Liquid part ways with daps

The Canadian tactician is out of Liquid after 17 months.

daps is the latest on the Liquid chopping block

Liquid have announced the departure Damian "⁠daps⁠" Steele from the organization, confirming an earlier report by Dust2.us. His replacement has not yet been announced, but the team's reigns are expected to be taken over by Wilton "⁠zews⁠" Prado.

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daps' departure comes amid a restructuring process for Liquid, during which they also waved goodbye to Robert "⁠Patsi⁠" Isyanov and moved Aleks "⁠Rainwaker⁠" Petrov to the bench. Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm has also been linked with a move to NRG as the organization looks to return to Counter-Strike in the near future.

Reports suggest that the North American organization is in the process of signing Felipe "⁠skullz⁠" Medeiros, Casper "⁠cadiaN⁠" Møller, and Russel "⁠Twistzz⁠" Van Dulken, with only Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic and Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis reportedly set to remain on the roster.

daps joined the team in June of 2022 and oversaw a successful period at the end of his first year after the signing of YEKINDAR bolstered the North American squad.

Results dried up during the end of daps' tenure as the team transitioned to a European lineup led by YEKINDAR, but a lack of success ultimately led Liquid into another rebuild.

As of now, Liquid are:

Canada Keith "⁠NAF⁠" Markovic
United States Josh "⁠oSee⁠" Ohm
Latvia Mareks "⁠YEKINDAR⁠" Gaļinskis

Bulgaria Aleks "⁠Rainwaker⁠" Petrov (benched)

United States Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Josh 'oSee' Ohm
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1287
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Canada Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Keith 'NAF' Markovic
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.08
Maps played:
1757
KPR:
0.72
DPR:
0.63
Canada Damian 'daps' Steele
Damian 'daps' Steele
Age:
30
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.87
Maps played:
1083
KPR:
0.58
DPR:
0.66
Brazil Wilton 'zews' Prado
Wilton 'zews' Prado
Age:
36
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
0.80
Maps played:
142
KPR:
0.53
DPR:
0.69
Brazil Felipe 'skullz' Medeiros
Felipe 'skullz' Medeiros
Age:
21
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
613
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Bulgaria Aleks 'Rainwaker' Petrov
Aleks 'Rainwaker' Petrov
Age:
22
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1440
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.63
Russia Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Robert 'Patsi' Isyanov
Age:
20
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.02
Maps played:
665
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.69
Canada Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Russel 'Twistzz' Van Dulken
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.10
Maps played:
1606
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.62
Latvia Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Mareks 'YEKINDAR' Gaļinskis
Age:
24
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.06
Maps played:
1287
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.70
Denmark Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Casper 'cadiaN' Møller
Age:
28
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
1667
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.62
WoW!
2023-11-20 22:04
1 reply
#80
sdy | 
United States Virgin Islands hydra92
Good.
2023-11-21 15:49
liquid stanislaw confirmed
2023-11-20 22:04
9 replies
#5
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United States KhanQu3st
Stan just signed with Wildcard like 5 days ago lol
2023-11-20 22:06
8 replies
that didn't stop him before, has it
2023-11-20 22:07
7 replies
#11
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United States KhanQu3st
Also Zews is the new coach lol
2023-11-20 22:09
6 replies
Do they share a history?
2023-11-20 22:56
5 replies
#51
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Philippines sijibats
No but they don't need him as igl because they got yeki
2023-11-20 23:22
1 reply
who will not IGL anymore because they get cadiaN.
2023-11-20 23:53
this is unlikely since he is from brasil hltv.org/player/20939/history
2023-11-20 23:52
2 replies
#57
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United States lGalaxiuml
xd
2023-11-21 00:43
xd good one
2023-11-22 10:09
#3
NAF | 
United States Grimly
wasnt the problem
2023-11-20 22:04
#4
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Finland tailal
NRG Daps reunion
2023-11-20 22:05
1 reply
Less go, bring back brehze, cerq and nathe and we lit
2023-11-21 07:02
Twistzz left FaZe for this ?!?!?!?!?!
2023-11-20 22:06
2 replies
I’m sure he’s well aware of liquids plans and moves they’re making and something he’s interested in being a part of if he’s considering going back. If he doesn’t decide to stay with faze at this point
2023-11-20 22:22
He did not leave yet.
2023-11-21 04:18
#7
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Poland JonaSz_
F
2023-11-20 22:06
Good riddance. His firing was inevitable after that post-Paris disaster with the EU venture Liquid did that was more half-assed than stabbi's attempt to leave Heroic.
2023-11-20 22:06
5 replies
I mean, regardless of who said what yekindar probably wanted to play with patsi and rainwaker was probably only because their targets didnt want to play for liquid.
2023-11-20 22:40
oSee was more of a problem. oSee got Liquid eliminated by Apeks. A good AWPer would have gotten them over the hump.
2023-11-20 23:04
3 replies
Osee was not strong enough, but saying liquid had a chance against apek was pure delusional. Nobody were playing in this game.
2023-11-20 23:33
2 replies
Also apeks was on another level that event
2023-11-21 07:03
1 reply
+1 While liquid was doing liquid thing, they have not focus on the major. Nitro was already out.
2023-11-21 13:17
#10
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Libya Chuffer
RiP
2023-11-20 22:09
nrg?
2023-11-20 22:10
#13
 | 
Armenia VirtusNo
noooooooooooo
2023-11-20 22:10
#14
NEO | 
Poland ScR1337
strange
2023-11-20 22:11
1 reply
not strange. His firing was inevitable.
2023-11-20 22:12
#16
jks | 
Turkey CenK0
finally
2023-11-20 22:12
F Daps, good coach but welcome ZEWS
2023-11-20 22:12
9 replies
I don't think you can call him a good coach with how bad most of Liquid's results were during his time and how he was basically the one behind Liquid's half-assed EU venture like thinking rainwaker was good.
2023-11-20 22:17
8 replies
Overall he's a good coach, he's had good results during his career, and Patsi and Rainwaker I think were Yekindar's idea, but we have no way of knowing anything
2023-11-20 22:19
why do you have a hate boner for daps?
2023-11-20 22:57
3 replies
Because he’s now proven to be a fucking disaster?
2023-11-20 23:09
2 replies
Source?
2023-11-20 23:09
1 reply
To be honest Liquid's results with nitr0 and daps weren't that bad. But the shit show that occured once YEKINDAR took over IGLing and having the largest voice in the team clearly ruined things. If you consider daps wholly responsible for that is a different question.
2023-11-20 22:59
2 replies
The ship had sunken pretty low before yekindar as igl. His igl venture just didnt change things for the better.
2023-11-21 10:02
1 reply
I mean their performances were slowing but they placed 3/4 and 2nd at a number of events. They weren't as horrible as people pretended. That said, it was clear the team needed a new direction by that point, and the results started to collapse the more Yekindar gained control. I'm not blaming him at all, I'm just saying it wasn't always bad showings from day one.
2023-11-21 16:30
#18
 | 
Europe pro_lapse
Ok take cadian or whatever just don't touch Twistzz pls
2023-11-20 22:13
+adreN lol
2023-11-20 22:13
1 reply
nope RobbaN
2023-11-20 22:27
+daps -daps +daps -daps
2023-11-20 22:13
1 reply
#33
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Israel Xpicyy
+daps as analyst
2023-11-20 22:36
#21
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Portugal Joaoman73
why does Rainwaker still shows up in the active lineup?
2023-11-20 22:15
#23
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France GoIMP
Most useless coach ever? He doesnt even hype up his teammates and everytime theres tac pause he probably talks to them through telepathy bcs he doesnt move his damn mouth a bit
2023-11-20 22:18
adreN is free
2023-11-20 22:21
Liquid +stanislaw ???
2023-11-20 22:23
i love my new NRG igl
2023-11-20 22:27
1 reply
#32
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Sweden pawn73
I remember when NRG was good
2023-11-20 22:35
#30
 | 
Sweden pawn73
Lets freaking gooooo
2023-11-20 22:34
not a huge fan of picking up Zews he's been out of the pro scene for a long time, I don't trust him to help bring NA up to EU standards
2023-11-20 22:35
4 replies
rather zews than daps at least.
2023-11-20 22:41
3 replies
I'd rather neither
2023-11-20 22:41
1 reply
just as long as its not adreN cause fuck that disgrace.
2023-11-20 22:42
1000x
2023-11-20 23:13
Eternally kicked genius
2023-11-20 22:40
BIG mistake!
2023-11-20 22:53
Not sure that is the best idea
2023-11-20 22:59
NA fetish of signing washed up players just wont stop thank god na orgs are disbanding left and right :D
2023-11-20 23:00
Good riddance, I liked him as an IGL but he was absolutely useless in this lineup, and looked like he had no say. ( which seems confirmed by this " out of the server " quote lol ) Even a worse paycheck stealer than adreN, who at least was there when they were winning
2023-11-20 23:13
welcome stanislaw
2023-11-20 23:18
hilarious, as expected another failed daps project. +AdreN incoming because liquid are braindead
2023-11-20 23:32
#56
 | 
Chile 1cristiaan
mhmm ok
2023-11-20 23:54
#58
 | 
Sweden Vrede
what..
2023-11-21 00:47
Liquid is dumb
2023-11-21 01:00
No way he goes back to playing with NRG
2023-11-21 01:53
3 replies
#81
 | 
United States MrNorwood
He's a leader, which is a rare thing in NA, but he would definitely be a bit of a liability as a player. If they build the team with that in mind it might work out.
2023-11-21 16:20
2 replies
The problem is if they bring him in as a player there will be a point where even if everything on the team clicks their ceiling will be capped by having him as a player, and as of now there is no obvious replacement if/when that time comes
2023-11-21 19:30
1 reply
#85
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United States MrNorwood
Very true, and we could speculate on how that might play out, but I think it remains to be seen if daps even has a role as a player on this team.
2023-11-21 21:53
#61
 | 
United Kingdom Leftie
Kinda sad for daps, he comes across as a good guy who knows what he is doing. I hope he finds a proper home.
2023-11-21 02:46
#62
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India _Nexius
i will miss his awkward smile and silence during timeouts (
2023-11-21 03:44
LULQUID after KEKWINDAR signing get de_stroyed and would be sh until he is in the org, gl bots
2023-11-21 07:05
-Canadian +Cadian
2023-11-21 07:55
The cost of Yekindars project is gonna exceed falcons expenditure by the time they win Dallas in 2030...
2023-11-21 10:08
It goes and comes back, goes and comes back, goes and comes back, and now it goes again. But maybe if he comes back
2023-11-21 10:12
#72
 | 
Poland szlajmer
how the fuck is oSee stil there?
2023-11-21 10:16
2 replies
he already joined to NRG.
2023-11-21 13:20
1 reply
#78
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Poland szlajmer
oh okay, i thought theyre keeping a 1.0 rated awper xd
2023-11-21 14:28
Return of king2k when?
2023-11-21 11:15
#74
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Poland adifrac
liquid kuben soon?
2023-11-21 13:17
#77
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Philippines B3nk4i
Expected, but sad
2023-11-21 13:24
[NRG] Daps Inc.
2023-11-21 14:53
Daps as assistant analyst or #79
2023-11-21 20:59
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