nitr0's Liquid return "close to a done deal" - Report
nitr0's return to Counter-Strike and Liquid is "close to a done deal," 1pv.fr reports, following up on information initially brought to light by Upcomer. The 26-year-old, who won nine international LANs and represented the organization for five years, is set to become a key piece of Liquid's new lineup which will be built around Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski.
Regarding Liquid's current lineup, none of Keith "NAF" Markovic, Michael "Grim" Wince, Jake "Stewie2K" Yip, and Gabriel "FalleN" Toledo are likely to remain a part of the organization, with the latter two already reported to be evaluating their options by Rush B.
Forming Liquid's new team alongside EliGE and nitr0 should be shox, who has been strongly linked to Liquid and is expected to join the team after officially parting ways with Vitality at the end of the year. This has also been reported by 1pv.fr, who broke the original story of the French team signing the former Astralis trio.
The fourth player rumored to be of interest to Liquid is FURIA's VINI, according to Globo, who reported that the 22-year-old could be exiting the Brazilian organization after a four-year tenure. To round out the roster, Liquid are reportedly looking to sign an AWPer.
Should all the reported possibilities come to fruition, Liquid's 2022 roster would include the following quartet: