
LES GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2021-05-04 02:44
botdreN with Stewie again
2021-05-04 02:50
I guess?
2021-05-04 03:03
EZ grand slam run part 2 electric boogaloo
2021-05-04 03:50
adren > moses
2021-05-04 04:01
#130
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Chile cristiaan
wow
2021-05-04 04:51
Useless fake coach! What can he teach? How to suck in NA MDL mix?
2021-05-04 04:53
#132
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Taiwan SCVready
adreN is a good coach
2021-05-04 04:55
Horrible choice, there are good coaches like Elmapuddy available.
2021-05-04 04:57
2 replies
adreN>>>>>>>>>>>Elmapuddy
2021-05-04 06:34
1 reply
He had the best lineup in the world, had a good run for 6 months but as soon as teams counter stratted them he wasn't able to come up with anything new. Look at how many times zonic has reinvented Astralis, adren was seemingly incapable of doing this. He has no place in tier 1 CS as a coach, Liquid will fall back into obscurity again.
2021-05-04 22:26
Lets goooo It gonna work this time longer since nitro is no more in the team
2021-05-04 06:24
Nice
2021-05-04 06:38
finally a good coach ynk henry moses stick to casting lul
2021-05-04 06:47
I think it goes to show that when you don't appreciate what you have, you're gonna miss it when it's gone. They realized after having bot Moses as to how useless it is and how much of an impact adreN had on their team. Also this buys Stewie some time on the team. But if this flops, then he's next on chopping block.
2021-05-04 07:04
-grim +twistzz, 5/6 old roster is back, easy major, but Russ won't come
2021-05-04 07:11
Elmapuddy deserves a good chance without team disbanding in 2 months. Can hire him as an assistant coach.
2021-05-04 08:24
why I perdicted moses probably won't succeed but this is not an upgrade
2021-05-04 08:24
#154
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Finland JmNn1
adren left k23 for this?
2021-05-04 08:55
XAXAXAXAXAXAXAXX
2021-05-04 09:05
#158
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Sweden suriel666
lol
2021-05-04 09:08
Welcome back to T3 lulquid ur 4-game honeymoon that kept u in top 10 for waaaaaaay too long is luckily over
2021-05-04 10:48
6 replies
Like ence ??
2021-05-04 13:25
5 replies
finnish cs >>> canadian cs wdyw?
2021-05-04 13:26
4 replies
Definitely. So you have to agreed that ence was a bit overrated. Ence is tier 2 and liquid too.
2021-05-04 13:37
3 replies
ence isnt tier 2 ence is tier 3-4 atm hahhahahaha
2021-05-04 13:48
2 replies
I just saw the result against epg family. Wtf is going on ?
2021-05-04 13:51
1 reply
inconsistency is happening some players played like solid t1 a few weeks ago and now like absolute bots
2021-05-04 14:15
Kazakhstan pride
2021-05-04 11:36
lul
2021-05-04 12:29
#170
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Canada sexic
322 teacher xd
2021-05-04 13:09
lmao
2021-05-04 13:18
lets go !!!!
2021-05-04 13:28
#180
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Denmark twinseN
Nice TL :)
2021-05-04 16:45
#181
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United Kingdom Sh6dez
Can't wait, lfgggg
2021-05-04 16:59
Good news for TL, moses is a bot and knows like 1000% less about the game than adreN. Moses is a fucking caster, why did liquid hire him in the first place ffs......
2021-05-04 17:30
god please don't
2021-05-04 17:31
#184
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Europe elefiveS
good. he has much more knowledge than moses
2021-05-04 17:32
If that's true I feel like it's a great move, I feel like he really knows how to unlock full potential of Liquid, he can be one of the best coaches for sure with the knowledge he has, good change for Liquid.
2021-05-04 22:12
expected
2021-05-09 21:26
yea replace bad coach with another bad coach gl
2021-05-09 21:28
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