Team Liquid and Moses parts ways ahead of Flashpoint 3

Fariha Bhatti • May 4, 14:13

Team Liquid has parted ways with its Counter-Strike: Global Offensive coach Jason “⁠moses⁠” O’Toole ahead of the first Regional Major Ranking event of the year. 

The 34-year old will no longer mentor the North American squad, Team Liquid announced. The organization thanked its CSGO coach for being ” rock for the team” for the past nine months. 

The announcement will mark the end of his tenure in Team Liquid, which started in August 2020. The American coach supervised the roster for over nine months, but the team failed to deliver impressive performances under his mentorship. While Team Liquid didn’t hit the record low in recent matches, the squad couldn’t recover its early 2019 shine either.

The organization hasn’t revealed the reason behind the drop, but the team’s subpar performance likely played a role in the decision. 

Moses leaves Team Liquid

Moses arrived in Team Liquid when it was already going through a slump. After wrapping up his successful journey in broadcast, the former caster dipped his toes in coaching. He had to fill in the shoes of Eric “⁠adreN⁠” Hoag, and take charge of a team that’s just lost its star player, Nick “⁠nitr0⁠” Cannella. The team managed to find its footing under the new coach but struggled to bag significant wins.

A roster swap saw Russel “⁠Twistzz⁠ Van Dulken replaced by two-time Major winner Gabriel “⁠FalleN⁠” Toledo . The shuffle strengthened the team’s leadership and firepower as they finished fourth in the BLAST Premier Global Final and made the semifinals of the IEM Katowice World Championships. However, Team Liquid still failed to claw back up. 

The organization hasn’t yet revealed the new coach for the team. Reports suggest that Team Liquid is eyeballing former coach adreN to return and take the wheel. The North American squad achieved plenty of titles and a spot at the top of world rankings with adreN as the coach. Team Liquid was already declining in performance when adreN stepped down in 2020 following nitr0’s move. However, adreN in charge of the current Team Liquid may turn things around for the North American roster. 


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