Team Liquid have announced that player Richard “shox” Papillon and head coach Eric “adreN” Hoag have been benched from the CSGO team.
The esports team made the announcement yesterday via Twitter, where Team Liquid revealed that they will explore "future options" for their roster. French player shox only joined the team back in December 2021, following stints in various high profile European teams such as Team Vitality and G2 Esports.
Head coach adreN has been a part of Team Liquid's CSGO roster multiple times having coached the team from 2015 to 2016, then again from 2018 to 2020. He rejoined the team in 2021 after playing for Mythic.
The full announcement read, "Today we are announcing that shox & adreN are stepping down from our active lineup as we explore all of our future options for our roster." The announcement didn't offer fans much else in terms of a reasoning behind the decision, leaving fans to speculate in the comments.
Team Liquid has seen a number of shake-ups towards the end of 2021, making signifcant roster changes through the release of Jacky “Stewie2K” Yip, Michael “Grim” Wince and Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo. After this, the team added in shox, Nicholas “nitr0” Cannella, and Joshua “oSee” Ohm to round out the roster.
Team Liquid's current active roster consists of Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski, Keith "NAF" Markovic, oSee, and nitr0.