In its announcement on Twitter, the organization included a mock-up WhatsApp chat mockup between their current roster, where they said PashaBiceps would be joining as a ‘streamer and certified Liquid supporter’.
“Ok boys. Papito is coming! I’m joining Team Liquid and becoming their new friend, which will support them for better or worse. Together we will make great history in CSGO. Let’s go brothers, let’s go Team Liquid,” pasha said.
Team Liquid released its own blog post commenting on the acquisition. In the post Team Liquid claimed that even though it had to encounter Pasha as an opponent for years, it was difficult to not cheer for him.
We’re getting a buff 💪💪💪
— Team Liquid (@TeamLiquid) August 5, 2020
“Luckily for us that’s no longer going to be a problem and we know Pasha will fit in perfectly with us here at Team Liquid,” the blog post said.
One of the most beloved players in the history of Counter Strike, pashaBiceps is all but retired after going inactive from the professional CSGO scene for the past year.
With a successful career that dates back to Counter Strike 1.6, pashaBiceps is a true legend of the game. He is best known for his five-year run with the all-Polish Virtus.pro roster that won the ESL Katowice Major in 2014, as well as a slew of other events.
pashaBiceps was benched by Virtus.pro in December 2018 after the roster suffered months of poor results. The veteran was released by Virtus.pro three months later and had short stints with AGO and Youngsters, but went inactive after failing to gain traction.
With his professional CSGO career seemingly all but over, pashaBiceps has switched to full-time streaming.
Liquid and pashaBiceps left the door open for something a bit more serious than streaming. In a video, he called on Liquid star Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip and said “if someone cannot go to a tournament, you know my number”.
The statement has left many fans hoping that Papito has a few more events left in him.