Liquid release 'The story of nitr0: Return of NA's captain'

Nick "⁠nitr0⁠" Cannella headlines a mini-documentary which dives into the veteran's Counter-Strike story and his recent return to the game.

Liquid have released the first episode of 'Liquid Legends,' a video series in which the North American organization shines the spotlight on some of their staple players and dives into their esports story.

The first member to feature in the series is nitr0, who has spent nearly six years under the Liquid banner across two stints and became of the most accomplished North American players while part of the organization.

With the help of insight from people such as Liquid's General Manager Steve "⁠jokasteve⁠" Perino, nitr0's wife, Harper Cannella, and nitr0 himself, the mini-documentary reflects back on the time when nitr0 first joined Liquid in 2015 to form its first-ever CS:GO roster and dives into his growth inside and outside of the organization from that point on.

The video delves into the veteran's evolution into an in-game leader in his early years, the 2019 run during which Liquid won the Intel Grand Slam and became the world's best team, as well as his motivations behind the move to VALORANT and eventual return to Counter-Strike earlier this year.

You can watch 'The story of nitr0: Return of NA's captain' below:

United States Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Nick 'nitr0' Cannella
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.00
Maps played:
1408
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.66
United States Steve 'jokasteve' Perino
Steve 'jokasteve' Perino
Age:
31
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.00
Maps played:
0
KPR:
0.00
DPR:
0.00
#1
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North America minte
EZ FOR NICHOLAS "NITR0" CANNELLA
2022-09-09 22:20
Overrated IMO
2022-09-09 22:20
19 replies
Respect Captain America
2022-09-09 22:21
UNDERRATED
2022-09-09 22:22
underrated*
2022-09-09 22:28
this is the same type of person that types "GIGACHAD HooXi" after another map with below 30 adr.
2022-09-09 23:17
2 replies
#99
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United States AmariLiu
lol
2022-09-10 06:54
True lmao
2022-09-10 07:17
He is underrated. He is a winner of a grand slam yet people put him below Aleksib and Nexa for his in game leading.
2022-09-09 23:45
5 replies
Mostly due to skill though, they were never tactically good.
2022-09-10 13:22
4 replies
And yet, the "tactical genius" failed to get anywhere close to him even with big firepower.
2022-09-10 13:23
3 replies
What big firepower?
2022-09-11 12:30
2 replies
niko hunter m0nesy lol?
2022-09-12 07:41
1 reply
Oh I thought you meant glaive. g2 igls have all been bad.
2022-09-12 11:58
In terms of awping and other mechanics hes not great, but he's one of Na's greatest igls there's no denying that. I don't think hes overrated.
2022-09-10 03:08
I mean honestly, who can say that he is even remotely overrated? He never really receives the spotlight nor credit
2022-09-10 03:12
Youre referring to glaive i guess.
2022-09-10 03:57
1 reply
#90
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Brazil Mandarjn
sry but gla1vinha is a goat igl
2022-09-10 04:12
Underrated* Like for real, he was one of the players that wanted to show off his skills but overtime he comitted to the team, taking roles he didn't want (like IGL'ing without much experience and even AWPing) and thanks to that he was part of a team winner of a Grand Slam.
2022-09-10 05:01
1 reply
#121
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Turkey Joper
+1
2022-09-10 16:12
#125
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Canada Hayaaa
So is your crybaby bitch boy device lmfao.
2022-09-10 16:44
xddd
2022-09-09 22:20
#4
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Faroe Islands Antonijs
the return of the most below average player ever
2022-09-09 22:20
#5
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Slovakia xaboff
W
2022-09-09 22:20
#6
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France Alyta
Junior better
2022-09-09 22:20
1 reply
junior awper and same impact as riffler igl.
2022-09-09 22:22
#7
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Russia lpz126
Cringe
2022-09-09 22:20
1 reply
#44
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Australia KARMAAAYT
Agree, was hoping the title of the story was "Liquid release Nick 'nitr0' Cannella", give him option to explore other opportunities.
2022-09-09 22:52
pog
2022-09-09 22:20
#10
NAF | 
India FosFate
W
2022-09-09 22:21
Honest question, how come this makes hltv front page? Do Liquid pay for it?
2022-09-09 22:21
20 replies
#16
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Slovakia nvrn06
the most important its the message behind it at time 10:08 (valulrat sucks)
2022-09-09 22:23
1 reply
so true, valorant is so hard to enjoy watching
2022-09-09 22:26
probably
2022-09-09 22:25
I mean... He's a North American legend
2022-09-09 22:25
7 replies
+1 mfs dont realize how long this dude been in the game
2022-09-09 22:28
5 replies
5.5 years?
2022-09-09 23:37
2 replies
Huh? 2014 he was on IBP
2022-09-10 11:52
1 reply
damn my bad hes been playing since 2013 even then that's only 7.5 years since he was gone from 2020 to 2022
2022-09-10 15:39
#57
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Czech Republic Evis1337
A lot of t1 players are playing for much longer. What do you even mean
2022-09-09 23:40
1 reply
but not alot of NA pros have been here this long.
2022-09-09 23:47
++1
2022-09-09 22:43
#22
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North America minte
It's a multi-part documentary of Liquid's most notable players and their history, so it's probably on the front page more because of its magnitude. I don't think Striker would write an article about it if he was paid to, probably just because not a lot of orgs do this kind of thing anymore (FaZe is the only one that comes to mind)
2022-09-09 22:27
8 replies
Understandable, agreed with and thanked
2022-09-09 22:29
7 replies
Pretty much spot on by minte - it's just a well-produced video about one of the most storied players in the game, which we feel like people want to see. We have posted in the past about similar projects and it has nothing to do with a partnership or sponsorship :)
2022-09-09 22:33
6 replies
#38
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North America minte
Much love Striker <333 Happy to see good CS content showcased in any regard
2022-09-09 22:41
Big respect for this, love what you're doing for the scene
2022-09-09 22:44
W
2022-09-09 23:19
+1
2022-09-09 23:37
ty for putting light on our scene striker
2022-09-10 03:18
thanks for the video, its very nice
2022-09-10 09:14
#14
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Brazil AWFenrir
It will be funny if he's benched until the end of the year.
2022-09-09 22:23
#15
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Switzerland Kekzus
Cant see it….
2022-09-09 22:23
nice more documentaries
2022-09-09 22:24
mid player but deserves respect tho
2022-09-09 22:27
12 replies
of course hes a mid player, hes an igl
2022-09-09 22:29
11 replies
gla1ve has never been a mid player
2022-09-09 22:31
10 replies
hes been mid ever since "og astralis" broke up
2022-09-09 22:58
8 replies
astralis is the fifth best team in the world with farlig and xyp9x, you can only do so much when you're working with inferior talent.
2022-09-09 23:00
7 replies
thats hardly gla1ves work my guy. without blameF carrying astralis basically every event, they would dance with complexity and renegades in t2 right now.
2022-09-10 00:07
6 replies
apart from gla1ve and blamef the team's been an absolute shit show, again gla1ve can only do so much with what he has and gettin to top 5 is massive W. if astralis were to get es3tag and device the team is winning another major no cap
2022-09-10 00:10
5 replies
ah thats how it is, you are one of those guys that still cant get over it that dev1ce is retired.. and es3tag is hardly t1, that would make astralis even worse
2022-09-10 01:13
4 replies
es3tag is a pretty good player overall tbf. definitely NOT an AWPer though, that's for sure
2022-09-10 17:35
3 replies
ye, i meant as awper, as a rifler he´s pretty solid, no doubt from my side
2022-09-10 17:36
2 replies
agreed. i think #70 ment es3tag as rifler
2022-09-10 17:39
1 reply
probably but who would he replace if he were to go to astralis? either konfig or xyp because replacing blameF would make no sense
2022-09-10 20:14
apart from 2018, yes he has
2022-09-09 23:06
I like Nitro but this is cringe
2022-09-09 22:33
#30
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Finland AliSabid
pog
2022-09-09 22:35
Liquid vlogs are best out of any cs team but this isnt a vlog so I wont watch
2022-09-09 22:35
Dude I read "Liquid release nitr0" at first
2022-09-09 22:36
1 reply
same
2022-09-09 22:58
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo
2022-09-09 22:37
almost as bad as Hooxi.
2022-09-09 22:39
#36
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Chile 1cristiaan
MY CAPTAIN AMERICA
2022-09-09 22:40
#42
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Switzerland Ice_Irion
return of cap america
2022-09-09 22:46
You mean YEKINDAR - a young fella that transformed the whole team brought them to top 3 in a matter of weeks?
2022-09-09 22:51
5 replies
They needed the extra firepower to carry deadweight Nitro.
2022-09-09 23:59
I hope TL gives credit to GODkindar in their vlogs.
2022-09-10 06:41
All the Teams always need one piece, doesn't mean he's the only good one in the team. Navi got B1t and started winning, faze got ropz and started winning. Now, hopefully liquid will start winning after Yekindar joins liquid (if hasn't been signed already)
2022-09-10 07:34
2 replies
Yekindar impact seems greater than that of b1t or ropz. He literally changed their CS and work ethic.
2022-09-10 16:25
1 reply
He just made them more familiar with the current meta not "change their CS". Stop exaggerating it lmao. And liquid hasn't even won anything, how come his impact is greater than b1t or ropz.
2022-09-10 16:41
#49
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United States cr4zy_m3
MY IGL
2022-09-09 23:08
1 reply
#122
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Turkey Joper
me too
2022-09-10 16:13
CHAD
2022-09-09 23:08
Respect for returning to CS:GO and still looking like a decent T1 IGL
2022-09-09 23:14
MY CAPTAIN KKona
2022-09-09 23:41
Good piece of content, I wish more teams would do videos like this.
2022-09-09 23:44
The runtime being 13:37...
2022-09-09 23:57
He’ll be gone by the end of the year.
2022-09-09 23:58
I miss the energy that Stewie2k brought though. It was a good roster change but I wish they would have more energy and get louder.
2022-09-09 23:59
Nice
2022-09-10 00:18
so many losers ignorantly hating on na's best igl ever, hltv never changes :(
2022-09-10 00:43
1 reply
They hated on me boy JDM as well. Don't take the troll comments seriously.
2022-09-10 03:09
LEGEND
2022-09-10 01:11
#87
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India slavloli
Orgs should launch similar content for all players Adds character to the team and makes matches fun to watch Remeber that major when we got to see family interviews of so many players? Bestest content.
2022-09-10 03:30
1 reply
yeah that was really sick +1
2022-09-10 09:16
MY KING, MY SAVIOUR OHHH ALL HAIL THE CHOSEN ONE 👑
2022-09-10 03:55
Ok someone please explain to me the reasoning for orgs to make separate yt channels for each of their games. Every single video after orgs have split up their channels (with the exception of kiiinda g2) has had at least 600% drop of views for every single video. Good video tho i like
2022-09-10 04:17
4 replies
Maybe to sell better their game genre. Every game have their own priority by sponsorships. I would assume.
2022-09-10 05:10
2022-09-10 06:26
#126
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United States Topher
I mean I don’t give a shit about liquids other teams so having one channel for cs means I don’t have other stuff in my sub box
2022-09-10 17:08
it means u can get notification vids for cs vids only. i truly don't give a fuck about liquid's lol team which they advertise more than any other team
2022-09-12 07:53
The real Captain America is n0thing
2022-09-10 04:32
1 reply
#105
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North Macedonia MungosE
+1
2022-09-10 09:29
at first I saw liquid release nitr0 at my first glance.I was like wtf?
2022-09-10 05:11
OMG THIS IS AMAZING !!!
2022-09-10 06:51
people forget how crisp was nitr0's mechanical skills during the IGS period a pro player(dupreeh iirc) shot him from his back on top mid mirage (whiffed first few bullets) then nitr0 flicked and insta-hs him
2022-09-10 09:57
1 reply
Your point is valid and I agree he was crisp, but the example you put occurs everyday in fpl, multiple times
2022-09-10 11:54
Really nice movie!! NA Goat
2022-09-10 10:36
1 reply
2022-09-10 11:54
Tarik true NA captain
2022-09-10 11:52
1 reply
thats fair. Nitro is the captain of america, while Tarik is the captain of north america.
2022-09-10 15:45
Tarik = Content King
2022-09-10 13:08
Hes a BOT!
2022-09-10 14:46
common liquid W
2022-09-10 15:25
Deserved
2022-09-10 15:31
#131
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North America Korama
I read the first part "Liquid release" and my heart stopped for a second lmfao, I thought they were releasing a player
2022-09-10 21:44
fck this clickbait. i am almost dying
2022-09-11 13:43
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