Skullz exits Liquid’s CS2 roster, set for FURIA move – eSports 

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Team Liquid has lost one of its players to one of their rivals as FURIA completed their Counter-Strike 2 roster with the signing of Skullz. Although the official announcement of the move is expected to be done later, multiple reports indicate that the player who previously played for paiN Gaming and Team Liquid will add FURIA to his CV.

Skullz will fill in the vacant position in Brazil’s biggest CS2 team, left by Kayke “kye” Bertolucci’s benching earlier this month. Kayke will leave the roster completely after Tuesday’s addition, while a new coach is also expected to replace Guerri. However, reports also say that Kayke will transition to a more managerial role on the roster. 

However, Sid “sidde” Macedo is the favorite candidate to become FURIA’s new assistant coach. Meanwhile, 22-year-old Skullz’s debut for the Brazilian team is expected to be at the Esports World Cup 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from July 17.

For Team Liquid, skullz’s exit further worsens their misery this year after failing to qualify for PGL Major Copenhagen through the Americas RMR recently. They faced Complexity and FURIA in a tough string of matches for the new lineup. 

They failed to improve on the poor results continued after those qualifiers, with the team failing to make IEM Chengdu through the NA qualifier before faltering in the BLAST Spring Showdown. However, they were later invited to IEM Chengdu after other teams withdrew, making a run to the playoffs in China and at ESL Pro League Season 19.

Furthermore, Team Liquid exited the IEM Dallas at the group stage as the roster was knocked out of the lower bracket finals after losing to G2 in a 1–2 loss. They have now lost their in-game CS2 leader after the recent benching of cadiaN, and Liquid.

One of the problems that many of the players have mentioned is the complexities of integrating with the other team members and other internal politics.