Damian “daps” Steele has turn into the brand new head coach for Group Liquid’s CS:GO workforce. The 28-year-old’s arrival comes simply in the future after the group parted methods with former coach Eric “adreN” Hoag and participant Richard “shox” Papillon.
The group is shaking up its roster after a disappointing begin to 2022 wherein Liquid weren’t aggressive sufficient to combat towards the very best groups on the earth and had subpar leads to tournaments such because the PGL Antwerp Main. AdreN began teaching Liquid in Might 2021, for the second time in his profession, and left with out profitable any tournaments this time.
This might be a reunion between Liquid as a company and daps. He performed for Liquid in 2015 however is most well-known for his interval with OpTic Gaming in 2016 and NRG Esports between 2016 and 2017. He’s already coached groups equivalent to NRG and Evil Geniuses prior to now, and even performed VALORANT professionally between 2020 and 2021, however ended up shifting again to Counter-Strike.
The Canadian had been on the sidelines since April 2022 when his undertaking named Orgless disbanded. He expressed his needs of teaching once more again then and now has turn into the coach for the very best CS:GO workforce in North America.
“I’m grateful to get one other alternative to teach and can do all the things I can to make this workforce succeed,” daps said on Twitter.
With the addition of daps, all that Liquid wants now could be to signal a brand new fifth to spherical out the lineup. Their subsequent occasion is IEM Cologne, which is able to run from July 5 to 17.