Team Liquid bench CS veteran shox and head coach adreN

Team Liquid announced that they have benched Richard “shox” Papillon and their head coach Eric “adreN” Hoag from their Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team.

The last event where the French veteran and American coach will compete in a Team Liquid jersey is the IEM Dallas, where the squad placed in the top eight after losing to Cloud9 in the group stage.

In the June 19 announcement, Team Liquid said they are reviewing options for their future lineup. Shox’s departure was first reported by Dot Esports in May.

“Today we announce that Shox and AdreN are stepping down from our active lineup as we review all of our future options for our roster,” said Team Liquid.

adreN has been part of Team Liquid’s CS team multiple times over the years, both as a player and as a coach. The organization signed him as a coach in 2018 before they parted ways in 2020 to make way for Jason “moses” O’Toole. He then returned to the team in 2021.

Shox is a well-known player from Europe who has been playing CS for over a decade. The 30-year-old has played for various European teams such as Team Vitality, Titan and G2 Esports. This is his first assignment with a North American team.

Team Liquid conducted a roster reshuffle in late 2021 and early 2022, releasing the core of the 2020 and 2021 roster in Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip, Michael “Grim” Wince, and Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo. During that time they added Shox, Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella after his time in Valorant and Extra Salt stand out Joshua “oSee” Ohm.

In the six months the team has been together, they’ve managed some top-eight finishes at ESL Pro League Season 15, IEM Dallas and North American RMR qualifiers for the PGL 2022 Major Antwerp. At the PGL Major, Team Liquid didn’t make it out of the Legends Stage and didn’t win any maps at this stage of the event. Team Liquid bench CS veteran shox and head coach adreN

Emma James

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