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Sources: Team Liquid Trials JUGi for Valorant Roster

Team Liquid is trialing JUGi on its Valorant roster, according to sources
Team Liquid is trialing JUGi on its Valorant roster, according to sources | Photo courtesy of DreamHack

Team Liquid recently trialed Jakob "JUGi" Hansen in their search for a new Valorant player, according to multiple sources close to the team. JUGi played in place of Adam "ec1s" Eccles, but it is not yet known if that is who he would replace on the active roster.

Having spent time on a number of Danish rosters in CS:GO, JUGi has not played on a professional team since joining Astralis for a very short three and a half month stint in 2020. He tweeted less than two weeks ago that he is still open to offers within Counter-Strike, but appears to have included Valorant in that discussion. His last match with Astralis came DreamHack Masters Spring 2020 last June.

Liquid signed its Valorant team in early August of 2020 and formed former CS:GO player Adil "ScreaM" Benrlitom. They finished Third Place for both Allied Esports Odyssey and the BLAST Twitch Invitational and then reached the playoffs of First Strike Europe. In First Strike, they lost to Team Heretics in a quarterfinals who have fellow former Counter-Strike professionals Christian "lowel" Garcia and Žygimantas "nukkye" Chmieliauskas.

At this time it is unknown who Liquid will replace on their active roster or if it will be JUGi that agrees to sign with the team. The only thing for certain is their search for one new player on the roster as they begin 2021.