Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella has actually stepped down from Group Liquid’s CS: GO lineup, according to a report by Jarek “DeKay” Lewis.

The 24-year-old supposedly ended his five-and-half-year stint with Liquid due to group conversations about his replacement, one source informed DeKay. The newcomer, Michael “Grim” Wince, who plays for Accomplishment Video gaming, is set to change nitr0, and Team Liquid has actually already validated it to RushB.

” We can validate that Grim will be beginning for Team Liquid at DreamHack next weekend,” Team Liquid stated. Nitr0 also tweeted, “Up until next time, pals.”

Nitr0 has actually played numerous functions throughout his time with Team Liquid. He participated January 2015 as an entry fragger, but actually assisted the group when he ended up being the in-game leader in 2017 and became their primary AWPer in 2018. Nitr0 led the group to numerous competition wins last year, including IEM Sydney, DreamHack Masters Dallas, ESL Pro League season 9 finals, and ESL Cologne, which helped Group Liquid win the Intel Grand Slam season two and its $1 million prize.

Grim has actually been playing expertly considering that 2017, primarily appearing in tier-two North American competitions. The 19-year-old, nevertheless, had an excellent run in recent tournaments, such as cs_summit six, the 2nd Regional Major Ranking (RMR) competition of the year, and the qualifier for DreamHack Open Summer Season The United States And Canada. Grim reinforces a typical score of 1.36 in the last three months, according to HLTV’s data.

Group Liquid won just one CS: GO competition this year– ESL Pro League season 11 The United States and Canada in April– and are the eighth-best group worldwide, according to HLTV. Group Liquid are leading the North America Regional Major Rankings for the ESL One Rio Major in November, but would lose 20 percent of the points with a lineup modification.