Shox and adreN leave Liquid
Liquid have made the first changes since the start of the season.
The roster of Liquid has changed significantly before this season. There are only two players left from the previous squad in the team. However, these changes did not improve the results. In the Legends stage of PGL Major Antwerp 2022 the team lost three times in a row and left the tournament in 16th place. This result has led to new changes, which the organization announced today.
Liquid stated that Richard "shox" Papillon and Eric "adreN" Hoag were benched. Shox joined the team at the beginning of this year as part of the restructuring of the squad and was the only player in the team from Europe. And adreN has been in the lineup for more than a year, and his departure to the reserve indicates serious changes.
But was shox really the weak link of the team? The Frenchman really often failed at S and A tier events. His average rating at these events is 5.3. Comparing with the rest of the team's players, we can say that these were really disastrous performances. The Frenchman showed statistics at the level of nitr0, while not being the IGL. Shox could not execute his role properly, which is why he leaves the team.