Liquid confirm YEKINDAR for BLAST Premier Fall Groups
The Latvian star still has yet to sign for Liquid permanently, but he will play his second event with the team.
The 22-year-old Latvian will make his second appearance with the team following an impressive debut that saw the North American side reach the quarter-finals of IEM Cologne in July, making their highest big-event placing since they underwent core changes at the beginning of the year.
The organization and the players have made no secret of their plans to pursue signing YEKINDAR permanently, repeatedly praising the ever-aggressive rifler while in Cologne for having a big voice on the team already and for his contributions to the team's improvement.
However, so far there has been no news of a permanent deal having been struck between Liquid and Virtus.pro, where YEKINDAR is currently listed for transfer following his exit from the Russian-based team in late May.
The Latvian star has nonetheless been allowed to step in for Liquid once more at BLAST, which will be the first tier-one event following the summer tournament break, taking place from August 19-28.
In the first stage of the event, Nick "nitr0" Cannella and company have been placed in Group B alongside G2, Natus Vincere, and Complexity. Liquid will first face off against the new-look G2 squad, who are reportedly bringing in Justin "jks" Savage and Rasmus "HooXi" Nielsen, on August 20.