Richard ‘shox‘ Papillon may be on his way to Team Liquid, according to a report by ‘neLendirekt’ from 1pv.fr, after Team Vitality chose to restructure their lineup following their Quarter-Final exit at PGL Stockholm.
‘neL’ was the one who broke the news that Vitality had parted ways with ‘Kyojin‘, ‘shox,’ and coach ‘XTQZZZ,’ and had replaced them with the Danish trio of ‘Magisk‘, ‘dupreeh,’ and ‘Zonic.’ For a long time, ‘neL’ has been a reliable source of CS:GO news, particularly regarding the French scene.
Team Liquid has also been considering changes following a disappointing Major performance in which they failed to make the playoffs, winning only one game in the Legends Stage against ENCE and falling to Entropiq, FURIA, and FaZe Clan.
‘FalleN‘ was reported to be rejoining with his MIBR/SK/LG comrades — ‘coldzera,’ ‘fnx,’ and ‘fer.’ It’s hardly surprising that they’d cut ties with the Brazilian IGL, given his addition hasn’t yielded the intended results.
Nick ‘nitro’ Cannella, a current Valorant pro for 100 Thieves, was recently seen grinding FACEIT with ‘EliGE‘ and Liquid coach ‘AdreN,’ and upcoming stated that his future with 100 Thieves may be in jeopardy. All of this points to a comeback to CS:GO, but we have no definite information.
If things go well between ‘shox‘ and TL, we might see him represent the North Americans in the CS:GO season of 2022, which is sure to be full of surprises.